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 County: Jackson County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
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/
Bale Tie Buckle.
Patent for a new and improved bale tie buckle. This design is for "bale-tie buckles so constructed that the bale can be easily and quickly tied, that will hold the tie securely, and at the same time can be made lighter and neater than ordinary buckles, while having the necessary strength" (lines 11-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170109/
Buckle.
Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design utilizes a knob in addition to the tongue to hold the strap more securely, preventing slippage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170124/
Buckle.
Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design utilizes two frames rather than one, and each has a stud. The studs fasten the strap(s) to the frame; thus the studs eliminate the need for a tongue and for the stitching of the strap to itself around the frame. Additionally, the larger frames allow for easier use in the cold or the dark. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170112/
Buckle.
Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design utilizes a bifurcated end and crossbars, a flat crossbar, a swinging crossbar, a tongue, and a stud to cover the underside of the strap, which would otherwise be exposed. This eliminates the need for stitching the strap, as well as being stronger than previous buckles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170111/
Harness Loop.
Patent for a new and improved harness loop. This design calls for two loops, one of which has a knob for perforated straps, with a single base in common. This eliminates the need for leather loops and for stitching leather straps. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170119/
Improvement in Animal-Traps.
Patent for an improvements in animal traps. It is similar to a hook and proper for mouse and rat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169842/
Improvement in Dish-Washing Machines.
Patent for a dish washer that allows dishes to be placed on shelves and rotated through a column of water. The machine can also be modified for washing clothing. It includes illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166939/
Improvement in Post-Hole Diggers
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in Post-Hole Diggers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166719/
Improvement in Seed-Planters.
Patent for a seed feeder using a tube connected to a revolving cylinder at the bottom of the hopper to deposit the seeds into the earth, including illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165055/
Improvement in Seeding-Machines.
Patent for the improvement of the seed-box so the seeds are properly distributed into the soil while preventing the seed from clogging the machine, including illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165060/
Improvement in Washing-Machines.
Patent for an improvement to washing machines, in which "the novelty consists in allowing both cylinder and blades to be rotated or oscillated independently of each other." (Lines 17-19) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166756/
Pessary.
Patent for an improved pessary, as an instrument to support for the uterus against prolapse, including illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165096/
Pessary.
Patent for a ring pessary used as a female birth control device, including illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165067/
Sewing-Machine Attachment.
Patent for a sewing machine attachment "which can be used for the purpose of sharpening any instrument of small size - such as needles, scissors, knives, &c.;" (lines 11-13) with instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172897/
Wire Stretcher.
Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design utilizes a roller shaft, hand crank, ratchet wheel, and pawl to stretch wires to any desired tautness. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170434/
Wire Stretcher.
Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design is "for stretching and repairing wire, the combination of a main bar having a longitudinal slot, and having an upwardly-facing shoulder provided with a groove, a guide-block in the lower end of the slot, a shaft journaled in the sides of the slot and having a pinion within the slot and a ratchet handle at its outer end for revolving it, a spring pawl engaging the pinion, a cam-lever pivoted upon the upper end of the main bar and engaging the grooved shoulder with its cam end, [and] a rack-bar sliding in the lower end of the slot upon the guide-block" (lines 43-55). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171252/
Wire Stretcher.
Patent for a new and improved wire-stretcher. This design "has relation to that class of wire-stretchers in which a drum is journaled in a frame and is provided with a ratchet-wheel at one end, and in which a lever is pivoted in the frame, which engages the ratchet-wheel, serving to revolve it, and a pawl engages the ratchet-wheel, so as to prevent it from revolving backward, the frame being provided with a wire-clamp, and a rope or chain upon the drum being also provided with a wire-clamp, so that by revolving the drum one end of the wire may be drawn toward the end of another wire" (lines 25-37). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171291/