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Grate.

Description: Patent for an improved grate that is adapted "for use in stoves as well as in fire paces, and which, being composed of separate bars, may be repaired by inserting new bars, thus saving that portion of the grate which remains intact, as cannot be done with grates formed of a single casting" (lines 18-23).
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Chollar, Benjamin Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk-Breaker.

Description: Patent for a stalk-breaker that breaks "the stalks into small pieces and which will be under the control of the driver so as to be thrown in and out of gear at will, and in which the breaker mechanism will be so constructed that it will give when an unyielding substance is run against, thereby preventing breakage or damage to the machine" (lines 13-20).
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: James, Will S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed-Planter and Fertilizer-Distributer.

Description: Patent for improvements in seed planter and fertilizer distributers: "can be readily and easily adapted to planting seed in drills or check rows, or to distributing fertilizer and in which the operator can always tell where the last hill was planted so that he will know where to commence his next row" (lines 18-23).
Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Kemp, Amos John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Head-Rest.

Description: Patent for "an improved head rest which can be easily attached to a car seat without injuring or marring the wood work or upholstering thereof, and which will be compact in structure, light in weight and cheap and durable in general construction, and readily adjustable in height, and angle of inclination" (lines 14-21).
Date: May 16, 1893
Creator: Wesson, Miley B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydraulic Dredging-Machine.

Description: Patent for "an improved device for the excavation of material from the bottoms and sides of channels or other water ways; and has for its object to provide a novel machine of the type indicated, which will afford means to rapidly loosen earth or gravel below the surface of a water course, mix it with water, and subsequently transfer and discharge the d├ębris upon the shore of the stream or within a floating receptacle, as may be desired" (lines 8-18).
Date: June 6, 1893
Creator: Robbins, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hog-Pen.

Description: Patent for a hog pen and feed trough that can hold and feed a variety of variety of animals. It consists of an inclosure with an opening, ways extending into and out of the opening, a sliding trough mounted in the pen, rollers that slide into and out of the pen, pulleys in the trough, a shaft journaled in the front of the trough, ropes that go around the pulleys, and a turning mechanism for the shaft.
Date: July 4, 1893
Creator: Wilkinson, Benjmon M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coin-Controlled Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable coin-controlled apparatus that is "designed to indicate by the varying positions occupied by the spheres, the nature of a dream, the apparatus being designed primarily as a dream-revealer" (lines 17-20). The operator pulls a lever which forces the dice inside the glass container to move into holes. The operator reads a key on the outside of the device that indicates what he will dream.
Date: July 18, 1893
Creator: Taylor, James P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thill-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a strong, durable, and simple thill coupling that does not need a spring connection in order to maintain a flexible connection between the thill and axle.
Date: July 25, 1893
Creator: Cobb, Woodson D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Suspenders.

Description: Patent for suspenders that have the minimum number of straps, buckles, and buttons. The suspenders can be easily attached and the wearer can move freely and be comfortable while wearing them.
Date: November 7, 1893
Creator: Post, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hitching Device.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive hitching device that can be easily applied to the driver, can connect a weight to the draft animal's bit, and can be easily adjusted.
Date: October 3, 1893
Creator: Crowley, Joseph L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for a cattle guard that prevents cattle from blocking railroad tracks. It consists of sharp edged cross ties that sit on the bottom of a shallow pit, guard rails that cover the cross ties, bolts that hold the rails together, and end planks forming v-shaped serrations.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Lynch, Michael L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Envelope.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and durable envelope that can hold many letters, documents, and similar materials. "The invention consists of two overlapping end flaps connected with each other by a band and forming, with the front, an expansible pocket for the accommodation of the documents, a top flap and a bottom flap adapted to be folded one above the other, and both over the end flaps, and a band for holding the top and bottom flaps closed" (lines 12-19).
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Scougale, Malcolm
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Truck for Railway-Carriages.

Description: Patent for an improved truck for railway carriages that is meant "to construct surface-rollers which have their center of bearing above the center of the traction of surface roller, and which have traction rollers bearing upon the upper portion of the main surface-roller, and upon which the load is supported equally upon two points of the surface or traction roller" (lines 17-23).
Date: June 27, 1893
Creator: Turner, Ephraim M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Truck or Vehicle for Elevated Railways.

Description: Patent for an improved, strong, simple, inexpensive, and durable truck or vehicle for elevated railways that is meant to throw the lateral force of the car-body is exerted vertically downward onto the car's wheels.
Date: July 11, 1893
Creator: Turner, Ephraim M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department