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Lifter and Turner.

Description: Patent for a lifter and turner tool to lift pots, pans, kettles and lids, and for turning and lifting food.
Date: February 12, 1918
Creator: Milliorn, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pie-Carrier Cabinet

Description: Patent for an improved pie carrier cabinet. This cabinet is designed to be strong, light, and produced cheaply. It provides increased accessibility and convivence when it comes to viewing or removing pies from it.
Date: April 23, 1918
Creator: Blalock, Clovis Coffey
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for a nut lock, with which a nut can be locked on a threaded bolt or stud to prevent moving the bolt or stud. It can also be detached without damaging the the nut, bolt, or thread.
Date: February 12, 1918
Creator: Capron, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Classifier and Separator.

Description: Patent for classifiers and separators used in mining to separate solids and liquids in the tank. It allows for easy removal and replacement of parts as they wear.
Date: March 19, 1918
Creator: Allen, Charles
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Automobile Hay-Rake.

Description: Patent for "an improved hay rake, for farm use, adapted to be attached to and operated by an automobile or motor truck or wagon." (lines 8-11) including illustrations.
Date: December 25, 1917
Creator: Holeman, David O.
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Method of Welding

Description: Patent for an improved method of welding broken frames in portions of machinery that are difficult to access, with illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 23, 1918
Creator: Brown, Charles Henry
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Process for Making Cattle Food

Description: Patent for providing "a process whereby cattle food may be economically produced from sotol which, when combined with certain other food products, will produce an equivalent to alfalfa and which can be produced at a cost far below that required to provide a feed of the same amount of alfalfa &c., &c." lines 17-23
Date: February 26, 1918
Creator: Thatcher, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Train Stop

Description: Patent for an automatic train stop. Used to simplify the construction where fewer magnets and changeable switches are necessary. To provide an automatic train control mechanism with a normally closed circuit, the breakage or disarrangement of any part that would ensure the stopping of the train.
Date: May 21, 1918
Creator: Bulla, Melbern B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Separating Device.

Description: Patent for an automatic separating device. This device operates with a link that connects the float level at the top of the tank with a valve handle at the bottom of the tank to control discharge from the tank.
Date: January 22, 1918
Creator: Allen, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for an improved bailing press "especially designed for forming hay, straw, cotton, &c., &c.... into compressed, compact bales" (lines 10-13) that requires less effort and power for stronger compression results.
Date: March 12, 1910
Creator: North, Clarence L.
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Cigar or Cigarette Holder

Description: Patent for improvements to cigar and cigarette holders so that the stub (butt) of the cigar/cigarette can be easily ejected, thereby decreasing the instances of choking. This also makes the mouthpiece easier to clean and therefore, more sanitary.
Date: May 14, 1918
Creator: McClintock, Herbert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cigarette Package.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Cigarette Packages" (lines 5-6) including "the method of dispensing or extracting cigarettes from the package and as well to the method of making a cigarette package" (lines 9-12), including one illustration.
Date: September 5, 1922
Creator: Sohn, Elmer L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dynamometer for Locomotives.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dynamometer for locomotives. This design is "to provide a novel construction in dynamometers for indicating the traction power of locomotives" (lines 9-11). It consists in "a draw-head, a chamber containing a liquid located therein, a piston operating in said chamber, means for connecting said piston with the opposite draw-head, suitable tubing connecting with the said chamber, and a pressure-gage mounted upon or attached to the said tubing and actuated by the said liquid" (lines 29-37).
Date: January 13, 1891
Creator: Innes, Robert H.
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Ore-Separator.

Description: Patent for an improved, efficient, simple, and durable ore separator that quickly separates precious metals from sand. The operator puts the unfiltered material in the top of the separator, the material goes down a slide, through a stirrer, and out the other end.
Date: August 15, 1893
Creator: Dilworth, Robert
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Crate for Shipping Bananas.

Description: Patent for a crate for shipping bananas that does not hurt the fruit during shipping. The crate separates the bunches so the bananas do not get crushed, and the crate is ventilated to prevent decay.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Andrews, Otis
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Combined Cigar-Clipper and Match-Box.

Description: Patent for a combined cigar-clipper and match-box "in which the matches will be delivered with a regular feed, so that it will be highly inconvenient for persons to carry away more than one or two matches" (lines 10-13).
Date: August 18, 1896
Creator: Campo, Ysidro Del
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fastening Device for Fence-Runners.

Description: Patent for a fastening-device for fence-runners that is a staple and tie-wire in one. The device will not be drawn or displaced regardless of its placement in relationship to the runner.
Date: October 20, 1896
Creator: Logan, Paul H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Implement for Replacing Inner Tubes of Pneumatic Tires.

Description: Patent for a device for replacing the inner tubes of pneumatic tires, designed especially for bicycle tires. The device "will take hold of the end of the inner tube without liability of cutting it, and that will grip it with a degree of tightness proportionate to the amount of force required to pull it through the outer casing" (lines 41-45). This is easier than previous methods of replacing inner tubes.
Date: October 27, 1896
Creator: McCutcheon, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Elevator.

Description: Patent for a water-elevator that elevates huge amounts of water for ranches and irrigating. The elevator "can be easily operated by the direct pull of a single animal, which passes and repasses the well during the operation of raising and lowering the well bucket, and by this means contemplates dispersing with the necessity of winding drums or windlasses and horse powers, which are usually employed in connection with water elevators" (lines 16-23).
Date: February 13, 1894
Creator: Campbell, George William
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Bicycle.

Description: Patent for a bicycle that is safer than other bicycles. It has compensating gearing so that "the variations in leverage in the various positions assumed by the pedal crank are equalized" (lines 12-13).
Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Lillibridge, Freeman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sinking Hydraulic Piles.

Description: Patent for new and improved sinking hydraulic piles. This design has for its object "the sinking of wooden or other piles in quicksand or ground in which the lateral pressure upon the piles practically prevents their being driven beyond a certain depth. To that end [the design] make[s] use of a jet of water supplied at the entering-point of the pile, and in connection therewith [the design] also use[s] weight applied at the upper end of the pile" (lines 8-16).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Blake, Lowell Everett.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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