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 County: Brown County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Hay Press
Patent for an improvement to hay press designs resulting in a "simple, durable, and effective press" (line 13). Instructions and illustrations are included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174691/
Bale-Tie Opener.
Patent for "a simple and durable device by means of which the buckles or securing devices on cotton-bale ties or bands may be readily opened and the band removed from the bale without destroying the buckle or the band, so that they may be again used." (Lines 11-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174625/
Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines.
Patent for "an improved frame for carrying the rolls of cloth from which a quilt is to be made in a horizontal position, so that they are adapted to be stitched together, with the batting between them, by the aid of an ordinary sewing-machine." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174579/
Process of Purifying Vegetable Oils.
Patent for a process of purifying vegetable oils, specifically cottonseed oil, using a little or no soap-stock and without losing oil. It also improves the purifying process. This process is meant for crude oil, but can be used to further refine already refined oil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174110/
Churn-Power.
Patent for an improved construction design for churn power that "may be readily employed in connection with any ordinary vessel serving as a churn body, and which will effect a rapid production of butter" (lines 12-15). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173623/
Washing-Machine.
Patent for a washing machine that has an improved construction, is more efficient, and one that quickly and thoroughly washes clothes without damaging the clothes. The machine is a cylinder that has a crank-operated inner scrubbing cylinder. The machine has a spout in order to drain the cylinder. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173625/
Corn-Harvester.
Patent for an improved, simple, and durable corn harvester that "when drawn over a field of corn of cutting the ears of corn from two rows simultaneously, and of depositing the cut corn in a receiver at the rear of the cutters" (lines 11-15). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173530/
Washing-Machine.
Patent for improvements in washing-machines by using a combination of body, the shaft journaled in suitable bearings and extending beyond the body, the cog-wheel arranged on the extended end... and the rotary rubber.” (Lines 91-98, p.1 to lines1-6, p.2) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172832/
Churn-Power.
Patent for improvements in churns is to “simplify and improve the construction of the means for operating vertically-reciprocating churn-dashers and to enable the dasher to be adjusted vertically, according to the amount of lacteal fluid to be churned.” (Lines 11-15) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172675/
Burglar-Alarm.
Patent for a burglar-alarms by constructing “an alarm which would adapted and arranged to sound and to be operated at and by the raising of the window or opening of the door, and simultaneous with the sounding of the alarm to produce an illumination.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172667/
Churn.
Patent for an improvement in churn by using a combination of a sliding bar, a cord secured to the dasher-shaft, and vertical rods to create a mechanical movement that would wind and unwind the cord in order to operate the churn. Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172623/
Washing-Machine.
Patent for improvement in "the construction of washing-machines and increase their efficacy and produce a thorough rubbing of the clothes and to prevent the latter being torn or in any wise injured by the rubbing action," (lines 11-15) includes illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172617/
Cotton-Stalk Puller.
Patent for an improved machine for pulling cotton-stalks by making “the pulling-wheel turned in a direction to cause its side engaging the cotton-stalks to move rearwardly or in a direction opposite to that in which the machine is advancing” (lines 87-91), illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172605/
Wagon Standard.
Patent for a new and improved wagon standard. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a hollow standard and an extension having vertical movement in said standard, of a gravity-catch adapted to bite against teeth or serrations on said extension in order to maintain the same in an extended position" (lines 60-65). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171412/
Bedstead Fastener.
Patent for a new and improved bedstead-fastener. This design "relates to the construction of a fastener for bedsteads, the object of the invention being to provide a fastener by which the parts are firmly held together and prevented from springing; and to these ends the invention consists of certain details of construction and combination of parts" (lines 8-14). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171312/
Churning Device.
Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the base having uprights forming guides for the vertically-movable rod, of the rod movable in said guides and adapted to be connected with a rod or dasher, the treadle, a link connecting the treadle with said rod, the shaft having a platform adapted to support the churn-body and provided with a crank, and a pitman connecting said crank with the treadle" (lines 72-80). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171273/
Feed Cutter.
Patent for a new and improved feed-cutter. This design consists in "a body having bottom and sides provided at their forward ends with a metallic plate and supporting-leg, and frame having sill, uprights, and panels, in combination with frame sliding in grooves in the uprights and provided with knife, lever, swinging link having offset, and inclined trough having sides provided with detents" (lines 92-100). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171251/
Mechanical Motor.
Patent for a new and improved engine. This design "is to convert a given rotary into a vertical reciprocating motion, and to provide means whereby the stroke of the reciprocating motion may be increased or diminished, according to the use or work to which the machine may be applied; and to these ends the novelty consists in the construction, combination, and arrangement of the same" (lines 10-18). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170849/
Stump Puller.
Patent for a new and improved stump puller. This design's object "is to provide a simple, cheap, and effective stump-puller, readily portable and easily operated by one man and a horse; and to that end the novelty consists in the construction of the same" (lines 10-15). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170529/
Bed Frame Brace.
Patent for a new and improved brace for bed frames. This design "consists in providing a transverse slat at each of its ends with a pair of diverging hooks, the same to be connected to the rail on each side by means of screw-eyes, and thereby preventing the bedstead from spreading, bracing it transversely and obliquely" (lines 19-25). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170412/
Paper File.
Patent for a new and improved paper file. This design "provide[s] a simple, cheap, and effective wire clamp for . . . holding bills, papers, cards, and the like . . . that can be secured to a table, desk, wall, or other object, thereby dispensing with the strips of wood or other material to which the wire clamps are usually connected" (lines 18-29). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170401/
Automatic Cork Extractor.
Patent for a new and improved automatic cork extractor. This design "consists, principally, of a vertically-moving and partially-rotating blade having a harpoon-shaped or shouldered head for piercing and drawing the corks; in laterally opening and closing jaws for holding the necks of the bottles; in pivoted and laterally-moving pointed levers for throwing the parts of the corks away from the blade when withdrawn, and in the construction and combination of the parts of the device" (lines 14-23). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170166/
Folding Cradle.
Patent for a new and improved folding cradle. This design "consists of a cradle formed of two triangular folding end frames provided with folding braces and connected by longitudinal rods, from which the canvas bottom is supported, which frames are pivoted at their apex on the top of two connected triangular folding standards, and are provided with a crank for swinging the cradle. . . . [The cradle] is simple in construction and may be provided with a fan attachment" (lines 10-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170118/