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BLIND-STOP

Description: Patent for an improvement in Blind-Stops. "My invention relates to improvements in blind-stops, and has for its object to provide a simple, strong, and cheap device of this kind." (lines 15-18) and illustration.
Date: August 18, 1903
Creator: Koenig, Charles Louis
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Blind Stop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blind-stop. This design consists "[i]n blind-stops, the rod, consisting of two parts connected by a thin piece of metal, in combination with a blind provided with a median open-slotted tapering screw and thumb-nut" (lines 49-53).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Warren, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blind Stops.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stop for blinds. This design "is to provide a convenient means by which blind-slats may be swung on their pivots, so as to open or close to the extent desired" (lines 8-11).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Vandervoort, Charles Frederick
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Fastening for Blind Slats.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fastening for blind slats. This design "consists in a device for use with a blind to clamp the slat-rod, and thereby retain the slats more or less open or closed" (lines 7-9).
Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Evans, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blind Stop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blind stop. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a shutter provided with pivotal slats, of a flat spring-metal fastening-plate provided with a slot for clearing the slat-pivot, and projections upon its surface for engaging with the end of the slat, and having its rear end secured to the shutter-frame and its front end projecting beyond the plane of the shutter-frame and forming a thumb-piece for operating said spring-plate" (lines 59-67).
Date: June 11, 1889
Creator: Wesson, Miley B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shutter Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blind fastening. This design "relates to an improvement in fastenings for outside blinds, shutters, or the like, and the purpose of [the] device is to provide a fastening that cannot be unlocked from the outside, even though slats be cut from the blinds or shutters to which the fastening is applied and two hands or arms are thrust through within reach of the said fastening. [The] fastening has two catching-latches, one locking and holding latch, and one bolt, all to be operated simultaneously when the blind is closed against the sill, [so] said blind may be released" (lines 12-24).
Date: March 19, 1889
Creator: Bachman, Joseph A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shutter Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shutter fastener. This design "has for its object the production of a simple and efficient device, and one that can be conveniently operated from the inside of the blind, but not readily tampered with or opened from the outside without removing some of the slats of the blind. . . . one part—a bolt—is carried by the blind, and the other part—a catch—is secured to the windowsill and locks the bolt, so as to unfasten the blind both hands are required—one hand to operate the catch, the other hand to operate the bolt" (lines 16-30).
Date: April 10, 1888
Creator: Bachman, Joseph A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blind Stop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blind-stop. This design is "to provide a cheap and simple device designed to be secured to a window-casing and be interposed between any two adjacent pivoted slats, and thus support the same and the series in an open position and against accidental closing by their own weight or by the wind" (lines 9-16). It consists in the "holder for slats of blinds, consisting of a spring-metal strip bent at its center to form an eye and opposite terminals, the latter being adapted to be interposed between two adjacent slats, and the ends of the terminals oppositely bent" (lines 72-77).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Deats, Wallen S. & Brown, Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blind Stop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blind-stop. This design consists "of a corrugated flange or plate connected with the frame thereof, a spring-retaining strip, a corrugated bar arranged between the retaining strip and the corrugated flange, a socket formed upon the corrugated bar and adapted to receive the slat-bar, and a set-screw carried by the retaining strip" (lines 77-84).
Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: Gulick, Lizzie Talley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blind Slat Adjuster.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blind adjuster. This design consists in "[a] shutter-stop consisting of a slotted bar linked to the end of the slat-actuating rod of a shutter, in combination with a plate having a spur on one side and a screw-threaded stud on the other, a washer, and a thumb-nut" (lines 93-97).
Date: May 4, 1886
Creator: Lewis, Paulinus Aloysius
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Venetian Blind or Shade.

Description: Patent for a mechanism to control the opening and closing of Venetian blinds both by opening the slats or moving the whole blind up or down. It consists of rollers and gears that operate the blinds.
Date: June 18, 1907
Creator: Hughes, Wallace B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blind-Slat Fastener.

Description: Patent for improvements in blind-slat fasteners, in which it holds the blinds so that air can pass through. Illustration is included.
Date: December 14, 1909
Creator: Riley, John Brizendine
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Blind-Slat Fastener.

Description: Patent for improvements in shutter attachments, in which it locks the slats in place at a desired angle. Illustration is included.
Date: October 1, 1907
Creator: Winslow, Walter W.
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Shutter Attachment

Description: Patent for a shutter attachment that acts as a spacer and holds the window shutters open; it sits between the slats and is attached to the rod that opens the shutters.
Date: January 8, 1901
Creator: Eppright, George Jacob
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

Blind-Stop.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive blind stop that adjusts and locks "the slats of window blinds in any position desired for the purpose of regulating the light, and to prevent the rattling and wear and tear on the slats, and to lock the slats so that they cannot be opened from the outside at all" (lines 8-13). It is easy to operate and does not use screws.
Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Hoskins, William Wharton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department