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Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for a cattle guard consisting of pivoted metal plates, mounted longitudinally on rail ties that rock to an inclined position when stepped on by an animal. The displacement of the plates causes a portion of the plate to come into contact with the foot of the animal, frightening it and preventing the animal from crossing the cattle guard.
Date: October 21, 1913
Creator: Hagan, Francis D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Razor-Stropping Device

Description: Patent for a razor sharpening device in which the razor blade may be held on an incline for efficient sharpening.
Date: April 15, 1913
Creator: Greenwood, Charley E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting-Frame.

Description: Patent for a quilting frame that can be lifted up and down to allow for easy storage.
Date: February 14, 1911
Creator: Trantham, Lizzie
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway Cattle-Guard

Description: Patent for a railway cattle guard used to deter animals from attempting to cross the railway. Illustrations included.
Date: January 25, 1910
Creator: Wood, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence Post

Description: Patent for a fence post for use with line wires. Illustration included.
Date: December 25, 1906
Creator: Bury, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Fish-Hook

Description: Patent for a fish hook designed to catch the fish by its head when it takes the bait. Illustrations included.
Date: February 9, 1909
Creator: Timmons, Benjamin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and useful cultivator, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Otenhouse, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Attachment for Movable Objects.

Description: Patent for an electric device that can be attached to equipment such as plows or tractors which sends an electric current underground where the plow is going that prevents dirt from sticking to the equipment and clogging it when the ground is slightly wet.
Date: May 28, 1907
Creator: Dawkins, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk-Plow.

Description: Patent for a riding disk plow, which uses less horsepower, has no side draft, and does not get clogged in wet conditions.
Date: April 19, 1910
Creator: Martin, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine

Description: Patent for "a new and improved washing-machine arranged for use on any kind of tub and adapted to insure a perfect uniform washing of all the clothes in the tub by the use of yieldingly-mounted pounders, which intermittently change their position relatively to the clothes under treatment" (lines 9-16).
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Staggs, Henry F. & Staggs, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate Latch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate-latch. This design consists "[i]n a latch, the combination of the case having at its lower end a guide ledge or flange with its bearing face arranged laterally in from the inner face of the side plate of the case, a loosely suspended ring held and movable against the said ledge or flange, and means whereby the said ring may be operated" (lines 5-11).
Date: August 7, 1888
Creator: Charleville, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Brake.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-brake. This design consists in "the combination of the swinging arms arranged in front of the wheels, the curved brake-shoes pivoted at their front ends to the lower ends of the arms, and the swinging slotted links connecting intermediate points of the brake-shoes to a stationary part of the car, whereby the free end of the shoe is capable of a swinging movement independent of the links" (lines 76-84).
Date: October 2, 1888
Creator: Otenhouse, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Store-Awning.

Description: Patent for a new awning design for shops that is easily raised and lowered, including illustrations.
Date: August 30, 1887
Creator: Persohn, John William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ink Fountain for Printing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ink fountain for printing machines. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the shell-shaped frame having an inclined bottom, a hole in the lower part of the front end wall, and a socket provided with a thumb-screw, a vertical arm passing through the said socket and provided with a clamp at its lower end, a roller for distributing ink, journaled at the front of the shell and vertically adjustable therewith, and the removable reservoir having a gate, an inclined bottom, and an opening corresponding with the hole in the shell" (lines 17-27).
Date: September 29, 1885
Creator: Bomar, Thomas E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk and Weed Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter for plows. This design "consist[s] of the beam having rearwardly, downwardly, and forwardly curved standard, the arrow-point, having the stem or shank formed entire or open at its bottom, rear side, and top to receive the said standard, and the diamond-shaped cutter consisting of two wings inclined upwardly from their front to rear edges, and curved inwardly at their outer ends from their cutting-edges to their back edges" (lines 72-82).
Date: January 5, 1886
Creator: Faires, Joseph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent to an improvement to churns "in which its action may be either single or double acting by means of a simple and efficacious arrangement of parts" (lines 18-21).
Date: January 19, 1886
Creator: Persohn, John William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plow, of the landside share attachment, provided with the horizontal blade, sloping outward from the point of the plow, made sharp on the said sloping-edge, and having the flange projecting upward from the horizontal blade, and the bolts for securing the said flange and plow together, and the removable landside attachment" (lines 81-89).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Cummins, John Randolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department