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Coffin.

Description: Patent for "a coffin of improved construction and composition, to so construct the same as to render it impervious to the action of water or moisture, and to render said coffin strong and durable and admit of the same being produced in a neat and ornamental form." (Lines 10-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 3, 1896
Creator: Handshy, Henry M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trolley-Wire Crossing.

Description: Patent for "a trolley-wire crossing in which the bottom part of the cross on which the trolley runs is on a level with the trolley-wire, whereby all hindrances to the trolley are prevented." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 3, 1895
Creator: Kinney, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Single-Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a single-seed planter using “grasping-jaws pass through the seed box …to gather a seed and carry it to the discharge tube or place of deposit" (lines 9-12), illustration is included.
Date: February 3, 1891
Creator: Hurd, Judson B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Construction of Privy-Vaults.

Description: Patent for an improvement of privy-vaults using a soil-pipe with sleeve adapted to be connected with the trap-door of the vault-floor into an air-chamber where a ventilating-pipe is placed directly above a furnace; the noxious gases along with the products of combustion in the furnace would be drawn from the air-chamber and carried off to the outer air. Illustration is included.
Date: February 3, 1891
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Crate.

Description: Patent for a crate that is "readily folded into a small compass when not in use and easily unfolded and adjusted, so as to serve the purpose of an ordinary crate, and when so adjusted it will be as rigid as though of ordinary construction." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 3, 1897
Creator: Hausmann, Otto
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department