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Band Cutter and Feeder.

Description: Patent for an improvement of band-cutters, involving cutting bands and spreading grain in regulated quantities and intervals. Includes illustration.
Date: October 28, 1890
Creator: Izard, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Step.

Description: Patent for a foldaway step that can be mounted on the side of a vehicle.
Date: June 28, 1892
Creator: Walton, Sam H. & Smith, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boring and Tenoning Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined hollow auger attachment and felly-boring machine. This design "relates to an improved felly-boring machine which is adapted with slight adjustment to co-operate with a hollow auger for forming the tenons on the spokes. [The] invention consists in the construction of the frame, the clamp for securing it to the spokes or felly-supports, and in the means for holding and adjusting the auger" (lines 14-21).
Date: April 24, 1883
Creator: Ryan, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ribbon and Braid Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ribbon and braid holder. This design "consist[s] of [a] V-shaped wire having the cross-piece and the pin, having eyes at its ends, through which eyes the shanks of the V-shaped wire pass freely . . . [and] [t]he combination, with the roll, having the central aperture" (lines 55-61).
Date: July 14, 1885
Creator: Stone, Charles M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for an improved baling press for hay, cotton, and similar materials granted to Charles M. Stone.
Date: March 10, 1885
Creator: Stone, Charles M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boring Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved boring machine. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of a circularly-adjustable rod carrying a pressure screw, an adjustable arm arranged on said rod and having its end or head concave on its underside and provided with bearing indentations or punctures, and a brace having a bearing end corresponding in form to said bearing indentations or punctures" (lines 16-24).
Date: November 23, 1880
Creator: Forniraseo, Domaneco
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Coupling and Uncoupling Cars

Description: Patent for "a coupling of such construction as will permit the coupling and uncoupling of the cars to be effected by the engineer and to be entirely and at all times under his perfect control" (lines 16-20).
Date: July 8, 1890
Creator: McWhirter, Robert & Scheble, Eugene S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design is "to combine a single and double plow so that they may be used either conjointly or independently of each other, and to provide means for the ready adjustment of the plow-beams with relation to each other and for the adjustment of the shovels so as to present the same at different inclinations for penetrating the ground at various depths" (lines 8-16).
Date: July 15, 1890
Creator: Walton, Sam Houston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for improvements in pumps especially adapted for deep wells by using different approaches to construct and arrange the strainer, the working barrel, the conical valve seat and other parts to pump the water upward. Illustration is included.
Date: October 20, 1891
Creator: Branham, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Printer's Galley.

Description: Patent for an "invention to dispense with the usual quoins for locking up the printed matter in a galley and to provide in lieu thereof an adjustable lock-up device of novel construction." (Lines 14-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Denison, Frank L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for a walking seed-planter that has a wheel which is hooked up to a mechanism that lets seed out when the wheel is turned. The wheel is turned when the machine is walked. The mechanism that lets seed out is a rotary seed-plate and a series of gears, bolts, and belts.
Date: March 17, 1896
Creator: McKee, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists, "with the beam and two or more depending bolts and two or more series of opposite flanged supporting plates mounted on the bolts, of two or more pairs of bifurcated L-shaped opposite hangers mounted in the plates and held rigid by the latter, and side beams, and bolts passing through the side beams and supports and making the side beams adjustable" (lines 4-12).
Date: February 11, 1890
Creator: Walton, Sam Houston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Type-Writing Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in type-writers by compactly arranged many parts together, such as the sliding block, the vibrating plate, the feed-roller and etc..., "and in which the work can at all times be viewed by the operator. The printing is accomplished on a flat surface... new sheets thus saved,” (p. 4, lines 111-118). Illustration is included.
Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Pierce, Jesse W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Peg for Violins.

Description: Patent for a new and improved violin peg. This design "has for its object to dispense with the usual string-aperture in the peg and to so construct the peg that a string may be expeditiously, conveniently, and securely attached thereto and as readily and conveniently removed therefrom, as desired, and to accomplish these objects without disfiguring the peg" (lines 11-18).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Rowe, George H.
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

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for "a new and improved machine of this character embodying continuous power mechanism, whereby the plunger is automatically operated. . .the employment, in connection with the press, of a plunger provided with a spring-actuated face, whereby the plunger is caused to rebound after each stroke for the purpose herein specified. . .to provide tension mechanism whereby both sides of the baling-chamber are tightened or released by a single adjustment" (13-26).
Date: June 18, 1889
Creator: Paty, John F. & Bigham, Ambrose W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Manufacture of Oil Cake.

Description: Patent for a new and improved process for manufacturing oil-cake. This design "involves but a very slight change in the process ordinarily practiced in the manufacture of oil-cake by compressing it to remove the oil and form the residue into a compact shapely mass; and it consists in providing a paper envelope in which to press the seed, instead of the cloth envelope or bag commonly provided for the purpose, whereby [the design] obtain[s] greatly improved results in the manufacture, and a new article of manufacture possessing improved qualities" (lines 9-18).
Date: March 23, 1886
Creator: Kay, William V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harness-saddle. This design is "to provide a harness-pad and saddle-tree in which the pads or saddle shall be self-adjustable to the backs of the animals to which they are applied, and this without the employment of inner plates to enable the tree to be used for folded-leather, slip, or stuffed pads, as may be desired" (lines 9-15).
Date: May 18, 1886
Creator: Kay, William V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gag Runner.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gag runner. This design "relates to a bearing device on a bridle for the reins; and it is [the design's] object to afford such a device, the construction of which shall permit its adjustment in position in the bridle without sewing it to the throat-latch" (lines 8-12).
Date: May 18, 1886
Creator: Kay, William V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "the combination of the beam, the parallel horizontal arms pivoted to the top and bottom of the beam and projecting beyond the sides of the same, the vertically-slotted brackets secured between the beams at the ends of the same, the cultivator-beams arranged between the upper and lower horizontal arms, and the securing bolts inserted transversely through the beams and the slots of the brackets" (lines 59-68).
Date: December 17, 1889
Creator: Walton, Sam Houston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hay press. This design consists, "with the frame, of the pivot-pin mounted in the end of the frame and having a crank disk on its lower end, the pitman pivoted to said disk, the spring secured to the pitman and the frame, the double-cam secured on the pivot-pin, the sweep loosely mounted on the pivot-pin above the said double cam, and the dogs pivoted within the sweep and bearing on the cam" (lines 59-67).
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Mayes, Thomas T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Type-Writing Machine

Description: Patent for improvements to typewriters "to provide means whereby a number of sheets of paper may be inserted at one time and removed successively after each page is written, there by obviating the necessity of removing the completed sheet and replacing it by a new one at the end of each page" (lines 14-20).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Pierce, Jesse W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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