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 Collection: Texas Patents
Patent for an inexpensive and efficient hay-press that has an improved plunger mechanism. The mechanism is simple, inexpensive, durable, and easily operated.
Perforating Mechanism for Cylinder Printing-Presses.
Patent for a perforating mechanism for cylinder printing-presses that is simple and automatic. It produces "lines of perforations at any required distance apart and of any desired length in paper or cardboard at the time of printing thereon the forms for checks, draft, bills, notes, tickets or other printed or lithographed matter" (lines 12-17).
Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive wire stretcher that "may be readily employed for taking up the slack of a fence wire at a point between fence posts" (lines 13-15). It also cuts wire and removes staples.
Patent for an excavator that quickly and without much effort shifts dirt and "can be readily and easily employed for such purposes as building embankments or levees or for excavating extensive or large areas" (lines 19-22).
Patent for an efficient refrigerator meant to preserve meat, dairy, and produce. The refrigerator uses evaporating water to cool the food, not ice. There are inner and outer layers, a large water pan with vertical drip openings, and inner screen walls.
Patent for an axle-box for vehicle wheels that "contains a lubricant-receiving recess from which the lubricant is automatically fed to the spindle of the axle as necessity may occasion" (lines 10-13).
Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and powerful plunger for a cotton-press that is directly controlled by the operator. The plunger is hydraulically powered, the pressure being created by steam.The plunger's parts are arranged so the power is multiplied.
Well-Drilling Apparatus.
Patent for an improved, simple, and efficient well sinking or drilling mechanism, especially meant for bit-securing devices, and the drill bits can be easily removed without removing the well tubing from the hole. The inventor uses "a stem or core carrying the drill bit and adapted to fit snugly in the bore of the tubing, together with a simple combination of devices whereby such stem or core can be locked against longitudinal and rotary movement by the manipulation of an operating rod which extends to the top of the well" (lines 16-22).
Portable Dairy.
Patent for a portable dairy that consists of a frame with legs, a pan at the top of the frame, a tube that goes from the bottom of the pan and through the middle of the frame, a perforated bottom for the dairy, a cloth that surrounds the dairy while still allowing for air circulation, and the cloth goes into the pan.
Patent for "a self-registering scale which shall be composed of but a few parts, and which will be accurate and reliable in use, and not liable to get out of repair from constant employment" (lines 10-14).
Wire Stretching and Splicing Tool.
Patent for a wire stretching and splicing tool used when repairing barbed wire and other wire fences. It connects the ends of broken wires by bringing them together and twisting them. It has a wire gripping device, an adjustable end that corresponds to the wire gripper, a way to separate the above listed parts and bring them back together again, and a clamping device.
Running-Gear for Vehicles.
Patent for a simple and inexpensive running gear for vehicles that allows the vehicles to turn in a small space. An ordinary running gear can be easily modified into this invention.
Press-Box for Horizontal Oil-Presses.
Patent for a press-box for horizontal oil-presses that produces "a cake of even thickness and density, and without strain on any part of the box" (lines 11-13) that has "a box fitted with a strainer that will be more lasting, which can be cleaned without removing it form the box, or the box from the press, and to which the cake will not adhere; [and] to provide a box fitted with effective and economical means of raising the cake out of the box after it is pressed" (lines 13-20). This box is made out of metal.
Patent for inflatable saddle pads designed "to do away with the use of one or more blankets which have been placed between the saddle and the back of the animal, and substitute therefor inflatable pads, which not only prevent the back of the animal from being chafed, but to do away with the jar and concussion from the animal to the rider and from the rider to the animal." (Lines 18-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Exercising Device.
Patent for an "exercising device for teaching beginners the correct touch on the piano to systematically develop finger [technique]." (Lines 9-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for an upright cylindrical cistern made from sheet-metal. This patent "consists in the application to and around the upper open end of the cistern and also if desired at different places around the body of the cistern, of a strengthening ring made of either wrought iron or steel or other suitable metal tubing or piping, to stiffen the cylindrical cistern, said piping or tubing being suitably fastened to the cistern and being arranged around the outside or inside of the same, but preferably around the outside and closely hugging said cistern" (lines 10-20).
Governor for Steam-Engines.
Patent for a governor for steam-engines that provides "an automatic governing device controlled by the speed, and hence, by the load of the engine, in order to maintain uniformity of movement under variations of load" (lines 10-14).
Portable Dental Chair.
Patent for a simple portable dental chair meant for traveling dentists. It adjusts easily and folds compactly.
Safety-Guard for Cars.
Patent for a safety-guard for cars that use a flexible netting in front of the car and has a double frame for support. It folds compactly when not in use.
Patent for a bicycle that is safer than other bicycles. It has compensating gearing so that "the variations in leverage in the various positions assumed by the pedal crank are equalized" (lines 12-13).
Combination Drafting-Instrument.
Patent for a combination drafting-instrument that is "carried about the person and serve as a combined pencil-holder and drafting tool and when used in the latter capacity to serve the functions of a divider, a square, a compass, and a caliper for either inside or outside gaging" (lines 10-15).
Patent for a simple and durable spark arrester for locomotives that has a minimum number of parts and "which will remove arrested sparks to the fire box of the locomotive and will prevent live sparks being thrown out by the locomotive and thereby endanger property adjoining the railroad tracks" (lines 19-23).
Patent for improved vehicle brakes, and the "object is to arrange the brake shoes so that when applied they will bear on the wheels slightly below a point on a line drawn horizontally through the center of the wheel, whereby a greater brake power is obtained with less force exerted, and further, to so construct and arrange the brake shoes that during the backing of a team for any purpose the brakes will automatically release themselves and not bear upon the wheels to interfere with said backing." (Lines 21-31) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for an adjustable, simple, inexpensive, and light music-holder that does not let the music slip and does not damage the music. The clamps will not get in the way of the music, and holds a book as easily as a sheet of music. Springs are not used, the staff is telescopic, and should be made from aluminum.
Patent for a simple sheet-feeder that separates the sheets from a pile so they can be fed one at a time. The patent improves on the suction-roller mechanism that takes a sheet and rolls it into a printer. It does not use grippers or mechanical means for grabbing a single sheet.
Bit for Well-Drilling Apparatus.
Patent for an expansion bit for a well-drilling apparatus that can be "adjusted and removed without without withdrawing the well tubing, and to provide means whereby a bit capable of drilling a hole sufficiently larger than the well tubing to accommodate a casing may be introduced through the tubing" (lines 11-16).
Switch Attachment.
Patent for a switch attachment that consists of a derailing guard, a side track rail, an adjustable shoe that pivots next to the rail, a vertical groove in the end of the shoe, and a swinging free arm.
Patent for a fire extinguisher that "reliev[es] water or stream, or both, into pipes from which it discharges at different points in a building" (lines 14-17). The invention operates automatically, and is especially designed for gin houses.
Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and effective pump that can be easily cleaned, but stays relatively clean.
Patent for a bicycle that can be operated by the operator's hands or feet or both, and the motion used to operate the bicycle is that of rowing. "the rider must assume a position upon the machine corresponding to that assumed by an oarsman in a boat, and as the rider can work with both hands and feet all the energy and strength he is capable of exerting can be brought to bear upon the propelling mechanism in a most effective manner, and the seat can be rendered much more comfortable than at present and in no wise interfere with the rider's movements" (lines 18-27).
Metallic Cross-Tie.
Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive metallic crosstie that has elasticity and the same vibration as a wooden cross-tie and does not require bolts or nuts. It can easily be placed or removed from rails.
Combined Stalk-Cutter and Rake.
Patent for an improved combined stalk cutter and rake that has a main frame, a rake frame, a hanger attached to the axle-bar under the frame, arms at the back of the frame, a transverse rod in the hanger and slots in the arms, a rock-lever, connections for operating the frame, a rake at the end of the frame, and an operating lever.
Patent for a tile pipe molder that "expeditiously and cheaply make subirrigating pipe right at the side of the ditch where it is to be laid" (lines 10-13).
Patent for a baling-press for cotton and uses a compression chamber and a head or compressor block to compress the cotton. The invention is more effective and more expeditious than other baling-presses.
Patent for an improved car-coupling that consists of a hollow drawhead, a knuckle pivoted in the drawhead, a lock that pivots across the drawhead, a catch on one side of the drawhead, a spring presses on the side of the lock, a lever pivoted in the drawhead, a hand rod connected to the arm, a hand rod connected to the drawhead, and a bell crank lever pivoted in the drawhead.
Patent for a simple car-fender that improves on the types of "fenders which are attached to the front end of street and other car trucks for the purpose of saving human life by preventing a body from being thrown under the car wheels" (lines 10-14). The invention does not let a body under the car wheels.
Patent for a womb-battery that has "an advantageous electrical or galvanic device adapted, when placed in the womb of a patient where it will be subject to the chemical action of the mucous fluid, to develop a mild electric action and thereby stimulate the generative organs and promote the cure of the various diseases peculiar to the female sex" (lines 13-20). It also is not easily displaced and is easily adjusted.
Apparatus for the Treatment of Cotton.
Patent for a machine that puts gins and condensers in a line, which sit over a flue. "The lint cotton in bat form being delivered from all of the condensers in independent bats to a common conveyer, the bat cotton increasing in thickness upon the common conveyer and in its travel to a press, compress or other receptacle, receiving the different bats from the different condensers, one bat lying smoothly upon the other, until at the discharge end of the common conveyer, the bat in which the lint is evenly distributed and which is of considerable thickness, will be conveniently discharged" (lines 13-24).
Patent for an improved cigar-package that complies "with all the requirements of the revenue laws, to be retailed to purchasers, who destroy the stamp upon opening the package, the construction being such that the packages thus opened can be used as pocket cases for the protection of the cigars" (lines 21-27).
Patent for a simple and durable churn that quickly makes butter. The butter is churned by pumping a lever, which is connected to a strap that is wrapped around a rod, the rod goes into the container holding the cream and has hoops attached to it inside the container, and the pumping action makes the hoops quickly move back and forth.
Patent for a simple, durable, and easy to use gate-latch for swinging gates in which the lock latches move vertically. The latch is on the gate, and a catch is mounted on the post.
Combined Cotton and Corn Planter.
Patent for an improved combined corn and cotton planters that "effectively carr[ies] out the duplex functions of planters of this class, which will possess advantages in point of simplicity, durability, effectiveness, and general efficiency" (lines 11-14).
Attachment for Locomotives.
Patent for a safety attachment for locomotives that is simple and prevents unwelcome people from getting into a position to take control of the train. It consists of steam pipes with open jets connected with the boiler that go around the entrances of the cab, and the train engineer can turn a valve and make hot steam project across the entrances.
Car Construction.
Patent for "a construction which will permit the speedy and easy removal of brake supporting blocks or equivalent parts from the lower or floor frame of a car and the substitution of others without displacement or injury of other parts of the car." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for an improved gate-latch for swinging gates that is especially simple, economic, and efficient.
Gearing and Gear-Covering for Agricultural Machinery.
Patent for a gearing and gear-covering for agricultural machinery that has "an improved bearing for the ground-wheel in which wear will be reduced to a minimum, and the parts readily maintained in proper relative alignment and position, and also to produce an efficient guard for the gearing, whereby cotton and corn-stalks, weeds, grass, and other foreign bodies, are prevented from engaging and clogging the same, and thus impede the free positive operation of the machine" (lines 22-31).
Patent for a simple and inexpensive thill-coupling that "can be conveniently applied to any ordinary vehicle, which is arranged in such a way that rattling is positively prevented, and which, when the thills are dropped, permits them to be freely lifted from the coupling; also to a modified form of the device designed to prevent rattling only" (lines 12-18).
Combined Shoot-Board and Squaring-Box.
Patent for a combined shoot-board and squaring-box meant to square and shave "the edges of stereotype and other printing plates; ant to this end the invention contemplates a device of this character that will be of an exceedingly simple and comparatively inexpensive construction, while at the same time providing for an easy and accurate manipulation of the plates being operated upon" (lines 10-17).
Breast-Strap for Harness.
Patent for "a breast-strap so constructed as to obviate pressure on the windpipe of the horse and to transfer such pressure to the shoulders; to obviate chafing or rubbing of the breast-strap upon the shoulders, and to permit them to move freely in advance of each other as a result of the movements of the horse." (Lines 12-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a logging-truck that is a "simple and convenient apparatus which is operated by a team to raise the logs from the ground, and which thus obviates the necessity of using a hand windlass as is usually done" (lines 14-18). This is used in countries where it does not snow often.