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 County: Brown County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Gas Apparatus.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in apparatus for manufacturing gas from air and hydrocarbon, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth514609/
Hydrocarbon-Burning Furnace.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in hydrocarbon burning furnaces, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth514599/
Combination-Tool.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in a combination tool, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth515021/
Stalk - Cutter.
Patent for a new and useful improvements in stalk-cutters to "provide a simple, light, and durable machine by means of which three rows of stalks may be cut in one passage of the machine across the field" (line 13-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth509915/
Ironing - Machine
Patent for a new and useful improvements in ironing machines for household use to"produce a simple, effective, and inexpensive ironing-machine especially adapted for household or family use" (line 27 - 29). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth510093/
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/
Sheep-Dipper.
Patent for a sheep dipper that does not drown the animals. It "may be readily operated without requiring that the entire weight of the sheep under treatment be lifted by the operator; and furthermore to provide a device which may be supported upon wheels and made portable, and which is provided with simple and efficient means for conveying the sheep into and from the vat containing the dip" (lines 12-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173351/
Stalk-Breaker.
Patent for a stalk-breaker that breaks "the stalks into small pieces and which will be under the control of the driver so as to be thrown in and out of gear at will, and in which the breaker mechanism will be so constructed that it will give when an unyielding substance is run against, thereby preventing breakage or damage to the machine" (lines 13-20). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173363/
Composition of Matter for Removing Grease, &c.
Patent for a compound that is meant to remove grease, oil, paint, and similar things from delicate cloth. It is composed of gasoline, chloroform, sulfuric ether, alcohol, spirits of ammonia, powdered borax, powdered carbonate of soda, and saltpeter in lumps. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173303/
Nut Lock.
Patent for a keyed lock for nut and bolt that is removable and does not damage the threads. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173264/
Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines
Patent for a quilting attachment for sewing frames so that they can be easily folded up and stored, with durable and easy to use parts that are also inexpensive to make. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173261/
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 Step.
Patent for a new and improved wagon-step. This design "permit[s] a driver to mount or dismount without necessitating his [or her] dropping the reins, and which when not in use can be folded up out of the way of the wheels" (lines 14-17). It consists in "the rod provided at its upper end with a handle and journaled in suitable bearings and extending diagonally along the side of the body, and the step-brackets arranged at intervals along the rod and consisting of the stems rigidly secured to the rod and the steps formed integral with the stems and extending out horizontally therefrom" (lines 64-71). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172527/
Hay Press.
Patent for a new and improved hay-press. This design "consists in a horizontal frame having at its open end a pivoted and weighted abutment, a plunger adapted to reciprocate in the frame, a toggle-lever connecting the plunger with the closed end of the frame, and means for actuating the toggle-lever" (lines 14-20). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172486/
Churn Power.
Patent for a new and improved churn-power. This design "relates particularly to a vertical single-dasher reciprocating churn, and has for its object to provide a churn-power of the character that shall be simple and durable in construction, one that will give a maximum length of stroke, and one that will always keep the dasher elevated when not in operation" (lines 7-14). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172480/
Burglar Alarm.
Patent for a new and improved burglar alarm. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the casing, the shaft having the winding-drum, the rope connected to the latter passing over a pulley and having a weight attached thereto, a ratchet-wheel at one end of the shaft, a pitman connecting said ratchet-wheel with the alarm-sounding mechanism, a spring-latch engaging the ratchet-wheel and having a cam-lever pivoted in a notch at its front end, the lamp having a scratch-plate attached to its burner, and the lamp-chimney having a vertical slot in its lower end" (lines 39-50). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172138/
Windmill.
Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the horizontal wind-wheel, the semi-cylindrical case partly inclosing the same and independently revoluble, the case having the notches in its upper side, the vane having the shaft or port whose lower end forms the upper pivot for the said case, and the lever having its inner end fast to the vane shaft or port, and adapted to engage the said notches, and thereby cause the case to expose any desired area of the wheel to the wind" (lines 89-99). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171800/
Brace for Bedsteads.
Patent for a new and improved brace for bed frames. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the bedstead having bolts at the corners, the hooks at the centers of the end rails, and the hooks at the centers of the side rails, of the two wires on each side having their ends secured to the bolts, engaging the hooks and passing to the side of the bed and engaging the hooks, the rings strung on and embracing the adjoining wires between the hooks . . . so as to cause the wires to be brought together, and the cord or strap connecting the said rings so as to slide the rings upon the wires" (lines 20-31). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171712/
Cotton-Packer
Patent for a new cotton-packer design involving a drum, pulleys, rope, and springs, with illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171640/
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/
Mechanical Power.
Patent for a machine that "has relation to mechanical powers designed for stump-pulling, hoisting heavy weights, &c.; and it consists in the construction and novel arrangement of parts" (lines 21-24). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170740/
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/