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Soldering-Tool.

Description: Patent for an improved soldering-tool by having a reservoir for gasoline or other light hydrocarbon, a burner-tube, and a valve for regulating the combustion of the gasoline and heating the tool continuously and uniformly, without a furnace. Illustration is included.
Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Index for Books.

Description: Patent for "... improvements in indexes for books which receive the freight tariffs or schedules of railroads and the agreements between one road and others a to division of freight charges where the traffic is handled by more than one" (lines 11-16 ) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Kerr, Warren Dunlop
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Cooler.

Description: Patent for an improvement in water-coolers wherein the vessel for holding the water is surrounded with fibrous material that is kept saturated with water, the evaporation of which will absorb the heat from the water contained in the vessel in a manner well known to science.
Date: October 20, 1880
Creator: Barber, Edwin Louis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shackle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved set of shackles. This design consists in "[a] mitten provided with button-holes in its wrist, in combination with a handcuff provided with a fastening-button . . . [and] a flexible wrist band or cuff and carrying devices whereby a mitten may be attached thereto" (lines 73-79).
Date: June 4, 1889
Creator: James, John & Goodenough, Alvin D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined or Covertible Tool.

Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a screw-driver, its blade having a hole and a lug, and its handle having in its end a socket with a slotted reversible tool, pointed at one end and formed for a screw-driver at the other end adjustably held against one side of the screw-driver by means of a screw and nut and the lug, and adapted to fit in the socket when out of use" (lines 63-71).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Letter and Paper File Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file case. This design consists in "the combination, with a pedestal, of a staff rising therefrom, a series of revolving racks having a marginal flange and radial compartments, and a cap having a socket in its under side and bearing on the upper end of the staff, whereby the pans and racks may be freely rotated" (lines 90-96).
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Mundy, Eusebius Bainbridge
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee-Pot.

Description: Patent for a coffee pot "wherein the water is forced to percolated through a body of coffee or tea held in a holder or receptacle near the top of the vessel." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 23, 1897
Creator: Royer, Lemon S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for an addition "to provide a plow of this character that shall perform both operations at one and the same time, one that is exceedingly cheap and simple, one that will always move in a straight line and protect the plants being barred, and one that requires very little more power than an ordinary plow" (lines 15-18).
Date: November 1, 1892
Creator: Couch, John P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Type.

Description: Patent for a new and improved type. This design "relates to printing, and more especially to the type used therein; and the object of the same is to provide a substitute for the large wood type now extensively used on poster and other large work. To this end the invention consists in a type-face and a type-base each of metal" (lines 7-13).
Date: September 20, 1892
Creator: Coleman, Allison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fruit-Press.

Description: Patent for a device that extracts and strains "the juice of fruits, and it has for its general object to provide such a device of a cheap, simple, and durable construction, and one adapted when not in use to be disconnected and folded back against the wall so as to occupy but a minimum amount of space" (lines 13-18).
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Thompson, Sarah Rosaline
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

File or Bill-Book.

Description: Patent for a paper file that has "an index board or cover that it can be moved along the transfer wires from one side of the bottom boards to the other, the same as papers and with or without papers attached to it, and so that when brought around on top of the bottom board and interposed papers it will form therewith a book in which the papers or blanks will be retained for the ready reference or for such use as may be required" (lines 24-33). Papers can be punched with a mechanism on the invention so that papers can be placed onto the retaining wires.
Date: July 10, 1894
Creator: Slaton, William David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Burning Garbage.

Description: Patent for an apparatus for burning garbage that is made up of a roasting chamber, a grate to hold the garbage, two furnaces, a passage for the ashes, a third furnace connected to the passage, flues, a smokestack, non-combustible absorbent material around the flues and beneath the grate, and flues beneath the grate.
Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Risley, Ward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton choppers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 29, 1898
Creator: Hillermann, August & Heinen, Christopher
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Henrietta 1896 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Henrietta in Clay County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1896
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Henrietta 1896 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Henrietta in Clay County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1896
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Henrietta 1922 Sheet 6

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Henrietta in Clay County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1922
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Henrietta 1907 Sheet 11

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Henrietta in Clay County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1907
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Henrietta 1922 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Henrietta in Clay County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1922
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History