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 County: Bexar County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Trolley Wire Hanger.
Patent for new and improved trolley wire hangers to "provide a clamp for trolley-wires which may be easily and quickly adjusted by one not particularly skilled in the art" (lines 24-27), including instructions and illustrations. This clamp is also designed to keep broken insulator bolts from damaging the trolley and span wires. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174739/
Nut-Lock.
Patent for nut locks that "as for its object to provide simple means for locking the nut against accidental displacement, at the same time allowing it to be removed by the proper application of force, and, furthermore, to permit the permanent locking of the nut at a pre-determined point." (Lines 9-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174712/
Ore Concentrator
Patent for a "machine for separating ores of precious metals, and particularly to that class of machines known as 'dry concentrators or separators,' used for separating fold ore by means of an air-blast over dry sand, gravel, quartz, etc." (lines 10-15). Illustrations and instructions are included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174698/
Folding Crate.
Patent for a crate that is "readily folded into a small compass when not in use and easily unfolded and adjusted, so as to serve the purpose of an ordinary crate, and when so adjusted it will be as rigid as though of ordinary construction." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174689/
Trousers-Protector.
Patent for trousers protectors "designed to uphold the bottom edge of the trousers, either at the side or at the rear, for preventing the same from becoming wet or soiled with mud, slush, &c." (Lines 9-11) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174677/
Car-Coupling.
Patent for "automatic pin-and-link car-couplings in which a sliding spring-actuated block is employed for supporting the coupling-pin in an elevated position preparatory to coupling." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174623/
Fare-Box.
Patent for a fare-box for cars and other vehicles that allows the driver or conductor to set the fare and which registers the amount paid. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174586/
Tire-Tightener.
Patent for an adjustable tire tightener. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174576/
Pen.
Patent for "an improved and simple pen which will be adapted to hold a large quantity of ink and to feed it regularly and more satisfactorily." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174554/
Hub.
Patent for a wheel hub that "provides for preventing circumferential movement of the inner ends of the spokes, for bracing the spoke-engaging spider, and for locking the spoke-tightening device for preventing the accidental loosening thereof." (Lines 13-18) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174540/
Wrench.
Patent for "removable-jaw wrenches which can be converted into a pipe or monkey wrench at will." (Lines 12-14) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174477/
Process of Treating Ores.
Patent for "an improved method of reducing gold and silver ores and recovering their metals." (Lines 10-11) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174437/
Trolley-Wire Crossing.
Patent for "means of which trolley-wires may be made to cross each other without contact and at the same time admit of the passage of trolley-wheels over each of the cross-lines." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174371/
Yardstick-Calculator.
Patent for "a calculating-yardstick adapted for use in connection with the dry goods or any other business in which goods are sold by linear measurement, the object in view being to provide, in connection with a linear measuring scale or rule, an indicating device provided with a plurality of price-scales having relation to the measuring-scale and adapted to indicate the price of a given length of an article at a given price per unit of measure, and also adapted to indicate the length of an article of a given price which may be sold for a given amount." (Lines 8-20) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174364/
Design for Overalls.
Patent for a design for a pair of overalls that has a lengthened apron over the pant legs. This apron is fastened from its center down to its crotch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174779/
Design for a Handkerchief, &c.
Patent for a design for handkerchiefs, cards, napkins, etc., which features an Indian head,, a lion head, unicorns, scrolls, etc. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174778/
Design for a Handkerchief, &c.
Patent for "a new and original design for handkerchiefs, fans, napkins, cards, and similar articles" (lines 8-10). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174777/
Lifting-Jack.
Patent for "an improved lifting-jack designed expressly for track-levelers, although the construction may be varied for other purposes." (Lines 9-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174280/
Coffin.
Patent for "a coffin of improved construction and composition, to so construct the same as to render it impervious to the action of water or moisture, and to render said coffin strong and durable and admit of the same being produced in a neat and ornamental form." (Lines 10-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174232/
Trolley Cut-Out.
Patent for "a new and improved cut-out designed for use on trolley-wires, electric light and power wires, and telegraph wires, the cut-out being arranged to reduce the danger from such wires incident to the breaking of the live wires." (Lines 7-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174192/
Drawer.
Patent for "drawers, and the object of the same is to provide an improved attachment, whereby the ends of the drawer must move in unison and thus avoid wedging of the drawer, which often occurs when it is moved inward and outward, and a further object is to provide a tension mechanism for the said-drawer controlling device, whereby when the drawer is unlocked there will be sufficient tension upon the same to force it open, and further when the drawer is pulled outward too far the said tension device will exert an inward pull thereon and thus prevent the unconscious entire withdrawal of the drawer from the bureau-case or other article of furniture or device to which it belongs." (Lines 12-27) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174176/
Trolley-Wire Crossing.
Patent for "a trolley-wire crossing in which the bottom part of the cross on which the trolley runs is on a level with the trolley-wire, whereby all hindrances to the trolley are prevented." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174151/
Device for Placing Torpedoes.
Patent for "a device especially adapted for placing torpedoes on railroad tracks and at the same time fixing the torpedo in position, the work being accomplished in a simple and expeditious manner while the train is in motion, whereby one train following another may be signaled without stopping the first train, thus preventing rear end collisions." (Lines 7-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173971/
Mail-Bag Catcher and Deliverer.
Patent for "a device capable of catching or transferring mail bags from a mail bag hanger to the mail car while the car is in motion, the device also acting to deliver a mail bag at the same station, if necessary, one operation in no manner interfering with the other." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173931/
Faucet and Attachments Therefor.
Patent for "an improved faucet, and attachment, for use in drawing beer, or any other liquid with which it is desirable to prevent the contact of air within the keg." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173924/
Road-Pavement.
Patent for "an improvement in the construction of road pavements, and has for its objects to provide a novel, simple, and comparatively inexpensive method and means for the speedy and convenient construction of a road bed, which will be smooth, durable, easy to travel upon, be readily repaired, avoid becoming slippery, that will not cut into ruts but preserve its normal condition, that will shed water in a large degree but retain a proper amount of moisture, and be non-liable to displacement by the action of frost." (Lines 7-19) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173743/
Change-Maker.
Patent for "improvements in money-drawers which are designed to separate the coin placed therein according to the various denominations, and at the same time providing means whereby change may be readily had" (lines 8-13) with instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172912/
Drawer.
Patent to "provide the drawers of a bureau, a desk, or other piece of furniture with anti-friction devices to prevent their binding." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172899/
Odorless Dry Outhouse and Refuse-Burner.
Patent for a combined odorless dry outhouse and refuse burner for a cellar or vault in which night-soil or garbage may be reduced to ashes in the shortest possible time with low expense, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172851/
Hydraulic Motor.
Patent for improvements in “water-motor in which the float-boards, paddles, or buckets move through the water in such a manner as to get as nearly as possible all the force it is capable of yielding, avoiding the great waste of power that results from the use of water-wheels.” (Lines 16-22) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172830/
Process of Preparing and Tempering Slurry for Portland Cement.
Patent for improvements in the process of preparing and tempering slurry for Portland cement by expedite the process of production and to produce a uniform quality of cement. Detailed instructions included. No illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172801/
Rotary Engine.
Patent for improvements in rotary engines to allow for the expansion of steam after admission and minimum leakage in order to provide an engine that is capable of long-continued use with a minimum of wear and working friction (lines 15-22), including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172785/
Detachable Handle and Spring-Catch.
Patent for improvements in detachable handles and spring-catches for valises, satchels, traveling-bags, and the like in which a handle “may be readily detached from the valise, and devices for automatically engaging and locking the handle to the valise when the handle is replaced.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172768/
Propeller for Boats.
Patent for improvements in propellers for boats by “having a pair of hinged propeller-blades adapted to swing toward and away from each other, combined with fixed prongs; which are engaged with the propeller blades and hold them from displacement.” (Lines 60-65) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172685/
Car-Coupling.
Patent for improvements in car-couplings by providing "a coupler which will without any adjustment couple two cars whose draw-heads are of different heights.” (lines 17-19) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172648/
Thill-Coupling.
Patent for improvements in thill-couplings by using a combination of forward extension arms, having each near its forward end, circular shoulders, adapted to engage the ends of the shaft-iron; the spring-catch for holding the lever arm in locking position and, for retracting arm when the catch is released. Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172635/
Construction of Privy-Vaults.
Patent for an improvement of privy-vaults using a soil-pipe with sleeve adapted to be connected with the trap-door of the vault-floor into an air-chamber where a ventilating-pipe is placed directly above a furnace; the noxious gases along with the products of combustion in the furnace would be drawn from the air-chamber and carried off to the outer air. Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172595/
Single-Seed Planter.
Patent for a single-seed planter using “grasping-jaws pass through the seed box …to gather a seed and carry it to the discharge tube or place of deposit" (lines 9-12), illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172592/
Tool for Drilling Wells.
Patent for improvement in "tools for drilling or boring Artesian, oil, and other deep wells; and it has for its object to prevent the loss of the drill or auger or of any portion of the drill-rods" (lines 9-13) via an "improved means for connecting the tool to the lower end of the drill-rod" (lines 15-16) including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172107/
Wrench.
Patent for a new ratchet-wrench with "improved construction and combination of parts" (lines 26-27), including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171181/
Vehicle-Brake.
Patent for vehicle-brake, with description and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170964/
Pressing and Drying Garments.
Patent for pressing and drying pantaloons and garments which includes a hollow form made of sheet metal that is closed steam-tight and uses a steam pipe inside to dry the garments. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170252/
BOOK-RACK
Patent for a book rack that can be used as book-rest. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170012/
Wire-Cloth Fan for the Destruction of Insects.
Patent for an improved fly-swatting fan that employs wire mesh to create less of a shadow so that the user has more of a chance to hit the insect. This improved fan also allows for easier flow of air that creates less of an air flow that might blow the insect away from the fan and allow for the insect to avoid injury or death. Included are instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169990/
Spur.
Patent for a spur that can be attached and removed easily from boot heels, with instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169975/
Improvement in Molds for Sewer-Building.
Patent for a collapsible mold on wheels, allowing a sewer to "be built in sections around the mold and the mold moved along the trench as sections are completed" (lines 13-16) including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169935/
Improvement in Windmills.
Patent for an improved windmill, including illustrations, consisting of an arrangement of "three stationary sails between arms on central shaft, so as to obtain double or increased power from the air passing through the wheel." (lines 7-10) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169930/
Improvement in Angle-Plates for Doors.
Patent for a strengthening bracket for improving angle-plates for door hinges, such that the door will be supported from sagging at the hinge. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169903/
Improvement in Sheet-Metal Vessels
Patent for a cylindrical vessel made of sheet-metal rather than tin. Including a inward double hanging ledge and two layers of metal soldiered together. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169902/
Improvement in Tape-Worm Medicines.
Patent for a compound called “Tape-Worm Medicine” that is used to “remove tape-worms from the human body speedily and effectually; and it consists in a composition formed from the fibrils of the roots of the pomegranate mixed with water” (lines 9-13). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169895/
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