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 County: McLennan County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Gin-Saw-Filing Machine.
Patent for a mechanism to sharpen the blades of a gin saw. Includes illustrations of the device. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174770/
Gin-Feed for Roller-Compresses.
Patent for a machine that carries cotton from the cotton gin to the the cotton compressor, and that cleans and forms the cotton for compression. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174708/
Knee-Protector.
Patent for leg protectors that have "a pad or reinforcement on the knees thereof, such as will afford a sufficient protection against injury by stones or other hard substances or irregularities on the surface of the ground or other place upon which the wearer is obliged to kneel." (Lines 16-21) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174710/
Resuscitating Apparatus
Patent for a respiratory or resuscitating apparatus that can be quickly attached and easily manipulated. Illustrations and instructions are included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174692/
Baling-Press.
Patent for an operating mechanism relating to baling-presses, with illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174668/
Cutting Attachment For Plows.
Patent for cutting attachment for a plow, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174667/
Display-Rack.
Patent for..." a rack for displaying cakes, crackers, nuts, dried fruits, and like commodities in whole or half boxes, so as to admit of access being readily had to the contents of the boxes or the boxes being quickly removed and replaced for any pur pose, and to devise a rack for the purposes aforesaid which will be compact and occupy a minimum amount of room compared with the display-surface and which provides for the adjustment of the brackets or supports so as to receive boxes of different size and make" (lines 8-20) with descriptions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174658/
Coat-Adjuster.
Patent for a machine that holds a coat for a person and puts it on that person, thus avoiding the need to personally put on a coat. Pivoted arms hold on to the coat and clamps are connected to the arms which hold on to the coat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174609/
Cotton-Press.
Patent for a cotton press with "a roller bed consisting of a plurality of rollers in conjunction with an overlying pressure roll or cylinder, between which and the roller-bed the bale is formed by winding up the bat, as it comes from the gin-condenser, in the form of a roll" (lines 15-20). The roll-bale is unique in this patent because of its core. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174558/
Automatic Wagon-Brake.
Patent for a new wagon brake design which allows the break to be automatically set, with illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174516/
Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.
Patent for an improved combined cotton chopper and cultivator. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174466/
Sofa or Lounge.
Patent for improvements in sofas and similar articles. The improvements have guide-strips on the ends, with blocks that fit over the guide-strips. The upper side has a double set of ratchet-teeth, and they can be used to tighten a woven-wire fabric that sits below the cushions and is held in place by the blocks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174403/
Animal-Poke.
Patent for "a combined animal poke and halter of simple, inexpensive, and efficient construction whereby stock to which the device is applied are prevented from forcing through or throwing their weight against barbed and other wire fences, and also whereby a halter strap or chain may be readily applied thereto to provide for securing the stock in their stalls when stabled." (Lines 8-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174401/
Mattress-Stuffing Machine.
Patent for an improved mattress-stuffing machine which is capable of "feeding the stuffing material directly from the bale in super-posed layers, wherein, if desired, the intermediate layers may be of different quality than that of the outside layers or even of entirely different material." (Lines 19-24) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174399/
Paper Box.
Patent for a paper box that can be easily and securely locked. The ends of the box are locked into place with inwardly-curved edges, and slits receive the end portions of the inwardly -curved edges. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174383/
Insufflator.
Patent for an ejector meant to apply "powder for medicinal purposes to afflicted parts of the body without difficulty" (lines 10-12). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174352/
Baling-Press.
Patent for a baling-press used for baling cotton "in which the cotton-bat is wound into a cylindrical form without the use of a metal or similar core" (lines 11-13). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174334/
Cotton-Cleaning and Bat-Forming Apparatus.
Patent for a cotton-cleaning and bat-forming apparatus that prepares cotton for compression into bales. The apparatus is meant to increase the value of the cotton it processes, and do so in an efficient and inexpensive manner. The amount of compression doubles the number of pounds of cotton one can fit into a bale. The chute does not let air out of the apparatus while cotton is being cleaned, and the air-pressure in the cleaner-condenser does not restrict the cotton's movement into the cleaner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174316/
Leg-Protector.
Patent for leg-protectors or overalls for cotton-pickers to wear to protect them from the ground. Waterproof material covers the legs of the wearer with leather reinforcement outside the knees. There is spacing around the waste for a belt, and regular fabric forms the rest of the overalls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174309/
Storage-Condenser and Lint-Cotton Conveyer.
Patent for a storage-condenser and lint-cotton conveyer based off two previous patents, one that the inventor was assignee of, Serial No. 552,724, the other one that the inventor submitted an application for, Serial No. 563,386. This patent simplifies the above patents and is meant to efficiently cleans the cotton, "to avoid the employment of the rotary foraminous drums or cylinders" (lines 29-30), to draw out the dirt with the air, and to regulate the amount of cotton that is supplied to the cotton compress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174307/
Storage-Condenser and Lint-Cotton Conveyer.
Patent for an improvement on a previous patent application (Serial No. 552,724), of which Patterson was an assignee. The improved and simply designed machine has a variety of assets, the main goal being to produce bats of uniformly thick and clean cotton. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174298/
Life-Boat.
Patent for a life-boat that improves on a previous patent (No. 512,591) for a hydraulic propelling device and adapts the jet propulsion means to a life boat. The life-boat is made to have compartments that, when one compartment gets crushed, the others remain afloat. The water goes into the stove or crushed compartment and can be used to propel the boat forward. The boat also has a system of bulkheads on the roof of the boat, each independent of the others and has valved pipes. Independent oil-holding tanks connected with valved pipes to the hydraulic main pipes, and with valved pipes going outside the boat so they can be emptied in case of emergency. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174295/
Stump-Puller.
Patent for a stump-puller that "can be quickly assembled and taken apart, to devise a device which will admit of the rope being quickly paid off from the capstan after the stump has been uprooted, and, finally, to provide a machine which can be easily handled and which will perform the required work in a rapid and satisfactory manner and which can be transported from one stump to the other by being dragged upon the ground" (lines 10-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174256/
Storage-Condenser and Lint-Cotton Conveyer.
Patent for a storage-condenser and lint-cotton conveyor. It forms lint-cotton into a bat so it can be delivered to a baling machine. with this invention, "a battery or batteries of gins can continuously discharge lint-cotton to a mechanism for conveying the same to a point in juxtaposition to cotton baling or pressing mechanism, and the necessity of stopping the gins during the time the bale is being tied, where a single press-box, or single pressing mechanism is used, is avoided, thus enabling the gins to continuously operate even when a single press-box or single baling or pressing mechanism is employed" (lines 18-28). Lint-cotton discharged from a gin is stored while a bale is being tied or pressed, and the bat the lint-cotton conveyor produces is even so the density of the bale is even. Air can escape from the bat-forming apparatus, eliminating dust from the cotton. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174230/
Knee-Pad.
Patent for a knee-pad used while picking cotton, berries, or gardening. It protects the knee from dampness, stones, roots, etc. The pad goes on the knee, and two wooden braces are on the sides. A strap goes around the user's shoe, and the bolts were the pad is attached to the braces also has string where the operator ties the brace to himself. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174222/
Ice-Cream Freezer.
Patent for an ice-cream freezer which can also be used as a churn, with an improved drum that revolves and its lower half sitting in ice or hot or cold water. It has a central shaft and flat heads on the ends of the drum so it can rotate. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174194/
Apparatus for Removing Cores from Cylindrical Cotton-Bales.
Patent for a "means for removing screw-threaded cores from cylindrical cotton-bales" (lines 12-14). It is made up of a wheeled-truck that is holding the bale, an apparatus that grips the end of the core, a way to revolve the grip, a driven shaft, and a universal joint that connects the shaft with the end of the core. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174177/
Fire-Grate.
Patent for a simple and efficient fire-grate that is meant "to be set in a wall between two rooms and capable of being reversed to enable either room to be directly heated by a fire" (lines 11-13). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174163/
Combined Tabled, Copy, and Bill Holder.
Patent for a combined tablet, copy, and bill holder meant to hold "file-pins in their operative and inoperative positions, to provide simple and improved means whereby a tablet or bills may be covered when not in use or when carrying the device, to protect the same from dirt, &c. and, furthermore, to provide improved means for supporting the holder in position for transcribing" (lines 12-18). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174147/
Street-Sprinkling Appratus.
Patent for an inexpensive street-sprinkling apparatus. It can be steam, electric, cable, or horse powered, and can sprinkle a wide or narrow street. "The invention consists in a vehicle preferably running upon a railway-track and provided with a water-tank and with independent sprinklers or final-distributors or sets of distributors, the one located at an end or the ends of the vehicle and discharging by gravity, and the other at the sides thereof, toward an end or the ends, and discharging under pressure or by force" (lines 24-33). Water is pressurized in the tank, and uses the force of gravity to distribute it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174132/
Machine for Stuffing Mattresses.
Patent for an improved and simple automatic machine for stuffing mattresses that is similar to previous patents granted to the inventor (Nos. 376,399 and 399,093). The mattresses can be of different widths. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174067/
Sash-Balance.
Patent for a sash-balance made up of a window-frame with a weight-box and window-sashes on either side of the frame. It is operated by one chord, pulleys, a single weight-box, and a locking device. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174059/
Fiber Unwinder and Mixer.
Patent for a fiber unwinder and mixer meant to pick apart, unroll, and mix lint-cotton or other similar material. It then presses the lint-cotton into cylindrical bales "in order to restore the cotton or similar material in such bales to the loose condition requisite for the usual process of manufacture in mills, and to mix different grades of cotton or like fibrous material, when desired" (lines 17-22). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174055/
Machine for Tufting Mattresses.
Patent for a machine for tufting mattresses "whereby the tufts or washers are periodically fed to and affixed upon the feed-wheels between which the mattresses is intermittently advanced and compressed, said tufts being placed upon the mattress by the periodical fractional revolution of the feed-wheels and secured by stitching the entire transverse series of tufts by the automatic action of a series of needles, and a lower corresponding series of knotter-heads and devices co-operating therewith" (lines 11-21). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174035/
Dental Bridgework.
Patent for dental bridgework with "an improved slotted crown, cap, or band for attaching the bridges to the natural teeth" (lines 9-10). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174029/
Nut-Sheller.
Patent for a simply-constructed nut-sheller especially designed for pecans, although because it is adjustable, other nuts can be shelled. It has "a reciprocating plunger which is adapted to cut the shell from the nut, and which has also means for cleaning out the nut-holder and shelling-knives, so that the machine is sure to work well every time" (lines 15-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174027/
Roller Cotton-Compress.
Patent for a roller cotton-compress that improves the "apparatus for accomplishing the work of rolling up the bale, of removing same from the position between the rolls, and removing the core" (lines 20-23). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174021/
Rotary Gang-Plow.
Patent for a rotary gang-plow that has laterally movable castings, stirrups, beams working in the stirrups, axles connected to the disks, and adjustable sleeves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173992/
Tablet-Holder.
Patent for "tablet-holders for stenographers, clerks, copyists, &c.; and has for its object to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient device for supporting a tablet while taking notes or while copying therefrom; and to provide improved means for securing the tablet to the supporting plate or board of the holder." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173985/
Combined Couch and Storage-Chest.
Patent for a couch that stores clothes in its body and head. The clothes can be readily accessed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173981/
Cooling and Preserving Apparatus.
Patent for a "cooling apparatus in which a cloth envelops a vertically-disposed series of supports, and has its upper end dipping into a receptacle supplied with water; and the object of the improvement is to secure a uniformity of temperature throughout the structure, and particularly in the several compartments formed between the various supports, as well as to prevent the spoiling of food by foreign matters entering the same by accidental dislodgment from a support immediately thereover." (Lines 8-19) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173973/
End Cap, Tie, and Seal for Cylindrical Cotton-Bales.
Patent for an end cap, tie, and seal for cylindrical cotton-bales. The cap has a flat end with cylindrical edges and a draw wire in its hem. It extends nearly to the ends of the bale, and the edges go over the ends of the bale. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173938/
Clip for Type-Writers.
Patent for a clip for type-writers for Remington or similar type-writers that holds post-cards, envelopes, and similar short items in place. The invention prevents "the blurring or bad impression which is apt to be made, more particularly in machines having type bars with two types each, when the paper is not held firmly to the roller or platen" (lines 12-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173922/
Cotton-Press.
Patent for a cotton-press that does not allow the cotton to rebound after the plunger compresses it because of teeth in the box. When the operator wishes to remove the cotton, the teeth automatically disengage in order for the cotton to be removed easily. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173904/
Cotton-Press.
Patent for a cotton-press that makes "tightly wound bales from the cotton bats formed upon the condenser, and fed into the press" (lines 13-15). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173903/
Checkrein-Holder.
Patent for a checkrein-holder for harness-saddles that has a hook grooved on one side, a plate or wire inside the groove that attaches the hook to a smaller hook, a link that engages one end of the hook and as connected to a bell-crank lever, the bell crank lever that locks the link into the hook, and a screw bolt for the bell-crank lever. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173891/
Combined Engine and Superheater Apparatus.
Patent for a "combined steam superheater apparatus and engine driven thereby, which in turn is utilized to automatically shift the steam feeding and cut off devices, and such invention primarily has for its object to provide a combined mechanism of this character which will effectively operate for its intended purposes" (lines 7-14). It also requires a minimal amount of effort to operate, sifts solids out of the water, and retains heat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173883/
Baling-Press.
Patent for a baling press made up of a vertically movable core that moves up as it gets wrapped up in the internet, supporting drums, a feed apron that presses the material to the core, a pivoted swinging frame with a compression roller, a bale support, a mechanism that lifts the frame when the bale is finished, and a rack-and-pinion mechanism that raises the compression roller that moves up to let the bale get bigger, and a mechanism that rotates the rack-and-pinion. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173859/
Core-Holding Mechanism for Cotton-Baling Machines.
Patent for a core-holding mechanism for cotton-baling machines that provides "new and improved means for engaging and disengaging the core, so that it is guided vertically, and the bale is susceptible of being conveniently and rapidly removed from the machine and a core introduced for the formation of another bale" (lines 19-24). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173857/
Cotton-Baling Machine.
Patent for a cotton-baling machine that compresses cotton between two pressure-rolls and rolls it around a core. This invention improves "the mode of applying pressure to the pressure rolls, and [improves] the manner of mounting the core-roll in position within the compress, and for facilitating the removal of said core-roll; and the elevation therefrom of the compress-roll" (lines 15-21). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173860/
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