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Refrigerator.

Description: Patent for a refrigerator especially designed to cool meat, dairy, and other farm products. It uses little ice and cools using vaporization.
Date: October 1, 1895
Creator: Elder, Philip T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wheels for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for "an improved hub for buggy and other vehicle wheels, which shall be simple in construction, strong, and durable, and which will run with little friction." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 23, 1873
Creator: Brown, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

De Witt Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of De Witt County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. A handwritten note has been made on the published map in red ink to denote the name of La Bahia Road. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1920
Creator: Matzow, Fr & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Map of DeWitt County]

Description: Map of DeWitt County, Texas, showing towns, rivers, creeks, and blocks of land. Map includes a legend corresponding to the owners of the blocks of land in the lower-right corner.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Oil-Burner.

Description: Patent for an oil burner which ensures the "formation of a thorough mixture of oil, air and a fluid under pressure, such as steam or compressed air" and the prevention of the "flooding of the burner with surplus oil".
Date: June 3, 1913
Creator: Eckhardt, Richard H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Book and Pencil Holder.

Description: Patent for a book and pencil holder that mounts a pencil or pen and attaches to a book. The combined book and pencil holder uses a clamp so the pen or pencil attached to the book inside a pocket is maintained in a pocket and does not fall out.
Date: May 13, 1913
Creator: Colbert, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Passenger Recorder

Description: Patent for "automatically auditing the number of passengers and the distance traveled by said passengers while en route on a train or other public conveyance." (lines 9-13)
Date: September 26, 1911
Creator: Rudolf Brown, of Cuero, Texas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway-Crossing.

Description: Patent for railway crossing that will prevent shock and vibrations from passing over broken pieces of crossing.
Date: October 21, 1913
Creator: Bristow, George O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Addressing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved addressing machine, which will "paste, cut, and attach the slip simultaneously, or with one operation" (lines 26-27), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Paper Holder and Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved paper cutter. This design "relates to that class of paper holders and cutters in which the paper is drawn through a holder and severed at any desired point. Its objects are to secure a cheap, simple, durable, efficient, and easily-manipulated apparatus capable, if required, of holding several sheets of the same or different widths, which can be fed side by side and cut to the requisite length, leaving a projecting edge behind the cutter to afford ready means of drawing out the succeeding sheet" (lines 9-19).
Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "has for its object the production of a simple, cheap, and effective device whereby the ants are confined to a space within the circle of the trap, speedily captured, and exterminated. It consists in a trap constructed with a circular flanged pit provided with tubes leading therefrom to a central ant-receptacle; also, in the details of construction of the trap" (lines 8-16).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Barnes, Robert Hanson & Salles, George Camiel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Watch-Chain.

Description: Design patent for a rosary watch-chain that includes strings of beads, hearts, an image of the "Virgin Mary," and a watch-key in the shape of a crucifix. There is no accompanying illustration.
Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Graham, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cultivator and Corn-Planter

Description: Patent for "a planter that shall be self-covering and adjustable as to the transverse and longitudinal space between the hills and rows, and which at the same time may be regulated as to the amount of material fed at each throw of the seed-slide, and which will also mark off the adjacent row as the machine advances" (lines 10-16).
Date: August 23, 1887
Creator: Westhoff, Emil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame-fastener. This design "consists of an adjustable regulating fastener for the upper and lower ends of the hames, and this fastener is further provided with a swinging loop, to which the breast-strap may be attached on the lower fastener and the strap on the upper fastener when desired" (lines 19-25).
Date: September 29, 1885
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coupling for Wagon Tires.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the wheel-fellies, one of which has a longitudinal socket, of the overlapping sections secured to the contiguous ends of the tire, and having projecting lugs, an adjusting-bolt carried by one of the lugs and bearing against the other lug, and a protecting-plate having a threaded opening for the passage of the bolt and interposed between the end of the felly in which [a] socket is formed, and the lug adjacent thereto" (lines 80-90).
Date: June 15, 1886
Creator: Simon, Henry Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design consists "[i]n a garden cultivator, the frame having slotted arm [that is] journaled, clevis, standard with plow, slotted arm, and wheels . . . [and] handles, adjusted . . . to lower and raise said handles" (lines 59-67).
Date: June 22, 1886
Creator: Miltenberger, Emile Rudolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riding Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle. This design "provide[s] a flexible or elastic seat, consisting of a number of thicknesses of tanned sheepskin, with the wool on, between the saddle-tree covering and the ordinary external rawhide or other covering, thus preventing the said covering from resting on the inner edges of the saddle-tree side bars, which forms a comfortable and easy saddle; and, in addition to this, [the] invention relates to the opening rearwardly and laterally in the saddle-tree for attaching the girth-rigging thereto, in place of the ordinary rings" (lines 30-41).
Date: July 6, 1886
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse Collar.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horse collar. This design "consists in forming a portion of the large roll of the collar with leather, and the other part with canvas or ducking of two thicknesses, between which double part of ducking or canvas is placed a medicated composition and preservative, which serves as a remedial agent for the galling of horses shoulders', and as a preventative against gnawing of the collar by vermin. It also relates to an improved manner of stitching together the collar roll" (lines 13-23).
Date: August 7, 1883
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cotton Chopper and Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper and scraper. This design consists in "the combination of a central beam having a slot at its rear end and a hook at its front end, the laterally-adjustable bars connected with said beam, the scraper-standards pivoted to the adjustable bars, the front clevis for the beam, and rear yoke or support having a transverse pin, and the suspension-chains with a supporting-frame" (lines 101-108).
Date: November 1, 1881
Creator: McCaskill, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Snap Hook.

Description: Patent for a new and improved snap hook. This design "consists in a hook provided with a sliding latch on the shank and on the end of the hook, whereby this hook will remain closed in whatever position it is placed" (lines 11-14).
Date: December 12, 1882
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saddle Pad.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle pad. This design "consists of a saddle-pad formed of an upper and lower cover connected by lacing, provided with pockets, and filled intermediately with layers of felt or cloth" (lines 13-16). The saddle pad was designed to increase comfort for the rider while maintaining comfort for the animal.
Date: May 30, 1882
Creator: Hake, Francis Anton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Safety Hook and Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined hook and buckle. This design "is especially adapted for use upon the back-bands, whether of leather or canvas, of harnesses, and for receiving and holding the leather trace or trace-chains of the harness; but it may be attached to various other parts of the harness, and used for various other purposes. The buckle part of the device is composed of a suitable frame . . . and a bar formed or provided with points or small tongues for holding the strap or canvas adapted to slide in the frame" (lines 9-21).
Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thill Carrier for Harness.

Description: Patent for a new and improved thill-carrier for harnesses. This design utilizes a loop or ring, and "[b]y this construction of the thill-carriers it will be seen that the trouble and annoyance of running the thills into and backing them out of the thill-carriers are entirely overcome, and by means of the loops or rings . . . the thills are perfectly confined in the carriers . . . [they] may be made very cheap, and also very ornamental to the harness" (lines 66-76).
Date: March 13, 1883
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pest control device. This design "consist[s] of the flexible air-supply funnel, having end-supporting and mouth-distending rim, terminating in vertical bottom legs or branches, the gas generator, the air-inlet tube having the valve, and the rigid gas-discharge tube" (lines 22-28).
Date: December 25, 1883
Creator: Grafton, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department