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Improvement in Policemen's Batons.

Description: Patent for an improved policemen's baton made of flexible material, such as india-rubber or gutta-percha, and sometimes an interior metal stem. Using a flexible material makes the baton elastic enough so that no serious injury can be caused, yet it is still effective. Illustration included.
Date: October 14, 1873
Creator: Beery, Simon & McDonald, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool For Withdrawing Casings From Wells.

Description: Patent for tool for withdrawing casings from wells that is "easy to apply and convenient to manipulate while in use" (lines 15-17).
Date: October 14, 1902
Creator: Bennison, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adjustable Hame Fastner

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Adjustable Hame-Fastner" (lines 6-6), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 14, 1901
Creator: Boyle, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washer.

Description: Patent for improvements in washers by providing a washer with “two pivoted members, which can be swung open to insert the washer without removing the bolt or spoke upon when the washer needed to be replaced.” (Lines 10-13, p. 1) Illustration is included.
Date: October 14, 1913
Creator: Bulter, Joseph F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pulley Hub.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pulley-hub. This design "relates . . . to the means employed for attaching the hubs thereof firmly but removably to the shaft upon which the pulleys are mounted; and the object of the invention is to effect improvements upon the well-known 'spline-and-groove' connection. To this end the invention consists of a hub having upon its interior two outwardly-tapering grooves, wedges moving within said grooves, and a screw having a pointed tip passing between the inner ends of the wedges to separate them" (lines 8-20).
Date: October 14, 1890
Creator: Collier, William Reid
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the plow-beam and plow, of the semicircular stay-brace pivotally secured to the beam at one end and at the other end formed with a slot and a horizontal portion extending across the top of the beam, the bolt passed through the slot into the beam, the colter, and the adjustable wedge-shaped block having a plurality of depressions upon its inner face to receive the horizontal portion of the brace" (lines 81-90).
Date: October 14, 1890
Creator: Dickerman, Lewis M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for rail joints that will remove the need for bolts to secure the chairs. The joints will also allow the chair to be removed from the rail without using tools.
Date: October 14, 1913
Creator: Ernest, Albert C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grading-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvement in grading machines in which the speed of the drum, the speed of the drive wheels and the distance of the axis of the drive wheels can all be adjusted. Illustration is included.
Date: October 14, 1913
Creator: Foley, Charles H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sanitary Closet

Description: Patent for an improvement upon sanitary water closets with a removable receptacle for excrement with a firebox for sanitation of the receptacle.
Date: October 14, 1913
Creator: Foster, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Roller for Railway-Track Jacks.

Description: Patent for roller for railway track jacks that will lessen the weight of the jack and allow it to be moved easily.
Date: October 14, 1913
Creator: Funk, William R., and Funk, Charley, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Plates for Holding Screw-Cutting Dies.

Description: Patent for plates to hold screw-cutting dies, which allows the threads to be more accurately placed. Dies are also able to work for left handed dies as well as right handed dies.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Geiser, Johan G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Churning-Machines

Description: Patent for improvement in mechanisms in operating churns. Includes a crank wheel and spindles for churning, as well as a better balanced upright position.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Haile, James T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hand Cotton Pickers.

Description: Patent for a new method of picking cotton by hand, whereby 3 spindles remove the fibers from the bolls.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Ham, Thomas William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Vehicle Axle-Lubricators

Description: Patent for improvements to the design of axle lubricators, in which the oil reservoir is in the rear as opposed to the front.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Hinkle, James V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Swinging Gate

Description: Patent for an improved swinging gate "which shall be simple in construction, chap to manufacture, durable in use, and shall be effectual in all respects in the performance of its functions" (lines 12-15)
Date: October 14, 1902
Creator: Holland, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Engine-Starter.

Description: Patent for an internal combustion engine starter that is operated using compressed air. Compressed fluid can be used for other purposes such as inflating tires.
Date: October 14, 1913
Creator: Hume, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lamp Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lamp-holder. This design relates to "brackets for supporting lamps and other like articles; and it has for its object to provide a device of this character which shall be adjustable in various directions and extensible" (lines 15-19). It consists "of a casting having a rectangular portion provided with holes and from which extend parallel horizontal ears, the horizontal tubular arm formed at its inner end with enlargement arranged between the ears, the vertical pin passed through holes in said ears and a coincident hole in said enlargement intersecting the bore of the arm" (lines 18-26).
Date: October 14, 1890
Creator: Jefferson, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock

Description: Patent for a general lock but made especially for trunk locks. It adds a spring lock and preventative measures against lock picking.
Date: October 14, 1902
Creator: Kirk, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the standard, the supporting-arm secured thereon and consisting of a stationary member, a swinging member hinged thereto, a latch secured to the swinging member and engaging the stationary member, and the slotted arm secured to the stationary member and passing around the swinging member, and the dasher-rods supported by and between the members of said arms" (lines 18-27).
Date: October 14, 1890
Creator: Lancaster, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Mail Crane.

Description: Patent for an automatic mail-crane that is simple, durable, and inexpensive.
Date: October 14, 1913
Creator: Lane, Ernest R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Subsoil Attachment for Plows.

Description: Patent for a subsoil attachment for plows in which the attachment can be “held fixedly relative to the plow so as to be maintained constantly at the desired depth without pushing upwardly under the resistance offered by the soil. This attachment can also be adjusted easily to plow to the desired depths.” (P. 1, lines 15-22.) Illustration is included.
Date: October 14, 1913
Creator: Mathis, William R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Band-Tying Machines.

Description: Patent for a device that automatically ties bands of cotton bales by mechanical means.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Matthews, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Switch-Operating Device.

Description: Patent for Switch-Operating Device. Invented to be operated from lead car or end car without having to stop train.
Date: October 14, 1913
Creator: McCombs, Marshall M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Picket-Fences.

Description: Patent for secure, inexpensive picket-fence construction using various sizes of wood pieces and wire. It is meant for situations in which wood is scarce. Illustration included.
Date: October 14, 1873
Creator: McGinty, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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