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 County: Hays County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Patent for a hinge-gainer related to "certain improvements in devices of that class employed for cutting a gain or mortise in a door-jam or door for the reception of a hinge. The object of the invention is to provide an improved machine or tool in which all the parts may be readily and accurately adjusted to cut recesses of different width, height, and depth" (Lines 8-16).
Patent for an improved plow, which can support a rudder-blade adapted for use with a middle-breaker moldboard.
Patent for " a new coin holder that holds coins of different denominations in given amounts for circulating purposes," (lines 8-9) including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for "a new and improved cotton-distributer to provide a means for equalizing the distribution of cotton to a series of connected receptacles and for retaining the cotton in the receptacles until it is desirable to deliver it to the hoppers or feed devices for cotton-gins." (lines 5-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Pneumatic Conveyor and Cleaner.
Patent for "a pneumatic cotton conveyer and cleaner designed for carrying seed-cotton from a wagon or the like to a gin-house or warehouse or other receptacle or place of storage and for cleaning the cotton while the same is being so conveyed." (lines 8-13) including illustrations.
Patent for new bailing press that that improves "hay-presses of the full circle or continuous type for baling hay, straw, and the like." (lines 8-10) Illustrations included.
Patent for a new and useful churn, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful level of " that class embodying a pivoted index-finger operating in conjunction with a graduated dial" (line 7 10).
Patent for a new and useful hydrocarbon burner, including instructions and illustrations.
Automatic Bench Clamp And Dog.
Patent for a new and useful automatic bench clamp and dog.
Patent for a simple, inexpensive and efficient wrench device, which is "capable of extracting nails and of being used as a screw-driver without interchanging any of the parts or substituting one part for another" (line 14 - 17).
Combined Plow and Planter.
Patent for a new and useful improvements in a combined plow and planter which "can be readily adapted for planting different kinds of seed, such as corn, cotton, cane, and the like" (line 21 - 23).
Patent for "constructing a fumigator that the fire in the combustion-chamber may be caused to burn more rapidly in one part than in another, whereby the proportions of vapors and fumes may be governed at will." (Lines 45-50) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for "an improved form of brace having a V-guide which is substantially right-angled and mechanism mounted therein for driving a bit so arranged that the crank-arm of the handle may turn in a corner without striking the wall or without striking the wall or without striking a plane support should the guide rest thereon when boring a hole." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Bit-Brace with Right-Angled V-Guide Frame.
Patent for a bit-brace with right-angled V-guide frame, with description and illustrations.
Hand Seed-Planter.
Patent for an improvement in hand-seed planters, designed especially for cotton-seed. The seeds are spit out the bottom through a series of springs, pins, and plungers.
Patent for an automatic churn, which churns up and down and rotationally. To operate, turn a crank and a gear inside the churn moves the blades.
Patent for a metallic produce basket. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a hay-press where "the plunger or traverser is arranged in a suitable frame and is drawn toward its rearward position by means of a spring. rods are connected to the opposite sides of the plunger or traverser, and these are in turn connected to a cross-head, which in turn is connected with a pitman provided on its outer end with a hook that engages mechanism to give it a motion which imparts a reciprocating motion to the plunger" (lines 15-25).
Patent for a simple and efficient baling-press that has an improved press-box and plunger-operating power. The connections between the power and the plunger will be lighter and the feed-opening of the press-box will be closed automatically. The machine has a continuously-rotating operating wheel that allows for an easier way to engage and disengage the pitman.
Cotton Loading and Weighing Device.
Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and efficient cotton loading and weighing device for wagons. It can be easily put onto or removed from any wagon. This invention has a unique way of "clamping-loop or wire support by means of which the main inclined beam or support of the device is firmly and securely upheld and braced with relation to the tail-gate of a wagon with which said clamping frame or loop is adapted to engage" (lines 25-31).
Patent for a hose-coupling that is "simple and economic in construction and which shall be capable of rapid and ready action without use of any tool for manipulating the same" (lines 14-17).
Brace for Boring Holes, &c.
Patent for a brace for boring holes through window sashes. It was invented "to enable [the inventor] the more quickly and better to apply my "sash lock", patented July 19, 1892, and numbered 479,152, but may be used for other purposes" (lines 20-23).
Automatic Drop-Lid for Bins or Boxes.
Patent for "boxes or bins for store counters and shelves; and it has for its object to provide certain improvements in the lid devices for boxes or bins, so as to avoid the many objections to hinged lids, which interfere with free access to the interior of the box or bin when the same is used under the counter or on shelves" (lines 8-15).
Fire-Extinguisher for Cotton-Gins.
Patent for an improved, simple, and durable fire extinguisher that can be used quickly conveniently, and effectively to extinguish a fire in a cotton gin. The extinguisher is built into the gin. The gin has a hole in its top, a lint chute on one side, a valve that closes the hole, a valve that closes the lint chute, a connection between the valves, and a rope that connects the valves to a guide.
Patent for an improved and simple combination padlock that only opens if the operator knows the combination, and it can be used with watch charms, bracelet locks, valises, trunks, bicycles, tool chests, writing desks, store rooms, and similar articles.
Attachment for Pianos or Organs
Patent for "an attachment that can be used on pianos or organs, whereby the manipulation of the keys is greatly facilitated and playing upon the instrument greatly simplified, and the attachment is especially designed for those who do not to any great extent understand music or beginners who find it difficult to make the several chords in any particular key, the device being capable of ready attachment to the keyboard of any piano or organ and removed when not required for use" (lines 27-37).
Patent for a new sash fastener, so that the fastener itself is improved upon by the implimentation of a half-hollow cylindar. "The purpose of this cylinder is more for appearance than any actual service, because when the lock is put on the rail of the sash, as shown in Fig. 1, part of it will be seen through the glass from the outside, and the cylinder can be made ornamental and would look much neater than the lock would without it" (lines 87-89)
Patent for an improved fumigator that's primary purpose is to kill insects within corn storage units without damaging either the corn or the building. Illustration included.
Patent for improvements in snap-hooks in which it “formed of a single blank of wire and consisting of the strap-receiving loop having the long and the short terminal, the latter at its end bent or coiled about the former and the former extended to form an eye and the former extended to form an eye and rear-wardly disposed and terminating in rear of the point of connection between the terminals and opposite said point provided with the inward bend 6, forming a passage narrower than the width of the ring.” (Lines 67-77) Illustration is included.
Patent for a meat-cutter designed for making meat tender by "running it back and forth under the knives and cutting the meat both ways," (lines 30-31) including illustrations.
Quilting-Frame for Sewing-Machines.
Patent for improvement in quilting-frames by providing “screw-eyes on the end pieces of the frame for the purpose of holding the frame together and at the same time serving to run in the rollers to carry the frame along,” (Lines 25-31) and an interchangeable roller-gages would enable either straight or curved or fancy quilting to be done. Illustration is included.
Patent for improvements in snap-hooks by using just one “single piece of wire, having a stationary arm that bent to form an inwardly-extending shank with its extremity bent in a reverse direction upon itself to form a bearing; the spring-arm and the spring-loop formed by coiling the wire upon itself and crossing, and extending outward at an angle to form shoulders to strengthen the hook immediately in front of the spring-loop.” (Lines 61-70) Illustration is included.
Patent for improvements in tire tighteners by using wedges with longitudinal ridges, longitudinal tapering ridges or webs, together “with a wheel-rim, clamps arranged in pairs upon each side of the felly-joint, the clamps consisting of plates have a fluted or corrugated inner surface …., the extension of the registering plates being connected by transverse bolts.” (lines 37-45) Illustration is included.
Sash Balance.
Patent for a new and improved sash balance. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a window-frame provided with the pulleys . . . sash provided with the grooves, and [the other] pulleys working in said grooves, and cord having one end attached to the upper part of the frame . . . passing thence under [the latter] pulleys in the upper sash, thence over [the second] pulley" (lines lines 81-87).
Sash Holder.
Patent for a new and improved sash-holder. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the wire having an inclined portion and offsets . . . of the plate separate therefrom and having a vertical portion adapted to be secured to a window-frame, a horizontal portion to which the upper end of the wire is secured, a depending portion, and a roller free to ride upon the inclined portion of the wire and formed with a hub and rubber bands, one upon each end of the hub and sprung into grooves in the hub" (lines 84-94).
Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "has for its object to construct a plow with a detachable point, which may be removed from the plow in an easy and convenient manner and which may be held securely attached to the plow without the use of bolts" (lines 8-13). It consists in "the combination of a pair of clamping-plates, a seat or base-plate having a downwardly-extending flange secured between the front ends of said plates, said base-plate being provided with a transverse slot, the mold-board and point provided at their meeting edges with flanges" (lines 85-91).
Hay Rack.
Patent for a new and improved hay rack. This design consists "[i]n a hay-frame adapted for application to a wagon-body, the combination of the base-bars, the standards or uprights . . . having outward extensions at their upper ends, provided with stop shoulders or hooks, and the side arms having their inner sections pivoted to said uprights at a point in from the stop shoulders and arranged to rest on said shoulders when turned outward . . . and the fastening bolts engaging said uprights" (lines 77-89).
Wagon Attachment.
Patent for a new and improved wagon attachment. This design "relates to hay frames or racks for use with the ordinary box wagon-bodies; and it has for its object to provide a light frame or rack of simple construction adapted for adjustment to wagon boxes or bodies of different width and so constructed as to be folded in a compact form. To these ends the invention consists in a foldable hay frame or rack adapted to fit into a wagon-body and adapted for adjustment to such body; also, in structural features and combination of parts" (lines 19-30).
Horse Collar Fastener.
Patent for a new and improved horse-collar fastener. This design "relates to certain new and useful improvements in horse-collar fastenings of that class designed to lock the two sides of the horse-collar and to permit of the ready separation thereof to facilitate the placing and removal of the collar when desired; and it has for its object to provide a simple and cheap device of this character wherein provision shall be made for the retention of the lever against the catch, and also means for preventing the drawing of the screws" (lines 15-26).
Patent for "relates to the construction of wagon beds or bodies; and it has for'its object to provide a simple means for bracing such beds-or bodies to prevent the sides thereof from spreading under a load, and whereby the heavy standards usually employed may be dispensed with" (lines 23-30).
Trace Carrier.
Patent for a new and improved trace carrier. This design consists, "with the back-band and its depending loop, of the . . . improved trace-carrier, consisting of the inverted-U-shaped carrier-frame terminating in opposite trace-receiving eyes, and the V-shaped bifurcating tongue, the lower end of which is adapted to engage a link of the trace-chain and the upper branches or bifurcations of which are bent to form eyes, loosely receiving the frame intermediate its terminals and at each side of the loop" (lines 72-82).
Automatic Fan.
Patent for a new and improved automatic fan. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the attaching-plate, the depending rod, the fixed plate on the lower end thereof, the socket arms pivotally connected to said plate at their inner ends, and the fans held in the sockets in said arms, of the plate loosely mounted on the rod above [the] plate, having arms, the rods pivotally connecting the outer ends of said arms, the pitman connected to [another] plate, and the operating crank" (lines 67-76).
Motor for Sewing Machines.
Patent for a new and improved sewing-machine motor. This design has for its object "the production of a motor capable of rapid and convenient adjustment to permit operation by hand or foot . . . Heretofore motors have been provided for [this purpose] but the difficulty experienced in these machines is that during the operation of the machine by hand the treadle forms no substantial support for the feet, the pitman simply being disconnected from the driving-wheel and thrown back. . . . [T]he present invention . . . will obviate the above objection" (lines 10-22).
Cotton Sweep.
Patent for a new and improved cotton-sweep. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the frame, having the longitudinal beams and with the detachable shanks of the blades or points each composed of the outer long arm and the inner short arm, making the front angle of about forty-five degrees with each other, and having their lower front edges sharpened" (lines 83-90).
Patent for a new and improved bag. This design is "compris[ed of] the body divided down its front, one edge having staples and the other edge having openings adapted to engage said staples, a covering-flap provided with an opening adapted to engage one of said staples, and a flexible fastening device secured to said bag and adapted to be passed through said staples for securing the edges and covering-flap" (lines 62-71).
Cotton Cultivator.
Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design consists in "the wheeled frame, the two laterally and vertically movable drag-bars jointed thereto, and each provided with shovels, the horizontal rotary-shaft lying between the drag-bars and provided with a blade arranged to revolve between the shovels of the respective beams, the transverse shaft mounted on the frame and connected by driving devices with the ground-wheel, and the intermediate shaft connected to the [other] shafts . . . by universal joints" (lines 17-27).
Combination Wrench.
Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design consists in "[t]he bar having the nut-wrench and the hammer-head formed at one end, the pipe-wrench formed at the opposite end, and the slot made in one side, the spring located in the bottom of the slot or opening, and the blade pivoted in one end of the slot or opening and bearing on the free end of the spring, the said blade forming a screw-driver" (lines 52-59).
Fire Tongs.
Patent for new and improved fire tongs. This design "is designed to produce an article . . . which will be practical in every respect, and which will prevent the slipping or sliding of the legs or arms thereof while handling the logs, enabling the latter to be grasped with a firm hold, thereby avoiding the numerous accidents that often occur from the use of the present form of tongs" (lines 9-17).
Car Coupling.
Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "form[s] the central opening of the draw-bar with a tup-bar having rearwardly a spiral spring. The forward end of this tup-bar is inclined forwardly somewhat at an angle at the top, so that when the said bar is pushed forward by the spiral spring at its rear end, the coupling-pin will rest upon this forwardly-projecting end of the bar, while the link will rest beneath, so that in dropping the pin will rest within the link, and not on the outer side, which would be the case if this bar were square" (lines 15-26).