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 County: Jefferson County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Pen-Cleaning Attachment for Inkstands.
Patent for innovations in "pen-cleaning attachments for inkstands" (lines 9-10). It is a lip that extends past the top of ink-wells, and is meant to prevent blotting. The attachment is "an annular expansible body portion of spring metal adapted to be fitted in the mouth of an ink-well" (lines 93-95)
Mining Sulfur.
Patent for a method of mining sulfur and other things that have similar melting points that is less expensive and more efficient than previous methods. A machine sprays hot fluid at fissures where the mineral exists, melts it, and carries it away in the stream.
Patent for a mucilage-bottle that has a brush which stays in the bottle, and is held in place with a cork. A spring is in the neck, and is compressed when the cork is inserted. This mucilage-bottle will not get clogged with dried mucilage.
Patent for a log-carrier with an improved construction from a previous patent (No. 539,380). Improvements include a change in "the angle of strain of the draft-chain as the lever approaches the horizontal position...when the load is elevated" (lines 34-37). It also maintains "a uniform leverage without the use of guide-rollers or other means" (lines 54-56), and balances the sliding tongue so that "the team is relieved of the weight thereof" (line 62).
Patent for improvements in a machine that hauls logs and loads them on railways, based on a patent application submitted by the inventor previously (serial no. 563,242). A swinging crane loads and unloads the logs.
Log-Loading Mechanism.
Patent for a machine that hauls and loads logs upon cars from either side of the track, or both sides at once. The machine can easily be transported on a car. The machine "consists, essentially, in a platform of about hte length of an ordinary log-car and of a height and width to enable it to span the same, mounted upon which are a steam engine and a boiler and a rotating crane, said platform being provided with pivoted legs for holding it above the track, with pivoted legs for holding it above the track, with means ofr locking said legs in a vertical position" (lines 23-30).
Patent for simple and efficient oil-distributor that is meant to calm the water next to a ship. It also takes up little space and can easily be launched over the side of the ship and is insured so that oil is automatically distributed into the water.
Patent for improved car couplings "of the Janney type, capable of readily coupling on short curved, and adapted to be either coupled or uncoupled without going between cars. A further object of the invention is to provide means whereby the parts may be readily set for automatic coupling, or to prevent coupling." (Lines 13-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Dredging Apparatus.
Patent for an improved dredging apparatus that plows or scoops, and has "an endless traveling elevator, the latter, being arranged in a rigid frame that is supported at a suitable angle, and the scoop being hinged to the lower end of said frame so that it works horizontally, or practically so" (lines 9-14).
Means for Propelling Boats.
Patent for a means for propelling boats that uses pneumatic pressure and does not use propellers and screws. The invention has increased propulsion.
Gravity Oil-Distributer for Ships.
Patent for a gravity oil-distributors for ships at sea that calms the water during storms. "the objects of [the] invention are to produce a very simple, cheap and buoyant boat or float, that may be compactly stored upon deck, conveniently launched over the side of the vessel, and so manipulated therefrom as to keep a proper and desired relative position in connection therewith, and which will automatically feed oil to the water" (lines 11-18).
Refuse-Carrier Frame.
Patent for a support frame for devices that carry refuse from the saw mill to the burning pile, with instructions and illustrations.
Trunk-Strap Fastener.
Patent for a device "whereby a trunk-strap after having been tightly drawn around a trunk or other article of baggage can be fastened without the use of the usual buckle," (lines 10-14) including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for improvements in feed-troughs in which a controlled amount of feed can be placed in a feed box, and in which the latter will be fed as rapidly as consumed and the unconsumed feed will be protected. (Lines 11-14) Illustration in included.
Mill-Carriage-Wheel Guard.
Patent for a new mill-carriage-wheel guard "to prevent obstruction falling on the wheels or on the [railroad] track, this guard also carries scrapers in front and in rear and on each side of the wheel, whereby the obstructions are scraped off the track." (Lines 23-28) This guard can be used with a wood-working machine carriages and/or rail.” Illustration is included.
Pan Lifter and Turner.
Patent for a pan lifter and turner using a bent handle, a curved plate is secured at the end of the bent handle; extending upward from the curved plate with a series of teeth to engages the crimped rim of a pan for lifting. At both ends of the curved plate provided with curved notches or recesses to receive and engage the rim of a pan for turning. Illustration is included.
Gage for Adjusting Planer Knives.
Patent for a new and improved gauge for planer knives. This design is "for use in planing and other mills where side heads are used to supply the need of a convenient appliance for holding the side heads in best position for filing, sharpening, or setting the bits, to afford a strong machine for holding the side heads firmly and securely in any position that the work[person] may desire while sharpening or adjusting the bits to the desired pattern" (lines 30-38).
Improvement In Percussion-Shells.
This patent was created for individuals to be able to hit an object with the instrument and the oject immediately explodes on impact. It then produces an excessive amount of explosions. The invention is made out of shells with sections assembled together infused with different substances, and connected by a fuse.
Improvement in Shingle-Bolting Machines.
Patent for a shingle-bolting machine.
Improvement in Jack-Screws and Clamps Combined.
Patent for an invention "to combine a jack-screw or lifting-jack with a clamp, so that they may be interchangeably used." (Lines 19-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Improvement in Windmills
Patent for the improvement of wind mills, that includes a detailed description as well as labeled figure drawings.
Improvement in Drawing Off Tallow, Lard &c., from Rendering-Tanks.
Patent for a new method for drawing off tallow, lard, etc. from pressure tanks by introducing water. This includes illustrations.
Improvment in Steam-Plows.
Patent for one machine that plows, sows, roles and harrow soil in one operation or separately, including illustrations.
Mode of Straining Saws by Atmospheric Pressure.
Patent for the improvement of the reciprocating saw by simplifying the arrangement of cylinders, pipes, and exhaust pumps to produce the necessary vacuum, including illustration.