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 County: Lamar County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Combined Chair, Cot and Bed
Patent for a combination of a chair, cot and bed and improvements made unto it. Illustrations and instructions included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170603/
Ligthtning-Arrester.
Patent for improving lightning arresters, an invention used to distribute electrical current over a large area and ground it at a different points should a building be struck by lightning. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508362/
Non-Refillable Bottle.
Patent for a specification to improve the design and function non-refillable bottles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth512289/
Non-Refillable Bottle.
Patent for a non-refillable bottle. The invention "relates to bottles in general, and more particularly to that class known as "non-refillable" bottles, and has for its object to provide a cheap and simple device of this nature that when once emptied cannot be refilled either by floating, by exhausting the air therefrom, or by pouring thereinto" (lines 11-17). Includes specifications and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth513333/
Piano.
Patent for an upright piano. This piano's construction provides a "case in which warping of the sides and fingerboard support will be prevented, in which convenient racks for holding music in use may be provided, in which the music may be continuously arranged, so as to be readily accessible, and in which the sounding board and string-carrying frame by me readily inserted and removed and may be held firmly in place." (Lines 13-21) Illustrations included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth511087/
Vehicle-Wheel.
Patent for vehicle-wheels that "automatically" expand and contract (lines 8-10); including illustration and instructions texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth509138/
Chainless Bicycle.
Patent for a new and useful chainless bicycle, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth510539/
Elevated Railway.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in elevated railways, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth512292/
Insect-Trap.
Patent for new and useful improvements in insect-traps, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth514699/
Cylindrical-Bale Cotton-Press.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cylindrical bale cotton presses, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth512281/
Wire-Fence Support.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in wire fence supports, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth514683/
Cycle Brake And Motor.
Patent for a new and useful cycle brake and motor, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth511048/
Stovepipe-Thimble.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in stovepipe thimbles, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth513969/
Car-Fender.
Patent for new and useful improvements in car fenders, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth515024/
Churn.
Patent for a new and useful improvement in churns, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth514604/
Chimney.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in chimneys, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth512359/
Fertilizer-Distributer.
Patent for a new and useful fertilizer distributer, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth512009/
Back or Lining for Fireplaces.
Patent for improvement linings of fireplaces including the cost for creation, the adaption to fireplaces of different sizes, the expansion and contraction of parts under the influence of heat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth509402/
Elevated Electric Car-Line.
Patent for a new and useful improvements in "elevated double-track electric car lines and car and electric-wire supports combined, including instructions and illustrations" (line 5 - 7). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth513588/
Washing-Machine.
Patent for a new and useful washing machine. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth512541/
Arm for Telegraph - Poles.
Patent for a new and useful arm for telegraph poles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508360/
Cultivator.
Patent for a new and useful improvements in cultivators. This design is for "bedding cotton, corn, and all other seed which are planted in beds or rows" (line 14-18). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508191/
Attachment for Ginning-Machines.
Patent for improvements in attachment for ginning machines: "provide mechanical means for conveying the cotton and seed that is delivered from the gins through pneumatic tubes to the baling room and see house" (lines 15-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174721/
Washing-Machine.
Patent for "washing-machines which combine in one structure means for heating the suds-water and maintaining the same at the required temperature, a suds-box having chambered or hollow bottom and sides to secure a circulation of the suds-water independently of the agitation resulting from turning the drum or clothes-receptacle upon its axis, and a drum removably journaled in the suds-box and comprising longitudinal slats or bars having bent edge portions for scooping up the suds-water and directing the same into the drum and upon the clothes contained therein, whereby the washing process is greatly facilitated." (Lines 7-21) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174706/
Electric-Arc Lamp.
Patent for improvements to electric-arc lamps to regulate the feed of the carbon-carrying rod, with illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174666/
Wrist-Guide and Foot-Guard for Pianos.
Patent for “…a piano attachment consisting of an adjustable wrist-pin and foot-guard adapted to serve as a means for securing the proper position of the wrist and forearm in practice and also adapted to protect the front panel of the instrument and serve, with children, as a foot-rest. Further objects and advantages of this invention will appear in the following description, and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims” (lines 8-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174614/
Device for Preventing Hens from Setting.
Patent for improvements to a hood that prevents hens from flying (by cutting off vision above or to either side) while allowing them to continue scratching and eating. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174606/
Cloth-Bolt Clamp.
Patent for a clamp "to hold the folds of a bolt of cloth in position and to prevent the same form being unwound except when desired." (Lines 23-25) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174562/
Locking Joints for Railway-Rail Joints.
Patent for a locking device for railway-rail joints. It improves how the meeting rail ends are fastened, and prevents accidental disconnection. It is "a locking fish-plate having keyhole bolt-slots, the narrow portion of the slots having inclined sides, the inclination diminishing gradually toward the end, and double-headed bolts, one of the heads being tapered, whereby the bolt is subjected to a double wedging action" (lines 56-61). A face-plate is perforated and receives the tapered heads and securing-rivets. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174324/
Piano Guard and Rest.
Patent for "an attachment for pianos designed for use as a guard to protect the instrument from injury to the front of the keyboard when being moved through narrow passage-ways, and as a rest for the feet of performers unable to reach the floor to prevent contact and consequent defacing of the lower panels." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174168/
Hame.
Patent for a harness-hame and "contemplates the provision of improved means forming a part of the hames for securing the trace-chains thereto; also the provision of an improved trace-link adapted for connection with said securing means in a manner to insure maximum strength" (lines 15-21). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174145/
Seed-Planter.
Patent for a seed-planter that can be used with corn, peas, and cotton. It has a changeable gear, an upright frame, an axle and supporting-wheel, a crank shaft, vertical slots, a toothed disk, and a hopper. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174138/
Hame-Fastener.
Patent for a simple and inexpensive hame-fastener that has "two adjustable parts, one of which is provided with hooks to be engaged by means on the other part" (lines 11-13). The invention is adjustable and does not unlock or disengage accidentally but can easily be unlocked on purpose. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174117/
Fence-Making Machine.
Patent for a simple, portable fence-making machine meant to separate crossed wires, re-utilizes old wires, and has "a wedge being employed in the twisting-head for the purpose of separating the old twists and causing them to pass through the twisting-eye" (lines 22-25). The machine allows the wires to be equally spaced apart, and the space is adjustable. A picket-gage is included in the invention, which regulates the space between pickets. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174044/
Detergent Compound.
Patent for an all-purpose detergent composed of water, lye, ammonia, borax, indigo, and mountain balm. Includes instructions. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174007/
Railway-Bicycle.
Patent for a railway-bicycle that travels on one rail and needs two wheels with connecting frames. It has a forward double flanged wheel and a wheel behind the first wheel, and this machine is faster and lighter than other similar machines. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173947/
Gate.
Patent for a gate that improves "the construction of sliding gates, and to provide a simple and inexpensive one, which will be positive and reliable in its operation, and which may be opened and closed a distance from it approaching it in either direction, without dismounting or leaving a vehicle" (lines 10-16). It also prevents farm animals from passing through when the gate is closed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173841/
Attachment for Locomotives.
Patent for a safety attachment for locomotives that is simple and prevents unwelcome people from getting into a position to take control of the train. It consists of steam pipes with open jets connected with the boiler that go around the entrances of the cab, and the train engineer can turn a valve and make hot steam project across the entrances. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173733/
Elevated Railway.
Patent for improvements in elevated railways: "provide simple means for regulating and adjusting the weight of the car so as to throw the preponderence thereof upon either the upper or the lower track or to equally divide the weight so that each track bear a like proportion" (lines 12-17). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173706/
Gate.
Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and improved construction for sliding gates that is easily opened and closed with minimal effort. The gate slides back and forth on a track which is set in a frame above the gate. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173689/
Gate-Closer.
Patent for a simple and inexpensive gate closer that can be used with any gate and is easy to use. It consists of an arm that is secured to the gate, an adjustable wedge that sits between the arm and the gate, a weight connected to the arm, fastening devices, a slot on the wedge, pulleys mounted in a casing, and chords. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173522/
Hame.
Patent for a hame that has an improved fastening device that easily secures trace chains or tugs to the harness. It is easily adjustable. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173515/
Type-Writing Machine.
Patent for a simple, reliable, and easily operated attachment for a type-writing machine that continuously feeds paper to the type. "Several sheets, as they are printed may be severed in equal lengths, without disturbing the engagement of the continuous web with the paper-cylinder and feeding-devices" (lines 13-17). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173471/
Churn.
Patent for a churn that consists of an upright frame, an adjustable central ring, a dasher rod, and devices for operating the rod. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173357/
Turping Implement.
Patent for a new and improved turfing implement. This design "is to produce a . . . handle . . . together with improved means for threading the needle (lines 10-12). It consists "with a tubular needle having a longitudinal slit, the outer end of the needle being open and its upper side being formed into a tongue near its inner end, which is bent upwardly and whose extremity projects into the needle, of a handle into which the needle is passed and a presser-foot adjustably connected at its inner end to the handle and having its outer end turned up and provided with an opening" (lines 85-93). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173093/
Stirrup.
Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design is "to provide a stirrup of simple and inexpensive construction, to form the buckle for attaching the side straps integral with the hanger in such position that the stirrup will hang at right angles to the saddle-skirts, and, further, to hinge or pivot the foot-rest at one end to the hanger and supported at its opposite end by means of a spring-controlled catch that automatically releases the foot-rest by means of a lever and prevents the rider's foot from hanging in the stirrup and the rider being dragged should he [or she] be thrown from [the] horse" (lines 17-29). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173057/
Shoe-Fastening.
Patent for the improvement of shoe fastenings by making them out of leather and with more fashionable eyelets. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172949/
Plow.
Patent for improvements to double plows, so that they are pivotally connected and can move independently of the other. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172909/
Hame.
Patent for a hame of simple and inexpensive construction, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172857/
Hame-Fastener.
Patent for a new kind of fastener for draft animal harnesses that is inexpensive and has no springs or buckles. Illustration included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172856/
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