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Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a wire-stretcher "to provide a device of the class embodying new and improved features of utility, convenience, indestructibility, and cheapness." (lines 8-12) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 3, 1905
Creator: Kimbro, John A. & Kimbro, Jeremirah H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Window-Screen.

Description: Patent for window screens with frames, side members and end members that can be fixed, detached and adjusted.
Date: April 18, 1905
Creator: McGlamery, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for "washing-machines and seeks to provide, among other improvements, a novel construction of casing and gear framing or support, an improvement in the clothes-receptacle and the devices for securing a circulation of water and steam through the clothes." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Walters, Loren B. & Cadwalader, Kinsey
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for "a novel means of hanging the gang of plows beneath the draft-frame, in combination with levers and link-connections, whereby the plows can be adjusted to run at any desired depth, and firmly held after the adjustment." (Lines 18-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 21, 1875
Creator: McCormick, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-press.

Description: Patent for a baling press intended to work with hay, cotton and similar material, and form bales of many different sizes.
Date: June 18, 1897
Creator: Murphy, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Letter Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clasp for letters. This design calls for wire or sheet metal to be shaped into a suitable size and shape for letters, including tabs on the ends to snap together to fasten the letters. This eliminates the need for twine or string, which reduces the flammability of the packages.
Date: May 3, 1881
Creator: Price, James N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a gate "used to guard thoroughfares on farms, passages into fields and for like purposes, and belongs to a class wherein two similar gates are together employed, and are pivoted to rock on a frame, so as to open a passage through said fame, or close the gate opening as occasion may require" (lines 10-16). The invention is easily opened and closed, has newly designed latches, and has counterbalances.
Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Whittenberg, William B. & Hawkins, Augustus L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ventilating and Adjustable Rain Proof.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rain-proof cap for chimneys. This design "is to provide a . . . rain-proof or chimney tube for receiving that part of a stove-pipe that projects above the roof, which rain-proof is so constructed that pipes can be held in the same at different inclinations. The invention consists in a rain-proof formed of a conical tube held on the roof, in the upper end of which conical tube the upper end of the stove-pipe is held. A hood is held on the upper end of the stove-pipe" (lines 8-18).
Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Invalid-Bed.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive bedstead meant for use by disabled people. "The hinged head section of the bed may be adjusted to any desired angle of elevation" (lines 14-16). The bed can be adjusted with little exertion. The parts can be easily removed and replaced.
Date: November 28, 1893
Creator: Ottinger, Benjamin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Cultivators.

Description: Patent for a cotton-chopper attachment for cultivators. It can fit to any cultivator with some modification. It is a wheel that rides "upon the row and presses down into the ground parts of the cotton in the row, leaving the other standing, and of the necessary mechanism for attaching and controlling said wheel" (lines 20-24).
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Ray, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cuff Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cuff holder. This design "is chiefly to render cuffs hitherto buttoned to shirt-sleeves as readily attached or buttoned to coat-sleeves, in order that they may be removed from the wearer's person together with the coat to prevent the cuffs being soiled; and its object is also to avoid unbuttoning and buttoning cuffs to the shirt by means of the usual cuff-attaching buttons" (lines 24-32).
Date: November 10, 1885
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ventilating Chimney.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ventilating chimney. This design consists in "the combination, with the smoke-flue, of the ventilating-flue, the thimble provided with outwardly-projecting lugs and inwardly-projecting apertured lugs, the plate provided with a central aperture and with a flange having notches, and the screws passed through the plate into the apertured lugs" (lines 16-23).
Date: March 24, 1885
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rock Drill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rock drill. This design consists in "the combination, with the bit having the inclined cutting-edge extending diagonally from one end to the other and the curved recesses formed in the sides of the bit, of the passage-ways or grooves at either end of said cutting-edge opening into the said recesses" (lines 64-70).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Rader, Powell
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "the combination of the share having the keeper on the mold-board and the arm, the detachable point bearing against the outer side of the arm and having the tongue engaging the keeper, and the lever fulcrumed to the mold-board at a point between the keeper and landside, and having the short arm adapted to lap the joint between the point and mold-board and to engage the outer end of the tongue to lock the latter in the keeper" (lines 82-92).
Date: June 10, 1890
Creator: Hyer, Robert Stewart
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rack for Holding and Exhibiting Rolls of Goods.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rack. This design consists in "[t]he rack comprising the sills, the crossed bars secured thereto and to each other at their intersecting parts and forming triangular sides, said crossed bars having the projecting ends, the cross-slats connecting the crossed bars and arranged in the angles thereof, and the extension comprising the inclined bars, the short crossed bars secured at right angles thereto, and the slats connecting the bars at the angles formed thereby, the said bars being detachably bolted to the projecting ends of the inclined bars of the rack" (lines 16-28).
Date: August 26, 1890
Creator: Chapman, Luna F. & Montgomery, James A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trunk Fastening.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trunk-fastening. This design "consist[s] of a stationary block having a segmental groove in its under side, a stop at one end of said groove, an overlapping flange projecting from the outside bounding-rib of said groove, a rotary disk having a segmental extension, a flange projecting from the outer surface of said extension and adapted to enter said segmental groove, a circular flange projecting from the outside surface of the disk and fitting beneath the overlapping flange of the stationary block, said circular flange forming with the segmental flange" (lines 7-19).
Date: November 18, 1890
Creator: Hutton, Milton C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Movement.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mechanical movement. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the vertical post or upright having guideways formed therein, and the horizontally-disposed shaft having the pinion secured thereon, of the slidable block or frame, the rack-bars pivotally secured to the lower end thereof and having oppositely-projecting teeth, and the spring connected to the lower ends of said rack-bars" (lines 68-75).
Date: October 9, 1888
Creator: Kincaid, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sulky Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sulky-plow. This design represents an improvement in sulky plows due to its novel combination and arrangement of crank-axle, tongue, angular guide-braces, diagonal brace, and adjustable collars (lines 85-87). This novel arrangement results in a plow that is simple, durable, and inexpensive.
Date: November 23, 1880
Creator: McCormick, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Chairs.

Description: Patent for a new and improved chair. This design consists "[i]n a reading and writing attachment for chairs, the combination of a bail-shaped clamp adapted to be applied to a chair-arm, an upright slotted arm, a set-screw passing through said slotted arm and engaging the clamp, a plate carried by the upper end of said slotted arm, and a table pivotally connected to said plate, whereby the table may be adjusted vertically, horizontally, and obliquely" (lines 66-75).
Date: February 25, 1890
Creator: Hutton, Milton C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nursing Bottle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nursing bottle. This design consists in "[t]he combined breast-pump, feeding-tube, nursing-bottle, and nipple-shield, comprising the bottle, the stopper having the openings, the tube, the plug, the flexible tube, and the nipple-shield having the nozzle adapted to be inserted in[to the] opening and attached to the flexible tube" (lines 6-12).
Date: January 28, 1890
Creator: Graves, Henry North
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut Lock

Description: Patent for invented a new and useful Nut-Lock. Invention relates to improvements in nut locks of the class known as "spring and ratchet," for the purpose of proving a simple, cheap and easily operated nut lock without injury to any parts, and in which the locking means are concealed and protected while in the operative positions (10-15)
Date: March 14, 1893
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet, L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department