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Saw-Set.

Description: Patent for an improved saw set with improved jaw design to improve locking of saw. This saw set makes up part of a saw filing machine.
Date: September 11, 1902
Creator: Smith, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Burning Building in Bonham]

Description: Photograph of a burning building in downtown Bonham. A large crowd of citizens watch as firemen try to extinguish the fire. Some of the burning building has already collapsed at this point.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Lamp-Hanger.

Description: Patent for adjustable-height lamp hanger primarily for electric lamps, including description and illustration.
Date: December 3, 1901
Creator: White, Herbert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Telephone-Transmitter.

Description: Patent for "a simple transmitter in which the greatest volume of sound may be transmitted without causing grating or rattling." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Ditching-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improved ditching machine design that will "easily and rapidly cut or excavate, on the surface of the ground, soil, clay, or soft stone, a ditch or trench of any reasonable width or depth suitable" (lines 33-37) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Austin, Matthew J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Non-Refillable Bottle.

Description: Patent for non-refillable bottles "which in order to obtain access to its contents will have to be sufficiently mutilated or altered in appearance so that it cannot be again used as an original package for the fraudulent sale of an imitation liquid." (Line 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Clinton, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Description: Patent for a new medical compound to treat "various diseases, more especially those which affect the bowels and digestive organs" (lines 34-36) which lists the ingredients.
Date: April 14, 1874
Creator: Roberts, Robert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Telephone-Transmitter.

Description: Patent for a granulated-electrode phone transmitter that is designed to be simple and "constructed so that the granulated-electrode cannot become displaced from the cell" (lines 10-12).
Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Telephone-Transmitter.

Description: Patent for a telephone-transmitter "with a diaphragm and carbon button carried thereby, of a spring-supported flaring conical carbon-cell provided with a flange covered with soft material and resting on the carbon button carried by the diaphragm, the carbon-cell being filled with granulated carbon resting in contact with the carbon button" (lines 13-19). This is meant to optimize the volume of sound being transmitted.
Date: October 20, 1896
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Revolving Cabinet.

Description: Patent for a revolving cabinet that "shall constitute a counter or a part of the same, or that may be used as a kitchen-table, and at the same time serve as a convenient receptacle for the safe storage of general articles of merchandise and household supplies, which shall be maintained in a clean and fresh condition and be easy to access" (lines 12-19). There is an opening on the counter to access the trapezoidal trays that can rotate underneath.
Date: September 26, 1896
Creator: Smith, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trawl-Line.

Description: Patent for a trawl-line that is supported so that it "can be caused to travel continuously in the same or reversed directions at will" (lines 12-14). The invention prevents "the choking of the line supporting pulleys with grasses and other foreign matter, and also to enable the ready adjustment of the pulley son the posts to change the elevation of the trawl-line and the depth of dip of the hooks in the water" (lines 16-21).
Date: July 24, 1894
Creator: White, Warren Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rein Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rein-holder. This design consists in an "improved rein-holder formed of the bifurcated standard having clamp-screws, the stationary cylinder, and the movable cylinder, pivoted eccentrically and at a point above the stationary cylinder" (lines 67-71).
Date: September 14, 1886
Creator: Gooch, Harold
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee-Roaster.

Description: Patent for a coffee-roaster for family use, and the roasting-cylinder may be rotated automatically or manually. A pendulum swinging below the table attached to a ratchet is how the cylinder can automatically rotated.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Smith, John Dawson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting frame for sewing machines. This design consists "[i]n a quilting frame, the combination, with suitable supporting standards having an inclined V-shaped track secured thereto, of a rail having rollers mounted upon the side thereof and traveling upon said track, depending brackets secured to the ends of said rail, transverse secured to the ends of said depending rods, and rollers having bearing in said transverse strips" (lines 3-11).
Date: December 9, 1884
Creator: German, Francis M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Copy-Holder.

Description: Patent for a copy-holder that is "especially designed for type-writing machines, of any of the prevalent forms, and it has for its object to facilitate the holding of the copy; also to aid the reader or operator to readily retain his "place," in reading the copy line by line, in the usual way, to insure accuracy in copying the same; also to provide for its adaptation to the machine, irrespective of the size of the latter" (lines 16-24).
Date: November 14, 1893
Creator: Bramlette, William A. & Evans, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Description: Patent for a pill composed of podophyllin, leptandrin, butternut bark extract, rhubarb extract, extract of "jalap," capsicum, quinine sulfate, and salicin. The pill is said to treat a wide variety of diseases.
Date: April 12, 1874
Creator: Roberts, Robert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Horse-Power Presses.

Description: Patent for improved horse-powered press; it "relates to horse or other power presses for cotton, hay, and other compressible materials; and the nature of my invention consists in a reversible stay-brace; in a series of sliding plates, which fill the space between the main standards; in an arm hung to each one of the side doors, regulating the opening of such doors; and in auxiliary devices" (para. 3).
Date: July 25, 1876
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mosquito Bar Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mosquito netting. This design "relates to mosquito-bar frames, and its object is to provide a device possessing superior advantages in point of simplicity, inexpensiveness, ease of adjustment, and general efficiency" (lines 9-13).
Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Williams, Gilbert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department