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Abdominal Supporter.
Patent for a new and improved supporter for the abdomen during pregnancy. This design "consists of an abdominal sack for the support of the abdomen in pregnancy, which is contrived with supporting-bands adapted for supporting it from the shoulders of the wearer, where the weight can be best sustained, and so as to entirely avoid the belt commonly used, and thus relieve the stomach and liver from the pressure and irritation which it produces" (lines 7-15). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170620/
Account-Book.
Patent for improvement in account-books by “dispensing a multiplicity of books in keeping accounts and to devise means for combining in one book and upon a single page thereof the features of the ledger, day-book, bill-book and bills-receivable book, said page to be so provided with perforation as to admit of the detachment of certain parts, leaving intake theat part of the page that is intended for permanent record.” (Lines 13-22) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172706/
Acetylene Gas Generator
Patent for improving acetylene gas generator designs with the use of an added specification in the form of a new apparatus. Illustrations and instructions are included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174735/
Adding-Machine.
Patent for am adding machine by using two disks, one a units-disk with pins in multiples of ten, one a tens-disk, is an annular disk with pin surrounding the units disk, an outwardly spring-pressed holder having a beveled outer end frictionally engaging the pins of the tens-disk and a carrier having oppositely-beveled ends engaged a supplemental pin and one pin on the tens-disks, teeth in the adjacent faces of the holder and carrier, and an idle-gear between them to enable the adding operation. (Lines 50-62) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172691/
Adding-Machine.
Patent for an adding-machine meant to "add fixed amounts of money received or to calculate the number of days a laborer has worked or the number of fractions of days" (lines 14-17). Mounted keys have mechanisms that rotate a ratchet wheel or disk. "Secured to the shaft upon which this ratchet wheel or disk is mounted is a rate-indicator, consisting of a disk divided off into radial sections, and also divided by lines running parallel to the circumference of said disk, dividing the same up into sections, which indicate money advanced on pay-roll, addition column, total amount at a fixed rate, and the number of days worked by any workman" (lines 25-34). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174078/
Adjustable Handle-Bar for Bicycles.
Patent for adjustable handle bar for bicycles, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174661/
Adjustable Pipe-Wrench.
Patent for an adjustable pipe wrench "in which the opposing jaws of the wrench are maintained at an angle to each other, so hat they converge toward their extremities, thus enabling a firmer hold to e obtained upon the pope or other article to be gripped by said jaws." (Lines 15-20) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174674/
Adjustable Standard for Plows.
Patent for improvements to foot pieces that allow for easy adjustment of plowing depth. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172963/
Adjustable Stool.
Patent for an adjustable and foldable stool for but not limited to field workers, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169978/
Adjusting Device for Compressing-Rolls.
Patent for adjusting devices for compressing rolls which “employed for compressing into a continuous thin sheet cotton fiber; and the objects in view are to provide a simple and convenient means for binding the rolls in contact, and when so bound to prevent any undesired yielding.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172724/
Advertising-Fan.
Patent for "an attractive sign, which by reason of its revolutions will receive notice from the general public and illustrate business cards or signs, and furthermore to operate the same by and in conjunction with a fan, such as is commonly used in public places." (Lines 15-20) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173976/
Agricultural Implement.
Patent for "agricultural implements to be used for tilling the soil and planting, either separately or at one and the same operation, and has for its object to reduce the expense incurred by the general practice of first preparing the land for planting and subsequently sowing the seed. By this inventions the land can simultaneously prepared and the grain deposited therein." (Lines 8-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174536/
Agricultural Implement.
Patent for a device related to plows, with a corn-planter and a cotton-planter attachments, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169971/
Air-Chamber.
Patent for an air-chamber that pumps in air confined with a flexible diaphragm to spray or diffuse fluid, including illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165120/
Air-Compressor for Water-Elevators.
Patent for "an improvement in air-compressors for water-elevators, and it consists in the novel mechanism for compressing air, by which water is designed to be raised from a cistern, or other reservoir." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174157/
Air-Ship.
Patent for a self-propelled, navigable air ship. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172915/
Amalgamator.
Patent for a new and improved amalgamator. This design "consists in placing in the bottoms of the chambers a number of iron balls or other suitable-shaped pieces of amalgamated iron, which have sufficient room to move freely among themselves, and then forcing up through the balls or pieces of iron, in contradistinction to forcing it down over their tops, the amalgamated ore and water, so as to cause the pieces of iron to vibrate, and thus to grind and break the pieces of quartz passing up through them" (lines 14-24). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170407/
Andiron.
Patent for improvement of andirons, to accommodate fuel or sticks of wood and to burn either wood or coal fuel. Includes illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172872/
Andiron
Patent for improvements to andiron or "fire-dogs". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171573/
Angle-Cock.
Patent for "a locking device for the train pipe valve or plug, and a connection separate from the train pipe and under the control of the engineer, to manipulate the said locking device and secure the valve or plug in position." (Lines 13-18) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173945/
Angle-Cock.
Patent for "a new and improved angle-cock so constructed that the plug cannot be turned by an unauthorized person without the knowledge of the engineer in charge of the train." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174358/
Animal-Poke.
Patent for "a light and effective head-frame for horned cattle, designed to prevent their going through or injuring wire fences or from goring persons or animals." (Lines 14-18) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174678/
Animal-Poke.
Patent for "a combined animal poke and halter of simple, inexpensive, and efficient construction whereby stock to which the device is applied are prevented from forcing through or throwing their weight against barbed and other wire fences, and also whereby a halter strap or chain may be readily applied thereto to provide for securing the stock in their stalls when stabled." (Lines 8-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174401/
Animal-Poke.
Patent for an animal-poke that is "placed over the animal's neck and provided with spurs, whereby the animal is pricked when he attempts to pass a fence or other barrier" (lines 9-12). This invention doesn't prick the animal while it is grazing and is more comfortable to wear than similar animal-pokes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174187/
Animal Power.
Patent for a new and improved animal power (engine). This design "consists in an animal-power constructed with a small wheel placed loosely upon a stationary upright shaft, and connected by hinges with the inner ends of arms and sweeps attached to the main wheel, which is mounted upon caster-wheels to support the weight of the wheel and its attachments. . . . The object of this invention is to economize power and promote convenience" (lines 16-25). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170433/
Animal Shears.
Patent for new and improved animal shears. This design calls for a spring with eyes at the ends so that the handles of individual blades may be inserted through them. Then, nuts fasten the individual blades to the spring, which makes sharpening easier and breakage less likely. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170122/
Animal-Stock.
Patent for an improved animal-stock that holds animals during branding, dehorning, castrating, &c. It looks like an open-topped cage where the operator puts the animal, and the animal cannot move. The invention is on a platform and can tip to one side and a chain is tied from the top of the machine to the bottom of the frame. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174081/
Animal Tag.
Patent for a new and improved animal tag. This design "consists in an animal-tag formed of a tube provided with a removable cover and an elongated staple for the strap, by which this tube is held to the animal" (lines 11-14). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170447/
Animal-Trap.
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172632/
Animal-Trap.
Patent for improvements in animal-traps that would be capable of catching two animals; to set the trap, bait is placed upon the hooked ends of the bait-hooks, the jaws are elevated and retained in a position by the link-catches, which have the lower hooked ends engaging the trigger, which has its free end engaging the eye at the inner end of the bait hooks, thus setting the trap, (lines 66-73) ready to catch animals. Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172686/
Animal-Trap.
Patent for improvements in bait-trigger traps for catching small animals, with instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172885/
Animal Trap.
Patent for a new and improved animal trap. This design "consists in the combination of a suitable frame upon which a revolver or pistol is secured, a treadle which is secured to the front end of this frame, and a suitable spring and levers, by which the fire-arm is discharged when the animal steps upon the treadle" (lines 14-20). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170464/
Animal-Tread.
Patent for improvements in animal-treads when “animal is placed in the tread, the single or double tree being attached to the arm c’, and thus in addition to his weight he will have his strength to operate the tread. The function of the rope and weight is to keep the traces and tree from under the animal’s feet in case he should slack his speed, and thus prevent his tripping.” (Lines 59-66) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172719/
Annunciator.
Patent for improvement in annunciator by “providing a circuit-closing attachment for annunciators by means of which an electric lamp will be lit when the annunciator-drop falls.” (Lines 15-18) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172826/
Ant-Trap.
Patent for an ant-trap using a portable receptacle with three different designs, each can be used as an individual trap or in any combinations to lure ants into the bottom of the receptacle without any means of escaping, including illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165108/
Ant-Trap.
Patent for a new type of ant trap that captures ants by having them crawl up a wooden central chamber and then fall into a sheer metal pit. Includes illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172873/
Ant-Trap.
Patent for a "trap designed to be placed around an ant-hill and adapted to capture ants leaving or returning to the ant-hill." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174619/
Ant-Trap.
Patent for an ant-trap with an inflexible bottom with a hole in the middle, a perpendicular section rough on the inside and smooth on the outside, and the perpendicular smooth sides are attached to the edges of the bottom. The trap has a device that prevents the ants from running around the trap. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173837/
Ant Trap.
Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design calls for a tank of water to be buried in the ground and a collar of cheap material to be attached to the tank and placed over the mouth of an anthill. The concave nature of the collar prevents ants from climbing out of it, so they are forced into the water tank, where they drown; the design is cheaper and less toxic than previous designs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170258/
Anti-Friction Sucker-Rod Coupling.
Patent for an anti-frictioin sucker-rod coupling. This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in sectional sucker-rods for artesian, oil, and other wells, and has for its object to provide an improved construction of coupling-joint for connecting the sections of the rods together. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172921/
Antirefilling Bottle.
Patent for a bottle that can be easily sealed but cannot be resealed after opened. There is a groove in the neck of the bottle, and the cork is placed below the groove. The cork is hollowed out and a plug is placed in the cork. The cork is hollowed out and a plug with a groove around it is placed in the cork.An elastic compressible locking-ring fits in the gap the groove in the bottle and the groove in the plug create. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174480/
Apparatus for Aging Whisky.
Patent for a barrel for heating and aging whiskey, which accelerates aging time. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172961/
Apparatus for Baling Cotton.
Patent for a cotton baling machine in which, it would provide a mechanism for baling the fiber in packages, for the ease of transporting and handling; and to prevent the loss of cotton or fiber in transporting from the gin to the baling-press. Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172616/
Apparatus for Baling Cotton.
Patent for improvements to an apparatus that softens and compresses cotton, and prevents clogging and breakage. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172927/
Apparatus for Barreling Soap-Stock.
Patent for "an apparatus for filling barrels with soap-stock or other thick liquid of similar consistency, the object being to provide a machine whereby the barrels may be filled quickly through the bung-hole." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174525/
Apparatus for Condensing Flue-Dust.
Patent for an apparatus for "condensing and saving the flue-dust passing with the waste gases through the chimney of lead-smelting furnaces." (Lines 9-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172994/
Apparatus for Cooking Cotton-Seed Meal.
Patent for an apparatus for cooking cotton-seed meal meant to get the maximum amount of oil for the meal used and puts moisture into dry meal and evaporates excess moisture in meal. Meal is continuously supplied through the machine and water-bath. The steam does not burn or harm the meal. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174079/
Apparatus for Delinting Cotton-Seed.
Patent for improvements in apparatus for delinting cotton seed: " Our invention relates to improvements in apparatus for burning off or removing the lint from cotton seed" (lines 14-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172775/
Apparatus for Destroying Insects.
Patent for a new and improved apparatus for killing ants. This design "consist[s] of frame, levers, pivoted arms, piston-rod, piston provided with valves and openings, air-tight iron chamber having opening pipe, furnace provided with double lid, lugs, pipe, clamp, and wedge . . . whereby the flame as well as the poisonous vapors are injected into the insect chambers" (lines 50-58). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170212/
Apparatus for Elevating and Cleaning Seed-Cotton.
Patent for a steam-powered device for cleaning seed-cotton. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172965/
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