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Grate Bar

Description: Patent for a grate bar.Illustration included.
Date: October 18, 1910
Creator: Wilderspin, Anderson & Earnest, David C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Wooden Fence]

Description: Photograph of a fence made of wooden logs and a metal grate lying against a stone wall somewhere in Texas. A field and trees are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Grate-Bar.

Description: Patent for an improved grate-bar that has a "semicylindrical journal rounded below, and its upper surface forming part of the grate-surface, with draft-spaces between the cross-walls forming the bearing portions, in combination with a supporting bar matching with said cross-walls and open under said draft-spaces, substantially as described" (lines 13-19). It is meant to sift ashes.
Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Fuller, James T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grate For Boiler Furnaces, &c

Description: Patent for a grate for boiler furnaces. This invention can be used for steam-boiler furnaces, stoves, or any device to "produce a higher degree of heat than is obtained by the usual grates" (line 11-12). Illustration included.
Date: February 26, 1907
Creator: Spiller, Philip S. & Brenizer, Nelson, O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Andiron.

Description: Patent for improvement in andirons “which is so arranged as to permit ready access to the fireplace for the purpose of cleaning out the ashes and having a removable fender which is capable of being quickly and readily removed or placed in position to retain the fire and prevent the fire from rolling out the fireplace.” (Lines 47-54.) Illustration is included.
Date: March 26, 1901
Creator: Cox, John Drew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Andiron.

Description: Patent for an andiron that combines with a gated screen including illustrations.
Date: July 28, 1914
Creator: Baker, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire-Grate.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient fire-grate that is meant "to be set in a wall between two rooms and capable of being reversed to enable either room to be directly heated by a fire" (lines 11-13).
Date: December 17, 1895
Creator: Birkhead, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grate.

Description: Patent for a grate meant for use in train boilers that can "conveniently dump part of the burning fuel in one end of the firebox" (lines 10-11).
Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Baker, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Appratus for Treating Refuse Matter.

Description: Patent for "the perfection of an apparatus by the use of which night soil or garbage may be reduced to ashes in the shortest possible time and at a comparatively trivial expense" (lines 20-24).
Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Burning Garbage, &c.

Description: Patent for an improved apparatus for burning refuse and consists of a roasting chamber, a garbage grate, grates that slope and carry the product away after combustion, flues that open above the grates, and the wall partly closes on one end to let the products away after combustion.
Date: August 22, 1893
Creator: Garretson, William H. & Tainter, Silas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mantel

Description: Patent for an invention that can be applied to a mantel, consisting "essentially, of a flexible screen, guard, or shield adapted to wind upon a roller, the latter being housed in the space formed between the shelf off the mantel and the headboard" (lines 22-25). It is intended to prevent fire from getting into the from from the fire, control heat radiation, and provide a closure for the fireplace when it is not in use.
Date: September 30, 1899
Creator: Cox, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mantel.

Description: Patent for fireplace guards that connect to mantels, which can be folded out of sight, or rolled out to prevent sparks or closing off the fireplace when not in use.
Date: March 7, 1899
Creator: Cox, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grate.

Description: Patent for an improved grate that is adapted "for use in stoves as well as in fire paces, and which, being composed of separate bars, may be repaired by inserting new bars, thus saving that portion of the grate which remains intact, as cannot be done with grates formed of a single casting" (lines 18-23).
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Chollar, Benjamin Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Gin.

Description: Patent for cotton gin, which includes a huller roller, seed bar, and seed grate to separate and remove seeds from the cotton. Ginning points/pins are used instead of saws. Due to the positioning of the ginning points/pins, the surface of the ginning cylinder in its entirety is available for ginning and there are fewer mechanical friction points.
Date: October 17, 1911
Creator: Hollingsworth, J. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Fire place]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: November 5, 1979, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections