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Fuse-Block.

Description: Patent for the Fuse Block. Patent is an improvement to the existing Fuse Block. It allows safer working conditions for those who have to replace or install new fuse blocks at night and/or the rain.
Date: October 13, 1914
Creator: Anderson, Ulin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dental-Plate-Polishing Tool.

Description: Patent for a machine that dresses or reduces dental plates uniformly, and can dress dental plates to any thickness. It also can "provide permanently-exposed means for indicating the thickness to which the plate is being reduced" (lines 16-19). It will not puncture or weaken dental plates.
Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Barnes, Preston B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wood-Boring Machine.

Description: Patent for a wood boring machine "which is especially adapted to bore holes of extreme length in columns or like structural members by cutting away only a portion of the wood forming hole in same" (lines 11-15).
Date: March 13, 1906
Creator: Bible, Hunley & Robinson, Lee A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash-Holder.

Description: Patent for a builders' hardware used to hold a sash in a closed to the adjacent stile so that the sash cannot be opened from the outside.
Date: November 13, 1917
Creator: Boynton, Amos W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pot-Rack.

Description: Patent for a pot-rack which can hold a scalding-crate, cooking-pan, or canning-machine in a boiler at any depth of one's choice, including illustrations. The pot-rack is simple in design, durable, and inexpensively manufactured.
Date: February 13, 1906
Creator: Cloninger, Ellie B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calculator.

Description: Patent for a calculator "in which a bar having a series of numbers thereon slides in a frame or base also provided with a series of numbers" (lines 10-12). It is meant for quickly adding numbers.
Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Copeland, Wesley Albert & Roberts, Cyrus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock-Nut.

Description: Patent for a lock-nut which prevents the nut from accidentally rotating on the bolt, including illustrations. The nut is locked in position when a locking key is introduced to grooves on the lower surface of the nut and the adjacent face of the washer.
Date: February 13, 1906
Creator: Crawford, Hezekiah H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Eyeglasses

Description: Patent for "an improvement in eyeglasses; and it consists in certain novel constructions and combinations of parts" (lines 7-9), illustration and instructions included.
Date: March 13, 1900
Creator: Critzer, A. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

EARTH-AUGER.

Description: Patent for structural improvement in machines used for boring post holes and wells with illustrations and instructions included.
Date: April 13, 1880
Creator: Cudd, Decater P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Funnel.

Description: Patent for a funnel which automatically seals when liquid in a receptacle reaches a certain level. The spout of the funnel also contains a stopper which can be lifted to permit liquid to pass into the receptacle at the desired time.
Date: June 13, 1911
Creator: Evans, Jesse M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wagon-Sheet and Tent

Description: Patent for an improvement in wagon sheet coverings / tent. The improvement is in the sides of the wagon sheet can be extended by loosening straps to fall the length to the ground and be staked to the earth. This gives a tent to sleep under after a day of traveling.
Date: August 13, 1871
Creator: Fitzgerald, M. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ptich-Board.

Description: Patent for pitch-board that is "an instrument adapted for use by carpenters and others, the same being so constructed as to serve as a rule, a square, or angle, and adapted to be arranged for indicating accurately any inclination or bevel that may be desired, and finally that is capable of being folded" (lines 6-12).
Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Frasier, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for "a wrench having a sliding jaw and a handle pivoted to the shank in such a manner that a movement of the handle about the work" prevents the jaw to move (lines 13-16).
Date: March 13, 1906
Creator: Garrard, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn Operator

Description: Patent for a Churn Operator. This device contains specifications for operating churn-dashers, as well as improvements for the established churn operator.
Date: April 13, 1905
Creator: Ham, James T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway-Switch.

Description: Patent for an improvement to railway switches, by creating an automatic switch that changes the direction of a track from object while object is moving on track.
Date: January 13, 1914
Creator: James, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash-Fastener.

Description: Patent for improvement in sash-fasteners by using a ratchet-lock combined with a ratchet-bar. It “can be readily adapted to any ordinary sash and window-frame and it will securely support the sash at any desired elevation and prevent either the upward or downward movement until the lock is released.” (Lines 10-14) Illustration is included.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: James, Will S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for an improved wrench which utilizes two circular heads, individually situated at the ends of a single handle.
Date: January 13, 1914
Creator: Johnson, Alva Putman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department