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Non-Refillable Bottle.

Description: Patent for a non-refillable bottle. The invention "relates to bottles in general, and more particularly to that class known as "non-refillable" bottles, and has for its object to provide a cheap and simple device of this nature that when once emptied cannot be refilled either by floating, by exhausting the air therefrom, or by pouring thereinto" (lines 11-17). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Bogue, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Piano.

Description: Patent for an upright piano. This piano's construction provides a "case in which warping of the sides and fingerboard support will be prevented, in which convenient racks for holding music in use may be provided, in which the music may be continuously arranged, so as to be readily accessible, and in which the sounding board and string-carrying frame by me readily inserted and removed and may be held firmly in place." (Lines 13-21) Illustrations included.
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Eccentric.

Description: Patent for eccentrics, a component of machinery carrying oil or lubricants to allow parts to move easily.
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: Hollender, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nursing-Bottle

Description: Patent for nursing bottle with a removable side wall so the it can be easily cleaned.
Date: November 25, 1902
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Non-refillable bottle.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Non-Refillable Bottles" (line 5). "This invention relates to non-refillable bottles, and more particularly to mean sfor admitting air to such bottles, in connection with a valve-stopper for preventing the introduction of liquid into the bottle after the stopper has been placed in position." (lines 9-10)
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Anderson, Lee & Bettes, Harrison S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rein-holder.

Description: Patent for simple, inexpensive and efficient rein holder "adapted to be readily applied to a vehicle and capable of ready adjustment to arrange it to suit the height of a horse and of supporting the lines and of preventing them from coming in contact with the tail of the animal" (lines 11-16).
Date: March 5, 1901
Creator: Campbell, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bag-Holder

Description: Patent for bag holder that is adapted to receive and hold bags of any size in a way that is convenient for removal as needed.
Date: November 11, 1902
Creator: Nosker, Orren G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Piano

Description: Patent for an improved upright piano that eliminates the need to cut away a portion of the treble soundboard bridge, with illustrations.
Date: January 6, 1903
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Suspended Rotary Fan

Description: Patent for "certain new and useful improvements in Suspended Rotary Fans." (Lines 6-7) including instructions.
Date: December 17, 1901
Creator: Lamb, Reece
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for a cotton-seed planter with improvements in "the construction and arrangement of the parts" (lines 18-19) including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: February 26, 1878
Creator: Nix, Manning L.; Stone, James M. & Anderson, Levi
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Detergent Compound.

Description: Patent for an all-purpose detergent composed of water, lye, ammonia, borax, indigo, and mountain balm. Includes instructions.
Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Fair, William Brownlow
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric-Arc Lamp.

Description: Patent for improvements to electric-arc lamps to regulate the feed of the carbon-carrying rod, with illustrations.
Date: July 6, 1897
Creator: Walsh, James J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrist-Guide and Foot-Guard for Pianos.

Description: Patent for “…a piano attachment consisting of an adjustable wrist-pin and foot-guard adapted to serve as a means for securing the proper position of the wrist and forearm in practice and also adapted to protect the front panel of the instrument and serve, with children, as a foot-rest. Further objects and advantages of this invention will appear in the following description, and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims” (lines 8-19).
Date: May 18, 1897
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Straw Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved straw cutter. This design "relates to certain improvements in straw-cutters; and it consists in the [novel] construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 13-15). The novel construction and arrangement of parts means that "[t]he machine is simple, durable, and inexpensive in construction, will not readily get out of repair, and will perform the necessary work in an efficient manner" (lines 1-4).
Date: May 10, 1881
Creator: Cornish, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive hame-fastener that has "two adjustable parts, one of which is provided with hooks to be engaged by means on the other part" (lines 11-13). The invention is adjustable and does not unlock or disengage accidentally but can easily be unlocked on purpose.
Date: October 15, 1895
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway-Bicycle.

Description: Patent for a railway-bicycle that travels on one rail and needs two wheels with connecting frames. It has a forward double flanged wheel and a wheel behind the first wheel, and this machine is faster and lighter than other similar machines.
Date: March 26, 1895
Creator: Herz, Raymond
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the fork-shaped draw-heads having under-beveled bearings between the branches, the slotted coupler-bars having hook-lugs in front of the slots and adapted to interlock, the side bearings or ledges on each side of each hook-lug, designed to support the sides of the bar and to allow the hook-lugs to enter the slots in coupling" (lines 19-27).
Date: June 20, 1882
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring for Riding Saddles.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle spring. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a riding-saddle, of the series of transverse bridge-springs extending over the saddle-opening and having spiral ends bearing on the tree, and the longitudinal springs at the sides of said traverse springs" (lines 52-57).
Date: September 2, 1884
Creator: Reason, Thomas & Crenshaw, Marcus L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department