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Method of and Apparatus for Treating Mineral Pitch.

Description: Patent for an "improved method of and apparatus for treating mineral pitch and similar material to readily separate the asphalt and asphalt-oils from sand, bituminous rock, and other impurities contained in the mined material and removing the sand and impurities" (lines 12-17). The method circulates the material in hot water to separate the asphalt and asphalt-oils from the sand and impurities. The asphalt and oil rise to the top of the water and the impurities sink.
Date: November 5, 1895
Creator: Sellers, Harvey Lee; Conyngton, Hugh Ronald & Conyngton, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Time-Signaling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an electric time-signaling apparatus meant for use in hotels or other places where employees need to be alerted. The invention rings a bell and turns on a light when the signals goes off. "If the current of an incandescent electric-light system was electrically connected with a time-circuit, it would destroy the whole mechanism of the time-circuit" (lines 26-29).
Date: November 19, 1895
Creator: Todd, James T. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for "baling-presses, and has for its objects to provide a simple and efficient apparatus embodying a rebounding plunger; to provide means for regulating the resistance offered to the advance movement of the forward head-block; to provide improved means for tucking the material during the advance movement of the plunger; to provide means for regulating the length of a bale; to provide means for automatically inserting a head-block when a bale of the desired length has been formed; and to provide means whereby the raising and lowering of the press-box or baling-chamber is accomplished by the draft-horses through the sweep, and without the use of jacks or other analogous devices." (Lines 8-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 24, 1895
Creator: Keith, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Display-Banner.

Description: Design patent for an advertising display banner with "an absolutely-smooth uniformly-level surface ornamented by series of horizontal and vertical lines thereon, forming rectangular spaces, whereof the larges space is at the center with a series of smaller rectangular spaces at each side thereof, and series of other rectangular spaces above and below said central rectangular space" (para. 4).
Date: July 30, 1895
Creator: Higby, Luther L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for a wire-tightener that stretches "the wire after it has been secured to the post, and to take up any slack which may exist therein, owing to causes arising subsequent to the first stretching of the wires" (lines 10-13). It has similar features of other wire-tightener but is simple and efficient.
Date: January 1, 1895
Creator: Glenn, John William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Valve-Motion.

Description: Patent for "a variable cut-off valve-motion, and has for its object to provide simple and efficient and at the same time readily adjustable means for varying the points at which the ports communicating with the cylinder of a locomotive or other engine are opened and closed, in accordance with the load, the desired speed, &c." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1895
Creator: Shelb, Peter J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Watchmaker's Tool.

Description: Patent for a watchmaker's tool that removes "the collet and hair spring of a watch from the balance wheel arbor, without injuring the hair spring of the watch and at the same time holding the balance wheel secure against accident or injury" (lines 10-14).
Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Seyfriedt, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Angle-Cock.

Description: Patent for "a locking device for the train pipe valve or plug, and a connection separate from the train pipe and under the control of the engineer, to manipulate the said locking device and secure the valve or plug in position." (Lines 13-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Waldron, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gearing for Windmills.

Description: Patent for gearing for windmills that "is more particularly designed to provide an improved construction of gearing by which the movement of the wind wheel is transmitted to the pump rod, whereby [the inventor] secures superior advantages with respect to efficiency in use" (lines 14-19).
Date: April 23, 1895
Creator: Keys, Milton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Running-Gear for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive running gear for vehicles that allows the vehicles to turn in a small space. An ordinary running gear can be easily modified into this invention.
Date: May 14, 1895
Creator: Keith, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saddle-Pad.

Description: Patent for inflatable saddle pads designed "to do away with the use of one or more blankets which have been placed between the saddle and the back of the animal, and substitute therefor inflatable pads, which not only prevent the back of the animal from being chafed, but to do away with the jar and concussion from the animal to the rider and from the rider to the animal." (Lines 18-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 14, 1895
Creator: Wall, Frederic Watson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cord-Fastener for Envelopes.

Description: Patent for a device for attaching a chord on a merchandise envelope or a similar package that provides "a means for permanently holding one end of the chord in an improved and secure manner, and adapted for temporarily securing the free end when desired" (lines 11-14).
Date: June 25, 1895
Creator: Scougale, Malcom
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trolley-Finder.

Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and easily constructed trolley guide that can be easily attached to an above or below ground trolley that is already in use.
Date: June 25, 1895
Creator: Taylor, James P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lubricator.

Description: Patent for an efficient lubricator apparatus that is made up of a reservoir for lubricating oil, a discharge pipe, another pipe that feeds water or condensed steam into the reservoir to displace the oil, a sediment container that has a valved discharge outlet on the bottom, a filter that cleans oil from the discharge pipe, a pipe that lets fluid into the sediment receptacle, and a steam pipe above the oil reservoir.
Date: July 16, 1895
Creator: Herold, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department