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Pedal Attachment.

Description: Patent for an "improved attachment for pianos, organs, or other instruments provided with pedals" (lines 9-10) to protect the openings underneath the pedals from mice, dust, or other unwanted items entering the instrument through such openings.
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Gross, Rudolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Press

Description: Patent for cotton press for bailing cotton employed in forming cylindrical bales from bat or sheet of cotton received from the condenser. (lines 10-13)
Date: January 27, 1903
Creator: Carter, Edward D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil-Burning Attachment For Stoves or Furnaces

Description: Patent for "an attachment for wood and coal stoves and furnaces by which hydrocarbon oils can be burned in connection with a wood or coal fire in a very effective and economical manner, the attachment being also capable of being used alone for heating and cooking..."
Date: November 4, 1902
Creator: Cordray, Henry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Roller Compress

Description: Patent for roller compress. This is an "improved roller-compress,especially adapted for forming cylindrical bales from cotton-bat by winding the same in successive layers upon itself" (p. 1, lines 8-11), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 30, 1900
Creator: Carter, E. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spindle-Nut Attachment.

Description: Patent for improvement in spindle-nut by providing “an extension to the spindle-nut, not being a washer in any sense of the word, but to all intents and purposes an integral part of said nut adapted to extend toward the outer end of the axle-box and to hold the same to its seat upon the spindle as efficiently as when the parts were new.” (Lines 35-41) Illustration is included.
Date: February 3, 1903
Creator: Carlton, Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fluting Sad-Irons.

Description: Patent for "a new combination of fluting and sad-iron, of such kind that the upper fluting-roller will serve as handle for the sad-iron, there being thus no loose or separate parts required for the two functions." (Lines 17-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 14, 1871
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Barreling Soap-Stock.

Description: Patent for "an apparatus for filling barrels with soap-stock or other thick liquid of similar consistency, the object being to provide a machine whereby the barrels may be filled quickly through the bung-hole." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 9, 1897
Creator: Ahrenbeck, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sweep.

Description: Patent for sweep that is improved with the addition of a middle-break so that it "will be adapted to do its work thoroughly with the least possible draft and which will not be liable to get out of kilter." (Lines 16-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 12, 1896
Creator: Schoenfelder, August
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cloth-Registers

Description: Patent for an improvement to a cloth-register that indicates the measurement in yards of particular goods. Includes illustration and description.
Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Harrison, Abraham
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for an improved cotton-bale tie, which is a metallic hoop having an opening and protruding metal lugs on one end through which the other end, having openings that correspond to the lugs, is passed and secured with same.
Date: July 13, 1875
Creator: Dawson, Paul R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ventilating-Flue.

Description: Patent for ventilating-flue made from sheet-metal tubes, and "can be placed in any building without necessitating making the same in one length, the sections being constructed so as to be readily adjusted on each other" (lines 12-15).
Date: December 4, 1894
Creator: Lange, Fritz
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cartridge Loading Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cartridge loader. This design "consists of a filling attachment to cartridge-loading blocks, which is composed of a hopper part having discharge-tubes in the bottom and a perforated and spring-actuated slide-piece having perforations registering with said tubes, and of a lower part having upwardly-extending tubes sliding on the bottom tubes of the hopper and downwardly-extending tubes of conical shape . . . and are opened or closed by a second spring-actuated slide-piece" (lines 16-26).
Date: July 15, 1884
Creator: Lockett, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed-Water Heater.

Description: Patent for a feed-water heater for steam-boilers. It provides "such a heater having an arrangement of distributing-troughs located in such a manner as to evenly distribute the water over tubes in thin streams or a thin sheet, whereby it may be quickly heated, and, furthermore, in so constructing the parts that the interior portions comprising the circulating tubes and troughs may be easily removed for the purpose of cleaning" (lines 10-18).
Date: August 25, 1896
Creator: Muday, George T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design "consists in a friction roller held loosely between two nuts, or between a nut and any object to be held by a bolt, which roller, when the nut or lock-nut is screwed down upon it, binds the nut or nuts upon the bolt and locks them securely thereon" (lines 11-16).
Date: January 20, 1885
Creator: Campbell, James A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Egg Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved egg holder. This design consists "[i]n an egg-holder, the combination, with two hollow semi-ellipsoidal sections, having downwardly-projecting stems terminating in legs, the stems being pivoted to each other, of the spring interposed between the lower ends of the stems" (lines 70-75).
Date: December 9, 1884
Creator: Hervey, Frances P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pattern for Bridle Blinkers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blinder. This design "is to provide improved patterns for bridle-blinkers whereby the latter can be made cheaply by utilizing waste scraps of leather" (lines 8-11).
Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Hess, Christian W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for "a new buckle or tie for holding the ends of the bands of cotton-bales" (lines 18-19) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 19, 1871
Creator: Brown, Floyd G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Button-Hole Scissors.

Description: Improved Button Hole scissors, where the scissors may be "adjusted vertically for suitable Cutting Hole length"(pg 2). The scissors have a "v-shaped" button hole cutter that can be adjusted to pierce the fabric at a desired depth and a tracing wheel.
Date: February 27, 1872
Creator: Franklin, Edward, A.
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Improvements In Machines for Distributing Compounds for Destroying Cotton-Worms

Description: Patent for improvements on machines to distribute poison for cotton worms in the field. It consists of vibrating,sifting boxes combined with a suspension bar which is secured to the front of a horse saddle so the rider can shake the boxes to distribute poison powder to two rows of crops at a time.
Date: March 16, 1875
Creator: Willie, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad tie. This design "has reference to improvements in railroad-ties of that class in which two metallic pot-sleepers connected transversely by a brace-rod are employed in place of wooden ties for supporting the rails; and the invention consists of two transversely-connected iron pot-sleepers, which are provided with a longitudinal box-shaped center portion, upon which the rail rests, said center portion being made in one piece with the sleeper, and adapted for storing therein signal telegraph wires" (lines 7-17).
Date: February 7, 1882
Creator: Herbst, Charles F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shovel-Plow.

Description: Patent for a strong, durable, and inexpensive shovel-plow that consists of a beam "made in two equal longitudinal, rear-curved sections bolted together in front and rear in combination with the slotted adjustable heelpiece secured between the beam-sections, and the handles bolted to the curve of the beam" (lines 42-47), braces for the handles, and a spacer.
Date: October 1, 1895
Creator: Schoenfelder, August
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Trunk and Dressing-Case.

Description: Patent for a combined trunk and dressing-case. The trunk has drawers, and the lid of the trunk has a mirror in its lid. "The lid is connected at one end by a hinged strap with one end of the body of the trunk, so as to be adapted to be moved into position for closing the body and to be supported in upright position on the same in line with the bottom, so that it forms a proper support for a looking-glass, shelf, and the like" (lines 19-26).
Date: August 18, 1896
Creator: Witteborg, Ernest
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department