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Banana-Case

Description: Patent for a banana case to "provide a case or crate in which bananas may be readily packed and transported without injury to the fruit."
Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Aiken, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Sand and Gravel Washer

Description: Patent for "a combined gravel and sand washing box which shall effectually serve as a means for practically removing all sand and dirt from gravel and stones and all mud and fine dirt from sand" (lines 30-34).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas Compressing Pump for Ice Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump for refrigerators. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the cylinder, having inlet at or near its lower end, a downward-closing valve at its upper end, an open-ended piston having internal ribs or projections, annular valve-seat around its upper open end, and a centrally-apertured bottom plate, of the valve having vertical movement within the piston and closing upwardly against the valve-seat, said valve being formed of the two sections . . . having hemispherical recesses and the lower section having an aperture, communicating therewith" (lines 30-42).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Farnsworth, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway Car.

Description: Patent for improvements in railway car design to protect passengers against train robberies by a combination of "several walls of the compartment and doors connected therewith bullet-proof lining, and in providing several walls and doors, each with a series of port-holes" (lines 27-31) from which occupants can fire weapons in defense with accompanying illustrations.
Date: January 8, 1889
Creator: Warren, Gerald Patrick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire-Escape

Description: Patent for "a fire-escape and observation-tower, which may be raised or extended at any point, or be lowered and compactly folded for transportation" (lines 7-10).
Date: January 15, 1889
Creator: Rüllmann, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Escape

Description: Patent for Fire Escape. "may be folded up out of the way when not in use, and which can be lowered to the ground and secured in position for use in an emergency in the shortest possible space of time and with the least expense of physical force." (lines 15-20) With illustrations.
Date: March 27, 1888
Creator: Hornby, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Wardrobe, Bureau, and Wash Stand.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combination chiffarobe and wash stand. This design is "constructed with a main wardrobe section provided with hinged upper doors having lower ledges or shelves, respectively, and bureau and wash-stand structures hinged at opposite sides of the wardrobe below its doors and adapted when closed to close the lower front part of the wardrobe, and said door-ledges forming top covers to the wash-stand and bureau" (lines 31-40).
Date: May 8, 1888
Creator: Wulff, Henry F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Barrel for Outhouses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved barrel. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the barrel-head having the opening, of the cover adapted to close said opening, the bolt extending through said cover and into the barrel, the clamping bar longer than the width of said opening in the barrel-head, said bar being centrally pivoted by a rivet to the lower end of said bolt, and a nut screwed upon the upper end of said bolt for clamping said cover in position" (lines 16-25).
Date: May 8, 1888
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Receptacle For Use In Outhouses And Like Places

Description: Patent for Receptacle For Use In Outhouses And Like Places. "This invention relates to an improvement in receptacles for use in outhouses and other like places, the object being to construct a simple and inexpensive receptacle which will not give out any offensive or unhealthy odors while being removed from the outhouse for the purpose of cleaning or for any other purpose." (lines 13-19)
Date: August 14, 1888
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planing-Machine

Description: Patent for a machine for planing lumber with "a very smooth surface, avoiding the undulating marks upon the lumber and holes caused by the occasional lifting or breaking out of incurved portions of the lumber, as caused on surfaces planed by rotary cutters" (lines 22-27).
Date: March 19, 1889
Creator: Davis, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Engine

Description: Patent for "an engine that is adaptable to all kinds of work, and which is capable of running the heaviest locomotive and the lightest sewing-machine with equal ease and satisfaction" (lines 9-13).
Date: April 23, 1889
Creator: Hines Sr., John Fletcher
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Connection for Pump Rods.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spring-connection for pump-rods. This design "is designed more particularly for pumps or windmills, and has for its object to provide for the working of the pump with less power and to utilize the downstroke for the purpose of storing power to aid the piston-rod in its upstroke" (lines 15-20).
Date: October 9, 1888
Creator: Klaus, Wenzel F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for "a car-coupler which will be automatic in its operation in coupling the cars as they come together on the track, and at the same time to provide a positive uncoupling device which may be operated on any part of any of the cars, as well as by an engineer, when it is desired to uncouple the cars or a car from the engine" (lines 14-21).
Date: October 30, 1888
Creator: Carolan, Eugene P. & Lee, Patrick H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spring-saddle. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the saddle-tree, the spiral springs secured in pairs under the lateral halves of the saddle-tree, and the stirrup-straps, of the metallic plates each provided with a series of holes about its edge for securing padding thereto, and with a notch and a slit at the middle of one side for the passage of the stirrup-straps" (lines 57-64).
Date: March 8, 1887
Creator: Quintero, Antonio Hidalgo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pen or Pencil Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pen or pencil holder. This design obviates "many of the serious objections to the ordinary pen-holder . . . among which may be mentioned cramp and that which is known as 'writer's paralysis.' In addition to this the use of this device will save many tedious hours to the child who is learning to write, as by its use no time will be wasted in teaching the child how to hold his [or her] pen or pencil" (lines 69-77).
Date: April 19, 1887
Creator: Merrick, Sarah J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kitchen Cabinet.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cabinet. This design "consist[s] of the body having a top . . . adapted to support a bread-board, the elevated casing provided with drawers, and an intermediate receptacle, the shelf thereof forming a recess . . . said recess adapted to receive the back edge of the bread-board . . . the hinged cover provided with a hinged shelf, the inclined abutments for said cover, and the cleat secured to one end of this cover at such an angle to the inclination of said abutments that when the cover bears against them the hinged shelf will be supported in a horizontal position by said cleat" (lines 22-37).
Date: May 3, 1887
Creator: Lane, Fernando G. & Acheson, Charles S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ice Making and Blocking Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ice machine. This design consists in "the combination of a non-conductive casing containing a freezing tank having water supply and discharge pipes, a water-tight diaphragm supported in said casing above the bottom of said tank having downwardly-tapered hollows in its upper surface and corresponding upwardly-tapered molds in its under surface, and a refrigerating medium contained within the said casing over said diaphragm and filling the hollows in the latter" (lines 82-91).
Date: May 17, 1887
Creator: Knox, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the axle having the landside-wheel and the larger inclined furrow-wheel, of the tongue, the vertical bars secured to the under side of the tongue, the lower ends of the bars being clipped to the axle and adjustable laterally thereon, the curved brace clipped at its ends to the axle and between its ends to the lower ends of the bars, and the plow and its operating lever" (lines 73-82).
Date: June 28, 1887
Creator: Locke, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stock Chute

Description: Patent for Stock-Chute. "The object of my invention is to supply railroads with a cattle-chute which not only require less work and fewer laborers to operate it, but will afford a perfectly safe means of transferring stock without liability of injury to the stock during the act of transfer." (lines 56-62) With Illustrations.
Date: July 5, 1887
Creator: Hess, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Implement for Extracting Axle Boxes from Wheel Hubs.

Description: Patent for a new and improved extractor of axle-boxes from wheel hubs. This design is "compris[ed of] screw-threaded rigid portion, elastic bifurcated expansible portion having ledges, abutting frame . . . consisting of bar having central hollow boss and adjustable sliding legs, in combination with the . . . operating nut" (lines 82-91).
Date: July 5, 1887
Creator: Geyer, Hermann R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor

Description: Patent for "a device which may be used for pumping, sawing, drilling, and other analogous purposes, which will be effective in its operation, and which will not be liable to get out of order, and the parts of which will not be liable to get out of alignment with each other" (lines 24-31).
Date: July 19, 1887
Creator: Holmgreen, Julius H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Compressor for Ice Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ice-machine compressor. This design consists in "an ammonia-compressor, the piston-rod having transverse opening in combination with the valve, stem having slot and shoulder, key held therein by a wedge, and the spring and washer" (lines 90-94).
Date: October 4, 1887
Creator: Schuehle, Jacob
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department