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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

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

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

Plow

Description: Patent for the invention of new and improvements in plows (1). Provide a plow specifically adapted for use in rich heavy soil.
Date: May 19, 1885
Creator: Emmerson, Francis; Faires, Joseph; Cummins, John, R. & Faires, Jonathan, L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the rack-bars seated in ways recessed in the sides of the draw-head, toothed segments engaging therewith, a shaft carrying said toothed segments, and also bearing within the cavity of the draw-head a vibratory arm and a setting-lever, from which the coupling-pin is suspended, connected to said vibratory arm" (lines 24-32).
Date: August 16, 1881
Creator: Stephens, Lawrence Earnest. & Pool, George Washington.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Stalk Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton stalk cutter. This design "is to facilitate the operation of cutting down of cotton-stalks in preparing the ground for a new crop. The invention consists in the combination, with the sled provided with a series of holes, in its upper surface, of the hinged perforated bars, the cross-bar, the pins, and the knives; also, in the combination, with the sled carrying the hinged perforated bars, cross-bar, and knives, of the platform secured to the rear part of the sled and the standards secured to a cross-bar of the sled in front of the platform" (lines 17-29).
Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: Thompson, Francis Marion
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Printer's Galley.

Description: Patent for a new and improved printer's galley. This design consists of a novel arrangement of the galley parts that "dispenses with the time, labor, and expense incurred in manipulating quoins and side-sticks, mallet, shooting-stick, &c." (lines 60-62).
Date: March 7, 1882
Creator: Rudolph, Elijah K. & Wolfe, Joseph A.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game Board.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bowling alley. This design calls for depressed gutters running along either side of the elevated alley, with cushions running along the lengths of the other sides of the gutters.
Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Henry, Marcus Linsay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Stalk Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-stalk cutter. This design utilizes a frame with two small, curved blades, which, with the assistance of pins, can be locked in place either in two corresponding recesses or outwardly when in use.
Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Pearce, Aaron B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sewing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sewing machine. This design calls for a clamp and a needle with a bend toward the eye so that the needle may easily be adjusted and changed out, depending on the task at hand.
Date: July 26, 1881
Creator: Fuqua, Marcellus B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Packer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton packer. This design is "to provide means for taking the cotton from the gin and packing the same in the bale box, ready for the action of the press-follower, without manual labor" (lines 22-26).
Date: July 26, 1881
Creator: Moore, Ralleigh Cabert
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Beam or Girder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved girder. This design is "composed of a vertical web and a flange or flanges, a mass of the metal in a flange or flanges projecting from the web at and near one-half the distance between the axis and the neutral line" (lines 48-53).
Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Cousins, Robert Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a draw-bar attached to the car, a hollow draw-head with a flaring opening that sits horizontally to the draw-bar, a spring that holds the draw-head in the horizontal position, a bar that raises and lowers the forward end of the draw-head against the spring, a coupling-pin that sits in the draw-head, a chain that connects the draw-head to the bell-crank lever, a cam that supports the chain, and a device that turns the cam in either direction in order to tighten the chain.
Date: March 31, 1896
Creator: Epps, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow-Scraper.

Description: Patent for an adjustable plow-scraper that attaches to the plow and scrapes soil from the moldboard.
Date: July 7, 1896
Creator: Jackson, Robert Litel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hand-Support for Writers.

Description: Patent for "a support especially adapted for the use of those learning to write, and by which the hand may be accustomed to the proper position for writing from the beginning of the study." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 4, 1896
Creator: Yarbrough, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Umbrella-Stand.

Description: Patent for an umbrella-stand. It is meant to display umbrellas, parasols, walking-canes, etc. The frame is made from tubing secured by wire, a channeled plate along the sides of the frame, and the base is adapted to support umbrella tips.
Date: November 26, 1895
Creator: Perry, Thomas C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Pounder.

Description: Patent for a clothes pounder used in washing clothes. It is a pyramidal vessel that is open in the bottom and has perforations on the top of the inside of the vessel, a cap covering the top of the pyramid with an air-hole, a sleeve that goes through the top of the vessel and through the cap, a handle in the upper portion of the sleeve, a diaphragm with perforations in the base of the vessel, a rectangular box secured beneath the diaphragm, and inclined tubes open at both ends of the angles of the vessel.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Leddy, Owen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department