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Mechanical Power.

Description: Patent for motors “designed for running light machinery – such as well-pumps, churns, sewing-machines, washing-machines, &c.; and it consists in the construction and novel arrangement of parts, as will hereinafter fully described, and particularly pointed out in the claims” (lines 10-15) including instructions and illustrations. “These motors are simple, durable, and efficient, and are not likely to get out of order” (lines 72-73).
Date: June 17, 1884
Creator: Wise, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Filling Bottles.

Description: Patent for an "apparatus for filling bottles with crude petroleum, turpentine, and other liquids; and its object is to provide an improved construction which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency in operation" (lines 14-19).
Date: May 5, 1896
Creator: McKay, Felix Early
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crate for Shipping Bananas.

Description: Patent for a crate for shipping bananas that does not hurt the fruit during shipping. The crate separates the bunches so the bananas do not get crushed, and the crate is ventilated to prevent decay.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Andrews, Otis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Loader.

Description: Patent for improvements in a machine that hauls logs and loads them on railways, based on a patent application submitted by the inventor previously (serial no. 563,242). A swinging crane loads and unloads the logs.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gage.

Description: Patent for a gage that has a beam with a saw kerf at one end, a clamp made up of a tube with parallel wings that are inserted into the kerf, a scribing point in the tube, "and means for clamping the separated ends of the beam tightly against the parallel wings of the clamp" (lines 57-59).
Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: Holmes, Elijah H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Picking Machine.

Description: Patent for a sack laborers drag around the fields with them to store cotton in. It has a shoulder-strap that fits around the sack's mouth. There are two wheels, and a platform is attached to the axle. The sack is strapped to the platform.
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Armstrong, Henry T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow.

Description: Patent for a harrow that has "teeth bars or beams and teeth [that] may be readily cleared of rubbish and other obstacles which tend to clog the teeth and interfere with the efficient working of the harrow" (lines 16-20).
Date: June 16, 1895
Creator: Faris, John Wesly
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Harvester.

Description: Patent for improvements to a cotton harvester that uses finger-pickers to harvest cotton into a bag or box with illustrations. The changes are intended to make the harvester more durable, less costly, and operable by non-skilled workers.
Date: June 17, 1890
Creator: Loonie, Patrick J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for "removable-jaw wrenches which can be converted into a pipe or monkey wrench at will." (Lines 12-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 29, 1896
Creator: Ezzell, Fletcher
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Cart.

Description: Patent for a log-cart in which "one end of the log is elevated or drawn up underneath the axle, while the other end drags along on the ground" (lines 14-17). This design is more efficient than other models of log-carts.
Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Moon, Robert G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard

Description: Patent for a cattle-guard "for preventing cattle from straying from a wagon-road into the inclosures along railroad-tracks." (line 11-13)
Date: May 26, 1903
Creator: Welsh, George G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence-Post.

Description: Patent for a fence post, which can be used for wire or picket fences and has a sturdy anchor for the post.
Date: March 10, 1908
Creator: Titsworth, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Baling-Presses" (lines 5-6) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 19, 1889
Creator: Bywaters, Joseph K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a simplified washing machine by constructing it with "double bottoms and sides, and in providing the said machines with means by which the washing-liquid is made to flow upward between the said sides and downward upon the article or articles to be washed; and it also consists in providing suitable means whereby said articles or articles may be drained" (lines 14-20).
Date: February 14, 1888
Creator: McCausland, William I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay Pitching and Stacking Machine.

Description: Patent for improvement to hay pitching and stacking machines "to provide a device for pitching and stacking hay, the parts of which can be easily and quickly taken apart or adjusted, and which may be employed in making stacks of hay or straw" (lines 18-22).
Date: February 1, 1887
Creator: Donald, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for improvements in "the class of baling-presses in which the follower is forced upward in the press-box by a lever pivoted or fulcrumed upon the ends of toggle-arms, and having a rope or chain for drawing it into an upright position," (lines 26-31) with illustrations.
Date: May 24, 1887
Creator: Stopple, John Julius
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new ratchet-wrench with "improved construction and combination of parts" (lines 26-27), including illustrations.
Date: February 2, 1886
Creator: Rettberg, Ernest Frederick & Ellis, Charles Carroll
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam-Engine

Description: Patent for improvements to be made upon steam engines, with description of parts and use and illustrations.
Date: May 25, 1886
Creator: Cross, David L.
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Apparatus for Forcing Liquids from Barrels.

Description: Patent for a new and improved device for extracting liquids from sealed containers. This design utilizes a bellows apparatus, and "by simply compressing [it] air is forced into the space in the barrel or vessel above the liquid, when the pressure of this air will exhaust the liquid through the faucet at the bottom under pressure" (lines 65-70).
Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Park, Hardy B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lamp Chimney Cap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cap for oil lamps. A lamp "equipped with [this] improvement may therefore be carried outdoors without danger of being put out or exploding on account of rain or wind. The protector, being made of metal, also serves by radiation to equalize the heat of the chimney and prevent it from cracking" (lines 48-54). Further, it is simpler and more durable than previous lamp-chimney caps.
Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Wiesendanger, Emil Ulrich
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post Hole Digger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved post hole digger. This design has "the combination of the head, consisting of a ring having vertical dove-tailed recesses to receive the blades or cutters, and provided with converging arms uniting so as to form a shank" (lines 61-65). The result is "a convenient, serviceable, and inexpensive tool" (lines 12-13).
Date: March 27, 1883
Creator: Switzer, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department