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Wire-Tightener

Description: Patent for invented certain new and useful improvement in Wire-Tightener invention relates to an improvement in and it consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices, that will be more fully set here in after and particularly pointed out in the claim.
Date: January 22, 1889
Creator: Bulter, Constant, B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sorghum Boiler and Evaporator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved boiler and evaporator for sorghum. This design consists in "[an] evaporating pan having the partition walls, the elbow-tubes pivoted in the lower edge of said partitions, and capable of being turned parallel to the bottom of said pan at any angle or perpendicular thereto, [a] copper coil laid in a serpentine groove, made in the bottom of said pan, one end passing through one end of said pan and connecting with a steam generator, and having a valve to regulate the flow of steam, the other end of said coil passing through the other end of said pan" (lines 83-94).
Date: February 16, 1886
Creator: Wynn, John Clinton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a fence-wire stretcher with an improved clamping device for holding the wire after it has already been drawn. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: Sharpe, Thomas F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash-Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in sash holders, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Morrow, Scott A. & Halcom, Jarret Conklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

General Highway Map Hunt County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Hunt County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage betweem points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, state roadside parks, airline routes, and airfields. Map includes ten inset maps - Merit, Peniel, Inset No. 1, Inset No. 2, Fairlie, Cash, Floyd, Kingston, Jardin, and Inset No. 3 - and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features in the lower-right corner. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1940
Creator: Texas State Highway Department
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Hunt Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hunt County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, surveys of land, and towns. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil and appear to denote the addition of names and roads. Scale [ca. 1:66,667] (2000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1914
Creator: Pressler, C. W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Ironing-Table

Description: Patent for ironing tables that can be knocked down and packed into a small compass for transportation or storage.
Date: April 29, 1913
Creator: Kennedy, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fly-Fan.

Description: Patent for improvements in fly fans, is to use the fan in conjunction “with screen doors whereby during the opening and closing of the door the fan will be operated in a direction to direct a current of air outwardly and thereby act as a barrier against the ingress of flies” (lines 16-21). Illustration is included.
Date: October 7, 1913
Creator: Williams, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ironing-Board.

Description: Patent for collapsible and compact object intended "for expediting the ironing operation" (lines 11-12).
Date: April 7, 1914
Creator: Jacobs, William Ramsey
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Badge.

Description: Patent for a badge that is to be pinned or worn upon the coat or other garment with the representation of the human eye that is capable of being winked or moved. The bade is to be used for advertising, humor or salutations, included illustration.
Date: December 30, 1913
Creator: Connor, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Body.

Description: Patent for a vehicle body that the side and end panels of the body will be effectively braced in applied position, including illustrations.
Date: May 8, 1917
Creator: Traylor, Ezra, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recording Door-Lock

Description: Patent for "a continuous-recording lock suitable for bonded warehouses, factories, stores, public buildings, offices &c., and by a slight modification applicable, also, for private residences" (lines 7-11).
Date: January 1, 1889
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cultivator and Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator and planter. This design consists in "the combination of the box having the slot and the three apertures in the side of the slot . . . the reciprocating seed-slide, and the sliding and adjustable plate . . . having the slot near its end and engaging with the free leg of the staple" (lines 100-110).
Date: February 26, 1889
Creator: Carter, Edward D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse Hay Rake.

Description: Patent for a new and improved axle for hay rakes. This design consists in "[t]he rake-head comprising the middle section and end sections, and the links having their opposite ends pivoted, respectively, to the front and rear side at the outer ends of the [one] section and the inner ends of the [other] sections" (lines 19-24).
Date: August 7, 1888
Creator: Milam, Moses L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Badge.

Description: Design patent for a badge, "consisting of a plate or body ornamented on one side with the representation of a rising sun, an arm and hand, a serpent, and a shackle and lock" (lines 43-46). The accompanying illustration is not available.
Date: July 26, 1887
Creator: Horton, Henry A. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvement of automatic car coupling and uncoupling devices.
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air Ship.

Description: Patent for air ship design lifted by balloon with vertical adjustable sails. Accompanied with illustrations.
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Appling, Marby P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "a draw-head and a swinging coupling-hook pivoted therein, of the rock-shaft having the crank-arm provided with the grooved head, the chain arranged in said groove and connected with the hook, the ratchet-disk on the shaft, and the pawl for engaging the ratchet-disk" (lines 76-82).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Nutting, Adrian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the draw-head, the coupling-hook supported therein and having a limited longitudinal movement, the front edge of said hook being formed with inclined faces . . . and a vertical face arranged to engage proper faces in the draw-head, the forward movement of said hook being limited by [the] inclined faces . . . and vertical face, and its backward movement of bolt or stud and its upward movement by engagement of [one] surface with [another] surface" (lines 93-103).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Door.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car door. This design "has for an object to provide a simple construction by which the door in its open and closed positions may be pressed firmly in against the side of the car, and by which the door may more perfectly protect the contents of the car from the weather than the doors of ordinary construction" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Door.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car door. This design "has for an object to provide a simple and convenient construction by which the door, which is mainly intended for grain-cars, may be pressed firmly against the bottom of the car and fastened, so it will not shake loose in making a trip, may be easily started in opening, and will be efficient and durable" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hypodermic Syringe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hypodermic syringe. This design consists in "the combination of a barrel, a sleeve secured to said barrel and having a diaphragm adapted to close the end of the barrel, a needle-carrier having a cylindrical projection working in the sleeve, an outlet-tube secured to the needle-carrier and extending through the diaphragm in the sleeve, and a coiled spring arranged around said tube within the cylindrical projection of the needle-carrier" (lines 71-80).
Date: April 26, 1887
Creator: Dunbar, Addison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department