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Hopple.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hopple. This design consists in the combination of the surcingle, the bands connected to the bottom thereof, the supporting straps secured to one of said bands, and the knee-bands constructed of stiff leather in semi-cylindrical form, attached to said straps and having the securing-straps" (lines 37-42).
Date: November 15, 1887
Creator: Burris, John Albert Wilson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Filter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved filter. This design "consist[s] of the receptacle having the receiving, settling, and filtering chambers, in the bottom of which filtering chamber are formed transverse wedge-shaped ridges, and at the bottoms of the settling, receiving, and filtering chambers and of the basin are arranged outlet pipes, which receiving, settling, and filtering chambers are separated from one another by walls or partitions of successively varying or lesser heights, and which basin is arranged lower than the filtering chamber, together with a branched supply pipe" (lines 16-27).
Date: November 15, 1887
Creator: Waespi, Jacob; Fretz, Emil; Spellman, John & Frey, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate Latch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate-latch. This design consists in "the rings loosely suspended on opposite sides of a central line, levers extended past such central line, and having their inner ends engaged with the rings on the opposite sides of the center from the handle ends, and partition-plates interposed between such levers and the rings past which they are extended" (lines 79-86).
Date: November 15, 1887
Creator: Charleville, George William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trousers.

Description: Patent for new and improved trousers. This design "relates to an improvement in pants; and it consists in a pants-leg having a recess or notch cut in its lower rear edge, so as to prevent it from coming in contact with the ground" (lines 12-16).
Date: November 15, 1887
Creator: Sevier, Moses Nimrod
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Flour and Meal Bin.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bin for flour and meal. This design "consist[s], essentially, of the casing having compartments provided with contracted curved bottoms, the spouts in said bottoms, the spirally-grooved shafts in said spouts, the chambers the bottoms of which are hinged to the casing and provided with the sieves, and the stirrers on the ends of the shafts and within the hinged chambers" (lines 81-89).
Date: March 15, 1887
Creator: Cox, Thomas Jefferson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gang Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gang plow. This design consists in "the landside-beam, the front cross-beam, the oblique plow-carrying beam connected at its rear end to the landside-beam and at its front to the front cross-beam, the tubular bearings or boxings on the side of the landside-beam and at the front of the plow-beam, the wheeled cylindrical rods extending through and freely rotatable in the said bearings or boxings, and means . . . for raising and lowering the frame on the cylindrical rods" (lines 17-28).
Date: March 15, 1887
Creator: Hinchman, Frank M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pipe Connection.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pipe connection. This design has for its object "to provide a new and improved pipe connection which permits of swinging the several connected pipe-sections at angles to each other. The invention consists of two pipe-heads fastened together and turning on a spring-bolt, and of a packing placed between the said pipe-heads to prevent leakage" (lines 8-15).
Date: March 15, 1887
Creator: Jones, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Filter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved filter. This design is for "[a] filter consisting of sections secured together at their meeting edges by a lapped joint, the upper edge of [a] section being fitted wholly within [another] section and forming a shoulder for the support of a screen-plate, and the body of filtering material above, a shoulder on [a] section below [the] shoulder, and screen plates resting on and held to the shoulders by the weight of the body of filtering material, whereby, when the filter-sections are inverted, the [other] shoulder serves to support [the] screen and the filtering material above" (lines 45-56).
Date: February 15, 1887
Creator: Begemann, Charles Fredrich William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Refrigerator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved refrigerator. This design "consist[s] of the cooling-box having top doors, the over-hanging frame, guide-pulleys, cords, and weights, the ice-box having an ice support or grate in its lower end, a water-tank in the upper end of said ice-box, and a discharge-pipe connected with the tank and having its lower portion disposed in coils below the ice support or grate" (lines 13-21).
Date: February 15, 1887
Creator: Dunn, William W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Animal-Traps.

Description: Patent for improvements to animal-traps to wound or kill rats, mice, and game with the size and strength being adjustable to the size of animals sought.
Date: August 15, 1887
Creator: Martin, Josiah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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