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Improvement in Cotton-Gin-Saw Cleaners.

Description: Reissued patent for "a device for quickly cleaning the saws of cotton-gins when they become gummed. It consists in a series of knives that are supported by a movable bar or frame, and may be thrust between the saws when the same are to be cleaned (para. 4-5).
Date: May 20, 1879
Creator: Munger, Robert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Speed-Recorder.

Description: Patent for an improvement in speed-recorders or device meant especially for street-cars, meant to protect the streets from reckless driving. The machine punches tape, recording the time the trolly takes to travel each block and how long the trolly takes at each stop.
Date: May 5, 1896
Creator: Spence, James, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Power-Motor.

Description: Patent for a power-motor that a "gearing mounted on a frame, winding-drum, and horse-power, elevations and weights, with means for operating and regulating the same" (lines 12-15).
Date: May 19, 1896
Creator: Levings, Enoc
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a wire-stretcher that has "a body portion bifurcated at one end with the rigid integral forks of the bifurcation oppositely notched with said notches arranged in line substantially transverse of the body portion, whereby the device is adapted to operate in holding the wire for stretching" (lines 75-81).
Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Willie, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and efficient well sinking or drilling mechanism, especially meant for bit-securing devices, and the drill bits can be easily removed without removing the well tubing from the hole. The inventor uses "a stem or core carrying the drill bit and adapted to fit snugly in the bore of the tubing, together with a simple combination of devices whereby such stem or core can be locked against longitudinal and rotary movement by the manipulation of an operating rod which extends to the top of the well" (lines 16-22).
Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Press-Box for Horizontal Oil-Presses.

Description: Patent for a press-box for horizontal oil-presses that produces "a cake of even thickness and density, and without strain on any part of the box" (lines 11-13) that has "a box fitted with a strainer that will be more lasting, which can be cleaned without removing it form the box, or the box from the press, and to which the cake will not adhere; [and] to provide a box fitted with effective and economical means of raising the cake out of the box after it is pressed" (lines 13-20). This box is made out of metal.
Date: May 7, 1895
Creator: Lelardoux, Pierre
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Portable Derricks.

Description: Patent for improvement in portable derricks by using an “adjustable crane mounted on a truck-platform, having an overhead frame for the support of the upper end of the crane-post, and braces for staying the frame, so that the crane can be turned around to overhang the sides.” (Lines 6-11) Illustration is included.
Date: May 16, 1876
Creator: Reams, Shirwood Y.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Nail-Extractors.

Description: Patent for an improved instrument for extracting nails which "will increase its effectiveness in equal ratio with the resistance offered by the object under operation" (lines 13-16) including instruction and illustrations.
Date: May 14, 1872
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent for improvement in buckles “which does not require to be sewed to either of the straps which it is to connect, and which will securely fasten and hold the said straps of bands in any desired position.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Richer, F. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Propeller for Boats.

Description: Patent for improvements in propellers for boats by “having a pair of hinged propeller-blades adapted to swing toward and away from each other, combined with fixed prongs; which are engaged with the propeller blades and hold them from displacement.” (Lines 60-65) Illustration is included.
Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Gillespie, Lewis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for improvements in animal-traps that would be capable of catching two animals; to set the trap, bait is placed upon the hooked ends of the bait-hooks, the jaws are elevated and retained in a position by the link-catches, which have the lower hooked ends engaging the trigger, which has its free end engaging the eye at the inner end of the bait hooks, thus setting the trap, (lines 66-73) ready to catch animals. Illustration is included.
Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Henry Clay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Balance-Staff for Watches.

Description: Patent for improvements in balance-staffs for watches by “strengthen and increase the durability of the pivots or journals of the staff while reducing the friction to a minimum” (lines 16-19), included illustration.
Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Cooper, Jonathan H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adding-Machine.

Description: Patent for am adding machine by using two disks, one a units-disk with pins in multiples of ten, one a tens-disk, is an annular disk with pin surrounding the units disk, an outwardly spring-pressed holder having a beveled outer end frictionally engaging the pins of the tens-disk and a carrier having oppositely-beveled ends engaged a supplemental pin and one pin on the tens-disks, teeth in the adjacent faces of the holder and carrier, and an idle-gear between them to enable the adding operation. (Lines 50-62) Illustration is included.
Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Wright, Joseph W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department