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 County: Ellis County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Muzzle for Stock.
Patent for "weaning and grazing muzzles for stock, the object in view being to provide a muzzle adapted when the head of the animal is elevated to remain closed and when the head of the animal is lowered to open, and thereby permit grazing." (Lines 9-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a framed swing and churn attachment with seats, foot-rests, and spring lever, with illustrations.
Canopy for Vehicles, & c.
Patent to "improve the construction of canopies and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient one adapted to be readily mounted on all kinds of vehicles, plows, machines, &c., where shade or protection from weather is desirable" (lines 11-15) with instructions and illustration.
Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines.
Patent for "an attachment which can be applied to the table of a sewing-machine and removed therefrom at a moment's notice and which can be taken apart when required and reduced to a small package for the purpose of storing or placing aside when not required for immediate use." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for an inclined gate-hinges. One part is "secured to the supporting-post or upright and is formed with two parallel loops slightly separated one from the other located just outside the recess in said post, and the other [part is] adapted to be secured to the gate, having an outwardly-extending arm and a cross-head adapted to be passed between and parallel loops and to bear against the rear surface thereof" (lines 94-102).
Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines.
Patent for "quilting-frame attachments for sewing-machines, and has for its object the provision of a device which can be readily applied to any sewing-machine without marring or disfiguring the top thereof, and which will not overbalance the machine when quilting a large-sized bed-covering, and which can be easily detached and stored in a small compass so as to occupy a minimum amount of room when not required for use." (Lines 9-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a clothes-pounder that is simple and effective with the operator using the minimum amount of energy. It is conical with a smaller cone inside it. A diaphragm is between the cones and the brace, and an is air vent inside it.
Governor for Steam-Engines.
Patent for a governor for steam-engines that provides "an automatic governing device controlled by the speed, and hence, by the load of the engine, in order to maintain uniformity of movement under variations of load" (lines 10-14).
Breast-Strap for Harness.
Patent for "a breast-strap so constructed as to obviate pressure on the windpipe of the horse and to transfer such pressure to the shoulders; to obviate chafing or rubbing of the breast-strap upon the shoulders, and to permit them to move freely in advance of each other as a result of the movements of the horse." (Lines 12-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for an improved gate-latch for swinging gates that is especially simple, economic, and efficient.
Patent for a switch-stand for railroads with a vertically movable crank bar that is easily locked into position and a cam lever. The invention is operated more easily than other switch-stands.
Patent for simple, inexpensive, and durable door springs meant to hold a door in place, and can be easily used.
Patent for improvements in baling presses: "This invention relates to baling presses provided with runners, (instead of the usual wheels,) to be removed about the field; and my objects are, to construct such a press in such a manner that it can be readily started down with but few stakes, second; to provide a rigid but removable side brace to prevent the press from canting, and third; to prevent the operating lever from canting or swinging upward or downward when in operation; and to promote simplicity" (lines 17-27).
Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable sulky-plow "that will avoid the collection of trash, weeds, grass, &c., and thereby will not clog; that is designed to run upon the unplowed ground and therefore retain the plow in a steady position; to provide an improved adjusting means for plows whereby the same may be set to run shallow or deep; and to adapt the plow for successfully operating upon hillsides or rolling ground" (lines 12-20).
Wagon-Seat Spring.
Patent for an elliptic seat spring on a wagon that is "arranged longitudinally on the front of the wagon-box, for the purpose of taking up the jar and jolt of wagons in passing over rough places in the roads" (lines 15-18). The springs will stay in place once installed.
Harrow-Disk Sharpener.
Patent for a device that puts disk harrows back into working condition after becoming worn. The invention consists of a socket, frames, a rod with an end-bearing, a handle, and a sharpener.
Patent for "an end gate for scooping adapted to be readily applied to the ordinary construction of wagon bodies which have end gates sliding in vertical cleats and which re usually provided with a removable rod for securing the end gate in the cleats" (lines 11-16).
Patent for a churn that quickly makes butter and has an easily detachable churn body. The churn body sits sideways in a frame, and gears and a hand-operated crank that is built into the removable part of the frame churns the cream.
Patent for an inexpensive and simple copy, record, or book holder stand that is easily adjustable. It sits on a table, and the stand is two horizontal plates that are positioned next to each other.
Patent for an improved vertically swinging gate. Includes illustrations and instructions.
Patent for a stretcher that connects wires in fence construction and repair. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for "improvements in wheels particularly designed for use on harvesters in heavy or muddy ground." (Lines 8-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for improvements in suspension-bridge by using a combination of upper main cables reached from one pillar to the opposite pillar and anchored in the rear side of the pillars. A pair of lower cables at each side of the bridge; each pair being crossed at the center of the A-shaped or angular girders, these girders are bent for use as receiving hooks to form vertical stays. A series of girders hold the upper and lower cables in position thus making the bridge strong, light and rigid span. Illustration is included.
Patent for an improved animal trap for “catching small animals in a trap which will be ever set and in operative position for catching an animal and which will be automatically reset” (lines 10-13), illustration is included.
Sulky Plow.
Patent for a new and improved sulky-plow. This design "has for its objects to provide simple and efficient means whereby the plow may be caused to run level when breaking upon uneven ground, or, when after breaking, when one wheel is run in a furrow previously formed. These objects [the design] attain[s] by . . . the mechanism for lowering or elevating the [plow] for the purpose of leveling it" (lines 10-20).
Pruning Implement.
Patent for a new and improved pruner. This design "has relation to that class of pruning elements in which a concave chisel-edge is formed in the upper end of the blade and one concave jaw of a pair of pruning-shears is formed at the lower end of the blade, while a saw is attached to one side of the blade and a pivoted jaw is attached to the lower end, operating together with the lower concave edge, and it contemplates certain improvements upon the pruning implement [of an earlier patent]" (lines 19-29).
Calculating Device.
Patent for a new and improved calculator. This design "consists in having a central disk provided on each side with a disk somewhat smaller, the three being pivoted centrally, so that the smaller disks on the sides may be rotated independently of the central disk. The central disk has twelve or more marginal figures on each side, equidistant from each other, and a column of figures extending inwardly from each marginal figure" (lines 19-27).
Hay or Cotton Press.
Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design consists "[i]n a hay-press, the combination of the box or casing having suitable doors in its top, bottom, and side, and supported on longitudinal base-strips, a main lever having a short toggle-arm, a semi-rotating fulcrum thereof, auxiliary arms pivotally connected with the main lever, reciprocating followers, and a drum and cord" (lines 26-33).
Stove Pipe Joint.
Patent for a new and improved joint for stove pipes. This design has for its object "to secure a firm and safe connection between the sections of pipe, and at the same time to protect the joint so that the pipe is not liable to crack or split at that point. [The] invention consists in combining with the threaded sections of a stove-pipe, a cap or band secured to one of the sections and overlapping the other, so as to inclose and protect the joint" (lines 9-17).
Car Coupling.
Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the draw-head, of an upright or standard secured thereto, a lever pivoted to said upright or standard, a coupling-pin pivoted to said lever, a flat spring secured to the underside of the draw-head and extending outwardly beyond the same, and a chain connecting said lever and spring" (lines 16-22).
Car Coupling.
Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design is of a car-coupling with a bumper having recesses and slots, "having [a] lip and transverse inner wall, the hook pivoted therein, the bumper, the stirrup suspended beneath the bumper, vertical rods or connections, levers pivoted in suitable bearings on the car-roof, locking-plate, and the [additional] levers" (lines 1-6).
Combined Hedge Trimmer and Mower.
Patent for a new and improved hedge trimmer and mower. This design "relates to certain new and useful improvements in that class of combined hedge-trimmers and mowers in which the side and top of a hedge are trimmed at the same time; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of the frame-work, the driving mechanism or gearing, and the cutting devices or knives" (lines 10-17).
Nut Lock.
Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design calls for a grooved nut and bolt to hold a pin between the two while the bolt is screwed onto the nut. Depending on whether or not the pin is in said grooves, the nut may or may not be removed from the bolt, which increases the worker's control over the nut and bolt and prevents unintended loosening.
Adjustable Stool.
Patent for an adjustable and foldable stool for but not limited to field workers, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for the placement of a "covering of canvas, cloth, or other suitable material" (lines 16-17) around a harvester-reel for various improvements, including instructions and illustrations.
Improvement in Agricultural Implements.
Patent for improvements to a corn and cotton-seed planter with instructions and illustrations.
Improvement in Clay Grinder and Mixer.
Patent for a new clay grinder and mixer design which "will be found to be especially useful in connection with brick-machines" (p. 2) including illustrations.
Patent for improvements in the plow with a heated mold-board to prevent sticking, including illustrations.
Improvement in Cultivators.
Patent for a new and improved Shovel-Cultivator design with adjustable parts and various shapes of shovels, including illustrations.
Improvement In Sulky-Plows.
This pantent was created for the construction and preperation of a sulky plow cultivator. The invention was created for new and mechanical improvements.
Improvement in Cotton-Hoes.
Patent for a cotton-hoe with interchangeable blades (one smaller and the other larger), for "chopping cotton" (line 15) and garden use, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Improvemnt in Cotton-Gin Feeders
Patent for new improvements to the cotton-gin making the feeders simpler to use especially for the well versed.
Improvement in Sulky Attachments for Plows.
Patent for improvement in sulky attachments for plows. This invention allows farmers to "apply any kind of plow to the sulky-frame" (1).
Machine for Binding Grain
Patent for improvement in machines for binding grain for reapers.
Improvement in Folding Store-Shelves.
Patent for "a new and useful improvement in Folding and Portable Store-Shelving" (lines 3-5), including illustrations.
Improvement in Seed-Planters.
Patent for an improved seed-planter "which will deposit the seeds in the requisite quantities and proper distances apart, and which will cover and mark the bills, so that a plowman will not be at a loss where to start at the commencement of a new row, and after having passed around tree-stumps or other obstructions, as he can always see the marks on the preceding rows" (lines 16-23) with illustrations.
Improvement in Harvesters.
Patent for improvements in reaping and mowing machines.
Improvement in Field Threshing-Machine.
Patent for "a new threshing-machine, which is arranged upon wheels, so that it can be drawn over the field" (lines 12-15) and make the process for which it was built: more efficient. The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Improvement in Harvesters.
Patent for improvements in mowers and reapers.
Improvment in Cotton-Presses.
Patent for the improvement in pressing cotton, hay, and tobacco with moveable bale-boxes and a more rapid-working press, including illustration.