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 County: Hill County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Quilting-Frame.
Patent for a quilting frame "pivotally attached to a suspending-bar, whereby either part may be brought beneath the arm of the sewing-machine without requiring the shifting of the goods to bring a new part into position to be quilted until after the exposed portions of the two parts have been quilted." (Lines 24-30) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174664/
Lamp.
Patent for improvements to headlight lamps used in locomotives, with illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174621/
Hay-Press.
Patent for a hay-press that has an easily detachable tie-box and power-head, and the plunger-beam has an improved construction. Loose hay "fed into the feed-box [is] gathered or collected by the plunger through the instrumentality of teeth on a peculiarly-formed power-head engaging teeth on the plunger-beam and then compressed by a finger or arm on the power-head baring against the end of the plunger-beam" (lines 22-28). The press does not need to pinned to the ground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174472/
Telephone Attachment.
Patent for "a device which will support the weight of the telephone-receiver on the switch-lever whether the receiver be hung on the hooks of said lever or carelessly dropped, [the] object being to provide against the short-circuiting of the local battery when the telephone is not being used, whereby it would become uselessly exhausted, and also to insure that the signal-bell shall at such times always be in operative circuit with the central station, so that the annoyance to a distant exchange or subscriber by a failure of the call-bell to respond is avoided." (Lines 9-21) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174467/
Autographic Register.
Patent for a device to register fares in situations where passengers pay to be transported from one location to another, specifically by train. The fare-collector needs a way to have accurate receipts as fares are collected. The invention is a "small portable ticket-holder and registering device (lines 38-39), that issues valid tickets "which will enable a conductor to keep a correct current amount of fares as received as well as a record of tickets sold and mileage traveled on same" (lines 41-45), and prevents dishonesty in fare-collectors. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174422/
Dental-Plate-Polishing Tool.
Patent for a machine that dresses or reduces dental plates uniformly, and can dress dental plates to any thickness. It also can "provide permanently-exposed means for indicating the thickness to which the plate is being reduced" (lines 16-19). It will not puncture or weaken dental plates. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174408/
Grass and Weed Exterminator.
Patent for a grass and weed exterminator, especially those weeds that roots are a network of runners that can't be pulled up. The destroyer plows them up, ten inches or more, and sifts through the dirt, pulling up the network of plants. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174393/
Water Elevator and Carrier.
Patent for a water elevator and carrier that is designed to quickly and efficiently transport water from a well, spring, or cistern to the operator. A bucket can be quickly transported to the well, spring, or cistern and be filled also. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174342/
Portable Furnace.
Patent for a furnace adapted for camping and general outdoor use. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174326/
Seed-Planter Attachment.
Patent for "seed-planter attachments; and it has for its object to provide a new and useful machine of this character adapted to simultaneously plant two rows of corn, cotton, or other seed at any desired distance apart and to also provide means for marking the third row at any width from the planter." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174265/
Thill-Support.
Patent for an antirattling attachment for thill-couplings or thill-irons. It can attach to any axle and any thill, and causes the device to put constant pressure on the eye of the thill-iron. This prevents rattling where the iron is connected with the axel-clip and puts tension on the front of the thill-iron in a rearward direction. This tension balances the shafts and thills when the horse is attached to the thill. When the horse is unattached, the thill is held in an upright position by the attachment. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174226/
Cultivator.
Patent for a cultivator attachment which is designed to be "a guard to protect the young growing crop from being covered by dirt when it is being cultivated." (Lines 14-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173769/
Combined Elevator, Cleaner, Distributer, and feeder for Seed-Cotton.
Patent for Combined Elevator, Cleaner, Distributer, and feeder for Seed-Cotton: "provide a simple, cheap and efficient apparatus for taking seed cotton from a wagon, or other source of supply cleaning it, and delivering it in the desired quantity and in a suitable condition for ginning to one or more gins or gin feeders" (lines 13-18). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173704/
Clothes-Pounder.
Patent for improvements in atmospheric clothes pounders: "Dividing the outer section into compartments so that air in escaping is distributed evenly from all sides of the pounder instead of escaping in a body from one side, whenever the pounder strikes a wad or knot of cloths and is tipped sidewise; it also makes the suction better" (lines 49-55). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173409/
Harrow.
Patent for a harrow that is constructed without frames, so it is lighter and easier to use. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172941/
Wire-Stretcher.
Patent for wire-stretching levers, with instructions and levers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172940/
Cotton-Chopper.
Patent for "a cotton-chopper attachment for cultivators... to be applied to the ordinary sulky-cultivator frame... and when so applied to constitute and efficient machine for chopping and thinning cotton." (Lines 9-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172931/
Rein-Holder.
Patent for improvement in rein-holders that are being used in carriages and wagons by using two horizontal jaws, one with a downwardly-projecting rear end and the other with a downwardly-projecting front end; the first jaw is secured to the side of the wagon and the second jaw is pivoted to the first jaw. This device will "hold the reins when the driver is absent and capable of being tripped by pressure of the driver’s foot" (lines 11-13). Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172807/
Corn-Planting Attachment for Plows.
Patent for improvement in corn planting attachment for plows in which the “attachment can be conveniently attached to any plow or furrow-opener” (lines 11-12) as a seed-dropping device. “This device may be retained in a raised or inoperative position.” (Lines 85-86) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172744/
Railroad-Track Lifter.
Patent for improvement in railroad-track lifters by using “the combination of a base, a upright, a lever and two pawls engaging notches of the upright” (lines 97-99) and “hand mechanism for operating the pawls,” (lines 1-2, p. 2) for easily raising sections of railway-track. Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172652/
Coffee Roaster.
Patent for a new and improved "culinary utensil primarily intended for use as a coffee roaster, but also . . . of any article which needs to be stirred while upon the fire" (lines 12-16). This design utilizes a crankshaft to stir the beans (or other foods) as they roast. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170220/
Caster.
Patent for an improved design for casters, otherwise known as "rollers for bedsteads and the like" (lines 15-16), including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170147/
Portable Extension Top for Stoves.
Patent for a new and improved portable extension for stove tops. This design is for a casing with pot-holes that utilizes a flange and a collar to allow for attachment to the stove top. This increases the usable surface area of the stove by a third. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170067/
Improvement In Apparatus For Washing Dishes and Table-Cutlery
Patent for improvements to a dish washing machine with specifications and illustrations attached. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169872/
Improvement In Gun-Locks.
Patent for "new and useful improvement in Gun-Lock" (lines 4-5) including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166979/