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Washing Compound.

Description: Patent for "detergent or washing compounds for cleansing clothing, fabrics, &c." (lines 14-16) which lists the ingredients and their measurements and directions for use.
Date: May 29, 1883
Creator: Davis, Jordan Greene; Davis, Epaminondas Perkins & Davis, David Watson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calf Weaner.

Description: Patent for a new and improved device for weaning calves. This design is "to be attached to the central cartilage of the calf's nose . . . with sharp points that come against the cow's bag when the calf attempts to suck; and the invention consists in attaching the parts . . . together like a pivot, forming a part of one of the points and adapting them to be held closed by means of a small screw, whereby the device is rendered very cheap, yet effective and reliable" (lines 15-25).
Date: May 29, 1883
Creator: Geissler, William F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Barrel Cover.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cover for barrels. This design calls for downward-extending flanges with wings along the perimeter of the cover. These flanges hold the cover in place over the barrel opening, but they also allow for the cover to rest at an angle on the upper rim of the barrel so that one has access to the contents of the barrel without the cover touching the ground.
Date: May 29, 1883
Creator: Lane, Fernando Gustavous
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay Knife.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hay knife. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the forked frame, the lever pivoted thereto, slotted at one end and carrying at the other end a cutting-blade working through bearings in the fork, the crank pivoted to the frame and engaging the slot of the lever, and the pressure-head or cross-bar connected to the outer end of the frame" (lines 18-26).
Date: May 29, 1883
Creator: Moss, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Planter

Description: Patent for a machine used to plant cotton. Contains mechanisms for both plowing a furrow, planting seeds, and covering the seeds.
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Carter, Edwards D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplers, the object being to provide a coupler of simple and durable construction which may be coupled automatically, thus avoiding the inconvenience and danger incident to the use of the usual coupling-link or pin" (lines 9-14).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Freeman, Walter F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sewing Machine

Description: Patent for a sewing machine "wherein the shuttle rotates...whereby the shuttle-thread at a certain time in each revolution of the shuttle is rewound upon the bobbin, which prevents the thread from twisting or untwisting" (Lines10-17).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: McAllister, Lewis C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cultivator and Cotton and Corn Planter.

Description: Patent for a new implement "for planting cotton-seed, cultivating the soil, and covering the soil" (lines 14-15) and corn (line 61) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: McCall, Duncan Jefferson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bridle Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bridle attachment. This design "consists of a contrivance of nose-clamping strap having end rings through which pass the ends of a chin-strap connected by reign-straps passing through rings of a head-strap of the attachment . . . the invention comprising also a connection of the martingale-straps with the rings of the nose-clamping straps . . . to powerfully check up the horse when required, and also to prevent rearing and plunging" (lines 9-20).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Massey, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the radial arms of the wheel-frame and the vertical pivot-posts thereon, the sails or fans pivoted to said posts, the pivoted detents, and the pivoted governing-levers to which said detents are connected, said levers carrying adjustable weights" (lines 16-23).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Witherspoon, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blind Stops.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stop for blinds. This design "is to provide a convenient means by which blind-slats may be swung on their pivots, so as to open or close to the extent desired" (lines 8-11).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Vandervoort, Charles Frederick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill

Description: Patent for windmill for utilizing wind or water power (lines 9-10).
Date: June 12, 1883
Creator: Sickles, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a plow with a convex moldboard and a landside, or shoe, which in combination acts as a turning plow and subsoiler.
Date: June 12, 1883
Creator: Kennedy, George Finlay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the combination, with a draw-head, of an L-shaped lever pivoted in the same and provided at its angle with a lug, which L-shaped lever has a coupling-pin suspended from the end of the long arm, and has its short arm passed into an aperture in the inner end of a bar sliding in the bottom of the draw-head, whereby when the lug is depressed the coupling-pin will be raised and the bar in the draw-head will push the link out from the end of the draw-head" (lines 7-17).
Date: June 12, 1883
Creator: Appell, Charles E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplers, the object being to provide a coupler with a coupling-pin of improved construction, and to combine said pin with effective and durable devices for raising and lowering it. The invention consists in the combinations of parts" (lines 9-15).
Date: June 12, 1883
Creator: Cage, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed Governor for Cotton Gins.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feed governor for cotton gins. This design "provide[s] means whereby the rate of feeding will be automatically decreased when the cotton is fed into the roll-box faster than it is being ginned, and whereby the feed will be finally stopped when the roll increases to a certain limit, and will be again started when the roll is reduced to a size previously fixed upon, and will be actuated to feed faster as the roll decreases in size" (lines 17-25).
Date: June 12, 1883
Creator: Flannagan, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weather and Fire Strip for Box Car Doors.

Description: Patent for a new and improved weather and fire strip for box car doors. This design "relates to an improved device for closing the space between the rear edge of the doors of box-cars and the side of the car, so as to prevent sparks or water from entering through the space and damaging the goods in the car" (lines 9-14).
Date: June 12, 1883
Creator: Nichols, George B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Place.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire place. This design "simplif[ies] the construction of . . . that class of fire-places provided with an air-space around its back, sides, and under its hearth, whereby the air in said space is heated and used for ventilating a room . . . thus enabling them to be manufactured at a greatly reduced cost and set up for use without the necessity of building an arch in the wall of a room to receive the fire-place" (lines 17-26).
Date: June 12, 1883
Creator: Rembert, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination Level.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combination level. This design "is broadly to provide a combined carpenter's and surveyor's level of a cheap, simple, light, and durable form, and adapted for use as a carpenter's plumb and level or a surveyor's level interchangeably without the removal or change of any of its parts; and to this end in consists in the conformation and arrangement of parts" (lines 19-26).
Date: June 12, 1883
Creator: Sands, James Harley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wheeled Vehicle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wheeled vehicle. This design consists in "[a] one-wheeled sulky in which are combined the single wheel, the frame, the thills, the seat, the standards, and the rods or braces" (lines 54-57).
Date: June 19, 1883
Creator: Boyd, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay and Cotton Press

Description: Patent for "hay and cotton press that can be easily and cheaply constructed and that can be operated by hand or horse power" (Lines 20-22).
Date: June 19, 1883
Creator: Donaldson, Sven
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Tent and Bed.

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of a combined folding bed and tent.
Date: June 19, 1883
Creator: Perez, Mitchel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department