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Trip and Signal Device. (open access)

Trip and Signal Device.

Patent for a trip and signal device for mounting on railroad car wheels, which does not hammer on the wheels.
Date: August 10, 1909
Creator: Davis, George A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Lock (open access)

Lock

Patent for a keyless combination lock, including illustrations.
Date: July 23, 1901
Creator: Katzenberger, Oscar
System: The Portal to Texas History
Can-Opener (open access)

Can-Opener

Patent for a new and improved can opener. This design "consists of can-opener comprising a blade or cutter vertically adjustable to allow it to be forced into a can-head to be cut" (lines 34-36).
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Connett, Matthew F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Bale-Forming Apparatus (open access)

Bale-Forming Apparatus

Patent for an automatic bale forming apparatus that can be set to make a certain size cotton bale and will stop when it reaches that size and send the finished bale out on a conveyer belt and begin the next one.
Date: January 21, 1908
Creator: Reagan, Edgar
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cheese Cutter (open access)

Cheese Cutter

Patent for a cheese cutter.
Date: October 13, 1903
Creator: Niggli, Emil
System: The Portal to Texas History
Grate Fender (open access)

Grate Fender

Patent for grate fender. Illustration included.
Date: August 30, 1904
Creator: Dickerson, Ernest C.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Siding Lumber. (open access)

Siding Lumber.

Patent for siding lumber, which attaches tightly together at the corners to keep out bugs and rain.
Date: February 1, 1910
Creator: Cesinger, George V.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Nut-Cracker. (open access)

Nut-Cracker.

Patent for improvements in nut-cracker by using “a pair of bent handle-limbs pivoted together near the bends of the limbs, a hammer-block rigidly secured on the opposite end of each handle-limb; each hammer-block having a cavity, these cavities being formed in opposed ends of the hammer-blocks; a handhold in each handle-limb, and a guide-piece having parallel members affixed by their ends on one of the handle-limbs, and loosely embracing the other handle-limbs.” (P. 2, lines 42-51.) Illustration is included.
Date: April 1, 1902
Creator: Dickey, William V.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Dumping-Cart (open access)

Dumping-Cart

Patent for a dumping cart with a body that locks to the frame, but can be released quickly to dump materials via two toggle arms connected to a crank handle. Including illustrations and instructions.
Date: February 25, 1903
Creator: Davis, Frank C.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Coin Operating Vending Machine (open access)

Coin Operating Vending Machine

Patent for a coin operated vending machine. Illustration included.
Date: December 6, 1904
Creator: Davis, Alvah B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Vehicle-Wheel. (open access)

Vehicle-Wheel.

Patent for a vehicle wheel with no extra small parts, a tightener that tightens the whole wheel and is easily reached, and constructed in such a manner that it may be easily taken apart and put back together for repair purposes.
Date: March 26, 1907
Creator: Hadley, William Swain
System: The Portal to Texas History
Hydrocarbon-Burner (open access)

Hydrocarbon-Burner

Patent for a hydrocarbon burner.
Date: April 21, 1903
Creator: Bateman, Talbot O.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Nutcracking-Machine. (open access)

Nutcracking-Machine.

Patent for a nut-cracking machine for cracking hard shelled nuts.
Date: July 18, 1911
Creator: Elder, Benjamin Winchester
System: The Portal to Texas History
Ball-Bearing. (open access)

Ball-Bearing.

Patent for a new and useful ball bearing, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 17, 1899
Creator: Millen, George
System: The Portal to Texas History
Food Compound and Method of Making Same. (open access)

Food Compound and Method of Making Same.

Patent for a new and useful food compound for use in cooking as condiments.
Date: June 28, 1898
Creator: Gebhardt, William
System: The Portal to Texas History
Preserving and Storing Building. (open access)

Preserving and Storing Building.

Patent for a preservation and storing building which uses ventilation and air purification to preserve perishable items. Includes a description of the building design and illustrations.
Date: August 5, 1902
Creator: Stukes, John Marion
System: The Portal to Texas History
Means for Transmitting Motion. (open access)

Means for Transmitting Motion.

Patent for certain new and useful improvements in means for transmitting motion, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 4, 1898
Creator: Holmgreen, Julius H. & Holmgreen, Eugene A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Rail Joint (open access)

Rail Joint

Patent for a rail joint. Illustration included.
Date: April 6, 1909
Creator: Ritchey, Andrew M. & Shane, Robert C.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton-Picker for Forming Mattress-Bats. (open access)

Cotton-Picker for Forming Mattress-Bats.

Patent for improvements in cotton-pickers for forming mattress-bats is to prepare the cotton to be light and elastic when the cotton is compressed into mattress-bats. Illustration is included.
Date: April 29, 1902
Creator: Morgan, John W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Tool for Truing and Dressing Commutators. (open access)

Tool for Truing and Dressing Commutators.

Patent for a tool "for truing and dressing the commutators of dynamo motors... especially designed for truing and dressing the commutators of motors employed for propelling cars" (lines 9-14).
Date: June 25, 1907
Creator: Frick, Claus Henry
System: The Portal to Texas History
Dry-Cleaning Apparatus (open access)

Dry-Cleaning Apparatus

Patent for a dry cleaning apparatus. Illustrations included.
Date: September 10, 1912
Creator: White, Edward Y.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Fish-Trap (open access)

Fish-Trap

Patent for a fish trap. Illustrations included.
Date: July 23, 1912
Creator: Calvert, Walter Riley
System: The Portal to Texas History
Motor-Bicycle (open access)

Motor-Bicycle

Patent for "a frame in which the motor shall be firmly supported without undue strain on any part of the machine and in which the weight of the motor shall be as low as may be and to connect the motor to the driving-axle in such way that a pedal shall also be utilized for driving the machine with little interference from the motor and with a proper balance of friction and to improve certain details and combinations of the driving-gear" (lines 10-20).
Date: June 4, 1901
Creator: White, Edward Y.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Spark-Gap Muffler. (open access)

Spark-Gap Muffler.

Patent for a spark gap muffler that muffles the sound of a spark jumping a gap between wires in wireless telephone and telegraph systems.
Date: June 27, 1911
Creator: Johnson, Maurice Bernays
System: The Portal to Texas History