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Improvement in Spring-Hinges.

Description: Patent for a new spring hinge design which will "either open or close the door or gate after it has passed an angle of forty-five degrees" (lines 20-22) including illustrations.
Date: June 24, 1879
Creator: Barry, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door check. This design "consists in providing the door with a sliding rod, which is adapted to be actuated so as to engage with a retaining-block attached to the floor by the knob-shank, which is provided with a dog for raising and lowering the rod" (lines 17-22).
Date: January 13, 1885
Creator: Niggli, Emil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door check. This design "consists in a disk pivoted on a plate and provided with a notch for receiving the corner of the door, and with a series of teeth with which a pawl engages for locking the disk in place after it has been adjusted" (lines 11-15).
Date: April 14, 1885
Creator: Callaway, James William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door-check. This design "consists in the combination, with a jaw provided with a pocket having an opening in its bottom, of a pivoted bar having a bead or nipple, which bar is passed through the pocket, and of a spring held in the pocket jaw and resting on the bar" (lines 12-17).
Date: November 10, 1885
Creator: Maurer, Adam
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock for Sliding Doors.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lock. This design consists "[i]n a lock, the combination of the latch, the spring pressing upon it, and the trip-lever, provided with upper and lower arms and the former serving as a seat for the spring and the latter having a projection for the key to act upon" (lines 97-102).
Date: November 10, 1885
Creator: Hayden, Miles & Dixon, William Cason
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adjustable Attachment for Freight-Car Doors.

Description: Patent for a mechanism that creates "an adjustable attachment for freight-car doors, for preventing sparks and other objectionable matter from getting into the cars, and means for operating the attachment that is adapted for use in securing the door in different positions of adjustment, and for connection with the body of the car by means of a seal-support, in order that the fixed adjustment of the door cannot be changed without breaking the seal" (lines 12-21).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Duzan, Thomas H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Door.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car door. This design "has for an object to provide a simple construction by which the door in its open and closed positions may be pressed firmly in against the side of the car, and by which the door may more perfectly protect the contents of the car from the weather than the doors of ordinary construction" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Door.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car door. This design "has for an object to provide a simple and convenient construction by which the door, which is mainly intended for grain-cars, may be pressed firmly against the bottom of the car and fastened, so it will not shake loose in making a trip, may be easily started in opening, and will be efficient and durable" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Continuous Recording-Seal and Door-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a continuous recording-seal and door-fastener. The purpose behind this patent is the continuous recording-seal and door-fastener itself which is intended to "provide a simple means of fastening, sealing, and cleating or closing the crack of a car or other sliding hinge door" (lines 9-12).
Date: March 29, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Hanger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hanger for doors and gates. This design consists in "the brackets secured to a door or gate way at intervals apart and having the horizontal supporting arms, the track made of angle-iron and having the horizontal treadway secured to the arms of the brackets, and the upwardly-extending flange at the outer edge of the treadway, and the hangers secured to the door or gate and having their upper portions bent to form an inverted U-shaped yoke or frame, and rollers journaled between the sides of the frame" (lines 80-91).
Date: May 17, 1887
Creator: Charlton, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Door.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door for railroad cars. This design consists in "a car having a door-opening, top and bottom tracks, and perpendicular door-posts, one post provided with a series of recesses in its side next to the opening and the other having recesses in its outer side or side nearest the end of the car . . . the door sliding on said tracks and having forwardly-projecting cleats on its front edge to enter the recesses in the first-named post, and provided on its inner side at its opposite end with cleats projecting toward its front edge to enter the recesses in second-named strip" (lines 83-95).
Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Goelet, Edward B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Door.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the car having the door-opening with its upper and lower edges parallel and inclined upward and inward, and the bolt-keeper secured to the sill of the car, of the door having correspondingly-inclined upper and lower edges, the guide-staple and fulcrum-bracket secured to the door at proper points, the operating-lever pivoted to said bracket, the link-rods and bolt, the [other] link-rod pivoted at its lower end to the operating-lever" (lines 4-14).
Date: May 28, 1889
Creator: Charlton, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed-Trough.

Description: Patent for improvements in feed-troughs in which a controlled amount of feed can be placed in a feed box, and in which the latter will be fed as rapidly as consumed and the unconsumed feed will be protected. (Lines 11-14) Illustration in included.
Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Webb, William James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Door.

Description: Patent for improvements in car doors. These improvements make the doors fire and water proof and allow the door to be locked. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 23, 1891
Creator: Moore, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sliding Weather-Strip for Doors.

Description: Patent for a device "which, in addition to excluding wind and rain from beneath the bottom of the door, shall also serve to bind or hold the door open to any position to which it may be brought," (lines 29-32) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Brown, Josiah T. & Garret, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

6th Ward School in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1893

Description: Photograph of a large group of schoolchildren with their teacher in front of the 6th Ward School House in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1893. There are twenty-five boys, seventeen girls and one teacher. Some of the boys are seated or kneeling in the front row and the girls are taking up most of the middle row, standing. The boys are wearing knickers and jackets with boots and the girls are wearing dresses with jackets. There is a very large wooden door and arched doorway behind the group.
Date: 1893
Creator: Bryant Studio
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Feeding-Chamber and Door for Baling-Presses.

Description: Patent for a feeding chamber and door for baling presses that vertically extends so that "the feed material need not be tucked down by hand or foot to a level of the baling chamber, as this is accomplished by the door being closed down, a lever and weight can be attached to the door to properly depress the material to allow the door to latch, and as the door prevents the material from bulging up the compressing can be accomplished direct in the feeding chamber, the plunger need not pass but a short distance beyond the feeding chamber thus requiring less movement of the plunger and thus gaining more power" (lines 23-35).
Date: May 9, 1893
Creator: Schubert, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weather-Strip.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and improved weather strip that "will be operated by the opening and closing of the door, and which will not interfere with carpets, and which will when the door is closed effectually exclude wind, rain, dust and the like" (lines 12-16).
Date: July 4, 1893
Creator: Bradford, McDuffee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Triangle for Billiard-Balls.

Description: Patent for an improved triangle for billiard balls that consists of sides, movable doors on the bottom edge, a fixed guide on the side of the triangle, and springs to hold the doors.
Date: July 11, 1893
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coin-Controlled Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable coin-controlled apparatus that is "designed to indicate by the varying positions occupied by the spheres, the nature of a dream, the apparatus being designed primarily as a dream-revealer" (lines 17-20). The operator pulls a lever which forces the dice inside the glass container to move into holes. The operator reads a key on the outside of the device that indicates what he will dream.
Date: July 18, 1893
Creator: Taylor, James P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mine-Door.

Description: Patent for an mine door that has an improved locking mechanism. A rope is strung through pulleys, and is operated by pushing a lever that moves the rope and the door swings open.
Date: March 6, 1894
Creator: Warren, Governor D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door-Spring.

Description: Patent for simple, inexpensive, and durable door springs meant to hold a door in place, and can be easily used.
Date: May 22, 1894
Creator: Wilson, James L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department