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 County: Ellis County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improved Hay and Cotton-Press.
Patent for a hay and cotton press, "the operation of which shall be such that the platen, in starting, moves quickly, but as it approaches the end of its movement its velocity decreases, and its power proportionately increases." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Disk-Plow Attachment.
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Patent for a new and useful horse detacher, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful quilting frame, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful traction engine, including instructions and illustrations.
Changeable Gear For Bicycles.
Patent for a new and useful changeable gear for bicycles, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful plow carriage, including instructions and illustrations.
Single-Delivery Match-Safe.
Patent for a new and useful match safe, including instructions and illustrations.
Stem Winding and Setting Watch.
Patent for a new and useful winding and setting mechanism for watches, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful washing machine, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful meat hanger, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements to wrenches for removing nuts from vehicle-axles.
Life-Insurance Table or Chart.
Patent for a new and useful life-insurance table of chart.
Patent for washing machines with "roller-supporting frame for supporting the same either upon a horizontal surface or upon the top of a tub or receptacle in connection with which the machine is used" (lines 10-14) including illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful plow to "provide a plow which by slight alterations, shifting, and leaving off of some of the parts can be made to break ground, bed the land, list, or perform any required work" (line 7 - 11).
Medicine - Glass.
Patent for a new and useful improvements in medicine-glasses.
Check - Book
Patent for a new and useful improvements in check-book for " customer's use, such as are employed by banks for free distribution" (line 11 - 13).
Churn - Motor.
Patent for a new and useful Churn-Motor to "provide a simple and efficient from a wind-motor adapted for use in connection with churns, the wind-wheel blades being so constructed as to adapt them to expose the necessary surface for efficient operation under the conditions" (line 9- 14).
Fire Alarm
Patent for a new and useful automatic fire-alarm to "provide an improved alarm of this character especially designed for use in hotels and other large buildings having a large number of rooms" (line 8 -13).
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.
Hand Car.
Patent for a new and improved handcar. This design "is to provide for hand-cars a motive power which will produce a high rate of speed and which will enable a hand-car to be propelled in either direction without necessitating turning the car end for end" (lines 9-14). It consists of "an opening in its platform disposed over one of the axles, a rectangular casing arranged over the opening, a drive-shaft journaled in the sides of the casing, a train of gears consisting of cog-wheels and pinions connecting the drive-shaft and the axle, and the crank-handles arranged at the ends of the drive-shaft" (lines 64-71).
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.
Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the standard, the supporting-arm secured thereon and consisting of a stationary member, a swinging member hinged thereto, a latch secured to the swinging member and engaging the stationary member, and the slotted arm secured to the stationary member and passing around the swinging member, and the dasher-rods supported by and between the members of said arms" (lines 18-27).
Broom Rack.
Patent for a new and improved broom rack. This design "compris[es] the lower ring provided in its outer edge with a series of notches adapted to receive the head of the brooms, the upper ring arranged to fit within the opening of the lower ring when not in use and provided with a series of perforations to receive the handles of the brooms, the chains or other suitable means for connecting the rings, and the chains . . . secured to the upper rings" (lines 79-88).
Cotton Loading Derrick.
Patent for a new and improved cotton-loading derrick. This design consists in "[t]he portable derrick, comprising the barrow-base having the longitudinal handle-bars, the extended longitudinal and transverse base-sills, and the bearings, the rotary shaft or mast having the slot and sheave, the upper shoulder and upward-projecting stud, the cross-head, the oblique braces connecting its rear arm to the mast, and the derrick-pulleys suspended from the free arm of said cross-head, the rope passing through said slot and over said sheave and to said pulleys and windlass" (lines 79-90).
Motor for Operating Churns.
Patent for a new and improved churn motor. This design "compris[es] the clock-work-like mechanism, the right angle brake-lever engaging the spring-shaft wheel of said mechanism, and itself engaged by a pivoted hook on the supporting closure, the wheel on the driving-shaft having eccentrically connected thereto a stud engaged by a wrist-pin, the pitman loosely connected at one end to said wrist-pin and carrying at its opposite end a split socket provided with jaws having a binding-screw, and the dasher-staff having connection with said pitman-socket" (lines 90-101).
Machine for Packing Cotton.
Patent for a new and improved packer. This design consists "[i]n a cotton-packer, the combination of the frame, guides mounted therein, rack-bars moving in the said guides, a press-box and steam-cylinder, and heads secured to the rack-bars and moving in the press-box and cylinder, respectively, cog-wheels of different diameters journaled in the frame and meshing with the rack-bars, and anti-friction rollers pivoted in the guides and bearing against the rack-bars" (lines 4-13).
Patent for a new and improved wheel. This design consists in "inner spokes [that] are inclined outwardly, and the outer spokes [that] are inclined inwardly toward their remote ends, whereby compression of the rim of the wheel is transformed into lateral thrusts on the hub, and the lateral thrusts counterbalance each other" (lines 45-51).