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Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for "a cheap and simple machine adapted to chop or hoe cotton and simultaneously plow or hill the same; furthermore, to adapt the chopper to form stands composed of any number of plants and at any distance apart, and, finally, to provide means for raising and lowering the plows out of and into operative position and throwing the chopping mechanism into and out of gear, which means are controlled in a convenient manner by the driver or operator" (lines 10-20).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Balshaw, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blind Stop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blind-stop. This design is "to provide a cheap and simple device designed to be secured to a window-casing and be interposed between any two adjacent pivoted slats, and thus support the same and the series in an open position and against accidental closing by their own weight or by the wind" (lines 9-16). It consists in the "holder for slats of blinds, consisting of a spring-metal strip bent at its center to form an eye and opposite terminals, the latter being adapted to be interposed between two adjacent slats, and the ends of the terminals oppositely bent" (lines 72-77).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Deats, Wallen S. & Brown, Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Compressor and Discharging Mechanism for Grain-Binders

Description: Patent for "improvements in compressing and discharging mechanism and a starting mechanism for grain-binders constructed on an ordinary harvester-platform, so as to adapt the well-known Appleby type of binders to be used on an ordinary harvester-platform, the sheaf to be formed direct on the platform, thus adapting the above mentioned cord-tying mechanism to be used in connection with the conveyer invented by myself and patented February 17, 1891, No. 446,473" (lines 12-23).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Schubert, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fruit Jar.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fruit jar. This design consists, "with a jar having an inwardly-curved upper end and a removable bottom portion, of a series of projections at the base of the said curved portion, and a perforated plate having notches formed in its periphery which register with the said projections which when turned rest thereon" (lines 3-10).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Vogt, August
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool for Tightening Wheel Tires.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a tubular member having having one end beveled and provided with a transverse hole and provided at its other end with an interiorly-arranged annular shoulder, a set-screw passing through the tubular member and arranged near the shoulder, a nut resting on the tubular member and provided with an extension projecting into the same and bearing on the shoulder and provided with an annular groove receiving the set-screw, and a screw passing through the nut into the tubular member" (lines 28-39).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Hamblen, William Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blank Book.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blank book. This design "is an improvement upon the Megee-Miller blank book which adapts it for use of type-writers and others requiring one whose sheets or leaves may be readily detached and again secured together after having been written or printed. The sheets are detachably connected with a binding-strip by means of a cord or cords" (lines 7-14).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Burris, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Iron.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-iron. This design "is to provide a new and improved trace-iron which is simple and durable in construction and arranged to readily connect with the end of the trace without the employment of rivets and which can be readily attached to or detached from the hame. The invention consists of two leaves pivotally-connected with each other and adapted to fold one on the other, one leaf being provided with a hook passing through an aperture in the other leaf and adapted to engage the trace" (lines 7-19).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Dankworth, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerial Ship

Description: Patent for "a ship for navigating the air, which shall be almost or quite as easily governed and controlled as regards its course of travel, irrespective of the direction of the wind and in other respects, as a ship provided with propelling means, used to sail in or through the water" (lines 9-15).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Riddle, William Nelson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Docket, Record, or Similar Book

Description: Patent for a docket, record or similar book that places all necessary material together for recording events, adjusting the space for each title head so that it is sufficient, easing the strain on accountants who need to continue entries, and also make sure the book is easy and efficient to make.
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Fry, Edwin Crittenden
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Peg for Violins.

Description: Patent for a new and improved violin peg. This design "has for its object to dispense with the usual string-aperture in the peg and to so construct the peg that a string may be expeditiously, conveniently, and securely attached thereto and as readily and conveniently removed therefrom, as desired, and to accomplish these objects without disfiguring the peg" (lines 11-18).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Rowe, George H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Battery.

Description: Patent for a new and improved electric battery. This design consists "[i]n an electric generator, a receptacle for steam, and means for admitting steam thereto, in combination with electrodes consisting of two parallel disks suspended within said steam-receptacle, electrodes of opposite polarity to the aforesaid electrodes arranged between the disks of the first-named electrodes, a shaft extending through the said receptacle upon which the latter electrodes are mounted, and means for rotating the said shaft" (lines 41-50).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Emley, James Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the bolt, the nut having a dovetailed groove across its face, of uniform width throughout its length, and a recess at one side of said groove, and a key having tapered sides and sliding into the dovetailed groove from one side of the nut, said key having a pointed end to engage the bolt and also provided with a projecting part to be bent over into engagement with the recess in the nut" (lines 69-78).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Robinson, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Canopy for Folding Beds.

Description: Patent for a new and improved canopy for folding beds. This design "will automatically fold up within the bed when the same is closed, and will similarly open out with the opening of the bed without any other attention than the proper arrangement of the folds of the mosquito or fly netting" (lines 21-25). It consists in "an automatically raising and lowering canopy consisting of a raising-frame having vertical bars pivoted to the bed at the bottom and a horizontal connecting-bar at the top, a canopy-top frame pivoted to the bed-casing, having side bars and a horizontal connecting-bar, and couplings" (lines 13-19).
Date: July 19, 1892
Creator: Eva, Addison H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash-Fastener

Description: Patent for a new sash fastener, so that the fastener itself is improved upon by the implimentation of a half-hollow cylindar. "The purpose of this cylinder is more for appearance than any actual service, because when the lock is put on the rail of the sash, as shown in Fig. 1, part of it will be seen through the glass from the outside, and the cylinder can be made ornamental and would look much neater than the lock would without it" (lines 87-89)
Date: July 19, 1892
Creator: McClellan, Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-carrier. This design consists in "the combination of a cylindrical body of elongated form and obliquely arranged and having slots in the upper part thereof to form bars, a central top slot between said bars, and a lower bar having a recess therein, an obliquely-inclined spring-latch extending across one of the open ends of said body, the back-band having a strap to pass around said body, and a girth-strap connected to said lower recessed bar" (lines 13-22).
Date: July 19, 1892
Creator: Wellborn, Samuel Houston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling

Description: Patent for a new coupling mechanism that will automatically couple railway cars together without human assistance.
Date: July 19, 1892
Creator: Faubion, John Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mosquito-Canopy.

Description: Patent for a folding bed that has a mosquito canopy that automatically unfolds over it. It includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 11, 1891
Creator: Eva, Addison H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calendar.

Description: Patent for improvements to the monthly reference calendar, which includes note space and a monthly index. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 6, 1891
Creator: Sittig, Alexander Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improved coupler, the object of the invention being to provide an improved means for elevating, holding, and releasing the coupling-pin, and also to provide a vertically-adjustable drawhead, which bae readily adjusted either during coupling or before or after.
Date: January 19, 1892
Creator: Brimingham, Oliver M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department