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 County: Bell County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Patent for knee pads that are "simple, inexpensive, and durable, and which is so constructed as to hold the knee of the user in an elevated position above the ground or other surface upon which the pad may be placed, thereby preventing the knee contacting with the ground or other surface and causing injury to the knee (lines 10-17).
Patent for improvements in beehives: "invention is to improve the construction of beehives and to provide a simple and efficient one, which will permit food to be readily supplied to the bees when desired and enable the apiarian to have him to cut bee entrances to the same." (lines 9-15).
Patent for "an automatic clothes washer and soaper whereby the clothes are soaped and cleansed by one and the same operation." (Lines 18-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Tongue-Bar-Supporting Clamp.
Patent for a clamp that holds the hammers in a piano. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for an improved turning plow. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a quilting frame "pivotally attached to a suspending-bar, whereby either part may be brought beneath the arm of the sewing-machine without requiring the shifting of the goods to bring a new part into position to be quilted until after the exposed portions of the two parts have been quilted." (Lines 24-30) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Window-blind and awning
Patent for a pair of swinging window blinds.
Refrigerator or Cooler.
Patent for a refrigerator that has an "arrangement of parts whereby the articles to be cooled are protected from moisture while the space in which said articles are arranged is inclosed by a film of moisture, which is designed to cool the inclosed atmosphere by evaporation" (lines 11-16). The covering is absorbent and the shelves inside are perforated.
Vehicle-Wheel Scraper.
Patent for a "device adapted to be readily applied to a vehicle to prevent mud from clinging to the wheels, and thereby make the draft lighter on a horse or team, and at the same time prevent mud from being thrown upon the body of a vehicle and the occupants thereof." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for "devices for tightening the tires on new wheels, as well as wheels that have been in use, and upon which the tires have become loosened, and the object of the invention is to provide a tightener which will be exceedingly simple, durable and economic, and wherein the tightener may be expeditiously and conveniently applied without altering the shape of the felly and at the same time maintain a true circular shape for the tire." (Lines 7-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Piano Attachment.
Patent for "an attachment for upright pianos designed to produce a harp, mandolin, of cithern tone, and the object in view is to provide an attachment having an improved construction of strikers." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Printing Attachment for Letter-Boxes.
Patent for a printing attachment for letter-boxes where people can postmark the mail they want to be sent. It fist on any street letter-box. The attachment is a case with stamps for every day of the month and the location of the town, city, or post-office the letter is being collected to, and there is a pocket below where one slips the package or envelope to mark it. An inking-pad is also in the pocket for the stamps, which can be used by pulling a lever.
Patent for a plow that has a revolving moldboard and the driving-wheel can be adjusted "relative to both the plowshare and moldboard" (lines 21-22). The moldboard is unique in how it is supported and operated. This patent is similar to a previous patent (no. 549,827) which was also granted to the inventor.
Patent for a walking seed-planter that has a wheel which is hooked up to a mechanism that lets seed out when the wheel is turned. The wheel is turned when the machine is walked. The mechanism that lets seed out is a rotary seed-plate and a series of gears, bolts, and belts.
Printer's Galley.
Patent for an "invention to dispense with the usual quoins for locking up the printed matter in a galley and to provide in lieu thereof an adjustable lock-up device of novel construction." (Lines 14-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a plow that has a revolving moldboard and parts for using and cleaning the moldboard.
Mode of and Means for Baling Fibrous Materials.
Patent for a mode of and means for baling fibrous materials, especially materials that can be made into a lap or web. The invention doesn't have the issues that other balers have and uses a core, supported by the base, to wind the material around. The bale it forms is square so it can be easily shipped and the risk of fire is decreased. Caps for the bale are secured before the bale leaves the compress.
Harvester-Platform and Carrier.
Patent for a harvester-platform and carrier that carries forward and elevates the grain. It has toothed bars, a framed, a crank-shaft that is connected to the toothed bars, a cross-rod loosely connected to the crank-shaft, and it is pivotally mounted on grain.
Patent for a strong, simple, and easily-operable lifting-jack meant for use in railroad car-axle boxes. It is a lifting bar with ratchet teeth, a lever that pivots against the lifting bar, a mechanism that holds and releases the bar, a pawl, and a double-arm spring connected to the pawl.
Surgical Instrument.
Patent for "a tractor device...especially adapted for use in vesico-vaginal fistula operations, but which may advantageously be employed in operating upon other fistulas." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a simple thill-tug that can be easily connected and disconnected, and is strong and durable. It does not use spring latches, and the device attaches to the harness.
Cotton-Baling Machine.
Patent for a cotton-baling machine that compresses cotton between two pressure-rolls and rolls it around a core. This invention improves "the mode of applying pressure to the pressure rolls, and [improves] the manner of mounting the core-roll in position within the compress, and for facilitating the removal of said core-roll; and the elevation therefrom of the compress-roll" (lines 15-21).
Patent for a cotton-compress in which the "cotton is fed to the compress direct from the gin, and is wound into a dense cylindrical bale, and the said invention consists in certain novel means for adding additional pressure to the bale as it is being rolled up, in readily detaching the finished bale from the machine, in providing a reservoir for the surplus cotton, when the gin is running and the machine has stopped" (lines 14-22).
Patent for a refrigerator that cools dairy and other food products by evaporating water. The cooler is a chest with water in it and containers with absorbent material around the bottom of the containers that sits in the water. The outer chest is metal, and a container sits underneath to catch drips.
Patent for a combined lock and door hinge for a door where it "is automatically locked or held in a set position without special adjustment or manipulation, and by which, by the adjustment of a member provided for that purpose, the door may be locked permanently in any desired position" (lines 12-17). It is especially meant for screen doors, coach doors in railway cars, shutters, &c.
Patent for a simple and durable latch hame-hook that holds trace links in place. It is two plates, one of which is slotted to hold the tongue of the other plate.
Patent for improvements in pumps especially adapted for deep wells by using different approaches to construct and arrange the strainer, the working barrel, the conical valve seat and other parts to pump the water upward. Illustration is included.
Patent for improvements in car-couplings by enhancing a device called pin-lifter to couple and uncouple rail cars. Illustration is included.
Patent for improvements in lubricators by mounting a box, with a pair holes near its ends, on a bearing; with partitions across the box adjacent each holes, a pair of cord shape wicks and a depending flange, depressing the wicks to the bottom of the box. “When the box filled with liquid lubricant and the cover closed, the lower edge of the flange depresses the wicks, submerging them at the center of the box, and the wicks absorb oil at this point, the oil is lead thence by capillary attraction along the wicks down through the holes in the bottom of the box and into the groove, whence it is delivered by direct contact upon the upper side of the rotating shaft which it is desired to lubricate.” (Lines 52-63) Illustration is included.
Wood-Working Machine.
Patent for improvements in wood-working machine by using a combination of a toothed bar, a retractable slotted bar, a weight attached to the frame and a revolving wheel. With each single revolution of the drive-wheel, the slotted "bar is fed forward the distance of one tooth, and thus the cutter is gradually embedded in the material being operated upon at the same time it is rotated at a high rate of speed," (lines 94-97) illustration is included.
Type-Writing Machine.
Patent for improvements in type-writers by compactly arranged many parts together, such as the sliding block, the vibrating plate, the feed-roller and etc..., "and in which the work can at all times be viewed by the operator. The printing is accomplished on a flat surface... new sheets thus saved,” (p. 4, lines 111-118). Illustration is included.
Patent for an improvement of a corn-planter using a combinations of, a rotary seed plate that has a circumferential series of perforations, a spherical weight or ball acts as ejector, and a hopper that has a circular opening on the bottom to work together “to prevent too large quantities of seed from entering the seed-cups, but which shall also serve to forcibly eject the seeds at the proper time” (lines 19-22), illustration is included.
Patent for a cotton planter by using a pivoted spring-actuated tongue that has a feed-slot and regulating-slide to plant cotton or corn seeds easily and quickly. Illustration is included.
Device for Packing Cotton.
Patent for an improvement in devices for packing and compressing cotton in press-boxes. This patent is an improvement on the inventor's previous Letters Patent of the United States granted June 26, 1883, No. 280,333.
Ribbon and Braid Holder.
Patent for a new and improved ribbon and braid holder. This design "consist[s] of [a] V-shaped wire having the cross-piece and the pin, having eyes at its ends, through which eyes the shanks of the V-shaped wire pass freely . . . [and] [t]he combination, with the roll, having the central aperture" (lines 55-61).
Door Check.
Patent for a new and improved door check. This design "consists in a disk pivoted on a plate and provided with a notch for receiving the corner of the door, and with a series of teeth with which a pawl engages for locking the disk in place after it has been adjusted" (lines 11-15).
Churn Power.
Patent for a new and improved churn-power. This design "consists in the combination, with a vertically-moveable carriage provided with a drum, of a rope wound on the same, and having its upper end secured, from which drum a wheel on the carriage is operated by suitable gearing, the said wheel being connected with the dasher-staff. When the carriage descends under the action of its own weight and of the weight of the parts on it, the drum is revolved and the dasher rod or staff operated" (lines 11-21).
Boring and Tenoning Machine.
Patent for a new and improved combined hollow auger attachment and felly-boring machine. This design "relates to an improved felly-boring machine which is adapted with slight adjustment to co-operate with a hollow auger for forming the tenons on the spokes. [The] invention consists in the construction of the frame, the clamp for securing it to the spokes or felly-supports, and in the means for holding and adjusting the auger" (lines 14-21).
Baling Press.
Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design "consists in the combination, with the follower, the right-and-left-screw, and nuts, of the hinged levers and the bars swiveled thereto; also, in the combination . . . of the slotted bars, the hinged socket, and the swiveled arms; also, in the combination, with the nuts having shoulders and the hinged levers having forked up ends, of the anti-friction rollers journaled in recesses in the said nuts; also . . . of the curved and flattened swiveled arms, whereby the lower ends of the said follower-bars can have a lateral movement" (lines 23-38).
Car Coupling.
Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists, [primarily], of certain devices whereby the coupling-pin raised in the draw-head is supported until the draw-heads strike each other in coupling, when the coupling-pin falls by gravity" (lines 17-21).
Lamp or Lantern.
Patent for a new and improved oil lamp. This design calls for transparent material (e.g., glass) to be installed on the top of the oil chamber, so one can better predict the fullness, which prevents overflowing. Additionally, a second opening to the side of the main opening allows the oil chamber to be safely refilled while already lit.
Boring Machine.
Patent for a new and improved boring machine. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of a circularly-adjustable rod carrying a pressure screw, an adjustable arm arranged on said rod and having its end or head concave on its underside and provided with bearing indentations or punctures, and a brace having a bearing end corresponding in form to said bearing indentations or punctures" (lines 16-24).
Patent for a device related to "velocipedes or wagons propelled by hand-power" (lines 20-21), including instructions and illustrations.
Improvement in Running-Gears for Wagons
Patent for an improvement on running-gears for wagons.
Improvement in Grub-Plow and Stalk-Cutter.
Patent for a device to remove grubs from soil, which consists of an adjustable gage-wheel and a cutter to remove grubs and to cut roots. The cutter can be also used to cut cotton-stalks. It includes illustrations.
Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planters.
Patent for a new mechanism by which corn planters may be converted into a machine for planting cotton.
Patent for a new and improved earth auger. This design calls for "a hinged door having its edge folded or bent to form an air-tube . . . [and] a pair of hemi-cylindrical doors having on one or both an air duct or ducts," as well as interchangeable bits with a shouldered and threaded shank and a nut combined and arranged in a novel way (paras. 12-15).
Improvement in Rotary Engines.
Patent for an improved design of the rotary engine. Illustration included.
Improvement in corn-planters.
Patent for an "improvement upon the planter described in Patent No. 8,408" (paragraph 3). The movement of a horse's shoulders causes vibrations that power a cropper-slide. Includes illustration.
Improvements in Corn-Shellers.
Patent for an improved "Combined Corn Husker, Sheller, and Cleaner" (lines 4-6) including instructions and illustrations.