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Wagon-Standard

Description: Patent for strong and durable standard for wagons that are adjustable to any size bolster.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Cowart, Stephen A.
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Moldboard

Description: Patent for improvements in plow mold-boards, specifically for shedding sticky soil, and includes illustrations and description.
Date: April 8, 1913
Creator: Martin, William A. & Coleman, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-Compressor.

Description: Patent for a more efficient air compressor with high and low pressure chambers formed of mating sections that can be detached to make repairs to the piston as necessary.
Date: April 1, 1913
Creator: Murphy, Edward
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Vending-Machine

Description: Patent for improvements in vending machines including the simple and efficient delivery of vending articles and improvement in separation of articles served.
Date: August 5, 1913
Creator: Harris, Irvin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator-Hopple.

Description: Patent for the simplification, strengthening, and adjustment of levers to make using a cultivator hopple easier to use.
Date: February 3, 1914
Creator: McCanless, Joseph E.
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Plow-Facing

Description: Patent for an improvement on the coating and plastic facing of the mold boards and shovels on a plow.
Date: May 12, 1914
Creator: Martin, William A.
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Moldboard.

Description: Patent for a moldboard that is used for plows. Improvements on the moldboard include a simplified method of adding plaster of Paris coating.
Date: January 6, 1914
Creator: Ferris, James S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for "drawing the ends of wire together for the purpose of splicing" (lines 10-12) with illustrations.
Date: November 18, 1913
Creator: Holland, Isaac W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas Retort.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gas-retort. This design "is to provide a new and improved retort for generating gas for illuminating or other purposes from stone coal, and being specially adapted to be used on cooking-stoves. The invention consists of a fire-pot fitting onto the eye of a stove, of a spherical retort held to turn on the said fire-pot and made of two parts, and of a gas outlet formed in one of the trunnions of the retort" (lines 7-16).
Date: January 29, 1889
Creator: Jones, Wesley Corry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Broom-Rack.

Description: Patent for a new suspended broom rack design with increased capacity for holding brooms, including illustrations.
Date: February 12, 1889
Creator: Jones, Wesley C.
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Key-Board Attachment for Pianos.

Description: Patent for a new keyboard attachment as educational aid for "pianos, organs &c. and has for its object to simplify the reading of music" (lines 9-11) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 12, 1889
Creator: Osborn, Enoch L. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Punch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spring-punch. This design "is to provide a punch in which the dies may be easily changed and adjusted, thus enabling one punch to serve for various purposes. [The] invention consists in constructing a punch with two or more sets of connected or geared levers, whereby the power of the jaws is greatly increased. It is not necessary, therefore, to apply as much power to the handles to produce the same result. The invention consists, further, in providing one of the jaws with a slot in which a number of dies may be secured" (lines 14-26).
Date: February 28, 1888
Creator: Jones, Wesley Corry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists in "the combination of a tube having a longitudinal slot in its top at one end and a transverse slot in the bottom near the other end, the top of the tube on each side of the longitudinal slot bent downward, a pen secured to the end of the tube having the longitudinal slot, a portion of one side piece of the pen forming an end for the tube and the other side piece being cut away and secured to the tube, and a receptacle under the end of the tube having the transverse slot, the upper edges of the pen and of the receptacle being bent" (lines 65-77).
Date: February 28, 1888
Creator: Miller, Marshall Crittenden
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Throat Latch Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved throat-latch fastener. This design consists in a "connecting-plate for bridles, having the side and end bars, the intermediate transverse bars . . . and the central longitudinal bar, having a stud in one portion thereof" (lines 79-83).
Date: April 17, 1888
Creator: Hopson, Franklin Oliver
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Putting Ties on Bales.

Description: Patent for a new and improved machine for putting ties on bales. This design consists in a "frame-work which is to be placed across the bale . . . a shaft journaled in the frame and provided with a reel at each end, and pawls and ratchets with hooked ropes or chains . . . a double rope which is to be passed around the bale . . . and suitable U-shaped hooks . . . to provide a machine whereby cotton and other bales can be compressed at that point where the tie has come off, so as to allow another tie to be placed around the bale, and thus prevent the loss of material" (lines 16-33).
Date: May 1, 1888
Creator: Dunbar, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wheel. This design consists in "inner spokes [that] are inclined outwardly, and the outer spokes [that] are inclined inwardly toward their remote ends, whereby compression of the rim of the wheel is transformed into lateral thrusts on the hub, and the lateral thrusts counterbalance each other" (lines 45-51).
Date: April 9, 1889
Creator: Stroud, Wiley N.
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Machine for Packing Cotton.

Description: Patent for a new and improved packer. This design consists "[i]n a cotton-packer, the combination of the frame, guides mounted therein, rack-bars moving in the said guides, a press-box and steam-cylinder, and heads secured to the rack-bars and moving in the press-box and cylinder, respectively, cog-wheels of different diameters journaled in the frame and meshing with the rack-bars, and anti-friction rollers pivoted in the guides and bearing against the rack-bars" (lines 4-13).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Brady, Farley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame Tug.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame-tug. This design "relates to a hame and trace attachment, having for its object to provide a simple, strong, and durable device to connect the front end of the trace chain or strap to the hame, whereby the movement of the said chain or strap is prevented from wearing the parts, and thus necessitating frequent repair or replacement" (lines 9-16).
Date: September 18, 1888
Creator: Anderson, Charley N. & McPhaill, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fruit Gatherer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fruit gatherer. This design consists "[i]n a fruit-gatherer, the combination of the pole, the jaws attached to its upper end, the sliding collar, the links connecting the collar and the sleeve, the rods, the jaws, the ring, the tube attached thereto and encircling the pole below said jaws, and the sleeve which supports the ring and is adjustable on the pole longitudinally for the purpose of adjusting the mouth of said tube in the desired proximity to the said jaws" (lines 13-22).
Date: September 25, 1888
Creator: Hall, Francis Asbury
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pruning Implement.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pruning implement. This design consists in "the combination, with a staff, of the jaw-arms pivoted to the staff and provided with the upwardly-projecting and curved jaws, the collars fitted loosely on the staff, the rods connecting the said collars, and the link-arms pivoted to the collar and to the jaw-arms" (lines 11-17).
Date: September 25, 1888
Creator: Hall, Francis Asbury
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Head Frame for Cattle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved head-frame for cattle. This design is "to prevent cattle from breaking down or going through fences" (lines 9-10). To this end, it "compris[es] the bar bearing longitudinally on the face of the animal, bent forward at its upper end to form a hook, and provided with a rearwardly-convex bend near its lower end, the rectangular frame integral with the lower end of the bar, having its sides forwardly convexed . . . and provided with the inwardly-extending arms, the adjusting-bolt connecting the sides of the frame, and the transverse bar carried by the [other] bar and provided with rings" (lines 71-82).
Date: October 2, 1888
Creator: Dorris, James Orson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department