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[Small Brick House with Two Front Doors]

Description: Photograph of the front of a small brick house with two separate front doors. There is a front porch with steps leading up to the two doors, which are shaded by an awning. There is a window on both sides of the porch. Large bushes and shrubs make up the grassy front yard, and the branches of a tree cover up the top of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front of a Building with a Mexican-Style Roof]

Description: Photograph of the front of a Mexican-style building with a shaped roof. The light-bricked building has a double-door entrance with steps leading up to it. There are two long windows on either side of the entrance, and two more windows that are close to the ground. A large tree and the shadow it casts covers most of the building on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Combined Plow and Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in a combined plow and planter which "can be readily adapted for planting different kinds of seed, such as corn, cotton, cane, and the like" (line 21 - 23).
Date: March 8, 1898
Creator: Franklin, George
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive and efficient wrench device, which is "capable of extracting nails and of being used as a screw-driver without interchanging any of the parts or substituting one part for another" (line 14 - 17).
Date: May 3, 1898
Creator: Weiss, Martin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for new bailing press that that improves "hay-presses of the full circle or continuous type for baling hay, straw, and the like." (lines 8-10) Illustrations included.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Leineweber, Francis & Welge, Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hinge-Gainer.

Description: Patent for a hinge-gainer related to "certain improvements in devices of that class employed for cutting a gain or mortise in a door-jam or door for the reception of a hinge. The object of the invention is to provide an improved machine or tool in which all the parts may be readily and accurately adjusted to cut recesses of different width, height, and depth" (Lines 8-16).
Date: March 11, 1902
Creator: Ward, Richard Bryant.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Description: Patent for a new improvement to washing machines.
Date: July 21, 1874
Creator: Mitchell, Daniel Chasteen
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting-Frame for Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for improvement in quilting-frames by providing “screw-eyes on the end pieces of the frame for the purpose of holding the frame together and at the same time serving to run in the rollers to carry the frame along,” (Lines 25-31) and an interchangeable roller-gages would enable either straight or curved or fancy quilting to be done. Illustration is included.
Date: July 14, 1891
Creator: Stukes, John Marion
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Stitching-Horse.

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of stitching-horses by re-configuring the original constructions, in order to make them better for users. The patent includes instructions and a single illustration.
Date: October 27, 1868
Creator: Depp, Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bit-Brace.

Description: Patent for "an improved form of brace having a V-guide which is substantially right-angled and mechanism mounted therein for driving a bit so arranged that the crank-arm of the handle may turn in a corner without striking the wall or without striking the wall or without striking a plane support should the guide rest thereon when boring a hole." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 29, 1897
Creator: McClellan, Stephen
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fumigator.

Description: Patent for "constructing a fumigator that the fire in the combustion-chamber may be caused to burn more rapidly in one part than in another, whereby the proportions of vapors and fumes may be governed at will." (Lines 45-50) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 20, 1897
Creator: Cock, Lewis W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement In Horse-Power Mill.

Description: This patent is for a new improvement with how a horse can be attached to a horse-power-mill to do the necessary work needed on a farm. As the horse moves around the machine moves with it.
Date: May 7, 1878
Creator: Pitts, William C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hose-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a hose-coupling that is "simple and economic in construction and which shall be capable of rapid and ready action without use of any tool for manipulating the same" (lines 14-17).
Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Goodspeed, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Self Cleaning Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved self-cleaning plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a mold-board having a plane face on the larger portion of its area, a blade having an axle journaled near the center of the said plane, a wheel journaled in the plow, with its rim parallel to and extending below the landside of the plow, a beveled gear-wheel upon the said wheel-axle, and another beveled wheel upon the blade-axle, engaging each other" (lines 79-87).
Date: August 18, 1885
Creator: Jones, Allen
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Tongs.

Description: Patent for new and improved fire tongs. This design "is designed to produce an article . . . which will be practical in every respect, and which will prevent the slipping or sliding of the legs or arms thereof while handling the logs, enabling the latter to be grasped with a firm hold, thereby avoiding the numerous accidents that often occur from the use of the present form of tongs" (lines 9-17).
Date: March 9, 1886
Creator: Bishop, John Andrews
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Drop-Lid for Bins or Boxes.

Description: Patent for "boxes or bins for store counters and shelves; and it has for its object to provide certain improvements in the lid devices for boxes or bins, so as to avoid the many objections to hinged lids, which interfere with free access to the interior of the box or bin when the same is used under the counter or on shelves" (lines 8-15).
Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Dailey, Basil
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Snap-Hook.

Description: Patent for improvements in snap-hooks by using just one “single piece of wire, having a stationary arm that bent to form an inwardly-extending shank with its extremity bent in a reverse direction upon itself to form a bearing; the spring-arm and the spring-loop formed by coiling the wire upon itself and crossing, and extending outward at an angle to form shoulders to strengthen the hook immediately in front of the spring-loop.” (Lines 61-70) Illustration is included.
Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Stukes, John Marion
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "form[s] the central opening of the draw-bar with a tup-bar having rearwardly a spiral spring. The forward end of this tup-bar is inclined forwardly somewhat at an angle at the top, so that when the said bar is pushed forward by the spiral spring at its rear end, the coupling-pin will rest upon this forwardly-projecting end of the bar, while the link will rest beneath, so that in dropping the pin will rest within the link, and not on the outer side, which would be the case if this bar were square" (lines 15-26).
Date: December 15, 1885
Creator: McAllister, Sanders F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Picker's Wagon.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon for cotton pickers. This design consists in "the combination of the frame, supporting wheels, cover, side-curtains, troughs, and partitions" (lines 53-55).
Date: May 1, 1883
Creator: Collins, Charles P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ventilating Cover.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ventilating cover. This design "consists in the detailed construction of the same . . . whereby the contents of . . . vessels are protected from dust, insects, and all kinds of impurity, and at the same time are thoroughly ventilated by free communication with the atmosphere, and so that any gases arising from the contents of said vessels will not be confined with the contents, but will pass off through the ventilating-cover into the surrounding air" (lines 16-26).
Date: April 28, 1885
Creator: Smith, Ralph Julius
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter

Description: Patent for a new improved planter. "It consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices, that will be more fully set forth hereinafter, and particularly pointed out in the claims" (p. 1; lines 10-13) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 6, 1885
Creator: Morris, John Edwin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "has for its object to construct a plow with a detachable point, which may be removed from the plow in an easy and convenient manner and which may be held securely attached to the plow without the use of bolts" (lines 8-13). It consists in "the combination of a pair of clamping-plates, a seat or base-plate having a downwardly-extending flange secured between the front ends of said plates, said base-plate being provided with a transverse slot, the mold-board and point provided at their meeting edges with flanges" (lines 85-91).
Date: August 26, 1890
Creator: Messer, Jeremiah C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash Balance.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sash balance. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a window-frame provided with the pulleys . . . sash provided with the grooves, and [the other] pulleys working in said grooves, and cord having one end attached to the upper part of the frame . . . passing thence under [the latter] pulleys in the upper sash, thence over [the second] pulley" (lines lines 81-87).
Date: November 4, 1890
Creator: Cayce, Henry P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department