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Dental Plugger.

Description: Patent for a dental plugger which has a movable cylinder on the interior with a "piston-like mallet working in the cylinder and adapted to strike the same, to impart movement to the dental tool" (lines 93-95).
Date: October 23, 1900
Creator: Blum, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard of Bluff at Corpus Christi]

Description: Postcard of a highway scaling the hill upon which the Corpus Christi skyline continues behind a row of palm trees. The back of the postcard adds, "The Bluff at Corpus Christi, Texas as viewed from the north. The buildings pictured are modern office buildings and hotels with the Corpus Christi Cathedral at the extreme left. The Bluff is beautifully landscaped and separates Downtown Corpus Christi from the business and residential section on "The Hill." "
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Hotel Row in Corpus Christi]

Description: Postcard of several hotels overlooking a parking lot, described as "Hotel Row on Upper Broadway showing the Robert Driscol and the White Plaza Hotels." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Cecelia Smith 1906 McFaddin Ave Beaumont, Texas."
Date: October 11, 1950
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Western Shore of Corpus Christi Bay]

Description: Postcard of the Corpus Christi skyline at night from across the bay. On the back, the postcard adds, "Located on the Western shore of Corpus Christi Bay, this city was founded in 1839. It is the oil capital of South Texas and the tenth busiest port in the nation as well as a favorite vacationing center, especially for those who enjoy fishing and swimming." The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. M. M. Amerill."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

Cot-Canopy

Description: Patent for a cot with a surrounding canopy that is designed to keep insects away from the user.
Date: May 15, 1906
Creator: Kerridge, Isaac Curtis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weed-Killing Composition

Description: Patent for "new and useful composition of matter designed for killing and preventing the growth of weeds and noxious grasses, and is particularly designed for killing and preventing the growth of Bermuda and Johnson grasses." (lines 9-14)
Date: April 24, 1912
Creator: Owen, Hillery O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Caster Attachment for Plows.

Description: Patent for "a simple and practical attachment for a sulky or other plow which will enable the operator to readily turn the plow at any point where this may be desired while the plow is in service, and furthermore, to furnish a device of the above-indicated character which will be especially well adapted to facilitate the turning movement of a disk plow and dispense with the use of a tongue to guide the plow." (Lines 14-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Waters, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Soot-Preventing Composition.

Description: Patent for "an improved soot-preventing composition, which is used by being sprinkled over the coal and which furnished a more complete combustion of the carbon-particles carried along by the products of combustion, so that the deposit of soot into smoke-pipes, flues and chimneys is prevented from forming cinders and large clinkers." (Lines 9-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1894
Creator: Givens, Royall
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lantern.

Description: Patent for a lantern related to a patent previously granted to the inventor (No. 522,062). This patent has a more simple design and improved means for keeping the chimney on the base of the lantern. The base has a pivoted main-bail that extends above the chimney, and the bail has hinged to a handle-bail.
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Jarmin, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fastening for Blind Slats.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fastening for blind slats. This design "consists in a device for use with a blind to clamp the slat-rod, and thereby retain the slats more or less open or closed" (lines 7-9).
Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Evans, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hand-Vises.

Description: Patent for hand vise to use as a tool for mechanics to hold small articles, can be attached to bits or augers for gauging the depth of a hole bored, and also for countersinking such holes for screws.
Date: November 19, 1872
Creator: Overton, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gage for Bias-Cutters.

Description: Patent for a gauge for bias-cutters that produces "a pair of shears or scissors and provide the same with such additions as will adapt them to accurately cut to a predetermined width bias strips of any fabric" (lines 10-14).
Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Steen, Nevada
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements In Vine-Rakes

Description: Patent for new and improved Vine-Rakes to use in everyday farming. Uses includes pulling fines from crops and preparing the ground for plowing or digging before planting crops.
Date: April 20, 1875
Creator: Dunn, Joseph W
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lantern.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and efficient lantern meant to be used outside in high winds, and can carry a candle or oil light.
Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Seys, Cornelius D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to provide a . . . car-coupling link which automatically uncouples cars in case one or more of the cars runs off the track" (lines 7-10).
Date: February 27, 1883
Creator: Keller, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lantern.

Description: Patent for a lantern "in which a candle is used as a light-giving medium, and in which the chimney is tightly supported on the base of the lantern and around the candle, so that the light is fully protected against extinguishment by wind, and a cheap and convenient article is supplied" (lines 9-15). The lantern has a raised base with a candle socket in the middle, and the glass chimney is securely attached to the base. A frame and handle is attached to the base and top of the chimney.
Date: June 26, 1894
Creator: Jarmin, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Latch and Lock Combined.

Description: Patent for a new and improved latch and lock. This design consists "[i]n a lock, the combination, with the bushing extending through and rigidly secured to the door and having a screw-thread on its inner end, of the lock-case having the circular screw-threaded aperture into which the threaded end of the bushing is screwed, the spring-actuated bolt and knob-spindle connected therewith, and the outer plate having the notch engaging with the lug on the case, and the downwardly projecting side-pieces [and] provided with screw-holes" (lines 75-85).
Date: March 26, 1889
Creator: Overton, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blind Stop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blind-stop. This design consists "[i]n blind-stops, the rod, consisting of two parts connected by a thin piece of metal, in combination with a blind provided with a median open-slotted tapering screw and thumb-nut" (lines 49-53).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Warren, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department