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Belt Attachment for Trousers.

Description: Patent for a new invention of belt loops for trousers that are located inside the waistband with "the loop in the middle of the back being located lower than the others, and a belt confined entirely within the trousers and secured to the trousers at the front only and at a point lower than the adjacent loops." (lines 71-77).
Date: September 28, 1915
Creator: Woodruff, William Douglas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knife

Description: Patent for a knife used for cutting grass and shrubbery. Illustrations included.
Date: May 28, 1907
Creator: Baggett, Robert A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination-Tool

Description: Patent for a multi-purpose tool to open barrels and similar closed items, to remove staples and nails in construction, including illustrations.
Date: September 15, 1903
Creator: Baggett, Robert A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Foot-Tub.

Description: Patent for a simple foot tub that has a cover with openings for the feet and curved backing as a foot rest to allow the use of the tub while lying down such as in the case of an invalid. The tub also includes a spout for filling the tub that closes to keep heat and steam inside the tub.
Date: March 19, 1907
Creator: Ely, Ella Yelvington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harvester Attachment.

Description: Patent for an attachment that cleans and scrapes the drive wheels of mowing machines and harvesters, to keep them free of accumulated mud and running smoothly.
Date: December 24, 1901
Creator: Marshall, John Henry.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ariel Navigation

Description: Patent for an airplane which will maintain its balance in the air and can be easily maneuvered up and down and around in the air.
Date: May 9, 1911
Creator: Nichols, Jack Lloyd
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Can Opener

Description: Patent for can-opener which uses a fulcrum point that pierces the center of the can's lid and a circular blade to cut an opening around the circumference.
Date: August 19, 1902
Creator: Pierce, Jesse Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Garment-Supporter.

Description: Patent for a new garment-supporter, designed "to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient device adapted to support the hose and lower garments from the shoulders and capable of permitting perfect freedom of movement of every part of the body without chafing the same" (lines 12-17), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: August 8, 1905
Creator: Duckworth, Mary Eliza
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Thomas A Cook Company Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is octagonal and says, "Thos. A. Cook Co., General Merchandise, Belton, Texas" on one side; the text is only partially visible on the reverse and appears to say, "Good for [1]0 [cents] in Merchandise."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[5-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says, "Good for 5[cents] in Merchandise" on one side, with a name and place written on the reverse: "Thos. A. Cook Co., General Merchandise, Belton, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Hay Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling-press. This design is "compris[ed of] the parallel beams, the standards erected on said beams near the centers thereof, the transverse bars connecting the standards in pairs, the longitudinal bearing-bar secured to and between the said transverse bars, the king-bolt journaled in said bearing-bars, the sweep secured to the upper end of the king-bolt, the drive-wheel secured to the lower end of the king-bolt and having a single depending crank-pin, the press-boxes at the ends of the beams, the plungers in said press-boxes, and the pitmen" (lines 86-98).
Date: February 5, 1889
Creator: Mayes, Thomas T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for "a press of this character by means of which a direct stroke will be given to the plunger, the latter permitted to rebound by the recoil of the hay, and the hay properly held in position" (lines 8-12).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Hallam, Leigh H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction and design of motors.
Date: October 23, 1888
Creator: Haley, William Louis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Ring and Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined ring and buckle. This design is "to provide a device particularly for use in halters, whereby the manufacture of the latter may be accomplished without so much sewing or riveting of the parts together as is required where the ordinary halter-ring is used. [It] is capable of application to purposes other than harnesses" (lines 9-16).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Kay, William V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Packer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton packer. This design consists in "the combination of a reciprocating plunger having an upright frame formed with a cross-piece at its top, a drum having means for revolving it in opposite directions, a chain attached to the plunger and to the drum winding upon the same, a spring secured at its middle to the cross-piece of the plunger-frame, and chains secured to the ends of the spring and to the drum winding upon the same in opposite direction to the chain from the plunger" (lines 93-103).
Date: March 1, 1887
Creator: Dulaney, John Thornton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wash Board.

Description: Patent for a new and improved washboard. This design consists in "a suitable base-frame, a series of alternately right and left handed spirally-grooved rollers journaled therein, an inclined forked frame straddling and pivoted to the base-frame, a lever for securing the adjustment of said forked frame on its axis, a rubber, and rocking spring-arms journaled in said forked frame and connecting the same and the rubber" (lines 92-100).
Date: March 22, 1887
Creator: Stone, Charles M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Packer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-packer. This design consists "[i]n a press, the combination of a press-operating shaft having a wheel upon its outer end provided with parallel concentric flanges upon its face, a shaft having connection to the driving-power, and having a friction-pulley upon its inner end" (lines 99-104). It further consists in "a bearing for the inner end of the shaft having two longitudinal slots sliding upon bolts, a lever having its end pivoted to the sliding bearing for shifting it, and a brake bearing with its shoe against the wheel" (lines 1-5).
Date: August 31, 1886
Creator: Dulany, John Thornton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department