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Protector for Type-Writer Frames.

Description: Patent for typewriter frame protector. The protector attaches to the part of the typewriter frame which is subjected to frequent contact by the user. The protector prevents the frame from wear which can lead to rust.
Date: March 12, 1918
Creator: Glasscock, Gerald A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surf-Toboggan

Description: Patent for improvements to surf toboggans so that the outer casing does not have to be ripped out in order to turn the toboggan inside out for drying purposes. This invention includes flaps with lacings on the inner and outer casings.
Date: April 16, 1918
Creator: Silvernail, George E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Touch System Hand Rest

Description: Patent for touch system hand rest. The invention is to be used with typewriters and provide support for the user's arms.
Date: November 20, 1917
Creator: Anderson, Walter J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Snath Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved snath fastener. This design "relates to devices for attaching scythes to their handles; and it consists in certain improvements in the construction of the same" (lines 17-20).
Date: April 11, 1882
Creator: Schultze, August
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Composition For Roofing And Paving.

Description: Patent for a process "to produce a compound which is strong, tenacious, and pliable, which will not be affected by climatic changes, and which will resist the corrosive action of acids and alkalies; and to this end my invention consists in a compound composed of asphaltum, pine-tar, and oxide of iron, as will more fully hereinafter appear.” (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions.
Date: May 9, 1882
Creator: Lee, Archibald K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pile for Use in the Construction of Wharves and Other Structures.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pile. This design "relates to that class of piles which have a portion of their length most exposed to decay and destruction from worms constructed of metal, and that portion of their lengths above the water and beneath the water-bed constructed of wood" (lines 25-30).
Date: June 27, 1882
Creator: Franklin, Robert M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Yielding and Buoyant Pile Breakwater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved breakwater. This design is "of a cheap, durable, and efficient breakwater for localities exposed to the destructive action of the waves; and it consists mainly in a line of single-column buoyant piles, arranged side-by-side, and grouped together in sections . . . and anchored to their water-bed, and also in certain constructions and combination of parts" (lines 28-35).
Date: June 27, 1882
Creator: Franklin, Robert M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fare-Box.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, fraud preventing fare-box for street-railways.
Date: August 8, 1882
Creator: Alexander, Samuel & Boyle, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spark Arrester.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spark arrester. This design "consists in the construction and arrangement of devices by means of which the sparks are extinguished and the cinders distributed on the road-bed, while the fine dust is delivered into the ash-box" (lines 19-23).
Date: September 12, 1882
Creator: Nichols, George B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carpenter's Square.

Description: Patent for a new and improved carpenter's square. This design calls for ribs or ridges running lengthwise along the blades and a thicker, more durable square between the blades. In this way, only the ribs or ridges suffer wear, and the square lasts longer.
Date: October 3, 1882
Creator: Callihan, Willie Hoyle
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Walking Stool for Children.

Description: Patent for a new and improved walker for children. This design "is to facilitate placing the child, and to avoid any risk of injury, and, further, to make the stool easy for the body and arms of the child" (lines 13-16). This end is achieved with a hinged section of the walking ring, which may be opened to allow in the child.
Date: October 3, 1882
Creator: Peterson, Gustav
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Easel and Phonograph Horn Tripod.

Description: Patent for a new and improved easel and phonograph horn tripod. This design "is to construct a device which may be used for holding phonograph-horns of different sizes at any desired height, and which also may be employed for holding a painting, or for the use of an artist. [The] invention consists in the combination of a pair of cross-bars, a hinged brace for supporting the bars at any required angle, and an adjustable device for regulating the spread of the bars and of the brace" (lines 22-31).
Date: August 12, 1890
Creator: Minot, Kendall James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Freezing Wine.

Description: Patent for a device that cools wine and liquor. The device "will produce the desired results in much shorter time than is now employed by the common method and apparatus" (lines 11-14).
Date: May 9, 1893
Creator: Wadhams, Arthur
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grease-Trap.

Description: Patent for a grease-trap that improves on a patent previously granted to the inventor (No. 506,690). The improvement includes providing "a strainer device for sewer traps, and the like, which will prevent any solid matter passing therethrough, and at the same time capable of being removed for the purpose of cleansing, repairs or other purposes" (lines 22-26).
Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Heffron, Isaac
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Fender.

Description: Patent for a simple car-fender that improves on the types of "fenders which are attached to the front end of street and other car trucks for the purpose of saving human life by preventing a body from being thrown under the car wheels" (lines 10-14). The invention does not let a body under the car wheels.
Date: May 22, 1894
Creator: Rau, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for a rail joint that consists of a chair with a base plate and inwardly projecting flanges, a rail web, two plates that hook under the flanges and hold the rail in place, and two bolts that go through the plates and the rail.
Date: June 19, 1894
Creator: Perkins, Miles O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway-Joint.

Description: Patent for a railway-joint in which "the chairs at the sides of the rails have a dovetail connection with a connecting block or tie extending through the webs of the rails" (lines 9-12). The invention has an improved construction, can be adjusted, and can be laterally removed from the rails.
Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Brown, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad-Crossing.

Description: Patent for a simple and durable railroad-crossing that "consists of a center piece, and two side pieces for clamping the main track rails in place" (lines 12-14). It can be easily set up and connected with the rails.
Date: December 26, 1893
Creator: Keenan, Michael J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cooking-Stove.

Description: Patent for a cooking stove that uses heat from a charcoal furnace efficiently, which increases the length the stove is hot and decreases the risk of suffocation from the gas given off by the furnace.
Date: June 12, 1894
Creator: Hayes, Rebecca Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Breakwater, &c.

Description: Patent for an improved way of constructing piers, jetties, breakwaters, and similar structures. "It can be constructed from boats, barges, or from a trestle, or can be built continuously from a starting-point on shore to the objective point in the lake, bay, gulf, or other body of water" (lines 17-21). This invention is especially useful for places that don't have banks or ledges.
Date: August 9, 1892
Creator: Shannon, Alexander M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Record, Diary, and Ledger

Description: Patent for improvements to books by combining "a general record, a diary, a ledger, and index leaves, including the months and days of the week and alphabetical and numerical indices" (lines 10-12).
Date: August 30, 1892
Creator: Meyer, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game Counter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved game-counter. This design consists "in a tabular counting device of novel construction applicable to counting with great accuracy and exemption from dispute, together with a clear exhibit of progress and result, in the game of dominoes and other games, such as whist, euchre, casino, &c., also applicable as a petty-cash counter" (lines 8-14).
Date: September 13, 1892
Creator: Herbert, William B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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