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Beer Tapping Apparatus.
Patent for a new and improved beer tap. This design calls for the air pipe to go within the beer tapping pipe and for a pump to supply the air pipe with air. This eliminates the need of a rubber nipple to connect the air pipe, easily cleans the pipe coil, and allows for the tapping of the keg from without the icebox. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174510/
Bell Cord Coupling.
Patent for a new and improved bell cord coupling. This design consists in "[a] cord connecting and tension device comprising essentially a shell or tube, a spiral spring, and a pair of slotted balls arranged therein, and a flat strip having round ends adapted to slide through said balls . . . [and] a sliding spring-encircled plate provided with screw-threaded and split end portions, and nuts fitted on the latter, in combination with a tube or shell, and balls arranged in said tube" (lines 89-100). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170472/
Bell-Ringer.
Patent for a bell ringer for use in locomotives, with instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172960/
Bellows Attachment for Barrels.
Patent for a new and improved bellows attachment for barrels. This design "provide[s] means for securely attaching the bellows to the barrels, so as to exclude the admission of air, except such as is forced in by the bellows; and a further object of the same provides for the shutting off the flow of liquid, as desired" (lines 13-18). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170764/
Bench Clamp.
Patent for a new and improved bench clamp. This design, "[b]eing made of iron or other suitable material . . . is strong, durable, and inexpensive. It requires no bolts or screws to secure it to the work-bench or other object where its use may be required, and can be put in position and removed easily and quickly. It occupies but little room on account of its compactness, and can be applied to any piece of work without marring it" (lines 72-80). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170107/
Bench Plane.
Patent for a new and improved bench plane. This design "consists in a stirrup pivoted to the sides of the plane in such a manner that the traverse piece of the stirrup passes through a transverse groove in the under surface of the plane, this groove increasing in height toward the rear of the plane, so that when the plane is drawn backward it will be slightly raised by this stirrup, so that the cutting-edge of the plane-iron cannot slide on the board being planed" (lines 10-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170261/
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/
Bicycle.
Patent for a bicycle that has a drive wheel, a ratchet wheel attached to the drive wheel, a chain that goes around the ratchet wheel, an apparatus for reciprocating the chain, a guideway from the chain to the ratchet wheel, a knob on the chain that engages the guideway, a pair of levers connected to the chain, and a chord that connects the levers to the chain. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173923/
Bicycle.
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). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173694/
Bicycle.
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). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173655/
Bicycle Alarm
Patent for a "simple and cheap as well as ornamental bicycle-whistle...of novel and peculiar construction, adapted for attachment to the bicycle and made to sound at pleasure" (lines 14-18). Illustrations and instructions are included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174670/
Bicycle Attachment.
Patent for "a new and improved bicycle attachment arranged to serve as a foot-rest for the feet of the rider while coasting and adapted to be lowered to support the bicycle in a vertical position when not in use and to securely lock the wheel and support together to prevent the machine from being stolen" (lines 7-14), including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174607/
Bicycle-Holder.
Patent for a bicycle-holder that holds the bicycle upright. It consists of "a pair of plates clamped upon a portion of the frame of a bicycle, two pairs of ears formed integral with and depending from said plates, one pair of ears being formed convcavo-convex to form a socket between them and constructed with semicircular notches in their lower edges, a rod having a ball or spherical body on its upper end that is located and held for movement in the so formed socket, a lug formed integral with the lower end of one of the remaining pair of ears, and an arm pivoted between said remaining pair of ears, said arm having a bifurcated lower end that engages the rim or tire of the front wheel of the bicycle" (lines 40-54). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174218/
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/
Bicycle Wheel.
Patent for a new and improved bicycle wheel. This design calls for an inner tire wrapped in uniformly distributed elastic bands to connect it to the outer tire. This new tire allows for the spring and comfort of pneumatic tires while rendering the pneumatic tubes of the latter obsolete. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174474/
Bicycle-Wheel.
Patent for an improved rear bicycle-wheel. It has one hub, two rims, two sets of spokes and tires. This invention is meant to be safer and has the qualities of a tricycle. It is meant for a woman's bicycle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174189/
Billiard Table Leveler.
Patent for a new and improved billiard-table leveler. This design consists in "the vertical case having the closed bottom, the open upper end, and provided with the removable plate, the vertical guide-rods extending through openings in the plate, the follower in the upper end of the case and having openings to receive the guide-rods, and provided with an interiorly-threaded opening, the vertical shaft having its lower end stepped in the bottom of the case and journaled in the plate, the said shaft having the miter-pinion and the threaded upper end working in the threaded opening of the follower" (lines 58-70). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171258/
Binder for Paper Tablets.
Patent for improvements for tablets for blank paper, leterheads, etc. that holds content securely, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169811/
Bird-Cage.
Patent for improvements in bird cages by "having a woven-wire casing the meshes of which cannot be penetrated by ordinary insects, such as flies,&c., will be lured into the cage to be devoured by the bird" (lines 16-21). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169955/
BIRD-CAGE
Patent for a new and improved combined Bird-Cages and Fly-Traps. The improvements include the use of netting or wire gauze, making holes at the bottom of the cage to insert feed-cups or let flies in when the cage is used to catch flies, and placing a ring over the seed-cups in order to prevent insects or flies from getting into the cage when it is used as a bird-cage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170010/
Bit-Brace.
Patent for "an improved form of brace having a V-guide which is substantially right-angled and mechanism mounted therein for driving a bit so arranged that the crank-arm of the handle may turn in a corner without striking the wall or without striking the wall or without striking a plane support should the guide rest thereon when boring a hole." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174662/
Bit-Brace with Right-Angled V-Guide Frame.
Patent for a bit-brace with right-angled V-guide frame, with description and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174633/
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). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173691/
Blacking Brush.
Patent for a new and improved blacking brush. This design utilizes springs to move a blacking brush to and from a can of polish. This results in "evenness of wear of the bristles of the brush, economy of blacking, absence of spattering while extracting the blacking from the box, convenience in substituting the circular brush as a lid for the box in case of loss of the box-lid, and the saving of time in looking for a blacking-brush and a blacking-box separately" (lines 53-60). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170045/
Blind Slat Adjuster.
Patent for a new and improved blind adjuster. This design consists in "[a] shutter-stop consisting of a slotted bar linked to the end of the slat-actuating rod of a shutter, in combination with a plate having a spur on one side and a screw-threaded stud on the other, a washer, and a thumb-nut" (lines 93-97). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171255/
Blind-Slat Fastener.
Patent for blind-salt fastener, with description and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174629/
Blind-Stop.
Patent for improvements in blind-slat adjusters and locks by providing a plate to secure the cross-stile of the blind; in which the plate having a slotted right-angled portion. “A bar pivoted to the slat-rod and having its lower end bent at the right angle, a screw passed through the slat and provided with a handle. (Lines 96-99) “When the handle is turned to the left, the slats can be adjusted into any desired position, and when in their adjusted position all that it is necessary to do is to turn the handle to the right which binds the parts together and holds the slats against movement.” (Lines 82-87) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172764/
Blind Stops.
Patent for a new and improved stop for blinds. This design "is to provide a convenient means by which blind-slats may be swung on their pivots, so as to open or close to the extent desired" (lines 8-11). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170558/
Blotter.
Patent for "a combined hand-blotter, ruler, paper-cutter, and pen-rack... especially for the use of book-keepers and accountants," (lines 12-15) with instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172985/
Board Roofing.
Patent for a new design of roofing board. The wooden boards are designed to "contract and expand with changes of temperature" (para. 3) and to allow rain to run off without seeping into the joints of the boards. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166620/
Body-Armor.
Patent for "an armor adapted to be employed without the use of securing-straps and which, while protecting the shoulders of the wearer, will permit of the use of his arms and shoulders, as, for instance, in executing the manual of arms, without such movement being retarded by the weight of one of the body-plates." (Lines 16-23) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174414/
Boiler-Cleaning Compound.
Patent for a boiler-cleaning compound made up of "an improved compound having sodium hydrate for a base, and having certain subordinate ingredients whereby its efficiency is increased, and whereby the action of the sodium hydrate is so modified that no detriment to the boiler iron will result" (lines 10-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173921/
Boiler Washing Machine.
Patent for "Improved Washing Machine" in combination with a boiler, "and with a furnace on which the boiler rests". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165235/
Bolster-Standard.
Patent for a durable, simple, and easily applied bolster-standard meant to be secured to the bolster and does not allow the bolster to split or crack. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174053/
Bolt and Nut-Lock.
Patent for "a nut-lock of such construction that it may be used either as a permanent nut-lock or one in which the locking feature may be thrown out of engagement when it is desired to remove the bolt for any purpose." (Lines 15-20) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174197/
Bolt-Cutter.
Patent for a bolt cutter made up of "a stationary cutter and two movable cutters operated by levers adapted to come in contact with the edge of the stationary cutter, with plates and bolts for securing the same together in proper position" (lines 12-16). The purpose of the invention is to cut the useless ends off bolts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174302/
Bolt for Doors.
Patent for the improvement of bolt locks on double doors using a lever lock for safety and ease of locking and unlocking one or both doors, including illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165104/
Bolt Lock.
Patent for a new and improved bolt-lock. This design is for a flat piece of metal (the "lock") that secures the head of the bolt so that, when the adjoining nut becomes rusted, the nut and bolt can be successfully separated without damaging the surrounding material. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170242/
Bolting Reel.
Patent for a new and improved bolting-reel. This design "relate[s] to bolting-reels for flour-mills; and the invention consists in certain novel features of construction, having for their object to obtain lightness, strength, compactness, and cheapness of manufacture, as more particularly set forth hereinafter" (lines 8-13). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170510/
Book-Holder for Reading-Stands.
Patent for "a book holder especially designed to receive large books for reference, such as a dictionary for example, and to so construct the mechanism of the holder that a cradle will be provided for the reception of the book, which cradle will be adapted to be carried upward and outward from the holder in a manner which will bring the book in proper position for consultation, and which mechanism will also act to lower the book, without jar or injury to it, within the holder when the book is no longer required." (Lines 14-26) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173787/
BOOK-RACK
Patent for a book rack that can be used as book-rest. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170012/
Book-Rest for Writing Desks and Tables.
Patent for an improved book-rest for writing desks and tables used to support record-books upon desks or tables in such positions that they can be conveniently used. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170422/
Book-Sewing Machine.
Patent for improvements in book sewing machines, the descriptions are included by figures. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165133/
Book-Support.
Patent for improvements in book support: "book are held in an upright position on the shelves" (lines 9-10). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173152/
Book-Support.
Patent for a book-support made to hold large, heavy books used in commercial and government offices. The platforms can be moved up and down by a crank on the side of the support. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174505/
Boot and Shoe Box.
Patent for a new and improved box for boots and shoes. This design is "to be arranged beneath the counter, between the guide-strips upon the floor, and mounted on wheels, and provided with mechanism connected to the hinged lids of the boxes to raise the lid as the box is pulled out, and to close it when the box is pushed back to place again. This may be accomplished in several ways" (lines 26-33). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170659/
Boot and Shoe Box.
Patent for a new and improved shoe box. This design "has relation to store-boxes for boots and shoes, designed to open automatically when drawn forward, and to close automatically when pushed back into place on the shelf or on the floor; and the invention consists in the construction and novel arrangement of a swinging hanger pivoted to a bearing above the box, and a slideway secured to the cover, which is hinged to the back of the box" (lines 18-27). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170797/
Boot and Shoe Indicator.
Patent for a new and improved boot and shoe display. This design "is to provide an indicator for the use of retail dealers in boots and shoes, or other merchandise and wares, by which apparatus the stock can be kept with great accuracy and facility. To that end . . . an indicating-plate with slides [is included], which is to be attached upon the boxes, shelves, drawers, or other receptacles for the goods, as an indicator for showing what goods are contained in the receptacle" (lines 8-17). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170519/
Boot Cleaner.
Patent for a new and improved boot cleaner. This design "affords facilities for readily and conveniently scraping all parts of the boot or shoe. The heel is scraped on [a] semicircular portion located at the top of the arch, the sides of the sole by the arms, the upper hollow of the foot by the projections, [and] the toe by the lower side of the arch or bow" (lines 38-45). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171270/
Boot or Shoe Brace.
Patent for a new and improved brace for shoes and boots. This design "relates to a brace adapted to be applied to boots and shoes, and is designed as a brace for the counter, heel, and instep; and it has for its object to provide a brace . . . which shall be simple in its construction, one that may be readily and easily applied, and manufactured and supplied at a slight cost" (lines 9-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170961/