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Smoke Stack Protector

Description: Patent for adjustable smoke stack protector that stays open when in use and covers the opening when not in order to protect from rain, wind, dirt to protect the stack from deteriorating.
Date: March 17, 1914
Creator: French, Elmer C. & Craig, Thomas E.
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Knee Rest

Description: Patent for "a knee rest particularly designed for use by cotton pickers and others whose occupations require that they assume a kneeling position" (lines 8-11) Illustrations included.
Date: March 17, 1914
Creator: Peoples, William F.
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Pipe-Cutter.

Description: Patent for a pipe cutter, which can be used on pipes that are at any angle and in narrow spaces.
Date: March 17, 1908
Creator: Thomas, Roy L.
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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.
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Check-Punch.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and compact check-punch that can be operated by one hand and doesn't take much power to operate. The machine consists of two movable members, "one of which carries all of the male and the other all of the female dies, said members being so related that when moved relatively to each other in one direction all the male dies move as a single member...and enter the female dies, and when moved in the opposite direction all of said male dies are withdrawn" (lines 12-20).
Date: March 17, 1896
Creator: Woodworth, Charles H.
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Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for an improved animal trap for “catching small animals in a trap which will be ever set and in operative position for catching an animal and which will be automatically reset” (lines 10-13), illustration is included.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Bassinger, Stephen
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Thill-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in thill-couplings by using a combination of forward extension arms, having each near its forward end, circular shoulders, adapted to engage the ends of the shaft-iron; the spring-catch for holding the lever arm in locking position and, for retracting arm when the catch is released. Illustration is included.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Bryan, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wood-Working Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in wood-working machine by using a combination of a toothed bar, a retractable slotted bar, a weight attached to the frame and a revolving wheel. With each single revolution of the drive-wheel, the slotted "bar is fed forward the distance of one tooth, and thus the cutter is gradually embedded in the material being operated upon at the same time it is rotated at a high rate of speed," (lines 94-97) illustration is included.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Walton, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Window-Curtain Holder.

Description: Patent for improvements in window-curtain holders,in which the curtain holder has a upper and a lower socket, “with the lower socket having a central opening and mounted on a base-plate, of the upper socket having a side opening and mounted on a base-plate, and the U-shaped clasp pivoted at its lower end in the lower socket and having its upper end laterally bent and designed for insertion in the side opening of the upper socket” (lines 84-92). The curtains would be retained and giving them the proper draping and prevent them from flapping and tearing, includes illustration.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: West, Eugene B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department