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Seal-Press

Description: Patent for "invented a new and useful Seal-Press" (lines 5-6) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1892
Creator: Douthit, Albert Gilbert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Valve-Motion.

Description: Patent for "a valve-motion having simple and positive means for varying the points at which the ports of the engine-cylinder are opened and closed to vary the lap and lead, and while accomplishing this result the invention has especial reference to a form of valve-motion designed for use in connection with that type of locomotive or other engines in which there is a comparatively short space between the drive or driving-shaft and the engine-cylinder." (Lines 11-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Shelb, Peter J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dental-Care Attachment.

Description: Patent for a dental-chair attachment mean to support a table to hold instruments, a waste-bowl, a lamp, glasses, and other things a dentist might need. The attachment can easily be separated and adjusted.
Date: July 2, 1895
Creator: Mayes, Robert Martin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rake.

Description: Patent for a rake that is meant for raking loose stumps, brush, and similar articles from fields. The rake is pulled along, and two wheels form an axle where the rake is balanced. There are two rake-lifting levers.
Date: October 20, 1896
Creator: McIlroy, Archibald Yell & McIlroy, Joseph Lee
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness-Saddle.

Description: Patent for an adjustable harness-saddle that has self-adjusting trees and doesn't pinch or injure the horse.
Date: September 24, 1895
Creator: Varga, Lionel J. & Varga, Howard A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wick-Regulator for Lamps.

Description: Patent for "an improvement in those lamp-wick regulators which consists of a threaded rod operated by a nut and connected to the wick, whereby the wick may be raised or lowered by operating the nut; and the invention lies in an improved connection between the wick and rod, by which the wick can be raised with more uniformity and ease." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 20, 1894
Creator: Harding, Walter L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cooling and Preserving Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a "cooling apparatus in which a cloth envelops a vertically-disposed series of supports, and has its upper end dipping into a receptacle supplied with water; and the object of the improvement is to secure a uniformity of temperature throughout the structure, and particularly in the several compartments formed between the various supports, as well as to prevent the spoiling of food by foreign matters entering the same by accidental dislodgment from a support immediately thereover." (Lines 8-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Brown, Elijah Clark
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grass and Weed Exterminator.

Description: Patent for a grass and weed exterminator, especially those weeds that roots are a network of runners that can't be pulled up. The destroyer plows them up, ten inches or more, and sifts through the dirt, pulling up the network of plants.
Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Briggs, George, W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Printing Attachment for Letter-Boxes.

Description: Patent for a printing attachment for letter-boxes where people can postmark the mail they want to be sent. It fist on any street letter-box. The attachment is a case with stamps for every day of the month and the location of the town, city, or post-office the letter is being collected to, and there is a pocket below where one slips the package or envelope to mark it. An inking-pad is also in the pocket for the stamps, which can be used by pulling a lever.
Date: November 10, 1896
Creator: Hargrove, Bryon Lafayette
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a simple and effective car coupling that is partially automatic, "and in case of accident or breakage the said device is adapted to be used after the manner of an ordinary car-coupling" (lines 17-19).
Date: August 9, 1892
Creator: Felton, Tommas Wesley
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Destroyer.

Description: Patent for an insect destroyer consisting of a steam-generator used with "removable drawers forming the fire-box and ash-pan of the generator, a safety-valve connected with the steam-boiler, and a novel form and construction of flexible discharge-tube, the same being provided with a cut-off device and with a socket-piece adapted to receive a handle by means of which the discharge end of the flexible tube may be elevated and conducted to any desired point" (lines 12-21).
Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Maddux, Richard Calvin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plant-Protector.

Description: Patent for an adjustable shade that protects plants from direct sunlight while still allowing some light to reach the plant.
Date: March 14, 1893
Creator: Gruetzmacher, Louis
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thill-Coupling.

Description: Patent for the invention for new and useful improvements on the thill-coupling along with illustrations and instructions.
Date: December 27, 1892
Creator: Tanner, David Wilmer
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for an operating mechanism relating to baling-presses, with illustrations.
Date: July 13, 1897
Creator: Lane, Jefferson D. & James, Will S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Sharpening and Gumming Saws.

Description: Patent for a machine that sharpens and gums saws for cotton-gins. It does so quickly and does not fatigue the operator. It automatically feeds "the saws so as to bring the teeth successively into position to be operated upon, and which will cut the teeth uniformly, thereby preserving the circular outline of the saws and preserving the teeth of a uniform length and appearance" (lines 15-20).
Date: July 14, 1896
Creator: Hulme, William A. & Hulme, Thomas B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Locomotive-Headlight.

Description: Patent for a three-way locomotive-headlight with easily removable screens of different colors in order to send signals. The screens are easily fitted to other locomotive headlights. This invention is meant to prevent accidents that happen without proper signaling.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Davis, Moses J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department