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Improvement in Wheel-Cultivators.

Description: Patent for "an improved wheel-cultivator, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted for use in marking the ground, covering the seed, and cultivating the plants." (Lines 9-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 25, 1876
Creator: Riddle, William N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Johnson Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Johnson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:166,667] (5000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1887
Creator: Blau, F. G.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for a new cotton chopper design that improves the chopper blades' driving gear and the general construction of this type of device, includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 27, 1913
Creator: Wheeler, Truzy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lifting-Jack.

Description: Patent for a mechanical device improvements to lift heavy loads or to apply great forces.
Date: April 29, 1913
Creator: Graves, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process of Obtaining Oil and Stock Food from Cotton-Seed.

Description: Patent for a process for preparing stock food and extracting oil from cotton seed. The objectives include obtaining more oil from seed and a very nutritious stock food. The other objectives are eliminating waste of the residue after the oil has been extracted, regulating protein, and killing germs from the food. The patent includes illustrations.
Date: July 22, 1913
Creator: Covey, Thomas H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator-Cuff

Description: Patent for a cultivator cuff, which is directed to improvements in connections for cultivator beams, and has for its object to so construct a device of this character that the distance between the shovel standard and the beam may be regulated and adjusted, and held in position independently and without molesting the angle or fastenings which control the angle of the shovel standard.
Date: September 21, 1915
Creator: Forrester, Robert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Jack and Wrench.

Description: Patent for a combined jack and wrench. This patent focuses on a combined wagon jack and wrench, which acts as a wheel removing device.
Date: November 18, 1913
Creator: Gregory, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Swinging Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved swinging gate. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the main posts . . . [one] having the shallow recesses therein, of hinges, slotted batten, bell-crank lever connected with the upper hinge-bolt, and with a pin in the slot in the batten, spring, gravity-catch, gate, and roller" (lines 29-35).
Date: April 10, 1888
Creator: Sipe, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Place Blower.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-place blower. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the jambs of a fireplace, of a frame consisting of front-pieces detachably fastened to the jambs, back pieces fastened to the respective front pieces and formed with steps, and a top board connecting the sides of the frame, together with sections resting on the steps and forming a fire-screen and blower" (lines 10-17).
Date: December 14, 1886
Creator: Baker, Henry F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a block carrying bails or loops, and longitudinally grooved, of racks mounted within said grooves, a crank-shaft carrying a pinion, said shaft being mounted in standards secured to the block, pawls arranged to engage with ratchet-teeth formed in the racks, and clamping-jaws fixed to opposite ends of the racks" (lines 87-94).
Date: December 14, 1886
Creator: Graham, Andrew Bascome
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plowshare, of cutting-knives secured to the rear end thereof and extending rearwardly therefrom in an upward direction, and a bar connecting the mold-board and landside and arranged below the cutting knives" (lines 68-73).
Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Adair, Richard Harding
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pulverizer and cultivator.

Description: Patent for improvement of pulverizer and cultivator, which according to the inventors, "pulverizes the soil in an improved manner, and with less expenditure in power in draft, and so that the land can be plowed close up to plants growing in rows, but which are not regularly in line with one another".
Date: 1885-7-21
Creator: Chambers, John R.; Chambers, Silas; Chambers, Asa & Davis, William Jefferson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a removable churn-body, of the frame, with a friction-wheel mounted thereon, a dasher-spindle provided with friction-wheel, movable notched bar, and spring-rod" (lines 79-83).
Date: August 18, 1885
Creator: Conner, Laurence H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting frame. This design "consists of an improved arrangement of apparatus for suspending the quilting-frame from overhead rods, on which it is made to traverse for passing the quilt along the sewing-machine to be quilted, the essential object being to contrive a simple means of shifting the frame with relation to the machine and for placing it diagonally and for turning it around from side to side, so that when the quilt is very heavy one half can be quilted, and then the quilt turned and the other half quilted on the other side" (lines 7-18).
Date: July 17, 1883
Creator: Bledsoe, Robert B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting frame. This design "is to improve the means for suspending a quilting-frame, so that a sewing-machine may be more conveniently used in the quilting operation" (lines 7-10).
Date: July 24, 1883
Creator: Bledsoe, Robert B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn motor. This design "consists in certain improvements in the construction of [churn motors], having for their object to produce a machine which shall possess superior advantages in point of simplicity, durability, and general efficiency" (lines 10-15).
Date: September 25, 1883
Creator: O'Bannon, William H. & Snider, John J.
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, with a coupling-pin, of the arm, rod[s], clip . . . and lever . . . [t]he combination, with a draw-bar having the extension of a lever limited by the stop-pin . . . [and] [i]n car-couplings, the coupling-link, made in two U-shaped parts, pivoted together . . . and sustained in coupling position by [a] spring or springs" (lines 96-105).
Date: October 17, 1882
Creator: Hale, Nathan M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists essentially of contrivances for setting the buffer or draw-bar and a pin setting, tripping and uncoupling device higher or lower for adapting the coupling to couple self-actingly with cars different in height" (lines 8-13).
Date: November 21, 1882
Creator: Hale, Nathan Mathias.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon Jack.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon jack. This design "relates to wagon-jacks, the object being to provide a jack of simple and economical construction which will be applicable alike to light and heavy vehicles. The invention consists in [an] improved construction" (lines 9-14).
Date: March 28, 1882
Creator: Clark, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplings of that class which effect an automatic coupling by means of a gravity hook; and it consists in certain improvements in the construction and operation of the same" (lines 9-13).
Date: April 24, 1883
Creator: Whiting, Lewis Peck
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Chopper and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter and cultivator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a chopper and cultivator, of the A-shaped frame carrying the plows, chopper, and the A-shaped truck-frame, said frame being mounted on the truck-frame by the cranks and provided with means for raising and lowering it" (lines 7-12).
Date: October 23, 1883
Creator: Daniel, Ellison Armistead
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter. This design "has for its object to produce a machine which shall possess superior advantages in point of simplicity, durability, and general efficiency. To this end it consists in certain improvements in the construction of the same" (lines 10-14).
Date: November 13, 1883
Creator: Snider, John J. & O'Bannon, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department