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 County: Harris County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improvement in Thill-Couplings.
Patent for improvements in thill-couplings "whereby provision is made for the easy connection and disconnection of the shafts or pole of the vehicle without any unscrewing or removal of bolts or pins" (para. 2).
Bale-Band Tightener
Patent for a bale-band tightener, for "baling-presses; and its object is to provide a new and improved bale-band tightener which is simple and durable in construction and arranged to permit the operator to conveniently place the bands in position and fasten the ends together after the bale is pressed." (Lines 7-13)
Patent for automatic car-couplings, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for hoodwinks or goggles that are adjustable and that are connected with elastic to be more comfortable for the wearer. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for stock guards for railroad tracks. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for new and improved safety razor, which will be similar to an ordinary razor, and "can be used either in its safety form or in the ordinary manner" (lines 15-16) including instructions and illustrations.
Attachment for Bicycles.
Patent for a package-carrying device that attaches to the frame of a bicycle. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for improvements to freezers for freezing liquids and confections, with illustrations.
Non-Refillable Bottle.
Patent for "a non-refillable bottle of simple, cheap, and improved construction, which can be quickly and easily sealed" (lines 13-15). The bottle can be emptied easily.
Patent for fire escapes adapted for "being carried fro one portion of a building to another to effect the escape of persons from any portion of the same and at an elevation thereof." (Lines 16-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a stock-guard meant for use in railway-tracks. It has many beveled caps, "each having a flange or projection on one side, and adapted to fit over the cross-ties" (lines 46-18). There are also slats, each with a flange on its upper edge, and the slats are arranged between the caps.
Non-Refilling Bottle.
Patent for a non-refilling bottle that has a groove in its neck, a spring that fits in the groove, and a keeper that fits in the bottle opening and keeps the spring in place. The cork fits inside the keeper, thus sealing the bottle. A wire goes through the cork and the keeper, and is twisted together above the cork; when pulled, the bottle can be opened.
Stem for Tobacco-Pipes or Cigar-Holders.
Patent for a stem for tobacco-pipes and cigar-holders designed to prevent nicotine from being inhaled. "The object in view is to provide a stem consisting of detachable members to facilitate cleansing when foul" (lines 11-14). The pipe is a serpentine shape and contains cotton filters in its crooks.
Patent for a wrench that uses friction-rollers to clamp the thing that is being turned. A rotary ring-shaped cam is what actually turns the wrench's object, and there are teeth that surround the outside of the cam. A pawl, when turning the handle, turns the teeth. This is what makes the cam rotate.
Car-Shading Adjuster.
Patent for a car-shade adjuster in passenger-coaches of street-cars that allows shades to "be raised or lowered at will and held firmly in any desired position" (lines 18-19). It is set in tracks in the window frame, held in place by springs, and bearings to keep friction between the shade-roller and track.
Patent for a button that can fit in any buttonhole. It is "a bar having a button or know affixed thereto and having key-hole-slots, of a button attached to an arm having a tongue and a contracted offset portion adjacent thereto and between the same and the button carried thereby, the said tongue being of a thickness substantially the same as the width of the slot" (lines 55-62).
Patent for an improvement in speed-recorders or device meant especially for street-cars, meant to protect the streets from reckless driving. The machine punches tape, recording the time the trolly takes to travel each block and how long the trolly takes at each stop.
Disk Plow.
Patent for "a new and useful improvement in disk plows, the object being to construct a plow of the kind described in which the resistance encountered by the main cutting or master disk in operation is counteracted by oppositely-disposed disks, one of which acts as a subspoiler, the other as a jointer, making a partial penetration of the land, which is followed by the master-disk in the succeeding furrow." (Lines 24-33) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a cotton-harvester meant to pick the ripe cotton but leaves the plants or unripe cotton and to improve the construction of cotton-harvesters.
Patent for a bicycle-holder that holds the bicycle upright. It consists of "a pair of plates clamped upon a portion of the frame of a bicycle, two pairs of ears formed integral with and depending from said plates, one pair of ears being formed convcavo-convex to form a socket between them and constructed with semicircular notches in their lower edges, a rod having a ball or spherical body on its upper end that is located and held for movement in the so formed socket, a lug formed integral with the lower end of one of the remaining pair of ears, and an arm pivoted between said remaining pair of ears, said arm having a bifurcated lower end that engages the rim or tire of the front wheel of the bicycle" (lines 40-54).
Apparatus for Heating up Locomotive-Boilers.
Patent for an "apparatus for kindling fires in locomotives; and it is intended to provide an improved apparatus by which the fires may be rapidly and economically kindled and steam may be gotten up without much of the tedious delay now ordinarily incident to raising steam in a cold locomotive-boiler." (Lines 13-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Singletree Attachment.
Patent for "an improved device on the end of a singletree to hold the end of a harness-tug" (lines 12-14). It has a stirrup-holder hinged to a ferrule, a handle, a stirrup, and a tug.
Cattle-Guard for Railroads.
Patent for an improved and inexpensive railroad cattle-guard that "can be readily secured to the road-bed of a railroad, as well as easily removed therefrom, as in case of needed repair, or for other purposes" (lines 19-22). The invention provides an uneven surface for the cattle to walk on.
Attachment for Penholders.
Patent for a simple and effective attachment for penholders. It is "readily and easily attached to a penholder, and which is adapted to protect the fingers of the hand and prevent them from coming in contact with the pen or with the inked portion of the holder" (lines 15-19).
Apparatus for Cooking Cotton-Seed Meal.
Patent for an apparatus for cooking cotton-seed meal meant to get the maximum amount of oil for the meal used and puts moisture into dry meal and evaporates excess moisture in meal. Meal is continuously supplied through the machine and water-bath. The steam does not burn or harm the meal.
Combination Steel Bar.
Patent for a combination steel bar meant to easily remove nails and spikes from board without bending the nails or spikes and without splitting the board. It can also be used to remove siding from houses and ships.
Mechanism for Operating Railway-Switches.
Patent for a device "for automatically operating the switches of steam, electric, and street railways by the movement of a locomotive or car, thereby obviating the necessity of a brakeman, driver, motorman, or other person alighting from the car or train for such purpose" (lines 12-18).
Cut-Off Valve.
Patent for a cut-off valve meant to improve shut-off valves with "valve-plugs mechanically actuated by rotary valve-stems provided with cranks or eccentric pins which loosely engage the valve-plugs and serve to shift the latter longitudinally to or from the valve-seats when the stems are rotated" (lines 9-14).
Exercising Device.
Patent for an "exercising device for teaching beginners the correct touch on the piano to systematically develop finger [technique]." (Lines 9-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Draft Attachment.
Patent for "an improved construction for draft attachments whereby we may dispense with the action of the ordinary doubletree or evener and throw the draft of each animal directly upon the axle-clips or fixed point of attachment on its side of the axle, thereby causing the draft of each animal to be independent of the other and avoid the tendency of the stronger, or in starting the quicker animal, pulling the weaker or slower animal backward and to one side of the line of draft." (Lines 14-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Draft Attachment for Doubletrees.
Patent for "a draft attachment which shall prevent the swaying of the pole or tongue sidewise, and cause the draft of the animals to be independent of each other." (Lines 19-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Combined Shoot-Board and Squaring-Box.
Patent for a combined shoot-board and squaring-box meant to square and shave "the edges of stereotype and other printing plates; ant to this end the invention contemplates a device of this character that will be of an exceedingly simple and comparatively inexpensive construction, while at the same time providing for an easy and accurate manipulation of the plates being operated upon" (lines 10-17).
Car-Wheel Lubricator.
Patent for a car-wheel lubricator that can be easily used while the wheels are moving or still, and does not waste lubrication. It attaches to two railway wheels.
Device for the Protection of Vessels.
Patent for a device that protects boats and consists of supporting plates, two of which are firmly secured to the side of the boat, springs between the supporting plates, and chains that limit the movement of supporting plates.
Mosquito-Net Frame.
Patent for a mosquito-net frame that can support a tester, but does not require one to operate. The net can be draped over a bed and moved out of the way again without interfering with the tester.
Switch-Operating Mechanism.
Patent for a switch-operating mechanism than "may be changed quickly and positively from a moving car" (lines 15-16).
Cattle-Guard for Railroads.
Patent for a cattle-guard for railroads that is "a series of plates or slates mounted with the capability of partial or complete rotation on axes substantially parallel with the rails and between the said rails and on either side of the track so as to span the road bed or space between the ends of the fence" (lines 25-31). The plates have longitudinal flanges with serrated edges.When the cattle step on the guard, they will experience pain and avoid the spot.
Patent for a simple and inexpensive cattle-guard that has comprising rollers which can be independently and easily replaced. The bars that hold the rollers can also be easily removed.
Patent for an improved gas governor that are used with gas-meters in supply-buildings and accurately regulates gas flow and pressure. The invention is a general improvement on gas governors, and is efficient in its operation.
Patent for a simple, inexpensive blind stop that adjusts and locks "the slats of window blinds in any position desired for the purpose of regulating the light, and to prevent the rattling and wear and tear on the slats, and to lock the slats so that they cannot be opened from the outside at all" (lines 8-13). It is easy to operate and does not use screws.
Patent for a cotton press that has a stationary plate and a steam or hydraulic powered plate and produces a continuous folded bat. This invention combines "advantages of the quick but not extremely powerful pressure of the ordinary steam press, and the powerful but slow pressure of the hydraulic press" (lines 14-17).
Apparatus for Washing and Scrubbing Gas.
Patent for a washer-scrubber that cleans gas from "tarry matter, ammonia, sulphureted hydrogen, carbonic acid and other impurities" (lines 14-16). The machine divides gas into streams, sprays it with washing liquor, spreads it over reticulated and perforated plates.
Patent for a device that is attached to a saddle in order to distribute insecticide to cotton and other crops while riding through the fields.
Process of Manufacturing Soap.
Patent for an improved process designed "to lessen the time required for the manufacture of soaps and at the same time have all portions of a mass thereof of uniform character, also to make more soap from the same amount of fat or oils than is now done by the ordinary processes." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for improvements to the monthly reference calendar, which includes note space and a monthly index. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Poise for Scale-Beams.
Patent for scale-beams to balance "for the poise or its suspending attachment to move on when being adjusted to weight" (lines 10-13) including illustration.
Parcel-Delivery Apparatus.
Patent for improvements in mail and parcel delivery apparatus: "is designed particularly for use at suburban residences, or where the distance from the house to the street is considerable" (lines 11-14).
Coin Holder of Package.
Patent for improvements in coin holders or packages by using three metallic strips, A, B, and C; the end of strips A and B are bent at right angles to the body portions of coins of a particular denomination. Strip C is “pivoted at its ends to the ends of the strips A and B at their point of attachment and adapted to be turned upon its pivots, so as to embrace the edges of the coins contained in the holder.” (Lines 85-89) Illustration is included.
Soap-Making Apparatus.
Patent for improvements in soap-making apparatus by using the “same frames to mix the ingredients and in cooling the prepared mass, thus obviating the necessity of the removal of the mixed mass from the mixing-frame to a cooling-frame.” (Lines 11-15) Illustration
Patent for improvements in hay-presses by using the combination of a ram having a connecting rod, a rack engaged with a rotatable cog-wheel, a bed-plate, a weighted lever, a buffer and other minor parts to create the pressing operation. Illustration is included.