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Game-Cards.

Description: Patent for game cards. Provide attractive cards with detailed instructions on how to play card games.
Date: August 12, 1902
Creator: Sharp, Bird H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improved coupler, the object of the invention being to provide an improved means for elevating, holding, and releasing the coupling-pin, and also to provide a vertically-adjustable drawhead, which bae readily adjusted either during coupling or before or after.
Date: January 19, 1892
Creator: Brimingham, Oliver M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Insect-Destroying Attachments for Cultivators.

Description: Patent for "a fan or blower conjoined with a box containing any of the various powdered poisons used for destroying vermin which infest growing plants, as cotton, potatoes, &c., operated by a pulley and band, running from the axle of the blower to a wheel on the supporting-axle of the cultivator, seeder, or other machine to which the apparatus may be attached." (Lines 19-27) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 30, 1873
Creator: Hurd, Charles T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Poison Distributor

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in devices for sprinkling potato-vines and the like with powder - such as paris-green" (lines 15-18).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Heaton, Lorenzo D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design relates "particularly to a new and improved stirrup iron or body, whereby a stirrup of extraordinary strength and lightness is produced, and also one that is ornamental and avoids the discomfort of metallic stirrups now in common use" (lines 8-13).
Date: January 6, 1891
Creator: Kerns, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nursery Chair.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nursery chair. This design utilizes a U-shaped board with a bib attached to one side and hooks or bolts to the other "to secure a child in its seat and prevent its falling out or upsetting the chair" (lines 12-14).
Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: Reed, Emma T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Electro-Magnetic Engines.

Description: Patent for "a new practical application of electro-magnetism to machinery for the purpose of moving the same and keeping it in motion, and developing a degree of force which is only limited by the reduced proportion of power applied. The invention consists principally in the transmission of electro-magnetic power through compressed air for motor purposes, and the mechanism and combination of machinery necessary for that purpose." (Lines 12-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 9, 1872
Creator: Thornton, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement to cotton-seed planters by connecting the wheel to the reciprocating stirrer to guide the seed from hopper to soil and covering it, including illustration.
Date: November 27, 1860
Creator: McClanahan, C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bolt for Doors.

Description: Patent for the improvement of bolt locks on double doors using a lever lock for safety and ease of locking and unlocking one or both doors, including illustration.
Date: June 26, 1860
Creator: Bonney, N. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for improvements in hay-presses by simplify and increase the efficiency of the power head, so that it is capable of baling more hay in a given time. Illustration is included.
Date: July 28, 1891
Creator: McNeill, Charles Dewitt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for a hay press that is meant to "check the rebound of the plunger so that the working beam or lever will not be thrown against the horse; also to provide for automatically applying a brake for the purpose of checking the rebound; also to provide for cushioning the rebound of the plunger so as to prevent or check its tendency to throw the toggle elver against the main lever; also to provide for automatically giving a signal or alarm to indicate when a bale of a given size has been compressed; also to improve the construction of the tie box portion of the press; also to generally improve the construction of parts" (lines 17-30).
Date: April 18, 1893
Creator: McNeill, Charles Dewitt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse-Power

Description: Patent for "a machine adapted for operation from an auxiliary motor actuated by horse or animal power, and has for its object to provide a simple, efficient, and durable machine of this character by or from which a cotton-gin, agrist or saw mill, or other machinery may be driven" (lines 7-13).
Date: August 28, 1888
Creator: Sampson, Allen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mosquito-Canopy Frame.

Description: Patent for an improved mosquito canopy frame using two different forms of locks and metal loops with screws or nails to increase the strength of the parts which “insure easy attachment and detachments of parts and at the same time preserve a close joint” (line 100-102), includes illustration.
Date: March 10, 1891
Creator: Jatho, Adam
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ladder.

Description: Patent for a ladder that will allow its prop legs to be slided longitudinally of the main ladder legs to form an extension ladder.
Date: May 23, 1912
Creator: Vierheller, Paul E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[5-Cent Trade Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored, square, and says, "Good for 5 cents in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Ben Geffert, Victoria, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[5-Cent Trade Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 5 [cents] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Hall's Place, Victoria, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum