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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Account-Book.
Patent for improvement in account-books by “dispensing a multiplicity of books in keeping accounts and to devise means for combining in one book and upon a single page thereof the features of the ledger, day-book, bill-book and bills-receivable book, said page to be so provided with perforation as to admit of the detachment of certain parts, leaving intake theat part of the page that is intended for permanent record.” (Lines 13-22) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172706/
Acetylene Gas Generator
Patent for improving acetylene gas generator designs with the use of an added specification in the form of a new apparatus. Illustrations and instructions are included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174735/
Adding-Machine.
Patent for am adding machine by using two disks, one a units-disk with pins in multiples of ten, one a tens-disk, is an annular disk with pin surrounding the units disk, an outwardly spring-pressed holder having a beveled outer end frictionally engaging the pins of the tens-disk and a carrier having oppositely-beveled ends engaged a supplemental pin and one pin on the tens-disks, teeth in the adjacent faces of the holder and carrier, and an idle-gear between them to enable the adding operation. (Lines 50-62) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172691/
Adjustable Handle-Bar for Bicycles.
Patent for adjustable handle bar for bicycles, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174661/
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/
Adjustable Standard for Plows.
Patent for improvements to foot pieces that allow for easy adjustment of plowing depth. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172963/
Adjusting Device for Compressing-Rolls.
Patent for adjusting devices for compressing rolls which “employed for compressing into a continuous thin sheet cotton fiber; and the objects in view are to provide a simple and convenient means for binding the rolls in contact, and when so bound to prevent any undesired yielding.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172724/
Advertising-Fan.
Patent for "an attractive sign, which by reason of its revolutions will receive notice from the general public and illustrate business cards or signs, and furthermore to operate the same by and in conjunction with a fan, such as is commonly used in public places." (Lines 15-20) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173976/
Agricultural Implement.
Patent for "agricultural implements to be used for tilling the soil and planting, either separately or at one and the same operation, and has for its object to reduce the expense incurred by the general practice of first preparing the land for planting and subsequently sowing the seed. By this inventions the land can simultaneously prepared and the grain deposited therein." (Lines 8-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174536/
Air-Compressor for Water-Elevators.
Patent for "an improvement in air-compressors for water-elevators, and it consists in the novel mechanism for compressing air, by which water is designed to be raised from a cistern, or other reservoir." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174157/
Air-Ship.
Patent for a self-propelled, navigable air ship. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172915/
Andiron.
Patent for improvement of andirons, to accommodate fuel or sticks of wood and to burn either wood or coal fuel. Includes illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172872/
Angle-Cock.
Patent for "a locking device for the train pipe valve or plug, and a connection separate from the train pipe and under the control of the engineer, to manipulate the said locking device and secure the valve or plug in position." (Lines 13-18) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth173945/
Angle-Cock.
Patent for "a new and improved angle-cock so constructed that the plug cannot be turned by an unauthorized person without the knowledge of the engineer in charge of the train." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174358/
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/
Animal-Poke.
Patent for "a combined animal poke and halter of simple, inexpensive, and efficient construction whereby stock to which the device is applied are prevented from forcing through or throwing their weight against barbed and other wire fences, and also whereby a halter strap or chain may be readily applied thereto to provide for securing the stock in their stalls when stabled." (Lines 8-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174401/
Animal-Poke.
Patent for an animal-poke that is "placed over the animal's neck and provided with spurs, whereby the animal is pricked when he attempts to pass a fence or other barrier" (lines 9-12). This invention doesn't prick the animal while it is grazing and is more comfortable to wear than similar animal-pokes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174187/
Animal-Trap.
Patent for an improved animal trap for “catching small animals in a trap which will be ever set and in operative position for catching an animal and which will be automatically reset” (lines 10-13), illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172632/
Animal-Trap.
Patent for improvements in animal-traps that would be capable of catching two animals; to set the trap, bait is placed upon the hooked ends of the bait-hooks, the jaws are elevated and retained in a position by the link-catches, which have the lower hooked ends engaging the trigger, which has its free end engaging the eye at the inner end of the bait hooks, thus setting the trap, (lines 66-73) ready to catch animals. Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172686/
Animal-Trap.
Patent for improvements in bait-trigger traps for catching small animals, with instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172885/
Animal-Tread.
Patent for improvements in animal-treads when “animal is placed in the tread, the single or double tree being attached to the arm c’, and thus in addition to his weight he will have his strength to operate the tread. The function of the rope and weight is to keep the traces and tree from under the animal’s feet in case he should slack his speed, and thus prevent his tripping.” (Lines 59-66) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172719/
Annunciator.
Patent for improvement in annunciator by “providing a circuit-closing attachment for annunciators by means of which an electric lamp will be lit when the annunciator-drop falls.” (Lines 15-18) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172826/
Ant-Trap.
Patent for a new type of ant trap that captures ants by having them crawl up a wooden central chamber and then fall into a sheer metal pit. Includes illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172873/
Ant-Trap.
Patent for a "trap designed to be placed around an ant-hill and adapted to capture ants leaving or returning to the ant-hill." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174619/
Anti-Friction Sucker-Rod Coupling.
Patent for an anti-frictioin sucker-rod coupling. This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in sectional sucker-rods for artesian, oil, and other wells, and has for its object to provide an improved construction of coupling-joint for connecting the sections of the rods together. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172921/
Antirefilling Bottle.
Patent for a bottle that can be easily sealed but cannot be resealed after opened. There is a groove in the neck of the bottle, and the cork is placed below the groove. The cork is hollowed out and a plug is placed in the cork. The cork is hollowed out and a plug with a groove around it is placed in the cork.An elastic compressible locking-ring fits in the gap the groove in the bottle and the groove in the plug create. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174480/
Apparatus for Aging Whisky.
Patent for a barrel for heating and aging whiskey, which accelerates aging time. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172961/
Apparatus for Baling Cotton.
Patent for a cotton baling machine in which, it would provide a mechanism for baling the fiber in packages, for the ease of transporting and handling; and to prevent the loss of cotton or fiber in transporting from the gin to the baling-press. Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172616/
Apparatus for Baling Cotton.
Patent for improvements to an apparatus that softens and compresses cotton, and prevents clogging and breakage. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172927/
Apparatus for Barreling Soap-Stock.
Patent for "an apparatus for filling barrels with soap-stock or other thick liquid of similar consistency, the object being to provide a machine whereby the barrels may be filled quickly through the bung-hole." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174525/
Apparatus for Condensing Flue-Dust.
Patent for an apparatus for "condensing and saving the flue-dust passing with the waste gases through the chimney of lead-smelting furnaces." (Lines 9-12) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172994/
Apparatus for Delinting Cotton-Seed.
Patent for improvements in apparatus for delinting cotton seed: " Our invention relates to improvements in apparatus for burning off or removing the lint from cotton seed" (lines 14-16). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172775/
Apparatus for Elevating and Cleaning Seed-Cotton.
Patent for a steam-powered device for cleaning seed-cotton. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172965/
Apparatus for Filling Bottles.
Patent for an "apparatus for filling bottles with crude petroleum, turpentine, and other liquids; and its object is to provide an improved construction which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency in operation" (lines 14-19). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174277/
Apparatus for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton.
Patent for improvements in apparatus for handling and cleaning seed-cotton that “use a pneumatic tube, through which cotton is drawn by an exhaust-current.” (Lines17-19) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172717/
Apparatus for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton.
Patent for improvements in apparatus for handling and cleaning seed-cotton by “conveying cotton through a pneumatic tube and for automatically delivering therefrom to each of a series of gins an amount of cleaned cotton graduated at all times to the need of each gin. The flow of the main current in the tube is not interrupted by the several subtractions.” (Lines 17-23) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172712/
Apparatus for Handling Cotton.
Patent for an apparatus for handling seed-cotton. This apparatus is designed to move seed-cotton to gin-feeders, then from the condenser to the press, and also for conveying seeds and motes to an area of deposit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172797/
Apparatus for Heating up Locomotive-Boilers.
Patent for an "apparatus for kindling fires in locomotives; and it is intended to provide an improved apparatus by which the fires may be rapidly and economically kindled and steam may be gotten up without much of the tedious delay now ordinarily incident to raising steam in a cold locomotive-boiler." (Lines 13-19) Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174200/
Apparatus for Loading Cotton-Bales, &c.
Patent for an apparatus for loading cotton-bales onto trucks from the compress. It is comprised of a cylinder, a piston, a piston rod, an inlet and exhaust pipes and a valve, a chain with grapnels at one end end and the other end is connected to the piston rod, a sheave, an adjustable slidable trip rod, a pivoted trip lever connected to the cylinder, a four armed lever connected to the valve, and connecting rods. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174171/
Apparatus for Oiling Railway-Tracks.
Patent for improvements in mechanism for “applying oil to curves and switches of street railway tracks” (lines 6-7) by using an “oil-tank [that] is arranged in the upper position of the hood or shield over the car-wheel. The valve is in the bottom of the oil-space and may be controlled by a lever arranged to turn or lift in the valve, and under the valve is arranged the oiling-wheel, which runs lightly on the track or face of the car-wheel and applied the oil." (Page 2, lines 69-76) Includes illustration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172755/
Apparatus for Protecting Electrical Circuits.
Patent for an apparatus for protecting electrical circuits, and is an improvement on a previous patent (No. 537,932) issued to the inventor. This patent consists of "an electrical circuit, an alarm or indicator, a continuously-operating signal-transmitter at the protected structure operating to affect or influence the alarm or indicator, and a second or duplicate continuously-operating signal-transmitter located at the watchman's station, operating in unison with the first-named signal-transmitter to affect the alarm or indicator equally and oppositely as regards the first-named transmitter, whereby a signal is sounded or an alarm given only when the two transmitters are out of unison or when one is changed, varied, or interfered with in an unauthorized manner" (lines 72-86). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174179/
Apparatus for Removing Cores from Cylindrical Cotton-Bales.
Patent for a "means for removing screw-threaded cores from cylindrical cotton-bales" (lines 12-14). It is made up of a wheeled-truck that is holding the bale, an apparatus that grips the end of the core, a way to revolve the grip, a driven shaft, and a universal joint that connects the shaft with the end of the core. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174177/
Apparatus for Scouring Water-Ways.
Patent for an improved apparatus for scouring water-ways by using water-discharge pipes and air-discharge pipes arranged at each side of the vessel. When “vessel is slowly moved forward while the water and air forcing pumps are working,..... direct force of the water-jets and air-jets will agitate and scatter and lift the dislodged particles and float them much higher and longer than would be the case were the water-jet pipes alone used.” (Lines 63-75) Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172655/
Apparatus for Stretching Fence-Wires.
Patent for a portable manually operated apparatus that is designed to stretch wire-fence strands at right angles to tighten the full length of the strand without "kinking or twisting the fence-strand or driving staples or analagous fastenings into the fence-post" (lines 16-21) while the fence strand is tight. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174740/
Atomizer.
Patent for improvements in atomizers or instruments for distributing powders or liquids in which it provided “provision for closing the exit-passage and preserve the strength of the medicated powders or fluid and permit of the carrying of the same within the body of the device without danger of spilling.” (Lines 17-21) The rubber bulb is detachable and is used as a powder-box or as a bottle for fluid. Illustration is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172746/
Attachment for Bicycles.
Patent for a package-carrying device that attaches to the frame of a bicycle. Includes instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174657/
Attachment for Cultivators.
Patent for a wheel-cultivator that attaches to planters or plows. It provides "means whereby a planter or a plow-beam carrying any desired cultivating implement can be attached to the frame of a riding or wheel cultivator frame, and thus enable the cultivator-frame to be applied to uses other than that for which it was intended" (lines 25-30). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174421/
Attachment for Cultivators.
Patent for a cotton-chopper attachment for cultivators. It can fit to any cultivator with some modification. It is a wheel that rides "upon the row and presses down into the ground parts of the cotton in the row, leaving the other standing, and of the necessary mechanism for attaching and controlling said wheel" (lines 20-24). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174207/
Attachment for Disk Harrows.
Patent for improvements in disk harrows, including instructions and illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172917/
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/
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