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Drier

Description: Patent for inventing an low cost and efficient apparatus for a drier. The primary use is for drying fertilizers and animal hair, but can also be adapted for other commodities.
Date: August 27, 1918
Creator: Luther, Calvin R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sound-Producing Maching

Description: Patent for "sound producing instruments and sound imitators and comprises an assemble of a plurality of sound producing instruments all unified through a central control for us in connection with theaters and particularly moving pictures."
Date: September 10, 1918
Creator: Illo, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Elastic Tire.

Description: Patent for improvements on elastic tires, so that they are solid and secured on rims of wheels laterally and circumferentially, with fastening rings that hold the tires steady with circular movement; includes illustrations.
Date: October 29, 1918
Creator: Avery, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chassis Connection.

Description: Patent for improvements on chassis connections for fastening a truck body sill on a chassis without boring a hole or weakening the will, while making the connection easier to make as well as more quickly; includes illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1920
Creator: Robinson, Robert F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automobile Security Lock Device.

Description: Patent for a new and useful form of automobile lock adaptable for use in connection with the steering column and steering wheel of the car or automobile to be locked.
Date: December 18, 1917
Creator: Mushaway, Alden
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cable Reeling and Pulling Truck

Description: Patent for the cable reeling and pulling truck. This invention was made to ease the process of cable reeling and pulling by trucks and for improvements to the safety of this process. Illustrations are provided.
Date: February 12, 1918
Creator: Alberts, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Emergency-Tire.

Description: Patent for a spare automobile tire with improvements to the design which allow it be easily applied on the road in case of emergency.
Date: December 25, 1917
Creator: Poe, James G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Desk and Map-Cabinet.

Description: Patent for a convertible writing desk that doubles as a cabinet for storing and displaying maps. Intended to allow multiple scrolled maps to be stored inside and easily displayed and retracted in classroom settings.
Date: July 16, 1918
Creator: Fanning, Samuel H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk-Cutter

Description: Patent for a machine with a removable and adjustable blade that will cut stalks of various heights with efficiency and accuracy.
Date: April 22, 1915
Creator: McNally, Frank A.; Gardner, Henry M. & Gardner, Hugh H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Map Cabinet

Description: Patent for a storage device designed to store maps, blueprints, artworks, and other flat objects.
Date: January 12, 1917
Creator: Fanning, Samuel H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-Regulating Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new attachment in a carburetor that regulates air through suction and has a valve to release pressure from an engine, including illustrations.
Date: May 14, 1918
Creator: Kimbler, Henry R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buttoning and Gripping Device for Artificial Arms

Description: Patent for a gripping device that attaches to an artificial arm. The two main elements consist of a support structure with a jaw, and another element with a movable jaw. A buttoning device is mounted to the structure and functions independently of the two jaws.
Date: April 9, 1918
Creator: Corley, Quentin D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad Cattle-guard.

Description: Patent for an improved cattle-guard to keep livestock from crossing onto a railroad track or into railway property. This protects livestock and decreases railroad liability for loos of property. The invention includes a pivotal gate which runs parallel to the track that will go across the track to block animals if they try to cross the opening.
Date: January 22, 1918
Creator: Gidcumb, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shank-Stiffener and Heel-Plate for Shoes.

Description: Patent for "shank stiffener and heel securing plate for use in the manufacture of shoes or in the repair work" (lines 25-27) to prevent or repair buckling, loosening, and breaking of heels due to shanks of soles being made from "leather, compressed paper, or steel" (lines 18-19) which historically have not been able to support the heel of the shoe.
Date: May 7, 1918
Creator: Cobler, Lee Ora
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Puzzle.

Description: Patent for a word puzzle made up of a thin board with a grid of letters in which palindromic words and phrases are spelled by following lines forward and backward across the board from any point on the edge of the board to another.
Date: March 11, 1919
Creator: Henderson, Alfred Jasper
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Photography Exposure Meter

Description: Patent for a Photography Exposure Meter, whereby the correct exposures may be obtained in the taking of pictures irrespective of weather conditions and the period of the day.
Date: April 14, 1918
Creator: Cady, Silas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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