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 County: Grayson County, TX
 Month: February
 Collection: Texas Patents
Bank - Protecting Device.
Patent for a new and useful bank-protecting device.
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).
Patent for a picture-hook that improves on a commonly used picture-hook that easily becomes dislodged. The patented hook fits over molding with spurs that go into the molding.
Quilting-Frame for Sewing-Machines.
Patent for a quilting frame for sewing machines in which the frame would support the quilt in desired position, the frame is designed to move freely in any direction so that any pattern can be quilted on the article held by the frame. This frame can be easily adapted to the feed of any sewing machine. Illustration is included.
Patent for improvements to churns, "and has special reference to what are known as 'vibrating-dasher' churns." (lines 11-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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.
Binder for Paper Tablets.
Patent for improvements for tablets for blank paper, leterheads, etc. that holds content securely, including illustrations.
Quilting Frame.
Patent for a new and improved quilting frame. This design "is a quilting-frame for use with sewing machines, consisting of rollers adapted to stretch the quilt or cloth in customary manner and running in bearings in a frame which is mounted on a suitable stand, which adapts it for lateral movement to follow the feed of the sewing machine" (lines 8-15).
Reciprocating Churn.
Patent for a new and improved reciprocating churn. This design "consists in a perforated open-ended flangeless shell, adapted for application to the common vertical dash-churn, and having at its sides vertical tubes or pipes extending through the cover or lid for the reception of hot or cold water, which thus modifies the temperature of the cream as required without mixing therewith" (lines 8-15).
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).
Wagon Brake.
Patent for a new and improved wagon brake. This design consists "[i]n the brake-beams pivoted in the clamp, in combination with the bent rods, castings, brake-blocks, and lever" (lines 87-89).
Train-Marker and Signal-Lamp.
Patent for a train-marker and engine signal-lamp meant to "provide a lamp in which the light may be differently colored and the change of color may be effected in an expeditious and convenient manner without the necessity of opening the lamp" (lines 10-14). It also provides "a guard or slide, whereby the opening through which the adjusting device passes may be closed, so as to prevent the wind from entering the body of the lamp and interfering with the flame" (lines 15-20). The lamp is meant for railroads and has two or more lenses, and is durably and inexpensively constructed. One color of light can be shown from the front and back and another from the sides.
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).
Improvement in Presses.
Patent for new improvement in press, including illustration.
Improvement in Rotary Churns.
Patent for an improvement of the churn that is, "within a square wooden box, of a rotating dasher or paddle, and the mechanism for driving the same, that various parts being constructed, arranged, and operated" (lines 20-24). Illustrations included.