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Wagon-Body Lifter

Description: New and useful improvements in Wagon-Body lifters. Furnish a wagon-body lifter simple in structure, efficient in its operation and durable.
Date: August 24, 1880
Creator: Morris, John P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for "construction and arrangement of arrow-shaped draw-heads and lever-bars adjustable upon rack-bars for the purpose of raising and lowering the draw-heads" (lines 16-20)including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 20, 1880
Creator: Gray, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Mixing Mortar.

Description: Patent for a new and improved machine for mixing mortar. This design "consists in a cylinder composed of bars set into open heads and rotating beneath a hopper . . . so that the material to be mixed rests upon the cylinder, and is rasped or grated off by the motion of the cylinder and received on the inside of the cylinder between the bars. . . . When the material is received inside the cylinder it is carried around by the rotary motion, and is turned over and forced out" (lines 7-22).
Date: September 14, 1880
Creator: Schellenberger, Samuel L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Steam Engine

Description: Patent for a Portable Seam Engine
Date: August 24, 1880
Creator: Kriebel, Hosea K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stencil-Brush

Description: Patent for a self-inking stencil-brush
Date: December 30, 1880
Creator: Lotherington, Thomas Turner
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for the Manufacture of Ice.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ice maker. This design calls for "two or more sheets of galvanized iron or other metal set in a tank of fresh water, one on either side of the evaporation-pipes, and held in a position parallel to each other by anchors or yokes that connect them" (lines 15-20). This eliminates the need for strong (ammoniacal) brine and is a faster, more reliable, and less leaky ice-making process than previous ones that used said brine.
Date: March 2, 1880
Creator: Zilker, Andrew J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spark-Extinguisher.

Description: Patent for a spark extinguisher "to prevent the burning of buildings and other combustible matter by steam engines" (lines 15-17).
Date: March 9, 1880
Creator: Blewett, George L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Envelope.

Description: Patent for a new and improved envelope. This design calls for "a projecting flap, to which the postage stamp or stamps may be attached in such a manner that the said stamp or stamps may be canceled by perforation (or by means of a punch or otherwise) without danger of injuring the contents of the envelope" (lines 14-19).
Date: March 16, 1880
Creator: Terry, James Doss.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Music-Leaf Turner.

Description: Patent for a device for "Turning Leaves of Sheet-Musics, Music-Books and, other Books" (lines 5-7), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 16, 1880
Creator: Becker, Francis L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn-Motor.

Description: Patent for a butter churn with a "vertical rotary dasher" (line 19), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 16, 1880
Creator: Rogers, James P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Agricultural Implement.

Description: Patent for a device related to plows, with a corn-planter and a cotton-planter attachments, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Chapman, William Arnol
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Velocipede.

Description: Patent for a device related to "velocipedes or wagons propelled by hand-power" (lines 20-21), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Overstreet, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harvester-Reel.

Description: Patent for the placement of a "covering of canvas, cloth, or other suitable material" (lines 16-17) around a harvester-reel for various improvements, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Moore, Joseph Martial
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pendant for Stem-Winding Watches.

Description: Patent for a "pendant for a watch which can be turned in every direction and can be screwed into the watch-case" (lines 8-10), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Rossetti, John Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spur.

Description: Patent for a spur that can be attached and removed easily from boot heels, with instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 30, 1880
Creator: Tytler, Alexander D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Elevating Wagon-Bodies.

Description: Patent for a pulley system for elevating wagons off the ground and "keeping them suspended under the roof of a barn or other roofed structure while not in use" (lines 19-21), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 30, 1880
Creator: Booker, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a game device, designed for any number of players and in a bowling alley setting or similar. Included are illustrations of the device and instructions for building the device and how to play the game.
Date: March 30, 1880
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adjustable Stool.

Description: Patent for an adjustable and foldable stool for but not limited to field workers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 6, 1880
Creator: Smith, William Alexander & Smith, Robert Toumbleson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

CANNING SHRIMPS AND OTHER FISH.

Description: Patent for a method for "canning shrimps and/other like shellfish and has for its object the better preservation of the fish and greater expedition, and cheapness in canning" (lines 7-10)with illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 6, 1880
Creator: Pecor, Emmett C. & Bartlett, F. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spark-Arrester.

Description: Patent for concepts and designs used to improve performance of Spark-Arresters used in the smoke stacks of locomotives with illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 6, 1880
Creator: Wiggin, John E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial-StoneTomb.

Description: Patent for the concept of an artificial tomb that serves as a tomb and ornamental piece made as one. "This invention relates to certain improvements in artificial-stone tombs; and it has for its object to produce a tomb with head-stone and foo-piece all in one piece that can be built up or placed immediately over grave, so as to form an ornamental finish, at a comparatively small cost." (lines 15-22) including illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 6, 1880
Creator: Wilson, Hence
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

EARTH-AUGER.

Description: Patent for structural improvement in machines used for boring post holes and wells with illustrations and instructions included.
Date: April 13, 1880
Creator: Cudd, Decater P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

CANDLESTICK.

Description: Patent for candlestick handle/dish with an extension that can be used traditionally for holding and carrying a candle as well as hanging on a nail in a wall with illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 13, 1880
Creator: Selkirk, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

COTTON AND CORN PLANTER.

Description: Patent for a machine that assist with cotton and corn farmers with the planting of corn and cotton seed which contains instructions and illustrations on "construction and arrangement of parts" (line 18).
Date: April 20, 1880
Creator: Faucher, George E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department