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Adjustable Light Shade and Reflector.

Description: Patent for a new adjustable light shade and reflector with "a shade and a support therefor so provided with joints that the shade may be given any desired angle of reflection, relative to the light, and its relative distance from the light may be regulated" (lines 13-17), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: March 7, 1911
Creator: Spivey, Lillian Hale
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-Compressing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new air compressing apparatus which employs two kinds of tanks called high pressure containers and low pressure containers charged by means of an air compressing engine.
Date: March 16, 1915
Creator: Gebhardt, William Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for a live animal trap that uses a trigger and allows for live bait. Wire fabric is used to prevent animals from digging and escaping.
Date: March 3, 1914
Creator: Herring, Henry H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for an improved animal trap for “catching small animals in a trap which will be ever set and in operative position for catching an animal and which will be automatically reset” (lines 10-13), illustration is included.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Bassinger, Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Scouring Water-Ways.

Description: Patent for an improved apparatus for scouring water-ways by using water-discharge pipes and air-discharge pipes arranged at each side of the vessel. When “vessel is slowly moved forward while the water and air forcing pumps are working,..... direct force of the water-jets and air-jets will agitate and scatter and lift the dislodged particles and float them much higher and longer than would be the case were the water-jet pipes alone used.” (Lines 63-75) Illustration is included.
Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Holden, Elbridge G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Harrows

Description: Patent for attachment of harrows that facilitate the use of harrows in pilling cotton stalks. This device allows the harrows to be in continuous motion creating efficiency in cotton pilling.
Date: March 11, 1913
Creator: Taylor, David T. & Barker, Felix
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for linotype-machines

Description: Patent for "an attachment for a linotype machine in the form of a measuring gage constructed in such a manner that the same can be quickly attached to the linotype machine adjacent to the keyboard to facilitate the correcting of proofs and the like by the operator." With this invention, an operator can "ascertain instantaneously, what measure or the number of ems at which to set the machine to make the required correction."
Date: March 23, 1915
Creator: Callan, Christopher B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Alarm Device

Description: Patent for a spring motorized automatic alarm device with an improved tripping mechanism actuated by the medium of fire severing an actuator cord "or the like".
Date: March 9, 1915
Creator: Willoughby, Alford Pervis & Bolding, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Axle.

Description: Patent for improvement in axles by using a “combination of a bar, two skeins and means for holding the skeins in place upon the bar,” (lines 17-18) includes illustration.
Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Stewart, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Binder.

Description: Patent for improvements in binders in which it can “securely bind and retain a number of loose leaves, the structure of such binder enabling it to be readily attached to and removed from the packet of leaves.” (Lines 16-20) Illustration is included.
Date: March 22, 1904
Creator: Montgomery, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bolt-Holder.

Description: Patent for improvements in bolt-holders by “providing a combined bolt-holder and screw-driver…. in which the hook or engaging member is quickly and conveniently adjustable to any angle to allow the tool to be employed in various positions to engage bolts set.” (Lines 15-22) Illustration is included.
Date: March 25, 1902
Creator: Carter, Hiram C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bolt-Jack

Description: Patent for a bolt jack with which bolts may be pulled without bending. Illustrations included.
Date: March 29, 1910
Creator: Smith, Henry H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bracket.

Description: Patent for improvements in brackets that used to support shelf or for other purposes by using a combination of hinged brackets, a longitudinal wire formed with bends to receive the inclined portions of the brackets, and with hooks at its outer ends; this improved brackets “can be folded in close contact with the shelf, so as to occupy little space for shipment or storage.” (Lines 17-19) Illustration is included.
Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Porter, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Breech-Loading Fire-Arm.

Description: Patent for breech-loaded fire-arms, with illustrations. The purpose of the breech-loaded fire-arms was to improve existing fire-arms by allowing for a method to prevent accidental discharge.
Date: March 18, 1884
Creator: Schraud, Franz
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bricklayer's Guide-Line Holder.

Description: Patent for improvements in Bricklayers' Guide-Line Holders with spring controlled jaws for anchoring the holder to the brick, securing it in a stationary position on the wall.
Date: March 31, 1914
Creator: Knott, Miller & Bible, Adam Calver
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brush.

Description: Patent for a brush used with pressurized water to clean floors, walls, ceilings, horses, buggies, animal carcasses, etc. The brush can have a hose hooked up to it and has a valve. The water goes into the top of the brush and is distributed evenly throughout with holes in the top of the brush, and the water is sprayed through the bristles.
Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Zandt, Luther H. van
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a draw-bar attached to the car, a hollow draw-head with a flaring opening that sits horizontally to the draw-bar, a spring that holds the draw-head in the horizontal position, a bar that raises and lowers the forward end of the draw-head against the spring, a coupling-pin that sits in the draw-head, a chain that connects the draw-head to the bell-crank lever, a cam that supports the chain, and a device that turns the cam in either direction in order to tighten the chain.
Date: March 31, 1896
Creator: Epps, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by providing "a coupler which will without any adjustment couple two cars whose draw-heads are of different heights.” (lines 17-19) Illustration is included.
Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Thompson, James A. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Check-Punch.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and compact check-punch that can be operated by one hand and doesn't take much power to operate. The machine consists of two movable members, "one of which carries all of the male and the other all of the female dies, said members being so related that when moved relatively to each other in one direction all the male dies move as a single member...and enter the female dies, and when moved in the opposite direction all of said male dies are withdrawn" (lines 12-20).
Date: March 17, 1896
Creator: Woodworth, Charles H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department