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Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and useful cultivator, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Otenhouse, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Moldboard

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in moldboards.
Date: December 21, 1897
Creator: Smith, Samuel A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine

Description: Patent for "a new and improved washing-machine arranged for use on any kind of tub and adapted to insure a perfect uniform washing of all the clothes in the tub by the use of yieldingly-mounted pounders, which intermittently change their position relatively to the clothes under treatment" (lines 9-16).
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Staggs, Henry F. & Staggs, Robert H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Plows

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of plow-beams to be attached to the front axles of a wagon.
Date: July 6, 1869
Creator: Cummins, A. G. & Cummins, J. R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Compress.

Description: Patent for "surgical instruments which are used for stopping the flow of blood during an amputation or other similar operation." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Burton, Edwin L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Tire-Tighteners.

Description: Patent for a device "for the purpose of tightening or loosening tires on wheels belonging to any kind of vehicles without shrinking or cutting the tires." (Lines 6-9) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 27, 1875
Creator: Horton, Henry A. R. & Hayes, Amos P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for "an improved gang-plow, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted to cause the plows to take or leave land, and which will enable the wheels to be adjusted closer to or farther from the plows, as may be desired." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1877
Creator: Cummins, John R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Wheel-Plows.

Description: Patent for "invention has relation to improvements in attachments to sulky and other horse-plows" (para. 3). Combines a circle-plate, transverse clamp-ridge, clamps, a bearing plate, a king-bolt, a transverse sleeve, an axle, adjusting collars, and transporting-wheels on said axle.
Date: December 21, 1878
Creator: Cummins, John Randolph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wheel-Tire.

Description: Patent for "a very cheap and simple tire which may be conveniently applied to any ordinary wheel, but which is especially applicable to wagon wheels, which when applied to the wheel has a perfectly smooth surface, and which has mechanism operated by the simple turning of a nut and adapted to tighten the tire to any desired extent." (Lines 9-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 21, 1895
Creator: Smith, Samuel A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sewing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sewing machine. This design calls for a clamp and a needle with a bend toward the eye so that the needle may easily be adjusted and changed out, depending on the task at hand.
Date: July 26, 1881
Creator: Fuqua, Marcellus B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Stalk Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-stalk cutter. This design utilizes a frame with two small, curved blades, which, with the assistance of pins, can be locked in place either in two corresponding recesses or outwardly when in use.
Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Pearce, Aaron B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plow, of the landside share attachment, provided with the horizontal blade, sloping outward from the point of the plow, made sharp on the said sloping-edge, and having the flange projecting upward from the horizontal blade, and the bolts for securing the said flange and plow together, and the removable landside attachment" (lines 81-89).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Cummins, John Randolph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow-Scraper.

Description: Patent for an adjustable plow-scraper that attaches to the plow and scrapes soil from the moldboard.
Date: July 7, 1896
Creator: Jackson, Robert Litel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Moldboard.

Description: Patent for "a moldboard adapted to any plow constructed of a series of spring-loops, sundry of which are movable at the top and sundry others having movement at the bottom of the board, the moveable loops being kept in motion by the earth passing over the board, whereby portions of the board are rendered vibratory and the earth is effectually prevented from clinging thereto" (lines 8-17).
Date: September 22, 1896
Creator: Smith, Samuel A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Compound Engines.

Description: Patent for "a series of engines for working the steam over by exhausting it from the first into the second, and so on, for utilizing the pressure lost when steam is exhausted from a single engine into the air..." (lines 7-11) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 16, 1875
Creator: Bell, Jackson W. ; Bell, J. W. ; Jackson W. Bell, of McKinney, Texas.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Packer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton packer. This design is "to provide means for taking the cotton from the gin and packing the same in the bale box, ready for the action of the press-follower, without manual labor" (lines 22-26).
Date: July 26, 1881
Creator: Moore, Ralleigh Cabert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wooden Bridge

Description: Patent for a wooden bridge with a focus on increased durability of the structure and effective drainage for moisture from the timbers and for the free circulation of air between, around, or through the structure.
Date: April 9, 1891
Creator: Ferguson, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for the invention of new and improvements in plows (1). Provide a plow specifically adapted for use in rich heavy soil.
Date: May 19, 1885
Creator: Emmerson, Francis; Faires, Joseph; Cummins, John, R. & Faires, Jonathan, L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Brake.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-brake. This design consists in "the combination of the swinging arms arranged in front of the wheels, the curved brake-shoes pivoted at their front ends to the lower ends of the arms, and the swinging slotted links connecting intermediate points of the brake-shoes to a stationary part of the car, whereby the free end of the shoe is capable of a swinging movement independent of the links" (lines 76-84).
Date: October 2, 1888
Creator: Otenhouse, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Umbrella-Stand.

Description: Patent for an umbrella-stand. It is meant to display umbrellas, parasols, walking-canes, etc. The frame is made from tubing secured by wire, a channeled plate along the sides of the frame, and the base is adapted to support umbrella tips.
Date: November 26, 1895
Creator: Perry, Thomas C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hand-Support for Writers.

Description: Patent for "a support especially adapted for the use of those learning to write, and by which the hand may be accustomed to the proper position for writing from the beginning of the study." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 4, 1896
Creator: Yarbrough, William L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a draw-bar attached to the car, a hollow draw-head with a flaring opening that sits horizontally to the draw-bar, a spring that holds the draw-head in the horizontal position, a bar that raises and lowers the forward end of the draw-head against the spring, a coupling-pin that sits in the draw-head, a chain that connects the draw-head to the bell-crank lever, a cam that supports the chain, and a device that turns the cam in either direction in order to tighten the chain.
Date: March 31, 1896
Creator: Epps, Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Pounder.

Description: Patent for a clothes pounder used in washing clothes. It is a pyramidal vessel that is open in the bottom and has perforations on the top of the inside of the vessel, a cap covering the top of the pyramid with an air-hole, a sleeve that goes through the top of the vessel and through the cap, a handle in the upper portion of the sleeve, a diaphragm with perforations in the base of the vessel, a rectangular box secured beneath the diaphragm, and inclined tubes open at both ends of the angles of the vessel.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Leddy, Owen
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department