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[News Script: Da Vinci]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a meeting of the National Society of Professional Engineers in Dallas, which includes an exhibit of reconstructed inventions by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Date: June 6, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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Saw Frame

Description: Patent for a transportable support frame for saws as teeth are sharpened or set, including illustrations.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Lawrence, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Moldboard.

Description: Patent for a moldboard that is used for plows. Improvements on the moldboard include a simplified method of adding plaster of Paris coating.
Date: January 6, 1914
Creator: Ferris, James S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electrically-Heated Instrument.

Description: Patent for an electrically-heated instrument. This scissor-like instrument has an electrically-heated edge that can be used to simultaneously sever and cauterize.
Date: January 6, 1914
Creator: Chapman, Joseph A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench

Description: Patent for an improved model of wrench, designed to work upon the bore of tubes, thimbles, and other forms of pipes. This invention improves on the construction of the wrench, allowing it to be inserted in the end of a tube, and when rotated, be effectively engaged with the tube to turn the same.
Date: March 6, 1917
Creator: Brown, Charley S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clock.

Description: Patent for self-winding secondary clocks that are "connected in series to be timed by a master clock and more particularly to tower clocks" (lines 10-12) with the objectives of keeping perfect time and winding periodically, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Friedman, Bernhard Z.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wrench, which is especially useful for machinists. The improvement to existing wrench technology is present in positions where a thin jaw wrench is necessary and in removing parts upon which an ordinary nut wrench, even thin jawed, would act.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Seale, Jefferson, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Soldering-Iron

Description: Patent for an improved electric soldering iron, "to provide novel means for permitting the flow of solder and for shutting it off" (lines 18-19), including illustrations.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Giffen, Frank M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for Churn for mixing liquids. The invention's construction includes a sturdy stand with a crank handle, that when rotated, allows a wheel to turn on the shaft. The simple design allows for inexpensive construction.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Burns, John F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drill-Cable Clamp.

Description: Patent for Drill-Cable Clamp is for a device that clamps the rope to which the drill connects. The rope can be rotated, while connected to both the drill and the drilling machine securely.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Clayton, Robert Fentress
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Knife and Hook.

Description: Patent for Cotton Knife and Hook, a tool used for cutting and pulling out cotton from the bales. The tool has a knife with a curved point at the tip, as well as a notch for the user to place a finger for support.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Bowers, Jacob R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Timber-Jack.

Description: Patent for timber-jacks which are "particularly adapted for use for persons using cross-cut saws on large pieces of timber."
Date: April 6, 1915
Creator: Barret, James H. & Barret, J. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Polishing-Machine

Description: Patent for improvements in polishing machines for "polishing marble and other similar stones... and giving a smooth surface to any material of like character." Invention provides a "movable abrading member...and comprehends and mechanism whereby said member may be automatically moved back and forth over the surface to be polished."
Date: April 6, 1915
Creator: Giesberg, John G.
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Lavatory.

Description: Patent "relates to improvement in wash basins, tubs, sinks, trays, and the like and especially with reference to the provision of improved means for flushing the waste pipe or duct thereof and for preventing overflow in the case the supply of faucet or faucets should be left running..."
Date: April 6, 1915
Creator: Kavanagh, Joseph K. & Kavanagh, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Self-Locking, Nut.

Description: Patent for a "simple and efficient device" for "securely holding a nut upon a bolt" (lines 76-77).
Date: March 6, 1906
Creator: Galliher, Lawrence M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for a pump. This patent claims improvements in the design of pumps used for oil or water.
Date: March 6, 1906
Creator: Nevins, Ennis M.
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Wrench.

Description: Patent for a wrench where the movement of the jaws is partially automated.
Date: March 6, 1906
Creator: Tiner, John F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lever.

Description: Patent for a lever that attaches to moveable cultivator gangs.
Date: August 6, 1907
Creator: Gillentine, William A.
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Churning Machine

Description: Patent for a churning machine that pumps liquids. It is designed to reduce materials used in this labor. This machine will also improve the quality of the labor and decrease the cost of this labor.
Date: December 6, 1905
Creator: Van Dusen, Henry L
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