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Resilient Wheel.

Description: Patent for improvements in resilient wheels. "This invention relates to a new and useful resilient vehicle wheel embodying flat arcuate springs by means of which the tread or shoe of the wheel is resiliently mounted with relation to the hub."(lines 8-12)
Date: January 15, 1918
Creator: Roberts, Samuel A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Terracing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a terracing machine to provide a device to this character constructed in such a manner that farm land can be readily terraced to prevent the soil washing away. Other features are having the means for vertically adjusting either end of the terracing scraper and to allow the scraper to easily and quickly be adjusted into different angular relations to the draft tongue.
Date: November 27, 1917
Creator: Reese, Samuel L.
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

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

Stovepipe Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stovepipe attachment. This design "consists of a receptacle formed in two parts, which are secured together around the stovepipe just below the point where the latter enters the chimney immediately above the stove. The object of [the] invention is to construct an attachment which may be readily secured to or detached from the pipe for the purpose of catching any dirt or soot which may drop from the chimney, thus preventing it from reaching the stove" (lines 14-24).
Date: May 17, 1892
Creator: Pearson, Harriet N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stove Flue Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stove-flue cleaner. This design "has for its objects, among others, to provide a simple device by which the soot may be removed from the flue and gathered into a receptacle without danger of getting it on the floor" (lines 11-15). It "consist[s] of a vessel with a tube extending therethrough and a handle fitted to slide through said tube and carrying a scraper" (lines 52-55).
Date: July 26, 1892
Creator: Mothershed, Thomas Bortley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Soap.

Description: Patent for a system of making soap and the amount of the ingredients therein.
Date: August 30, 1892
Creator: Gray, John & Simmons, Abner
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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

Detaching Device for Wheel-Hubs.

Description: Patent for an attachment for a wheel-hub that allows for the hub to be quickly and easily removed or engaged. The invention does not require a nut wrench; "devices for screwing and unscrewing the axle nut are carried by the wheel-hub, and are always in proper position for immediate use whenever it is necessary to detach the nut" (lines 16-19).
Date: February 6, 1894
Creator: Butler, George H.
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

Improvement in Fence.

Description: Patent for a new fence design that "can be adapted to any desired length, width, or height" (lines 14-15). The patent includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: February 15, 1870
Creator: Kerr, James
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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