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 County: Parker County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Lifting Device.
Patent for "lifting devices, and particularly to the mechanism adapted for use as a stump-puller and for elevating heavy weights, the object in view being to provide a simple and efficient construction and arrangement of parts whereby sufficient power for elevating heavy weights may be communicated to a rotary shaft or drum, and whereby the means communicating motion to the drum may be moved out of operative position and a brake simultaneously applied in order to relieve the operating-lever from strain when the mechanism is at rest." (Lines 8-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for "a simplified and cheapened construction of bridge whereby the weight and strain will be more equally divided and the braces so arranged that expansion and contraction laterally are avoided, while permitting of the necessary expansion and contraction longitudinally of the bridge." (Lines 13-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable insulator meant for protecting wires for telephones and telegraphs. The insulator has two sections with recesses and locking apertures.
Apparatus for Operating Churns, &c.
Patent for an apparatus for operating churns, ice cream freezers, or the like, and is meant "to produce an apparatus in which there is simultaneously given to the vessel a revolving motion and a revolving or vibrating motion to the agitator working in the vessel" (lines 14-18).
Patent for a "new and useful plow"(line 5). The plow is of "durable construction and adapt the same for a convenient adjustment of the standard, whereby the plow may be adapted to run deep or shallow"(Lines 10-14). Illustration Included.
Patent for "agitating-machines adapted to be used for various purposes," (lines 8-10) including washing clothes and freezing ice cream. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for improvements to washing machines that allow the water to be heated to any temperature. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for improvements in washing machines, with instructions and illustrations.
Combined Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.
Patent for improved construction and variability of cotton chopping and cultivating devices. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful mattress-press by deriving from presses that have the “toggle-joint” characteristic, in which mattresses can be made. Illustration is included.
Vibrating Churn.
Patent for improvements in vibrating churns in which the dasher is given a rapid rotary vibrating movement and with but very little exertion to the operator. (Lines 30-32) Illustration is included.
Patent for a useful washing machine by providing “a device which will thoroughly cleanse the clothes with a minimum of labor and in which the heavier particles of dirt from the pieces washed will be separated from the main washing-chamber and thus kept out of contact with the clothes.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
Wire Basket.
Patent for a new and improved wire basket. This design "consists in a certain combination, arrangement, and connection of a series of wires, whereby great strength is attained, the same including upper and lower hoop wires, upright or straight wires arranged to connect said hoops and wire frame bottom, and reversely-arranged diagonal wires or braces also connecting the top and bottom hoops, and twisted or wrapped around the upright wires intermediately of their length" (lines 13-22).
Draft Equalizer.
Patent for an improved double tree adapted to be used without single-trees designed to equalize the draft in case on horse gets ahead of the other in a draft team.
Patent for a new and improved locomotive. This design "relates to a locomotive running-gear and motive-power connection; and the novelty consists in the construction, arrangement, and adaptation of parts" (lines 15-18).
Stock Car.
Patent for an improved stock-car for transporting cattle and horses on railways.
Feed Water Heater.
Patent for a new and improved feed water heater. This design "provide[s] a system of levers and a float which will automatically regulate the feed or supply of water to such heaters and lime-extractors . . . and further, that by securing a uniform supply of water the steam acts more equally upon the water, and thus secures a more uniform deposit of the lime" (lines 22-33). This allows for fewer accidents and less damage to the engine.
Improvement in Wardrobe-Beadsteads.
Patent for a new and improved office-furniture that combines a desk, bookshelf, folding bed, hat-rack, and wash-basin, including descriptions and illustrations.
Improvement in Running-Gears.
Patent for running-gear on carriages that "consists mainly in improvements in the connections of the axles with the springs, perch, and other parts" (para. 5), with illustrations.
Improvement in Beef-Steak Tenderers.
Patent for improvement in beef-steak tenderer by mounting “two studded or pointed rollers on to a stand; the rollers are arranged one above another, in order to mash the steak by rolling the meat between the rollers.” (Lines [6-9]) Illustration is included.
Improved in Medical Compounds or Liver Invigorators.
Patent for a new medical compound to improve liver function.