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 County: Travis County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Shutter Attachment
Patent for a shutter attachment that acts as a spacer and holds the window shutters open; it sits between the slats and is attached to the rod that opens the shutters.
Germ-Destroyer for Telephone-Mouthpieces.
Patent for destroying disease causing germs in the mouth-piece of a telephone.
Patent for an improved churn dasher "to thoroughly agitate the cream at the center of the churn-body and also around the bottom of the walls thereof" (lines 13-15) and "also to cause tangential streams or currents at the bottom of the churn, so as to thoroughly agitate all of the cream and effectively intermingle the air therewith" (lines 18-22), including illustrations.
Patent for a bale-tie fastener including illustrations.
File-Wrapper and Package Fastener.
Patent for securing expansible envelopes and file wrappers with a flexible cord.
Seed - Conveyer.
Patent for a new and useful seed conveyer, including instructions and illustrations.
Submerged Current - Motor.
Patent for a new and useful submerged current motor, including instructions and illustrations.
Wind and Water Motor.
Patent for improvements in wind and water motors in which it will not only increase its efficiency and durability but also, be capable of operating in tidal rivers, streams and other currents. This is an improvement of patent no. 588572 of the same inventor. Illustration is included.
Patent for a new and useful crayon holder, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful churn dasher, including instructions and illustrations.
Machine For Spraying Liquids And Powders.
Patent for a new and useful machine for spraying liquids and powers for " destroying insects and capable of spraying both liquid and powder separately or simultaneously" (line 13 - 16).
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in car coupling devices, including instructions and illustrations.
Boiler-Flue-Cleaning Device.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in boiler flue cleaning devices, including instructions and illustrations.
Cord-Tying Device.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cord tying devices, including instructions and illustrations.
Metal Fastener for Envelops, &c.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in metal fasteners for envelops, including instructions and illustrations.
Rubber Compound.
Patent for a new and improved rubber compound, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful churn dasher, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and improved fishing float, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful car coupling, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in trolley poles, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful plow, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a certain new, useful, and valuable improvement in ditching machines for cutting ditches.
Baling - Press
Patent for a new and improved hay pressing or baling machine. This design "relates to presses or baling-machines, and more particularly to that class which are worked bu hand-power" (line 9 - 11).
Nailing - Machine.
Patent for a new and useful improvements in nailing-machines. This design is "adapted to automatically distribute and feed the nails to a predetermined point" (line 10-12).
Patent for a combination tool that is "adapted without changing any of its parts to operate as a nut and pipe wrench, pliers, hammer, screw-driver, and nail-extractor." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for improvements in needles: "is to provide a ready means for cutting to the twine, thread, or cord carried by a needle" (lines 15-17).
Device for Covering and Protecting Contents of Drawers.
Patent for an improved device designed to cover and protect the contents of drawers, this result being attained through a flexible cover wound upon a suitable roller, the latter being operated to wind or unwind the cover by opening or closing the drawer." (Lines 9-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for an automatic windmill "which will be capable of obtaining a large amount of power from a comparatively light wind." (Lines 14-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a device "which shall illustrate the axial and orbital movements of the earth and the directions of the sun's rays upon our globe... by simple and effective means of automatic character." (Lines 17-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Oil Substitute.
Patent for an oil paint substitute consisting of furniture glue, water, soda ash, and salicylic acid, rosin, and pigment. Includes instructions for three different formulas.
Patent for a churn for separating butter. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Harness and Saddle.
Patent for a saddle and harness in which "several parts are united in a secure but detachable manner and which possesses certain other advantages" (lines 27-31).
Cultivator Attachment.
Patent for an invention "whereby a wheel-cultivator of any style, pattern, or make can be readily converted into a land-marker or planter." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for an inexpensive and simple mold with few parts and can separate easily. It is designed specifically to make semicircles and rectangular shapes, of concrete or earthenware. The mold also can be held together simply and inexpensively.
Patent for a nut-wrench capable of tightening different sized nuts. The lower jaw of the wrench has different levels, the overall effect being that of a staircase, while the upper jaw is flat with a bite that holds the nuts in place.
Patent for "a culvert which shall be so constructed that the jarring caused by the passing of trains or wagons will not impair the solidity of the culvert." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a square meant "to provide a simple and cheap steel square embodying also a level, an inclinometer, and mitrometer" (lines 13-15).
Patent for a boiler washing machine that uses a stove and a hand-operated pounder attachment. This invention makes these types of washing machines more efficient.
Patent for a churn that can be easily disassembled and cleaned easily. The churn is a circular chamber with a tube in its center. The tube has a fan around it at the top of the chamber, and the air goes through the fan, is sucked into the tube, and is released at the bottom of the chamber in order to agitate the cream.
Process of Hardening Bitminuous Substances.
Patent for "a process for hardening or partly solidifying to any required degree substances such as liquid or viscid bitumens, tars, or asphaltums, either natural or artificial" (lines 8-12). It hardens bitumens without evaporating oils and leaves them solid when cooled.
Patent for an improvement on door-stops meant to "check the door at any point in its traverse and at the same time serve as a door fastening and stop" (lines 14-16). It is hand adjustable operating-rod.
Pinless Clothes-Line.
Patent for "pinless clothes-lines consisting of a series of wire sections connected loosely together at their adjacent ends by means of rings or links, each section having formed on its ends suitable spring-clamps to engage the articles of apparel hung on the line." (Lines 18-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Wire-and-Picket-Fence Machine.
Patent for a machine that secures "pickets in wire fencing, the wires having been secured to and stretched between the fence-posts and the machine applied to the wires and operated by hand to secure the pickets to the wires by an operation which places them in crossed relation to form loops within which the pickets are secured at the proper distance apart" (lines 9-16). The machine works on wires that have already been stretched.
Patent for a simple and inexpensive clutch used for transmitting power. The clutch has "independent rotable disks that act on peripheral eccentric proportions, which are so arranged that the said disk will be held free from contact with the drive-shaft and the entire bearing of the clutch mechanism thrown on the grip members, whereby the shaft-apertures in the disks can be made sufficiently large to overcome any irregularity of the bearing-faces of the internal cam portions and obviating the necessity of providing outside collars" (lines 17-27).
Patent for "a new and useful Improvement in Aqueous Paint" (lines 5-7) involving mud taken from Lake McDonald, in Austin, Texas, in combination with various admixtures of chemical and organic materials.
Apparatus for Loading Cotton-Bales, &c.
Patent for an apparatus for loading cotton-bales onto trucks from the compress. It is comprised of a cylinder, a piston, a piston rod, an inlet and exhaust pipes and a valve, a chain with grapnels at one end end and the other end is connected to the piston rod, a sheave, an adjustable slidable trip rod, a pivoted trip lever connected to the cylinder, a four armed lever connected to the valve, and connecting rods.
Patent for an adjustable harness-saddle that has self-adjusting trees and doesn't pinch or injure the horse.
Automatic Gate.
Patent for an improved automatic gate with levers, cam-blocks, camways, and cam-rods. It is centrally pivoting, uses a pulley, a cam groove, a forked bearing, chains, and chords.
Patent for a strong, durable, and inexpensive culvert of any size. It "is designed to displace the wood culverts that are used almost exclusively for the manufacture of large-sized culverts, inasmuch as vitrified pipe is not made in sufficiently large sizes for culvert use, and the ordinary large brick and stone culverts are very expensive" (lines 15-21).
Patent for a simple and reliable car-coupling that embodies "novel features of construction that adapt[s] said coupling for an automatic coupled engagement with a similar coupling, and that may be safely uncoupled from the side of the car whereon the improvement is secured" (lines 11-16).