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Attachment for Type-Writing Machines.
Patent for a new and useful attachment for type writing machines, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth510914/
Attachment for Vehicle-Brakes.
Patent for "an extension-handle for the manipulating-levers of vehicle-brakes" (lines 9-10). This invention was designed especially for vehicles with extra side-boards, so the brakes can be employed as conveniently as possible while the driver would normally have a hard time reaching the brake-lever. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174515/
Attachment for Vehicle Running - Gear
Patent for texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth511934/
Attachment for Wheel-Cultivators
Patent for a new and useful improvement in attachments for wheel cultivators, including description and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171536/
Attachment for Wheel-Plows.
Patent for "invention has relation to improvements in attachments to sulky and other horse-plows" (para. 3). Combines a circle-plate, transverse clamp-ridge, clamps, a bearing plate, a king-bolt, a transverse sleeve, an axle, adjusting collars, and transporting-wheels on said axle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169817/
Attachment For Wheeled Plows Or Cultivators.
Patent for certain new and useful improvement sin attachments for wheeled plows or cultivators, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth513912/
Attachment to Cotton Gins.
Patent for a new and improved attachment for cotton gins. This design "consists of a lever-frame journaled to the gin-frame and carrying a shaft provided with a friction-pulley which may, by will of the operator, be thrown in contact with the driving-pulley of the gin, thus rotating the shaft, which is provided with a set of cleaning-blades fitting between the gin-saws between which they are, by the said mechanism, made to revolve rapidly, thus cleaning the said saws" (lines 18-27). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170150/
Auger.
Patent for a new and improved auger. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a shank provided with a conveying-screw and the cutters at the lower end of the screw, the sides of the cutters being extended beyond a vertical line drawn across the edges of the screw, and a tube or casing enclosing the screw and connected at its lower end with the cutters, said tube being of less diameter than the cutters and arranged within the outer sides thereof" (lines 56-64). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171613/
Autographic Register.
Patent for an autographic register meant "to provide improved means for guiding, printing, cutting, and filling a record-bill and discharging original and duplicate bills" (lines 9-12). The printing and feeding mechanisms operate independently, bills may be any desired length, and checks may be numbered successively and dated. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174394/
Autographic Register.
Patent for a device to register fares in situations where passengers pay to be transported from one location to another, specifically by train. The fare-collector needs a way to have accurate receipts as fares are collected. The invention is a "small portable ticket-holder and registering device (lines 38-39), that issues valid tickets "which will enable a conductor to keep a correct current amount of fares as received as well as a record of tickets sold and mileage traveled on same" (lines 41-45), and prevents dishonesty in fare-collectors. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174422/
Autographic Register.
Patent for an autographic register that provides "improved means for guiding, stamping, cutting, and filling a record-bill and discharging original and duplicate bills; [provides] improved means for guiding the strips of paper and holding the carbon or duplicating paper in operative position; furthermore, [provides] improved means for operating the several parts of the mechanism to insure accuracy and facilitate the subsequent permanent filing of the record-bills" (lines 9-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174096/
Automatic Air-Brake Coupling.
Patent for "a new and useful improvements in automatic air-brake couplers to enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, the invention also relates to improvements in automatic air-brake couplings in cars". (lines 5-10) including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508487/
Automatic Alarm for Stem-Boilers.
Patent for a new and useful automatic alarm for steam boilers, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth509789/
Automatic Bale-Rolling Attachment for Compress.
Patent for improvement in automatic bale-rolling attachments for compressors. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166479/
Automatic bale-rolling attachment for compressors
Patent for an automatic bale-rolling attachment for compressors texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170777/
Automatic Band-Brake for Railway-Cars
Patent for "a brake of simple and inexpensive construction, that may be readily attached to steam or tramway cars, that is automatic in its working, and to do away with the brake-beams now employed, which through their breaking down are two-thirds of the causes of car derailments" (lines 19-26). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172586/
Automatic Bench Clamp And Dog.
Patent for a new and useful automatic bench clamp and dog. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth510991/
Automatic Blast-Generator.
Patent for "a new and improved automatic blast-generator designed for the use of jewelers, dentists, and other persons, and arranged to produce a steady and uniform blast and to permit of increasing or decreasing the force of the blast as required, according to the nature of the work on hand." (Lines 9-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174761/
Automatic Boiler-Feeder.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in automatic boiler feeders, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth511412/
Automatic Break
Patent for an automatic break that can be applied automatically when going down any kind of hill and would dissengage whenever the vehicle drives on a flat road or up a hill. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173233/
Automatic Car Brake.
Patent for a new and improved automatic car brake. This design "consists, first, in the combination of the draw-heads . . . connecting-rods . . . and a partially-rotating shaft provided with suitable slotted cams, which cams are attached to the brake-beams, so that when the draw-heads are forced inward or drawn out the brakes will move out of contact with the wheels; second, in the combination, with the slotted cams and a mechanism for moving them, of the rods which are connected thereto, and which pass through the brake-beams, the sliding sleeves, the springs, and the nuts" (lines 13-27). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170687/
Automatic Car-Coupling.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in automatic car couplings, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508775/
Automatic Car-Switching System.
Patent for "a system of switching where the cars of a train are pushed up an incline and placed successively on an elevated annular revolving platform, by which they are automatically distributed to their respective receiving-tracks" (lines 9-14). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174244/
Automatic Car Uncoupler.
Patent for a new and improved car uncoupler. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a coupling adapted to hold two cars together, of an uncoupler comprising a lever pivotally connected to the car, a weight supported on the car and connected to said lever, and a connection between the weight-operated lever and the coupling for operating it, to separate the cars upon the dropping of the weight" (lines 4-11). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171545/
Automatic Cork Extractor.
Patent for a new and improved automatic cork extractor. This design "consists, principally, of a vertically-moving and partially-rotating blade having a harpoon-shaped or shouldered head for piercing and drawing the corks; in laterally opening and closing jaws for holding the necks of the bottles; in pivoted and laterally-moving pointed levers for throwing the parts of the corks away from the blade when withdrawn, and in the construction and combination of the parts of the device" (lines 14-23). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170166/
Automatic Cotton Elevator and Distributer.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in automatic cotton elevators and distributes, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508554/
Automatic Cotton or Corn Planter.
Patent for an automatic cotton or corn planter that is simple and inexpensive, and is a line of planters that sows in parallel rows that does not need to be guided by hand. The devices are independently adjustable. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173677/
Automatic Cotton-Weighing Scale.
Patent for an automatic cotton-weighing scale that is designed "to be used in connection with pneumatic conveyers, and it is of such construction that it will automatically weigh any amount that its scale may be set at, cut off the supply from the conveyer, empty itself, and immediately reset itself, the resetting of the machine opening the supply-valve from the conveyer, so that the weighing operation can be repeated" (lines 13-21). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174034/
Automatic Cut-off for Rotary Engines
Patent for improvements "to the means for actuating the valves controlling the steam supply" (lines 10-12). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172378/
Automatic Cylindrical Power.
Patent for a new and improved cylindrical power-source. This design "consists in the combination of a cylindrical slotted frame with a series of blades which are connected together in pairs, and which are alternately forced through the slots in the frame to receive the force of the wind or water and then retracted, so that they will offer no resistance during a portion of the revolution of the frame. . . . The object of [the] invention is to produce a motor which is adapted for use either as a wind-wheel or a water-wheel" (lines 13-27). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170254/
Automatic Damper-Regulator.
Patent for an automatic steam damper-regulator that is simply constructed, and can quickly close and open its damper in the flue of the boiler or furnace. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173647/
Automatic Danger-Signal for Railroads.
Patent for a "device for indicating at railroad crossings and other points, the approach or departure of trains within any given distance of such crossing or with relation to any point where persons might come into dangerous proximity to the train if they were left unadvised by some such signal as this." (Lines 19-26) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173929/
Automatic Drop-Lid for Bins or Boxes.
Patent for "boxes or bins for store counters and shelves; and it has for its object to provide certain improvements in the lid devices for boxes or bins, so as to avoid the many objections to hinged lids, which interfere with free access to the interior of the box or bin when the same is used under the counter or on shelves" (lines 8-15). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173478/
Automatic Dumping Cage
Patent for a new and improved automatic dumping cage. This invention is to "use in the shafts of coal and other mines"(line 9-10). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth510799/
Automatic Electric Alarm.
Patent for an automatic electric alarm meant to be hooked up to an automatic dry-pipe sprinkler system, and protects against fire. The alarm goes off when the air in the sprinkler pipes falls below a predetermined level. This invention also signals an alert when there is a leak in the pipes, and is an improvement on the circuit-wires for similar alarms. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174184/
Automatic Electric Alarm.
Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and durable automatic electric alarm that allows people in house or hotel rooms, mines, ships, shops, etc. to signal for another person. The alarm is wired to a clock so it can be programmed to go off at a certain time. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174183/
Automatic Fan.
Patent for a new and improved automatic fan. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the attaching-plate, the depending rod, the fixed plate on the lower end thereof, the socket arms pivotally connected to said plate at their inner ends, and the fans held in the sockets in said arms, of the plate loosely mounted on the rod above [the] plate, having arms, the rods pivotally connecting the outer ends of said arms, the pitman connected to [another] plate, and the operating crank" (lines 67-76). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171863/
Automatic Fan
Patent for mechanical improvements in "automatic fans intended especially for use on beds, whether in houses or in sleeping-cars" (lines 7-9). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172231/
Automatic Fan Combination Stand.
Patent for a new and improved automatic-fan combination-stand. This design "relates to an improved stand or support for an automatic fan, which said stand shall be portable, so as to be conveniently set up wherever desired, and which shall contain various hooks, brackets, shelves, and other conveniences" (lines 17-22). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170450/
Automatic Feed for Saw-Setting Mechanism.
Patent for improvements to Automatic Feed for Saw-Setting Mechanism, "particularly adapted to advance the saw into alinement with a setting-punch by reciprocatory movement of a part of the mechanism" (lines 11-14), including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth510760/
Automatic Fire Extinguisher.
Patent for a new and improved fire extinguisher. This design is "to provide for automatically putting out a fire in any building in which [the] apparatus may be located, upon the temperature in said building or room reaching any predetermined degree. This result is accomplished by the action of an expansible fluid—such as mercury—in a contained vessel, which actuates certain . . . mechanism, causing the structure to be flooded with water or with a fire-extinguishing gas or fluid" (lines 22-32). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172562/
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174094/
Automatic Grain-Measuring Machine.
Patent for automatic grain-measuring machine, with illustrations. The purpose of this automatic grain-measuring machine is to be an improvement to already existing machines. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171741/
Automatic Railroad or Farm Gate.
Patent for an improved automatic railroad or farm gate that uses the "weight of the car or wagon upon an operating-board and automatically close[s] after the train has passed, and which can also be opened by hand when it is desired to let a single person pass through, either upon foot or horseback" (lines 20-25). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173191/
Automatic Railway-Gate.
Patent for an automatic railway-gate or cattle-guard for use "at crossings, the entrances to tunnels, bridges or trestles, or at other places where it is desirable to guard the tracks" (lines 11-13). The invention is a simple and effective way for closing gates, can be operated from a distance, and is controlled by the wheels of passing trains. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173786/
Automatic Railway-Gate.
Patent for an automatic railway gate that consists of a picket shaft under the rails, cranks between the rails that are connected to the picket shaft, springs holding the shaft, tread rails that run along the rails and join the cranks, and guide blocks along each tread rail. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173645/
Automatic Railway Signal.
Patent for a new and improved railroad signal. This design, "[w]hen the wheels of a passing train come in contact with the spring and bent end of the lever . . . said end is lowered or depressed, causing the movement in the same direction of the outer end of said lever, which, through the agency of the wire, will cause the ringing or sounding of the gong or bell as the wheels . . . come in contact with the end of the lever. . . .[A]fter the wheels of the last car of a train have passed the point where the lever is located, said lever will be returned to its normal position by means of the coil-spring" (lines 57-71). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171878/
Automatic Recording Apparatus for Vehicles.
Patent for an improved automatic passenger register and mileage recorder for vehicles that travel on rails. It consists of a roller that is actives by a time motor, a strip that the roller moves, a pressure roller, a pair of rollers that a record sheet is wound between, a mechanism that controls movements of the pair of rollers, electromagnets that are connected to the seats, armature levers that mark the electromagnets current, a bell crank lever that marks the moving record sheet, and a spring that supports the lever. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173532/
Automatic Repeating Railroad-Signal.
Patent for an automatic repeating railroad-signal designed to be used with semaphore and other train-signaling apparatus. It eliminates mistakes made in notifying the central office and automatically reports "any change in the position or color of the signal to a central office over the ordinary telegraph-wire" (lines 14-16). The signal is a wheel that operates a key to send a message to the central office. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174205/
Automatic Service Cock.
Patent for a new and improved automatic service cock. This design "furnish[es] an improved automatic valve to form the connection between the water-main or distributing pipe and the service-pipe of a building for regulating the flow and pressure of water in such service-pipe and preventing overpressure" (lines 7-12). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170271/