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Carpenter's Square.

Description: Patent for a carpenter's square that uses an improved attachment "for laying off bevels at various angles" (lines 15-16).
Date: June 16, 1914
Creator: Buckland, Charles O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

DAM CONSTRUCTION

Description: Patent for a movable dam wall shorter than the depth of the water behind it, including illustrations.
Date: March 3, 1914
Creator: Hunt, Edward B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ore Separator

Description: Patent for ore separator. This invention "relates to separators or concentrators for separating or extracting gold from pulverized quartz sand or bearing dirt" (line 8-11). Illustration included.
Date: May 11, 1909
Creator: Donovan, John T., SR.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crayon Holder

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in crayon holders. This design is to "provide an improved device which may be constructed cheaply, be light, and have a neat appearance" (line 13-14).
Date: December 14, 1897
Creator: Rugeley, Fannie M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for churns with accompanying illustration and description of machine.
Date: July 2, 1901
Creator: McCausland, Joseph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanism for Cleansing Clothing for Textile Fabrics

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in mechanism for cleansing clothing or textile fabrics. This invention is to "provide a simple and economical construction and combination of parts whereby the clothes or fabrics operated upon shall be disturbed and displaced at each successive stroke of a pump forming part of the mechanism" (line 11-16).
Date: December 21, 1897
Creator: Wright, John W. & Burkes, Howell H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Poultry Drinking-Fountain.

Description: Patent for a poultry drinking fountain, which run water from a water tank to the the water trough and cuts off automatically when the trough is full.
Date: July 20, 1909
Creator: Anderson, Heartwell B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ventilator-Flue.

Description: Patent for a flue made of separate parts so that it can be disassembled for more efficient transport, including illustrations.
Date: May 27, 1902
Creator: Goodwin, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shaft-Support

Description: Patent for a shaft support and anti-rattler for vehicle thills. Illustrations included.
Date: December 22, 1908
Creator: Stovall, Sidney P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saddle

Description: Patent for a western style equestrian saddle.
Date: September 30, 1902
Creator: Hastings, John Reed & Hastings, Clarence Brooks
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn

Description: Patent for a butter churn with gentle agitation meant to keep butter cells from breaking including illustrations.
Date: October 2, 1900
Creator: McCausland, Joseph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a Sash Fastener that can be used to improve the sash holders function with a simplifying construction.
Date: November 28, 1905
Creator: Dunn, Aaron Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination Door Check and Alarm.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door-check and alarm. With this design, "[t]he latch normally stands in the engaging position, and when it aligns with one of the notches it engages the same automatically. One of the notches is so arranged that it is engaged by the latch when the door is closed, and when the knob is turned to open the door the cord, wire, or chain draws the latch out of engagement with the notch. . . . [a] bell on the end of the latch will give warning when the latch is moved, and the door cannot be opened without moving the latch" (lines 63-92).
Date: February 12, 1889
Creator: King, Charles Rufus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the beams having the arms provided with the openings, the beams having openings concentric with [the arms'] openings, the standards, the bolts pivoting the latter to the arms and extending through the openings, the plates having their lower ends secured on said pivotal bolts and adapted to engage the rear sides of the standards, the triggers, and the bolts to pivot the said triggers to the beams, said bolts being adapted to pass through either of the [beams'] openings" (lines 3-13).
Date: August 14, 1888
Creator: Swearingen, Columbus Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Washing Dishes, Fruits, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved washing machine. This design "is supported horizontally over a proper fireplace or stove and . . . water introduced to fill it to a point just below the perforated detachable bottom, and the pump mechanism then set in motion. When the plunger ascends, it draws water from the water-space and extension through the valve up into the pump-chamber. When the plunger descends, it forces said water upward past the valve into the water-spaces . . . through the perforations . . . and into the washing-chamber, the water . . . washing quickly and thoroughly the articles" (lines 78-91).
Date: November 6, 1888
Creator: King, Charles Rufus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire-stretcher. This design consists in "the stretcher-frame composed of side bars and a cross-bar which connects them, the hinged loop attached at one end of said side pieces and the rotary shaft arranged in bearings at the other end, the ratchet and pawl, the rope having catches, and the sheave attached to the cross-bar of the frame" (lines 15-22).
Date: September 28, 1886
Creator: Huling, Williams Neyland
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Manure Distributer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fertilizer distributor. This design consists in "the rotating shaft having the stirring apparatus, the wheels loosely mounted on the said shaft, the detent to engage the shaft and prevent it from rotating, and the clutch mechanism to secure one of the wheels to the shaft" (lines 5-10).
Date: April 12, 1887
Creator: Harrell, Solomon James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding and Self Supporting Ironing Table.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ironing board. This design consists in "the combination of a board, a leaf hinged thereto near one end, and adapted to bear against the same when turned to an upright position, a reach pivotally connected at one end with the leaf, the supporting-feet pivoted to the leaf, the supporting-feet pivoted to the free end of the reach, and the arm intermediate the free ends of the reach and board to support the latter in position when unfolded for use" (lines 24-33).
Date: August 16, 1887
Creator: White, Andrew Asbrey & King, Charles Rufus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weighing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved scale. This design consists in "[a]n improved apparatus for containing and weighing shot and powder, the same consisting of the box [which is] slotted . . . the pivoted bottles and connecting cords and knobs, the pan pivoted and projecting through the slot, the weighing device proper, and indicator located on top of the box, and having a rod pendent from it and supporting the said pan" (lines 13-21).
Date: December 1, 1885
Creator: Irvine, William Fielding
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind Engine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wind engine. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a suitable frame, of the shaft, having wind wheel or drum, provided with rods having wings and arms or cranks, and laterally projecting brackets, having bell-crank levers, loaded at their lower ends, the connecting rods, sleeve[s], washer, spring, and . . . having pivoted rods connecting said sleeves with the arms" (lines 94-102).
Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Fletcher, George Ephraim
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wool-Press.

Description: Patent for a wooden machine that is used to compress wool, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 19, 1884
Creator: Brooks, David F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department