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Machine for Welding Tubes.

Description: Patent for a new and improved machine for welding tubes. This design "has relation to machines for welding flues; and it consists in the improved construction and combination of operative parts" (lines 22-25).
Date: August 29, 1882
Creator: Charlton, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Cutting Boiler Tubes.

Description: Patent for a new device for cutting boiler-tubes. This design "is to be adjusted a distance from the head sufficiently in excess of the thickness of the tube sheet to prevent injury to the latter. The device is then inserted into the end of the tube, with the head abutting against the outside of the tube-sheet. By turning the screw the wedges may then be drawn toward each other, thus forcing the block carrying the cutter outward. The device is now to be turned by the shank alternately with feeding the cutter outward until the tube has been cut through, after which it may be readily removed" (lines 75-88).
Date: April 18, 1882
Creator: Franklin, James Johnson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam-Boiler.

Description: Patent for a steam-boiler that produces "a water-tube steam generator, which shall be simple in construction, easily repaired, interchangeable parts, and rapid and effective steaming qualities" (lines 16-19).
Date: August 7, 1894
Creator: Parker, Charles E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grease-Trap.

Description: Patent for a grease trap "in which the grease is designed to be removed from the trap automatically and the object of my invention is to cause the water passing through the trap to carry the grease out with it" (lines 8-12).
Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Henderson, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Tube

Description: Patent for a well tube. "This invention relates to well pumps and particularly to a suction attachment for use in conjunction with the strainers of pumps of that character wherein a piston is operatively arranged within an outflow pipe" (line 8-12). Illustration included.
Date: March 5, 1907
Creator: Medlock, Augustus Lafayette
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clamp

Description: Patent for a clamp. This invention is used for pump-rods, well-tubes, and like implements. Illustration included.
Date: February 12, 1907
Creator: Imhoff, Louis P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oiler

Description: Patent for an oiler. This invention is designed to be attached to a broom for the distribution.
Date: October 13, 1903
Creator: Allen, George T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator and Planter

Description: Patent for improvements in combined cultivators and corn/cotton planters to adapt an ordinary cultivator for planting of seeds with adjustable seed-tube and furrow opener to accommodate various character of ground being worked or cultivation being done.
Date: July 5, 1900
Creator: Prentice, Peter Mack
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Picker

Description: Patent for a cotton picker. This invention relates to pneumatic cotton-pickers using a suction box for detaching bolls of cotton from pods. Illustration included.
Date: July 25, 1905
Creator: Hyde, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Street-Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a connection with the suction-head portion of pneumatic street sweepers that provides a dust or dirt disturbing element in the form of a brush or broom.
Date: December 26, 1905
Creator: Duke, Holmes
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clamp

Description: Patent for a clamp for well tubes that can be used to remove the tubes for repair.
Date: August 13, 1912
Creator: Maxwell, Thomas A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pneumatic Wheel

Description: Patent for a pneumatic wheel. This invention is an improvement in vehicle wheels whereby a pneumatic tube which is "effectually mounted intermediate of the hub and rim and affords the wheel maximum resiliency of structure so as to insure of the absorption of the shocks incident to travel" (line 11-16). Illustration included.
Date: May 30, 1911
Creator: Downing, Otto P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Three People with an Inner Tube]

Description: Photograph of two boys and a girl standing in water next to an inner tube. They are holding a long rope and there is writing on the inner tube. Other people can be seen faintly in the background around the water.
Date: 1940~/1949~
Creator: Foster, William Hague
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Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Grapple

Description: Patent for providing a cheaper version of removing pipes or tubing from wells.
Date: March 18, 1913
Creator: Drake, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Elastic-Tube-Splicing Device

Description: Patent for improvements in elastic tube splicing devices. Primary object being the provision of a novel form of device especially adapted for connecting the free ends of tubes, such as the inner tubes of automobile tires.
Date: December 16, 1913
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Syringe.

Description: Patent for a syringe that has "vaginal points adapted to be connected with the tube of a hand-bulb or fountain syringe" (lines 13-15). There is a tube with a bulb in the middle, a syringe on one end, and a cap on the other end.
Date: December 10, 1895
Creator: Day, Elisha Little
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Implement for Replacing Inner Tubes of Pneumatic Tires.

Description: Patent for a device for replacing the inner tubes of pneumatic tires, designed especially for bicycle tires. The device "will take hold of the end of the inner tube without liability of cutting it, and that will grip it with a degree of tightness proportionate to the amount of force required to pull it through the outer casing" (lines 41-45). This is easier than previous methods of replacing inner tubes.
Date: October 27, 1896
Creator: McCutcheon, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tube-Cutter.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive tube-cutter meant to cut boiler flues or tubes in order to remove or replace the tubes or flues. The tube cutter doesn't spread the tube and allows the tubes to be withdrawn through the holes after cutting them.
Date: July 2, 1895
Creator: Fitzpatrick, John James Kelsoe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Ditching-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvement in ditching machine which “consists of a boring or ditching-auger, suspended from the frame of a truck, and having an enlarged head projecting in advance of the truck, and rotated, so as to bore out a groove as the truck is moved along, screwing the earth taken back through a trough, to an elevator which carries it up to a spout, chuting it to one side.” (Lines 13-19) Illustration is included.
Date: November 16, 1869
Creator: McGehee, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department