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Seeder (open access)

Seeder

Patent for a seeder. This invention relates to seed dropping mechanisms for corn planters. Illustration included.
Date: January 29, 1907
Creator: Mouser, Robert H., Jr.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cactus-Burner. (open access)

Cactus-Burner.

Patent for a new and useful cactus burner for "removing thorns from cactus or prickly pear or similar plants or growths of a fleshy or succulent nature provided with spines" (line 10 - 13).
Date: August 8, 1899
Creator: Beever, Charles H. & McCoy, William A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Seeder (open access)

Seeder

Patent for an attachment or stand-alone seeding device which is "inexpensive...durable, and easy and effective in operation." (lines 16 & 17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 17, 1906
Creator: Mouser, Robert H., Jr
System: The Portal to Texas History
Design for a Bouquet Holder. (open access)

Design for a Bouquet Holder.

Patent for a new and original bouquet-holder made of ductile wiring.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Postert, Alwina D.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Seed Planter (open access)

Seed Planter

Patent for a seed planter. This invention is designed to plant seed in hills at any desired predetermined distance apart.
Date: October 6, 1903
Creator: Coble, William H.; Coble, Robert L.; Johnson, Bennett & Johnson, N. J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Chopper and Cultivator. (open access)

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Patent for improvement in cotton chopper and cultivator in “which the cultivator-blades may be readily adjusted to cultivator-blades may be readily adjusted to any desired distance from the row of plants that is being operated upon, and in which the number of chopping-hoes may be increased or diminished, so as to regulate the distance between the stands of cotton or the extent of each stand.” (Lines 13-19) Illustration is included.
Date: March 24, 1903
Creator: McAda, James Newton
System: The Portal to Texas History
Package-Tie. (open access)

Package-Tie.

Patent for a package tie for packages of mail, which holds securely and is easily undone by pulling from both ends.
Date: August 18, 1908
Creator: Sharpe, Edmund L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Automatic Fire-Alarm. (open access)

Automatic Fire-Alarm.

Patent for the automatic fire alarm system relates to a fusing wire that reacts to any heat or fire by closing circuit inside of the battery resulting in sounding off the alarm, and thus, improving the fire-alarm system structure.
Date: March 15, 1904
Creator: Fred, Mason K.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Measuring Wheel. (open access)

Measuring Wheel.

Patent for a new and improved measuring-wheel. This design "relates to the construction of an instrument whereby lineal measurements may be taken and automatically registered where the distance is greater than the circumference of the measuring-wheel. The invention consists of a graduated wheel in the slot of a bifurcated handle, and of an automatic registering attachment" (lines 7-14).
Date: June 29, 1886
Creator: McCaleb, John L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Adding Machine. (open access)

Adding Machine.

Patent for a new and improved adding machine. This design "consists in the combination, with a box, of a spindle in the same, a sleeve surrounding the spindle, a hand on the spindle, a hand on the sleeve, devices for turning the spindle from the sleeve, a cog-wheel revolving from the spindle, and an extra hand in connection with the cog-wheel" (lines 10-16).
Date: September 22, 1885
Creator: McCaleb, John L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Adding-Machine. (open access)

Adding-Machine.

Patent for a new and improvement in adding-machines in which a mechanical wheel has teeth. " The object of the invention is to provide the means for adding columns of figures by machinery"(lines 13-15), with instruction and illustration
Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Barmore, Albert King
System: The Portal to Texas History
Railway Construction. (open access)

Railway Construction.

Patent for "new and useful improvements in Railway Constructions" (lines 6-7) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 5, 1916
Creator: Oliver, Lavan; Oliver, Tilden B. & West, Gorge W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Mold for Tubular Articles. (open access)

Mold for Tubular Articles.

Patent for an improved mold for making concrete tubular casings for dug wells with opposite grooves so the casings can be connected together when used, with illustrations.
Date: May 8, 1917
Creator: Schuettig, Emil A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Printing by Lithography (open access)

Printing by Lithography

Patent for improvements in lithography printing that further help reproduce worn or difficult engravings, as well as transfer and make impressions into engravings with slight loss of effect, while also providing a means in which the engraving or stone can be prepared expeditiously and inexpensively. (lines 10-25)
Date: March 2, 1915
Creator: Ray, James
System: The Portal to Texas History
Patent for Silo Construction (open access)

Patent for Silo Construction

Patent for silo, with walls constructed out of plastic,
Date: January 16, 1917
Creator: Pierson, Ludvig B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Improvement in Machines for Destroying Insects. (open access)

Improvement in Machines for Destroying Insects.

Patent for "new and useful improvements in insect destroyers and more particularly to that class especially adapted to the extermination of boll-weevils" (lines 9-12) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 29, 1914
Creator: Nail, Louis L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Railroad-Switch (open access)

Railroad-Switch

Patent for a railroad switch that is easier to use and more effective than the "common stub switch" (lines 10-11), thereby reducing damage.
Date: December 16, 1919
Creator: Cuellar, Samuel D.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Improvement in Machines for Bending Stirrups. (open access)

Improvement in Machines for Bending Stirrups.

Patent for an invention that "is to provide a simple and efficient machine for bending and shaping stirrups for saddles" (lines 10-12). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: February 1, 1870
Creator: Forest, Demsey
System: The Portal to Texas History
Pipe-Cutter (open access)

Pipe-Cutter

Patent for improvements to pipe-cutters that can cut pipes of different sizes.
Date: February 19, 1918
Creator: Hime, Clint T.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Method of Stretching and Securing Wire. (open access)

Method of Stretching and Securing Wire.

Patent for a "new method of stretching and securing wire" (line 6).
Date: April 27, 1920
Creator: Coulter, Thomas H.
System: The Portal to Texas History