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Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door-check. This design "consists in a slotted plate provided at one end with a buffer for arresting the door, and having in the walls of the longitudinal slot series of diagonal slots, in combination with a counterweighted latch provided with trunnions received in the diagonal slots" (lines 21-27).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Hinkle, William A. & Jeffery, Franklin C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door check. This design is "formed of a single strip of sheet metal, comprising a base provided with a hole or holes for fastening the same in position, and one end bent inwardly and upwardly at an angle to said base to form a spring-catch, and the other end bent upwardly at substantially at a right angle to the base and thence downwardly and outwardly to form a fastening-flange, in line with the base, and a brace to strengthen the stop, said flange being provided with holes and the rubber buffers" (lines 70-80).
Date: July 26, 1887
Creator: Price, Harry F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door-check. This design "consists in the combination, with a jaw provided with a pocket having an opening in its bottom, of a pivoted bar having a bead or nipple, which bar is passed through the pocket, and of a spring held in the pocket jaw and resting on the bar" (lines 12-17).
Date: November 10, 1885
Creator: Maurer, Adam
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door-check. This design "relates to improvements in devices for checking the movements of a door to prevent its forcible contact with a wall or other object, and for automatically fastening it in an open position, so that it will not be accidentally closed. The invention consists of a check or catch plate adapted to be secured to the floor or wall and provided with an inclined track for the passage of a spring-bolt on the door, a transverse projection being arranged vertically at the rear end of said inclined track and formed into a seat for the spring-bolt" (lines 8-20).
Date: May 25, 1886
Creator: Cevor, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door-Check

Description: Patent for "improved door-check for retaining the door in any desired open position. . . of very simple construction controlled by connection with the knob of the door" (lines 8-13).
Date: September 24, 1889
Creator: Scarborough, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recording Door-Lock

Description: Patent for "a continuous-recording lock suitable for bonded warehouses, factories, stores, public buildings, offices &c., and by a slight modification applicable, also, for private residences" (lines 7-11).
Date: January 1, 1889
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination Door Check and Alarm.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door-check and alarm. With this design, "[t]he latch normally stands in the engaging position, and when it aligns with one of the notches it engages the same automatically. One of the notches is so arranged that it is engaged by the latch when the door is closed, and when the knob is turned to open the door the cord, wire, or chain draws the latch out of engagement with the notch. . . . [a] bell on the end of the latch will give warning when the latch is moved, and the door cannot be opened without moving the latch" (lines 63-92).
Date: February 12, 1889
Creator: King, Charles Rufus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door-check. This design consists in "the combination, with a sliding-bolt provided with a wedge-plate, of the catch or slide mounted on the bolt and capable of a limited longitudinal movement, and the adjustable bar arranged between the adjacent edges of the wedge-plate and the catch or slide and tapered toward its lower end to fit the edges of the wedge-plate and catch or slide, the said adjustable bar being provided with a stud which operates in a suitable transverse guide-slot, whereby the bar is held from longitudinal movement" (lines 26-37).
Date: February 26, 1889
Creator: Baker, Owen T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door check. This design consists in "the combination, with a wheel provided with annular offsets and journaled in a movable bearing, the brake, and the spring, of the sheath provided with vertical grooves for the U-shaped bearing" (lines 54-58).
Date: July 3, 1888
Creator: Bachman, Joseph A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door-check. This design "has relation to door-checks . . . for retaining a door or gate in any desired opened position; and it has for its objects to provide such a door-check in which the holding or clamping mechanism of the check is operated automatically from the latch or knob of the lock, to provide a strong brace for retaining the door in its adjusted position . . . a bolt casing slides upon a rail carried at the upper edge of the door and has a bolt operated from the lock of the door for engaging the said rail, and in which a brace or arm is pivoted to the door-frame" (lines 8-26).
Date: August 14, 1888
Creator: Scarborough, William Daily
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door check. This design "is to provide a means for preventing the jarring and noise incident to the sudden stoppage of a door or window-blind in closing . . . and to this end it consists of a hinge having one leaf provided with a case or box extending laterally from the back thereof, the said case or box inclosing a spring-actuated bolt which normally projects beyond the point of the leaf, and is arranged to engage with the other leaf of the hinge when the door is closed" (lines 7-19).
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Byrne, Matthew Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door check. This design "consists in a sliding spring-bolt held in the upper edge of the door, combined with a curved notched frame, projecting from the door-frame, into the notches of which frame the end of the bolt can pass to hold the door in the desired potion. The sliding bolt is connected . . . [to] a crank-arm formed on one end of a spindle, provided on the opposite end with a handle-knob, the crank arm of which spindle can be adjusted to lock the spring-bolt" (lines 11-21).
Date: June 26, 1883
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door check. This design "consists in providing the door with a sliding rod, which is adapted to be actuated so as to engage with a retaining-block attached to the floor by the knob-shank, which is provided with a dog for raising and lowering the rod" (lines 17-22).
Date: January 13, 1885
Creator: Niggli, Emil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door check. This design "consists in a disk pivoted on a plate and provided with a notch for receiving the corner of the door, and with a series of teeth with which a pawl engages for locking the disk in place after it has been adjusted" (lines 11-15).
Date: April 14, 1885
Creator: Callaway, James William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department