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Sorghum Boiler and Evaporator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved boiler and evaporator for sorghum. This design consists in "[an] evaporating pan having the partition walls, the elbow-tubes pivoted in the lower edge of said partitions, and capable of being turned parallel to the bottom of said pan at any angle or perpendicular thereto, [a] copper coil laid in a serpentine groove, made in the bottom of said pan, one end passing through one end of said pan and connecting with a steam generator, and having a valve to regulate the flow of steam, the other end of said coil passing through the other end of said pan" (lines 83-94).
Date: February 16, 1886
Creator: Wynn, John Clinton

Soil Survey of Roberts County, Texas

Description: Text describes the area, climate, agricultural history and statistics, soil-survey methods and definitions, soils and crops, land uses and agricultural methods, irrigation, and morphology and genesis of soils of Roberts County, Texas.
Date: 1981
Creator: Wyrick, Jim C. & Williams, Jack C.


Description: Patent for sash fastener designed for windows that will be cheaper and easier to manipulate via a specially designed spring locked upper sash and a lower counter sash.
Date: January 21, 1913
Creator: Yaeger, Henry C.

Process of and Apparatus for Extracting Crystallized Sugar from Bagasse.

Description: Patent for a new and improved extractor of crystallized sugar from bagasse. This design "is to save a percentage of [the] loss in the [sugarcane] juice, and also to secure a part, if not all, of the crystallized sugar from the refuse or bagasse or from any other plant producing saccharine matter. To that end [the invention] subject[s] the bagasse to a process which extracts the remaining juice and the crystallized-sugar by suction and atmospheric pressure" (lines 13-21).
Date: February 19, 1884
Creator: Yale, Thomas Blossom

Moving Picture Machine

Description: Patent for a moving picture machine. "One of the objects of the invention is to provide a mechanism consisting of the combination of the combination of magazine and winding reels" (inline 11- 13). Illustrations included.
Date: May 9, 1911
Creator: Yanch, Edwin R.

Animal Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved engine. This design has a "tread-wheel on which the animal is placed, and which is provided with a cog-wheel on its under side to mesh with a pinion placed on one end of the crank-shaft, a connecting-rod which is attached at one end to the crank and at the other to a pivoted lever . . . a second connecting-rod which is fastened to the upper end of the pivoted lever . . . a balance-wheel, and the main driving-shaft provided with a number of arms, each one of which carries a planet-wheel for the purpose of moving around a fixed wheel" (lines 15-29).
Date: July 7, 1885
Creator: Yarbrough, Ezekel James & Kyker, John Marshal


Description: Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and durable grain planter that plants large grains like corn, peas, and wheat. The improved machine is perfectly timed and does not crush the seeds.
Date: February 7, 1893
Creator: Yarbrough, Orceneth Fisher

Improvement in Double-Bitted Drills.

Description: Patent for "an easy mode of straightening wells while drilling them through rock or earth, and also for enlarging the same into a cistern when it is desired to keep on hand a large supply of water." (Lines 8-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 30, 1876
Creator: Yarbrough, William H.

Hand-Support for Writers.

Description: Patent for "a support especially adapted for the use of those learning to write, and by which the hand may be accustomed to the proper position for writing from the beginning of the study." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 4, 1896
Creator: Yarbrough, William L.


Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings in which it can be adapted “to the draw-heads of car-couplings that is already in used and that there need not be two similar couplings of this character in order to permit the device to operate successfully.” (Lines 74-78) Illustration is included.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: Yates, Junius E. M.

Motor Car Traffic System

Description: Patent for motor car traffic system. "This invention has reference to improvements in motor car traffic systems, and its object is to provide a means whereby motor cars may be constrained to move in a predetermined path without the violation of the chauffeur, so that motor cars may be adapted for use in suburban traffic in place of the ordinary trolley cars." (lines 8-15). Illustration included
Date: May 21, 1907
Creator: Yates, Robert T.