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Pipe-Cutter.

Description: Patent for a pipe cutter in which "a portion of the material of the pipe is removed to form the cut, instead of the material being displaced and wedge apart without removing".
Date: June 10, 1913
Creator: Johnson, Willie Harry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Liquid-Fuel Burner

Description: Patent for an adaptation of burners to use semi-viscous liquids "such as, crude oil, coal or gas tar, and the like" (pg 1, 7-8).
Date: June 3, 1913
Creator: Hannah, Robert L. & Hannah, Homer R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fastening Device

Description: Patent for Fastening Device which relates to "improvements in fastening devices and more particularly to latches and cooperating strikes such as used in fastening gates, etc. One object of my invention is to provide a strike for such latching means which is easily and quickly put in place, which is easily adjustable to different heights of the latching member, which is easily and quickly adjustable to different horizontal positions of the latching member, and which is so constructed that it is firmly but simply held in place in any of its positions" (lines 8-20).
Date: May 31, 1912
Creator: Torian, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed-Planter

Description: Patent for improvements to seed planters including "having a revolving seed distributing drum provided with radial slots in which radially moving plungers are arranged, and so operated that at predetermined points seeds are received in the pockets and subsequently ejected therefrom" (lines 12-17) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 29, 1913
Creator: Gibson, Rupert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new sliding jaw type wrench which enables objects to be clamped in the jaws of the wrench securely while leverage is used to rotate the head of a nut.
Date: July 29, 1913
Creator: McGill, Wisdom
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway-Switch.

Description: Patent for an improvement to railway switches, by creating an automatic switch that changes the direction of a track from object while object is moving on track.
Date: January 13, 1914
Creator: James, Samuel
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Massage Device.

Description: Patent for an adjustable massage device that may be used as an attachment to a shaving brush or as a separate shaving tool. The device includes a rubber head that is moved over the face to “soften the beard” (line 83) for shaving and discourage discomfort and irritation.
Date: January 6, 1914
Creator: Luzzi, August F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Non-Refillable Bottle

Description: Patent for an improvement on non-refillable bottles. The improvement would not let any other liquid be surreptitiously added to the bottle. Also this patent design allows for the closure plug to be reused by the manufacturer of the bottle in new bottles.
Date: March 3, 1914
Creator: Helmcamp, Louis C. & Hoxworth, Edwin
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Paper Doll

Description: Patent for to create a more sturdy paper doll and its outfits by means of folding and using slits and adhesives to no longer require the use of tabs. Illustrations included.
Date: June 26, 1917
Creator: Ferguson, Gradele
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Oil Distributer for Harbors, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil-distributor. This design consists "in a device for distributing oil upon the waves in the vicinity of piers and harbors, the combination, with the main tank upon the shore, of a main pipe extending from it into the water, auxiliary tanks along the main line, and perforated auxiliary lines connected with the auxiliary tanks" (lines 23-30).
Date: December 4, 1888
Creator: Lyle, John Newton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn or Cotton Dropper

Description: Patent for corn or cotton dropper in which improvements are made on general efficiency, "simplicity, expensiveness, [and] durability" (lines 12-13).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Brown, William Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Kindler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire starter. This design "has for its object to provide novel means for making comparatively inexpensive fire-kindlers; and to such end the invention consists, essentially, in a vessel having two chambers, one capable of being opened at the top and adapted to contain ashes, and the other closed, except as to a bottom passage in communication with the ash-chamber, and adapted to contain a combustible fluid—such as petroleum oil or other liquid hydro-carbon—which flows through the said bottom passage to saturate the ashes and prepare them for use" (lines 8-20).
Date: April 3, 1888
Creator: Streeter, George D.
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Fire Kindler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire starter. This design "is to provide novel means for determining when the oil is exhausted from the oil vessel and to provide novel means for keeping the ashes from direct contact with the oil-supply openings . . . [for] ashes possess great capillary attraction and take up more hydro-carbon fluid than is requisite when the ashes are dry and not tightly packed, so that the ashes become soft and mushy" (lines 12-21).
Date: April 3, 1888
Creator: Streeter, George D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mattress-Stuffing Machine

Description: Patent "to provide simple means whereby the dimensions of the packing-box, as well as the spout, may be readily increased or diminished, either vertically or laterally, to enable the operator to stuff mattresses of varying sizes, whereby the dimensions of the packing-box and spout shall be at all times varied in the same relative proportions" (lines 12-20).
Date: March 5, 1889
Creator: Stephenson, Edwin N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination Railroad Cross Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad-ties. This design "pertains to certain new and useful improvements in railroad-ties, having for its object the production of a metallic tie extremely simple in construction, and by means of which a rail can be readily removed or secured in place and a firm elastic bearing is secured for said rail" (lines 14-20).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Bagby, William Henry
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Box for Matches, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved matchbox. This design "relates to boxes or cases of the class having folding securing flaps or covers . . . To this end [the] invention comprises . . . a box or case open at one extremity for insertion and removal of its contents, and provided with a slot or opening extending from its open extremity to or nearly to its opposite extremity to permit access to and removal of its contents, and having a folding flap or cover adapted to close its openings and be detachably secured so as to effectually confine and protect the contents of the box" (lines 8-27).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Marshall, John F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

MACHINERY FOR IRRIGATING PURPOSES

Description: Patent for a machine that irrigates with a water wheel. The water wheel is connected to a float and a rod connected that is connected to a crank on the shaft of the wheel.
Date: September 25, 1888
Creator: OWEN, BENAJAH DOTTE
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Clay Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-clay heater. This design "consists in an improved fire-log burner for oil or other fluid or gaseous inflammable substances, said burner being in form of a tube or hollow cylinder, and made of 'fire-clay,' and provided with numerous jet or burner passages in its periphery, and filled with comminuted asbestus or other analogous absorbent or capillary fluid-conducting fire-proof material . . . The object of [the] invention is to provide a practically-operating and fire-proof fire-log for heating steam-boilers, stoves, grates, fire-places, and for other analogous uses" (lines 17-30).
Date: March 5, 1889
Creator: White, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fluid Burner Fire Log.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fluid-burner fire-log. This design consists "in combination, a perforated tubular body, metallic removable heads, a fluid-supplying tube, a perforated air-induction distributing tie-tube provided with screw threads and nuts on its ends outside the heads, and a comminuted or disintegrated fire-proof filling surrounding the perforated portion of the air-tube and occupying the chamber of the body" (lines 25-32).
Date: March 5, 1889
Creator: White, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department