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Cotton Gin.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton gin. This design "has for its object to so attach the front and rollers to the device that the rollers may be cleaned and freed from trash, burrs, and seed, when necessary, without stopping the gin" (lines 14-18).
Date: April 11, 1882
Creator: Boatwright, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Faucet and Automatic Toy.

Description: Patent for a new and improved faucet with a toy attachment. This design "relates to faucets for soda-fountains and the like; and it consists in providing the same with a jointed figure or automaton adapted to be operated by the escaping fluid" (lines 21-25).
Date: April 25, 1882
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shirt Bosom.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shirt bosom. This design "is to provide an improved 'dickey' adapted to be worn either with or without an ordinary shirt" (lines 9-11). It consists in a "dickey, the same comprising a bosom divided down its center, a box-plait at the inner edge of each section of the divided bosom, said plaits registering with each other and the two faces of the bosom being finished alike, cross-straps at the lower ends of the sections, a tab depending from each strap, a flap between said tabs, and a collar-band connected to the upper ends of both sections" (lines 66-75).
Date: December 16, 1890
Creator: Mistrot, Felix E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Staple-Puller and Wire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for a simple, reliable, and efficient staple-puller and wire-tightener or twister. The operator can easily transfer between pulling staples and tightening wires.
Date: June 2, 1896
Creator: Wooten, Theophilus Parker
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knockdown Show-Case.

Description: Patent for a showcase that may be easily taken apart for transportation or storage. It is also easy to replace broken panes of glass, and the parts "mutually brace and support each other" (lines 20-21).
Date: March 2, 1897
Creator: Mistrot, Felix E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gang-Plow.

Description: Patent for improvement in gang-plow by using an adjustable slotted cross-bar to enable the “plow-beams to oscillate, so that their landsides are always vertical, however uneven the ground may be.” (Lines 20-21) “This tool can also regulate the depth of the plows in the ground whereby the depth of furrow is adjusted.” (Lines 24-25) Illustration is included.
Date: April 20, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for improvement in cultivators by using adjustable screw-rods from the ends of short laterally-vibrating levers to suspend the cultivator-beams in the front; the levers are arranged to be operated by an attendant’s feet. Illustration is included.
Date: September 28, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee-Roaster.

Description: Patent for a coffee roaster that intends to "supply a ready and cheap means of effectually stirring the grains of coffee while being roasted in any convenient and suitable vessel...(lines 6-9). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: November 23, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Corn and Cotton Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design is "to simplify the means employed for providing at will recesses of different depths in the wheel, and also to provide means whereby a recess of both greater width and depth can be provided for cotton-seed than for corn, whereby the cotton-seed can be fed from the hopper in a more certain, free, and efficient manner than heretofore" (lines 23-31).
Date: March 20, 1883
Creator: Holland, Joseph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Press Mat.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil-press mat. This design "produce[s] a mat which is provided with three leaves, whereby two cakes can be pressed at the same time, and the three leaves to be flexibly connected together in such a manner that the mat can be readily and easily handled, at the same time that it is made strong and durable and lasting" (lines 25-31).
Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Mistrot, Jean Jacques
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Toy and Bottle Stopper.

Description: Patent for a novel bottle stopper. This design "consists in certain improvements in [bottle stoppers] whereby the outpouring fluid may be utilized to set in motion an automaton attached to said stopper" (lines 18-21).
Date: January 3, 1882
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Press Mat.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-seed-oil press mat. This design calls for three separate plates to be bound together, which allows for two pressings simultaneously. The materials (sheet metal, leather, press cloth) make for a press that is stronger, cheaper, more durable, and more effective than previous presses.
Date: June 7, 1881
Creator: Mistrot, Jean Jacques
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "has for its object to produce a plow which shall scour or clean itself readily in sticky soil and shall be Light of draft. To this end it consists in the construction and combination of the point and mold-board of a plow" (lines 8-13).
Date: July 3, 1883
Creator: Simpson, George.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Vises

Description: Patent for new construction for vises that will "enable the vise to be set and secutured in any desired position and thus hold the work in a position convenient to the operator" (lines 8-10).
Date: November 4, 1879
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Toilet-Cabinets

Description: Patent for improved toilet cabinets in order to better arrange "cabinets for containing sewing, writing, and shaving materials and various other articles" (lines 8-10). Provides instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 4, 1879
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved corn and cotton planter. This design "is an improvement in the class of rolling-hopper planters; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of the devices whereby the hopper is attached to the beams or frame of the machine" (lines 8-12).
Date: September 21, 1880
Creator: Howard, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a game device, designed for any number of players and in a bowling alley setting or similar. Included are illustrations of the device and instructions for building the device and how to play the game.
Date: March 30, 1880
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Poison-Distributer.

Description: Patent for a poison-distributer. This invention relates to improvements in poison-distributers, the objects in view being to provide a cheap and simple machine for an efficient manner over the entire surface of cotton-plants for the purpose of destroying the worms, and, furthermore to so construct the machine as to adapt it to readily pass through ordinary-sized gates.
Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: McGee, Joseph Thomas & Carr, Robert Wooten
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fan Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for fan attachment for sewing machines: "adapted to be readily applied to a machine and capable of family an operator effectively without interfering with the work of the machine" (lines 12-15).
Date: November 1, 1892
Creator: Miller, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination-Tool.

Description: Patent for a tool that is comprised of a hammer, wrench, staple puller, wire cutter, and a claw. Includes illustrations.
Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Burkhalter, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for simple, inexpensive, and fast-acting a washing-machine for clothes and dishes. It does not take much work to use. It has two bodies that are secured together.
Date: October 22, 1895
Creator: Brooks, Richard P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flower-Pot.

Description: Patent for a flower-pot that doesn't damage the roots of the plant while transplanting the plant. The pot has a removable bottom and sides made from sheet metal with clasps.
Date: October 29, 1895
Creator: Simpson, McDuff
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tea-Chest.

Description: Patent for "tea-chests and other receptacles of a light nature in which the articles are shipped and retailed in and from the original packages," (lines 8-11) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 7, 1891
Creator: Buford, Paschal
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medicine Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved medicine case. This design is "to provide a series of receptacles for the medicine to be taken or administered, said receptacles being of different colors, to avoid mistakes or errors in the distributions of the medicines; to provide means for accurately indicating the medicine to be taken; to indicate the time which said medicine shall be taken; to provide means for holding a spoon or other article within the cases for taking the medicine when in a liquid or powder form" (lines 15-25).
Date: May 11, 1886
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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