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 Collection: Texas Patents
Machine for Sealing Newspapers, &c.
Patent for a machine to seal "the open edges of folded newspapers or other periodicals at the place of publication to prevent their return for redemption by the publishers when the seal is broken." (Lines 10-14) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174575/
Nut-Lock.
Patent for "nut-locks especially adapted for use in securing nuts upon bolts at the joints of railway-rails." (Lines 10-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174574/
Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines.
Patent for "an attachment which can be applied to the table of a sewing-machine and removed therefrom at a moment's notice and which can be taken apart when required and reduced to a small package for the purpose of storing or placing aside when not required for immediate use." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174577/
Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines.
Patent for "an improved frame for carrying the rolls of cloth from which a quilt is to be made in a horizontal position, so that they are adapted to be stitched together, with the batting between them, by the aid of an ordinary sewing-machine." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174579/
Tire-Tightener.
Patent for an adjustable tire tightener. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174576/
Type-Writing Machine.
Patent for improvements to the type writer "to provide a simple and effective mechanism for automatically operating the type-bars of such a machine under the control of the keys in such manner as to require but light action of said keys." (Lines 11-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174581/
Bath-Tub.
Patent for "a super bath-tub of that class in which the small portable or foot tub is provided with a removable shield and seat capable of enlarging the size of the tub and of furnishing a rest for the person using the tub." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174569/
Churn.
Patent for a churn for separating butter. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174572/
Fishing-Reel.
Patent for improving the operation of fishing reels. Illustration and instructions included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174566/
Folding Bed.
Patent for a bed that is collapsible and portable but still safe and sturdy. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174571/
Stirrup.
Patent for a stirrup that "will normally lie alongside the horse, so as to at all time be ready to receive the foot." (Lines 21-23) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174570/
Wagon-Brake.
Patent for "a brake which is quickly applicable to any form of wagon and which is attached to the wagon-gear only and has no connection with the body of the wagon, thus allowing the wagon-body to be entirely removed from the bolsters without interfering with the action and operation of the brake mechanism." (Lines 10-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174567/
Washing-Machine.
Patent for a washing machine with a "revolving drum or clothes-carrier, of a steam-chest" (lines 79-80) surrounding the drum, a removable cover with "perforated steam-pipes" (line 83), which go around the drum. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174568/
Baling-Press.
Patent for an improvement to machinery to wind fibrous materials (e.g., cotton) into cylindrical bales that does not use a core or fixed horizontal rollers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174565/
Cloth-Bolt Clamp.
Patent for a clamp "to hold the folds of a bolt of cloth in position and to prevent the same form being unwound except when desired." (Lines 23-25) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174562/
Pump.
Patent for a "pump for effectively pumping oil or quicksand from wells troubled with quicksand." (Lines 8-10) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174564/
Shot-Carrying Shell.
Patent for "a cartridge-shell which shall clean the barrel of the gun each time one is discharged, thereby preventing the gun becoming foul or clogged," and "which can be employed for shooting shot at long or short range." (Lines 11-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174563/
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/
Device for Raising and Transporting Vessels.
Patent for "a new and useful construction of barge having simple and powerful means for raising ships and vessels to a sufficient height so that the same may readily be carried through the water over shallow places or bars, and the barge is also equipped with means for being propelled through the water to carry a ship or vessel, and also for being propelled over a track, so as to act as a combined locomotive and ship-car when carrying a ship or vessel over dry land." (Lines 14-25) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174556/
Quilting-Frame.
Patent for quilting frame so that fabric can be pulled at four corners to give a uniform appearance while working and which frame can be easily assembled or taken apart using pins. Illustration and instructions included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174560/
Railway Stock-Guard.
Patent for railroad stock guard "which when stopped upon will rise up from the center in front of the stock, scare them off, and prevent them from passing over it." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174561/
Tension Device for Band-Saw Mills.
Patent for "a new and useful improvement in tension devices for band-saw mills; and it consists, generally stated, in mounting the upper wheel in standards which are vertically movable in suitable guideways, said standards being secured to the plunger or cylinder of a direct-acting medium, such as compressed air." (Lines 24-31) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174559/
Tire-Tightener.
Patent for a tire tightener that allows anyone, not just a mechanic to expand and contract the felly depending on the weather. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174557/
Nozzle.
Patent for a hose nozzle with increased capacity and efficiency. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174552/
Pen.
Patent for "an improved and simple pen which will be adapted to hold a large quantity of ink and to feed it regularly and more satisfactorily." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174554/
Railroad-Rail Joint.
Patent for a specialized railroad joint that has a "novel combination of a T-shaped splice rail" (lines 12-13) in combination with other parts, "connected with downwardly-curved truss-bolts passing through the vertical member of the splice-rail in such matter as to hold all of the parts firmly together..." (lines 19-23). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174553/
Stirrup.
Patent for "a stirrup having an improved turntable spring-support which will permit the stirrup to turn readily, so that the foot can assume any desired angle toward or from the horse and so that the stirrup will be yieldingly upheld, whereby certain advantages are attained in mounting, particularly when employed in connection with a wild or unmanageable animal." (Lines 14-21) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174555/
Bevel.
Patent for "bevel-squares adapted to be converted into a try-square through the medium of a pivoted and adjustable blade." (Lines 13-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174545/
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/
Cotton-Chopper.
Patent for a cotton-chopper meant to be the most simply constructed. The hoes are attached to a rotating cylinder in the center of the frame, and the hoes rotating is what chops the cotton. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174544/
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/
Locomotive Driving-Wheel.
Patent for a perfectly balanced wheel for locomotives. It is meant to "materially decrease the internal disturbances to the mechanism of the locomotive due to the present methods of counterbalancing in the driving-wheel" (lines 15-18). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174551/
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/
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). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174539/
Holdback for Vehicle-Thills.
Patent for a "simple, inexpensive, and efficient" (lines 12-13) thill. A portion of the harness usually required is not necessary with this thill, and the horse cannot kick an occupant of the vehicle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174537/
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/
Knockdown Show-Case.
Patent for a showcase that may be easily taken apart for transportation or storage. It is also easy to replace broken panes of glass, and the parts "mutually brace and support each other" (lines 20-21). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174538/
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/