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Hose-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and useful hose coupling, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 30, 1899
Creator: Conley, Andrew Jackson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Fence

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in wire fences. This invention is to "make a cheap and efficient post to which fence-wires may be quickly and durable stapled" (line 15-17).
Date: December 21, 1897
Creator: Johnson, Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn

Description: Patent for a new churn with a simplified and improved construction, includes illustrations.
Date: October 1, 1901
Creator: New, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement In Fine-Proof Cotton-Lint Rooms.

Description: This patent is a receiver that is portable and provides a unique way of catching the lint that is ejected from a cotton-gin when in use. The portable receiver helps to prevent fires.
Date: April 9, 1878
Creator: Morrell, Zachariah N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fire-Extinguishers for Lint-Rooms.

Description: Patent for a fire-extinguisher for lint-rooms with design specifications and instructions on operating procedures and usage, including illustrations.
Date: June 11, 1878
Creator: Morrell, Zachariah N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Painting-Machine.

Description: Patent for an automatic device that paints large surfaces that has a reservoir for the paint, a brush that sweeps similarly to an expert painter, a mechanism that dips the brush in the paint, and an air pump that is connected to the reservoir to bring the paint to the brush. Multiple brushes and reservoirs can be used with this machine. The pump may be operated by hand or by machine.
Date: September 12, 1893
Creator: Gebhardt, William Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hose or Pipe Coupling.

Description: Patent for a hose or pipe coupling that automatically couples cars, and uncouples one or more pipes are automatically uncoupled by steam, air, or fluid pressure. The "invention consists of a pair of twin couplers through each of which one or more tubes are conducted, the apertures of which in the face of one coupler register with those in the face of the opposite coupler, each coupler being provided with guides or other suitable means for bringing it into alignment with the other and with a bolt or latch which automatically engages the opposite coupler when they are brought together and is released by steam or other pressure through one of the connecting pipes, in order to uncouple; and it further consists in a valve connection with said coupler pipes whereby the connecting pipe or pipes are closed in the act of uncoupling" (lines 13-28).
Date: August 15, 1893
Creator: Gebhardt, William Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists "[i]n an ant-trap, the combination, with a trough formed with a top [that is] flanged . . . of a box connected thereto by a tube terminating in a disk . . . [and] of the connecting-tubes, box, and fence" (lines 62-68).
Date: November 24, 1885
Creator: Thompson, William Henderson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Car and Air-Brake Coupling.

Description: Patent for the connection between two railway cars.
Date: February 7, 1893
Creator: Smith, Jacob C.; Golfin, John H.; Hardeman, Eammanuel J.; McNeal, Thomas. & Love, W.G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal trap. This design consists in "the combination of the wire frame having the parallel base-arms, the coiled-springs, the upwardly-extending arms, and the downwardly-extending loop, the loop or ring on the bend and engaged portions of said wire, and the trigger-wire having the frontwardly-projecting point engaging said ring" (lines 80-87).
Date: July 10, 1888
Creator: Beversdorf, Louis, Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fumigator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fumigator. This design "compris[es] the closed vessel mounted on legs and provided with the removable cover, the fire-box having legs resting upon the bottom of the vessel, the inlet near the bottom and the outlet near the top, and the bellow connected to the inlet" (lines 77-83).
Date: September 2, 1890
Creator: Russell, Lee
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal trap. This design consists in "a platform having a rod or bar secured to its upper face, and having the ends of the choke-spring coiled thereon, pins or prongs extending from one edge of the platform for engagement with a side of a box, a box having one of its sides elevated, against which the pronged end of the platform abuts for engagement therewith, and having recesses in its opposite ends for the recession of a loop, which passes thence over the free end of the platform for binding the same to the box" (lines 3-14).
Date: June 12, 1888
Creator: Beach, Philemon Theodore
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a car coupling that "couples automatically and by which a brakeman on a single car can uncouple one or more cars and to provide pipe connections between the cars for this and other purposes" (lines 9-13). It has a pivoted drawhead with lever connections to a piston head and uses steam connections with the cylinder in the piston head to couple.
Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Gebhardt, William Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design consists "[i]n a nut-lock, the combination, with a screw-threaded bolt and nut, of a pair of arms pivoted or hinged together, said arms having annular screw-threaded grooves formed therein adapted to register with the threads on the bolt, and means for locking the arms together" (lines 76-81).
Date: April 27, 1886
Creator: Clark, Fred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the combination, with a draw-bar, a sliding box, a movable eccentric secured therein, a coupling-rod, and a pivoted locking-jaw, of a locking-plate secured to said box and adapted to lock the jaw against movement" (lines 84-89).
Date: March 8, 1887
Creator: Zedler, Fridrick
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hose or Pipe Coupling.

Description: Patent for a hose or pipe coupling meant to "provide a coupling of great simplicity of construction forming a tight and efficient connection by which the hose can be connected without turning it, without the screwing together of the sections and without a loose washer within one of the couplings which is readily lost and quickly gets out of order" (lines 12-19).
Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Conley, Andrew J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Luling 1921 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Luling in Caldwell County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History