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Oil Can Spout.

Description: Patent for new improvements to oil can where an attachment to the can is made and acts as both a stopper and a spout
Date: October 10, 1911
Creator: Melvin, Joe D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

DRESS - SUPPORTER.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvement in dress-supporters for the purpose of providing "simple and effective means for removing the weight of a dress-skirt" (lines 9-11) from the hips and shoulders of the wearer, including illustrations.
Date: May 27, 1902
Creator: Caruthers, Martha J.
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Hog Trough

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Hog-Troughs" (lines 5-6).
Date: December 5, 1905
Creator: Bookout, Hugh B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Solid-Rim Wood Column.

Description: Patent for a new construction for wooden columns that were previously produced by joining strips of wood together.
Date: February 27, 1906
Creator: Robinson, Lee A. & Bible, Hunley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wood-Boring Machine.

Description: Patent for a wood boring machine "which is especially adapted to bore holes of extreme length in columns or like structural members by cutting away only a portion of the wood forming hole in same" (lines 11-15).
Date: March 13, 1906
Creator: Bible, Hunley & Robinson, Lee A.
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Combination-Tool

Description: Patent for a combination-tool which includes a putty-knife and hammer and claw. The idea is that when one tool is in use, the other portion can be closed away.
Date: May 22, 1906
Creator: Carlton, Thomas R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame and Trace Connector.

Description: Patent for a hame and trace connector. "The object of the invention is to provide a hame and trace connection having means to prevent the parts of the same from becoming disconnected." (lines 14-17)
Date: March 6, 1906
Creator: Lindsay, George F.
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Hame-Hook

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in Hame-Hooks." (lines 5-6). "The object of the invention is to provide a hame-hook which shall be simple of construction, durable in use, comparatively inexpensive of production, and by means of which the tug or trace chain may be easily attached to the hame at various heights and be securely retained in position." (lines 12-18)
Date: September 23, 1902
Creator: Lindsay, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Railway-Gates.

Description: Patent for "automatically operating slide-gates which are operated by pressure on treadles, and are suitable for use either as farm-gates or railroad-gates." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 28, 1878
Creator: McCaffrey, James M. & Larkin, James
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for "a press by means of which the cotton can be backed and pressed into the bale in small quantities at a time, by alternating pressing a quantity, then lifting the follower, and inserting more, and pressing again, and so on until the bale is formed." (Lines 19-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 16, 1875
Creator: Frost, Willis Lee
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Improvement in Fire-Escapes.

Description: Patent for improving fire-escapes and provides a portable instrument that "may be used for letting persons directly down from buildings, or for carrying them from the upper stories of buildings to others buildings at a distance" (lines 9-12).
Date: August 28, 1877
Creator: Staples, George S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flue-Beader.

Description: Patent for a tool that allows a boiler flue to rotate while not letting any steam out of the flue. This allows for the projecting end of the flue to turn without damaging itself and makes taking the flue apart easier for workmen.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Hutchison, Wilson F.
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Improvement in Churns.

Description: Patent for the improved design of churns "in which the dasher-shaft is vertical and receives rotation by gearing at the top of the churn" (2nd para.), including illustrations.
Date: January 25, 1876
Creator: Davis, Henry T.
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Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design "relates to improvements in motors in which a screw or spiral operates in conjunction with suitable gearing; and the object of my improvement is to convert a vertically-reciprocating motion into a rotary for driving any light machinery" (lines 15-20).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Chisholm, Toliver Lynn
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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad-cars. This design "relates to car-couplings; and it has for its object to provide improved devices whereby the cars may be automatically coupled; and further, to provide improved devices for this purpose which shall be simple in construction and thoroughly effective in operation" (10-16).
Date: September 23, 1884
Creator: Reid, Henry
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Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and effective nut-lock that can be easily installed and locks the nuts on rail joints into place and can be easily removed.
Date: December 12, 1893
Creator: Doane, Stephen Olin
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Band Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved band stretcher. This design "relates to improvements in band-stretchers in which a windlass, crank, and ratchets operate in conjunction with a sliding clamp; and the object of [the] improvement is to provide a device with which the ends of a band may be drawn together and held for the purpose of lacing" (lines 15-21).
Date: February 23, 1886
Creator: Lawrence, Joseph A.
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Improvement in Leather-Cutting Gages

Description: Patent for improvement in leather cutting-gages in order to negate the need for the set-screw at the end of the gage handle that is needed to hold the rule. The document contains instructions and illustrations of the device.
Date: April 17, 1877
Creator: Lindsay, George F.
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Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton planter. This design "consists in the combination, with the slotted hopper-bottom, of the hinged and curved cut-offs and their spring, whereby the escape of seed will be prevented, except as forced out by the prongs of the feed-wheel" (lines 19-23).
Date: January 24, 1882
Creator: Byers, Anthony Walter & Dorser, James Carrol
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department