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Medical Compound.

Description: Patent for improvements in medical compounds: "provide a new and useful preparation for the treatment and cure of kidney and bladder affections" (lines 9-11).
Date: August 30, 1892
Creator: Page, Thomas L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire and Burglar Proof Safe.

Description: Patent for a safe "constructed as to be safe from fire and burglars, and at which the same time may be made lighter, and may be less expensive in manufacture than when made in the usual way." (para. 4). Additionally, safe is airtight and water-proof.
Date: March 18, 1870
Creator: Wilkins, Samuel Adams
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Victoria Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Victoria County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1921
Creator: Matzow, Fr & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Combination-Saw.

Description: Patent for improvement in combination-saws is to provide a machine in which a planer, a shaper or molder, a rip saw and a cut-off saw are operated by a single motor or engine (lines 12-14). Illustration is included.
Date: July 8, 1913
Creator: Hughes, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling Press

Description: Patent for improvements made to a baling press used to press cotton into bales. Improvements include improved construction to improve durability and efficiency, and design enhancements to the feeding belt to make retrieving the bales of cotton easier and more efficient.
Date: April 28, 1914
Creator: Marek, Joseph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Poison Distributor

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in devices for sprinkling potato-vines and the like with powder - such as paris-green" (lines 15-18).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Heaton, Lorenzo D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse-Power

Description: Patent for "a machine adapted for operation from an auxiliary motor actuated by horse or animal power, and has for its object to provide a simple, efficient, and durable machine of this character by or from which a cotton-gin, agrist or saw mill, or other machinery may be driven" (lines 7-13).
Date: August 28, 1888
Creator: Sampson, Allen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Drier and Warmer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bed drier and warmer. This design "includes, primarily, a suitable frame of essentially elliptical form, whose ends allow of the said frame being readily slipped in between the bed and bedding or between two articles of bedding, and in connection with said frame a suitable fire-pot of portable construction" (lines 23-29).
Date: May 14, 1889
Creator: Fossati, Jasper
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nursery Chair.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nursery chair. This design utilizes a U-shaped board with a bib attached to one side and hooks or bolts to the other "to secure a child in its seat and prevent its falling out or upsetting the chair" (lines 12-14).
Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: Reed, Emma T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Congregation of Hispanic People Sitting in the Pews of a Church]

Description: Photograph of a small congregation of Hispanic people sitting in the pews of a church. The bench in the foreground is empty. There are three windows with closed blinds on the left-hand side of the image, and a closed door in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Victoria - Stewardship Confs."
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Pump.

Description: Patent for a simple, efficient, and low maintenance submerged rotary pump, including illustration.
Date: February 22, 1859
Creator: Fagan, James L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Pump.

Description: Patent for a "submerged pump of very simple construction... one which will be efficient in its operation and not liable to get out of repair" (lines 16-20), illustration included.
Date: March 8, 1859
Creator: Fagan, James L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bolt for Doors.

Description: Patent for the improvement of bolt locks on double doors using a lever lock for safety and ease of locking and unlocking one or both doors, including illustration.
Date: June 26, 1860
Creator: Bonney, N. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement to cotton-seed planters by connecting the wheel to the reciprocating stirrer to guide the seed from hopper to soil and covering it, including illustration.
Date: November 27, 1860
Creator: McClanahan, C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Electro-Magnetic Engines.

Description: Patent for "a new practical application of electro-magnetism to machinery for the purpose of moving the same and keeping it in motion, and developing a degree of force which is only limited by the reduced proportion of power applied. The invention consists principally in the transmission of electro-magnetic power through compressed air for motor purposes, and the mechanism and combination of machinery necessary for that purpose." (Lines 12-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 9, 1872
Creator: Thornton, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Insect-Destroying Attachments for Cultivators.

Description: Patent for "a fan or blower conjoined with a box containing any of the various powdered poisons used for destroying vermin which infest growing plants, as cotton, potatoes, &c., operated by a pulley and band, running from the axle of the blower to a wheel on the supporting-axle of the cultivator, seeder, or other machine to which the apparatus may be attached." (Lines 19-27) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 30, 1873
Creator: Hurd, Charles T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mosquito-Canopy Frame.

Description: Patent for an improved mosquito canopy frame using two different forms of locks and metal loops with screws or nails to increase the strength of the parts which “insure easy attachment and detachments of parts and at the same time preserve a close joint” (line 100-102), includes illustration.
Date: March 10, 1891
Creator: Jatho, Adam
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for a hay press that is meant to "check the rebound of the plunger so that the working beam or lever will not be thrown against the horse; also to provide for automatically applying a brake for the purpose of checking the rebound; also to provide for cushioning the rebound of the plunger so as to prevent or check its tendency to throw the toggle elver against the main lever; also to provide for automatically giving a signal or alarm to indicate when a bale of a given size has been compressed; also to improve the construction of the tie box portion of the press; also to generally improve the construction of parts" (lines 17-30).
Date: April 18, 1893
Creator: McNeill, Charles Dewitt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department