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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

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the platform . . . having a spring buffer and a projection adjacent to and to one side of the buffer . . . the catch pivotally secured below the same and having a series of coupling shoulders on one side, the spring, and the stop arranged to act upon the side of the catch from which the coupling shoulders project" (lines 89-98).
Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Ashford, Thomas Gresham.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety-Guard for Railway-Trucks.

Description: Patent for a new design of a guard-rail to make train wheels move more safely, with illustrations.
Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Tull, Francis Shalis.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Band for Paper, Currency, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved money clip. This design consists in "[a] band for packages provided with tongues projecting toward each other and an elastic, whereby when the band is in use the tongues will project in opposite directions to receive the elastic" (lines 57-61).
Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Matthews, Oscar Semmes
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gearing for Operating Windmill Pumps.

Description: Patent for new and improved gearing for windmill pumps. This design has for its object "to raise water from wells by suitable mechanism connected with a fan, from which the power is communicated to the pump through said mechanism" (lines 13-16).
Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Jordan, John E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoeing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horseshoeing machine. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the elevator-platform and devices for raising and lowering the same, of a pair of adjustable bolts located above the platform, and a harness consisting of a bar and a set of belts suspended from said bolts" (lines 30-35).
Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: Lindsey, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design consists in "the combination, with the side walls, of the stop-blocks comprising the places secured in recesses in the same, and the offsets formed integrally with the said plates, the plunger having recesses in its sides which engage said offsets, the operating-lever, and the pitman connecting the latter to the plunger" (lines 93-100).
Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: Bryant, William Hodges
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harness attachment. This design "compris[es] the pad having apertured ends, the buckle-frame, the loop therefrom having a beveled end provided with a lug or projection, the securing-plate having apertured ends, and the trace or tug" (lines 70-75).
Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: Du Bose, Wade Hampton
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 longitudinal slot extending in the upper face into a groove, and formed with notches or recesses in the upper face at the side of the slot, and having a beveled upper corner and a flat face and a downwardly-extending portion at the under side, an anchor-bar pivoted at its inner end in the inner end of the slot, and having an anchor or arrow-head at its outer end formed with rearwardly-hooked flukes or barbs, and a link pivoted with its eyed rear ends upon a transverse bolt in the anchor-bar" (lines 20-32).
Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: Bywaters, Joseph K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn Sheller.

Description: Patent for a new and improved corn-sheller. This design, "[o]n its rear face, at the upper end of the body of the corn-sheller . . . provide[s] a hinged nubber-plate, which serves as a supporting-arm, and is constructed . . . for use in breaking or cutting off the smaller end of the ear of corn, at which end unsound kernels of corn are frequently found. The nubber-plate is hinged . . . to the upper end of the rear face of the body, and when opened out extends at nearly a right angle from the body and inclines slightly downward. When folded, the nubber-plate rests against the rear face of the body" (lines 39-52).
Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: Price, Benjamin B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "slides over opposite holes in the bottom of its hopper and a dropping-cylinder provided with seed-cups on its periphery and removable screws rising from within the cups, whereby it may be changed . . . so as to plant corn or cotton" (lines 59-65).
Date: September 20, 1887
Creator: Becker, Philipp William Adolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Axle Skein.

Description: Patent for a new and improved axle skein. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the axle-spindle having a collar at its inner end and provided with a longitudinal groove at its outer end, and the bushing having a rib which engages the groove and a projection which engages the notch in the collar" (lines 29-35).
Date: September 20, 1887
Creator: Nott, Henry William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bell Collar.

Description: Patent for a new and improved collar. This design "consists in the combination of a flat metallic band, which passes over the top of the neck, two metallic blocks, which extend down opposite sides of the neck and are provided with locks, two perforated slides, which are connected together at their lower ends by a metallic loop . . . The object of [the] invention is to provide a bell-collar for animals, and which is not only adjustable in size, so as to be adapted to necks of different sizes, but which, when placed upon an animal's neck, can only be removed by some one who has a key to one or both of the locks" (lines 13-29).
Date: September 20, 1887
Creator: Marshburn, Joseph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Making Soap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved soap-making machine. This design "consist[s] of grease and soda tanks, the latter tank having a diaphragm . . . a register-tank, pipes leading from said grease and soda tanks to said register-tank, a pivoted converter, a rotary shaft in said converter and blades, a shaft journaled in uprights attached to said converter and provided with a crank and a bevel wheel, the latter gearing with a bevel-wheel on said rotary shaft in the converter, and removable furnaces for said grease tank and converter" (lines 21-32).
Date: September 20, 1887
Creator: Grant, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine

Description: Patent for a new clothes washing-machine, with illustrations.
Date: September 27, 1887
Creator: Schrib, Juni.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Berth.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car berth. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a car formed with an opening, recess, or compartment, of a berth consisting of a series of parallel slats connected together by flexible connections and adapted to be rolled up . . . and end supports adapted to be independently folded each upon itself, so that they may be concealed below the rolled berth, the inner side of the berth and the inner ends of the supports being secured within the opening" (lines 49-58).
Date: September 27, 1887
Creator: Tull, Francis Schales
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the link having a hooked front end, the lever, spring between the front end of the lever and the link, slide-bar pivoted to the rear end of the lever, the spring-actuated latch on the said bar, having the pin thereon to engage in a socket in the bottom of the car, and the retractile spring at the outer end of the lever" (lines 11-19).
Date: September 27, 1887
Creator: Stovall, John David & Whittington, William Calvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department