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 County: Milam County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Patent for "improved means for detachably connecting blinds to bridles, whereby the bridle may be used with or without the blinds," and also "to provide a combined double box-loop and blind." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for an improvement on car-couplers, "especially to the class of hook-and-catch couplers in which the sides of the jaws of the coupler securely hold a link between the same by means of a downwardly-extending hook, the sides of the upper jaw carrying the said hook extending down over the sides of the under jaw, thus protecting the jaws from a lateral jar or pressure, the lower jaw being provided with a series of recesses at different angles, which are designed to receive the end of the link when held in different positions" (lines 16-27). The car-coupler also has a gravity member.
Patent for improvements in railway-rail joints, including "a means for adjusting the rails whereby a tight joint may be produced at any season of the year when the expansion and contraction of the metal with the varying temperatures cause the joints to become loose and the track uneven;" (lines 16-21) "suitable rail-carrying bed-pieces, made of metal and grooved to receive the rail;" (lines 23-24) and "brackets on its under side which are adapted to brace against the railway-ties, and suitable pins or integral lugs which engage with the tie to hold it firmly in place." (Lines 34-38) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Combined Door-Bell and Mail-Receiver.
Patent for a door-bell joined with a tray or card-receiver, which is installed in a door. "When pulled out it will bring said tray outside the door to receive a card, letter, or package or any mail-matter, and when released will carry it inside the door again" (lines 11-15). The bell goes off when the tray, which has a toothed edge that engages the bell-hammer, is released.
Patent for "an adjustable hinge for use in connection with a suitable upper hinge, for supporting gates in such manner as to permit of their being opened in either direction and allowed to close automatically," and which "also allows the gate to be adjusted to suit the inclination of its supporting-post, or to have its outer end elevated to a sufficient degree to permit dogs and other small animals to pass freely under same when closed." (Lines 8-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Means for Operating Swinging Gates.
Patent "to simplify and improve the construction of means for opening and closing swinging gates," (lines 10 - 12) including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for "skeleton towers of a character more especially adapted to support a wind-wheel" (lines 8-10) and that allow the wheel to be lowered.Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for improvements in a device that is "adapted to take up slack in barbed and other wire fences," (lines 11-12) with instructions and illustrations.
Combination Cotton-Plow.
Patent for a combination cotton plow that makes hoeing more efficient and profitable. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the body, or receptacle and its cover, of the dasher having a frame provided with inner apertured or perforated corner blocks and journaled in the body or receptacle, and a second apertured or perforated cross-shaped dasher journaled within the other dasher, the tripod-frame comprising the arched meeting side bars, and a third connecting-bar having an aperture, through which the upper end of the inner dasher-staff passes, the three-armed brace having a gudgeon or shaft" (lines 41-52).
Water Elevator.
Patent for a new and improved water-elevator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with endless chains having links provided with staples, of the buckets having apertured side flanges through which the staples pass, and fastenings passing through the staple in front of the apertured side flanges to hold the buckets in place" (lines 90-96).
Corn and Cotton Planter.
Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the main frame . . . provided with the hopper, covers, and transporting-wheel, of the vibrating-lever pivoted at its lower end to the side of the frame, and pivoted at its middle to the lateral arm, secured to the feed-slide and operated by means of the pitman, which is connected at its lower end to the crank-axle, the upper end thereof being pivoted to the upper end of the lever" (lines 17-26).
Wagon Brake.
Patent for a new and improved wagon brake. This design consists "[i]n a wagon-brake, the combination of the lever, provided with a pawl having the heel, the ratchet-wheel, and the catch, having the projecting portion . . . [and] a break-lever provided with a brake-lock, the ratchet-wheel, [and] barrel connected to the cord by a brake-lever (lines 92-100).
Cotton Chopper.
Patent for a new and improved stalk chopper. This design "consists in the combination of a suitable carrying-frame, which is to be attached to the plow, a shaft on which the chopping-wheel is placed, and which is operated by the revolving axle, and the chopping-wheel having adjustable cutting blades" (lines 13-18).
Earth Auger.
Patent for a new and improved auger. This design "relates to a new and improved earth-auger made funnel shaped, with side cutting-edges, and adapted to be inverted for emptying the auger; and the invention consists of the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 7-12).
Mechanical Power.
Patent for a new and improved engine. This design "relates to a combined room-ventilator and fly-hand; and it has for its object to provide a device of this character which shall be simple in its construction and thoroughly efficient and effective in its operation. With these ends in view the invention consists in the improved construction and combination of parts" (lines 9-17).
Steam Engine.
Patent for a new and improved steam engine. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement, in connection with a cylinder having bearings for the piston-shaft at each end and steam and exhaust ports at opposite ends, of an axially-elongated piston having opposite spiral threads or ribs of gradually-decreasing pitch from the end at which the steam enters to the end at which it escapes" (lines 19-26).
Cotton Planter.
Patent for a new and improved cotton planter. This design is for "a cotton-planter, the vibrating agitator having radial flanges and lateral flanges upon its bow, and clamped to the under side of [a] rocking shaft by means of cuffs and [a] clamp-screw, in combination with [a] hopper having [a] removable adjustable bottom" (lines 62-67).
Engineer's Level-Rod.
Reissued patent for an improvement in engineer's level which introduces a novel manner of marking the scale upon the face of the rod.
Cotton Stalk Puller.
Patent for a new and improved cotton stalk puller. This design utilizes "[a] pulling-wheel having radial jaws that are opened and closed by cam devices" when "[i]t is driven astride the [cotton] row, and will be found to operate rapidly and with absolute certainty. It is simple, durable, and may be constructed at a very small expense" (lines 79-84).
Engineer's Level-Rod
Patent for an engineer's level-rod which introduces a peculiar manner of marking the scale upon the face of the rod.
Post-Hole Auger
New and useful improvement in Post-Hole Augers. With this construction the auger will its way easily and rapidly into any kind of soil.
Improvement in Bale-Ties.
Patent for an improved bale-tie with a description of the tool and specifications for its usage, includes illustrations.
Improvement in Tug Attachments for Harness.
Patent for improving the tug-harness attachments on a horse harness to better lock straps in place.
Improvement in Rotary Spade-Cultivators
Patent for a rotary spade-cultivator that is secured to a frame, which is attached to the rear of a vehicle.
Improvement in Sawing-Machines.
Patent for improved sawing-machine, which can be operated either horizontally or vertically so that trees may be felled and cut up with one machine, the driving mechanism of which is in a protective housing.
Improvement in Machines for Building Earth-Works.
Patent for frame-mounted grading machine mounted on casters or wheels with hinged platform.
Improvement in Ant-Traps.
Patent for catching burrowing insects, especially for large ants.
Improvement in Dumping-Platforms.
Patent for a new cart-loader design "for dumping earth into carts or other receptacles" (lines 13-14), including illustrations.
Improvement in Machines for Distributing Fertilizers.
Patent for the improvement of fertilizer-distributer which dispense fertilizers from a hopper with revolving arms that is mounted on top of a plow like machine, which would allow the fertilizers fall into the furrow. Including illustration.
Excavating and Grading Machine.
Patent for a cultivating machine that pulverizes colds of soil using a revolving cylinder of blades, including illustration.
Portable Oven.
Patent for outdoor use of the Dutch oven and skillet converting the cover of the Dutch oven as a way to suspend frying pan or gridiron over coals to heat, including illustration.
Improvement in Machines for Planting Cotton-Seed.
Patent for a machine to clear top soil and dispense seed into soil when moving forward, including illustration.