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 Collection: Texas Patents
Joiner's Floor-Clamp.
Patent for "an improved device for use by joiners in setting tongue-and-groove floor and ceiling boards, whereby the boards are forced in close joining and held while being nailed to the joists." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174727/
Plow Attachment for Planters.
Patent for an invention "to equip any style of planter with a plow attachment for breaking and opening the soil in advance of the furrow-opener and seeding mechanism." (Lines 8-11). Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174723/
Stovepipe
Patent for an improvement to stovepipes, specifically for cooking and heating purposes, that reduces the possibility of house fires or internal stovepipe damage. Instructions and illustrations are included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174731/
Trolley Wheel For Electric Cars
Patent for improvement to trolley wheel design for electric cars, specifically the addition of friction-disks to prevent the wheel from running off the wire while moving. Instructions and illustrations are included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174733/
Water-Closet Cistern.
Patent for improvements in water closet cisterns: "which are normally empty to prevent freezing and which are only filled just before the flush is desired" (lines 14-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174732/
Cotton-Chopper.
This is a patent for "new and useful improvements in a combined cultivator and chopper" (lines 5-7). The new improvements include a combination chopper and cultivator that will maneuver on both sides of a row of cotton crop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174737/
Attachment for Ginning-Machines.
Patent for improvements in attachment for ginning machines: "provide mechanical means for conveying the cotton and seed that is delivered from the gins through pneumatic tubes to the baling room and see house" (lines 15-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174721/
Bottle.
Patent for "a bottle and stopper whereby the bottle can be filled in the ordinary manner, but after being sealed by the stopper of novel construction it cannot be refilled after once being emptied without breaking or fracturing the bottle." (Lines 12-18) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174718/
Brake and Coasting Sprocket-Wheel for Velocipedes.
Patent for "a combined coasting and driving wheel with brake attachments for stopping velocipedes, whether coasting or whether the velocipede is being propelled by some kind of motive power, by which a person can coast by simply stopping the motion of the pedals and holding the pedals still with the feet." (Lines 9-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174715/
Clothes-Pounder.
Patent for "an automatic clothes washer and soaper whereby the clothes are soaped and cleansed by one and the same operation." (Lines 18-20) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174722/
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174716/
Hoodwink.
Patent for hoodwinks or goggles that are adjustable and that are connected with elastic to be more comfortable for the wearer. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174720/
Jack for Turning Fly-Wheels of Engines, &c.
Patent for jacks for turning fly-wheels of engines, pulleys, etc. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174713/
Nut-Lock.
Patent for nut locks that "as for its object to provide simple means for locking the nut against accidental displacement, at the same time allowing it to be removed by the proper application of force, and, furthermore, to permit the permanent locking of the nut at a pre-determined point." (Lines 9-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174712/
Planter.
Patent for a planter in which "the seed-dropping mechanism is adjustable to suit the nature of the seed to be planted and to drop the same closer together or farther apart, as desired." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174714/
Tool-Holder.
Patent for "a holder for any class of tools, but being especially adapted for hatchets, garden-tools, and tools of like character." (Lines 7-10) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174719/
Washing-Machine.
Patent for washing machines that are "capable of thoroughly and rapidly washing clothes and other fabrics without wearing, tearing, or otherwise injuring them and at the expenditure of a minimum amount of labor." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174717/
Gin-Feed for Roller-Compresses.
Patent for a machine that carries cotton from the cotton gin to the the cotton compressor, and that cleans and forms the cotton for compression. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174708/
Hinge.
Patent for a two-way roller hinge for gates, doors, shutters, etc. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174704/
Knee-Protector.
Patent for leg protectors that have "a pad or reinforcement on the knees thereof, such as will afford a sufficient protection against injury by stones or other hard substances or irregularities on the surface of the ground or other place upon which the wearer is obliged to kneel." (Lines 16-21) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174710/
Railway-Car.
Patent for a railway car that runs close to the railroad tracks, to prevent damage should it become derailed or in another accident. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174703/
Sleeve-Tablet.
Patent for "a sleeve-tablet adapted to be applied to a cuff or wristband for ready access in making notes and referring thereto." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174702/
Stock-Guard.
Patent for stock guards for railroad tracks. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174709/
Tongue-Bar-Supporting Clamp.
Patent for a clamp that holds the hammers in a piano. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174707/
Washing-Machine.
Patent for "washing-machines which combine in one structure means for heating the suds-water and maintaining the same at the required temperature, a suds-box having chambered or hollow bottom and sides to secure a circulation of the suds-water independently of the agitation resulting from turning the drum or clothes-receptacle upon its axis, and a drum removably journaled in the suds-box and comprising longitudinal slats or bars having bent edge portions for scooping up the suds-water and directing the same into the drum and upon the clothes contained therein, whereby the washing process is greatly facilitated." (Lines 7-21) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174706/
Windmill.
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174705/
Wire-Stretcher.
Patent for a clamp that is used in fence construction. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174711/
Device for Facilitating Making and Sharpening Molding-Bits.
Patent for sharpening molding-bits and keeping them at standard gauge. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174696/
Fire-Screen.
Patent for a portable, ornamental fire screen. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174695/
Frame for Trunks, Valises, &c.
Patent for frames for trunks, boxes, vehicle-bodies, etc., which requires no bolts and can be cast in a single piece of metal. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174697/
Ore Concentrator
Patent for a "machine for separating ores of precious metals, and particularly to that class of machines known as 'dry concentrators or separators,' used for separating fold ore by means of an air-blast over dry sand, gravel, quartz, etc." (lines 10-15). Illustrations and instructions are included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174698/
Planter.
Patent for the operating gear in planters. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174701/
Rail Bond For Electric Railroads
Patent for improvement to rail-bonds for electrical railroads to aid in maintaining electrical contact, which will then reduce the loosening of parts which results in broken contact. Illustrations and instructions are included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174700/
Railway Cattle-Gate.
Patent for a gate that automatically opens when cattle are crossing and closes afterward, so that the track is unobstructed for trains. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174699/
Compound for Closing Punctures in Pneumatic Tires.
Patent for "a liquid compound for closing punctures in inflated wheel-tires." (Lines 11-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174694/
Hay Press
Patent for an improvement to hay press designs resulting in a "simple, durable, and effective press" (line 13). Instructions and illustrations are included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174691/
Resuscitating Apparatus
Patent for a respiratory or resuscitating apparatus that can be quickly attached and easily manipulated. Illustrations and instructions are included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174692/
Sash Holder
Patent for a sash-holder, which "consists in an improved sash-fastener embodying novel features" (lines 16-18). Instructions and illustrations are included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174693/
Folding Car-Step.
Patent for "a supplemental folding step which may be lowered into position for use when passengers are boarding or leaving a [railway] car and which may be folded back out of the way when the train is about to leave the station." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174688/
Folding Crate.
Patent for a crate that is "readily folded into a small compass when not in use and easily unfolded and adjusted, so as to serve the purpose of an ordinary crate, and when so adjusted it will be as rigid as though of ordinary construction." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174689/
Lubricated Bullet.
Patent for lubricated lead bullets to prevent the deterioration and rusting of the inner barrel of rifled firearms, so as to maintain their accuracy. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174686/
Means for Opening or Closing Elevator-Doors.
Patent for a device which is mounted upon the traveling car and automatically opens and closes elevator doors. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174687/
Plow.
Patent for an improved turning plow. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174690/
Cotton-Picking Machine.
Patent for improvements to cotton picking machines "of that class in which the cotton-boll is caught on the end of a revolving picker" (lines 11-12). Improvements include a combination of a revolving drum with hollow tubular arms attached to the drum, as well as revolving pickers attached to those arms. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174685/
Electric-Arc-Light Reflector.
Patent for an electric arc light reflector, including an annular band to support the reflector on the arc-light cone, and a reflector with an aperture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174682/
Gate-Hinge.
Patent for a "gravity-hinge for causing a gate to automatically close, and which is susceptible of such adjustment that if the gate-post and the latch-post, either or both, become disarranged as regards their perpendicular position, or if they are not exactly coincident with relation to each other, the gate can be centered relatively to the latch-post, or rather the hinged end of the gate can be set precisely perpendicular or be shifted laterally to any required angle of inclination for the purpose of causing the gate to properly close and engage the latch on the latch-post." (Lines 11-24) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174684/
Hay-Press.
Patent for "a novel form of baling-press which will be readily transportable and owing to its peculiar construction can be manipulated by hand, a still further object being to provide such an improved baling-press that the wire ties can be wrapped around the bale after its formation easily and quickly and the bale can be readily removed from the press after it has been wired." (Lines 16-24) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174683/
Adjustable Pipe-Wrench.
Patent for an adjustable pipe wrench "in which the opposing jaws of the wrench are maintained at an angle to each other, so hat they converge toward their extremities, thus enabling a firmer hold to e obtained upon the pope or other article to be gripped by said jaws." (Lines 15-20) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174674/
Animal-Poke.
Patent for "a light and effective head-frame for horned cattle, designed to prevent their going through or injuring wire fences or from goring persons or animals." (Lines 14-18) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174678/
Bicycle-Support.
Patent for an improvement in bicycle supports that can be attached to any bicycle and supports it at an upright or near-upright position. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174675/