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Revolving Sand Drag

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in revolving sand drags. This design is to "provide a machine of this character by means of which the sand-bars in formed in rivers" (line 12-14)
Date: December 14, 1897
Creator: Murphy, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door-Hanger.

Description: Patent for a new and useful door hanger. This invention is to "provide a simple and inexpensive device so constructed as to avoid dismounting and at the same time enable a door, window, or an equivalent device to be operated with the minimum friction" (line 9-13).
Date: December 21, 1897
Creator: Masterson, Bernard W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fare-Box.

Description: Patent for a fare-box for cars and other vehicles that allows the driver or conductor to set the fare and which registers the amount paid. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 20, 1897
Creator: Katzenberger, Oscar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a mixing machine designed for churns, but can also be used in ice cream freezers. It works by producing a partial vacuum, forcing the liquid to go from the bottom to the top of the vessel. Blades force the liquid to go against "the centrifugal action" (line 21) and towards the center of the vessel.
Date: April 27, 1897
Creator: Norcross, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Cigar-Lighter.

Description: Patent for a cigar lighter in which the cigar is lit on a glowing surface, improves on the ease of operating a cigar lighter, and provides space for an advertisement.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Handshy, Henry M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for "automatic pin-and-link car-couplings in which a sliding spring-actuated block is employed for supporting the coupling-pin in an elevated position preparatory to coupling." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 25, 1897
Creator: Lee, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Easel

Description: Patent for an easel that has a sliding picture-rest, which is has a "clutch mechanism for holding the sliding rest at any desired elevation" (lines 11-14). It also has a "auxiliary folding rest for holding a model or study while the artist is engaged at work" (lines 20-22), which can be folded up when finished.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Cooper, Harry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Refrigerating Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a refrigerator that cools things "with the minimum expense for refrigerants; also, for affording ready access to the refrigerated substances" (lines 19-21). The cabinet has an outer layer, an inner layer, and a cooling layer. Ice is used to achieve lower temperatures.
Date: January 19, 1897
Creator: Cooley, Joseph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beer Tapping Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved beer tap. This design calls for the air pipe to go within the beer tapping pipe and for a pump to supply the air pipe with air. This eliminates the need of a rubber nipple to connect the air pipe, easily cleans the pipe coil, and allows for the tapping of the keg from without the icebox.
Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Haenig, Emil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trousers-Protector.

Description: Patent for trousers protectors "designed to uphold the bottom edge of the trousers, either at the side or at the rear, for preventing the same from becoming wet or soiled with mud, slush, &c." (Lines 9-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 20, 1897
Creator: Neuendorff, John B.
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

Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for nut locks that "as for its object to provide simple means for locking the nut against accidental displacement, at the same time allowing it to be removed by the proper application of force, and, furthermore, to permit the permanent locking of the nut at a pre-determined point." (Lines 9-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Millen, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trolley Wire Hanger.

Description: Patent for new and improved trolley wire hangers to "provide a clamp for trolley-wires which may be easily and quickly adjusted by one not particularly skilled in the art" (lines 24-27), including instructions and illustrations. This clamp is also designed to keep broken insulator bolts from damaging the trolley and span wires.
Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Faulkner, John F. & Campbell, Royer
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hub.

Description: Patent for a wheel hub that "provides for preventing circumferential movement of the inner ends of the spokes, for bracing the spoke-engaging spider, and for locking the spoke-tightening device for preventing the accidental loosening thereof." (Lines 13-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 2, 1897
Creator: Millen, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pen.

Description: Patent for "an improved and simple pen which will be adapted to hold a large quantity of ink and to feed it regularly and more satisfactorily." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 16, 1897
Creator: Robinson, Rochfort W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for a tire tightener that allows anyone, not just a mechanic to expand and contract the felly depending on the weather.
Date: March 23, 1897
Creator: Dobrowolski, William & Wise, Harry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for an adjustable tire tightener. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: Taylor, William Buford.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department