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Surgical Instrument.

Description: Patent for a new and improved surgical tool. This design consists "[i]n a surgical instrument, the combination, with the rod having the stepped head provided with grooves, of the springs, the pin, the stepped shell having offsets, the sliding sleeve, and the [other] pin" (lines 14-18).
Date: July 14, 1885
Creator: Poynor, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Strainer for Coffee-Pots, &c.

Description: Patent for a strainer for coffee and tea strainers "so constructed as to be attachable in the lower end of the spout or body of the pot, as shown; and the object of my improvement is to construct a strainer to be removable, durable, of minimum cost, and perfect in its operation" (lines 13-18).
Date: April 21, 1896
Creator: McClellan, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Door.

Description: Patent for "sliding doors for freight cars, stock cars, &c., in which the car door is suspended at its upper end by means of suitable hangers engaging a track or guide rail extended above and to one side of the door-way in such manner that the door, when unfastened, may be made to slide sidewise to give access to the interior of the car." (Lines 8-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 12, 1894
Creator: Mooney, Patrick T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for a hay-press that has a oscillating sweep-arm on the plunger so that the plunger's movements are minimized and the hay can be pressed faster.
Date: June 26, 1894
Creator: Walton, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Double-Incline Wrecking-Frog.

Description: Patent for a wrecking-frog that has "a minimum of weight and maximum of strength and durability, which will accurately guide a derailed wheel to replacement upon the track and which is also equally adapted to derailing a train, car or other vehicle when an occasion arises rendering derailment necessary or expedient" (lines 10-16).
Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Mooney, Patrick T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tongue-Support.

Description: Patent for a tongue support that lessens the weight and wearing of the tongue on the horse's neck. The spring is made of steel, is two or more coils, and sits on the tongue rod. The spring's firmness is adjustable, and only enough weight to hold the tongue in place is put on the animal.
Date: December 12, 1893
Creator: Young, Delma H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metal-Banding or Bale-Wiring Tool.

Description: Patent for an improved "banding or bale wiring tool, especially adapted to be inserted in between the bars of a bailing press, to grasp and cut the wire, after said wire has been firmly drawn around the bale, and twist the two ends of the wire together to form a tie" (lines 20-25).
Date: August 15, 1893
Creator: Schubert, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Condenser and Dripper for Coffee or Tea Pots.

Description: Patent for "a combined condenser and dripper for coffee or tea pots, the main object of the invention being the provision of a combined condenser and dripper to be attached to and used in connection with an ordinary coffee or tea pot; second, to construct a condenser readily connected to or disconnected from the lid of coffee or tea pot, and to have the reservoir or body of the condenser a proper distance above the pot to prevent its receiving external heat from the pot; and thereby, to produce such condenser and dripper at a minimum cost; and perfect in its operation" (lines 25-38).
Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: McClellan, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tongue-Support.

Description: Patent for an improved wagon tongue spring that weighs less and wears less on the horse's neck than other tongue-supports.
Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Savage, Thomas N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grain-Conveyer for Binders, &c.

Description: Patent for improvements in grain conveyers by using a slotted platform with parallel walls on the sides, a conveyer-block having arms and friction-rollers that is moved by an endless chain in between the walls, a lever keyed on a shaft and two gears in constant mesh with each other; all these parts working together to creating a mechanism that drives the conveyers in either direction to accomplish the binding of the grains. Illustration is included.
Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Schubert, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate-Latch.

Description: Patent for a gate latch, which latches automatically and cannot be opened by animals but is easily opened by people.
Date: March 15, 1910
Creator: Chambers, Olive B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bake-Oven

Description: Patent for "an oven through which a current of cool or heated air may be passed to maintain the same at a desired temperature for either purposes of baking, evaporating, drying or roasting substances therein, as may be found desirable" (lines 10-15).
Date: June 12, 1900
Creator: Turner, Robert W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bird-Trap.

Description: Patent for improvements to a device used to trap birds, to keep them from damaging or consuming agricultural crops..
Date: November 19, 1901
Creator: James B. Barry.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Float-Valve

Description: Patent for a valve used in flushing and storage tanks. Illustrations included.
Date: March 29, 1910
Creator: Rymer, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hopple.

Description: Patent for a hopple, which keeps the beams of a cultivator in place.
Date: August 11, 1908
Creator: Gilbert, Edward Leslie
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Plane crash]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an Air Force training plan from James Connaly Air Force Base in Waco, exploding and crashing just north of Walnut Springs, killing a French cadet.
Date: September 17, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Clothes-Pounder.

Description: Patent for an improved clothes washer that is made up of a cylinder, a piston that is two disks attached together with notches and flared edges, and a packing strip in the groove of the disk edges.
Date: August 14, 1894
Creator: Lewis, Nathan D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department