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Folding Crate.

Description: Patent for an improved construction of traditional "knockdown crates for shipping fruit, eggs, vegetables, and other merchandise" (lines 25-27). A "combination of box, having transverse bottom cleats, cleats upon the inside of its ends, with hinged sides, having cleats, the knockdown partition having cleats, and the false bottom pieces as set forth" (lines 78-83).
Date: September 12, 1882
Creator: Van Hutton, William B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Construction of Doors or Window-Sashes.

Description: Patent for "improvements in the construction of doors and window-sashes, the object being to provide a door or window-sash which shall be constructed of two pieces of timber united by means of a key to prevent warping or twisting" (lines 8-13). The panel of the door or the pane of glass can also be united by the key. This design lightens and cheapens doors and window-sashes.
Date: July 28, 1896
Creator: Cordray, Henry A.
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

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

Stovepipe

Description: Patent for an improvement to stovepipes, specifically for cooking and heating purposes, that reduces the possibility of house fires or internal stovepipe damage. Instructions and illustrations are included.
Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: McPhaill, Robert
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

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

Improvement in Cotton-Gin Feeder

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton gins, including endless apron, toothed cylinder, and toothed equalizing and distributing bars. Includes instructions and illustration.
Date: September 6, 1870
Creator: Ralston, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the plow using braces and mold-board for a sturdy and very durable plow, including illustration.
Date: November 15, 1859
Creator: Townsend, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Glove Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved glove holder. This design "is to provide a new and improved device for holding gloves, bills, papers, and other articles in such a manner that any one of the articles can be withdrawn from the holder without disturbing the rest" (lines 7-12).
Date: March 6, 1883
Creator: Franklin, Eduard, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Packing Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved folding packing-case. This design "consists in the construction of a folding packing-case with a bottom tray adapted to receive the inner detachable partitions of the case when it is folded up for transportation, and with a lid formed with flanges adapted to overlap and inclose and thus protect the edges of the sides and ends of the case and tray when folded down, so that it will the more securely withstand rough handling in shipment, and in providing ventilating-apertures in the sides of the case, to be left open or closed at pleasure" (lines 19-30).
Date: March 20, 1883
Creator: Van Hutton, William B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shaker for Mixed Beverages.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shaker for mixed drinks. This design utilizes a spring and a hinge to enable a lid with holes for straining to be attached directly to the cocktail shaker. This eliminates the chance that the straining lid would not be at hand when mixing a drink as well as the chance of losing the straining lid.
Date: January 30, 1883
Creator: Murphy, William H.
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

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

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

Cotton Cleaner

Description: Patent for the invention of a machine used to clean cotton. The Machine employed for cleaning cotton in which the object of the invention is to produce a machine wherein the cotton may be thoroughly and effectively cleaned without damage to the staple or fiber of the material (10)
Date: February 1, 1885
Creator: Ralston, Joseph
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

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

Cotton Picker.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton picker. This design "is to provide a light, simple, and easily constructed cotton-picking device, capable of being operated by hand, and which can be manufactured and placed upon the market at a low cost to the purchaser, who, by the employment of the same, is enabled to gather the cotton fiber from the bolls without regard to the height of the stalks, and at the same time such portions of the product that may have become detached from the bolls and fallen to the ground can be gathered up without the necessity of excessive stooping" (lines 24-36).
Date: March 3, 1885
Creator: Walling, Mary C.
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
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