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Varnish

Description: Patent for invention a new and used varnished to be used is on wood, metal etc.
Date: July 14, 1885
Creator: Smith, Henry Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cooke Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Cooke County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1899
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Expansion-Plug.

Description: Patent for "an expansion plug wherein a traveling nut cooperates with a screw to expand or contract a sectional plug" (lines 8-11) with illustration.
Date: May 21, 1918
Creator: Barlow, Walter S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for an improvement wire-stretcher using a sliding, adjustable plate (non-rotating) that provides unique means for attaching, stretching, and adjusting the wire.
Date: April 2, 1918
Creator: Moore, Charles M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Banjo.

Description: Patent for facilitating the safe packing, storage, and shipment of banjos and other similar musical instruments, including one illustration.
Date: September 14, 1920
Creator: Brown, Norman
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

Provision Safe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safe. This design "provide[s] a household safe that will prevent rats and mice from gaining access thereto, and at the same time allow a ready handling of the articles contained in it; and the novelty consists in the construction of the same," utilizing jointed covers, spring-locks, metallic bottoms, caster-rollers, and a clasp (lines 11-15).
Date: May 23, 1882
Creator: Sykes, Robert R.
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

Combined Inkstand and Pen Rack.

Description: Patent for a new and improved inkstand and pen rack. This design "is to provide one or more inkstands with pen-holding attachments which will be adapted to close the lid of the inkstand when the pen is in position on the rack-frame and permit the lid to open by gravity of attached parts when the pen is removed for use" (lines 8-14).
Date: August 12, 1890
Creator: Lindsay, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pendulum-Scale.

Description: Patent for "a self-registering scale which shall be composed of but a few parts, and which will be accurate and reliable in use, and not liable to get out of repair from constant employment" (lines 10-14).
Date: April 17, 1894
Creator: Graves, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reading-Stand.

Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and economic reading stand that has two desks, one of which is adjustable so that a person can read while sitting at any angle. The second desk is capable of holding heavy books. Both stands are vertically adjustable. The stand can be constructed to hold a lamp in addition to books.
Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Anderson, Francis John & Irick, William Madison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sleeve-Tablet.

Description: Patent for "a sleeve-tablet adapted to be applied to a cuff or wristband for ready access in making notes and referring thereto." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 24, 1897
Creator: Carlson, Frank A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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