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Bale-Tie

Description: Patent for improvements in bale-ties by using a “combination with a band; of jaws pivoted to one end of the band and adapted to engage a hook carried by the other end of the band, and a guard-plate fixed to one of said jaws and adapted also to engage the hook and prevent it from accidentally becoming disengaged from the jaws.” (Lines 78-84) Illustration is included.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Pfeffer, Albert John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Tie

Description: "Patent for a bale-tie that would be 'simple of construction, durable of use, and comparatively inexpensive of production, easily operated, and which when fastened around a bale cannot possible become detached therefrom' (lines 13-17). including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Pfeffer, Albert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Tie

Description: Patent for a bale-tie that is of "simple construction, durable in use, and comparatively inexpensive of production" (lines 13-15), including illustration and instructions
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Pfeffer, A. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Musical Instrument.

Description: Patent for a new musical instrument, similar to a lyre, designed to "provide a new and improved musical instrument which is simple and durable in construction, very light, of high resonant qualities, and arranged to permit convenient manipulation of the strings without the player touching the soundboard with the fingers" (lines 10-15), which includes illustrations.
Date: February 6, 1906
Creator: Krueger, Amandus M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-coupling. This design calls for two u-shaped metal pieces, one narrower than the other, each with eyes at their ends. A metal rod, which doubles as a handle, threads the eyes, connecting the pieces and allowing for the two loops to butterfly; one car can be bound to each of the loops with a metal pin.
Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Stopple, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee Roaster.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coffee roaster. This design utilizes handles "so arranged as to enable the operator to shake it and move it upside down and about with great facility. The perforated or wire-cloth bottom and top allow the heat from the stove or fire to pass unobstructed to the coffee, so that a strong and uniform heat is applied. The wire-cloth bottom also acts as a sieve . . . and it does not scratch or burn the grains" (lines 49-58). The design eliminates the need for a stirring utensil.
Date: January 9, 1883
Creator: Stopple, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Portable Derricks.

Description: Patent for improvement in portable derricks by using an “adjustable crane mounted on a truck-platform, having an overhead frame for the support of the upper end of the crane-post, and braces for staying the frame, so that the crane can be turned around to overhang the sides.” (Lines 6-11) Illustration is included.
Date: May 16, 1876
Creator: Reams, Shirwood Y.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Washing Dishes.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dish-washing machine. This design "relates to machines for cleansing dishes, clothes, and other articles of that class in which the water is agitated. The object of the invention is to provide a simple, inexpensive, and generally efficient machine that will perform its functions speedily, and will require but very little expenditure of operating power" (lines 10-17).
Date: December 4, 1883
Creator: Harris, Charles Alexander.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gunpowder Canister.

Description: Patent for a new and improved canister. This design "consists in the combination of a suitable supporting cone-shaped frame provided with a supporting flange at its top and an opening through one side, with the can or case for holding the powder, and which is also provided with a supporting-flange near its lower end, a suitable cover, and a spring-actuated perforated slide . . . to provide a case for holding gunpowder, and from which the powder can be drawn into a suitable measuring-receptacle without the trouble of having to weigh it or having to expose it . . . where it is liable to catch fire" (lines 14-28).
Date: September 3, 1889
Creator: Stopple, John J. & Harigel, Emil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carpenter's Hatchet.

Description: Patent for a new and improved carpenter's hatchet. This design, "by curving or convexing the back of the hatchet downward from the eye to the rear end of the blade [it] greatly facilitates the ease and efficiency with which the hatchet can be used in driving nails in angles and corners—an improvement which will be at once appreciated by all carpenters—while by forming the back of the blade with the opposite recesses, leaving the thin wall between them, the hatchet can be used as a screw-driver, and the carpenter can thus dispense with the use of a separate screw-driver" (lines 67-79).
Date: March 27, 1888
Creator: Stopple, John Julius
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grindstone Fixture.

Description: Patent for a new and improved grindstone fixture. This design consists "[i]n a fastening for grindstones, the combination of the shaft having the rounded collar and the screw-threaded portion, the stone fitting with its central perforation upon the shaft, the washer having the concave aperture fitting upon the collar, the washer having the set-screws, and the nut upon the threaded part of the shaft clamping the washers upon the stone" (lines 77-85).
Date: February 26, 1889
Creator: Stopple, John Julius
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for improvements in "the class of baling-presses in which the follower is forced upward in the press-box by a lever pivoted or fulcrumed upon the ends of toggle-arms, and having a rope or chain for drawing it into an upright position," (lines 26-31) with illustrations.
Date: May 24, 1887
Creator: Stopple, John Julius
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the rounded meeting ends of the main levers and the equalizing-link connecting the same; the rounded meeting ends of the toggle-levers concentrically arranged with reference to the sill-bearings; the perforated connecting-pin for the upper ends of each pair of toggle-levers, and the securing-bolts thereof passed through the heads of the toggle-levers; the end openings in the lower portion of the baling-box and the vertically-reciprocating doors in connection therewith" (lines 19-30).
Date: August 8, 1882
Creator: Stopple, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shot-Canister

Description: Patent for "to provide a revolving case having a series of annularly or otherwise located compartments formed of transparent material and adapted for the reception of shot of dierent grades; to provide means for delivering the shot from the compartments and also for gaging the same before and after delivery" (lines 13-20).
Date: September 17, 1889
Creator: Harigel, Amil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[10-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is octagonal and says, "Good for 10 [cents] in Mdse" on one side, with a name and place written on the reverse: "C. F. Hellmuth, Gen'l Mdse., Bellville, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[50-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says, "Good for 50 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side, with a name and place written on the reverse: "C. F. Hellmuth, Gen'l Mdse., Bellville, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[5-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says, "Good for 5 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side, with a name and place written on the reverse: "C. F. Hellmuth, Gen'l Mdse., Bellville, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[5-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is octagonal and says, "Good for 5 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side, with a name and place partially visible on the reverse: "[C. F. Hellmuth], Bellville, [Texas]."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[10-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is octagonal and says, "Good for 10 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side, with a name and place written on the reverse: "C. F. Hellmuth, Gen'l Mdse., Bellville, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum