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Bridle Bit.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bridle bit. This design "consist[s] of curb-plates provided with the mouth-bar and having the upper ends provided with slots and the lower ends formed with longitudinal slots, and the cheek-plates loosely fitted to the outer ends of the mouth-bar and having their opposite ends formed with openings for the attachment of the head-stall and reins" (lines 72-79).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Allen, John Hudson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Van Zandt County

Description: Cadastral map of Van Zandt County, Texas in the Prairies and Lakes region. Some features are marked in color and Mercer's Colony Line is noted on the map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: March 1896
Creator: Appell, P. F.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Fruit-Picker.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive, efficient, and durable fruit-picker that picks small fruit and does not bruise them. The picker is easily operated.
Date: March 6, 1894
Creator: Armstrong, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improved car couplings "of the Janney type, capable of readily coupling on short curved, and adapted to be either coupled or uncoupled without going between cars. A further object of the invention is to provide means whereby the parts may be readily set for automatic coupling, or to prevent coupling." (Lines 13-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Armstrong, James P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Construction of Railroads.

Description: Patent for an improved railroad construction that consists of "an all metallic railroad which will not be very expensive, will be so strong that an accident is practically impossible, and which may be very rapidly laid" (lines 11-14).
Date: March 7, 1893
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut Lock

Description: Patent for invented a new and useful Nut-Lock. Invention relates to improvements in nut locks of the class known as "spring and ratchet," for the purpose of proving a simple, cheap and easily operated nut lock without injury to any parts, and in which the locking means are concealed and protected while in the operative positions (10-15)
Date: March 14, 1893
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Advertising Device.

Description: Patent for "a simple and inexpensive advertising device adapted to be placed on street corners and other public places and capable of exciting the curiosity and attracting attention, and thereby directing the attention of persons to the advertisement" (lines 11-16).
Date: March 20, 1894
Creator: Attaway, Henry F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Frame or Support for Mosquito Canopies.

Description: Patent for a new and improved frame for mosquito canopies. This design consists in "the combination, with the fixed standards and the forwardly-projecting bearings, of the braces pivoted to [the] bearings and united by cross-bar, the short arms pivoted to the upper ends of the fixed standards, and parallel side-bars connected by cross-bars to form a rectangular frame to support the canopy or curtain and pivoted intermediate, respectively, in the outer ends of the short arms and brace" (lines 22-31).
Date: March 25, 1890
Creator: Bailey, Alfred Holt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bell-Ringer.

Description: Patent for a bell ringer for use in locomotives, with instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 15, 1891
Creator: Baker, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for an improvement in plows by using a series of spring-tines that are secured above the mold-board, when in operation these independently-moving tines “serve to jar and break the clods, thus not only pulverizing the clods to a certain degree but also insuring the freeing of the tines of all dirt” (lines 90-93), including illustration.
Date: March 3, 1891
Creator: Ball, Alfred Fine
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Press.

Description: Patent for a cotton press with "a roller bed consisting of a plurality of rollers in conjunction with an overlying pressure roll or cylinder, between which and the roller-bed the bale is formed by winding up the bat, as it comes from the gin-condenser, in the form of a roll" (lines 15-20). The roll-bale is unique in this patent because of its core.
Date: March 23, 1897
Creator: Banister, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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