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 County: Harris County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
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).
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.
Patent for improvement in axles by using a “combination of a bar, two skeins and means for holding the skeins in place upon the bar,” (lines 17-18) includes illustration.
Metallic Compound.
Patent for "the process of making alloys for journal-bearings" (lines 42-43) of more durable quality than those formed with "brass and bronzes" (line 10).
Removable Can Top.
Patent for a new and improved removable lid for cans. This design "consists of a can top or protector to be fitted over the top of the can which has had one of its heads cut out in such a manner that the contents of the can can be easily and conveniently removed and, should it be desired, the life and usefulness of the can prolonged at a trifling expense" (lines 24-30).
Patent for a new and improved cap. This design calls for "an adjustable pillow, which can be used when desired, and folded up out of the way when not in use. To accomplish this . . . the cap [has] an air-tight sack or pillow, which can be inflated when needed, and when not in use the air can be withdrawn and the pillow folded up out of the way in the top of the cap" (lines 25-32).
Bale Tie.
Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design "consists of a short thin plate of metal having two tongues . . . fronting each other, said plate being pivoted at one end to the bale-hoop . . . the other end of the bale-hoop being passed under the tongues and drawn tightly around the bale, the expansion of the bale on the hoop causes the respective ends to pull on the respective ends of the tie-plate . . . so as to grip the edges of the end passed between the tongues and hold it firmly" (lines 7-19).
Combined Tent and Bed.
Patent for improvements in the construction of a combined folding bed and tent.
Hay and Cotton Press.
Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design is for "[a]n improved device for retaining a compressed bale in its condensed state after the follower is withdrawn, which consists of pawls pivoted in holes in the sides of the press-box and projecting toward the rear end of the press-box . . . [and] [t]he combination, with the follower rack-bar, the pinions, the shafts, having suitable pulleys, adapted to be connected by belts, of two clutches, and a centrally-pivoted lever having [a] handle, whereby the power may be reversed without changing the direction of the drive-shaft" (lines 71-83).
Patent for a new and improved cot. This design is for a cot that, "[w]hen it is desired to pack the cot for transportation the flexible bottom is first removed from the frame, after which the latter is taken apart and the pieces thereof placed compactly together in a bundle with the flexible bottom. In this cot there are no pivot-joints to become worn or get out of order, and should any of the separable pieces become broken or damaged they can be readily replaced" (lines 47-56).
Combination Implement for Sealing Packages and Railroad Cars.
Patent for a new and improved implement for the sealing of railroad cars and packages. This design "consists of an implement combining all the tools necessary for rapidly and easily sealing railroad-cars and packages with the ordinary wire or tin seals, and of the [novel] particular construction" (lines 9-13).
Patent for a new and improved amalgamator. This design "consists in placing in the bottoms of the chambers a number of iron balls or other suitable-shaped pieces of amalgamated iron, which have sufficient room to move freely among themselves, and then forcing up through the balls or pieces of iron, in contradistinction to forcing it down over their tops, the amalgamated ore and water, so as to cause the pieces of iron to vibrate, and thus to grind and break the pieces of quartz passing up through them" (lines 14-24).
Machine for Welding Tubes.
Patent for a new and improved machine for welding tubes. This design "has relation to machines for welding flues; and it consists in the improved construction and combination of operative parts" (lines 22-25).