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Attachment for Disk Harrows.

Description: Patent for improvements in disk harrows, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 10, 1889
Creator: Moffitt, William E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Walking Seed-Planter

Description: Patent for an improved walking seed-planter.
Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Thomas, Joseph H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Elevator and Distributer.

Description: Patent for a cotton elevator and distributor meant to "provide certain improvements in apparatus of this character whereby cotton may be conveniently and readily elevated from the store house or wagon, and evenly distributed to any number of gins which may be arranged successively in the same row" (lines 11-16).
Date: October 30, 1894
Creator: Moffitt, William E. & Williams, James L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metal-Cutting Shears.

Description: Patent for simple and effective metal-cutting shears that cuts hot or cold metals. The shears are mounted on a frame, and a hand-operated lever forces the upper shear down.
Date: November 20, 1894
Creator: Autrey, Benjamin P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for centrally pivoting gates that can "be readily opened and closed from a vehicle or from on horseback" (lines 13-14).
Date: April 26, 1892
Creator: Pearce, William J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Distributer for Cotton Gin Feeders.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-gin distributor. This design consists in "the combination, with the casing having an upper vertical portion and chutes diverging from the lower end of the same, of an oscillating valve mounted in the said upper portion, the rotary fans or knockers mounted in the upper ends of said chutes, and mechanism for simultaneously operating said fans or knockers and valve" (lines 16-23).
Date: December 10, 1889
Creator: Williams, James Leonhard
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire-tightener. This design consists, "with a curved metallic bar having a central groove in its convex side, and aligned openings of different diameters in the sides of the groove, of the looping-pin having two tapering arms at an angle to each other and of different sizes" (lines 78-83).
Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Austin, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Water-Elevators.

Description: Patent for "an endless chain of buckets on a reel for working them, so contrived that it tilts the buckets so that they empty and pass the spout without revolving, whereby the contrivance is simpler and better than when they are made to revolve, and the buckets are linked together by a novel contrivance for carrying them, to enter the water bottom downward, and to allow the air to escape when filling." (Lines 5-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 6, 1876
Creator: Smith, Edgar J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Adding-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improved adding-machine design.
Date: December 7, 1875
Creator: Butt, Dennis, L. R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Wheel-Plows.

Description: Patent for an improvement in riding attachment for plows.
Date: September 21, 1875
Creator: Flow, James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Combined Sower, Planter, Cultivator, Scraper, and Gang-Plow.

Description: Patent for "a strong, simple, durable, and effective machine, which shall be so constructed and arranged that it may be readily adjusted for use as a gang plow, seed-sower, seed-planter, cultivator, and cotton-scrape, and which will do its work thoroughly and well in either capacity." Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 7, 1870
Creator: Eddleman, James P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Picket-Fences.

Description: Patent for a new design for a picket fence which is simple in construction and inexpensive in manufacture.
Date: December 24, 1872
Creator: Willhite, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a cultivator used for sub-soiling and cultivating small grain.
Date: December 1, 1891
Creator: Thomas, James C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Handling Cotton.

Description: Patent for for a device that moves cotton from a receptacle and into a gin by way of a fan-blown duct. Illustrations included.
Date: November 24, 1891
Creator: Williams, James L. & Bennett, Levi W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Side Rail for Suspension-Bridges.

Description: Patent for a side rail for suspension bridges that is meant "to provide an improved side railing constituting a truss, which will be light, durable, and of structural simplicity" (lines 20-23).
Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: Runyon, Edwin Elijah
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Suspension-Bridge.

Description: Patent for a suspension-bridge “which will permit the main cable to expand and contract in different temperatures without materially affecting the principal parts and causing them to become displaced by reason of the slack of increased camber” (line 24-29, p.1), illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Runyon, Edwin Elijan
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Handling Device.

Description: Patent for "an apparatus for elevating and distributing cotton from wagons or other receptacles and feeding the same to cotton-gins or storage-bins." (Lines 9-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 27, 1891
Creator: Moffitt, William E.; Williams, James L. & Bennett, Levi W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive and efficient hay-press that has an improved plunger mechanism. The mechanism is simple, inexpensive, durable, and easily operated.
Date: May 1, 1894
Creator: Pearce, William J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a wire-stretcher meant for making barbed wire fences that is more efficient than other wire-stretchers. It has a bent plate, a split hook swiveled to the plate, a rotatable rod that goes through the plate, stretching wire that is secured to the rod, and the split hook is attached to the wire.
Date: October 9, 1894
Creator: Austin, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feeder for Cotton Presses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feeder for cotton presses. This design is "constructed with a receiving-box and a feed-box separated by a sliding plate attached to a follower secured to the piston-rod of a steam-cylinder, to adapt the said feeder to be interposed between a cotton-gin and a baling-press. The inlet and outlet valves of the steam-cylinder are connected by two pairs of connecting-rods with two levers, so that the movements of the piston can be readily controlled" (lines 19-28).
Date: March 10, 1885
Creator: Selz, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Pilot Point Town Square]

Description: Photograph of 1876 Pilot Point Town Square filled with traffic. There are saloons and stores in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library