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 County: DeWitt County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Grinding-Machine.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in grinding machines, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth512538/
Horse - Releaser.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in "devices for releasing fractious animals from vehicles" (line 15 -16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth511763/
Process of Tanning Hides.
Patent for "an improved process of tanning hides in an expeditious and economical manner, and to produce a fine quality of leather" (lines 8-11). The limed and haired hides are baited thrice, afterwards the hides are packed into "tanning-vats with bark and covering them with a solution of alum and water" (lines 80-82). The hides are then leached in salt water and scoured and dried. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174322/
Refrigerator.
Patent for a refrigerator especially designed to cool meat, dairy, and other farm products. It uses little ice and cools using vaporization. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174109/
Cotton Elevator and Distributer.
Patent for a pneumatic feed device or elevator and distributor for cotton gins. It has a mechanical conveyer that connects "with the blast device, so that a positive force feed is obtained and the cotton is placed evenly over the gins, and wherein further an overflow box is employed and an independent means of feeding the cotton through the medium of the said blast device, either from a vehicle or bin or from the overflow box, thus enabling the gin to be fed even while the connection between the bin or main source of supply is cut off; and wherein also the blower or fan employed in connection with the pneumatic conveying device may likewise be used for forcing the speed delivered from the gin to any desired point" (lines 12-26). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173993/
Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.
Patent for a combined railway-switch and car-replacing mechanism that is meant to "provide certain improved devices which can be arranged to operate as a switch mechanism, or as car replacing means, which can be easily manipulated, are of a simple construction and which will effectively serve for their intended purposes" (lines 11-16). It can be easily assembled and dissembled. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173863/
Insecticide.
Patent for an insecticide that uses an arsenic compound to kill insects instead of Paris green or London purple, and can easily be made into a beautiful green powder that may be used as a pigment. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173862/
Apparatus for the Treatment of Cotton.
Patent for a machine that puts gins and condensers in a line, which sit over a flue. "The lint cotton in bat form being delivered from all of the condensers in independent bats to a common conveyer, the bat cotton increasing in thickness upon the common conveyer and in its travel to a press, compress or other receptacle, receiving the different bats from the different condensers, one bat lying smoothly upon the other, until at the discharge end of the common conveyer, the bat in which the lint is evenly distributed and which is of considerable thickness, will be conveniently discharged" (lines 13-24). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173730/
Car-Replacer.
Patent for a car-replacer that is simple and inexpensive and can be easily set and removed. The replacer has two blocks shaped like triangles and tie rods connecting the blocks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173646/
Insect-Powder Distributer.
Patent for a poison distributor that has an adjustable discharge distance and does not clog. It is crank operated to generate a steady stream of poison. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173610/
Powder-Duster
Patent for a device that will grind poison to a fine powder, and can mounted on a wagon for distribution onto plants. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173112/
Apparatus for Handling Cotton.
Patent for an apparatus for handling seed-cotton. This apparatus is designed to move seed-cotton to gin-feeders, then from the condenser to the press, and also for conveying seeds and motes to an area of deposit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172797/
Account-Book.
Patent for improvement in account-books by “dispensing a multiplicity of books in keeping accounts and to devise means for combining in one book and upon a single page thereof the features of the ledger, day-book, bill-book and bills-receivable book, said page to be so provided with perforation as to admit of the detachment of certain parts, leaving intake theat part of the page that is intended for permanent record.” (Lines 13-22) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172706/
Device for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton by Atmospheric Suction.
Patent for a new device for handling and cleaning seeding cotton by atmospheric suction in which the cotton may be conveyed and cleaned without passing through the exhaust-fans, thereby avoiding danger of the machine being choked while in operation. (Lines 14-17) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172697/
Vehicle-Seat.
Patent for an improvement in vehicle-seats, intended especially for uses in wagon-seats, by constructing a supporting frame consist of two shafts, each having two cranks with two springs connected with the wrists of the cranks. The seat is supported upon these springs which are secured to the underside of the seat-board by employing two blocks that are safely attached beneath the seat. The movements of the springs preserve the horizontal position of the seat even when weight is unequally disposed. Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172614/
Printing Plate.
Patent for a new and improved printing-plate. This design "relates to an improvement in printing-plates designed particularly for printing mailing-lists for newspapers and other periodicals" (lines 8-11). To this end, it consists in "[t]he combination of the bar or holder having the downwardly and inwardly turned ends, and the printing-plates secured on the former . . . of the loop loosely mounted on the plate, and the interposed wedge-shaped locking-key" (lines 5-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172420/
Paper Holder and Cutter.
Patent for a new and improved paper cutter. This design "relates to that class of paper holders and cutters in which the paper is drawn through a holder and severed at any desired point. Its objects are to secure a cheap, simple, durable, efficient, and easily-manipulated apparatus capable, if required, of holding several sheets of the same or different widths, which can be fed side by side and cut to the requisite length, leaving a projecting edge behind the cutter to afford ready means of drawing out the succeeding sheet" (lines 9-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171897/
Addressing-Machine.
Patent for an improved addressing machine, which will "paste, cut, and attach the slip simultaneously, or with one operation" (lines 26-27), with instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171689/
Ant Trap.
Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "has for its object the production of a simple, cheap, and effective device whereby the ants are confined to a space within the circle of the trap, speedily captured, and exterminated. It consists in a trap constructed with a circular flanged pit provided with tubes leading therefrom to a central ant-receptacle; also, in the details of construction of the trap" (lines 8-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171386/
Riding Saddle.
Patent for a new and improved saddle. This design "provide[s] a flexible or elastic seat, consisting of a number of thicknesses of tanned sheepskin, with the wool on, between the saddle-tree covering and the ordinary external rawhide or other covering, thus preventing the said covering from resting on the inner edges of the saddle-tree side bars, which forms a comfortable and easy saddle; and, in addition to this, [the] invention relates to the opening rearwardly and laterally in the saddle-tree for attaching the girth-rigging thereto, in place of the ordinary rings" (lines 30-41). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171294/
Cultivator.
Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design consists "[i]n a garden cultivator, the frame having slotted arm [that is] journaled, clevis, standard with plow, slotted arm, and wheels . . . [and] handles, adjusted . . . to lower and raise said handles" (lines 59-67). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171284/
Coupling for Wagon Tires.
Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the wheel-fellies, one of which has a longitudinal socket, of the overlapping sections secured to the contiguous ends of the tire, and having projecting lugs, an adjusting-bolt carried by one of the lugs and bearing against the other lug, and a protecting-plate having a threaded opening for the passage of the bolt and interposed between the end of the felly in which [a] socket is formed, and the lug adjacent thereto" (lines 80-90). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171278/
Hame Fastener.
Patent for a new and improved hame-fastener. This design "consists of an adjustable regulating fastener for the upper and lower ends of the hames, and this fastener is further provided with a swinging loop, to which the breast-strap may be attached on the lower fastener and the strap on the upper fastener when desired" (lines 19-25). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171099/
Design for a Watch-Chain.
Design patent for a rosary watch-chain that includes strings of beads, hearts, an image of the "Virgin Mary," and a watch-key in the shape of a crucifix. There is no accompanying illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171519/
Table.
Patent for a new and improved table. This design "can be adjusted vertically by turning the screw-spindle, or it can be drawn upward, and will be held in position by the spring-catch, which catches on the shoulders. If the table is to be used at a sick-bed, it can be projected laterally by drawing the table-top in the direction in which it is to project, the track-plate sliding in the grooved plate. The table-top can be locked in the desired position by means of the binding screw" (lines 90-100). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170850/
Ruffling Attachment for Sewing Machines.
Patent for a new and improved ruffling attachment for sewing machines. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the flat main plate having the loop, of the ruffling-plate having its side at one end turned over parallel with its main portion, and provided with a spring tongue or plate that is inserted in the loop" (lines 59-63). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170769/
Wheel or Felly Screw.
Patent for a new and improved screw for a wheel or felly. This design "relates to screws for setting vehicle fellies or rims on the tenons of the spokes; and its object is to provide a device possessing superior advantages in point of simplicity, ease of adjustment, and general efficiency, whereby one [person] can easily and conveniently set the rim" (lines 9-15). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170681/
Insect Destroyer.
Patent for a new and improved pest control device. This design "consist[s] of the flexible air-supply funnel, having end-supporting and mouth-distending rim, terminating in vertical bottom legs or branches, the gas generator, the air-inlet tube having the valve, and the rigid gas-discharge tube" (lines 22-28). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170673/
Horse Collar.
Patent for a new and improved horse collar. This design "consists in forming a portion of the large roll of the collar with leather, and the other part with canvas or ducking of two thicknesses, between which double part of ducking or canvas is placed a medicated composition and preservative, which serves as a remedial agent for the galling of horses shoulders', and as a preventative against gnawing of the collar by vermin. It also relates to an improved manner of stitching together the collar roll" (lines 13-23). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170604/
Thill Carrier for Harness.
Patent for a new and improved thill-carrier for harnesses. This design utilizes a loop or ring, and "[b]y this construction of the thill-carriers it will be seen that the trouble and annoyance of running the thills into and backing them out of the thill-carriers are entirely overcome, and by means of the loops or rings . . . the thills are perfectly confined in the carriers . . . [they] may be made very cheap, and also very ornamental to the harness" (lines 66-76). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170504/
Snap Hook.
Patent for a new and improved snap hook. This design "consists in a hook provided with a sliding latch on the shank and on the end of the hook, whereby this hook will remain closed in whatever position it is placed" (lines 11-14). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170456/
Combined Safety Hook and Buckle.
Patent for a new and improved combined hook and buckle. This design "is especially adapted for use upon the back-bands, whether of leather or canvas, of harnesses, and for receiving and holding the leather trace or trace-chains of the harness; but it may be attached to various other parts of the harness, and used for various other purposes. The buckle part of the device is composed of a suitable frame . . . and a bar formed or provided with points or small tongues for holding the strap or canvas adapted to slide in the frame" (lines 9-21). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170372/
Saddle Pad.
Patent for a new and improved saddle pad. This design "consists of a saddle-pad formed of an upper and lower cover connected by lacing, provided with pockets, and filled intermediately with layers of felt or cloth" (lines 13-16). The saddle pad was designed to increase comfort for the rider while maintaining comfort for the animal. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170348/
Combined Cotton Chopper and Scraper.
Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper and scraper. This design consists in "the combination of a central beam having a slot at its rear end and a hook at its front end, the laterally-adjustable bars connected with said beam, the scraper-standards pivoted to the adjustable bars, the front clevis for the beam, and rear yoke or support having a transverse pin, and the suspension-chains with a supporting-frame" (lines 101-108). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170248/
Cotton Sprinkler.
Patent for a new and improved sprinkler. This design consists "[i]n a cotton or other plant sprinkler, the reservoir or tank mounted upon a suitable carriage or truck, and having connected thereto a pump, in combination with the grooved pulley, rigidly secured to the wheel of the carriage or truck, belt or chain, pulley, clutch, and crank, connected by suitable levers or arms to the piston-rod . . . with the pipes, provided with roseheads, of the arm or carrier, formed in sections and connected to a suitable lever for raising or lowering it" (lines 20-33). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170163/
BED-BOTTOM
Patent for "a new and useful improvement in bed bottoms". The bed bottom fits any bedstead and it is cheap, portable, and durable. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170014/
EARTH-AUGER.
Patent for structural improvement in machines used for boring post holes and wells with illustrations and instructions included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169982/
Envelope.
Patent for a new and improved envelope. This design calls for "a projecting flap, to which the postage stamp or stamps may be attached in such a manner that the said stamp or stamps may be canceled by perforation (or by means of a punch or otherwise) without danger of injuring the contents of the envelope" (lines 14-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169968/
Improvement in Bale-Tie Buckles.
Patent for an improved bale-tie buckle which will not slip or break under great strain. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166582/
Improvement in Ant-Destroying Apparatus.
Patent for "a new and Improved Apparatus for Destroying Ants" (lines 4-5) including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166458/
Washing-Machines.
Patent for an improvement in washing machines. The shaping and components are meticulously detailed and indicate they play a part in the said improvement. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166925/
Improvement in Wheels for Vehicles.
Patent for "an improved hub for buggy and other vehicle wheels, which shall be simple in construction, strong, and durable, and which will run with little friction." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166915/
Improvement in Cotton-Worm Destroyers.
Patent for "a new machine for removing the destructive cotton-worms from the cotton-plants without injury to the plants, and for destroying the worms," which "consists in the arrangement of a movable frame, which is by animals drawn over the fields to straddle the rows of cotton, and which is provided with brushes for sweeping the worms from the plants, and with jointed bottom pieces or slides, which crush them on the ground." (Lines 15-25) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166862/
Improvement in Cultivators.
Patent for an improvement in the design of corn cultivators, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166846/
Improvement in Cotton-Presses.
Patent for the improvement of the cotton press using a cam-lever for operating the side of the press-box with two different application of power, including illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165054/
Improved Mode of Regulating the Velocity and Furling the Sails of Wind-Wheels.
Patent for a new windmill using different parts to help regulate the sails and for folding and unfolding the sails, including illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165049/