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Means for Effecting Upward Draft in Privies, Commodes, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ventilation system. This design consists in "an aperture having a size about ten inches by seven inches in area, a ventilating draft-flue having a diameter of about six inches by six and one-half inches and a height of about ten feet, and a receptacle having a diameter of about twenty-two inches, the said relative proportions being followed accordingly as the size of the privy, commode, or closet is increased or decreased" (lines 56-64).
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Bardon, Prosper
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvement of automatic car coupling and uncoupling devices.
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hub.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hub. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a hub having a seat on its periphery, the adjustable sections fitted on the seat of the hub and adapted to receive the spokes, the threaded studs affixed to the hub, and the adjustable nuts fitted on the studs and bearing against the adjustable sections" (lines 57-62).
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Jones, George W. & Green, Furney F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fare Box.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fare-box. This design consists in a "cylinder provided with a longitudinal slot more than half the diameter of said cylinder in depth, and weighed by means of a rotary weight secured to the shaft which forms the axis, to return said cylinder and keep it to normal position with the mouth of the slot downward, of the inclined parallel plates located, respectively, above and below said cylinder, and means for operating said cylinder composed of segment, arm, and toothed wheel secured to the shaft of said cylinder" (lines 110-122).
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Greer, John William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carriage Top.

Description: Patent for an adjustable carriage top for protection from the weather. Accompanied by illustrations.
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists, "with the gate, [in a] forwardly-inclined lever pivoted at its lower end to the rear gate-posts, and links pivoted to the rear end of the gate and to the lever between its ends, of a pin passed through holes in the links beyond their pivotal points and through a bar fixed to the rear end of the gate" (lines 44-51).
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Bullock, Henry P. & Cayce, Henry P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

File.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file. This design "consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of a file having its teeth cut to extend half-way across the face from each edge and at an angle to each other, and having a longitudinal groove in the middle of each face" (lines 22-27).
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Custer, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved corn and cotton scraper. This design "is to provide an improved corn and cotton scraper for turning or shovel plows for the cultivation of cotton, corn, and other plants, which is adapted to be attached to the beam of the plow without weakening the same by cutting or boring. The scraper is so arranged as to be adjusted either to the right or left, as desired, and up and down, on a central slotted foot-piece, by means of which the line of draft on the blade of the scraper is at all times the same as that on the beam of the plow" (lines 14-25).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Adams, William Hinyard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Awning

Description: Patent for an improvement in Awnings, that include interchangeable parts that can be permanent or easily detached pending on the situation. Included are detailed illustrations.
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Ferrel, Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Planter and Chopper.

Description: Patent for planting and chopping cotton.
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Pitts, Lee Paschal
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "has for its object the production of a simple, cheap, and effective device whereby the ants are confined to a space within the circle of the trap, speedily captured, and exterminated. It consists in a trap constructed with a circular flanged pit provided with tubes leading therefrom to a central ant-receptacle; also, in the details of construction of the trap" (lines 8-16).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Barnes, Robert Hanson & Salles, George Camiel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter Combined.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "is to provide a planter which may be used as a cotton-planter or other small-seed planter, the various parts being so arranged that the number of grains planted in a hill may be regulated as desired, while the depth of the furrow may also be regulated in accordance with the requirements of the case" (lines 8-15).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Davis, Joseph Green
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Commode.

Description: Patent for an integrated air-venting commode.
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Bardon, Prosper
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Elevator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water-elevator. This design "has for its object to provide for the escape of the air initially held in the upper bends of the screw, so as to relieve the same of the pneumatic pressure caused thereby in connection with the ascending water, thus causing less resistance to the rotation of the screw, enabling it to be operated by decreased motive power" (lines 11-18).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Campbell, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed Water Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feed-water heater. This design "is to provide a boiler with a feed-water heater which will serve as a spark-arrester, and which will also purify the water and prevent the formation of scale in the water, and whereby, also, the heating surface will be increased and fuel economized. The invention consists of a feed-water heater composed of a series of pipes attached to half-cylindrical heads, placed diagonally in the fire-box of the boiler, and connected with the water-space of the boiler" (lines 8-19).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Green, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the upright frame supported on the beam and carrying the two pivoted arms, in combination with the wheel having studs on both sides, the wires, and the lever middle fastened to the agitator-shaft . . . a hopper having the circular excision in its bottom, of the horizontal feed-wheel and arms, fast to a vertical vibratory shaft" (lines 79-88).
Date: November 16, 1886
Creator: Williams, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the beam, of a hopper having the front hole, the elastic standards, beam bows or braces, and the eye-rod . . . [as well as] the handles of a planter, secured detachably in a clip on the end of the beam and just within the front of the hopper" (lines 71-77).
Date: November 16, 1886
Creator: Pulley, David F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Heater and Purifier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water heater and purifier. This design consists "[i]n the condenser, having the cover, the water-pipe and exhaust-steam pipe combined with the corrugated convex disk, whereby the water falls upon the disk and the steam enters beneath it" (lines 6-10).
Date: November 16, 1886
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "is an improvement in the class of walking planters. It is particularly adapted for sowing cotton-seed, but will also plant corn and distribute fertilizing material. The principle feature of the invention is the construction of the seed-discharging device arranged and rotating in the bottom of the seed-hopper. The construction of the latter and the frame of the machine likewise embody novel and important features" (lines 7-16).
Date: November 16, 1886
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design "is to provide an improved cultivator which can be very quickly and easily adjusted to adapt the device for marking out or laying off the roads or hills; to provide improved means whereby the shovels or blades are caused to always occupy the same relative position to each other, and adjust themselves when the beams of the harrow or cultivator are adjusted, and finally, to provide improved means for adjusting the shovels at any desired angle, so that they can enter or penetrate the soil to different depths" (lines 14-25).
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Sutton, James Macaulay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kneading Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved kneading machine. This design consists in "the elevated upright rollers having grooves near their lower ends, of the tray or receptacle having the surrounding ring or track entering the said grooves of said rollers and supporting said tray in an elevated position" (lines 73-78).
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Hughes, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brick Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved brick machine. This design consists in "a mold-wheel mounted to revolve in the horizontal plane and provided with mold-cavities, of a vertically-movable plunger in each cavity, a door for each cavity hinged on the top of the wheel, the hinge plate or lug attached to the mold-wheel being slotted to allow a vertical movement of the hinge-pin, a curved arm pivoted over the top of the mold-wheel and extending over part of the same, and a spring acting on the swinging end of said curved arm" (lines 80-90).
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Thaison, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fruit Picker.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fruit picker. This design consists in "two bags or receptacles [which] are secured upon an endless chain or cord, which passes over a pulley at the top of the pole of the picker and under a pulley near the lower end of the pole, so that the weight of one fruit picked and received in the bag will draw the other bag upward ready to receive another fruit, while the fruit in the descended bag may be removed from the said bag, which will thus be ready to ascend, when another fruit is picked" (lines 24-34).
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Arnold, Hudson H.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nail Receptacle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nail receptacle. This design consists in "a carrying-frame having a cross-beam provided with a rack, in combination with a swinging receptacle journaled in the frame and having enlarged rear end normally resting against the beam to elevate the discharge end thereof, and a detaining bar or rod pivoted to the under side of and carried by the swinging receptacle, and having a projecting lip adapted to engage the rack and retain the receptacle in its adjusted position" (lines 38-48).
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Mathews, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department