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Cultivator (open access)

Cultivator

Patent for a cultivator designed to "regulate the pitch at which the sweep blades enter the ground" (lines 13-15). Illustrations included.
Date: March 22, 1910
Creator: Hewitt, John Henry
System: The Portal to Texas History
Wire Stretcher (open access)

Wire Stretcher

Patent for a device that improves "wire-stretchers, but also adapted to be used for other purposes" (lines 15-19) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 2, 1900
Creator: Calhoun, Albert C.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combined Ironing Board and Washstand (open access)

Combined Ironing Board and Washstand

Patent for a combined ironing-board and washstand. This invention is a combination of ironing-boards and wash-stands that can be mounted to the wall. Illustration included.
Date: February 22, 1910
Creator: John H. Havecotte, of Somerville, Texas
System: The Portal to Texas History
Low-Pressure Alarm and Indicator for Air-Brakes. (open access)

Low-Pressure Alarm and Indicator for Air-Brakes.

Patent for "air-brake mechanisms in general, and more particularly to the alarms for giving warning when the pressure in the train-pipe drops to a predetermined point and for giving a visual signal when such condition exists" (p. 1, lines 8-13).
Date: October 25, 1900
Creator: Parsons, Avery H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Engraver's Tool (open access)

Engraver's Tool

Patent for a tool for engraving small objects. Illustrations included.
Date: April 18, 1911
Creator: Mueller, Eduard Fredrick
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cattle-Guard (open access)

Cattle-Guard

Patent for a cattle-guard on railroad tracks.
Date: January 20, 1903
Creator: Richardson, Columbus John
System: The Portal to Texas History
Kitchen-Sink (open access)

Kitchen-Sink

Patent for a kitchen sink. Illustrations included.
Date: October 8, 1912
Creator: Ogle, Thomas Scott & Polansky, Robert F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cooler (open access)

Cooler

Patent for a cooler for water, milk, and other perishable items. Illustrations included.
Date: April 4, 1911
Creator: Langham, William Wiley
System: The Portal to Texas History
Harrow-Cultivator Attachment (open access)

Harrow-Cultivator Attachment

Patent for a harrow attachment for cultivators. Illustrations included.
Date: July 30, 1912
Creator: Kovar, William L. & Wlha, William
System: The Portal to Texas History
Root and Stalk Pulling Machine (open access)

Root and Stalk Pulling Machine

Patent for a root and stalk pulling machine. Illustrations included.
Date: April 16, 1907
Creator: Anders, Joseph Lee
System: The Portal to Texas History
Stalk- Cutter (open access)

Stalk- Cutter

Patent for a Stalk-Cutter, a "simple, durable and efficient device for cutting stalks, like cotton, cornstalks or weeds, while standing" (lines 13-14).
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: Wilburn, Sylvestor
System: The Portal to Texas History
Acetylene-Gas Generator. (open access)

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Patent for certain new an useful improvements in acetylene gas apparatus, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 30, 1900
Creator: Ruthenberg, William
System: The Portal to Texas History
Match Scratcher (open access)

Match Scratcher

Patent for a match scratcher. This invention consists of an igniting strip to allow ready striking of matches. Illustration included.
Date: December 28, 1909
Creator: Havecotte, John H. & Stanley, May
System: The Portal to Texas History
Plow-Stock. (open access)

Plow-Stock.

Patent for certain new and useful improvements in plow stocks, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 6, 1900
Creator: Fillip, Joseph W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Wire-Fastener. (open access)

Wire-Fastener.

Patent for a wire fastener for telegraph poles, which connects to the poles without the use of other wires to tie the fastener to the pole.
Date: December 24, 1907
Creator: Wilburn, Sylvester & Smith, Thomas E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Stalk-Puller. (open access)

Stalk-Puller.

Patent for a stalk puller that is adaptable to different size stalks, better built, and more efficient than previous stalk pullers.
Date: February 5, 1907
Creator: Richardson, Columbus John
System: The Portal to Texas History
Sweep-Stock Attachment for Plows. (open access)

Sweep-Stock Attachment for Plows.

Patent for a sweep-stock attachment for plows, which can be adjusted to different lengths without using a tool.
Date: July 20, 1909
Creator: Hewitt, John Henry
System: The Portal to Texas History
Staple Extractor. (open access)

Staple Extractor.

Patent for a staple extractor used for removing wire from the posts of wire fences. Includes illustrations.
Date: May 24, 1892
Creator: Hunt, Thomas M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Expansion Double-Shovel Corn And Cotton Planter. (open access)

Expansion Double-Shovel Corn And Cotton Planter.

Patent for a new machine for planting corn or cotton that can be "adapted for use as a plow or cultivator" (lines 60-61), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 1, 1887
Creator: Draper, Richard Edward.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Jar Fastener. (open access)

Jar Fastener.

Patent for a new and improved jar fastener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a fruit can or jar, having a continuous groove across its bottom and up its sides, of a U-shaped bolt resting in said groove, a cap-plate resting on the top of the jar and through which the legs of the bolt extend, and securing nuts turning on the ends of the bolt above the cap-plate" (lines 78-84).
Date: April 5, 1887
Creator: Dickey, Marion Flutcher
System: The Portal to Texas History
Seed Planter. (open access)

Seed Planter.

Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the combination of the frame, the hopper having a notch or opening in its rear edge, the seed-spout extending vertically along the rear side of the hopper and communicating therewith through said notch, the reciprocating rod having a jointed upper end provided with a seed-cup, the rock-shaft having crank-arm, and an arm connected with said reciprocating-rod, the crank-shaft, pitman, driving-wheel, and the sprocket-gears and chain connecting the crank-shaft and wheel-axle" (lines 84-96).
Date: May 10, 1887
Creator: Clark, Council H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Animal Trap. (open access)

Animal Trap.

Patent for a new and improved animal-trap. This design consists in "the combination, with the frame, of the spear fitted to slide therein and provided with a notched shank, spring for forcing the spear down, and the trigger pivoted to the frame and provided with a forked plate at its lower end, and with a toe for engaging the notch of the shank of the spear" (lines 8-15).
Date: November 29, 1887
Creator: Wood, Evans
System: The Portal to Texas History
Quilting-Machine. (open access)

Quilting-Machine.

Patent for a sewing machine that stitches in rows or patterns, using select techniques to stitch through layers of fabric and batting, in the manner of old-style hand quilting. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 5, 1884
Creator: Woods, Evans
System: The Portal to Texas History
Improvement in Planter and Cultivator. (open access)

Improvement in Planter and Cultivator.

Patent for an easily converted machine that can plan corn, drill corn or cotton, or cultivate growing crops, including illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1879
Creator: Bowles, Talbot M. & Farmer, Joesph W.
System: The Portal to Texas History