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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 County: Robertson County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
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 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 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 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 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 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 Car-Couplings.
Patent for an improved train car-coupling, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166422/
Improvement in Car-Couplings.
Patent for an improved automatic car-coupling, including illustrations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166500/
Improvement in Permutation-Locks
Patent for an improvement in permutation locks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166945/
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/
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/
Improvement in Watchmakers' Lathes.
Patent for the improvement of watchmakers' lathes by way of an adjustable bed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166542/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/