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Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for "an improved apparatus for generating acetylene gas" (lines 12-13). The apparatus includes a carbid receptacle with a conical bottom and a cylindrical valve for better control of the carbid, as well as a gas tank with a gasometer-bell which operates the system.
Date: December 3, 1918
Creator: Lay, Claud
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bat-Making Machine.

Description: Patent for a cotton bat making machine which allows the cotton lint to be positioned better on the press and the outer bag material covering the cotton lint to be attached together quickly. Illustration is included.
Date: August 3, 1909
Creator: Haynes, Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Business Card for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Business card for John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney and collector of claims for Austin and surrounding counties. On the back of the card is a note concerning that if money was collected from a claim, it would be paid to someone while John would retain half as commission.
Date: March 3, 1854
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

Gunpowder Canister.

Description: Patent for a new and improved canister. This design "consists in the combination of a suitable supporting cone-shaped frame provided with a supporting flange at its top and an opening through one side, with the can or case for holding the powder, and which is also provided with a supporting-flange near its lower end, a suitable cover, and a spring-actuated perforated slide . . . to provide a case for holding gunpowder, and from which the powder can be drawn into a suitable measuring-receptacle without the trouble of having to weigh it or having to expose it . . . where it is liable to catch fire" (lines 14-28).
Date: September 3, 1889
Creator: Stopple, John J. & Harigel, Emil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hammock

Description: Patent for a hammock for jails and ships. Illustrations included.
Date: January 3, 1911
Creator: Palm, Jay Dee & Palm, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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