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 County: Grayson County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Acetylene Gas Generator.
Patent for a new and useful improvements in apparatus for generating acetylene gas. This design is to "provide with few applicances a simple and compact apparatus requiring little attention for generating acetylene gas for light, heat, and power purposes" (line 11 - 14). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth511372/
Anderson, H. C.
Patent for a new and improved clasp. This design "compris[es] a base and a reversely bent or inclined retaining or clamping arm formed of a single continuous wire with an eye at one end thereof and a bend or enlargement at the other end thereof, the frame or base being substantially rectangular, and the upward bent arm extending through the eye at one end of the base and having the bend or enlargement at the other end arranged near or against the end bar at the opposite end of the frame" (lines 66-76). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172523/
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 a new and improved animal trap. This design consists in "the combination of the base-board having the opposite recesses and the transverse shaft, the yoke having the spring-coils mounted on the projecting ends of the shaft in said recesses, the standard having the holding-rod, the trigger, and the guards or prongs secured in the base-board" (lines 20-26). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172452/
Animal-Trap.
Patent for a new and useful animal trap, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth511215/
Apparatus for Raising and Lowering Wagon Bodies.
Patent for a new and improved wagon jack. This design consists "[i]n a wagon body raiser, the combination of vertical supports, a lever pivotally supported therefrom between its ends and having a roller in one end, a shaft adapted to be secured to one end of the body, a cord having one end connected with the same end of the body as the shaft and passing over the roller and its opposite end attached to the shaft, and a cord attached to the opposite end of the body and to the adjacent end of the lever" (lines 69-78). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172544/
Apparatus for Washing and Draining Dishes.
Patent for a new and improved dishwasher. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a pan provided near its top on the inner side with rigidly-attached brackets, with a tray in the form of a pan whose side and bottom portions are perforated . . . the tray being of less diameter and height than the pan and provided on its outer side near the bottom with brackets and on its upper edge with handles" (lines 94-101). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172265/
Automatic Car-Switching System.
Patent for "a system of switching where the cars of a train are pushed up an incline and placed successively on an elevated annular revolving platform, by which they are automatically distributed to their respective receiving-tracks" (lines 9-14). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174244/
Automatic Damper-Regulator.
Patent for an automatic steam damper-regulator that is simply constructed, and can quickly close and open its damper in the flue of the boiler or furnace. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173647/
Automatic Grain-Measuring Machine.
Patent for automatic grain-measuring machine, with illustrations. The purpose of this automatic grain-measuring machine is to be an improvement to already existing machines. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171741/
Bale Band Tightener.
Patent for a new and improved bale-band tightener. This design "is to produce a device by which one person may with ease draw a band tightly around a bale of cotton or other merchandise, in place of one that has by accident been broken" (lines 12-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170680/
Baling Press.
Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design consists in "a box having its upper end open and having an outwardly-opening door at the lower portion of one side, a plunger in the box having a post provided with a braced cross-piece near the upper end, ropes secured to the ends of the cross-piece, a drum under the lower end of the box, having a helical pulley at one end and a small drum at the other end, and having the ropes secured to it and winding upon it, a rope passing over guide-pulleys above the upper end of the box and winding upon the small drum" (lines 16-28). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171682/
Baling-Press.
Patent for a new improvement in baling presses that improves strength, durability and handling and is cheap to manufacture, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171549/
Ballast-Scraper.
Patent for new and useful improvements in ballast scrapers, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth509539/
Band Stretcher.
Patent for a new and improved band stretcher. This design "relates to improvements in band-stretchers in which a windlass, crank, and ratchets operate in conjunction with a sliding clamp; and the object of [the] improvement is to provide a device with which the ends of a band may be drawn together and held for the purpose of lacing" (lines 15-21). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171199/
Bank - Protecting Device.
Patent for a new and useful bank-protecting device. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508844/
Bedstead Fastening.
Patent for a new and improved bedstead fastening. This design "consist[s] in the locking-pin, the sections which are . . . provided with the laterally projecting alternating studs . . . having aligned vertical perforations to receive the said locking-pin, and their faces provided with the outer beveled flanges at the base of the studs, extending the entire length of the sections, so that when the sections are connected together they will meet each other in angular form, whereby the strain on the locking pin and the lateral studs is equalized" (lines 59-70). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170836/
Bicycle Attachment.
Patent for "a new and improved bicycle attachment arranged to serve as a foot-rest for the feet of the rider while coasting and adapted to be lowered to support the bicycle in a vertical position when not in use and to securely lock the wheel and support together to prevent the machine from being stolen" (lines 7-14), including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174607/
Binder for Paper Tablets.
Patent for improvements for tablets for blank paper, leterheads, etc. that holds content securely, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169811/
Board Roofing.
Patent for a new design of roofing board. The wooden boards are designed to "contract and expand with changes of temperature" (para. 3) and to allow rain to run off without seeping into the joints of the boards. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166620/
Brace for Bedsteads, Gates, &c.
Patent for a new and improved brace for bed frames. This design consists in "the posts having the hooks or eyes, the head-board, foot-board, and rails, also provided with hooks or eyes, the swivel, the wires, each having one end secured to one of the corner hooks or eyes, passed through the eye-bolt and screw-bolt, respectively" (lines 97-102). Said wires are further "given a half-turn on themselves, and their other ends secured to the opposite corner hooks, and the [other] wire having one end secured to one of the center hooks or eyes and woven in and out over the hooks or eyes" (lines 1-5). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171542/
Bran Dresser
Patent for new and valuable Improvement in Bran-Dressers texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170267/
Buckle.
Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design is for a double buckle, "of such a construction that secure fastenings may be obtained, and the two ends of a strap or the adjacent ends of different straps may be readily secured together in a reliable manner, thus admitting of the speedy manufacture of sets of harnesses" (lines 13-18). This eliminates the need for rivets or stitching the strap(s). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170411/
Button Attaching Machine.
Patent for a new and improved button-attaching machine. This design consists in "the combination, with the plunger, of . . . the die having a central projection to enter the concavity of a button and parallel oblique curved recesses in said projection . . . [and] a peripheral flange" (lines 84-99). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171701/
Car-Brake.
Patent for improvements in car brakes, "wherein the ordinary brake-beams are dispensed with and wherein the several brake-shoe-carrying levers will be self-adjusting." (lines 8 - 11) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172880/
Car-Coupling.
Patent for a simple, practical, and reliable car-coupling with a side latch. It is "adapted for automatic connection in pairs, when two cars having the improvements are brought together on the same track, which will be capable of a ready release from the side of either coupled car, and also that will be adapted by its peculiar formation to receive support from one part of the improvements, when a coupled drawhead is partly detached from its connections to the car, and which if not so sustained might fall on the track, derail the car having the disabled coupling, and occasion the wreckage of said car and others of a train" (lines 14-27). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173898/
Car Coupling.
Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad-cars. This design "relates to car-couplings; and it has for its object to provide improved devices whereby the cars may be automatically coupled; and further, to provide improved devices for this purpose which shall be simple in construction and thoroughly effective in operation" (10-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170827/
Car-Door Fastening.
Patent for sliding car-door fastening to improve the fastening of said car-door. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169949/
Check Hook.
Patent for a new and improved check-hook. This design is "composed of the U-shaped frame having a threaded stem projecting from its lower end, and having the lugs extending from its vertical branches, the spring, and the cross-bar pivoted at one end between the lugs, and having side depressions near its other end to receive the lugs, and having its end adapted to be engaged by the spring and provided with the thumb-piece or horse-head" (lines 90-100). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171828/
Churn.
Patent for improvements to churns, "and has special reference to what are known as 'vibrating-dasher' churns." (lines 11-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172953/
Churn.
Patent for a new and improved churn. This design "relates to improvements in churn-powers in which suitable gearing and frame-work operate in conjunction with a vertically-reciprocating dasher; and the objects of [the] improvements are, first, to provide for the quick and convenient detaching of the churn from the driving mechanism; and, second, to afford facilities for the proper adjustment of the device to the different sizes of churns" (lines 7-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170854/
Churn.
Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the standards, the longitudinal bars connecting the same, the driving-shaft journaled on the upper bars, the counter-shaft journaled on the lower bars and provided with a crank-disk at one end, gearing between the driving-shaft and the counter-shaft, the balance-wheel on the counter-shaft, the rock-shaft journaled on the upper bars and provided with the oppositely-extending crank-arms between the said bars, the crank arm depending from the end of the rock-shaft, [and] the pitman" (lines 88-99). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172356/
Churn Motor.
Patent for a new and improved churn-motor. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the frame, the rock-shaft arranged longitudinally in the top of the same and having the arm and the cross-head, the dasher-rods pivoted to the cross-head, the crank-shaft journaled transversely in the frame below the rock-shaft and having the fly-wheel and the pulley, the pitman connecting the crank-shaft and the arm, the driving-shaft arranged transversely in the frame, the pulley thereon, and the belt connecting the pulleys" (lines 64-74). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172077/
Churn Power.
Patent for a new and improved churn power. This design "relates to improvements in churn-powers in which suitable gearing and frame-work operate in conjunction with a vertically-reciprocating dasher; and the objects of [the] improvements are, first, to provide a spring-power and suitable gearing for operating the dasher, with a view to rendering the same in a high degree effective, convenient, and especially adapted to the requirements of service; and second, to afford facilities for the easy winding of the powerful spring required for such service" (lines 8-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170898/
Churn Power.
Patent for a new and improved churn-power. This design is "to provide a spring-power and suitable gearing for operating the dasher, with a view of rendering the same in a high degree effective, convenient, and especially adapted to the requirements of service; [and], to afford facilities for the proper adjustment of the device to the different sizes of churns, and to provide for the quick and convenient detaching of the churn from the driving mechanism" (lines 12-21). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170830/
Churn Power
Patent for "new and useful improvements for churn-power" (line 5), including illustrations and instructions. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth512417/
Clothes Pin.
Patent for a new and improved clothespin. This design consists in "[a] wire clothes-pin composed of a pair of spring-coils connected by a loop, the free ends of the wire forming said spring-coils being extended in the direction of said loop and connected by a ring or link which affords a bearing for the said loop when the latter is inserted between the free ends of the wire" (lines 79-85). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172136/
Combined Cigar-Tip Cutter and Match-Safe.
Patent for a combined cigar tip cutter and match-safe that consists of a shaft, an operating lever, a match box under the lever, a link that attaches the match box to the lever, a coiled spring that is attached to the lever, a curved lever that is lined up to the other lever, a spring connecting the two levers, and a picker. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173369/
Combined Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.
Patent for a combined cotton chopper and cultivator that "consists in providing the main axle with spur-wheels and with depending supports to which are attached the beams of the cultivator shovels and a cutting blade which extends in front of the machine and is adapted to be vibrated by the spur-wheels as the machine moves over the ground, thereby providing means for chopping cotton or other stalks" (lines 17-25). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173622/
Combined Handle and Toilet Case.
Patent for a new and improved toiletry case. This design consists in "[a] combined hollow parasol or umbrella handle and toilet-case, consisting of an ornamental hollow case having an end opening for the reception of a parasol or umbrella stick, its opposite end provided with a rigid extension-ring, a hinged cover provided with a mirror on its inner face and working against the tension of a coiled spring, and an end lip to said cover to contact with end spring secured to said case, the internal portion of said case divided to receive visiting-cards, face-powder, pads, a curved spring, and cloth-lining" (lines 20-31). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171591/
Combined Land Roller and Plow
Patent for combined land roller and plow. This tool is meant to be used to prepare the ground for planting. The illustrations have the labeled components and the text describes their uses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170917/
Combined Rake and Portable Baling-Press
Patent for a "combined rake and portable baling-press, the objects in view being to provide a machine of the above class of comparatively cheap and simple construction and adapted to rake, elevate, deliver, pack, and bale hay and to apply the binding wires to the bales as formed in one continuous operation" (lines 8-15). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173186/
Composition of Matter for Manufacturing Calcium Carbid.
Patent for a "new and useful Composition of Matter for Manufacturing Calcium Carbid" (lines 5-7) that will aid in the commercially successful production. Patent includes specifications for the composition of matter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174729/
Compressed-Air Water-Elevator.
Patent for new and improved compressed air water elevator to lift water from reservoirs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169953/
Conduit Electric Railway.
Patent for a surface trolley for electric railways that operates "upon the surface of the pavement or ground between the tracks of the road, for connecting the car with the motor power, in place of the trolley and over head wires now suspended upon the unsightly poles in the center or at the sides of the street, which are found to be very objectionable on account of their obstructing the passageway in the streets and upon the side walks, and the wires preventing the free movement of fire companies in extending their ladders in gaining access to buildings, and also because of the great danger attending persons and animals moving about in the street, on account of the charged or live wires frequently being thrown down upon the ground, and coming in contact with and destroying the life of persons, and also on account of the frequent fatal accidents to persons having charge of the repair of the wires and other apparatus in connection with them, often coming in contact with live wires while elevated on the poles and engaged in repairing them" (lines 16-38). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173381/
Conflagration Arrester.
Patent for a new and improved conflagration arrester. This design "is to provide a device by which the sides of a building adjacent to other buildings on fire may be protected by a uniform continuous sheet of water covering the sides of such building" (lines 9-13). It consists in "the combination of a series of inclined arms provided with eyes at their outer ends and having hooks to engage the side of a building, a shelf or deflector, and a rod so connecting the latter pivotally with the eyes of the inclined arms that the upper part of said shelf shall overbalance the lower part, which shall . . . rest against the wall" (lines 89-97). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172583/
Cotton-Distributer for Gin-Feeders.
Patent for a cotton-distributor that moves cotton from a wagon or storage and evenly and quickly distributes it to multiple gin feeders in a line. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173538/
Cotton Packer.
Patent for a new and improved cotton-packer. This design "relates to an improved machine having for its object to convey the lint or cotton from the gin-house to the press, and to subject it to a preliminary compressing or packing process, the object being to dispense with the manual labor usually called into requisition for this purpose" (lines 24-30). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170840/
Cotton-Planter.
Patent for a cotton planter that is adjustable in order to plant a variable amount of seed, as required. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170059/
Cotton Planter.
Patent for a new and improved cotton planter. This design "consists in the combination, with the slotted hopper-bottom, of the hinged and curved cut-offs and their spring, whereby the escape of seed will be prevented, except as forced out by the prongs of the feed-wheel" (lines 19-23). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170289/
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