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Bicycle

Description: Patent for device for improvement of speed of bicycle, including illustrations.
Date: March 28, 1896
Creator: Schooler, Joseph P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk Plow.

Description: Patent for a revolving disk plow that pulverizes the soil. The plow is especially designed to prepare the soil for cotton and cultivating between rows of crops. It has a tongue, a cross-bar with a sloping edge, spindles set at an angle to the cross-bar, disks mounted on the spindles, a double scraper for the disks, a gage-wheel, and a pivoting and locking lever on the tongue.
Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Campbell, Singleton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Earth-Auger.

Description: Patent for an earth-auger meant to dig post-holes. It has a lateral "cutting-edge and a continuous cutting-edge from its point to its top, said cutting-edge receding continuously and uniformly from the axis of rotation of the tool, whereby it cuts from the center outward and gradually widens or increases the diameter of the hole at any given point until this point is reached by the periphery of the ears or basin at the top of the bit, and, furthermore, to provide means for packing or smoothing the sides of the hole" (lines 13-23).
Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Pederson, Hans
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Repeating Railroad-Signal.

Description: Patent for an automatic repeating railroad-signal designed to be used with semaphore and other train-signaling apparatus. It eliminates mistakes made in notifying the central office and automatically reports "any change in the position or color of the signal to a central office over the ordinary telegraph-wire" (lines 14-16). The signal is a wheel that operates a key to send a message to the central office.
Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Innes, Robert Hayward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well-Drilling Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient well-drilling machine that is meant for drilling Artesian and other wells. This invention is a "mechanism for reciprocating and turning the tool during the drilling operation, and to provide for the lowering of the drill as the latter advances to the work and for the withdrawal of the same from the well when required for any desired purpose" (lines 8-15). It is also designed to remove water, mud, slush, etc. from the well while drilling.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Catlin, Eli
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Cultivators.

Description: Patent for a cotton-chopper attachment for cultivators. It can fit to any cultivator with some modification. It is a wheel that rides "upon the row and presses down into the ground parts of the cotton in the row, leaving the other standing, and of the necessary mechanism for attaching and controlling said wheel" (lines 20-24).
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Ray, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Paint.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful Improvement in Aqueous Paint" (lines 5-7) involving mud taken from Lake McDonald, in Austin, Texas, in combination with various admixtures of chemical and organic materials.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Reynolds, Walter James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee-Roaster.

Description: Patent for a coffee-roaster for family use, and the roasting-cylinder may be rotated automatically or manually. A pendulum swinging below the table attached to a ratchet is how the cylinder can automatically rotated.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Smith, John Dawson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse-Detaching Device.

Description: Patent for a horse-detaching device that attaches to the forward axle of a vehicle. The invention will not affect the seating capacity of the vehicle, and can be used to release the thills of the vehicle quickly if the driver loses control of the horse. The device can be used to guide the vehicle after the horse is released.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Friedlander, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Walking Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for a walking seed-planter. It has a frame, a supporting-wheel between two beams of the frame, a seed-slide with forwardly-projecting arms and blocks that are engaged by cams, a hopper that overlies the seed-slide, springs attached to the hopper and the seed-slide that return the slide to its usual position, a pin that limits the seed-slide's movement, shovels on the frame, a seed-spout, a bolt that holds the frame together, and brace-rods.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: White, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanism for Overcoming Dead-Centers.

Description: Patent for a "mechanism for overcoming what are known in mechanics as 'dead-centers,' which occur in machines where a shaft is driven by means of a crank." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Johnson, Willie Harry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Printer's Galley.

Description: Patent for an "invention to dispense with the usual quoins for locking up the printed matter in a galley and to provide in lieu thereof an adjustable lock-up device of novel construction." (Lines 14-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Denison, Frank L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Car Attachment.

Description: Patent for "an improvement in log-car attachments, and has for its object to provide, in connection with the bolsters or bunks thereof, adjustable pins or standards for engaging the lower tier of logs and preventing their escape." (Lines 8-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Johnson, Benjamin W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a wrench "that a great number of tools [screw-driver, hammer, hatchet, auger, etc.] may be mounted thereon at one time and each accessible for use without removing any one part and without the various parts mounted thereon interfering with each other." (Lines 30-35) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Rush, William Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad-Tie.

Description: Patent for railroad-ties, and "the special object of the invention is to make a railroad cross-tie of metal, built up firmly and secured to the rails without screws, bolts, rivers, cushions or other appurtenances." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Noonan, Philip
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bottle-Stopper.

Description: Patent for "a bottle-stopper which shall not require any wire, cap or clamp for holding it and which shall by reason of its form and of the materials of which it is composed afford a tight joint or seal under all circumstances." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Davis, Clifton H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bicycle-Holder.

Description: Patent for a bicycle-holder that holds the bicycle upright. It consists of "a pair of plates clamped upon a portion of the frame of a bicycle, two pairs of ears formed integral with and depending from said plates, one pair of ears being formed convcavo-convex to form a socket between them and constructed with semicircular notches in their lower edges, a rod having a ball or spherical body on its upper end that is located and held for movement in the so formed socket, a lug formed integral with the lower end of one of the remaining pair of ears, and an arm pivoted between said remaining pair of ears, said arm having a bifurcated lower end that engages the rim or tire of the front wheel of the bicycle" (lines 40-54).
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: McKanna, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Replacer.

Description: Patent for "car-replacers or wrecking-frogs employed for guiding the wheels of a derailed car or locomotive to the rails." (Lines 7-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Hawkins, Robert B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for "washing-machines and seeks to provide, among other improvements, a novel construction of casing and gear framing or support, an improvement in the clothes-receptacle and the devices for securing a circulation of water and steam through the clothes." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Walters, Loren B. & Cadwalader, Kinsey
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas-Generator.

Description: Patent for an apparatus for generating gas from light hydrocarbons. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Vestal, William B. & Ray, Samuel W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knee-Pad.

Description: Patent for a knee-pad used while picking cotton, berries, or gardening. It protects the knee from dampness, stones, roots, etc. The pad goes on the knee, and two wooden braces are on the sides. A strap goes around the user's shoe, and the bolts were the pad is attached to the braces also has string where the operator ties the brace to himself.
Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Davis, James Walter & Brown, Elijah Clark
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a well-drilling apparatus for boring Artesian and other wells. It is meant to "provide simple, efficient, and durable means for expanding or spreading the reamer-blades after the bit-carrying devices have been lowered sufficiently to arrange the reamer-blades below the plane of the lower end of the tubular drill-rod" (lines 10-17). Water pressure is also used to remove the cuttings from the boring-blades. Sections of cable that suspend and lower drill-bit carrying parts into the drill-rod are supported, and sections of drill-rod can be attached and added to the drill-rod. The method of securing the reamer-blades to the reamer-stock is improved with this patent. The parts fit snugly together and prevent water from getting into the drill-rod.
Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for "quilting-frame attachments for sewing-machines, and has for its object the provision of a device which can be readily applied to any sewing-machine without marring or disfiguring the top thereof, and which will not overbalance the machine when quilting a large-sized bed-covering, and which can be easily detached and stored in a small compass so as to occupy a minimum amount of room when not required for use." (Lines 9-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Moon, Richard D.; Spake, William H. & Bain, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Breaking-Rig.

Description: Patent for a "horse breaking or training apparatus, and has for its object to provide a simple and efficient device adapted to be attached to a horse to prevent kicking without preventing trotting or pacing." (Lines 7-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Kenner, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department