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Scale Alarm

Description: Patent for an improved scale alarm that automatically alerts the user to scales that are not balanced and is unaffected by temperature changes, including illustrations.
Date: April 8, 1913
Creator: Rice, William Jasper
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stump-Burner.

Description: Patent for "a burner, adapted to be employed for burning out stumps." (lines 9-10)
Date: December 30, 1913
Creator: Brasier, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Causeway and Railroad Bridge

Description: Photograph of a postcard of a causeway and railroad bridge between Portland, TX and Corpus Christi, TX. The bridge appears to be made of wood. A single vehicle is parked on at the top of the bridge. Several people are walking by it. The railroad bridge is on the right. It is unoccupied. A small sign between the bridges reads, "Built 1921, cost $300,000.000, Your Money."
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

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

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

Feed Water Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feed-water heater. This design "is to provide a boiler with a feed-water heater which will serve as a spark-arrester, and which will also purify the water and prevent the formation of scale in the water, and whereby, also, the heating surface will be increased and fuel economized. The invention consists of a feed-water heater composed of a series of pipes attached to half-cylindrical heads, placed diagonally in the fire-box of the boiler, and connected with the water-space of the boiler" (lines 8-19).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Green, George
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

Combined Milk Pan and Curd or Cheese Mold.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined milk pan and curd or cheese mold. This design "consists in a dairy or kitchen utensil composed, mainly, of a pan with spout and stopper, and a detachable screen-cover to the pan constructed to also form a mold, and otherwise of peculiar construction" (lines 8-12).
Date: August 11, 1885
Creator: Noessel, Sarah J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blind Stops.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stop for blinds. This design "is to provide a convenient means by which blind-slats may be swung on their pivots, so as to open or close to the extent desired" (lines 8-11).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Vandervoort, Charles Frederick
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

Pistol Game Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pistol game. This design "consists of a pistol device of novel construction, in combination with a horizontal revolving table having stalls for reception of a ball, the said pistol device being to drop the ball into the table while revolving for playing a game in which the score of the game is to be counted by the number of the stall into which the ball chances to fall" (lines 8-15).
Date: March 4, 1884
Creator: Mestier, John Reni
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock Stitch Ripper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design "relates to an improved combination tool or implement designed to be used in connection with sewing-machines, and combining in a convenient form several instruments which operators on sewing-machines should always have ready at hand" (lines 9-14).
Date: April 8, 1884
Creator: Wheeler, Elijah Harvey
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Axle Lubricator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved axle lubricator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the barrel or reservoir, its piston, and screw of the passage leading up from the top of the barrel-chamber, and the tube passing through the axle-collar and into a cavity of the axle arm" (lines 92-97).
Date: October 7, 1884
Creator: Keller, Henry
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

Lantern.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive oil lantern made to operate in strong winds. It is "easily handled and manipulated for adjusting and fastening the several parts thereof properly in position" (lines 17-19).
Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: Holden, William G.
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

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

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

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

Lantern.

Description: Patent for a lantern that has an "exceedingly cheap construction, that is designed for use in high winds, as well as for domestic use, and which may be employed in connection with the ordinary oil and wick or candle" (lines 10-14).
Date: January 8, 1895
Creator: Seys, Cornelius D.
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