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 County: Falls County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Musical Hoop.
Patent for "a musical hoop or wheel which is intended to interest and amuse children." (Lines 12-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
Patent for carriage and wagon couplings, with instructions and illustrations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
Improvement in Cotton-Gins.
Patent for improvements in the manner in which cotton is separated.
Improvement in Brick-Molds.
Patent for improvement in brick-molds, with description and illustrations.
Improvement in Car-Couplings.
Patent for car-couplings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Improvement in Cultivators.
Patent for the improvement of the rotary cultivator with adjustable thinning-points and rotating cutter, including illustration.