Search Results

Acetylene Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in apparatus for generating acetylene gas. This design is to "provide with few applicances a simple and compact apparatus requiring little attention for generating acetylene gas for light, heat, and power purposes" (line 11 - 14).
Date: February 15, 1898
Creator: Dederick, Zadoc P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rope-Fastening Device.

Description: Patent for a new and useful rope fastening device, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 13, 1900
Creator: Howard, Frank P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fertilizer-Distributer.

Description: Patent for a new and useful fertilizer distributer, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 31, 1899
Creator: Stell, Ira L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pop-Valve For Kilns.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in pop valves for kilns, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 24, 1899
Creator: Moore, La Fayette
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Can Spout.

Description: Patent for new improvements to oil can where an attachment to the can is made and acts as both a stopper and a spout
Date: October 10, 1911
Creator: Melvin, Joe D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant-Trap

Description: Patent for "a simple device of this kind which will excel the former traps in depositing the ants within the annular pan and in efficiency for convenient discharge of the trapped insects" (lines 18-22).
Date: April 2, 1901
Creator: Inman, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Railway-Gates.

Description: Patent for "automatically operating slide-gates which are operated by pressure on treadles, and are suitable for use either as farm-gates or railroad-gates." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 28, 1878
Creator: McCaffrey, James M. & Larkin, James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for "a press by means of which the cotton can be backed and pressed into the bale in small quantities at a time, by alternating pressing a quantity, then lifting the follower, and inserting more, and pressing again, and so on until the bale is formed." (Lines 19-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 16, 1875
Creator: Frost, Willis Lee
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fire-Escapes.

Description: Patent for improving fire-escapes and provides a portable instrument that "may be used for letting persons directly down from buildings, or for carrying them from the upper stories of buildings to others buildings at a distance" (lines 9-12).
Date: August 28, 1877
Creator: Staples, George S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Description: Patent for improvement in car-couplings, including description and illustrations.
Date: June 29, 1875
Creator: Ramage, Charles E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cough-Medicine.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved cough-medicine" (lines 7-8).
Date: November 23, 1880
Creator: King, Julia Ann
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flue-Beader.

Description: Patent for a tool that allows a boiler flue to rotate while not letting any steam out of the flue. This allows for the projecting end of the flue to turn without damaging itself and makes taking the flue apart easier for workmen.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Hutchison, Wilson F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Handling Seed-Cotton to be Ginned.

Description: Patent for a gin-house constructed of double tramway that can be used to improve the process of gaining seed-cotton.
Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: James, Andrew P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Churns.

Description: Patent for the improved design of churns "in which the dasher-shaft is vertical and receives rotation by gearing at the top of the churn" (2nd para.), including illustrations.
Date: January 25, 1876
Creator: Davis, Henry T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design "relates to improvements in motors in which a screw or spiral operates in conjunction with suitable gearing; and the object of my improvement is to convert a vertically-reciprocating motion into a rotary for driving any light machinery" (lines 15-20).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Chisholm, Toliver Lynn
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad-cars. This design "relates to car-couplings; and it has for its object to provide improved devices whereby the cars may be automatically coupled; and further, to provide improved devices for this purpose which shall be simple in construction and thoroughly effective in operation" (10-16).
Date: September 23, 1884
Creator: Reid, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and effective nut-lock that can be easily installed and locks the nuts on rail joints into place and can be easily removed.
Date: December 12, 1893
Creator: Doane, Stephen Olin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Band Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved band stretcher. This design "relates to improvements in band-stretchers in which a windlass, crank, and ratchets operate in conjunction with a sliding clamp; and the object of [the] improvement is to provide a device with which the ends of a band may be drawn together and held for the purpose of lacing" (lines 15-21).
Date: February 23, 1886
Creator: Lawrence, Joseph A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Quilting-Frames.

Description: Patent relating to improvement "of quilting-frames made with folding ends and adjustable in width" (lines 10-12). Includes instructions and illustration.
Date: July 8, 1879
Creator: Davis, Henry T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Leather-Cutting Gages

Description: Patent for improvement in leather cutting-gages in order to negate the need for the set-screw at the end of the gage handle that is needed to hold the rule. The document contains instructions and illustrations of the device.
Date: April 17, 1877
Creator: Lindsay, George F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton planter. This design "consists in the combination, with the slotted hopper-bottom, of the hinged and curved cut-offs and their spring, whereby the escape of seed will be prevented, except as forced out by the prongs of the feed-wheel" (lines 19-23).
Date: January 24, 1882
Creator: Byers, Anthony Walter & Dorser, James Carrol
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design "relates to improvements in gates that are balanced by a weight and opened in either direction by ropes operating in conjunction with circular inclined tracks and rollers; and the object of [the] improvement is to provide a gate that may be readily opened and closed by a person seated in a vehicle" (lines 7-14).
Date: December 30, 1884
Creator: Drake, Edwin L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Gage.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water gauge. This design "consists in the arrangement of a chamber attached to the lower valve of an ordinary water-gage; and the object of [the] improvement is to prevent the foam and sentiment of steam-boilers from accumulating in the glass, stuffing-boxes, and valves of water-gages" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 20, 1885
Creator: Willis, Robert L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn power. This design "relates to improvements in churn-powers in which suitable gearing and frame-work operate in conjunction with a vertically-reciprocating dasher; and the objects of [the] improvements are, first, to provide a spring-power and suitable gearing for operating the dasher, with a view to rendering the same in a high degree effective, convenient, and especially adapted to the requirements of service; and second, to afford facilities for the easy winding of the powerful spring required for such service" (lines 8-19).
Date: February 17, 1885
Creator: Lawrence, Joseph A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department