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Seed-Cotton Distributer and Feeder.

Description: Patent for a new and useful seed cotton distributer and feeder.
Date: March 22, 1898
Creator: Simington, Charley M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk Cultivator

Description: Patent for an improved "disk cultivator that will be adapted for the various purposes to which such devices are ordinarily applied. The invention consists in certain details of construction and combination and arrangement of parts" (lines 13-18)
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Brock, Andrew L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Locking Shafts in Hubs or Couplings.

Description: Patent for a new and useful device for locking shafts in hubs or couplings. This design is to "avoid the use of a key-way in the shaft and o provide the tubular member with a removable and reversible key having a serrated face adapted to be forced into close contact" (line 12-16).
Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Rylander, Parrish H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ironing-Table.

Description: Patent for "ironing-tables which are arranged to be capable of folding when not in use and of extending when used." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Mills, Charles Richmond
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Neck-Yokes.

Description: Patent for an improvement on neck-yokes that have a "swivel-joint connection with a carriage or wagon pole" (line 18-19).
Date: September 11, 1877
Creator: Hannig, Frank
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk Cultivator.

Description: Patent for an improvement on a previous patent granted to the inventor (no. 526,962)for a disk cultivator. The improvement is that "the disks are supported at any point on the under side of the disk-frame and in means whereby the disk-supporting frame may be elevated from the ground" (lines 16-19).
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Brock, Andrew L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoe-Nail Clincher.

Description: Patent for an improved simple and efficient clincher for horseshoe nails. It consists of a serrated jaw with a beveled extension, a handle, and two plates that act as springs.
Date: January 2, 1894
Creator: Seeliger, Oswald
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Broom or Mop Holder.

Description: Patent for a wire folded so that it firmly clamps "broom-corn, corn-shucks, mops, and feathers, or other material for brushes" (lines 10-11).
Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: McIlhany, Joseph W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Ironing-Table.

Description: Patent for an ironing-table that can be folded compactly while not in use and prevents accidental collapsing. The two legs at the narrower end of the table are a solid piece of wood until halfway, at which point they separate into separate legs and a fastening device is attached with a hinge. A brace can be attached with the fastening device that both sets of table legs in place. Both sets of legs and the brace fold up for storage.
Date: November 24, 1896
Creator: Rylander, James B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow-Stock.

Description: Patent for a simply, durably, and efficiently constructed plow-stock that "will admit of changes being made in an expeditious and convenient manner to facilitate the grouping of the shares or plows to be carried by the stock" (lines 11-14).
Date: July 30, 1895
Creator: Abbott, Joseph W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a disk cultivator that can be used without supporting wheels, and cuts stalks or tracks while cultivating. It is also adjustable in both height and width.
Date: October 2, 1894
Creator: Brock, Andrew L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Saddle-Tree Forks.

Description: Patent for an "improved saddle-tree fork, which shall be simple in construction, light, and durable, and which may be readily adjusted as a Texas saddle-tree or a muley saddle-tree"( line 6 )includes instructions and illustration.
Date: May 14, 1878
Creator: Lane, Calvin M. & Franklin, Mathew C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale Tile.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale-tie. This design "consists, principally, of a bale-tie jaw stamped from sheet metal and formed with an open hook at one end standing in front of a curved edge, with an opening at the other for attachment to the bale-hoop, said opening being shaped to permit the jaw to have a pivotal side motion upon the hoop. The invention also consists of the combination of two of such jaws applied to the bale-hoop to form a complete tie" (lines 7-16).
Date: January 11, 1887
Creator: Rylander, William P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Marking Goods.

Description: Patent for a new and improved price tag. This design "consist[s] of a strip of ductile metal or any other material comprising a tapering finger, having a pointed hook or prong at its outer end and a square or rectangular plate integral with the tapering finger" (lines 96-100). It it further "provided on three sides with overturned edges or flanges and on the fourth side with a raised shoulder or offset adapted to form a stop for the removable marking-tag, so as to hold the same in place removably" (lines 1-5).
Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Brown, Sampson H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Neck-Yokes.

Description: Patent for "an improvement in the class of neck-yokes having a swivel-joint connection with a carriage or wagon pole; and it consists in providing the neck-yoke with a central enlargement or boss, and connecting the tube which slips on the end of the carriage-pole with the yoke by means of rings having perforated ears to receive the ends of a pivoted bar, to which the pole ring or tube is swiveled." (Lines 11-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 31, 1876
Creator: Hannig, Frank
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement In Cultivators

Description: Patent for an improved cultivator, with adjustable wheel base, plow height and more (pg 1).
Date: July 23, 1872
Creator: Griffith, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for a new cultivator in the form of a wheel, which includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: September 29, 1868
Creator: Stroud, J. C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Gin Feeder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-gin feeder. This design consists in "a rectangular inclined box, endless feeding belts having spiked slats, the revolving fan at the upper end of the inclined box, and screen at the opposite end and lower side of the box, through which the sand and dirt from the cotton may escape, the current of air from the revolving fan assisting in expelling the sand and dirt, the latter falling between the slats and down the inclined bottom of the box and out through the screen" (lines 73-83).
Date: June 22, 1886
Creator: Wiley, Jesse G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Lever-Powers.

Description: Patent for a lever-power which applies "the power and resistance to the lever, so that they will change positions with relation to the fulcrum as the power end of the lever descends" (para. 2). The relation of the lever with the fulcrum is flexible, and allows for increased leverage.
Date: September 23, 1879
Creator: Franklin, Mathew Calhoun
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Fruit, Foliage, and Flowers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved method of making artificial fruit. This design "consists in cutting out a piece of lace or netting of the desired shape, forming the lace or netting into a bag, stuffing the bag with cotton or wool . . . picking the cotton or wool up through the meshes of the lace or netting, cutting narrow strips of tissue-paper, and applying them in layers until a covering similar to pasteboard is formed, drying the article, painting the article, sinking the article in a bath of wax heated to a point beneath boiling . . . letting it drain off, and finally applying a paint finish" (lines 34-47).
Date: May 24, 1887
Creator: Eve, Emma H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Index.

Description: Patent for "an improved method of indexing books of reference, and more especially city and county records, and the means for carrying over from one line to another where several indexes are to be set opposite one name" (lines 9-14).
Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Heppenstall, James Edward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Lockhart, Texas Fire Department and EMS Patch]

Description: Patch from the Lockhart, Texas fire department and emergency medical services. The shield-shaped patch has a light blue background with gold edging and interior borders. "Fire Dept." appears in red at the top in red lettering, while "EMS" appears in blue at the bottom. "City of Lockhart Texas" is written in blue inside of a circular inner border. The central image is a white fire helmet on top of a hatchet, ladder, pike, and nozzle sitting on a red background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas