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Cotton-Planter.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient cotton planter that plants four or more rows at once. It works over rough, stony, and uneven ground; its operation is that it opens a furrow, drops the seed, and puts dirt over the seeds.
Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Mannewitz, Maximilian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oiler

Description: Patent for an oiler. This invention is designed to be attached to a broom for the distribution.
Date: October 13, 1903
Creator: Allen, George T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Open Fire-Place

Description: Patent for improvements to an open fireplace making the different sections of the fireplace detachable and replaceable individually. Patent granted to Daniel E. Jones.
Date: September 25, 1885
Creator: Jones, Daniel E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas-Generating Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a gas-generator, especially generating acetylene, "with uniformity of flow of gas and at a uniform pressure" (lines 15-16). It is simple and can be constructed in many sizes. "This apparatus is especially adapted for generating gas and mixing it with air from that class of chemicals that generate gas from water by decomposition thereof and by affinity for oxygen or hydrogen" (lines 25-30).
Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Eldridge, Hilliary
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher and Splicer.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive wire stretcher and splicer that can easily connect to a post and use it as an anchor while stretching wire. The invention also draws wires together and re-connects them. A crank makes the device easy to use.
Date: September 4, 1894
Creator: Marshall, Otto
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lifting-Jack.

Description: Patent for a simple, strong, and inexpensive lifting-jack used in railroads, mills, and similar things that is "capable of manipulation by a single operator and adapted to elevate loads to various heights according to the size of the structure and support the same at the desired elevation" (lines 12-16).
Date: September 11, 1894
Creator: Foix, Louis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cot.

Description: Patent for a cot that "may be easily and quickly applied to wagons, cars, and to all other places where beds are inconvenient" (lines 8-10). It attaches to a vertical wall.
Date: October 2, 1894
Creator: Looney, Joseph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trunk-Strap Fastener.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive and simple trunk strap fastener meant to "insure a strong tightening of the same without resorting to the old laborious method of buckling the strap about the baggage, while at the same time the invention also contemplates the employment of a specific arrangement of the strap about the article being bound therewith, in combination with the fastener proper whereby a stronger and more efficient strapping is effected" (lines 16-25).
Date: June 12, 1894
Creator: Webb, William James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cigar-Tip Cutter and Match-Safe.

Description: Patent for a combined cigar tip cutter and match-safe that consists of a shaft, an operating lever, a match box under the lever, a link that attaches the match box to the lever, a coiled spring that is attached to the lever, a curved lever that is lined up to the other lever, a spring connecting the two levers, and a picker.
Date: April 4, 1893
Creator: Briggs, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed-Regulator for Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for a simple feed-regulator attachment for cotton gins with circular saws separating the cotton from the seeds. It regulates the rate that cotton is fed into the roll box and automatically stops and starts depending on the size of the roll.
Date: November 28, 1893
Creator: Hollingsworth, Joseph & Banister, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness-Rack.

Description: Patent for a simple harness rack that can be attached to a wagon bed, and is meant to conveniently hold harnesses when the horses are not hitched. The device can be turned out of the way when not being used.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Kitching, John Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Easel

Description: Patent for an easel that has a sliding picture-rest, which is has a "clutch mechanism for holding the sliding rest at any desired elevation" (lines 11-14). It also has a "auxiliary folding rest for holding a model or study while the artist is engaged at work" (lines 20-22), which can be folded up when finished.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Cooper, Harry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Agricultural Implement.

Description: Patent for "agricultural implements to be used for tilling the soil and planting, either separately or at one and the same operation, and has for its object to reduce the expense incurred by the general practice of first preparing the land for planting and subsequently sowing the seed. By this inventions the land can simultaneously prepared and the grain deposited therein." (Lines 8-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 2, 1897
Creator: Dycus, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knockdown Show-Case.

Description: Patent for a showcase that may be easily taken apart for transportation or storage. It is also easy to replace broken panes of glass, and the parts "mutually brace and support each other" (lines 20-21).
Date: March 2, 1897
Creator: Mistrot, Felix E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Match Box

Description: Patent for match box. This invention is designed to push matches forward and ejecting it without disturbing the other matches remaining in the box. Illustration included.
Date: November 17, 1903
Creator: Kerley, Melvie V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ventilating Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a ventilating apparatus for railway cars for the purpose of supplying air to railway car interiors without needing to open a window (which tends to also let in smoke and dust), including illustrations.
Date: March 6, 1906
Creator: Parrish, Ezekiel L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Gin Saw Cleaner

Description: Patent for a cotton gin saw cleaner. This invention is designed to clean cotton from gin saws. Illustration included.
Date: August 16, 1904
Creator: Clark, Joseph Y.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department