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Knife.

Description: Patent for improvement in pruning-knives by creating a hollow slot in the handle of the knife and a pivoted blade; in which the blade can be pull out of the slot when in use and place it back to the slot when it is not in use. Illustration is included.
Date: March 4, 1902
Creator: Zwicker, August
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for "a wrench having a sliding jaw and a handle pivoted to the shank in such a manner that a movement of the handle about the work" prevents the jaw to move (lines 13-16).
Date: March 13, 1906
Creator: Garrard, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Conductor

Description: Patent for electric conductor with switch cord and plug especially designed for use with multiple electrical circuits, as with a telephone switchboard.
Date: March 20, 1906
Creator: Weir, Welby D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Exterminating Insects on Plants.

Description: Patent for improvements in insects control device on plants in which it allows “convenient and practicality to apply smoke and fumes to the plants at any stage of growth, whereby any insect which may prey upon the plant or its fruits may be effectually exterminated.” (Lines 13-18) Illustration is included.
Date: March 22, 1904
Creator: Cottle, Thomas M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Pin.

Description: Patent for a wire clothes pin that is attached to the clothesline and is easily opened or closed to attach or remove clothes.
Date: March 19, 1907
Creator: Burleson, Pleasant Wright
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Harrows

Description: Patent for attachment of harrows that facilitate the use of harrows in pilling cotton stalks. This device allows the harrows to be in continuous motion creating efficiency in cotton pilling.
Date: March 11, 1913
Creator: Taylor, David T. & Barker, Felix
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bolt-Jack

Description: Patent for a bolt jack with which bolts may be pulled without bending. Illustrations included.
Date: March 29, 1910
Creator: Smith, Henry H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

School-Desk.

Description: Patent for improvement in school desks by mounting the desks’ legs on the base-bars, the row of desks so mounted can be moved at the same time by employing the roller devices at the opposite end of the base-bars. The roller devices may be permanently connected with the base-bars of each row or it can be detached if desired; for conveniently removing the desks whenever desired. (Lines 45-55) Illustration is included.
Date: March 24, 1903
Creator: Litsey, Robert G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hook and Eye.

Description: Patent for improvement in hook and eye in which it will enable the “coacting parts to be readily engaged with each other, be closed with a snap by lateral pressure, which will not slacken or have play where they engage each other. It will not become accidentally detached, and have resilience between the engaged members that insures their remaining connected. It also will not have gap between the dress flaps when the members join together.” (Lines 13-21) Illustration is included.
Date: March 28, 1905
Creator: Priest, Frank L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk-Bearing for Disk Plows or Similar Implements.

Description: Patent for improvement in disk-bearings for disk plows by using a secure substantial bearing, in which it will resist the side strain of cutting the ground, be capable of ready adjustment, and permit the utmost freedom of revolution. (Lines 13-18) Illustration is included.
Date: March 3, 1903
Creator: Hendon, Walter Preston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Grinding Disks.

Description: Patent for improvements in grinding-machines in which it can “hold the disk rigidly at a desired angle and can be adjusted from or toward a grinding device;” (lines 13-15) by using a “combination of an adjustable gear, a grinding-wheel and means for imparting motion from the grinding-wheel to the gear; of a spring-pressed roller above the gear and adapted to hold a disk thereon in contact with the wheel.” (Page 2, lines 65-70) Illustration is included.
Date: March 17, 1903
Creator: Shipp, Abijah T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wood-Boring Machine.

Description: Patent for a wood boring machine "which is especially adapted to bore holes of extreme length in columns or like structural members by cutting away only a portion of the wood forming hole in same" (lines 11-15).
Date: March 13, 1906
Creator: Bible, Hunley & Robinson, Lee A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool-Sharpener.

Description: Patent for a tool sharpener for various farm equipment such as plows or tools.
Date: March 23, 1909
Creator: Kirksey, Elijah F. & Stegall, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metallic Awning.

Description: Patent for improvement in metallic awning by using a plurality of toggle-bars pivoted together and connected to the house, awning-plates carried by toggle-bars, straps provided with a stud and slot, respectively, connected to the lower member of the toggle-frame to prevent it from opening downward too far. A cord connected to the toggle-bars for raising or lowering the awning. (Page. 2, lines 8-17) Illustration is included.
Date: March 10, 1903
Creator: Cornitius, Ernst
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Monkey-Wrench.

Description: Patent for a wrench, which can be used as a S wrench or a monkey wrench and is durable.
Date: March 22, 1910
Creator: Post, Parley C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretching and Twisting Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a wire fence building multi-tool that includes wire stretching and twisting arms, sharpened ends for driving holes into fence posts, and a claw for removing staples from the posts.
Date: March 12, 1907
Creator: Bunton, Samuel E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hinge-Gainer.

Description: Patent for a hinge-gainer related to "certain improvements in devices of that class employed for cutting a gain or mortise in a door-jam or door for the reception of a hinge. The object of the invention is to provide an improved machine or tool in which all the parts may be readily and accurately adjusted to cut recesses of different width, height, and depth" (Lines 8-16).
Date: March 11, 1902
Creator: Ward, Richard Bryant.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lifting-Jack.

Description: Patent for a lifting jack that releases automatically when the lever is pulled down, is easy to operate, and is powerful.
Date: March 26, 1907
Creator: Yeager, Ernest Curtis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill Attachment

Description: Patent for a windmill attachment that allows the windmill to be operated either by wind or hand power without needing to disconnect the sucker rod from the windmill.
Date: March 4, 1913
Creator: Kay, Henry P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail Fastener

Description: Patent for a rail fastener for concrete rail ties. It is a bolt receiver to be placed in concrete rail ties to allow the bolts to be held securely.
Date: March 16, 1911
Creator: Wessel, Frederick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adjustable Light Shade and Reflector.

Description: Patent for a new adjustable light shade and reflector with "a shade and a support therefor so provided with joints that the shade may be given any desired angle of reflection, relative to the light, and its relative distance from the light may be regulated" (lines 13-17), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: March 7, 1911
Creator: Spivey, Lillian Hale
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department