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Mechanism For Converting Reciprocating Into Rotary Motion.

Description: Patent for an improvement to drive shafts used in automobiles, other motor vehicles, and machine tools that convert reciprocating into rotary motion, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 3, 1913
Creator: Smith, Robert W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Curtain-Pole Remover

Description: Patent for a curtain pole remover that allows the user to remove or put in place curtain poles without climbing on anything.
Date: December 3, 1912
Creator: Adair, Lulu N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cleaner for Seed-Cotton.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cleaner for seed cotton, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 8, 1898
Creator: Hart, Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Envelop-Seal.

Description: Patent for an envelop seal composed of a metal piece with two arms, which are threaded through a hole in the envelop and pressed down into the sticky gum surface on the inside of the envelop flap.
Date: March 9, 1909
Creator: Bennick, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for an improvement to churns. "The purpose of the invention is to provide a novel churn structure embodying a pair of oppositely reciprocating dashers mounted in a common churn receptacle or body and operated from a single crank wheel" (lines 15-19).
Date: February 25, 1913
Creator: Burdeaux, Carey E. & Burdeaux, Charley W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Replacer

Description: Patent for a car replacer for train cars. Illustrations included.
Date: December 12, 1911
Creator: Roark, Trever Cardail
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk Plow.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in disk plows, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 18, 1898
Creator: Campbell, Singleton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dog Attachment for Logging-Cars, &c.

Description: Patent for a new dog attachment "for logging cars, sleds, and wagons, &c., [...] which will securely retain logs on a car, sled, or wagon and also readily release the same for unloading when required" (lines 9-13), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: November 4, 1902
Creator: Hudgens, George Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter Combined.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "is to provide a planter which may be used as a cotton-planter or other small-seed planter, the various parts being so arranged that the number of grains planted in a hill may be regulated as desired, while the depth of the furrow may also be regulated in accordance with the requirements of the case" (lines 8-15).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Davis, Joseph Green
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire-Arm.

Description: Patent for an improvement to adjusting rifle barrels and holding those adjustments in place. Includes illustrations.
Date: March 8, 1887
Creator: Alston, William F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cultivator and Corn-Planter

Description: Patent for improvements in the design and construction of combined cultivators and planters.
Date: July 5, 1887
Creator: Wright, Samuel Winfield
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lock. This design "is to produce a lock and key in which the lock-case has no exterior opening communicating with its wards or works, but is provided with a recess only for supporting the shank or axis of the key, while the only opening for the admission of the key to the interior of the lock, whereby its wards or bolt may be operated or controlled, is upon the interior of the lock-case, so that there is no possibility of introducing . . . picking devices therein, or of introducing any explosive agents" (lines 15-27).
Date: June 30, 1885
Creator: Markham, Thomas W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Seed Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined planter and cultivator. This design has for its object "to facilitate the planting of seed and the cultivating of plants, and to promote convenience in adjusting the machines for the different kinds of work. The invention consists in the construction, arrangement, and combination of parts" (lines 21-27).
Date: November 25, 1884
Creator: Shannon, Thomas Brandon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Aging Whisky.

Description: Patent for a barrel for heating and aging whiskey, which accelerates aging time. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1891
Creator: Halligan, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk Plow.

Description: Patent for a revolving disk plow that pulverizes the soil. The plow is especially designed to prepare the soil for cotton and cultivating between rows of crops. It has a tongue, a cross-bar with a sloping edge, spindles set at an angle to the cross-bar, disks mounted on the spindles, a double scraper for the disks, a gage-wheel, and a pivoting and locking lever on the tongue.
Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Campbell, Singleton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crank-Pin-Box Connection.

Description: Patent for "improvements in the connections of single-acting pistons of compressor-engines and other engines of like character with one common crank-pin of the main shaft where two or more cylinders and pistons are employed." (Lines 13-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Robinson, Charles H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut and Bolt Lock.

Description: Patent for "an improved device for fastening a bolt and nut in position, whereby the tendency of the bolt or not to become displaced under jar or strain is obviated." (Lines 7-11) Includes instructions or illustrations.
Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Rush, George L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool for Tightening Wheel Tires.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a tubular member having having one end beveled and provided with a transverse hole and provided at its other end with an interiorly-arranged annular shoulder, a set-screw passing through the tubular member and arranged near the shoulder, a nut resting on the tubular member and provided with an extension projecting into the same and bearing on the shoulder and provided with an annular groove receiving the set-screw, and a screw passing through the nut into the tubular member" (lines 28-39).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Hamblen, William Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Penholder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pen holder. This design "relates to improvements in penholders whereby the pen may be automatically discharged or ejected from the holder" (lines 8-11). It consists "of a staff with tenoned end, a portion of which is cut out of its upper surface with a downward bevel to its lower end, a beveled slide adapted to fit and slide upon the beveled cut in the staff, said slide being provided with a slight shoulder upon its upper side and a hole through the same for a screw or pin, a tube longitudinally slotted inclosing said staff and slide" (lines 38-47).
Date: August 23, 1892
Creator: Blalock, William Benjamin & Muir, James Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Book-Support.

Description: Patent for improvements in book support: "book are held in an upright position on the shelves" (lines 9-10).
Date: August 23, 1892
Creator: Muir, James Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Compound Tools.

Description: Improvement in Kitchen-Utensil for lifting pots, kettles, plates, and as a means for holding a device for mangling meats.
Date: December 5, 1876
Creator: Mayfield, Samuel B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Cotton-Gins

Description: Patent for improvement in the Cotton-Gin with moveable brushes. This object is designed to make the brushes on the cotton machine move closer to the saw when they become shortened from constant use. This will improve the quality of the machine like a brand new equipment.
Date: June 22, 1875
Creator: Koehl, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Scale-Beams.

Description: Patent for "the movable weight used on scale-beams; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of the weight to slip over the scale-beam, and with a roller, upon which the weight rests or is suspended, in combination with a locking device." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 29, 1875
Creator: Robinson, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bailing-Presses.

Description: Patent for an improved bailing press consisting of "a novel arrangement of levers, connecting-bars, and cords, in combination with the follower and windlass, whereby the follower is worked in the downward direction for pressing, and in the opposite direction for elevating it to recharge the press, by the said windlass" (lines 5-11).
Date: January 2, 1872
Creator: Randolph, Jeremiah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department