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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

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

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

Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design is "to provide a device to be applied upon the rump of the animal for the purpose of attachment of the back-strap, the trace-bearers or breeching-straps, and the crupper-strap without sewing. [The] device comprises, essentially, a frame carrying a buckle for the attachment of the back-strap and one for the attachment of the crupper, and a loop for retaining the trace or breeching carrying straps or hip-straps" (lines 9-18).
Date: August 10, 1886
Creator: Kay, William V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Buckle and Trace or Breeching Loop

Description: Patent for a "device whereby, in a harness, the back-band and belly-band may readily be connected to a trace-buckle, or a breeching-loop or 'trace-square'" (lines 10-13) without sewing the buckle into other harness pieces.
Date: August 10, 1886
Creator: Kay, William V.
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

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

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

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

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

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

Valve.

Description: Patent for a new and improved valve. This design consists in "[t]he improved valve comprising the casing, having a horizontal passage reduced at its central point . . . and a vertical bore intersecting said reduced portion above the point of intersection to its lower end and being screw-threaded its entire length, a stem having a tapered lower portion, the entire stem being screw-threaded to engage the threads in the bore, and a plug removably inserted in the lower end of the bore" (lines 1-11).
Date: August 13, 1889
Creator: Forniraseo, Domenico
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department