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Wrench.

Description: Patent for "a wrench having a sliding jaw and a handle pivoted to the shank in such a manner that a movement of the handle about the work" prevents the jaw to move (lines 13-16).
Date: March 13, 1906
Creator: Garrard, William D.
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Churn Operator

Description: Patent for a Churn Operator. This device contains specifications for operating churn-dashers, as well as improvements for the established churn operator.
Date: April 13, 1905
Creator: Ham, James T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wood-Boring Machine.

Description: Patent for a wood boring machine "which is especially adapted to bore holes of extreme length in columns or like structural members by cutting away only a portion of the wood forming hole in same" (lines 11-15).
Date: March 13, 1906
Creator: Bible, Hunley & Robinson, Lee A.
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Pot-Rack.

Description: Patent for a pot-rack which can hold a scalding-crate, cooking-pan, or canning-machine in a boiler at any depth of one's choice, including illustrations. The pot-rack is simple in design, durable, and inexpensively manufactured.
Date: February 13, 1906
Creator: Cloninger, Ellie B.
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Wrench

Description: Patent for a wrench. This invention is designed to prevent movement. Illustration included.
Date: June 13, 1911
Creator: Miller, William J. & Cass, Thomas N.
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Velocipede

Description: A patent for a quadrucycle, or bicycle with four wheels, adaptable for use on railroads.
Date: June 13, 1882
Creator: McCombs, Paul
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

EARTH-AUGER.

Description: Patent for structural improvement in machines used for boring post holes and wells with illustrations and instructions included.
Date: April 13, 1880
Creator: Cudd, Decater P.
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Dental-Plate-Polishing Tool.

Description: Patent for a machine that dresses or reduces dental plates uniformly, and can dress dental plates to any thickness. It also can "provide permanently-exposed means for indicating the thickness to which the plate is being reduced" (lines 16-19). It will not puncture or weaken dental plates.
Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Barnes, Preston B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calculator.

Description: Patent for a calculator "in which a bar having a series of numbers thereon slides in a frame or base also provided with a series of numbers" (lines 10-12). It is meant for quickly adding numbers.
Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Copeland, Wesley Albert & Roberts, Cyrus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ptich-Board.

Description: Patent for pitch-board that is "an instrument adapted for use by carpenters and others, the same being so constructed as to serve as a rule, a square, or angle, and adapted to be arranged for indicating accurately any inclination or bevel that may be desired, and finally that is capable of being folded" (lines 6-12).
Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Frasier, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pipe-Wrench.

Description: Patent for a pipe-wrench that is a "pair of tongs [made] for holding rods or pipes of different diameter so that, when between the jaws, they will be held by an elastic cam pressure, without any further muscular exertion by the smith or expert mechanic who is about to work upon the rod or pipe" (lines 16-21).
Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Riza, Mike H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wagon-Sheet and Tent

Description: Patent for an improvement in wagon sheet coverings / tent. The improvement is in the sides of the wagon sheet can be extended by loosening straps to fall the length to the ground and be staked to the earth. This gives a tent to sleep under after a day of traveling.
Date: August 13, 1871
Creator: Fitzgerald, M. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient wire stretcher that aids in fence-building, tightening loose wires, cutting wires, and tying broken wires. The stretcher is similar in appearance to a wrench that can be taken apart in order to properly utilize the tool.
Date: June 13, 1893
Creator: McKinney, John Wilson
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Brace for Boring Holes, &c.

Description: Patent for a brace for boring holes through window sashes. It was invented "to enable [the inventor] the more quickly and better to apply my "sash lock", patented July 19, 1892, and numbered 479,152, but may be used for other purposes" (lines 20-23).
Date: February 13, 1894
Creator: McClellan, Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for a nut lock with a locking washer at the base of the nut that does not unscrew. The nut forms a bar of spring metal.
Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Mauermann, Albert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash-Fastener.

Description: Patent for improvement in sash-fasteners by using a ratchet-lock combined with a ratchet-bar. It “can be readily adapted to any ordinary sash and window-frame and it will securely support the sash at any desired elevation and prevent either the upward or downward movement until the lock is released.” (Lines 10-14) Illustration is included.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: James, Will S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department