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Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for car-coupling. The object of this invention is to provide an improved automatic car-coupling of simple, durable, and effective construction that will permit the necessary longitudinal and lateral play of the coupling-link to correspond with inequalities of the track, facilitate the turning of curves, and enable the coupling to accommodate itself to draw-heads of unequal height.
Date: January 19, 1892
Creator: Lemon, Eli Jeremiah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas-Compressor.

Description: Patent for gas compressors for ice and refrigeration machines, with instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 4, 1891
Creator: Ambrose, Joseph D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Boring Artesian Wells.

Description: Patent for a new and improved artesian-well borer. This design "has for its object to furnish a combination tool which will wear or cut the harder grades or rock frequently met with in boring wells of this class, and also to furnish a tool which will be harder than the common steel too or auger, thereby dispensing with the necessity of taking out and sharpening" (lines 13-20). It consists in "[a] fluted hemispherical mass of corundum for boring Artesian wells, said mass being provided with cutting-edges which extend from the apex to the base, [and] a metallic core embedded within the mass" (lines 16-20).
Date: April 5, 1892
Creator: Brown, Frank O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Pump and Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump and motor. This design "is to produce a simple apparatus which may be connected with a main water or service pipe and which will operate by the fluctuation of pressure in said main or pipe so as to operate the pump. The device is especially advantageous in raising water from a well or cistern to a tank placed at a higher elevation, or it may be placed on a pump in place of an air-chamber and used as a feed-pump for a boiler or on a hydraulic ram as an auxiliary pump" (lines 9-18).
Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Henderson, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Seat

Description: Patent for "a device of the character set forth adapted for application to buggies, carriages, sleighs, and other Vehicles and arranged adjacent to the dash, and when not in use the several parts are folded and the device entire detached and placed endwise under the seat 'and behind the cushion-fall, the parts being simple and effective in their construction and operation, strong and durable, and easily and readily handled and applied" (lines 14-24).
Date: September 6, 1892
Creator: Padgitt, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Locomotive Ash-Pan

Description: Patent for "improvements in dumping locomotive ash-pans which will not only effectually and tightly hold the ashes within the same until it is desired to dump the pan, but also to provide means whereby the requisite draft can be obtained and constantly supplied to the fire in regulated quantities" (lines 10-16).
Date: September 6, 1892
Creator: Eads, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad-Crossing.

Description: Patent for a railroad crossing that "consists in certain devices organized in a manner to secure automatic alignment of a series of movable rail-sections with the main rails of a track on which a train is traveling in the direction of the crossing, the approach of the train setting in motion the devices by which the rail-sections are controlled, and thus dispensing with an attendant at the crossing to set the contrivance for the safe passage of the train through the crossing" (lines 12-22).
Date: October 11, 1892
Creator: Knight, Mosses G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coin-Operated Boot or Show Blackening Machine

Description: Patent for a shoe or boot blackening machine that operates automatically with the depositing of a coin, and as such drastically decreases labor and time needed for shoe or boot blackening.
Date: October 11, 1892
Creator: Knight, Nute B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Whiffletree.

Description: Patent for a whiffletree for doubletrees and singletrees that is made of metal in its entirety. It consists of metal bars with end recesses, a middle brace, end caps with heads, hooks, a cross-bar or pivot, and rivets.
Date: November 8, 1892
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Attachment for Pianos and Organs

Description: Patent for a "mechanical attachment for pianos and organs whereby and musical composition executed upon the instrument shall be automatically recorded upon a travelling strip or band or, if preferred, on the cylindrical surface of a revolving drum" (lines 10-15).
Date: May 31, 1892
Creator: Harriman Jr., John Emery
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Drilling Machinery.

Description: Patent for new and improved well-drilling machinery. This design "is to make a well-drilling machine which will drop the drill at the proper time and from the proper height" (lines 11-14). It consists in "the bevel-wheel having cam on its periphery and arranged loosely on a vertical shaft, a bevel-pinion fast on power-shaft, a loose drum sliding on [the] shaft, the spring, and collar, in combination with the drill-rope" (lines 69-74).
Date: June 7, 1892
Creator: Lee, Joseph G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Separable Button.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, strong, and durable separable button that does not accidentally separate or unfasten. It consists of two disks connected with a stem, and the disks are different sizes.
Date: August 9, 1892
Creator: Monday, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Whiffletree.

Description: Patent for an all-metal one-piece whiffletree of "strength, economy, durability, and lightness" (lines 21-22) with solid metal ends that interlock with trace-hooks and prevent "the trace-coupling from becoming accidentally disconnected" (lines 26-27), including illustrations.
Date: November 29, 1892
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Feeding Seed-Cotton to Gins

Description: Patent for an improvement to seed feeders "to improve and simplify the feed mechanisms of such machines or apparatus and provide means whereby a number of rigidly depending chutes
Date: December 20, 1892
Creator: Murray, Stephen D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Ginning Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an improvement to cotton gins, allowing them to be constructed from a series of continuous shafts instead of pulleys, belts, and bearings. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 6, 1891
Creator: Murray, Stephen Douglas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine

Description: Patent for an alteration to cylindrical reciprocating washing machines that first provides "a washing-machine of the type above described in which the drum or body portion of the machine is supported at a single point at its bottom and gives a partial revolving motion thereon; second, to provide said machine wit-h a suspended horizontally-arranged and vertically-reciprocated stirring device or twirl, and, third, to provide mechanism for automatically raising and lowering the stirring device and at the same time imparting a rotary motion thereto, and also to the drum, but in an opposite direction from that of the stirrer" (lines 16-28)
Date: November 8, 1892
Creator: Hacke, Karl Wilh.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department