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Wire Stretcher and Tightener.

Description: Patent for a wire stretcher and tightener meant for wire fence rails. It is easy and convenient to use, and consists of a lever with a fixed pulley on one end, a rope or chain passes through the pulley, and the rope or chain has hooks attached to its ends.
Date: November 5, 1895
Creator: Farmer, Francis Marion
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gage.

Description: Patent for a gage that has a beam with a saw kerf at one end, a clamp made up of a tube with parallel wings that are inserted into the kerf, a scribing point in the tube, "and means for clamping the separated ends of the beam tightly against the parallel wings of the clamp" (lines 57-59).
Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: Holmes, Elijah H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Penholders.

Description: Patent for a simple and effective attachment for penholders. It is "readily and easily attached to a penholder, and which is adapted to protect the fingers of the hand and prevent them from coming in contact with the pen or with the inked portion of the holder" (lines 15-19).
Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: McDonald, Michael Shaw
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pruning Implement.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and efficient pruning implement meant to prune trees, cutting brush, and trimming hedges. It has a reciprocating knife, an improved hatchet-blade, and an extensible saw-blade "which is seated within a groove or recess in the shank of the implement and capable of being extended and held in operative position by means of a retaining-spring" (lines 16-20).
Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: Baiey, George M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lantern.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive oil lantern made to operate in strong winds. It is "easily handled and manipulated for adjusting and fastening the several parts thereof properly in position" (lines 17-19).
Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: Holden, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for a wire-tightener that stretches "the wire after it has been secured to the post, and to take up any slack which may exist therein, owing to causes arising subsequent to the first stretching of the wires" (lines 10-13). It has similar features of other wire-tightener but is simple and efficient.
Date: January 1, 1895
Creator: Glenn, John William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clock-Level.

Description: Patent for a clock level that is made up of a wall-plate that is attached to the wall, arm braces that are attached to the wall-plate, thumb-screws in the lower shelf-plate, a shelf-plate, levels, plates secured to the edge of the shelf, and leveling nibs.
Date: January 8, 1895
Creator: Marshall, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surgical Instrument.

Description: Patent for a surgical instrument meant to help examine and treat the urethra and similar internal canals and passages. It can easily be cleaned and taken apart.
Date: January 15, 1895
Creator: Johnson, Emmet E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Watchmaker's Tool.

Description: Patent for a watchmaker's tool that removes "the collet and hair spring of a watch from the balance wheel arbor, without injuring the hair spring of the watch and at the same time holding the balance wheel secure against accident or injury" (lines 10-14).
Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Seyfriedt, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Siphon-Pump Attachment for Oil-Cans.

Description: Patent for a siphon pump attachment that takes up little space and can be used in different sized containers. It is an improvement on a previous patent granted to E. A. Franklin (No. 503,232).
Date: February 19, 1895
Creator: Franklin, Edward R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination Steel Bar.

Description: Patent for a combination steel bar meant to easily remove nails and spikes from board without bending the nails or spikes and without splitting the board. It can also be used to remove siding from houses and ships.
Date: July 23, 1895
Creator: Brooks, Jesse S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a simple, economical, and effictive wire-stretcher that uses "the fence-post as the fulcrum for the implement or tool in using the latter to stretch the wires longitudinally from post to post, and to provide a simple hand implement or tool by which a single person can rapidly string the fence-wires from post to post, stretch the wires, and kink or twist the same to take up slack" (lines 19-26).
Date: July 23, 1895
Creator: Cardwell, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire-House Supporter.

Description: Patent for a fire-hose supporter that can be stretched out, washed, and dried easily. The invention also has a hose-carrying frame that elevates the hose and allows for the hose to be quickly and easily used.
Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Bramble, James Elworth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adding-Machine.

Description: Patent for an adding-machine meant to "add fixed amounts of money received or to calculate the number of days a laborer has worked or the number of fractions of days" (lines 14-17). Mounted keys have mechanisms that rotate a ratchet wheel or disk. "Secured to the shaft upon which this ratchet wheel or disk is mounted is a rate-indicator, consisting of a disk divided off into radial sections, and also divided by lines running parallel to the circumference of said disk, dividing the same up into sections, which indicate money advanced on pay-roll, addition column, total amount at a fixed rate, and the number of days worked by any workman" (lines 25-34).
Date: August 27, 1895
Creator: McElyea, James L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence-Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for an efficient, compact, and durable fence-wire stretcher that works on any size fence-post. It is an "easily and quickly applied means for clamping and drawing together the ends of a broken fence-wire" (lines 14-16).
Date: October 8, 1895
Creator: Day, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pipe-Wrench.

Description: Patent for a pipe-wrench that can "be adjusted to fit accurately pipes and rods from the smallest to the largest of those in more common use, that will grip each with almost any desired degree of force and yet will not materially mar or injure it, and that may also be used for ends not usually possible with pipe-wrenches" (lines 12-18).
Date: October 15, 1895
Creator: McCauley, John H. & Winfrey, Edgar M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Tightening Implement.

Description: Patent for a wire-tightening implement meant to tightening wires in fences by making loops or twists in the wires. It has two handles forming jaws around a fulcrum, the jaws have flat faces with parallel grooves, and the jaws coming together at their ends. The grooves in the jaws form different sized loops.
Date: October 15, 1895
Creator: West, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a well-drilling apparatus that easily attaches drill-bits to the ends of drill-tubes without removing the tubes from the well. It is meant for Artesian well-boring machines.
Date: April 9, 1895
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Earth-Auger.

Description: Patent for an earth-auger that is more effective than other augers and can be constructed to make different sized holes. It is operated by moving two blades back and forth.
Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Smith, Wiston Allin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Instrument for Dividing Angles into Equal Parts.

Description: Patent for an instrument for dividing angles into equal parts and is meant to be used with a beam compass. The "invention consists in a member having a point adapted to be placed at the point of the angle to be divided, and having movable thereon a beam extending horizontally and having at one end a transverse head projecting from each side of the beam and carrying at one end an indicating point and at the other end a marking pencil" (lines 22-29).
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Cornelius, Francis W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretching and Splicing Tool.

Description: Patent for a wire stretching and splicing tool used when repairing barbed wire and other wire fences. It connects the ends of broken wires by bringing them together and twisting them. It has a wire gripping device, an adjustable end that corresponds to the wire gripper, a way to separate the above listed parts and bring them back together again, and a clamping device.
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Bauve, Odelon Joseph la
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Press-Box for Horizontal Oil-Presses.

Description: Patent for a press-box for horizontal oil-presses that produces "a cake of even thickness and density, and without strain on any part of the box" (lines 11-13) that has "a box fitted with a strainer that will be more lasting, which can be cleaned without removing it form the box, or the box from the press, and to which the cake will not adhere; [and] to provide a box fitted with effective and economical means of raising the cake out of the box after it is pressed" (lines 13-20). This box is made out of metal.
Date: May 7, 1895
Creator: Lelardoux, Pierre
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kitchen Utensil.

Description: Patent for a kitchen utensil that can be used for washing dishes, scraping cooking vessels, and cleaning ornamental glass and silver.
Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Adair, Annie E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department