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Quilting Attachment for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting attachment for sewing machines. This design "has for its object to connect the quilting-frame and the sewing-machine so that the action of the machine will automatically propel the quilting frame; and it consists in the construction, combination, and arrangement of the several parts" (lines 17-22).
Date: September 26, 1882
Creator: German, Francis M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Non-Refillable Bottle.

Description: Patent for non-refillable bottles "which in order to obtain access to its contents will have to be sufficiently mutilated or altered in appearance so that it cannot be again used as an original package for the fraudulent sale of an imitation liquid." (Line 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Clinton, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Telephone-Transmitter.

Description: Patent for a granulated-electrode phone transmitter that is designed to be simple and "constructed so that the granulated-electrode cannot become displaced from the cell" (lines 10-12).
Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Telephone-Transmitter.

Description: Patent for "a simple transmitter in which the greatest volume of sound may be transmitted without causing grating or rattling." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Axle-Skein.

Description: Patent for an axle-skein. Its purpose is "to improve the construction of axle-skeins, to increase their strength and durability, and to decrease the wear of the same at the bottom thereof" (lines 10-14).
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Finley, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Revolving Cabinet.

Description: Patent for a revolving cabinet that "shall constitute a counter or a part of the same, or that may be used as a kitchen-table, and at the same time serve as a convenient receptacle for the safe storage of general articles of merchandise and household supplies, which shall be maintained in a clean and fresh condition and be easy to access" (lines 12-19). There is an opening on the counter to access the trapezoidal trays that can rotate underneath.
Date: September 26, 1896
Creator: Smith, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Telephone-Transmitter.

Description: Patent for a telephone-transmitter "with a diaphragm and carbon button carried thereby, of a spring-supported flaring conical carbon-cell provided with a flange covered with soft material and resting on the carbon button carried by the diaphragm, the carbon-cell being filled with granulated carbon resting in contact with the carbon button" (lines 13-19). This is meant to optimize the volume of sound being transmitted.
Date: October 20, 1896
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trawl-Line.

Description: Patent for a trawl-line that is supported so that it "can be caused to travel continuously in the same or reversed directions at will" (lines 12-14). The invention prevents "the choking of the line supporting pulleys with grasses and other foreign matter, and also to enable the ready adjustment of the pulley son the posts to change the elevation of the trawl-line and the depth of dip of the hooks in the water" (lines 16-21).
Date: July 24, 1894
Creator: White, Warren Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Plows.

Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-plows by making the plow blades curved for the purpose of breaking up the land to prevent the plow from clogging. (Lines 27-30) The plow can break up the soil and laying off seed-furrows simply by reversing and removing the blades to a different position of the frame. (Lines 59-60) Illustration is included.
Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Picker and Cleaner.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-picker and cleaner by using rotary breakers combined with fixed breakers to break the branches and outer coverings of the cotton in the bolls. The cotton then passes through an “inclined-way” where the rotary breakers are spirally-arranged on a concentric cylinder to carry the cotton out of the cleaner. (Lines 69-75) Illustration is included.
Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Hoes.

Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-hoes for the purpose of saving time when spacing and thinning cotton plants by providing an angular handle with bent arms that can be attached to the back of the hoes. The hoe is made up with three separate cutters with spaces in between to allow young plants equally spaced in each row. The middle cutter can be removed when second thinning is needed to avoid injuring the plants. Illustration is included.
Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Stalk and Cane-Puller.

Description: Patent for improvement in stalk puller by using “two pointed teeth or prongs peculiarly constructed, and secured to a suitable handle to which an adjustable fulcrum is connected, in order to allow the implement to be manipulated by persons of different statures and strength.” (Lines 18-22) Illustration is included.
Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Three-Horse Equalizers.

Description: Patent for improvement in treble-trees by using “two stretcher-loops that are jointed on the double-tree at points on each side of the centre, so that the strain is not at one point, but somewhat distributed.” (Lines 42-44) “The loops can be adjusted so that should there be any material inequality in the strength of the three horses, one can equalized by arranging the loops accordingly nearer to or further away from the centre on either one or both sides.” (Lines 45-49) Illustration is included.
Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Two-Horse Equalizers.

Description: Patent for an adjustable device that redistributes weight so that two animals of unequal strength can perform their equal share of work. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 2, 1870
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mosquito Bar Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mosquito netting. This design "relates to mosquito-bar frames, and its object is to provide a device possessing superior advantages in point of simplicity, inexpensiveness, ease of adjustment, and general efficiency" (lines 9-13).
Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Williams, Gilbert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improvement to washing machines that will be "simple and economical in construction and efficient in use" (lines 13-14).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Austin, John Overton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate

Description: Patent for improvements in farm gates, with description of parts and use and illustrations.
Date: November 24, 1885
Creator: Terry, Hiram
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting frame for sewing machines. This design consists "[i]n a quilting frame, the combination, with suitable supporting standards having an inclined V-shaped track secured thereto, of a rail having rollers mounted upon the side thereof and traveling upon said track, depending brackets secured to the ends of said rail, transverse secured to the ends of said depending rods, and rollers having bearing in said transverse strips" (lines 3-11).
Date: December 9, 1884
Creator: German, Francis M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Sheltering Animals.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal shelter. This design "relates to a device which may be adapted for use as a hen's nest, a dog-kennel, a stable for domestic animals, or for analogous purposes. The principle of construction prevalent in all these different adaptations for use of the device consists of certain improved means for automatically closing the door as the animal steps into a vertically-swinging compartment, and for automatically opening the door as the animal leaves said swinging compartment" (lines 13-23).
Date: December 21, 1880
Creator: Austin, John Overton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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