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Animal Hopple

Description: Patent for certain new improvements in animal hopples. This device prevents animals from rearing up in the front when it is worn. The device consists of several plates and a collar with a connecting chain.
Date: June 2, 1914
Creator: Hentschel, Andrew J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bridle and Bit.

Description: Patent for improvements to Bridles and Bits, specifically what are known as stranglers, used to easily gain control over an animal by exerting pressure on its nose, operated by a slight pull on the auxiliary reins. This patent also provides for a device which activates the strangler when the driver releases it and the animal steps on it.
Date: April 7, 1914
Creator: Hentschel, Andrew J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for improvements in rail-joint designed to secure the abutting ends of the rails of a railway (lines 12-13). Illustration is included.
Date: July 8, 1913
Creator: Stelzig, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bridle.

Description: Patent for "a bridle wherein means for controlling a horse is provided." (lines 15-16) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 16, 1915
Creator: Hentschel, Andrew J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow.

Description: Patent for a harrow that is easily adjustable to different situations.
Date: December 14, 1909
Creator: Baumgarten, Johan Christian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Furnace.

Description: Patent for a portable coal burning furnace for use in cooking in pots that can be adjusted for different size pots.
Date: August 11, 1908
Creator: Ruhmann, Gustav E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Furnace

Description: Patent for a portable furnace to be used with pots and kettles. Illustrations included.
Date: December 31, 1907
Creator: Ruhmann, Gustave E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[W. D. Keuper Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored, oval-shaped, and says, "Good for 25 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "W.D. Keuper, Schulenburg, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[50-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored, oval-shaped, and says, "Good for 50 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "W.D. Keuper, Schulenburg, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[$1.00 Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored, oval-shaped, and says, "Good for $1.00 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "W. D. Keuper, Schulenburg, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[5-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored, oval-shaped, and says, "Good for 5 [cents] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "W. D. Keuper, Schulenburg, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[10-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored, oval-shaped, and says, "Good for 10 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "W. D. Keu[per], Schulenburg, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for a "press as simple in construction and operation as possible, of sufficient power to do the work effectively, and arranged to be readily moved from place to place at pleasure" (lines 12-16).
Date: February 19, 1889
Creator: Hillman, William & Ripple, Joseph F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Seed Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-seed cleaner. This design "is to be used in connection with a machine for removing short lint from cotton-seed . . . The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved cotton-seed cleaner, which is simple and durable in construction and very effectively removes all impurities from the shell of the seed. . . . The invention consists of a revolving horizontal disk-brush and of a fixed table provided with emery-slabs and perforated plates and in contact with the brush" (lines 8-21).
Date: March 19, 1889
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Extracting Oils

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement "in a novel process and combination of devices or apparatus for extracting the oil from cotton seeds and other oil bearing seeds" (lines 8-12). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 14, 1886
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Press for Expressing Oil from Cotton and Other Seeds.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil-press. This design "consists in certain novel constructions and combination of the pressing-plates with each other and the ram of the press, and in means for operating said plates in independent series, whereby great efficiency is obtained, and the plates, which are guttered or grooved, may be readily cleaned" (lines 18-24).
Date: December 21, 1886
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool for Removing Chips from Mortises.

Description: Patent for a new and improved chisel. This design "consist[s] of a body portion which is taped from its shank to near its point, the said point being provided with a barbed portion having a round swell" (lines 57-61).
Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Winzenreid, Godfrey
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn Dasher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn-dasher for butter churns. This design calls for two weights on opposite ends of the bottom of the churn-dasher so that the dasher will "revolve with greater force and to balance it more easily upon its pivot" (lines 17-18). This lessens the wear on the bottom of the churn, which increases the longevity of the dasher.
Date: April 11, 1882
Creator: Pinter, Francis T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "form[s] a trap or destroyer for ants which can be placed around the top of their hole and then filled with some poisonous compound, so that when the ants attempt to crawl over the ring, frame, or collar they will be poisoned by the compound, and thus destroyed" (lines 23-29). By utilizing a drip to distribute the poison to the ring, frame, or collar, the poison is replenished as it evaporates.
Date: February 14, 1882
Creator: Pinter, Francis T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "consists, first, in the combination of an adjustable support which is pivoted to the side of the beam, and which has secured to its lower end a series of revolving arms which terminate in broad cutters, for cutting the sod as it is turned over by the mold-board as the plow is drawn along; second, in the revolving cutter, which runs along upon the land side and cuts the sod where the next furrow is to be cut, and thus takes the place of the usual colter, which runs in advance of the plow and cuts the sod just as it is about to be turned over" (lines 13-25).
Date: November 20, 1883
Creator: Pinter, Francis T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed Governor for Cotton Gins.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feed-governor for cotton gins. This design "feed[s] to the saws a layer of cotton that is thinner in the center, and the suction of the inner saws will draw in from the thicker edges formed by [this] governor such a portion of cotton as shall make the whole supply to the gin-saws even and regular, thereby preventing all the choking [of existing gins]" (lines 90-96).
Date: December 4, 1883
Creator: Schaefer, Henry P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Baling Press.

Description: Patent for "an improved construction of hydraulic baling-presses, whereby it is designed to provide simple and more durable and reliable presses of this kind than any now in use" (lines 8-12).
Date: July 29, 1884
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department