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Adjustable Trace Clip

Description: Patent for Adjustable Trace Clip. "The invention relates to an adjustable trace clip, and has for its primary object to provide a clip of this character in which the connecting strap between the back and belly bands may be adjusted with relation to the trace so as to permit the back band to properly fit the animal and also allow the longitudinal adjustment of the trace" (lines 9-16).
Date: May 24, 1912
Creator: Bradfute, Benjamine F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Potato-Digger.

Description: Patent for a potato digger, which leaves the potatoes on top of the soil and can be used in a variety of different soil types.
Date: October 19, 1909
Creator: Herring, Jesie M.
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Revolving Fan

Description: Patent for a new and useful revolving fan. This design "relates to certain improvements in revolving fans, such as are employed especially in connection with tables and the like for fanning the persons seated thereat" (line 8-11).
Date: December 14, 1897
Creator: Gibson, Levi A.
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Meat-Hook

Description: Patent for a meat hook that allows for ease of handling meats without needing to dirty the hands of the user.
Date: June 20, 1905
Creator: Tally, John D.
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Artificial Stone.

Description: Patent for a process of manufacturing artificial stone in which “it will not cracked by reason of exposure and which may be readily engraved, impressed or otherwise marked to form letters, characters, emblems and etc….” (Lines 16-20). No illustration.
Date: August 28, 1900
Creator: Johnson, Jesse W. & Hendrix, Albert S.
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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "hinged jaws, draw-bars provided with a pin-hole . . . the jaws acting to support the pin until forced apart by the link, a hinged lever, a plate pivoted to said lever, said pin being attached to said plate, and an operating chain or rod connected to said plate for raising said pin" (lines 29-36).
Date: October 12, 1886
Creator: Carley, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the combination of two sliding draw-heads, each provided with a shank having coiled around it a spring and a nut secured thereto, an upper sliding supporting-plate for the pin, having a tripping device, a lower sliding supporting-plate for the link, having a catch, a latch with a trip-arm for holding and releasing said plate, and a spring for drawing it back to its normal position" (lines 11-20).
Date: February 9, 1886
Creator: Ballentine, John C.
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Tamping Machine

Description: Patent for the invention of a new and useful improvement in Tamping-Machines. Includes full, clear, and exact description and illustration. Invention relates to an improvement in machines for tamping, intended for tamping dirt under railway-ties (20).
Date: August 24, 1886
Creator: Carley, John, W.
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Steam Heated Evaporator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved steam-heated evaporator. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the receptacle, the chest inclosing the receptacle, the coil surrounding the chest, the vat containing the chest and coil, the pipe having branches communicating, respectively, with chest and coil, and cocks, for controlling the passage of steam to the chest and coil, and the pipe for condensing the vapor from the receptacle" (lines 60-68).
Date: January 29, 1884
Creator: Turner, Robert W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Printing-Press.

Description: Patent for a printing, ruling, and cutting press of a simple and durable construction. The printing press can print both sides of a sheet of paper and has adjustable guards so that the operator can print any size paper. The machine also provides a "means for regulating the feed of the machine for adapting it to print short or long sections or a newspaper as well as a small tract" (lines 20-22). The machine has two plates opposite each other, the weight of one counterbalances the other so double printing is possible. Any amount of ink can be supplied to the rollers, and adjustable scrapers remove extra ink from the ink drums. The uncut paper can be wound around a device if necessary. A drying-cylinder provides that the printed material has no blurs.
Date: March 31, 1896
Creator: Hallenbeck, Matthew L. W.
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Cotton-Sack Carrier.

Description: Patent for a carrying sack meant to carry cotton to and from the field. It is not carried on a worker's back or dragged on the ground. The sack is on an adjustable axle and "may be arranged at an inclination to cause the truck to travel upon a curved line to facilitate the guiding of the same in operation; and furthermore, to provide a fender to prevent objects from falling between the cotton sacks and the wheels of the truck" (lines 14-20).
Date: November 28, 1893
Creator: Laird, Archibald F. & Hill, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Gin.

Description: Patent for "improvements in cotton-gins, and more particularly to that class of saw-gins in which the brush-cylinder is dispensed with and a combined suction-fan and doffer employed to remove the lint from the gin-saws; and the object is to simplify the construction and at the same time increase the effectiveness of this class of gins." (Lines 11-18)
Date: September 28, 1897
Creator: Heffner, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Bag Carrier.

Description: Patent for improved cotton sack carrier: "the object of the present invention is to provide a device whereby cotton sacks may be conveniently carried during the picking of cotton from one portion of the field to another without wearing the sack and with convenience to the picker" (lines 10-15).
Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Laird, Archibald F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department