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 County: Coryell County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Washing-Machine
Patent for improvements to and for washing machines, including illustrations and instructions. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170629/
Sash - Balance.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in sash balancing, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth514896/
Thill-Coupling.
Patent for an improved thill coupling, one meant to "prevent the annoyance of nuts coming off, allowing the thill to come out of place" (lines 55-57). "It is also for the purpose of facilitating the changing of a pair of shafts for a tongue or a tongue for shafts" (lines 59-61). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174632/
Combination Wire-Fence Tool.
Patent for a tool that combines pincers, a hammer head, jaws, etc., to be used for fence construction. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174533/
Combined Cradle, Swing, and Clothes-Drier.
Patent for "a cradle which may be easily and quickly converted into a child's swing or into a clothes rack or drier." (Lines 10-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174521/
Electric Railway.
Patent for "a new and useful improvement in electric railways, and particularly to such railways as are adapted to use underground conduits, and has for its object to so construct such conduit and the line-wire connections therefor as to insure a constant connection between the line-wire and the motor of the car, and, further to greatly simplify and increase the efficiency of such systems." (Lines 8-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174262/
Brake-Lever.
Patent for a brake lever that is locked by an arc-shaped ratchet-bar. There is "a pawl loosely mounted on the rear side of said lever and bearing against said side when the brake is set, said pawl being spring-actuated to move parallel with said side and project beyond the same and contact radially with the ratchet-teeth between said yoke" (lines 25-30). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174251/
Plow.
Patent for "new and useful improvements in plows; and it has for its object the production of simple and highly-efficient means for regulating the depth and penetration of the plowshare in all kinds and conditions of soil." (Lines 10-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174121/
Car-Coupling.
Patent for a car-coupling that has a "simple construction which can be operated without going between the cars both in coupling and in uncoupling, and also to provide for adjusting the height of the coupler or draw head so that cars of different heights can be readily coupled" (lines 17-22). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173802/
Harness-Rack.
Patent for a simple harness rack that can be attached to a wagon bed, and is meant to conveniently hold harnesses when the horses are not hitched. The device can be turned out of the way when not being used. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173528/
Cultivator.
Patent for a cultivator that is easily adjustable and works between rows of plants. It consists of two expansible side-beams, a fixed cross bar, sliding cross bars, pivoted rods, and a toothed lever latch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173376/
Bedstead.
Patent for a new and improved bedstead. This design "consists in the provision of adjustable hangers for mattress-supports" (lines 12-13). To this end, it consists, "with the side and end rails having vertical mortises or grooves, the cap-plates covering the upper ends of the grooves or mortises and having threaded apertures, and a mattress-support, of the hangers respectively comprising the vertical shank or body seated in the grooves or mortises of the rails, and the horizontal branch extending inwardly from said shank or body and having a slot to seat the side and end bars" (lines 83-93). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173171/
Tire Tightener.
Patent for a new and improved tire-tightener. This design "has for its object to improve the means for lifting the felly so as to permit the insertion of a washer between the felly and the spoke, so as to take up any slack or looseness that may have occurred, and thus tighten the tire on the felly" (lines 15-20). It consists, "with a block adapted to be clamped to a spoke and an adjusting-screw, of a jaw operated by said screw and having its upper portion extended or curved to one side and then bifurcated to form two arms, each of which is provided with a fork adapted to lie against the under face" (lines 39-46). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173083/
Trace Iron.
Patent for a new and improved trace-iron. This design "is to provide a new and improved trace-iron which is simple and durable in construction and arranged to readily connect with the end of the trace without the employment of rivets and which can be readily attached to or detached from the hame. The invention consists of two leaves pivotally-connected with each other and adapted to fold one on the other, one leaf being provided with a hook passing through an aperture in the other leaf and adapted to engage the trace" (lines 7-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173024/
Chemise
Patent for improvements in chemises which would relieve wearers “the annoyance of having the garment gather about the limbs while walking which often produces great embarrassment in public places.” (Lines 42-45) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172707/
Plow.
Patent for improvement in plows by using a “combination of mold-board, land-bar, and share, which will effectually shed the land and prevent the latter from adhere to it.” (Lines 15-18) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172703/
Hame Hook.
Patent for a new and improved hame hook. This design "consists of a hook composed of two members hinged together and adapted to be clamped upon a hame-staple, one of the said members being provided with a pin adapted to project into an opening in the opposite member" (lines 14-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172578/
Ditching Machine.
Patent for a new and improved ditching-machine. This design "consist[s] of the standards, block, handles, braces and round ears, axle and wheel having cogs, scoop provided with points, chute and side plates, elevator shaft, its upper end resting on the round band, elongated cups, rollers, and cog-wheels, shaft, inclined chute, [another] cog-wheel, arms, band, and rollers" (lines 87-95). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172515/
Horse Detacher.
Patent for a new and improved horse-detacher. This design "is to make a compound single-tree which, with certain attachments, will hold the traces securely or allow them to be drawn off the hooks if the horse should run; also, to hold up the shafts while the horse is passing therefrom" (lines 15-20). To this end, it consists in "[t]he combination, with the spring-held vibratory draft-rod having the loop, of the strap and the shaft, the latter carrying the oppositely-placed stirrup-arm and treadle-arm" (lines 74-78). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172472/
Sash Fastener.
Patent for a new and improved sash fastener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a window-sash, of the spiral spring, its inner end resting in the socket, its other in the thimble, locking-plate having the hinge-nib working in the perforation, and [the] thimble receiving and covering the outer end of said spring, and handle, said lock-plate and handle fitting and working in [the] groove and [other] perforation, [a] cover-plate countersunk in the face of said sash, covering said lock-plate, and provided with the perforation and opening" (lines 1-11). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171987/
Harness Attachment.
Patent for a new and improved harness attachment. This design "compris[es] the pad having apertured ends, the buckle-frame, the loop therefrom having a beveled end provided with a lug or projection, the securing-plate having apertured ends, and the trace or tug" (lines 70-75). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171628/
Bobbin Winder for Sewing Machines.
Patent for a new and improved bobbin-winder for sewing machines. This design consists in "the combination, with the shaft provided with a screw-threaded aperture at one end and having a groove formed near the other end, and a carrying pulley, of the spindle provided with a threaded extension entering said screw-threaded aperture of the shaft, said spindle having a taper and made of highly tempered metal" (lines 66-73). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171614/
Spoke Socket for Vehicle Wheels.
Patent for a new and improved spoke-socket for wheels. This design consists in "a felly-joint and spoke-socket, consisting of the U-shaped plate . . . of the contrivance having at its ends flanges or plates provided at their side edges with lips or supplementary flanges clamping or hugging the tire . . . [and] the wedge having a slot inserted between said fellies" (lines 54-68). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171501/
Gate.
Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists, "with the gate, [in a] forwardly-inclined lever pivoted at its lower end to the rear gate-posts, and links pivoted to the rear end of the gate and to the lever between its ends, of a pin passed through holes in the links beyond their pivotal points and through a bar fixed to the rear end of the gate" (lines 44-51). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171381/
Well Bucket.
Patent for a new and improved well bucket. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a body having a valve-seat facing downward in its bottom, a valve having a conical guide upon its upper surface, a flange at its lower end bearing against the seat with a washer and formed with an upwardly-projecting eye or link at its top, and a rod for the attachment of the hoisting-rope passing out at the top of the bucket and having an eye at its lower end connected to the eye of the link" (lines 40-49). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171327/
Vibrating Churn.
Patent for a new and improved vibrating churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the standard, of the vertically-adjustable frame having a vertical opening about its middle, with a horizontal journal bearing at one end, carrying a vertical fly-wheel and crank, and a horizontal and vertical journal-bearing at the other end, the first carrying a vertical toothed segment, a pitman connecting the fly-wheel and segment, and a pinion and shaft-socket arranged about a vertical axis and deriving motion from the toothed segment" (lines 81-91). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171303/
Well Cover.
Patent for a new and improved well cover. This design "is to provide a new and improved cover for wells, cisterns, &c., which cover is so constructed and arranged that it can be moved back by stepping on a step in front of it, and is automatically closed when the pressure is removed" (lines 8-13). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171080/
Meat Chopper.
Patent for a new and improved meat chopper. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the frame having horizontal slots, a sash having interchangeable cutting and tenderizing blades, devices for operating the sash, and wires or rods adjustable in said slots to accommodate either blade . . . [and] [t]he combination of [a] shaft with spur-wheels, pinion, crank-shaft, pitman, sash, removable blade, shaft, carrying spur-wheel, and pinions, and [a] meat-board or table with racks" (lines 91-101). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170915/
Vehicle Hub.
Patent for a new and improved vehicle wheel. This design "consists in the peculiar construction, combination, and arrangement of the parts, whereby a single damaged spoke may be removed and a new spoke inserted without releasing the several spokes comprising the wheel" (lines 11-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170848/
Shot Case.
Patent for a new and improved shot case. This design "is to draw given quantities of shot from the case without the necessity of weighing each draft. To this end the invention consists in a case, means for hanging the same, and a charger" (lines 12-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170703/
Car Coupling.
Patent for a new and improved car-coupling. This design represents "improvements in coupling railroad-cars where any of the ordinary drawheads requiring the use of the link and pin are used; and the object of [the] improvement is to make a complete, simple, and durable car-coupler. . . . by means of a strong adjustable drop ring or link and catch-pin" (lines 13-20). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170615/
Artificial Leg.
Patent for a new and improved artificial leg. This design "consists in certain improvements in the construction and arrangement of parts in artificial legs, so as to make them more durable, easier of repair, and more comfortable to the wearer" (lines 11-15). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170413/
Stock for Plow Trucks.
Patent for a new and improved stock for plow-trucks. This design "provide[s] an improved stock and suitable devices for connecting a plow to any pair of wheels and axle forming a part of a wagon, by which simple additional connections a farmer may construct a sulky-plow in a cheap and simple manner" (lines 8-13). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170280/
Improvement in Photographers' Bath-Warmers
Patent for keeping photographers' chemicals and bath water the same temperature throughout the liquids. The patent contains instructions and illustrations for the creation and use of the invention. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166648/
Improvement in Seed-Planters.
Patent for a new and improved seed-planter. Illustration included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166637/
Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.
Patent for an improvement in cotton-seed planters, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166403/
Improvement in Pulverizing Subsoil-Plows.
Patent for an improvement in subsoil plows to pulverize soils, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166999/
Improvement in Bale-Ties.
Patent for improving the way that hay bales are tied and bound. This bale tie is an addition to a previous patent (number 152,138). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166975/
Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planters.
Patent for a new cotton and corn planter, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166963/
Improvement in Apparatus for Wiring Picket-Fences.
Patent for a new improvement in apparatus for wiring picket-fences to hold the wires tight, including illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166938/
Improvement in Medical Compounds or Bitters for Treating Chills and Fever.
Patent for a new medical compound to treat chills and fevers which lists the ingredients and dosages. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166865/
Improvement in Apparatus for Stretching Wire Fences.
Patent for stretching wire from post to post in the construction of wire fencing, which includes directions how to secure the wire, includes illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166836/