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Flue Scraper

Description: Patent for a new and improved boiler tube scraper which will allow for easier insertion and removal, including illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 8, 1913
Creator: Lorenz, William Adam
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stockdale, Texas

Description: This is a photo of how the San Antonio to Cuero road looked when the road arrived in Stockdale, Texas. Several buildings and an early model car can be seen in the photo.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

Refrigerator.

Description: Patent for an efficient refrigerator meant to preserve meat, dairy, and produce. The refrigerator uses evaporating water to cool the food, not ice. There are inner and outer layers, a large water pan with vertical drip openings, and inner screen walls.
Date: April 17, 1894
Creator: Denson, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ironing-Table.

Description: Patent for an ironing table with an improved construction that makes it easily adjustable so a person of any height can iron easily and keeps clothes being ironed off the floor.
Date: April 4, 1893
Creator: Smith, Millage M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for a pump "of the double-cylinder type, in which a continuous and steady stream of water is sucked from the well and forced to the point of use, and in such a pump to provide means for operating the same, whereby the same power will be required to raise the plunger that it does to force the same downward, and to this end providing such improved mechanisms and connections which will evenly distribute the power exerted by the operator to actuate the pump" (lines 9-19).
Date: October 4, 1892
Creator: Smith, Millage Math.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher

Description: Patent for improvement of construction of wire stretcher for both mending and cutting wire.
Date: 1900-6-12
Creator: Passmore, Benjamine, H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gage Attachment for Bench-Planes.

Description: The invention is "to improve the construction of gages for planes and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient device adapted to be readily applied to the stock of the plane and capable of being set at different angles" (lines 10-15) "to enable the face of a board to be accurately planed at the desired angle" (lines 16-17).
Date: November 13, 1900
Creator: Smith, Millage M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buggy Wrench

Description: Patent for a buggy wrench. Illustration included.
Date: September 20, 1904
Creator: Ware, Richard M. & Carroll, James Malcum
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Tightener

Description: Patent for "a simple, inexpensive, and efficient device adapted to enable the slack of a wire to be readily taken up at a point between the posts and capable of enabling a wire to be readily stretched to the desired tension" (lines 12-17).
Date: May 14, 1901
Creator: May, Robert B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department