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Leaf for Books

Description: Patent for certain improvements in leaves for books, specifically hotel registers and similar, that materially prolong the life of the leaf.
Date: April 23, 1918
Creator: Moore, William R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stove-Lid and Damper

Description: Patent for a stove-lid and damper. Both the lid and damper have innovative spiral openings that can be brought into and out of alignment by rotation of the damper portion, thereby adjusting the size of the opening by which stove temperature can be adjusted.
Date: June 18, 1918
Creator: Parton, Clarence Ernest Stanhope
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Railway-Switch Stand.

Description: Patent for a railway switch stand that locks "a switch of this class and from which the lock cannot be removed except when the switch is fully locked, thus obviating accidents by always insuring a locked condition of the switch after operation and thereby preventing the switch from being subsequently actuated by unauthorized persons" (lines 11-20), including illustrations.
Date: May 16, 1916
Creator: Berger, James H. & Rosson, George T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Underscoring Attachment for Type-Writers.

Description: Patent for an improvement on an underscoring attachment for type writers that allows the user to use the functions of underscoring, correcting, and cancelling characters as they type, allowing some functions to occur simultaneously, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1917
Creator: Aiton, Fred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well-Bucket.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient well-bucket that are used in bored, drilled, and dug wells. This invention will not get caught on things when it is being raised and lowered, can, by design, can withstand wear, and is meant to be automatically filled and emptied of its contents.
Date: November 5, 1895
Creator: Goodwin, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Book-Support.

Description: Patent for a book-support made to hold large, heavy books used in commercial and government offices. The platforms can be moved up and down by a crank on the side of the support.
Date: January 19, 1897
Creator: Barnes, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hinge.

Description: Patent for a two-way roller hinge for gates, doors, shutters, etc. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 24, 1897
Creator: Goodwin, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tire-Heater.

Description: Patent for a rotary tire-heater that used for and movably supported near a blacksmith's forge, where it can be swung over for use when needed. It economizes time and fuel, and is automatically adjustable.
Date: June 26, 1894
Creator: Callaway, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for a baling press that holds the material in the press while it is being formed into a bale. It consists of a frame with notches in the back, a resistance bar that pivots across the back of the frame, a latch that holds the bar in place, and a pin to pin the bar to the latch.
Date: December 12, 1893
Creator: Mealer, James A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for an improvement in windmills by providing “a number of converging blades which are arranged to the inner side of a casing, midway between the front and rear series of feathering wings or sails. These blades are arranged at opposite angles to the normal position of the feathering wings or sails. These blades are stationary and serve the purpose of deflecting the wind after it has operated upon the front set of wings or sails and directing it squarely against the rear set of wings or sails.” (Lines 90-101) Illustration is included.
Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Monday, Robert
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

Projectile.

Description: Patent for a new and improved projectile. This design consists "[i]n combination with the ellipsoidal projectile having a truncated base, a plano-concave sabot or driver whose plane face is contiguous to the base of the projectile, and whose periphery is grooved for the attachment of the charge-container" (lines 75-80).
Date: September 9, 1884
Creator: Hopson, Lucien
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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