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Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists in "[a]n ant-trap, comprising the body and the inward-projecting tubes having the protecting-caps on their inner ends, the outer faces of the caps being convex and provided with apertures of greater diameter than the bore of the inner end of the tube" (lines 90-95).
Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: McCallum, Walter Randolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Cleaning Gun Barrels, Flues, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gun-barrel cleaner. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a flat shank having a hole in its intermediate portion, a pivot-bolt having its middle round and its ends square, and a cleaning-head secured upon said bolt, said head consisting of two parts, one part being secured upon each end of said bolt" (lines 4-9).
Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: Simpson, John Speake
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Splicer and Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire splicer and stretcher. This design "consist[s] of a suitable body . . . provided with a series of perforations and having its ends turned in opposite directions, one end being tapered to an edge and notched and the other end being pointed" (lines 24-28).
Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: Lea, John Houston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design consists in "a frame having two arms, one carrying a fixed clamp and the other a roller, a windlass mounted on said frame having a rope passing over said roller and adapted to be fixed to an end of wire, and a central clamp consisting of a rigid bar on the frame between its arms, a notched clamp pivoted thereon, and a ring for retaining the clamp" (lines 6-14).
Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: Ainsworth, Phineas Hardaman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Saw Buck and Drag Saw.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saw-buck and drag-saw. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the saw-buck having cross-piece, the swinging arm pivoted to and laterally movable on said cross-piece, the upper-end of said arm being provided with a slot, the saw, the saw-carriers . . . having spindles, the forward-carrier being provided with a tenon, and the saw-frame pivotally mounted on the spindles of the saw-carriers" (lines 74-82).
Date: March 22, 1887
Creator: Nitsche, John Emil & Kowalewsky, August
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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