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Colter Attachment for Lister-plows

Description: Patent for a colter attachment (triangular blade used on lister plows), by capitalizing on parts that should already exist on the plow.
Date: April 27, 1915
Creator: Mosely, George L.
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Apparatus for Cleaning Cotton.

Description: Patent for an apparatus that cleans burs and other foreign matter from cotton through a suction process prior to ginning, including instructions and illustrations. The inventor claims this apparatus is simpler, more affordable, and more effective than previous methods for cleaning cotton.
Date: April 15, 1913
Creator: Brown, Thomas N.
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Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper that thins plants and provides ample space between those plants to achieve mature and plentiful harvest.
Date: December 26, 1905
Creator: Butler, James T.
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Clock Calendar

Description: Patent for a clock calendar.
Date: December 8, 1903
Creator: Woods, Jesse Leroy
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Rotary Engine.

Description: Patent for a steam rotary engine, which is a reversible engine.
Date: November 3, 1908
Creator: Risley, Ward
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Fender for Cultivators.

Description: Patent for a fender for cultivators or cotton choppers.
Date: October 18, 1910
Creator: Foster, George M.
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Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for cotton choppers with a moving hoe-frame. The essential feature of the invention is to secure a special construction and arrangement of chopping blades which are adapted to be adjusted in such a way as to leave a greater or less number of the plants in a row as the chopper is operated.
Date: December 26, 1905
Creator: Felkner, William G. & Butler, James T.
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Singletree-hook and Trace-Securing Device.

Description: Patent for "singletree-hooks and trace-securing devices, the object being to provide a simple and easily-manipulated device of this character which may be readily attached to the ends of a singletree and will serve to hold the end of a trace in secure engagement with the end of the singletree" (lines 9-15) including illustration.
Date: August 27, 1901
Creator: Robinson, Henry C.
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Hay Rake

Description: Patent for a hay rake. Illustration included.
Date: August 10, 1909
Creator: Lamkin, Lonzo D. & Smith, Henry A.
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Rotary Reversible Engine

Description: Patent for rotary reversible engine. Illustrations included.
Date: October 19, 1909
Creator: Risley, Ward & Risley, Zeph L.
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Folding Car-Step.

Description: Patent for folding steps attached to a railway car or trolley, which are easily operated by the conductor and when folded block the exit of the car to prevent passengers leaving or entering without the steps.
Date: October 29, 1907
Creator: Felkner, William G.
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Harrow

Description: Patent for a harrow to be used with a cultivator. Illustrations included.
Date: September 5, 1911
Creator: Wolfe, James A.
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Refuse-Crematory.

Description: Patent for an improvement to "crematories or furnaces for burning garbage and other matter" (lines 11-12) that has a combined furnace and garbage chamber with walls of fire-brick or tile.
Date: May 14, 1901
Creator: Risley, Ward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Step for Public Carriers

Description: Patent for public carriers such as cars that are designed for transporting passengers, especially steam operated railways. This patent will provide these carriers with a string of steps at each end upon both sides to facilitate ingress and egress. These steps are stationary and for safety terminate a short distance away from the ground.
Date: December 26, 1905
Creator: Felkner, William G. & Butler, James T.
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Cattle Guard and Gate

Description: Patent for cattle guards utilizing a gate normally disposed across a railroad track. This gate is modified for operation by actuation of a moving train approaching the guard from either direction.
Date: December 26, 1905
Creator: Felkner, William G. & Butler, James T.
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Internal Combustion and Air Compressing Engine

Description: Patent for internal combustion and air compressing engine. Illustration included.
Date: October 19, 1909
Creator: Risley, Ward & Risley, Zeph L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Train-Pipe Coupling.

Description: Patent for a coupling for trains air brake hoses/pipes, which automatically connects when train cars are put together.
Date: August 11, 1908
Creator: Felkner, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Starter

Description: Patent for "a new and improved car-starter adapted for all kinds of cars and vehicles, being specially of great value on grades" (lines 8-11).
Date: February 5, 1889
Creator: Akers, William P. & Lindsey, John C.
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Shingling Bracket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shingling-bracket. This design consists "[i]n a shingling-bracket, the combination of the frame having the beveled upper ends provided with the studs and the prongs at its lower ends, the frame having the prongs, the serrations or notches to receive the upper ends of the frame, the recesses in said notches for the studs, and the links connecting the frames . . . whereby the latter may be adjusted to any desired angle or folded together" (lines 78-87).
Date: May 4, 1886
Creator: Specht, Frank
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Clamp.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clamp. This design "is for an improvement upon that class of inventions known as 'flooring jacks' or 'clamps,' and has for its object the lessening of labor for the attainment of the object or result which this is intended to perform, and the readiness and ease with which it can be manipulated" (lines 15-21).
Date: June 19, 1883
Creator: Sage, Eugene
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Well-Drilling Apparatus

Description: Patent for a well-drilling apparatus granted to Eli Catlin which is simpler and more convenient to use as well as being less expensive.
Date: November 27, 1883
Creator: Catlin, Eli
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Device for Converting Motion.

Description: Patent for device that converts "motion of the piston-rod in steam engines into a rotary motion" (lines 10-11).
Date: January 29, 1884
Creator: Catlin, Eli
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Steam Engine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved steam-engine. This design "relates to certain improvements in compound steam-engines; and it has for its objects to lessen friction and provide for the effective working of such engines" (lines 8-11).
Date: September 23, 1884
Creator: Catlin, Eli
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Rotary Engine

Description: Patent for "a new and improved rotary engine which is simple and durable in construction and very effective in operation, using the steam expansively and to the fullest advantage, at the same time being adapted to compound engines" (lines 8-12).
Date: November 5, 1889
Creator: Akers, William P.
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