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Seed-Planter Attachment.

Description: Patent for "seed-planter attachments; and it has for its object to provide a new and useful machine of this character adapted to simultaneously plant two rows of corn, cotton, or other seed at any desired distance apart and to also provide means for marking the third row at any width from the planter." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: Adkins, Stephen J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Flour and Meal Bin and Sifter.

Description: Patent for a combined flour and meal bin sifter meant for the kitchen. The amount of flour or meal put into the machine does not matter, and the sifter may be removed when desired. The sifted material is directed into a container, and the end of the chute can be closed when not in use.
Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: Alexander, Charles P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Telephone-Transmitter.

Description: Patent for a telephone-transmitter "with a diaphragm and carbon button carried thereby, of a spring-supported flaring conical carbon-cell provided with a flange covered with soft material and resting on the carbon button carried by the diaphragm, the carbon-cell being filled with granulated carbon resting in contact with the carbon button" (lines 13-19). This is meant to optimize the volume of sound being transmitted.
Date: October 20, 1896
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Locking Joints for Railway-Rail Joints.

Description: Patent for a locking device for railway-rail joints. It improves how the meeting rail ends are fastened, and prevents accidental disconnection. It is "a locking fish-plate having keyhole bolt-slots, the narrow portion of the slots having inclined sides, the inclination diminishing gradually toward the end, and double-headed bolts, one of the heads being tapered, whereby the bolt is subjected to a double wedging action" (lines 56-61). A face-plate is perforated and receives the tapered heads and securing-rivets.
Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The First Chapter of Norwegian Immigration, (1821-1840) Its Causes and Results

Description: Book discussing the history or Norwegian immigration into the United States; it details the immigration from the first Norwegian settlement in America, through the "Exodus of 1836" and later settlements. The last section of the book deals with "Religious Work Among the Norwegians in America Down to the Year 1845." Index begins on page 451
Date: 1896
Creator: Anderson, Rasmus B. (Rasmus Bjørn), 1846-1936
Partner: Cleng Peerson Research Library at the Bosque Museum

Crate for Shipping Bananas.

Description: Patent for a crate for shipping bananas that does not hurt the fruit during shipping. The crate separates the bunches so the bananas do not get crushed, and the crate is ventilated to prevent decay.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Andrews, Otis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Picking Machine.

Description: Patent for a sack laborers drag around the fields with them to store cotton in. It has a shoulder-strap that fits around the sack's mouth. There are two wheels, and a platform is attached to the axle. The sack is strapped to the platform.
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Armstrong, Henry T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a boiler washing machine that uses a stove and a hand-operated pounder attachment. This invention makes these types of washing machines more efficient.
Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: Arnold, Isaac Hill
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lifting-Jack.

Description: Patent for "an improved lifting-jack designed expressly for track-levelers, although the construction may be varied for other purposes." (Lines 9-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 12, 1896
Creator: Arnold, Raiford A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Type-Writer Attachment.

Description: Patent for a typewriter attachment that holds and feeds rolls of paper through typewriters. It is inexpensive and fits on several types of typewriters.
Date: August 25, 1896
Creator: Baker, Joseph B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Revolving Book-Holder.

Description: Patent for a "combined desk and cabinet especially designed for students' use to obviate the scattering about of books when writing, studying, or making reference thereto" (lines 8-12). The are two rotating sections: a many-faced book-rest, and a cabinet above it where books can be stored. There is also a sliding writing-board underneath the desk.
Date: November 17, 1896
Creator: Ballart, Calvert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process of Treating Ores.

Description: Patent for "an improved method of reducing gold and silver ores and recovering their metals." (Lines 10-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 17, 1896
Creator: Barbour, Thomas P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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