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 County: Falls County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Cotton-Distributer.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton distributers, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth510197/
Gin-Saw Cleaner.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in gin saw cleaners, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth513655/
Station-Indicator.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in station indicators for moving vehicles, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth511396/
Cotton-Chopper.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton-choppers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth509969/
Tool-Handle.
Patent for tool handles relating to "improvements in handles for hoes, rakes, and similar agricultural or mechanical implements; and it consists in the novel devices hereinafter described and claimed (lines 10-15). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508968/
Musical Hoop.
Patent for "a musical hoop or wheel which is intended to interest and amuse children." (Lines 12-14) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174448/
Car-Coupling.
Patent for a car-coupling that has a "hollow draw-head provided with a horizontal chamber, a vertical pin-hole near the forward end of said chamber, and a slot in the lower part of said draw-head opening into said chamber, of a sliding latch mounted in said chamber and provided with a lip projecting beyond the outer end of said latch and curved downward as shown, and with a groove on the lower side of said latch, of a pivoted arm engaging in said groove, and a weight integral with said arm and wholly inclosed within said slot and adapted to move said sliding latch forward beneath the lower end of the pin when the latter is raised" (lines 5-18). A coupling pin is mounted in the pin-hole. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174261/
Saw Cotton-Gin.
Patent for "cotton-gins, and more particularly to pneumatic means for removing the lint from the gin-saws, [the] object being to provide a constructions by the use of which the cotton will be taken from the saw-teeth in the condition of down and not in a tufted or ropy state." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174172/
Automatic Cotton-Weighing Scale.
Patent for an automatic cotton-weighing scale that is designed "to be used in connection with pneumatic conveyers, and it is of such construction that it will automatically weigh any amount that its scale may be set at, cut off the supply from the conveyer, empty itself, and immediately reset itself, the resetting of the machine opening the supply-valve from the conveyer, so that the weighing operation can be repeated" (lines 13-21). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174034/
Automatic Weighing-Scale.
Patent for an automatic weighing-scale meant to be connected to a pneumatic conveyer to weigh cotton, grain, or other products. The invention weighs "any amount to which its scale may be set, and then cutting off the supply and emptying itself, when it may be reset, preferably by hand, to repeat the weighing operation" (lines 18-22). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174033/
Earth-Auger.
Patent for an earth-auger that is more effective than other augers and can be constructed to make different sized holes. It is operated by moving two blades back and forth. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173964/
Dog or Stop Device for Baling-Presses.
Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable stop-device or dog used in baling presses with a pressure-chamber in a plunger or traverser reciprocates. The invention operates automatically and retaines the material being pressed inside the pressure-chamber. The dog pivots on the side of the pressure-chamber and is enabled to move freely. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173748/
Governor for Seed-Cotton-Handling Apparatus.
Patent for simple, efficient, and reliable "a governor for regulating the quantity of seed cotton which is delivered to one or more feeders or gins by a seed-cotton handling apparatus" (lines 13-16). The operator sets the amount of cotton being sent through the gin. The invention has a receiver of a cotton handling mechanism, another mechanism that cuts off the supply of cotton after a desired amount has passed, and the invention can easily be started again after the gin is emptied. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173752/
Breast for Cotton-Gins.
Patent for improvements in breasts for cotton gins: " My invention relates to certain improvements in the construction of gin breasts for cotton gins and consists in providing in conjunction with a gin breast an adjustable "up-per circle" to facilitate the formation of the roll, to prevent the seed cotton from overflowing from the gin breast as the roll rotates, and preserve the proper degree of contact between the gin saws and the roll" (lines 12-20). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173701/
Thill-Coupling.
Patent for the invention for new and useful improvements on the thill-coupling along with illustrations and instructions. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173269/
Insecticide
Patent for an insecticide specifically for insects that burrow into the shucks of corn. "The general object of my invention is to provide a compound capable, when affected by moisture incidental to the sweating of the corn in the crib, of generating a poisonous gas which will permeate the shucks and reach and destroy the insect within the shucks, where it cannot be destroyed by simply sprinkling the corn with a poisonous powder or solution" (lines 17-25). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173166/
Car-Coupling
Patent for a simple, inexpensive, durable, and efficient car coupling "which will insure positive automatic coupling when two opposite draw-heads come together" (lines 16-18). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173030/
Thill-Coupling.
Patent for carriage and wagon couplings, with instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172979/
Corn-Sheller.
Patent for improvement in corn-shellers; in which “it consists in a perforated casting provided with radial teeth or projections which extend toward its center and which is to be secured to a support having an opening through it, combined with a double-ended handle which has an opening through its center and teeth projecting from the opening.” (Lines 13-20) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172791/
Lamp-Burner.
Patent for improvements in lamp-burners “is to provide means whereby the wick-tube may be parted longitudinally or vertically to permit the wick being laid in at its open side and means to keep the wick in place until the tube is closed upon it, and at the same time to avoid weakening the tube materially and to guard against leakage along the joint of the tube.” (Lines 13-20) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172739/
Trace-Carrier.
Patent for improvements in trace-carriers in which it would “provide each with a buckle or similar means that can be attached to the back-band of a harness for horses. The purpose is to provide means to a trace-chain which may be readily inserted in the carrier to prevent from removal, either accidentally or otherwise, so long as the carrier remains in position for service.” (Lines 12-20) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172726/
Churn-Dasher.
Patent for an improvement in a churn-dasher by constructing the head of a dasher with a series of spirally-slanting blades, the front and rear edges are curved inward forming vertical openings with lancet-shaped ends. So that it would meet with less resistance when churning with the upward stroke. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172613/
Leather-Dressing.
Patent for improvements to "composition of matter for the stuffing or filling of leather and to soften and polish the same, and also to preserve the leather, and is particularly applicable as a dressing for harness, boots, shoes, and all leather exposed to the weather" (lines 9-14). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172532/
Post Auger.
Patent for a new and improved post-auger. This design "is to improve that class of post-augers whose blades are made adjustable so as to make large or small holes. They have ordinarily been adjusted by means of a bolt, nut, and slot in the blade; but the blades work out of correspondence with each other, the nuts becoming more or less loosened. [This design] dispense[s] with bolt, nut, and slot" (lines 15-23). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172191/
Washing Machine
Patent for a washing machine so it can "provide a simple and improved device of this character, which can be efficiently operated" (p. 03). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172055/
Brace for Bedsteads.
Patent for a new and improved brace for bedsteads. This design has for its object "to provide an attachment for bedsteads whereby the side rails are prevented from springing outward or expanding from any cause, and thus allowing the slats to fall through" (lines 14-18). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171905/
Windmill.
Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "relates to that class of windmills in which semicircular wings are employed upon a vertical shaft; and it has for its object to provide simple and efficient means to govern the speed of the same, and also to throw the windmill into or out of operation when desired . . . A further object of the invention is to provide a windmill of the above-mentioned class which will possess merit in point of durability, inexpensiveness, and general efficiency" (lines 11-21). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171893/
Washing Machine.
Patent for a new and improved washing machine. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the supporting stand and the suds-box, of the cleats at the upper end of said box and formed with openings, the blocks pivotally secured to said stand and provided at one end with the thumb-screw, and the springs secured at their lower ends in said blocks and their upper ends working loosely in the openings in the cleats" (lines 24-31). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171811/
Fire Escape.
Patent for a new and improved fire-escape. This design "relates to that class of fire-escapes which embody a long sack or flexible tube mounted upon a frame adapted to be secured in a window and permit the passage of the occupants of the burning building to the ground through said sack or tube. The object of [the] invention is to provide a simple and improved fire-escape of this class which will possess advantages in point of inexpensiveness, ease of application, and general efficiency, and which may be conveniently transported and occupy but little space when not in use" (lines 8-20). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171775/
Cotton Cultivator.
Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the base . . . of the slotted plate secured thereto, the strip on the rear side of the said plate, the blade having apertures and threaded bolts for adjusting the said blade" (lines 96-100). It further consists in "rear cutters or scrapers on the landside" (line 1). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171757/
Cotton Blocker.
Patent for a new and improved cotton-blocker. This design "relates to cotton-blockers . . . to be applied to cultivators; and the object of the invention is to provide a blocker and mechanism for operating it which may be applied to cultivators of any construction, and with but little trouble, and to provide a hoe-blade which will clear itself of dirt and weeds and make a regular and steady stroke" (lines 11-18). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171641/
Gearing for Operating Windmill Pumps.
Patent for new and improved gearing for windmill pumps. This design has for its object "to raise water from wells by suitable mechanism connected with a fan, from which the power is communicated to the pump through said mechanism" (lines 13-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171624/
Car-Coupler.
Patent for a car-coupler, with illustrations. The purpose of this patent for a car-coupler was to improve existing car-couplings by providing, "safe, convenient, and expeditious means for readily coupling and uncoupling sections of cars with the danger incurred of getting between them" (lines 12-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171497/
Wash Boiler.
Patent for a new and improved laundry boiler. This design consists in "a partition at its lower end slightly above the bottom formed with a screw-threaded neck at its center, a perforated tube fitting with its lower end upon the neck and having its upper end closed, and a number of perforated triangular tubes upon the side of the boiler provided with stoppers at their upper ends and extending from the partition in the lower end of the boiler, and a rack consisting of rings connected at their upper edges by cross-pieces" (lines 76-86). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171362/
Governor for Cotton-Gin Feeders.
Patent for device that regulates the feed of a cotton gin using the pressure of the cotton in the gin's roll-box. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170723/
Post Auger.
Patent for a new and improved post auger. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a post-auger, of the socketed block, the screw-threaded rod extending from the center of the lower end of the block, the expander-disk fitting upon said threaded rod, and having the slotted wings or extensions, the two nuts for adjusting the position of the expander-disk upon the threaded-rod . . . whereby the lower pointed ends of the blades may be arranged to cross one another . . . the shaft [and] the cross-handle" (lines 73-96). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170705/
Post Auger.
Patent for a new and improved post auger. This design "has relation to that class of post-augers which consist of a number of concavo-convex cutting blades secured upon the lower end of a shaft having a cross-handle at its upper end, and provided with means for expanding the said blades for the purpose of boring holes of different sizes; and it consists in the detailed construction and combination of parts of the same" (lines 19-27). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170607/
Governor for Cotton Gins.
Patent for a new and improved governor for cotton gins. This design utilizes a moveable suspended roll-breast and a moveable rocking frame to regulate the amount of cotton fed into the roll-box. This design simplifies and cheapens gin production, and it makes the parts of the gin more adaptable to other gins of different sizes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170275/
Governor for Cotton Gins and Cotton Gin Feeders.
Patent for a new and improved governor for cotton gins. This design "consists, first, in the combination of an oscillating or movable roll-breast with a regulating attachment, whereby the size of the roll or the pressure of the cotton in the roll-box is made to regulate the feed to the gin to any desired degree; second, in forming a series of slots through the outer side of the roll-breast, so that the cotton seed may be discharged through the outer side of the breast, as well as in addition to the usual slot which is made through the bottom of the roll-box" (lines 15-25). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170162/
Plow.
Patent for improvement of plows; and it consists of a combination of two plows, which are attached to separate beams of their own, and which run upon opposite side of the growing plants for the purpose of cutting away weeds and dirt from around them, with two culitivators or shovels, which run immediately in the rear of said plows, and which clutivators are attached to beams of their own and serve to throw the dirt back toward the plants, as will be more fully described hereinafter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170171/
Improvement in Bale-Ties.
Patent for a variety of cotton-bale ties that has has a series of notches and pins that lock together when the ends are brought together. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169942/
Improvement in Cotton-Gins.
Patent for improvements in the manner in which cotton is separated. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169758/
Improvement in Brick-Molds.
Patent for improvement in brick-molds, with description and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166445/
Improvement in Car-Couplings.
Patent for car-couplings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth167021/
Improvement in Portable Fences.
Patent for "a simple, cheap, and portable fence...which can be readily folded up for transportation from place to place." (Lines 11-13) Illustration included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166901/
Improvement in Brick-Machines.
Patent for the improvement of brick-machines, consisting in the arrangement, with the molds, of one or more valves of flood-gates in the bottom of the pugmill, for the purpose of controlling the flow of the clay into the molds, and a roller and knife upon each side of the mill for pressing the clay into the molds and dressing the tops of the bricks. It includes a description and illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166782/
Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.
Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Hand-Machines for Gathering Cotton in the Field" (lines 3-5), including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165047/
Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.
Patent for covering cotton seeds by using a hoe transversely with cams and slides with the main axle of the planter, including illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165041/
Improvement in Cultivators.
Patent for the improvement of the rotary cultivator with adjustable thinning-points and rotating cutter, including illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165039/