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Car-Brake.

Description: Patent for Car brake. Improvements in street car brake system which is based on the concept of physical force applied on the fender or apron which in turn forces the shoe on the rim.
Date: July 15, 1902
Creator: Brown, Frank O. & Moore, Edward T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

New Cars in Front of Convair Plant

Description: Photograph of six cars parked in front of a large, brick building that has a large sign with a logo and the name "Convair: A Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Fort Worth." Two men are looking under the hood of the car on the far right.
Date: March 22, 1956
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Dumping-Cart

Description: Patent for a dumping cart with a body that locks to the frame, but can be released quickly to dump materials via two toggle arms connected to a crank handle. Including illustrations and instructions.
Date: February 25, 1903
Creator: Davis, Frank C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Elevated Railway.

Description: Patent for a new elevated railway, consisting of the arrangement and parts described. Patent for "a new and improved elevated railway structure for moving cars or vehicles." (line 14) including perspective views, description and illustrations. Patent for a new elevated railway design including illustrations.
Date: December 13, 1892
Creator: Turner, Ephraim, M. & Maddox, R. E.
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

Improvement in Tire-Tighteners.

Description: Patent for a device "for the purpose of tightening or loosening tires on wheels belonging to any kind of vehicles without shrinking or cutting the tires." (Lines 6-9) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 27, 1875
Creator: Horton, Henry A. R. & Hayes, Amos P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an automatic coupling that can be used in any car and without replacing the existing draw-head. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 29, 1891
Creator: Taylor, Debos & Taylor, William M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trolley-Wire Crossing.

Description: Patent for "means of which trolley-wires may be made to cross each other without contact and at the same time admit of the passage of trolley-wheels over each of the cross-lines." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 8, 1896
Creator: Handshy, Henry Milton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Valve-Motion.

Description: Patent for "a valve-motion having simple and positive means for varying the points at which the ports of the engine-cylinder are opened and closed to vary the lap and lead, and while accomplishing this result the invention has especial reference to a form of valve-motion designed for use in connection with that type of locomotive or other engines in which there is a comparatively short space between the drive or driving-shaft and the engine-cylinder." (Lines 11-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Shelb, Peter J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for improved tire-tighteners "capable of ready adjustment to contract and expand a tire, to permit the tire to be tightened when a wheel becomes loose in dry weather, and to expand in wet weather to prevent the same from becoming dished." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Rembert, Henry
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

Coach and Car Step.

Description: Patent for an attached coach and car step "to render it unnecessary to carry stools or stepping-boxes, as are now used to facilitate passengers to get on or off the car or coach from an extra height between the ground or depot-floor and the main bottom tread of the step, thus avoiding dangerous and fatal results from overturning of stools and boxes." (Lines 14-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Taylor, Frederick A.; Farrell, Patrick W. & Quebe, Wesley S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Canopy for Vehicles, & c.

Description: Patent to "improve the construction of canopies and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient one adapted to be readily mounted on all kinds of vehicles, plows, machines, &c., where shade or protection from weather is desirable" (lines 11-15) with instructions and illustration.
Date: December 10, 1896
Creator: Buchanan, Hugh A. & Tisdal, Jefferson M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Brake.

Description: Patent for vehicle-brake, with description and illustrations.
Date: March 5, 1885
Creator: McIntosh, John L.; Bacon, Edward Hamlin & Vail, Theron
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle wheel. This design "consists of a hub formed of a tube provided with an annular shoulder, and having its outer end threaded, on which threaded end a nut is screwed, between the wider inner end of which the nut and the shoulder of the tube the inner ends of the spokes are clamped, cushion bands and rings and metal bands and rings being interposed between the ends and sides of the spokes and the tube, its shoulder, and the inner end of the nut" (lines 11-20).
Date: September 26, 1882
Creator: Drauly, Charles.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Running Gear for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for a new and improved running gear for vehicles. This design "has for its object . . . to dispense with the reach or pole, and while doing this to provide for or avoid interference with the normal action of the springs, and to render it applicable to vehicles already in use. To these ends [the] invention consists in the employment of braces adapted to be connected to and permit the springs to have the required movement, and also of additional braces arranged between the body support or frame and axles, having the one a slotted plate and the other a slotted bridge" (lines 15-27).
Date: October 31, 1882
Creator: Roberts, John William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Top.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle-top. This design "consists in the combination, of a vehicle-top, with upright rods having their upper ends bent to conform to the shape of the roof, the upper ends of the rods being secured to strips held on the under side of the roof of the top, and on which rods curtains are held to slide up and down" (lines 12-18).
Date: September 30, 1884
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Socket Iron for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spring socket-iron for vehicles. This design "relates to thills and thill-couplings by means of which a more convenient and safe fastening for the thills or pole of a carriage or wagon are provided, whereby the thills are readily attached to or detached from spring-socket thill-irons, and the irons are securely locked in the ears of the axle-clips by means of flanged bolts working in recessed movable bushings in the ears of the clips and in the eye of the thill-irons" (lines 14-23).
Date: September 14, 1886
Creator: Horrne, Henry Monroe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Hub.

Description: Patent for improvements to vehicle wheel hubs, with instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 12, 1892
Creator: Jones, George W. & Green, Furney F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Axles for Vehicles

Description: Patent for "an Improvement in Wagon-Axle Skeins" that "has for its object to furnish an improved iron axle for wagons and other vehicles which shall be stronger without being heavier than iron axles made in the ordinary manner."
Date: July 2, 1872
Creator: Ahrenbeck, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bolster-Standard.

Description: Patent for a durable, simple, and easily applied bolster-standard meant to be secured to the bolster and does not allow the bolster to split or crack.
Date: July 30, 1895
Creator: Bennett, Thomas H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Hub.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle wheel. This design "consists in the peculiar construction, combination, and arrangement of the parts, whereby a single damaged spoke may be removed and a new spoke inserted without releasing the several spokes comprising the wheel" (lines 11-16).
Date: November 11, 1884
Creator: Miller, Thomas S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department