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Jail

Description: Patent for community style jails, eliminating single-cell jail housing.
Date: 1913-6-24
Creator: Youngblood, David Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Culvert.

Description: Patent for metal road culvert improvements. Light weight, but sturdy, interlocking metal sheets are used. They can be stacked for cheaper and easier shipping. The culvert allows large amounts of water to flow through.
Date: April 22, 1913
Creator: Youngblood, David Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Conveyer.

Description: Patent for the invention of a new conveyor, designed to simplify handling sacked grain.
Date: March 26, 1912
Creator: King, Marion A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse and Team Holder.

Description: Patent for "a device adapted to be applied to ordinary vehicles, and designed to be connected with the driving reins, and capable of automatically engaging the horse or team, and by preventing the same from advancing or turning to the right or left or backing, thereby obviating the necessity of tying a horse or team, of dropping the traces, or of leaving it stand with small weights that endanger life." (Lines 12-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 21, 1895
Creator: Moore, Franklin Orville
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Bottom and Brace.

Description: Patent for an invention to "simplify and improve the construction of bedsteads and provide efficient and durable means for securing the slats to the bedstead and for securing the parts of the bedstead together," (lines 11-15) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 30, 1891
Creator: Lightfoot, Walter Hamond
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for "automatic pin-and-link car-couplings in which a sliding spring-actuated block is employed for supporting the coupling-pin in an elevated position preparatory to coupling." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 25, 1897
Creator: Lee, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire-Escape.

Description: Patent for fire escapes adapted for "being carried fro one portion of a building to another to effect the escape of persons from any portion of the same and at an elevation thereof." (Lines 16-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Sjolander, Eric O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Holdback for Vehicle-Thills.

Description: Patent for a "simple, inexpensive, and efficient" (lines 12-13) thill. A portion of the harness usually required is not necessary with this thill, and the horse cannot kick an occupant of the vehicle.
Date: March 2, 1897
Creator: Mays, Livingston M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for a tire tightener that allows anyone, not just a mechanic to expand and contract the felly depending on the weather.
Date: March 23, 1897
Creator: Dobrowolski, William & Wise, Harry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel Scraper.

Description: Patent for a "device adapted to be readily applied to a vehicle to prevent mud from clinging to the wheels, and thereby make the draft lighter on a horse or team, and at the same time prevent mud from being thrown upon the body of a vehicle and the occupants thereof." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 20, 1897
Creator: Taylor, Mascener
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Well Drill.

Description: Patent for a new rotary oil drill with improvements to anchor the drill-pipe, improve oil flow, and prevent blow-outs of the drill-pipe.
Date: July 3, 1903
Creator: Decker, Harry R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump

Description: Patent for a pump. This invention is a "class of pumps employing one or more rotary propellers for lifting the water" (line 11-13). Illustration included.
Date: October 10, 1905
Creator: Park, Henry J. & Ries, Ferdinand H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gage Attachment for Bench-Planes.

Description: The invention is "to improve the construction of gages for planes and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient device adapted to be readily applied to the stock of the plane and capable of being set at different angles" (lines 10-15) "to enable the face of a board to be accurately planed at the desired angle" (lines 16-17).
Date: November 13, 1900
Creator: Smith, Millage M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Assisting Vehicles Uphill.

Description: Patent for a device for assisting vehicles uphill, which attaches a counter balance to the wagon that lifts up going downhill and goes down while going up hill to make the pulling easier on the animals pulling the wagon.
Date: October 12, 1909
Creator: Stevens, Samuel H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk-Cooler.

Description: Patent for a combined water-cooler and refrigerator. "One object of the present invention is to improve the construction of devices of this character and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient one capable of enabling the temperature of its contents to be readily controlled and quickly changed. A further object of the invention is to provide a combined water-cooler and refrigerator which may be advantageously employed as a churn-body" (lines 10-19). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: May 5, 1900
Creator: Halford, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash-Fastener.

Description: Patent for improving the construction of sash fasteners making them simpler and inexpensive. These mounted window sash fasteners are capable of locking the window in it's closed position and supporting it in an open position at "any desired adjustment" (line 17).
Date: November 12, 1901
Creator: James, Will S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway-Signal.

Description: Patent for improvement to the "construction of railway-signals and to provide a simple and comparatively inexpensive one adapted to utilize the light of a telegraph-office or other structure and capable of housing and protecting parts and of being readily operated for displaying either white or colored light" (lines 10-17).
Date: July 16, 1901
Creator: Walker, Millard Fillmore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department