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Churn.

Description: Patent for churns with accompanying illustration and description of machine.
Date: July 2, 1901
Creator: McCausland, Joseph H.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Shaft-Support

Description: Patent for a shaft support and anti-rattler for vehicle thills. Illustrations included.
Date: December 22, 1908
Creator: Stovall, Sidney P.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Military Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved military saddle. This design is "so constructed that the valises and other equipments may be connected with the saddle in such a way as to distribute and balance their weight, and at the same time make the saddle comfortable for the rider. The invention consists in constructing a saddle with appliances to receive valises, a pair of girths, a gun, and an overcoat" (lines 19-28).
Date: September 28, 1880
Creator: Hastings, John Reed
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Rotary-Engine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary engine. This design consists "of a wheel provided with radially-sliding pistons and revolving within a fixed circumferential steam-chest, and having fixed on its axle an eccentric and spring, that operate to throw the pistons or floats outward to receive the pressure of the steam or other motor that is to drive the engine" (lines 19-26).
Date: January 20, 1880
Creator: Adams, James Ansley
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Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements to the washing machine "which shall enable the washing of clothes or garments to be effected with but little exertion to the operator and with but comparatively little wear to the garments themselves." (Lines 19-23). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 2, 1891
Creator: Smith, Robert H.
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Plow.

Description: Patent for "a plow especially adapted to be used in turning the well-known black or stiff lands in the Western States," (lines 8-10) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 2, 1891
Creator: Hill, David J.
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Plow.

Description: Patent for this plow relates to an improvement in plows commly known as "sweeps;" and provides a device of cheap and simple construction adapted to be applied to the rear or upper edge of an ordinary sweep.
Date: February 23, 1892
Creator: Hill, David Jeferson
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Shearing-Machine

Description: Patent for "providing [a shearing machine, patent no.384,545] with what I designate an improved wrinkle-guard, and also in various other changes or improvements"
Date: November 12, 1889
Creator: Richardson, George
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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.
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Sash Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sash holder. This design "relates to improvements in sash-locks, the object in view being to provide a cheap and simple arrangement adapted to be applied to the ordinary upper and lower unbalanced sashes and to so construct said device as to form a convenient means for operating the upper sash without the necessity of reaching uncomfortably therefor and to be able to lock said sash against movement in either direction at any point of elevation. A further object is to adapt the lock of the lower sash to automatically engage at any point of elevation of the lower sash" (lines 7-19).
Date: August 9, 1892
Creator: Monday, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heel Attachment for Plows

Description: Patent for an improvement to heel attachments to "steady the sweep or double-shovel plow in its movements and prevents it from being deflected by reason of obstacles with which it contacts" (lines 11-15).
Date: November 15, 1892
Creator: Woodbury, Amasa O.
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