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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 County: Robertson County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
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/
Buckle and Back Band Hook.
Patent for a new and improved buckle and back-band hook. This design "contemplates certain improvements in combined buckles and back-band hooks; and it consists of a buckle having, or to which may be separately applied, a peculiar hook or tongue" (lines 10-14). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172056/
Cattle-Guard.
Patent for a simple cattle-guard that provides an unstable footing for the cattle without injuring them, and thus preventing the cattle from going onto train tracks. The cattle do not get injured when stepping on this device. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173654/
Cattle-Guard for Railroads.
Patent for a simple and inexpensive cattle-guard for railroads that improves on preventing cattle from passing from their enclosure onto a railway track. The invention does not trap animals or people or cause injury, and lies below the upper treads of the rails. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173803/
Combined Corn and Cotton Planter.
Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "consists . . . in pivoting the plow-beam, provided with a shovel for making a furrow into which the seed is dropped, in between the front ends of the beams of the two covering-shovels, the seed-covering-shovel beams being secured to the handles of the machine, whereby the pivoted beam is controlled entirely by the handles; second, in pivoting the seed-box to the rear end of the beam, provided with shovel for forming a furrow for the seed to drop in, by means of the loose link or connection, so that the beam can be moved independently" (lines 14-27). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170061/
Combined Cotton-Chopper, Harrow, and Cultivator
Patent for an improved version of a machine which aids in the processing and maintenance of cotton plants. Includes description of parts and their use and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171653/
Cotton Chopper.
Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design "consists in combining with a frame a roller of any desired width and size having one or more slots or openings in its periphery, and so mounted as to roll over and crush the stand of cotton, except those portions which enter the slots or openings referred to, which regulate the distance apart at which the portions of the stand are left remaining" (lines 19-27). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171128/
Cotton-Chopper.
Patent for a new "machine for chopping surplus cotton or corn out of the rows or drills, leaving it in hills at the desired distance apart" (lines 8-11) including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171220/
Fence-Stay.
Patent for a simple and inexpensive fence-stay that "may be readily applied in a secure manner to horizontal fence-wires" (lines 12-13). The posts are sheets of metal, and metal T-shaped tongues hold the wires in place. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174330/
Fertilizer-Distributer.
Patent for improvements in fertilizer distributers by using a combination of a hopper, a detachable drill-chute, two shafts with fingers inside the hopper, and an inclined spring-held and adjustable apron attached at the rear end of the hopper. This adjustable apron allows the shafts to operate effectively and efficiently. Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172752/
Fish-Trap.
Patent for an improved fish-trap consisting of a net drawn in the rear of two boats with illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172004/
Foot for Plow-Stocks.
Patent for improvements in plows by using the combination of “two forwardly-curved bars which clamped to a plow-beam, and the heel having its forward end rigidly secured between the lower ends of the bars and its rear portion bent upwardly and forwardly and secured between the bars.” (Lines 94-100) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172683/
Game Apparatus.
Patent for a new and improved ring for games. This design is "part of a game apparatus, a ring of wood of a form adapted to be rolled over a flat surface, having a ring of metal cast in a groove cut in its inner surface" (lines 57-60). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170787/
Grate-Bar.
Patent for an improved grate-bar that has a "semicylindrical journal rounded below, and its upper surface forming part of the grate-surface, with draft-spaces between the cross-walls forming the bearing portions, in combination with a supporting bar matching with said cross-walls and open under said draft-spaces, substantially as described" (lines 13-19). It is meant to sift ashes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174407/
Horse Collar.
Patent for a new and improved horse collar. This design "is to supply a cheap, durable, easy fitting and self adjusting or flexible horse-collar for farm and other use, and which shall readily adapt itself to the form of the animal, and thereby obviate those abrasions which are so common with the use of a rigid and unyielding collar. To these and other ends [the] collar is made for the most part of what is known as "moss-yarn," with its strands or fibers arranged and the body of the collar subjected to pressure in a mold or press" (lines 9-20). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171279/
Horseshoe.
Patent for improvements in horseshoes, which will have two parts that pivot together at the toe. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172954/
Horseshoe.
Patent for a horseshoe that has "a double crease in the bottom face or under side of the shoe and peculiarly-arranged corrugations or roughened surfaces in the upper side of the shoe" (lines 13-17). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174418/
Horseshoe.
Patent for a durable and secure horseshoe that doesn't let "the heel of the hoof from contracting, thus overcoming the serious defect in other common types of shoes of permitting the horse to have a "narrow heel," as it is called, and to prevent slipping of the shoe on the icy surfaces" (lines 16-21). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174090/
Improvement in Bale-Ties.
Patent for "an improved fastening or tie for cotton-bales, &c.; and it consists of two angular plates, secured at the rear part to one end of the band generally used in baling cotton, &c., and the front part thereof being provided with V-shaped jaws, which engage with angular slots in the opposite end of the band." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166632/
Improvement in Bridges.
Patent for an improvement in Bridges and Self-Supporting Roofs and Girders. The invention provides instruction for "the construction of truss-bridges and self supporting roofs and girders"..."by nailing or bolting securely together successive layers of plank joined at different points." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166889/
Improvement in Car-Couplings.
Patent for an improved automatic car-coupling, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166500/
Improvement in Car-Couplings.
Patent for an improved train car-coupling, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166422/
Improvement in Combination Locks.
Patent for combination latch-locks, "in such manner as that the knob-latch, while performing its special function, will also serve as the lock upon any combination to which it may be adjusted, and the said latch can be operated from either the outside or inside of the door as a latch simply, or as a combination lock, which latter is further secured from the inside by the employment of a safety pin, rendering the bolt in its locked position perfectly secure, while by its partial withdrawal it prevents the possible change of the combination from the outside, and admits of the free use of the latch independent of such combination." (Lines 29-42) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166873/
Improvement in Cotton-Cultivators.
Patent for a new improvement for a cotton-cultivator with different tools and connections, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166853/
Improvement in Cotton Feeders and Cleaners for Cotton-Gins.
Patent for "devices for feeding seed-cotton to cotton-gins, and also, for cleaning the same preparatory to ginning; and it consists of a hopper having wires extending from side to side over a revolving toothed cylinder and a concave thrasher, and being made to reciprocate on a track by pinions on the ends of the thrasher-cylinder, working in double rack-bars, one in each side of the hopper, so contrived that the pinions run them over one way and under the other, making a simple and cheap mode of obtaining the motion." (Lines 6-18) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166566/
Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.
Patent for an improvement in cotton-pickers with design specifications and a description of applications and usage, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169749/
Improvement in Permutation-Locks
Patent for an improvement in permutation locks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166945/
Improvement in Permutation-Locks. [PAGES MISSING]
Patent for an improvement to combination locks. "It consists of various devices, which are operated by a revolving wheel having a number of projections or pins upon its periphery, which differ so materially from each other in shape that they can be easily recognized by day or night by the touch alone." (Lines 13-19) Illustration included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166886/
Improvement in Plows.
Patent for "means whereby the beam of a plow may be elevated or depressed at the front end according to the depth to which it is intended that the plow shall run, and held securely at several points of adjustment." (Lines 11-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth167014/
Improvement in Watchmakers' Lathes.
Patent for the improvement of watchmakers' lathes by way of an adjustable bed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166542/
Improvements In Dropping-Bottles
Patent for improvements in dropping-bottles that can be used by doctors, nurses, and pharmacists to dispense medicine one drop at a time. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166453/
Knockdown Barrel.
Patent for a new and improved knockdown barrel. This design "is to provide a cheap and easily constructed knockdown barrel for shipping fruit and other commodities. [The] improvement consists of the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 7-11). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170851/
Muzzle-Yolk.
Patent for a cattle-yolk that stops the animals from jumping or breaking through fences. The yolk "will bind upon him, thus effectually stopping the animal from any further effort" (lines 12-15) if it tries to jump or break through a fence. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174235/
Nut Lock.
Patent for a new improvements in the construction of the nut lock. Patent for "a new and improved version of the nut-lock and combination of latch or locking device in order to lock the nut to the bolt." (lines 8-27) including instructions and illustrations. Patent for a new nut-lock and latch, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171740/
Oil Tank.
Patent for a new and improved oil tank. This design "relates to improvements in oil-tanks, and has for its object to prevent the waste of oil when emptying the can or vessel in which it is received from the factory, and to avoid the odor arising from the oil, and also to prevent evaporation after the oil has been introduced into the tank" (lines 9-15). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170925/
Plow.
Patent for "an improved plow of simple and inexpensive construction employing two shovels so arranged and attached that either one may be quickly and easily removed to convert the plow into either a right or left hand plow, and has for its further object to provide a plow especially designed for opening new ground wherein the plowing is rendered difficult by the presence of roots and similar growth" (lines 9-18). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174465/
Reflector Attachment for Lamps.
Patent for a new and improved reflector for oil lamps. This design's object "is to provide a cheap, simple, and durable device for attaching and detaching a reflector to the bottom of the chimney of an ordinary coal-oil or other hand-lamp" (lines 13-17). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170866/
Riveting-Machine.
Patent for improvements in "which rivets may be rapidly set in the material to be riveted, the rivet being driven and headed at the same operatio and without first punching holes in the material to be riveted." (Lines 15-19) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172732/
Sash Holder.
Patent for a new and improved sash holder. This design "relates to improvements in window-stops, the object of which is to provide a cheap, convenient, and durable device for supporting windows, which may be set in the sash, so as not to mar its looks" (lines 12-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171176/
Stalk and Clod Cutter.
Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter. This design "consist[s] of . . . any desirable number of cutting-wheels constructed with heavy spherical hubs of cast metal and spokes carrying at their extremities horizontal knives. The said cutting-wheels are mounted . . . on a horizontal shaft provided with a longitudinal key-slot from end to end, so that the cutting-wheels may be adjusted in the desired positions thereon, the said shaft turning in boxes at the rear ends of a pair of longitudinal beams secured in front to an axle provided with two carrying-wheels and a driver's seat" (lines 9-21). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171156/
Thill-Coupling.
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). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173887/
Trolley Mechanism.
Patent for a trolley mechanism that is a pivoting "yoke adapted to normally follow being swerved out of line when the car is going around curve of the trolley wire; to prevent catching on cross-wires in case the trolley wheel should leave the line-wire; and to adjust the amount of pivotal action of said yoke with regard to the trolley pole" (lines 13-20). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173565/
Vehicle-Spring
Patent for the "improved construction of elliptical steel springs" (lines 7-8) in "carriage and car springs" (line 5) including instructions and illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170003/