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Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a wire-stretcher that has "a body portion bifurcated at one end with the rigid integral forks of the bifurcation oppositely notched with said notches arranged in line substantially transverse of the body portion, whereby the device is adapted to operate in holding the wire for stretching" (lines 75-81).
Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Willie, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dish-Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a dish cleaner that consists of an oscillating vessel where dishes are placed, which goes inside another vessel. The inner vessel has openings so the water can go in and out while cleaning dishes, and the vessel is hand-turned by a crank on the top of the machine.
Date: March 17, 1896
Creator: WIllie, William Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fences.

Description: Patent for improvement in rail-fence by using “triangular-shaped posted or couplings; it consists in arranging posts of a triangular form and a certain construction diagonally with the rails forming the body of each panel, so that long and short rails may be utilized.” (Lines 14-19) Illustration is included.
Date: August 20, 1872
Creator: Willie, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Desk.

Description: Patent for a new and useful desk "with depressible leaves or writing bed sections" (line 10)
Date: November 30, 1897
Creator: Welch, James N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department