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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

[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

Balling-Compress.

Description: Patent for balling press that provides a compress for pressing bales of cotton, including illustrations.
Date: July 7, 1914
Creator: Mikeal, Isham
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

Suspension-Bridge

Description: Patent for a suspension bridge which functions are to "transmit a given pressure equally in either direction therefrom to the piers or abutments; second, to balance a given pressure irrespective of its location; third, to provide an elastic yielding road-bed or flooring which will transmit the pressure of an incumbent weight or strain; fourth, to increase the length or span over an existing conditions; fifth, to dispense with piers, except on the shore margins; sixth, to facilitate the construction and increase the life of bridges, and, seventh, to accomplish these aims with structural simplicity and economy" (lines 16-28).
Date: December 18, 1888
Creator: Runyon, Edwin Elijah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Needle Beam for Bridges.

Description: Patent for a new and improved needle-beam for bridges. This design "relates to needle-beams for bridges; and its objects are, first, to provide them with appliances whereby to maintain wire cables in proper position and conduct them between the termini of the bridge; second, to provide for interweaving the strands of the cable during the progress of the construction; third, to adapt the parts to coact so that they will maintain the cables permanently in their pristine condition; fourth, to provide such correlation of the parts that they shall uniformly conduce to invariable results" (lines 15-27).
Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Rudyon, Edwin Elijah
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