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Cotton-chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper. The text describes the construction of the machine and explains how it is different from current cotton choppers.
Date: April 22, 1913
Creator: Forrest, Bedford W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Centrifugal Suction Fan

Description: Patent for improvements made towards in suction fans that are found in cotton picking machines to improve efficiency. The primary improvements detailed in the patent describe and illustrate an improved design of the casing inside the fan to prevent damage to the cotton or the seed once they are sucked into the fan, among other design improvements.
Date: March 10, 1914
Creator: Meier, John & Miller, T. S., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mattress-Making Machine.

Description: Patent for a mattress-making machine that presses the material and forces it into a mattress. The mattress is "suitably held at one end of the machine, guide-strips being provided to hold the material forming the filling for the mattress straight and smooth while being forced into the tick" (lines 19-23).
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Bates, Frances Marian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for improvements in railway-rail joints, including "a means for adjusting the rails whereby a tight joint may be produced at any season of the year when the expansion and contraction of the metal with the varying temperatures cause the joints to become loose and the track uneven;" (lines 16-21) "suitable rail-carrying bed-pieces, made of metal and grooved to receive the rail;" (lines 23-24) and "brackets on its under side which are adapted to brace against the railway-ties, and suitable pins or integral lugs which engage with the tie to hold it firmly in place." (Lines 34-38) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Krusinski, Ferdinand
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improvement on car-couplers, "especially to the class of hook-and-catch couplers in which the sides of the jaws of the coupler securely hold a link between the same by means of a downwardly-extending hook, the sides of the upper jaw carrying the said hook extending down over the sides of the under jaw, thus protecting the jaws from a lateral jar or pressure, the lower jaw being provided with a series of recesses at different angles, which are designed to receive the end of the link when held in different positions" (lines 16-27). The car-coupler also has a gravity member.
Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Krusinski, Ferdinand
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Body-Brace

Description: Patent for a body brace made of wire and padding. One pad rests against the chest and the other rests against the front of the legs. There is a coil mechanism in the center that helps the wearer stand upright.
Date: July 1, 1902
Creator: Russell, Manning W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fruit-Canner.

Description: Patent for a fruit-canning apparatus that holds multiple cans on a perforated tray. The apparatus allows for necessary heating of cans and easy removal from a receptacle.
Date: March 6, 1906
Creator: Toler, Henry Wilson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a cultivator, which reduces the risk of breaking the cultivator when obstructions are met in the soil.
Date: August 11, 1908
Creator: Lancaster, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway Appliance.

Description: Patent for a railway appliance designed to prevent cars from leaving the track, as well as apply brakes to train to quickly decelerate or stop.
Date: July 21, 1903
Creator: Sweat, Omega
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Making Tablets

Description: Patent for a machine for making tablets. This patent describes improvements in tablet-making machines or molds, which will be simple in construction and which will make tablets of different sizes, there being provided plates which are perforated and of different sizes whereby the thickness which it is desired to mold the tablets may be regulated.
Date: February 25, 1896
Creator: Loving, Joseph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for a cattle-guard that improves on patents previously granted to the inventor (No. 516,307 and No. 501,785). The improvements include "the provision of a counter balance or lever with a weight slidingly thereon, which can be adjusted so as to better regulate the platform (lines 25-28) and perforated guards, which will not get as damaged by the wind as non-perforated guards. The patent also includes springs under the platform instead of springs under the sills.
Date: September 11, 1894
Creator: Hills, Lorenzo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting-Frame for Sweing-Machines.

Description: Patent for a quilting-frame for sewing-machines that "a folding tripod which is adapted to support the quilting frame, by means of a swiveled pulley connected to the handle of the frame carrying the rollers, the said pulley running backward and forward on the upper surface of a horizontal shaft which is held by means of adjustable rods, to a parallel shaft which is slidingly held to the upper surfaces of two of the tripod strips" (lines 18-26). The invention can fold compactly for storage.
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Parsons, James A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for a cattle-guard that does not let cattle become entangled and killed in the guard, and does not allow cattle to pass over the rails. Cattle also will not get thrown or trip on the guard, and the trains will not be endangered.
Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Hills, Lorenzo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Bed-Hoisting Apparatus

Description: Patent for Wagon-Bed-Hoisting Apparatus which "consists in the provision of a rack adapted to be connected to the bed of the wagon" (lines 17-19); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Southern, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoe

Description: Patent for a horseshoe. Illustration included.
Date: June 21, 1904
Creator: Harmon, William O. & Smith, Albert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department