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Plow Attachment

Description: Patent for an inexpensive and simple plow attachment meant to convert the single foot plow stock into a double shovel plow or a gang plow. The attachment is adjustable in order to "straddle the rows to be cultivated; and finally, means for adjusting the standards of the plow whereby the same are adapted to run at any desired depth" (lines 16-20).
Date: June 5, 1894
Creator: Jensen, Ole T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boot Upper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved boot upper. This design "relates to improvements in boots for use by lumbermen, laborers, miners, and others requiring a stout heavy boot capable of withstanding great strain, water-tight, and durable" (lines 7-11). It "consist[s] of a front and rear section, each of said sections being made in one piece and the edges of the rear section doubled over upon themselves and having their edges secured to the edges of the front section by edge stitches passing through said edges of the front section and said edges of the doubled edges of the rear section" (lines 74-81).
Date: July 12, 1892
Creator: Baker, Oscar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for a "new and useful plow"(line 5). The plow is of "durable construction and adapt the same for a convenient adjustment of the standard, whereby the plow may be adapted to run deep or shallow"(Lines 10-14). Illustration Included.
Date: August 30, 1892
Creator: Jensen, Ole T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lifting Device.

Description: Patent for "lifting devices, and particularly to the mechanism adapted for use as a stump-puller and for elevating heavy weights, the object in view being to provide a simple and efficient construction and arrangement of parts whereby sufficient power for elevating heavy weights may be communicated to a rotary shaft or drum, and whereby the means communicating motion to the drum may be moved out of operative position and a brake simultaneously applied in order to relieve the operating-lever from strain when the mechanism is at rest." (Lines 8-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Jensen, Ole T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Operating Churns, &c.

Description: Patent for an apparatus for operating churns, ice cream freezers, or the like, and is meant "to produce an apparatus in which there is simultaneously given to the vessel a revolving motion and a revolving or vibrating motion to the agitator working in the vessel" (lines 14-18).
Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Crawford, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Bucket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well-bucket. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the well-bucket, having the rabbeted opening in its bottom, and provided with the apertured cross-bars of the valve-rod passing through the apertures in said cross-bars and the opening in the bottom of the bucket, and the valve secured to the lower end of said rod" (lines 56-62).
Date: June 10, 1884
Creator: Foat, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Basket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire basket. This design "consists in a certain combination, arrangement, and connection of a series of wires, whereby great strength is attained, the same including upper and lower hoop wires, upright or straight wires arranged to connect said hoops and wire frame bottom, and reversely-arranged diagonal wires or braces also connecting the top and bottom hoops, and twisted or wrapped around the upright wires intermediately of their length" (lines 13-22).
Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Moore, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed Water Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feed water heater. This design "provide[s] a system of levers and a float which will automatically regulate the feed or supply of water to such heaters and lime-extractors . . . and further, that by securing a uniform supply of water the steam acts more equally upon the water, and thus secures a more uniform deposit of the lime" (lines 22-33). This allows for fewer accidents and less damage to the engine.
Date: August 10, 1880
Creator: Annear, John Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mattress-Press.

Description: Patent for a new and useful mattress-press by deriving from presses that have the “toggle-joint” characteristic, in which mattresses can be made. Illustration is included.
Date: July 21, 1891
Creator: Ridley, Eugene Chilton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a useful washing machine by providing “a device which will thoroughly cleanse the clothes with a minimum of labor and in which the heavier particles of dirt from the pieces washed will be separated from the main washing-chamber and thus kept out of contact with the clothes.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Hutcheson, Casey E. & Hutcheson, Franklin L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vibrating Churn.

Description: Patent for improvements in vibrating churns in which the dasher is given a rapid rotary vibrating movement and with but very little exertion to the operator. (Lines 30-32) Illustration is included.
Date: June 23, 1891
Creator: Miller, Luther Alison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for "a plow of simple and cheap construction and the arrangement of whose parts will permit of a ready adjustment of the handles, both as to height and point of pressure, and also a ready adjustment of the plow-standard, whereby the plow as a whole is adapted for large and small horses" (lines 10-17), with illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1892
Creator: Richmond, Stirling P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Snuff-Box.

Description: Patent for a snuff box "in which the snuff may be conveniently packed for shipment and sale; and which is also adapted to carry the brush so that it is kept out of contact with the snuff and with the clothing, and to provide means for ejecting the brush handle when the box is open so that it may be conveniently grasped and used" (lines 20-27).
Date: May 30, 1893
Creator: Powell, Charles L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements to washing machines that allow the water to be heated to any temperature. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Eddleman, Dudley E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stirring-Machine.

Description: Patent for "agitating-machines adapted to be used for various purposes," (lines 8-10) including washing clothes and freezing ice cream. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 15, 1890
Creator: Crawford, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rein Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rein-holder. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a base-plate and spaced posts upon one face of the said plate grooved on their adjacent sides, of a spring-actuated lever provided with a cylindrical surface at one end and a flange projecting from the outer face beyond said surface, the opposite extremity of the lever being curved to form, essentially, a hook, the cylindrical surface being adapted for engagement with one post and the hook extremity with the other post" (lines 71-81).
Date: June 4, 1889
Creator: Turman, William F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riding Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle. This design consists in "the upper end of the pommel [being] chambered out to receive the compass, which is inserted within the pommel, and suitably, as by means of a gimbal-joint, held therein, so that the compass shall be operative in all or nearly all the positions which a saddle while in use may assume. A piece of glass or other transparent material through which the compass can be observed, is let into the pommel, so as to cover the compass and exclude moisture therefrom" (lines 35-46).
Date: March 16, 1886
Creator: Shock, Floyd
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved electric motor. This design "consists, essentially, in such combination of an automatic circuit-breaker with a bar of soft iron secured centrally on a shaft journaled in bearings secured to the motor frame and rotating within a coil or helix that the rotation of said bar will continuously make and break the circuit, and that the action of the circuit-breaker will cause the continuous rotation of the bar" (lines 17-26).
Date: June 22, 1886
Creator: Emley, James E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Removing Broken Screws, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved device for removing broken screws. This design "is to provide a . . . bit specially designed for extracting screws, taps, screw-bolts, &c., from iron, marble, or other hard substances in case one of the said articles is broken off in the material into which it is screwed. The invention consists of a bit provided with an internal spiral cutting-thread and external cutters" (lines 7-15).
Date: September 10, 1889
Creator: Cahn, Maurice
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace attachment. This design "relates to an improvement in couplings for tug-straps, and has for its object to provide a simple, economical, and durable device, capable of convenient manipulation, and whereby the tug-strap may be expeditiously attached to the cockeye of the whiffletree or detached therefrom" (lines 8-14).
Date: November 26, 1889
Creator: Turman, William F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Loading Wagons.

Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for loading wagons. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the platform having the opening and the trap-doors, the fastening devices to secure the trap-doors when closed and to permit the same to open, and the counter-weights connected to the trap-doors" (lines 24-28).
Date: November 27, 1888
Creator: Bernard, Alfred Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Recutting Files.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file re-cutter. This design consists "[i]n an apparatus for recutting files by electro-chemical action, the dialectric plates and the carbon plates having their upper ends attached to said non-conducting plates, whereby the files to be recut are disposed between the carbon plates when in the solution" (lines 76-82).
Date: April 5, 1887
Creator: Emley, James E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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