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[Byrd Williams Jr. tripych]

Description: Tripych using a photo of Byrd Williams Jr. as a recent college graduate, taken by his father, Byrd Sr.; a photo of Byrd Williams Jr. as an elderly man, taken by his son, Byrd III; and a photo of Byrd Williams Jr.'s headstone and his grandson Byrd IV's feet, taken by Byrd Williams IV.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III; Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr. & Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Can Spout.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in stoppers and discharge spouts for cans, or receptacles more particularly to cans employed in shipping kerosene oil, cotton seed oil, turpentine syrups and various other liquids." (lines 10-15).
Date: March 25, 1913
Creator: Herblin, William Leonard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk-Chopper.

Description: Patent for stalk-choppers related to the type employed by "superimposed horizontal cutters" (lines 13-14) including an illustration and description.
Date: January 6, 1914
Creator: Scott, Oscar Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk-Cutter.

Description: Patent for a vertically adjustable machine that "reduces liability to clog" (line 18) and reduce clogging.
Date: June 1, 1914
Creator: Scott, Oscar F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Forcing Beer from Kegs.

Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for forcing beer from kegs. This design "relates to an improved method of keeping atmospheric pressure upon beer or other aerated liquid contained in a keg or similar receptacle, so as to prevent the same from becoming stale or flat from the evaporating of its dissolved gas. It consists in improvements in the apparatus by means of which the above-stated result is accomplished; and it further consists in the construction and novel arrangement of parts" (lines 16-25).
Date: September 14, 1886
Creator: Surratt, George & Heyman, Harry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay Pitching and Stacking Machine.

Description: Patent for improvement to hay pitching and stacking machines "to provide a device for pitching and stacking hay, the parts of which can be easily and quickly taken apart or adjusted, and which may be employed in making stacks of hay or straw" (lines 18-22).
Date: February 1, 1887
Creator: Donald, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Flour and Meal Bin.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bin for flour and meal. This design "consist[s], essentially, of the casing having compartments provided with contracted curved bottoms, the spouts in said bottoms, the spirally-grooved shafts in said spouts, the chambers the bottoms of which are hinged to the casing and provided with the sieves, and the stirrers on the ends of the shafts and within the hinged chambers" (lines 81-89).
Date: March 15, 1887
Creator: Cox, Thomas Jefferson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thill Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved thill-coupling. This design is "compris[ed of] perforated checks . . . a coupling-bolt, a locking-lever hinged to said bolt, said lever being provided with knob and notch, a cover -plate having groove and catch, and a spring-pin adapted to hold the lever and cover in engagement" (lines 81-87).
Date: July 19, 1887
Creator: Owens, Israel P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists "[i]n combination with the standard and bracket, the hinged arm having [a] bearing, oscillating driving-wheel, belt, belt-tightening wheels, dasher-wheel, and socket" (lines 94-98). It facilitates churning.
Date: December 1, 1885
Creator: White, Frank Lewis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Burglar Alarm.

Description: Patent for a new and improved burglar alarm. This design "consists in the combination of the door provided with a rod for catching under the spring, a cylinder for receiving powder, a spring-actuated cover for the end of the cylinder, and a spring which explodes the cap . . . The object of [the] invention is to provide a burglar-alarm which will make a loud noise when the door is opened, and in which a spring-actuated cover is made to take the place of a wad or ball" (lines 13-24).
Date: August 10, 1886
Creator: Bray, Horace Bradford
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter. This design consists "[i]n a stalk-cutter, the combination of the frame, having the central longitudinal parallel bars, slotted laterally and having the space between them, the sliding block, pivoted slotted knives, pivoted arms, and recessed side sills, and the pivoted lever and rack" (lines 77-83).
Date: July 17, 1883
Creator: Duncan, Garnett & Evens, John Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design "facilitate[s] the building of wire fences; and it consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the transporting bed or wagon, its spindles for the spools of wire, and its transverse windlass-rollers and their ratchets and pawls" (lines 16-21).
Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Morter, John Letcher.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design "consists in the novel construction and arrangement of the posts, the latch-bar pivoted to the main rail by inclined braces and operated by a rock-shaft and push-arms inclined in a direction opposite to that of the inclined braces, weight-box, and cranks for operating the rock-shaft to open and close the gate" (lines 19-25).
Date: October 25, 1881
Creator: Smith, Robert B. & Curry, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flour Sieve.

Description: Patent for a new and improved flour sieve. This design has an "upwardly-flaring outer wall . . . and the inner more flattened conical guide-wall, provided with the wire-cloth stretched across its top and about its upper edge, said guide-wall being sprung into or secured to the crease of the outer wall, the latter extending downward to the level of the discharge" (lines 19-27). This results in "more accurately directed . . . deposit than if the opening were as large as that of the outer wall" (lines 59-61).
Date: August 29, 1882
Creator: Lowe, Joseph Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "having [a] bell-mouthed draw-head, pin, plane-faced link, spring, and slide, having transverse plane face laterally secured in the draw-head by means of side guide-plates, [and] inlet into rabbets" (lines 85-90).
Date: November 7, 1882
Creator: Saxon, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Permutation Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combination lock. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the slotted bolt, follower, and follower-shaft, the elongated bolt-stop pivoted in the slot of the bolt, the radially-slotted disks having concentric stems on the follower-shaft, and the lettered or figured and graduated stem-caps engaging the respective stems by means of circular series of teeth" (lines 20-27).
Date: December 12, 1882
Creator: Saxon, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Store Counter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved store counter. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the horizontal slideways in the lower portion of the counter extending from front to rear, the rectangular slide-frames working therein, and the angular boxes pivoted by their lower and middle portions to the slide-frames and reversible therein by a rocking movement" (lines 17-24).
Date: February 21, 1882
Creator: Conrad, William Jenkens
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back Band Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved back band buckle. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the middle bar having an outwardly-projecting stud, the upper bar parallel to the middle bar and having an under offset recess, and a depending lug-hook and spring-snap" (lines 19-26).
Date: April 18, 1882
Creator: Lowe, Joseph Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department