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Planter

Description: Patent for "a planter which is adapted to be connected to the frame of a sulky-cultivator and operated by one of the wheels thereof," (lines 13-16) including illustrations.
Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Hyde, Richard Edmund
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction and design of cotton-choppers.
Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Schofield, James Drommond
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Addressing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved addressing machine, which will "paste, cut, and attach the slip simultaneously, or with one operation" (lines 26-27), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Ladder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved folding ladder. This design consists in "the combination, with main supporting-strips, of recessed auxiliary strips connected thereto, rounds formed with bows, sections which pass through the recesses of the auxiliary strips, and stops which bear against the main supporting strips, and strengthening strips, through which the bows of the rounds pass" (lines 77-84).
Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Ethridge, William Spencer.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Body

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in wagon-bodies, having for its object simplicity and durability," (lines 10-12) including illustrations.
Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Folsome, Charles F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bedstead Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bedstead attachment. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the side rails and head and foot boards, of the plates having angular projections provided with wedge-shaped grooves and small inclined recesses at their upper parts, and the plates having the tapering wedge-shaped projections provided with the lugs integrally formed with their upper portions and adapted to engage the recesses, whereby when the projecting engaging portions of the plates . . . wear and become loose they are prevented from disjointure by the engagement of the lugs" (lines 83-94).
Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: McCormick, Henry Jasper
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Press

Description: Patent for an improved cotton press that construct a cotton-press in which the cotton will be compressed by a continuous operation as it is received from the cotton-gin (line 21-24), the device “consists of two series of rollers arranged in a circle” (line 26).
Date: April 16, 1887
Creator: Brady, Lewis Peter & Brady, WIlliam
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Show-Case

Description: Patent for "improvements in show-cases for displaying ribbons and in devices for measuring the same; and it consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices" (lines 10-13)
Date: October 19, 1887
Creator: McNeill, Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Shovel Cleaner or Knife.

Description: Design patent for a "shovel cleaner or knife" that has a particular configuration of a handle with a blade. The accompanying illustration is not included.
Date: May 3, 1887
Creator: Legler, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Badge.

Description: Design patent for a badge, "consisting of a plate or body ornamented on one side with the representation of a rising sun, an arm and hand, a serpent, and a shackle and lock" (lines 43-46). The accompanying illustration is not available.
Date: July 26, 1887
Creator: Horton, Henry A. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Bottle.

Description: Design patent for "a bottle or similar receptacle designed in the configuration of a trunk, or so formed that the outline presented resembles a trunk" (lines 13-16). The accompanying illustration is not available for this design.
Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Powell, Thomas W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Badge or Medal.

Description: Design patent for a round souvenir badge or medal that has an image of a star on the front with a portrait in the center, and rays emanating toward the outside edge used for text. The back of the medal has an image of the Texas state capitol and spaces for additional text. The design also includes a suspending-bar shaped as a bald eagle with spread wings, holding crossed rifles.
Date: December 6, 1887
Creator: Maxcy, John Wharton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "consists in a frame which is adapted to be placed over the ant-hill, so as to surround the entrance thereto, and provided with parallel surrounding flanges or sides which converge to each other and lead to an exit-spout . . . [and] is to provide an ant-trap which is adapted to catch the ants both on their attempt to leave the hill or to return to it, whereby the entire colony may be exterminated" (lines 9-21).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Wise, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the combination, with a frame, a hopper, and a wheel provided with pins projecting from its sides, of the slide provided with the pins, the [other] slide provided with the inclined slots, the levers pivoted to the frame, the links connected to the said slides and levers, the stirrer-shaft provided with crank-arms, and the [other] link" (lines 21-29).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Hasty, James P. & Hise, George L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tire Shrinker.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire-shrinker. This design "consist[s] of the block having the perforations . . . mortise-hole, and mortised sockets, [and] curved bar secured to the circular edge of said block" (lines 97-100). Further, it "ha[s] on the outer edge the teeth, the U-shaped clamping-blocks, their bent ends fitting in the mortised sockets and under the curved bar, their mortised ends extending up either side of said bar and beyond its outer edge, keys fitting in the mortise-holes of said U-shaped blocks, [and] kinker-head having the arm extending through the mortise-hole in said bar" (lines 1-10).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Templeton, David Scrivner & Templeton, John Daley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cooking Utensil.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cooking utensil. This design consists in "[a] cooking-vessel consisting of the outer vessel having a notched lid, and a handle provided with the pin, and the inner perforated vessel having a handle projecting over the [first] handle, and apertured to receive the pin, and legs on the bottom of the perforated vessel" (lines 4-10).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Hervey, Frances Pickett
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Ring and Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined ring and buckle. This design is "to provide a device particularly for use in halters, whereby the manufacture of the latter may be accomplished without so much sewing or riveting of the parts together as is required where the ordinary halter-ring is used. [It] is capable of application to purposes other than harnesses" (lines 9-16).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Kay, William V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vermin Exterminator and Process of Preparing the Same

Description: Patent for improve animal exterminator consists of wheat or other grain saturated with a solution of strychnia in water, the grain afterward being coated with a solution.
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Donovan, Cornelius, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "a draw-head and a swinging coupling-hook pivoted therein, of the rock-shaft having the crank-arm provided with the grooved head, the chain arranged in said groove and connected with the hook, the ratchet-disk on the shaft, and the pawl for engaging the ratchet-disk" (lines 76-82).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Nutting, Adrian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Locomotive Valve-Gear.

Description: Patent for improvement to the locomotive valve-gear by utilizing a centrally-pivoted lever.
Date: January 11, 1887
Creator: Lewis, Wallace James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fifth Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wheel. This design consists in "the combination of the lower section carried by the axle, an upper section bearing on the lower section and having the spaced lugs, a bolster fitted between the said lugs, a reach having its front end resting on the upper section, and the plate secured to the front end of the reach and having the loops at its ends, which fit around the upper and lower sections" (lines 39-47).
Date: January 11, 1887
Creator: Switzer, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale Tile.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale-tie. This design "consists, principally, of a bale-tie jaw stamped from sheet metal and formed with an open hook at one end standing in front of a curved edge, with an opening at the other for attachment to the bale-hoop, said opening being shaped to permit the jaw to have a pivotal side motion upon the hoop. The invention also consists of the combination of two of such jaws applied to the bale-hoop to form a complete tie" (lines 7-16).
Date: January 11, 1887
Creator: Rylander, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for an improved car-coupling, including illustrations.
Date: January 11, 1887
Creator: Young, James D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "a draw-head having a slotted top and a recessed bottom, of a transverse slotted bar journaled in bearings, one end being extended for the attachment of a handle, and the headless coupling-pin having the reduced or flattened portion to permit of its ready insertion and withdrawal from the transverse bar" (lines 73-80).
Date: January 11, 1887
Creator: Dial, Augustus A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department