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Ship-Protector.

Description: Patent for an improved protection device which may be attached to the bow of a ship.
Date: February 10, 1914
Creator: Wood, Shirley Hay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Guard for Gin Saws.

Description: Patent for a new and improved guard for gin-saws. This design consists in "the combination of the saws, the breast, the grate formed by the ribs and hinged at its upper edge in the frame, guides upon the inner sides of the side pieces of the gin-frame below the saws, and a curved plate or guard hinged to the lower edge of the grate, formed by the ribs, folding inward, and having its edges guided by the guides so that it covers the lower portions of the saws below the lower edge of the breast" (lines 75-84).
Date: September 28, 1886
Creator: Wallace, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blind Stop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blind-stop. This design consists "of a corrugated flange or plate connected with the frame thereof, a spring-retaining strip, a corrugated bar arranged between the retaining strip and the corrugated flange, a socket formed upon the corrugated bar and adapted to receive the slat-bar, and a set-screw carried by the retaining strip" (lines 77-84).
Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: Gulick, Lizzie Talley
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Kitchen Scale.

Description: Patent for a new and improved kitchen scale. This design "introduces a pivoted stirrup into the yoke on the tray-rod, said stirrup being pivoted to and suspended from the beam. By this means, the stirrup and beam can vibrate in the yoke without disturbing the perpendicularity of the tray-rod" (lines 62-67).
Date: June 26, 1883
Creator: Solomon, Thomas Durham
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 draw-heads, in one of which is a spring-actuated jaw, which acts as a support for the coupling-pin until the jaw is pushed back into the coupling-head, and in the other a slotted spring-actuated jaw, which has its end so formed as to support the link in position ready to couple" (lines 11-18).
Date: August 7, 1883
Creator: Learmonth, James
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Railway Switch Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railway-switch lock. This design "consists in a novel construction and arrangement of parts whereby an independent key is used to unlock the latch or bolt of the bolt-case" (lines 14-17).
Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Angus, Alexander & Phillips, George
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Washing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved washing machine. This design "regulate[s] the pressure of the rubber upon the clothes, and thus facilitate[s] the operation of washing the said clothes" (lines 13-16).
Date: September 6, 1881
Creator: Hollis, William Tailler.
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Washing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved washing machine. This design has a reversible trough, "having bearings for the detachable rollers and provided with a pair of flat springs affixed rigidly to opposite sides and at opposite ends of the trough, hooked screw-bolts having thumb-screws, and shaft of the main roller" (lines 1-6).
Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Blake, Llewellyn A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Earth Auger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved earth auger. This design "relates to machines for boring post-holes, &c.; and it consists especially in certain improvements in the frame and operating mechanism" (lines 21-24).
Date: December 13, 1881
Creator: Blake, Llewellyn A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beer Cooler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved beer cooler. This design "consists in the detailed construction and arrangement of a cooling-chamber or refrigerator which is adapted to be attached to the faucet of the keg or barrel containing the beverage" (lines 24-28).
Date: September 12, 1882
Creator: Newman, George Morton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fifth Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fifth wheel for vehicles. This design "consists of improvements in the construction and arrangement of the fifth-wheel apparatus of carriages, the object of which is to enable the parts to be made more cheaply, also to be more readily removable, and also to be more durable in use than as such apparatus is now made" (lines 7-13).
Date: July 11, 1882
Creator: Weber, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bag Holder and Filler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bag holder and filler. This design "consists of an expansible bag holding and filling funnel composed of a metallic strip having overlapping edges and provided with attached spring-wires, such funnel being capable of contraction to enter a bag, and of expanding therein for the purpose of holding and filling the bag" (lines 13-19).
Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Adkisson, Duncan Rudolph
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Escapement for Torsion Pendulums.

Description: Patent for a new and improved escapement for torsion pendulums. This design "consists in one or two weighted levers acting in conjunction with an escape-wheel and a spindle, which levers are used as a medium to carry force from the train of a clock to the pendulum" (lines 12-16).
Date: February 5, 1884
Creator: Stahlberg, Charles.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weather Board Gage.

Description: Patent for a new and improved weather-board gauge. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the flat bar having its upper end bent at a right angle, and having the outer end of the said bent end bent upward, and provided with a screw-threaded perforation in its lower portion, the sliding block having a slot near one end, an upwardly-projecting tapering plate at its other end, and having a set-screw entering the slot, and the screw turning in the perforation in the lower portion of the bar, and having its inner end reduced and pointed" (lines 67-77).
Date: July 29, 1884
Creator: Stacey, Edward D. & Vance, William K.
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Cantalever.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cantilever. This design consists in "the combination of the central post or column supported upon a pier or tower, the upwardly-inclined struts or beams bearing with the inner ends against the base of the post or column, the rods or cables extending from the top of the post to the ends of the struts, the rods or cables extending from the middle of the post to near the inner ends of the struts, the rods or cables extending from the ends of the struts to the middle of the post" (lines76-86).
Date: January 20, 1885
Creator: Davis, Benjamin F.
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Fuse for Shells.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shell fuse. This design "relates to that type of percussion-fuses wherein a fuse-tube is secured in the point or end of a shell and contains a plunged connected with a friction-wire embedded in the fulminate in such manner that when the flight of the shell is suddenly arrested the friction-wire is drawn forward by the plunger, thereby igniting the fulminate and setting fire to the powder-charge for bursting the shell. The objects of [the] invention are to . . . provide novel means which not only insure bursting of the shell, but avoid premature bursting at the muzzle of the gun" (lines 8-48).
Date: April 22, 1890
Creator: Phillips, George
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Blasting Plug.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blasting plug. This design is "to improve the usefulness and efficiency of the device, to render it capable of more general application, to provide a construction whereby a given charge is rendered more powerful and effective, and to provide a divided blasting-plug . . . The invention consists more particularly in a cylindrical blasting-plug divided longitudinally into two separate or independent sections, one of which is formed with a disk-head having a vent orifice and made coextensive with the external caliber of the plug when the two sections are placed together" (lines 12-29).
Date: November 5, 1889
Creator: Holsey, Julius H.
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Hoisting Apparatus.

Description: Patent for "an improved hoisting apparatus for use in loading and unloading freight from and upon a wharf, bluff, bank, or other elevated place." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 14, 1891
Creator: Davis, Benjamin F. & Davis, Matilda L.
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Hoisting Apparatus.

Description: Patent for improvements in hoisting apparatus by “employing two cables and two sheaves that one cable and one sheave operate to elevate the weight or object in an approximately-vertical plane, so as to avoid contact with any side obstruction, while the secondary cable can subsequently be slackened sufficiently to permit the traveling sheave of the hoisting-cable to run off in a lateral direction and carry with it the sheave of the slackened secondary cable, for the purpose of transferring the object or weight to a desired position out of the line of the approximately-vertical direction first given to it.” (Page 2, lines 4-16) Illustration is included.
Date: March 22, 1892
Creator: Davis, Benjamin F.
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Saw Attachment.

Description: Patent for a handsaw attachment that gauges the depth to which one wishes to cut. It is a bar with an extended foot and clamping devices for attaching the device to the top and handle of the saw.
Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Gowdan, Richard H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Holding Wall-Paper.

Description: Patent for a wall-paper hanging machine. It has a frame with a handle, a paste-pot, pasting rollers, a paper-holding roll, a pivoted matching-frame, a cutter, and a way of putting the frame out of use.
Date: August 25, 1896
Creator: Gowan, Richard H. & Gowan, Louise E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Elevator and Distributer.

Description: Patent for a cotton elevating and distributing device, one that feeds cotton to multiple gins at the same time. This device is meant to save time and be simply and efficiently constructed.
Date: November 17, 1896
Creator: Elliott, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shipping-Case.

Description: Patent for a shipping case that has an improved means for fastening the case. Air circulates freely and is especially designed to ship eggs, fruit, and other perishable things, although it can ship general things as well.
Date: March 26, 1895
Creator: Boatwright, William Thrift
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department