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Cotton-Chopper.
Patent for a cotton chopping wheel which can be attached to any style of plow or cultivator. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174546/
Derrick.
Patent for a portable derrick "in which the derrick-frame is rotatable, the same being especially adapted for use in handling bales of cotton, baggage, ice, and other heavy articles." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174543/
Expansion-Cultivator.
Patent for cultivators "which can be readily expanded or contracted to adapt the device to the distance apart of the rows to be cultivated or to cover a tract or greater or less breadth." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174542/
Gas-Generating Machine.
Patent for "...an improved method of and means for generating hydrocarbon vapors for heating and lighting purposes; and it consists in the novel manner in which the process is carried out and in the novel construction and combination of parts comprising the generating apparatus..." (lines 18-24) including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174541/
Locomotive Ash-Pan.
Patent for "locomotive ash-pans which are cleared of ashes and cinders without necessitating the stopping of the engine or requiring the fireman or other person going beneath the engine to relieve the ash-pan of its contents, thereby saving expense in labor and obviating loss of time in long runs." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174548/
Locomotive Drive-Wheel.
Patent for "driving-wheels for locomotives; and it has for its object to provide an approximately perfect balanced driving wheel and thereby materially decrease the internal disturbances to the mechanism of the locomotive due to the present methods of counterbalancing in the driving-wheel the reciprocating and revolving parts thereof." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174550/
Tire-Tightener.
Patent for improved tire-tighteners "capable of ready adjustment to contract and expand a tire, to permit the tire to be tightened when a wheel becomes loose in dry weather, and to expand in wet weather to prevent the same from becoming dished." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174547/
Vehicle-Wheel.
Patent for "driving wheels for locomotives; and it has for its object to provide an approximately perfect balanced driving-wheel and thereby materially decrease the internal disturbances to the mechanism of the locomotion due to the present methods of counterbalancing in the driving-wheel the reciprocating and revolving parts thereof." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174549/
Agricultural Implement.
Patent for "agricultural implements to be used for tilling the soil and planting, either separately or at one and the same operation, and has for its object to reduce the expense incurred by the general practice of first preparing the land for planting and subsequently sowing the seed. By this inventions the land can simultaneously prepared and the grain deposited therein." (Lines 8-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174536/
Horse-Detacher.
Patent for a horse-detacher "which can be readily applied to any buggy, and one which will be adapted for quick and easy manipulation to effect detachment of the shafts from the buggy." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174535/
Hub.
Patent for a wheel hub that "provides for preventing circumferential movement of the inner ends of the spokes, for bracing the spoke-engaging spider, and for locking the spoke-tightening device for preventing the accidental loosening thereof." (Lines 13-18) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174540/
Wire Stretching and Tying Device.
Patent for a "device capable of enabling the wires of a fence after the latter has been erected or during the construction thereof to be readily tightening to the desired tension without necessitating the removal of staples or other devices for fastening the fence-wires to the posts." (Lines 12-18) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174534/
Coffee-Pot.
Patent for a coffee pot "wherein the water is forced to percolated through a body of coffee or tea held in a holder or receptacle near the top of the vessel." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174530/
Combination Wire-Fence Tool.
Patent for a tool that combines pincers, a hammer head, jaws, etc., to be used for fence construction. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174533/
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174531/
Hose-Nozzle.
Patent for "a nozzle by means of which a single condensed stream of water may be thrown to a considerable distance or a widely-diverging spray be projected therefrom or both the central stream and spray be produced at one and the same time." (Lines 11-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174529/
Stalk-Cutter.
Patent for a rotary-blade stalk cutting machine. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174532/
Basket.
Patent for a metallic produce basket. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174526/
Flour or Meal Bin.
Patent for "a device of improved form for holding flour and meal and from which the same may be drawn and sifted in any desired quantity." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174528/
Nut-Lock.
Patent for nut-locks specifically adapted for use on railroads. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174527/
Apparatus for Barreling Soap-Stock.
Patent for "an apparatus for filling barrels with soap-stock or other thick liquid of similar consistency, the object being to provide a machine whereby the barrels may be filled quickly through the bung-hole." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174525/
Combined Cradle, Swing, and Clothes-Drier.
Patent for "a cradle which may be easily and quickly converted into a child's swing or into a clothes rack or drier." (Lines 10-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174521/
Cotton-Chopper.
Patent for a cotton chopper with adjustable choppers and axles, so that the distance between the hills of cotton and between rows of hills of cotton can be variable. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174524/
Molding Sash-Weights.
Patent for a new mold design for sash-weights which describes "a mold of simple and improved construction whereby a number of weights can be cast at the same time" (lines 14-17), including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174523/
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/
Seal-Lock.
Patent for car locks "that cannot be tampered with without the fact being readily perceptible, and thus prevent the car passing unobserved the point where such lock was opened." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174512/
Ball-Bearing.
Patent for ball-bearings that "consists in improvements in hubs or journal-boxes and in the journals of axles or spindles" (lines 8-10), the "object [of which] is to construct journals and journal-boxes which will be perfectly adjustable and durable and which will be subjected to the least possible friction" (lines 12-15). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174506/
Steam-Engine.
Patent for "a high-speed rotary engine wherein the steam-impelled wheel shall revolve in a horizontal plane within an upright open cylinder." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174502/
Trap.
Patent for "a trap of the character mentioned simple and efficient means for closing the entrance thereof, whereby an animal or fowl passing therethrough shall be prevented returning, and thus be held in the trap, and, further, to so construct such means as to permit the door of the trap remaining in an open position except when the animal or fowl attempts to pass out through the same, thereby affording a free passage to the interior of the trap and presenting and inducement for other animals or fowls to enter." (Lines 13-24) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174499/
Compress.
Patent for "surgical instruments which are used for stopping the flow of blood during an amputation or other similar operation." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174495/
Cotton Elevator and Distributer.
Patent for cotton elevators and distributors "whereby the cotton and air shall be separated in a simple and efficient manner and the air discharged from the suction-fan with the least possible degree of friction and back pressure." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174492/
Thread-Cabinet.
Patent "...relates to cabinets for spooladapted to contain spools of thread of different sizes and from which the spools may be easily extracted one at a time" (lines 7-11) including illustrations and descriptions. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174496/
Tire-Tightener.
Patent for "devices for tightening the tires on new wheels, as well as wheels that have been in use, and upon which the tires have become loosened, and the object of the invention is to provide a tightener which will be exceedingly simple, durable and economic, and wherein the tightener may be expeditiously and conveniently applied without altering the shape of the felly and at the same time maintain a true circular shape for the tire." (Lines 7-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174497/
Seed-Planter.
Patent for "a construction of seed-planter providing a positive and efficient means for planting any desired number of rows at one time, while at the same time having means for opening the furrow, dropping the seed, and covering up the furrow in one operation." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174486/
Wrench.
Patent for "removable-jaw wrenches which can be converted into a pipe or monkey wrench at will." (Lines 12-14) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174477/
Piano Attachment.
Patent for "an attachment for upright pianos designed to produce a harp, mandolin, of cithern tone, and the object in view is to provide an attachment having an improved construction of strikers." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174469/
Telephone Attachment.
Patent for "a device which will support the weight of the telephone-receiver on the switch-lever whether the receiver be hung on the hooks of said lever or carelessly dropped, [the] object being to provide against the short-circuiting of the local battery when the telephone is not being used, whereby it would become uselessly exhausted, and also to insure that the signal-bell shall at such times always be in operative circuit with the central station, so that the annoyance to a distant exchange or subscriber by a failure of the call-bell to respond is avoided." (Lines 9-21) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174467/
Clothes-Pounder.
Patent for new and useful improvements in Washington Pounders by "having a series of concentric cones between the sides of which communication is had through apertures to carry away steam, and affords a suitable circulation of the water and air through the clothes." (Lines 17-22) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174461/
Hydraulic Pump
Patent for a hydraulic pump with "means for automatically supplying water to the pressure-pipe while the pump is working to replenish waste or leakage." (Lines 18-20) Includes instructions or illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174458/
Propeller-Wheel.
Patent for "a construction of propeller-wheel that will permit a large reduction in the wheel-diameter without impairing its effectiveness, and which will thereby bring the resistance nearer to the crank-range of the motive power, and also to increase the bucket or blade surface of the wheel and at the same time afford such clearance at the center of the wheel as will relieve resistance to easy operation of the engine or motive power." (Lines 18-27) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174463/
Pump.
Patent for a pump "whereby the pressure exerted upon the liquid in the pressure-pipe is alternately high and low, the high pressure being utilized to elevate the pump-rod, giving a rapid upstroke, and the low pressure to lower said rod gradually and insure a return flow of the liquid in the pressure-pipe." (Lines 26-33) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174456/
Vehicle-Axle.
Patent for "axles for carriages, wagons, &c., and has for its object the construction of an axle in such a manner as to enable the spindle and stock to be removed and replaced by a new one when worn out without going to the expense and trouble of going to a blacksmith." (Lines 6-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174459/
Chimney-Protector.
Patent for chimney protectors "which can be readily applied and will secure a water-tight joint between the smoke-pipe and the roof." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174453/
Envelop.
Patent for envelops "used to inclose articles of value, and provision of means and structural conformation whereby any surreptitious handling thereof will be detected." (Lines 11-14) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174447/
Fire-Escape.
Patent for fire escapes adapted for "being carried fro one portion of a building to another to effect the escape of persons from any portion of the same and at an elevation thereof." (Lines 16-19) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174449/
Folding Minnow-Net.
Patent for "improvements in fishing-nets, and particularly to frames for nets which can be set up in the water in various places where other nets cannot be used and which can be folded up into a small package for convenient carrying." (Lines 8-13) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174454/
Kiln.
Patent for "a new and improved kiln for burning brick and other clay ware and arranged to enable the operator to control the heat, so as to insure a uniform and equal heating of the articles set in the kiln, and at the same time requiring a small amount of fuel." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174455/
Knee-Pad.
Patent for "an improved knee pad or cushion formed to properly fit and bend with the knee and to keep its proper shape while on the limb, and one that will be adapted for all persons engaged in occupations requiring a kneeling posting on the part of the operator." (Lines 15-21) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174451/
Musical Hoop.
Patent for "a musical hoop or wheel which is intended to interest and amuse children." (Lines 12-14) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174448/
Design for a Kitchen-Cabinet.
Patent for a new design of kitchen cabinets with doors that open downward. Includes illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174780/