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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

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

Balanced Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced pump. This design "relates to improvements in balanced pumps having a horizontal cylinder provided with a horizontally-reciprocating plunger, and a curved cylinder placed directly under it, provided with a curved plunger, both having suitable valves operating automatically in conjunction therewith" (lines 8-14).
Date: July 1, 1884
Creator: Ramsey, Haley S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stamp Canceler and Register.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stamp canceller. This design "consists in the combination, with an ordinary hand canceling device, of an indicator" (lines 22-24). This design utilizes a lever, and "[b]y properly adjusting [it], the device will indicate the cancellation of one-cent or three-cent stamps, and it is obvious that by making similar and proper provision for the adjustment of the throw of [the lever] the cancellation of stamps of any denomination may be indicated" (lines 83-89).
Date: May 3, 1881
Creator: Lupton, Lewis R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sand-Band.

Description: Patent for a sand band which will prevent sand and dirt from working in between the axle and hub and into the axle-box of a vehicle.
Date: October 12, 1880
Creator: Lupton, Lewis R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth Bucket or Vessel.

Description: Patent for a cloth bucket or vessel to place milk or water in to keep it cool when ice is not available. One places the bucket in the shade and the air circulates freely through the bucket. The bucket is thick enough that it will not drip, but is breathable to allow aeration and evaporation.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Slack, Robert A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine

Description: Patent for improvements on washing machines in order "to simplify and improve the construction of washing-machines and to provide one which will remove the dirt from fabrics without inj uring the latter and which may be conveniently operated with a minimum amount of exertion on the part of the operator" (lines 10-16).
Date: October 4, 1892
Creator: Elkins, William Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wash Boiler

Description: Patent for improvement on boiler washing machines so that steam is produced in conical chambers underneath a false bottom thus producing steam in less time and stirring the clothes as steam is vented upward and out of said chambers.
Date: January 24, 1893
Creator: Medley, John Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Pumps.

Description: Patent for "a pump having two barrels of different diameters, the larger being subjacent to the smaller, and each provided with a valved piston, said pistons being both secured to the same piston-rod, in combination with a weight, arranged to counter-balance the added weights of the water-columns above the smaller and below the larger piston." (Lines 12-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 24, 1878
Creator: Beeman, Geraldo A. & Mason, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Hub.

Description: Patent for improvements to vehicle wheel hubs, with instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 12, 1892
Creator: Jones, George W. & Green, Furney F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department