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Description: Patent for an insect trap that entraps and kills insects that infest live plants or trees. This trap has a lantern to attract insects; the lantern is mounded in a pan that can be filled with liquid that injures and kills the insects.
Date: October 7, 1913
Creator: Cook, Katherine B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses

Description: This book serves as a "treatise on insect and animal life" (p. 4) in and around San Antonio, Texas. It discusses the life patterns and behavior of Texas insects, fish, reptiles and other animals, as well as the hunting practices of the time, all in great detail and with accompanying photographs.
Date: 1913
Creator: Menger, R.
Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries


Description: Patent for an insect destroyer consisting of a steam-generator used with "removable drawers forming the fire-box and ash-pan of the generator, a safety-valve connected with the steam-boiler, and a novel form and construction of flexible discharge-tube, the same being provided with a cut-off device and with a socket-piece adapted to receive a handle by means of which the discharge end of the flexible tube may be elevated and conducted to any desired point" (lines 12-21).
Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Maddux, Richard Calvin
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Fumigator for Insects.

Description: Patent for a portable fumigator for insects that uses poison laden steam and has a simple, compact, and inexpensive construction. It has a "tubular casing having a liquid-containing tank located within the same, and also having a tampering heating chamber and smoke flue, of a steam pipe located within said tapering chamber and a suitable spirit lamp" (lines 16-20).
Date: June 18, 1895
Creator: Hammer, Willie Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Automatic Fans.

Description: Patent for "an improved device for keeping the flies off the table, bed, or other place; and it consists of a fly-brush constructed of a spiral spring attached to a shaft with rotary reciprocating motion, and provided along the convolutions of the spring with suitable wings" (para. 4).
Date: November 3, 1877
Creator: Boone, John Baxter
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Proof Roller or Pedestal.

Description: Patent for "a caster or pedestal for beds, sofas, tables, &c.; and it primarily has for its object to provide an article of this character having means for destroying chinches and other insects or vermin, whereby to prevent same from passing up the post or leg into the bed, sofa, or table." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Curry, William Henry & Curry, Amey Marshall
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Description: Patent for an ant rap designed to catch ants and burrowing insects that are destructive to vegetation. Illustrations included.
Date: April 20, 1909
Creator: Fly, Nathaniel D.
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Description: Patent for ant traps that has a body portion with upper and lower inlet chambers. The trap is connected with the upper inlet chamber by a passage-way through which the ants may pass.
Date: December 19, 1911
Creator: Seifert, Adolf R. R. & Campbell, Bertha
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department