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Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for a baling-press meant to bale cotton. In this machine, "the power as applied to the plunger is increased in proportion to the resistance offered by the material being baled and whereby the forward movement of the plunger is automatically checked at the limit of its path and is returned to its initial positioin without effort upon the part of the operator" (lines 10-17).
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Anderson, Alva E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Low-Water Alarm For Boilers

Description: Patent for "improvements in low water alarms for steam boilers and more particularly to those which are operated by the heat from the steam in the boiler, after the water therein has fallen below a predetermined danger point" (lines 15-20).
Date: January 5, 1915
Creator: Anderson, Williamson D. & Shearer, Edward J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate-Latch.

Description: Patent for a gate-latch. A latch-pin secured in a beam, another latch secured to the inside of another post, with two pivoting hangers, and plates come together to form this latch.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Berry, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate-Latch.

Description: Patent for a gate latch that works by having stop-pins secured to the gate, while a rod goes through the post, with a handle on one end and a latch on the other end. The latch is shaped so that it catches the pin.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Berry, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn

Description: Patent for a churn designed for churning butter in smaller quantities and preventing foreign objects from entering. Illustrations included.
Date: January 5, 1909
Creator: Bland, William W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Locomotive Smoke - Stacks.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvement in locomotive smoke stacks, "in which the sparks, live cinders, and other heavy particles are arrested near the top of the stack." It consists of a petticoat-pipe, arranged so that it may be raised or lowered for the purpose of regulating the draft.
Date: January 5, 1875
Creator: Cleary, Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Puzzle.

Description: Patent for a simply constructed puzzle with a difficult solution, "but may be accomplished by the exercise of care, skill, and ingenuity in the manipulation of the device" (lines 15-18). It is a rectangular box with eight balls, four of which fit into holes in the corners of the box. There are segmented walls surrounding the holes.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Collis, Michael Francis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chopping-Ax.

Description: Patent for an ax that is "provided with a poll made in two sections adapted to be clamped or secured to the handle and receive a removable bit or hardened section presenting the cutting edge" (lines 16-20).
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Crabtree, James G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Presses

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in a cotton press. "Our invention has for its object to furnish an improved press for baling cotton as it comes from the gin, &c., &c." (lines 14-16).
Date: January 5, 1875
Creator: Crenshaw, William T. & Carothers, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Transmission Gear Shifting Device.

Description: Patent for a new transmission gear shifting device will "provide means for shifting the transmission parts of an automobile or other motor driven vehicle, without employing the usual hand levers and appliances, and to do so by means of electrically controlled operating mechanisms in combination with certain component parts." (Lines 12-18) including illustrations.
Date: January 5, 1915
Creator: De Witt, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk and Weed Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter for plows. This design "consist[s] of the beam having rearwardly, downwardly, and forwardly curved standard, the arrow-point, having the stem or shank formed entire or open at its bottom, rear side, and top to receive the said standard, and the diamond-shaped cutter consisting of two wings inclined upwardly from their front to rear edges, and curved inwardly at their outer ends from their cutting-edges to their back edges" (lines 72-82).
Date: January 5, 1886
Creator: Faires, Joseph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a wrench that can be used as a pipe-wrench or a monkey-wrench. It has a movable jaw, for easy adjusting, and is "of simple and strong construction" (line 9).
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Flye, Murat K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for a windmill that does not have a vane and can receive wind from any direction. It can also be "readily thrown out of and into operation when desired" (lines 15-16). It is a horizontal wind-wheel supported by a vertical shaft.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Gassett, Thomas Boyle
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adding-Machine

Description: Patent for improvements to adding machines, which is key-operated and includes a vertically disposed shaft and a means to actuate the sliding plate.
Date: January 5, 1915
Creator: Gatewood, William F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Valve.

Description: Patent for a float-valve used in water-troughs for cattle and other liquid containers. It closes "when the surface of the water reaches the desired point and [opens] when the surface of the water falls below said point" (lines 14-17).
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Halley, Hillary H. & McCulley, Robert I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Tie Buckle

Description: Patent for a bale-tie buckle which can be fastened quickly. The bale-tie buckle "can be economically manufactured," is "capable of resisting enormous pressure," and "can be quickly and easily placed on the bands or ties."
Date: January 5, 1915
Creator: Horsley, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Boring-Drill

Description: Patent for a simply constructed rotary drill suitable for drilling wells in soft formations such as shale.
Date: January 5, 1915
Creator: Hughes, Howard R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Single-Disk Drill

Description: Patent for a single disk drill for drilling into soft materials ("gumbo, shale, hard clay, and soft rock") without clogging.
Date: January 5, 1915
Creator: Hughes, Howard R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department