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Vehicle-Brake.

Description: Patent for vehicle-brake, with description and illustrations.
Date: March 5, 1885
Creator: McIntosh, John L.; Bacon, Edward Hamlin & Vail, Theron
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Motor-Tricycle.

Description: Patent for a specification to improve a motor-tricycle's ability to ride over obstructions and uneven surfaces to reduce shock to the front of the frame and the rider (lines 14-20). The patent includes the detailed specifications and illustrations.
Date: July 14, 1914
Creator: Benton, Walter L.
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Velocipede.

Description: Patent for a device related to "velocipedes or wagons propelled by hand-power" (lines 20-21), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Overstreet, William
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Vehicle-Wheel Scraper.

Description: Patent for "a novel device for removing dirt from the peripheries of vehicle-wheels while the vehicle is in motion, and has for its objects to provide a novel, simple, and very efficient device of the indicated character which is readily attachable to the running-gear of a wagon or other wheeled vehicle, which may be readily adjusted thereon to remove dirt from its wheels, which will afford a reliable guard to prevent mud and slush from being thrown by the wheels on the body of the vehicle, and that may be conveniently removed from the vehicle when the improved scrapers are not needed for service." (Lines 7-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 19, 1896
Creator: Smith, William F.
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Two-Wheeled Delivery-Vehicle.

Description: Patent for "a light and convenient vehicle for the use of mail-collectors in cities, and for the transportation and delivery of parcels, milk, or other articles," (lines 8-12) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 12, 1891
Creator: Boone, Manly Breaker
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Improvement in Tire-Tighteners.

Description: Patent for a device "for the purpose of tightening or loosening tires on wheels belonging to any kind of vehicles without shrinking or cutting the tires." (Lines 6-9) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 27, 1875
Creator: Horton, Henry A. R. & Hayes, Amos P.
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Vehicle Top.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle-top. This design "is to simplify, improve, and cheapen the construction of vehicle-tops . . . and enable the sliding curtain to be more readily and securely fastened to the standards and bows of the carriage-top" (lines 12-18). To this end, it consists in "[t]he combination of the supporting-bows provided with longitudinal grooves, and the curtain-carrying frame comprising flat flexible strips arranged in the said grooves and provided at intervals with inwardly-extending plates having perforations, and the parallel cross-pieces secured to the plates" (lines 84-90).
Date: September 30, 1890
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
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Wheel-Scraper.

Description: Patent for a scraper to be mounted on a vehicle for the purpose of removing mud from a wheel. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 26, 1897
Creator: Gray, John B.
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Tire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for an adjustable tire tightener. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: Taylor, William Buford.
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Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a wheel for vehicles that has springs within the rim which compress when placed under a load or jolted.
Date: July 29, 1913
Creator: Ingram, Joseph D.
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Trailer.

Description: Patent for "...an improved construction and arrangement of trailers and has for an object that provision of means which will allow as easy turning movement where a number of trailers are connected while admitting of strain between the various trailers, whereby they are propelled properly around a curve." (lines 5-15) including illustrations.
Date: August 28, 1917
Creator: Watkins, Leigh
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Sleigh-Runner.

Description: Patent for a new adjustable sleigh runner designed to be easily applied and removed from wheeled vehicles, including illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1889
Creator: Lewis, Thomas E.
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Wagon-Body

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in wagon-bodies, having for its object simplicity and durability," (lines 10-12) including illustrations.
Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Folsome, Charles F.
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Vehicle Top.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle roof. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the rabbeted vehicle-top-supporting bows, of strips mounted in said rabbets and provided with overlapping upper ends, curtain-supporting frames, and clips carried by said frames and arranged to engage the overlapping strips" (lines 92-97).
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
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Wagon-Body

Description: Patent for "an improvement in extensible wagon-bodies," (lines 8-9) including illustrations.
Date: November 8, 1887
Creator: Stumpf, Joseph
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Two Wheeled Vehicle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle. This design "is to provide a vehicle in which a person can ride over rough ground without serious inconvenience or discomfort incident to travel over such roads. . . . [and] to so construct a gig that a person can get into the same without serious inconvenience, and to this end it is made low, the rear of the shafts being extended in line with the axle and the step secured to the shaft and extending somewhat below it. . . . [and] to provide a gig with springs that will work in two directions—laterally and vertically" (lines 20-34).
Date: May 11, 1886
Creator: Buckel, Charles
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Wheeled Vehicle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wheeled vehicle. This design consists in "[a] one-wheeled sulky in which are combined the single wheel, the frame, the thills, the seat, the standards, and the rods or braces" (lines 54-57).
Date: June 19, 1883
Creator: Boyd, William
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Vehicle Spring.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle spring. This design consists in "front wheels [that] are set well under the wagon-bed, so as to facilitate turning; and . . . the spring-braces, while they greatly assist in strengthening the spring and supporting the load as it grows heavier, do not in any way interfere with the action of said springs. . . . By this improved construction a simple, strong, and durable vehicle is provided, in which heavy loads may be carried with ease" (lines 46-55).
Date: July 10, 1883
Creator: Payne, Joseph Mott
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Vehicle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horse carriage. This design calls for "the rider [to] press the treadles so as to hold the wheels in contact with the ground. When sufficient speed has been acquired the treadles are released, and the springs will then raise the wheels from contact with the ground, and the momentum will then be sufficient to keep the wheel erect. Should it be inclined to tilt, it may easily be righted by pressing either treadle so as to throw the wheel on the tilting side in contact with the ground" (lines 61-74).
Date: July 10, 1883
Creator: Smith, James Franklin
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Vehicle Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle wheel. This design "consists of a hub formed of a tube provided with an annular shoulder, and having its outer end threaded, on which threaded end a nut is screwed, between the wider inner end of which the nut and the shoulder of the tube the inner ends of the spokes are clamped, cushion bands and rings and metal bands and rings being interposed between the ends and sides of the spokes and the tube, its shoulder, and the inner end of the nut" (lines 11-20).
Date: September 26, 1882
Creator: Drauly, Charles.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Running Gear for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for a new and improved running gear for vehicles. This design "has for its object . . . to dispense with the reach or pole, and while doing this to provide for or avoid interference with the normal action of the springs, and to render it applicable to vehicles already in use. To these ends [the] invention consists in the employment of braces adapted to be connected to and permit the springs to have the required movement, and also of additional braces arranged between the body support or frame and axles, having the one a slotted plate and the other a slotted bridge" (lines 15-27).
Date: October 31, 1882
Creator: Roberts, John William
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