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Wheel-Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in wheeled-plow by adding inner and outer guide to the bent axle and an adjusting device to the stop-plate; these additions enable the plow adjustment process effortless. Illustration is included.
Date: August 17, 1880
Creator: Reuss, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carriage Curtain Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved curtain fastener for carriages. This design is "an improvement upon that particular form of curtain-fasteners . . . in which a sleeve or barrel having a rotary and sliding movement on a spring-encircled shank or post is provided with a wing or projection for effecting the connection of said sleeve or barrel with the eyelet or grommet of the curtain . . . which will effectually prevent the accidental disengagement of the curtain" (lines 18-29).
Date: July 12, 1881
Creator: Paschal, Thomas M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Threshing-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in threshing-machine for threshing grain, with the improved machine, “grain may be threshed and separated from the straw in a very rapid and perfect manner, and without bruising or injuring the straw in any way.” (Lines 13-16) Illustration is included.
Date: February 9, 1869
Creator: Fuos, Matthias
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Thrashing-Machines.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements on machinery for thrashing various kinds of grain, whereby the work is performed in a very rapid and perfect manner, without impairing the straw." (lines 28-32) Instructions and illustrations are included.
Date: September 13, 1870
Creator: Fuos, Matthias
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tree Protector.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tree protector. This design "provide[s] the means whereby fruit-trees, ornamental trees, and other trees may be protected against the ravages of the cutting-ant and other crawling insects" (lines 35-39).
Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: Hornung, August & Fuos, Adolph Hermann
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Escort card]

Description: Card asking for permission to escort someone home. Recipient is instructed to tear off the right side of the card if the offer is accepted and the left side if the recipient already has an escort.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History