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Hamper.

Description: Patent for a hamper that transports post, laundry, baked goods, etc. The hamper is compactly collapsible for easy storage.
Date: June 1, 1915
Creator: Hill, Edwyn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Parcel-Carrier for Bicycles.

Description: Patent for improvements in parcel carriers for bicycles in which the parcel carriers can attach/detach easily and is adaptable to different types of bicycle handlebars; includes illustration.
Date: April 6, 1915
Creator: Apple, William M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shipping Unit

Description: Patent for "a shipping unit or carrier for the transportation of merchandise as freight, express, or baggage" (lines 8-10).
Date: January 26, 1915
Creator: Terry, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Cracking Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved nut-cracking machine receiving-hopper and feeding-chute especially for pecans, but effective for any type of nut, "whereby the nuts are caused to assume a certain position to feed one by one in succession to the cracking mechanism and to then enter the cracking mechanisms in the appropriate positions. (p. 1, lines 26 -30). The improved machine also automatically adjusts for different sized nuts, including illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1915
Creator: Gebhardt, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flushing Device

Description: Patent for a flushing mechanism for water-closets (toilets) which operates in concert with the lifting and lowering of the seat.
Date: April 13, 1915
Creator: Kreter, Otto F. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Watch Protector

Description: Patent for a watch casing that allows the watch face exposed. The protector can be clasped together and hung on a chain if desired.
Date: May 11, 1915
Creator: Kaak, Georgine
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sanitary Attachment For Milk Pails

Description: Patent for a dome lid that attaches to the top of a milk pail with two "tubes" in which to place the hands while milking a cow. The lid serves to protect the fresh milk from germs, dirt, and other contaminants.
Date: May 18, 1915
Creator: Williams, John Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-Compressing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new air compressing apparatus which employs two kinds of tanks called high pressure containers and low pressure containers charged by means of an air compressing engine.
Date: March 16, 1915
Creator: Gebhardt, William Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Double Stroke Pumping Jack

Description: Patent for a double-stroke pumping jack with two pistons in the same cylinder "to discharge a steady stream of water therefrom" (line 12-13). This invention allows the pipe cylinder and pistons to be easily removed for repairs or cleaning.
Date: March 16, 1915
Creator: Winterborne, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Telltale Switch

Description: Patent for switch that indicates when a vacuum fails. Used for systems in "which it is desired to keep a ... uniform vacuum such as in fruit dryers, creosoting plants, surgace and jet condensing for steam plants and the like" (lines 21-25).
Date: March 23, 1915
Creator: Howland, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrapper.

Description: Patent for the creation of a file made of cardboard, canvas, and cords made for sending articles such as drawings, fabrics, and such through the mail.
Date: April 6, 1915
Creator: Page, Harvey L. & Burnett, Robert L., Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench

Description: Patent for a wrench designed for right and left-handed users, makes for simpler use of tool by having fewer components than other more standards wrenches.
Date: February 9, 1915
Creator: Wulff, William F. & Wulff, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adding-Machine

Description: Patent for adding machine that has improvements such as a controllable disk to avoid over or under rotation and simpler means of adding and removing adding disks.
Date: February 16, 1915
Creator: Sweet, William F. & Tideman, S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weight-Motor.

Description: Patent for a fan, which includes improvements in the arrangement of gears and the addition of a casing with a weighted motor.
Date: April 20, 1915
Creator: McQueen, Charley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hose-Washer.

Description: Patent for improvement in efficiency of hose washers. Patent helps to prevent accidental detachment of a hose via the use of a "resilient wire" designed to strengthen the connection. Citation: Calvert, Walter Riley. Hose-Washer., patent, April 27, 1915; [Washington D.C.]. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.
Date: April 27, 1915
Creator: Calvert, Walter Riley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plate for Secondary Batteries.

Description: Patent filed by Joseph O. Luthy, a citizen of the Republic of Switzerland, residing in the city of San Antonio, concerning new and useful improvements in placates for secondary batteries. Figures page 1. Description of patent begins page 2.
Date: June 15, 1915
Creator: Luthy, Joseph O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring-Wheel.

Description: Patent for an improved spring wheel "which may replace the inelastic wheels commonly used in connection with automobiles, and which are usually made of wood" (lines 10-13) including illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1915
Creator: Gebhardt, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Switch Operating Mechanism for Electric Railways.

Description: Patent for a switch-operating mechanism for electric railways that uses a movable display band to control movement through an electrically operated switch. The arrival of the railway car or street car at a point adjacent to the switch automatically throws the switch to automatically shunt the car from one line to another without a motorman or switchman's intervention.
Date: May 25, 1915
Creator: Craig, Richard M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department