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Automatic Plow-Foot.

Description: Patent for an improved plow foot that allows for the easy installation or removal of the plow foot, secured connection of the plow foot, and improved regulation of the angle of the plow foot.
Date: July 29, 1913
Creator: Dugger, Thomas M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knee-Protector

Description: Patent for a knee protector "adapted to be worn by cotton pickers, miners, and other workmen who are required to walk or labor while resting on the knees. The present invention contemplates the provision of a knee protector of unique construction...the present device while applied to the knee, permitting the wearer to walk conveniently either while standing or kneeling."
Date: March 16, 1915
Creator: Bassett, Rufus C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for a plow. Illustration included.
Date: June 29, 1909
Creator: Cadenhead, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for a baling press that uses the minimum amount of power to accomplish the baling process.
Date: January 17, 1911
Creator: Gill, Fleet & Graham, Daniel O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buggy-Top Support

Description: Patent for a supporting mechanism for the top of a buggy or vehicle while it is being lowered or traversing rough terrain. Illustrations included.
Date: May 5, 1908
Creator: Elms, Joab
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn-Cover.

Description: Patent for an improvement in churn covers "which will embody a closed dead-air space above the body of the churn, a guide-tube for the dasher-rod, and the special construction at the outer edge of the base of the cover by which to provide a channel to fit upon the upper edge of the churn-body" (lines 10-15).
Date: May 27, 1902
Creator: Van Hoozer, Thomas H. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in plow in which the plow can perform a variety of purposes and to obviate the necessity of employing more than one plow for accomplishing the same. The plow can be adjusted to run either on shallow or deep ground. Illustration is included.
Date: December 8, 1903
Creator: Campbell, John Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sash-fastener. This design consists in "the rack-bar, the pawl consisting of a metallic strip bent into substantially triangular form, one of the angles engaging the rack-bar, the pivot-screw passed through an eye formed at the upper angle of the pawl, and a handle at the remaining angle of the pawl, a stop-pin inserted through the pawl in rear of the engaging-point, and a spring to hold the pawl normally in engagement with the rack-bar" (lines 11-20).
Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Elkins, William Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee Mill Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coffee-mill attachment. This design "is to provide an attachment for coffee-mills whereby a cup or other receptacle can be suspended beneath the discharge-spout of the mill to receive the ground coffee therefrom, and which vessel can also be easily and readily fitted or adjusted beneath or removed from the discharge-spout, and to provide means which can be applied very easily and readily to hand coffee-mills of any class, and which shall be simple in construction and inexpensive" (lines 16-26).
Date: September 14, 1886
Creator: Wiesendanger, Emil Ulrich
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Double Acting Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design is "to provide a novel, simple, and efficient double-acting balanced pump of such construction and mode of operation that the power required to operate it is only such as is requisite to lift the quantity of water discharged at each stroke" (lines 8-13).
Date: October 12, 1886
Creator: Ramsey, Haley S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hub.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hub. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a hub having a seat on its periphery, the adjustable sections fitted on the seat of the hub and adapted to receive the spokes, the threaded studs affixed to the hub, and the adjustable nuts fitted on the studs and bearing against the adjustable sections" (lines 57-62).
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Jones, George W. & Green, Furney F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fifth Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wheel. This design consists in "the combination of the lower section carried by the axle, an upper section bearing on the lower section and having the spaced lugs, a bolster fitted between the said lugs, a reach having its front end resting on the upper section, and the plate secured to the front end of the reach and having the loops at its ends, which fit around the upper and lower sections" (lines 39-47).
Date: January 11, 1887
Creator: Switzer, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "is capable of vertical adjustment, so that the plowshare and landside will be elevated out of contact with the ground in order to prevent the point from wearing out in transporting or moving it from one field or place to another; and it is furthermore provided with an improved fender and scraper, which prevents the dirt from clogging up and wearing the axle, and keeps the periphery of the wheel clear of mud or other matter that is liable to adhere thereto" (lines 27-37).
Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: Grimm, Frederick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaporator and Furnace.

Description: Patent for a new and improved evaporator and furnace. This design is "compris[ed of] the side walls provided on their opposing faces at one end with the horizontal grooves, and the inclined rearwardly-extending grooves communicating at their lower ends with the grooves, the front end wall having the doors . . . the rear end wall having the . . . collar for the attachment of a smoke-pipe, the bottom plate having its edges secured in the inclined grooves, and the grate-bars having their ends secured in the grooves, the side and end walls being bolted together and thereby rendered separable" (lines 7-20).
Date: July 26, 1887
Creator: Stallcup, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Balanced Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced pump. This design "relates to improvements in balanced pumps having two vertical receiving-cylinders provided with vertically-reciprocating plungers, and two vertical delivery-cylinders provided with plunging-barrels, all being provided with suitable valves operating automatically in conjunction therewith; and the objects of [the] invention are, first, to provide a pump by means of which water or other fluids may be conducted or raised with but little propelling power, and . . . to afford facilities for readily attaching it to be driven by any steam-engine" (lines 15-27).
Date: April 20, 1886
Creator: Ramsey, Haley S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post Hole Auger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved post-hole digger. This design is "compris[ed of] an operating handle having a series of radial horizontal wings provided on their lower faces with downwardly-projecting flanges, cutting-blades having horizontal slotted arms at their upper ends adapted to fit between the flanges of the wings, said cutting-blades having their lower ends pointed or bent and curved inwardly and transversely, to bring the cutting edge of one blade out of the plane of rotation of the rear blunt edge of the preceding blade, and adjusting bolts and nuts" (lines 7-18).
Date: November 17, 1885
Creator: Grimm, Frederick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lamp Chimney Cap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cap for oil lamps. A lamp "equipped with [this] improvement may therefore be carried outdoors without danger of being put out or exploding on account of rain or wind. The protector, being made of metal, also serves by radiation to equalize the heat of the chimney and prevent it from cracking" (lines 48-54). Further, it is simpler and more durable than previous lamp-chimney caps.
Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Wiesendanger, Emil Ulrich
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post Hole Digger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved post hole digger. This design has "the combination of the head, consisting of a ring having vertical dove-tailed recesses to receive the blades or cutters, and provided with converging arms uniting so as to form a shank" (lines 61-65). The result is "a convenient, serviceable, and inexpensive tool" (lines 12-13).
Date: March 27, 1883
Creator: Switzer, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Veterinary Medicine.

Description: Patent for "medical compounds for internal application in diseases of sheep and other animals, and it is especially designed to cure the sheep disease known among sheepmen as ‘lombriz’" (lines 8-12) which lists the ingredients, measurements, and instructions for making and use. According to http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=lombriz “lombriz” can be translated as intestinal worm. According to https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/as/as-573-w.pdf “By far the most deadly internal parasite to small ruminants in the Midwestern United States is the gastrointestinal roundworm Haemonchus contortus, also known as the barber pole worm and a variety of other names.”
Date: November 20, 1883
Creator: Green, Furney Fold
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department