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 County: Grayson County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improvement in Post Hole Diggers
Patent for a new design of post hole digger, with a single overlapping metal blade formed into a circular triangular form.
Oil Can Spout.
Patent for new improvements to oil can where an attachment to the can is made and acts as both a stopper and a spout
Patent for an insect trap.
Patent for improvement in draft-equalizers in which the draft-equalizer will “first, take away the side draft; second, to enable the plow to follow the furrow; third, to work three, four, or five horses to the same bars by simply adjusting the bars; fourth, to enable all horses except one to walk on solid ground, the one to walk in furrow; fifth, to enable the operator to place load on any point of the bars he chooses and still have a straight pull.” (Lines 25-34) Illustration is included.
Patent for reed-organs that is needed in the construction of reed-board to improve the quality and volume of the tone, produce a uniform pipe-tone throughout the different registers.
Patent for a cotton chopper that has advantages in point of simplicity, durability, and general efficiency because it is adapted to operate crosswise with relation to the rows.
Cotton Compress
Patent for "an improved cotton-compress adapted to be used in connection with a cotton-baling press for increasing the density and reducing the size of the bales formed in the press."
Patent for new and useful improvement in dress-supporters for the purpose of providing "simple and effective means for removing the weight of a dress-skirt" (lines 9-11) from the hips and shoulders of the wearer, including illustrations.
Jeweler's Tool.
Patent for improvements in jeweler’s tools by “comprising a tubular handle, a reciprocatory punch-stem extending through the handle and beyond both ends thereof, a retracting spring seated within the handle and engaging with the stem, a punch-needle having a socket member detachably engaging one end of the punch-stem, and a cap detachably fitting one end of the handle over the end of the stem opposite the punch-needle.” (Page 2, lines 5-[13]) Illustration is included.
Wagon-Brake Ratchet
Patent for new mode of applying brake-shoes to a wagon and improvement with the position of the brake level on a wagon.
Patent for an improved cultivator that utilizes wheels and implements adapted for working in adjacent parallel furrows. The cultivator can be used to remove potatoes and similar crops from the earth.
Compress and Packer
Patent for a device that provides improvements in machines for compressing, packing, and baling cotton, hay, straw, and the like; and the object is to provide a machine of this character operating automatically to form the bat as the material is received from the gin or condenser and folding the bat back and forth in even layers in the press, forming a complete and symmetrical bale (lines 9-17) Illustrations are included.
Patent for "a gate which can be built at a comparatively low price, which will be durable and practical, and which can be opened from either side with ease" (lines 13-17).
Automatic Railway-Switch.
Patent for a railway-switch by enabling the switch operate automatically when a train is passing by. Illustration is included.
Patent for "a draft-equalizer that the draft will be equally distributed among each of the animals attached thereto, so that one may travel in the furrow, if desired, and the remainder permitted to move over the unplowed ground" (lines 22-27).
Patent for "a simple device of this kind which will excel the former traps in depositing the ants within the annular pan and in efficiency for convenient discharge of the trapped insects" (lines 18-22).
Patent for a seeder used for sowing small grain including illustrations.
Rope-Fastening Device.
Patent for a new and useful rope fastening device, including instructions and illustrations.
Churn Power
Patent for "new and useful improvements for churn-power" (line 5), including illustrations and instructions.
Patent for a new and useful animal trap, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful fertilizer distributer, including instructions and illustrations.
Pop-Valve For Kilns.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in pop valves for kilns, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for new and useful improvements in ballast scrapers, including instructions and illustrations.
Metal Cutter And Roller.
Patent for a new and useful metal cutter and roller, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful railroad rail, including instructions and illustrations.
Stalk - Chopper.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in stalk choppers, including instructions and illustrations.
Ventilating-Canopy for Cook Stoves Or Ranges.
Patent for a new and useful ventilating canopy for cook stoves or ranges.
Acetylene Gas Generator.
Patent for a new and useful improvements in apparatus for generating acetylene gas. This design is to "provide with few applicances a simple and compact apparatus requiring little attention for generating acetylene gas for light, heat, and power purposes" (line 11 - 14).
Bank - Protecting Device.
Patent for a new and useful bank-protecting device.
Roller Press for Extracting Oil From Cotton Seed, & c.
Patent for a roller press for the extraction of oil from cotton and other seeds.
Quilting - Frame for Sewing - Machines
Patent for a new and useful improvements in quilting frames for sewing machines. This invention is to " provide a simple, cheap, and efficient quilting frame adapted to be suspended from an overhead support and to be used in connection with an ordinary sewing machine" (line 13-17).
Composition of Matter for Manufacturing Calcium Carbid.
Patent for a "new and useful Composition of Matter for Manufacturing Calcium Carbid" (lines 5-7) that will aid in the commercially successful production. Patent includes specifications for the composition of matter.
Patent for a railway car that runs close to the railroad tracks, to prevent damage should it become derailed or in another accident. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Wire-Stretching and Staple-Pulling Device.
Patent for a tool "which is adapted for stretching wire for fencing purposed and which may also be used for drawing the staples from the posts and splicing between posts when such action is necessary." (Lines 9-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Releasing Device For Brakes Of Drive-Wheels.
Patent for "releasing devices for the brakes of drive-wheels of locomotives, whereby the brakes are instantaneously released at the time the train is in motion and before the braked drive-wheels are on the point of sliding on the rails, also before the triple valve acts to release the brakes." (Lines 15-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Screen Attachment for Suction or Exhaust Fans.
Patent for a screen attachment that protects fan blades from damaging and being damaged by debris. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Device for raising water.
Patent for device for raising water. "Our invention relates to water-elevators in which a bucket or like receptacle is periodically lowered into a well and then raised to be emptied."
Bicycle Attachment.
Patent for "a new and improved bicycle attachment arranged to serve as a foot-rest for the feet of the rider while coasting and adapted to be lowered to support the bicycle in a vertical position when not in use and to securely lock the wheel and support together to prevent the machine from being stolen" (lines 7-14), including illustrations.
Patent for a tool that allows a boiler flue to rotate while not letting any steam out of the flue. This allows for the projecting end of the flue to turn without damaging itself and makes taking the flue apart easier for workmen.
Patent for an improved locomotive or traction-engine, with a series of water-shells, each containing "a series of fire-flues, a feeding-water heater, a pipe discharging steam" (lines 118-121), and a double-action plunger-pump.
Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines.
Patent for an improvement on a quilting attachment for sewing-machines previously granted to the inventors (no. 529,518). This patent is an improvement on "the general construction of the device, to provide simple means for adjusting the elevation of the track at its extremities to vary the inclination thereof and for securing the upper ends of the supporting devices to a stationary object, such as the ceiling, and to provide means for adjusting the inclination of the traveler-bar of the hanger to suit that of the track" (lines 14-23).
Automatic Car-Switching System.
Patent for "a system of switching where the cars of a train are pushed up an incline and placed successively on an elevated annular revolving platform, by which they are automatically distributed to their respective receiving-tracks" (lines 9-14).
Pot Holder or Hanger.
Patent for a pot or boiler hanger that is simple and inexpensive and is meant for hanging a pot or boiler above a fire. The hanger is light, easily transportable, compact, and adjustable.
Train-Marker and Signal-Lamp.
Patent for a train-marker and engine signal-lamp meant to "provide a lamp in which the light may be differently colored and the change of color may be effected in an expeditious and convenient manner without the necessity of opening the lamp" (lines 10-14). It also provides "a guard or slide, whereby the opening through which the adjusting device passes may be closed, so as to prevent the wind from entering the body of the lamp and interfering with the flame" (lines 15-20). The lamp is meant for railroads and has two or more lenses, and is durably and inexpensively constructed. One color of light can be shown from the front and back and another from the sides.
Self-Closing Cock or Faucet.
Patent for an improved self-closing cock or faucet that is made up of a pipe with an elongated chamber, a nozzle that is attached to the upper part of the pipe, an inner pipe within the chamber that has apertures in the upper part, a cylindrical valve in the inner pipe, a spring-actuated plunger-rod attached to the cylindrical valve, a handle attached to the plunger-rod, and a drop-valve that closes the lower end of the cylindrical valve.
Press-Box for Horizontal Oil-Presses.
Patent for a press-box for horizontal oil-presses that produces "a cake of even thickness and density, and without strain on any part of the box" (lines 11-13) that has "a box fitted with a strainer that will be more lasting, which can be cleaned without removing it form the box, or the box from the press, and to which the cake will not adhere; [and] to provide a box fitted with effective and economical means of raising the cake out of the box after it is pressed" (lines 13-20). This box is made out of metal.
Patent for a simple, practical, and reliable car-coupling with a side latch. It is "adapted for automatic connection in pairs, when two cars having the improvements are brought together on the same track, which will be capable of a ready release from the side of either coupled car, and also that will be adapted by its peculiar formation to receive support from one part of the improvements, when a coupled drawhead is partly detached from its connections to the car, and which if not so sustained might fall on the track, derail the car having the disabled coupling, and occasion the wreckage of said car and others of a train" (lines 14-27).
Surgical Instrument.
Patent for a surgical instrument meant to help examine and treat the urethra and similar internal canals and passages. It can easily be cleaned and taken apart.
Main Slide-Valve and Throttle-Valve for Steam-Engines.
Patent for a simple main slide-valve and throttle-valve for steam-engines. The throttle valve is a flat plat and slides in a channel between the valve seat and the cylinder head. The twin engine cylinders are horizontally placed at the same height as the throttle valve. The main slide valve "affords a complete and superior valve mechanism for a quick speed steam engine" (lines 29-30).
Patent for a quilting-machine that is meant to "improve the construction of quilting attachments for sewing machines, and to provide a simple and inexpensive one, which will be capable of lateral vibrations, longitudinal movement, and a rotary motion, in order that any form of design may be worked" (lines 12-17).
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