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Hame-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a hame fastener "by which the ends can be securely connected together, but which may be readily disconnected when desired." (lines 10-12). Illustrations included.
Date: October 2, 1900
Creator: Jones, David G. & Jones, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Bag-Holder and Sifter.

Description: Patent for improvements in a combined bag-holder and sifter by using a supporting bracket secured to a wall, a bag-holder, a sifter located below the bag-holder, a detachable suspending connection between the sifter and the bag-engaging devices rising from the sifter. With this arrangement, the bag will be elevated into the proper position and to hold the bag against lateral movement while the sifter is being operated. The bag is to remain in proper position until the contents has been sifted entirely. Illustration is included.
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Shanley, Michael H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fountain-Brush.

Description: Patent for a fountain brush which allows for the attachment of a wiping cloth, and featuring a spring handle.
Date: March 11, 1913
Creator: Shanley, Michael Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk-Cooler.

Description: Patent for a combined water-cooler and refrigerator. "One object of the present invention is to improve the construction of devices of this character and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient one capable of enabling the temperature of its contents to be readily controlled and quickly changed. A further object of the invention is to provide a combined water-cooler and refrigerator which may be advantageously employed as a churn-body" (lines 10-19). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: May 5, 1900
Creator: Halford, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ice-Cream Freezer.

Description: Patent for an ice-cream freezer that "effectually and with slight labor freez[es] cream; to be so constructed as to freeze the cream into sticks of merchantable size and adapted for retail trade; and, furthermore, to provide for a simultaneous manufacture of ice, so that as the cream is frozen water may be congealed forming ice that may be subsequently employed in the freezer or otherwise" (lines 10-18).
Date: April 3, 1894
Creator: Skipper, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kitchen-Cabinet.

Description: Patent for a kitchen-cabinet that is a "simple and convenient portable device provided with the necessary receptacles for flour, meal, spices and other condiments, as well as apparatus for grinding coffee, beating eggs, weighing, &c.; to provide means for adjusting such receptacles upon the frame of the cabinet to secure the desired height or distance from the floor; and furthermore to provide improved means for removing the flour and meal from the bins and sifting the same by the same operation" (line 9-20).
Date: June 18, 1895
Creator: Shanley, Michael H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant-Trap.

Description: Patent for a new ant trap design using a conical shape and reservoirs for holding kerosene to destroy ants, including illustrations.
Date: March 20, 1888
Creator: Kell, Mathew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Frame for Freight Cars.

Description: Patent for new and improved springs for transportation. This design provides "vehicles for the transportation of merchandise . . . with an interior spring-padding, and in some cases with intermediate elastic floors or partitions, by which injury to the load, by jolting while in transit, shall be prevented, and which shall further conduce to the preservation of fruits and other merchandise of a like perishable nature" (lines 22-30).
Date: December 14, 1880
Creator: Shirley, Joseph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Plow and Harrow.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and effective combined plow and harrow that can be used as a plow and harrow at the same time, or the operator can detach one and only use the other. The machine can be adjusted to better suit different types of soil.
Date: April 18, 1893
Creator: Lee, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ventilator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ventilator. This design consists in "[t]he improved combined flue and ventilator . . . consisting of an outer casing surmounted by a cap and provided with a central flue, funnels hinged to the outer casing and provided with flexible connections for elevating the same, and means for conducting the air downward from said funnels" (lines 8-15).
Date: April 27, 1886
Creator: Shanley, Michael H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Show-Case

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements to show cases.
Date: April 30, 1889
Creator: Fain, Emmet C. & Poston, George C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kitchen-Cabinet

Description: Patent for "a device of this class which shall be simple in construction, inexpensive, and in which provision shall be made for the safe-keeping of all the materials and ingredients used in bread-making and in ordinary cooking as well as for pies, cakes, cold victuals and the like" (lines 9-15).
Date: July 9, 1889
Creator: Skipper, James Marion
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reversible Hoe.

Description: Patent for a new and useful reversible hoe, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 11, 1898
Creator: Schultz, Carl Herman Severin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator-Arch

Description: Patent for a cultivator arch designed to adjust and secure the beams of a plow. Illustrations included.
Date: August 20, 1907
Creator: Spence, Enoch M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling Press

Description: Patent for baling press. Illustration included.
Date: March 8, 1904
Creator: Robburts, George W.; Lemaster, Mike C. & Lemaster, Henry H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kitchen Cabinet

Description: Patent for a metal kitchen cabinet. This cabinet is designed to be portable and protect against vermin. Illustration included.
Date: November 24, 1903
Creator: Shanley, Michael H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Granbury 1893 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Granbury in Hood County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1893
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History