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Game-Table.

Description: Patent for improvement in game-table in which it provided with a table similar in construction to the ordinary billiard-table. “A series of spring-pressed levers fulcrumed in the lower end of a casing and each provided at its upper end with a hook and at its lower end with a ball extending over the floor of the table.” (P. 2, lines 67-71) This game is played by using one or more balls to strike a series of balls that are arranged along the bottom of a casing, causing the levers to disengaged the rods, therefore revealing a card through an opening formed in the front of the casing. Illustration is included.
Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Patillo, John P. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knee-Pad.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient knee-pad "made of leather or other pliable material, padded with a yielding lining to give comfort to the wearer" (lines 9-11). It prevents gravel, moisture, and other things from injuring the knee of the user.
Date: August 27, 1895
Creator: Dowling, Stonewall Jackson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to provide a cheap, durable, and simple car-coupling, which shall be automatic and positive in its action, and which uses the ordinary link and takes the draft in the same way as the common pin, and which will also fit any car, and will not get out of order from being battered. It consists, mainly, in the peculiar construction of a coupling device, in combination with a spring for holding it to the open or closed position, and co-operating with the same for automatic action" (lines 11-22).
Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists "[i]n a car-coupling, the combination of a recessed draw-head having abutments . . . and a transverse ridge, of a link adapted to rock on said ridge, a pivoted coupling-hook carrying a diagonally-projecting pin near its forward end, and a spiral spring arranged diagonally above the coupling-hook and surrounding said pin" (lines 93-100).
Date: November 17, 1885
Creator: Nutting, Adrain
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Door.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car door. This design "has for an object to provide a simple construction by which the door in its open and closed positions may be pressed firmly in against the side of the car, and by which the door may more perfectly protect the contents of the car from the weather than the doors of ordinary construction" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Door.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car door. This design "has for an object to provide a simple and convenient construction by which the door, which is mainly intended for grain-cars, may be pressed firmly against the bottom of the car and fastened, so it will not shake loose in making a trip, may be easily started in opening, and will be efficient and durable" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the draw-head, the coupling-hook supported therein and having a limited longitudinal movement, the front edge of said hook being formed with inclined faces . . . and a vertical face arranged to engage proper faces in the draw-head, the forward movement of said hook being limited by [the] inclined faces . . . and vertical face, and its backward movement of bolt or stud and its upward movement by engagement of [one] surface with [another] surface" (lines 93-103).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "a draw-head and a swinging coupling-hook pivoted therein, of the rock-shaft having the crank-arm provided with the grooved head, the chain arranged in said groove and connected with the hook, the ratchet-disk on the shaft, and the pawl for engaging the ratchet-disk" (lines 76-82).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Nutting, Adrian
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in car-couplings" (lines 5-6), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1886
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for automatic car-coupling for passenger and freight cars.
Date: April 26, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recording Door-Lock

Description: Patent for "a continuous-recording lock suitable for bonded warehouses, factories, stores, public buildings, offices &c., and by a slight modification applicable, also, for private residences" (lines 7-11).
Date: January 1, 1889
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Brake.

Description: Patent for a car brake that "automatically absorb[s] the slack in car brake connecting rods which slack is induced by the wear of the brake shoes and fastening and the stretching of the parts by the strain in applying the brake" (lines 7-12). It is adjustable, inexpensive, and adjustable.
Date: March 14, 1893
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam-Engine.

Description: Patent for a steam engine which is more economical than other steam engines. "Steam is cut off in the earlier or later part of the stroke, according to the conditions of the work" (lines 15-17), according to a governor or engineer.
Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Dickson, Henry L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvement of automatic car coupling and uncoupling devices.
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint

Description: Patent for an improvement in rail joints, including illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Plow and Seeder.

Description: Patent for a plow and seeder that has an added "rotating flanged drum composed of two perforated cylinders" (lines 10-11) including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: February 19, 1878
Creator: Elliott, Pinkney H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seeder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed-planter. This design "consists in the combination of the seed-hopper, the reciprocating seed-slide, and a sieve or screen suspended from the seed-slide and reciprocating therewith for sowing the seeds broadcast" (lines 10-14).
Date: February 9, 1886
Creator: Lovin, William Milton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-scraper. This design "is to produce a cotton-scraper of economical construction that will cut a wider furrow with lighter draft, do the work more perfectly, and at the same time be more easily held to the row than the scrapers in the present general use" (lines 11-16).
Date: February 2, 1886
Creator: Cooper, Richard
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Brake.

Description: Patent for an improvement "in the application of power to car brakes, whereby the slack is quickly and automatically absorbed, and a powerful leverage is secured, and a perfect equalization of the leverage at each end of the car is obtained, and the convenient and safe adjustment of the brakes in regard to the wheels is effected, and any particular alignment of the brake cylinder in regard to the car body is avoided as the cylinder in regard to the car body is avoided as the cylinder may be placed across the car body or at any angle desired to secure convenience of application" (lines 8-20).
Date: June 20, 1893
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam-Engine

Description: Patent for "a new and improved steam-engine in which the motive agent is utilized to the fullest advantage" (lines 8-10).
Date: July 8, 1890
Creator: Robey, James G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Badge.

Description: Design patent for a badge, "consisting of a plate or body ornamented on one side with the representation of a rising sun, an arm and hand, a serpent, and a shackle and lock" (lines 43-46). The accompanying illustration is not available.
Date: July 26, 1887
Creator: Horton, Henry A. R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fluid Pressure Brake

Description: Patent for a fluid pressure brake designed primarily for the railroad. This device is designed so the brakes will not engage prematurely before the fluid reservoir is recharged.
Date: December 31, 1901
Creator: McComas, Mark
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dental Occlusornce

Description: Patent for a dental tool that is used after all of a patients teeth are removed. This devise will restore the patients bite when the jaw is in the closed position.
Date: June 10, 1901
Creator: Stocks, Clarence
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blackboard-Eraser

Description: Patent for "blackboard-erasers in which the erasing material is detachable from the wood block or handle and permits...being used continuously."
Date: November 18, 1902
Creator: Williams, Lavinia B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department