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Clothes-Pin.

Description: Patent for clothes pins made from non-oxidizable wire, including illustrations.
Date: 1913-5-27
Creator: Buckley, John Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Tie Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new bale tie buckle made of wire material "in which the buckle is closed by the strain or stress on the bale tie" (lines 11-14), including illustrations.
Date: August 19, 1913
Creator: Frantz, Ezra A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow

Description: Patent for an agricultural appliance that incorporates spring teeth allowing for the easy removal of small vegetable growths by cutting close to and below the surface of the soil.
Date: August 20, 1913
Creator: Owens, James Powell
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Clothes-Pin.

Description: Patent for a device which utilizes a spring to assist with the clamping of textiles.
Date: July 28, 1914
Creator: Buckley, John L. & Coin, James W.
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

Folding Coup

Description: Patent for "a folding coop or crate, which may be readily folded into a compact form for transportation or storage when empty, and which may be conveniently adjusted to open position for use and secured in such position when so desired" (lines 7-12).
Date: February 7, 1888
Creator: Tate, William Elbert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

File Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file case. This design "[t]he combination, with a case, of the pockets constructed in a series of a single piece of material having partitions formed by long folds connected at the bottom by short folds . . . [and t]he combination, with the folded pockets, of the file case having its sides constructed to overlap a part of the ends of the pockets, and an elastic follower with thumb-pieces arranged to bind with the sides of the case by straightening" (lines 9-24).
Date: July 31, 1888
Creator: Altfather, William F.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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