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Toilet Article

Description: Patent for a combination brush and comb with cover, designed with spring clutches to allow each article to hold in its desired position, including illustrations and instructions
Date: October 9, 1917
Creator: Wigiert, Stash
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Sword and Pistol.

Description: Patent for improvements in combined swords and pistols where the "pistol is supported by the sword blade adjacent the handle portion" (lines 11-12). The invention allows the "barrel portion of the pistol to be broken down or moved" (lines 15-16) to help with emptying the barrel and an adjustable sword handle to aid in the use of the pistol; includes illustration.
Date: September 4, 1917
Creator: Wigiert, Joe J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bottle.

Description: Patent for non-refillable bottles which can be filled and emptied easily with inexpensive construction. Instead of a stopper, a bottleneck pattern can be used which is efficient and safer.
Date: August 5, 1902
Creator: Holland, Willie Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fish-Trap.

Description: Patent for an improved fish-trap consisting of a net drawn in the rear of two boats with illustrations.
Date: March 26, 1889
Creator: Green, John E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sash holder. This design "relates to improvements in window-stops, the object of which is to provide a cheap, convenient, and durable device for supporting windows, which may be set in the sash, so as not to mar its looks" (lines 12-16).
Date: February 2, 1886
Creator: Whitlock, James Howard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reflector Attachment for Lamps.

Description: Patent for a new and improved reflector for oil lamps. This design's object "is to provide a cheap, simple, and durable device for attaching and detaching a reflector to the bottom of the chimney of an ordinary coal-oil or other hand-lamp" (lines 13-17).
Date: December 9, 1884
Creator: Hayes, Elbert N. & Kimball, Walter J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoe.

Description: Patent for improvements in horseshoes, which will have two parts that pivot together at the toe. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1891
Creator: Custer, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoe.

Description: Patent for a horseshoe that has "a double crease in the bottom face or under side of the shoe and peculiarly-arranged corrugations or roughened surfaces in the upper side of the shoe" (lines 13-17).
Date: October 27, 1896
Creator: Dellinger, Thomas Gamewell
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoe.

Description: Patent for a durable and secure horseshoe that doesn't let "the heel of the hoof from contracting, thus overcoming the serious defect in other common types of shoes of permitting the horse to have a "narrow heel," as it is called, and to prevent slipping of the shoe on the icy surfaces" (lines 16-21).
Date: September 10, 1895
Creator: Custer, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horseshoe. This design "is to provide an improved construction of shoe by which [the] contraction . . . of the hoofs of horses . . . at the heels . . . is prevented" (lines 19-24). It consists "of the plate having nail-holes, the depending flange located on the under side of said plate, extending from end to end thereof and having triangular recesses near each end, the triangular toe-calk, and the upwardly-extending beveled flanges at the rear or heel portion of plate" (lines 64-70).
Date: June 28, 1892
Creator: Custer, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton Feeders and Cleaners for Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for "devices for feeding seed-cotton to cotton-gins, and also, for cleaning the same preparatory to ginning; and it consists of a hopper having wires extending from side to side over a revolving toothed cylinder and a concave thrasher, and being made to reciprocate on a track by pinions on the ends of the thrasher-cylinder, working in double rack-bars, one in each side of the hopper, so contrived that the pinions run them over one way and under the other, making a simple and cheap mode of obtaining the motion." (Lines 6-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 25, 1876
Creator: Colquitt, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department