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Mills Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Mills County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, towns and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:228,571] (6000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1906
Creator: Clark, S. C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Axle-Skein.

Description: Patent for an improved version of a certain type of axel skein or spindle holder (the kind in which a spindle with a box or housing rigidly holds a tapered axle.) This patent claims to be an improvement by “simple and inexpensive construction and in which the connections are such that the parts can be conveniently joined or separated and when joined produce a strong and durable combination” (lines 14-21).
Date: September 29, 1903
Creator: Cryer, Henry M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

CULTIVATOR.

Description: Patent for a cultivator, by William J. Gillentine. It provides a means to adjust cultivator shovel-gangs relative to each other. Includes a lever-and-ratchet mechanism.
Date: June 12, 1906
Creator: Gillentine, Willliam A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spike.

Description: Patent for a railroad spike "which can be used in soft-wood ties." (lines 15-16) including description and illustrations.
Date: September 17, 1901
Creator: Teele, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post Hole Auger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved post-hole auger. This design "is adapted to be attached to a cart or wagon and moved from place to place thereon in line with the proposed operating fence and operated to bore post-holes without the necessity of detaching it from the wagon, whereby the machine may be readily transported and arranged in position for use" (lines 14-20). It consists, "with a wagon having brackets secured to one side thereof, of a vertically-sliding frame moving within said brackets and carrying an earth-auger and gearing for actuating said auger" (lines 14-18).
Date: April 5, 1892
Creator: Cryer, Henry M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bridle Bit.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bridle bit. This design "consist[s] of curb-plates provided with the mouth-bar and having the upper ends provided with slots and the lower ends formed with longitudinal slots, and the cheek-plates loosely fitted to the outer ends of the mouth-bar and having their opposite ends formed with openings for the attachment of the head-stall and reins" (lines 72-79).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Allen, John Hudson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Bed-Bottom.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable spring bet bottom that consists of a frame, slats, separate inverted cone-shaped coiled springs that sit on the slats and that loop together at the tops, clamps that hold the springs onto the slats, and hooks that hold the upper coils to the frame.
Date: December 26, 1893
Creator: Crowder, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Coiling Machine.

Description: Patent for a wire-coiling machine that improves on a previous patent (No. 296,806), that was granted to Wildermuth. The improvement allows for either left- or right-handed use, by making the crank movable to either side and by "providing the upper end of the post at opposite sides with stationary cutter blades and a single movable cutter adapted to be shifted for operation with either one of the said fixed cutters" (lines 28-32).
Date: October 9, 1894
Creator: Crowder, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Equalizer

Description: Patent for an equalizer for horse harnesses that equalizes the draft between horses pulling a vehicle.
Date: July 2, 1912
Creator: McNatt, Daniel W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weed-Cutting Attachment for Plows.

Description: Patent is for "weed cutting devices for plows, and has for its object to provide the shovel of a plow or cultivator with blades or knives, which are adapted to enter the soil a slight distance and cut down or uproot all weeds or grass and at the same time to smooth or pulverize the soil" (lines 12-18).
Date: August 26, 1902
Creator: Robinson, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gearing for Windmills

Description: Patent for gearing used in the operation of windmills. This invention improves the rotary motion of the wheel shaft that operates the pump. "A further object of the invention is to provide a wheel supporting frame in which is mounted for vertical movement the pump actuating rod" (13-16). Illustration included.
Date: May 13, 1907
Creator: Brown, Herbert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crate

Description: Patent for a type of crate used for shipping eggs. Illustrations included.
Date: April 6, 1909
Creator: Brown, Willaim F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Window-Shade Hanger.

Description: Patent for a window shade hanger, which can be used with different size rollers and is able to be opened from top or bottom.
Date: October 15, 1907
Creator: Brown, William F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill-Oiler.

Description: Patent for a windmill oiler to automatically pump oil of the proper amount to lubricate the windmill bearings which is placed on the windmill head.
Date: March 17, 1908
Creator: Brown, Herbert Eddes
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mail-Bag.

Description: Patent for a mail bag, which opens completely from top to bottom to prevent any mail from being missed in the bag.
Date: August 24, 1909
Creator: Forehand, Blake
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department