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Fly Catcher

Description: Patent for the fly catcher. This invention comprehends the provision of a fly trap embodying a chute through which livestock may pass and have flies that circulate around them being scared or brushed off of them and causing them to enter a trap. Illustrations are provided.
Date: March 12, 1918
Creator: Girvin, F.B. & Brady, C.P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Waterproof Car-Door.

Description: Patent for a freight car door of "strong, durable, and inexpensive construction which will be water and air tight, and which will be practically indestructible in case of a wreck" (lines 17-20) including illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Atkinson, George C.
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

Cuspidor.

Description: Patent for a simple cupsidor that attaches to the floor of railway cars and other places and can be easily cleaned. They are designed to be installed in a line and connected so they can be opened and cleaned at the same time. A valve and a tube hold and empty the contents of the cupsidor.
Date: May 16, 1893
Creator: Simmons, David Pitman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Elevated Railroad

Description: Patent for "improvements in elevated railways; and the object of my invention is to produce an elevated-railway system which is comparatively cheap, which is absolutely safe, and in which the cars are arranged so that they ride very easily and can be readily adapted for both passenger and freight traffic" (lines 8-15).
Date: June 7, 1892
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Motive-Power Machines

Description: Patent for an attachment for motors "designed to prevent the loss of leverage and power which ordinarily obtains in such motors and in all machinery where the power is taken from cranks, and also to overcome what is known as the dead-center, and thus to greatly increase the power of the machine to which the attachment is applied" (lines 12-18).
Date: June 21, 1892
Creator: Weaver, John L. & Brenke Jr., Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Desk Attachment for Chairs

Description: Patent for a desk attachment for beds or chairs for which any seated article of furniture can be turned into a desk and adjusted forward or vertically for comfort.
Date: August 9, 1892
Creator: Hutton, Milton C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Lock

Description: Patent for a "cheap, simple, and durable nut-lock which will be efficient to prevent a nut from working loose on a bolt, to prevent the bolt from turning in its socket, and to also permit the bolt to work or play slightlyin its socket to yield to the movement of the rails when a train is passing" (lines 20-26).
Date: September 20, 1892
Creator: Nelms, Alexander P.
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

Hasp.

Description: Patent for a hasp that "may be adjusted longitudinally to compensate for expansion or contraction of the parts to which it is applied, or which it is designed to connect, the means for adjustment being such that they may be manipulated without displacing or altering the relative positions of any of the parts of the device, and furthermore, to provide means whereby the hasp is capable of universal movement, whereby it is operative irrespective of the planes in which the surfaces of the connected parts are arranged" (lines 10-21).
Date: February 5, 1895
Creator: Hutton, Milton Calhoun
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

Water Cup for Stove Pipes.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water-cup for stove pipes. This design "relates to water cups or vessels arranged on the outside of stove-pipes, and whereby the heat of the pipe of the stove is made to evaporate the water for the purpose of imparting moisture to the air of the apartment containing the stove and so improving the healthiness and pleasantness of the atmosphere of the room" (lines 8-15).
Date: March 3, 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

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

Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the plow-beam having the hopper provided with two seed-compartments and a discharge compartment, of the oscillating levers fulcrumed in hangers beneath the plow-beam, the rods provided with fixed cups, and the rods provided with the hinged cups, and the cranked wheel for operating the levers" (lines 10-17).
Date: April 14, 1885
Creator: Kimbro, Jerrymirah Haden & Kimbro, John Alburt
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

Turbine Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved turbine wheel. This design eliminates water friction and alleviates pressure on suspended buckets, causing them to last longer.
Date: August 17, 1880
Creator: Hallenbeck, Matthew L.
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

Plow.

Description: Patent for a plow. This invention relates to an improvement in plows, and more particularly to the means for securing the share to the plow.
Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: Hyer, Robert Stewart
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Andiron.

Description: Patent for improvement of andirons, to accommodate fuel or sticks of wood and to burn either wood or coal fuel. Includes illustrations.
Date: December 1, 1891
Creator: Kimbro, Jeremiah H. & Kimbro, John A.
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

Plow.

Description: Patent for an improvement in plows by “employing a combined brace for the mold-board and a locking device for the share” (lines 46-48), including illustration.
Date: March 3, 1891
Creator: Hyer, Robert Stewart
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed-Brace.

Description: Patent for a bed brace that consists of end-loops that are held by engage hooks at the ends of the bedstead, fixed draw-wires that connect the outer and inner sides of the end-loops, a tension-loop that is connected to the side rails, tightening link with duplicate rings that slide onto the tension loop, and a transverse twisting-bar.
Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Pool, David Preston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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