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Well-Drilling Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient well-drilling machine that is meant for drilling Artesian and other wells. This invention is a "mechanism for reciprocating and turning the tool during the drilling operation, and to provide for the lowering of the drill as the latter advances to the work and for the withdrawal of the same from the well when required for any desired purpose" (lines 8-15). It is also designed to remove water, mud, slush, etc. from the well while drilling.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Catlin, Eli
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a well-drilling apparatus for boring Artesian and other wells. It is meant to "provide simple, efficient, and durable means for expanding or spreading the reamer-blades after the bit-carrying devices have been lowered sufficiently to arrange the reamer-blades below the plane of the lower end of the tubular drill-rod" (lines 10-17). Water pressure is also used to remove the cuttings from the boring-blades. Sections of cable that suspend and lower drill-bit carrying parts into the drill-rod are supported, and sections of drill-rod can be attached and added to the drill-rod. The method of securing the reamer-blades to the reamer-stock is improved with this patent. The parts fit snugly together and prevent water from getting into the drill-rod.
Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Inkstand and Pen-Rack.

Description: Patent for a inkstand with a magnetized pen-rack. If the pen or pencil isn't metal, a metal sleeve is provided to put around the utensil so it can sit on the rack. There is a space for ink-wells, pen-boxes, and a space for advertisements. It is meant for customers to use in lobbies.
Date: July 14, 1896
Creator: Moyer, Herman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Elevator and Carrier.

Description: Patent for a water elevator and carrier that is designed to quickly and efficiently transport water from a well, spring, or cistern to the operator. A bucket can be quickly transported to the well, spring, or cistern and be filled also.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Wilkerson, Thomas D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department