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Cultivator Attachment. (open access)

Cultivator Attachment.

Patent for " agricultural implements, more especially harrows or cultivators ; and it has for its objects a device which can be conveniently attached to the standards or footpieces of any cultivator and which may hold or carry different numbers of small plows or harrow-teeth for the cultivation of any crops or at any place where a small harrow is needed;" (lines 7-15) including illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1900
Creator: Crosby, Henry T.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Checker and Cultivator. (open access)

Cotton Checker and Cultivator.

Patent for improvements in cotton checkers and cultivators by “providing a device in which the width of the hills or rows may be adjusted to suit the requirements of various grades of soil.” (Lines 15-17) Another improvement is to provide a “means to which the plows of the cultivator may be simultaneously raised or lowered, and when so raised or lowered may be kept in their adjusted positions.” (Lines 19-22) Illustration is included.
Date: January 11, 1910
Creator: Hamilton, Robert
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Checker and Cultivator (open access)

Cotton Checker and Cultivator

Patent for a cotton checker and cultivator. Illustration included.
Date: January 11, 1910
Creator: Hamilton, Robert & Humble, Henry O. V.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Portable Water-Heater and Steam-Cooker (open access)

Portable Water-Heater and Steam-Cooker

Patent for a portable water-heater and steam-cooker that "can be adapted for heating water for a variety of domestic purposes, such as for washing clothes and the like, and for supplying steam for scalding clothes, for cooking feed for stock, and for operating a churn or similar device" (lines 14-19).
Date: April 12, 1904
Creator: Staton, John William
System: The Portal to Texas History
Safety-Valve for Pneumatic Tires. (open access)

Safety-Valve for Pneumatic Tires.

Patent for a safety valve for pneumatic tires that prevents the tire from exploding from excess pressure.
Date: October 3, 1911
Creator: Burkett, Bruce
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Planter (open access)

Cotton Planter

Patent for a cotton planter. Illustrations included.
Date: July 5, 1904
Creator: Guton, Isaac
System: The Portal to Texas History
Steam-Turbine for Locomotives. (open access)

Steam-Turbine for Locomotives.

Patent for a compact mechanism related to steam turbines, which has positive geared connections with the driving access of the locomotive, resulting in reduced friction. This increases efficiency of the driving action while reduced the expenditure of elastic fluid in order to run smoothly.
Date: December 5, 1911
Creator: Dumas, Joel Benjaman
System: The Portal to Texas History
Electric Alarm System (open access)

Electric Alarm System

Patent for an electric alarm system for triggering fire alarms.
Date: February 11, 1913
Creator: Weaver, Allison U. & Weaver, Spencer E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Heater (open access)

Heater

Patent for "a heater of the above-described character which may be used in connection with a stove or furnace or a fire built on the ground in the open air and be more effective and economic in its heating and more convenient in operation than the usual methods heretofore pursued in such instances where an inexpensive and portable device of this kind could be used to great advantage" (lines 13-22).
Date: June 4, 1901
Creator: Harrison, John B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Gage. (open access)

Gage.

Patent for a measuring gage for measuring rafters that clamps on the wood, has a saw guide line, and eliminates the use of multiple calculation instruments thus making the process simpler.
Date: April 2, 1907
Creator: Morrison, Andrew
System: The Portal to Texas History
Gin Saw Cleaner (open access)

Gin Saw Cleaner

Patent for a gin saw cleaner. Illustration included.
Date: March 28, 1911
Creator: Pillow, James G. & Freeman, C. F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Rein-Holder. (open access)

Rein-Holder.

Patent for a new and useful rein holder, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1900
Creator: Sewell, John S.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combined Ruler and Paper-Cutter (open access)

Combined Ruler and Paper-Cutter

Patent for a ruler that may also be used as a paper cutter. Illustrations included.
Date: June 28, 1910
Creator: Dibrell, Frank A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cold-Iron Straightener. (open access)

Cold-Iron Straightener.

Patent for a cold iron straightener for straightening wagon axles or pipes while they are still on the vehicle, which allows for more forceful bending than previous devices and restoration of the parts to their natural position.
Date: May 14, 1907
Creator: Keith, John David
System: The Portal to Texas History
Attachment for Planters (open access)

Attachment for Planters

Patent for attachment for planters, provides a simple, inexpensive, easily-applied, and effectively operating attachmentc for cotton, corn, or other seed-planting machines in which is included a truck or a carriage whereby a sweep-plow can be connected with the planter truck or carriage for laying out a furrow and covering the seed (Johnson, 1902).
Date: June 14, 1909
Creator: Johnson, Major
System: The Portal to Texas History
Sheaf-Carrier for Binders (open access)

Sheaf-Carrier for Binders

Patent for sheaf carrier for binders which allows sheaves to be gathered without danger of them being dumped or dislodged and allow for automation of sheaf carrier arms.
Date: July 13, 1909
Creator: Pillow, James Gid
System: The Portal to Texas History
Planter Attachment. (open access)

Planter Attachment.

Patent for a planter attachment, which allows seeds to be covered with varying depths of soil, that is operated from the seat of the planter.
Date: October 20, 1908
Creator: O'Brian, John B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Fred Regulator for Cotton Gins (open access)

Fred Regulator for Cotton Gins

Patent for a feed regulator for cotton gins. This invention is arranged for distributing and guiding cotton into the feeder. Illustration included.
Date: May 12, 1908
Creator: McCreary, Lorenzo A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Folding Box (open access)

Folding Box

Patent for paper box formed from a single blank which can be folded into compact form.
Date: May 8, 1906
Creator: Hale, Lawrence F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Transmission-Gearing (open access)

Transmission-Gearing

Patent for a car power transmission gearing which is operated by one simple stick that does not require lateral movements and eliminates the danger of stripping the gears.
Date: July 2, 1912
Creator: McCurdy, Horace L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Seed-Cotton Cleaner (open access)

Seed-Cotton Cleaner

Patent for a seed cotton cleaner which cleans out foreign matter and defective cotton while the seed cotton is going on a conveyor belt to the cotton gin.
Date: April 23, 1912
Creator: Thompson, Henry
System: The Portal to Texas History
Branding-Chute. (open access)

Branding-Chute.

Patent for certain new and useful improvements in branding-chutes for "securely holding live stock during the process of branding the same" (line 12 - 14).
Date: April 19, 1898
Creator: Bennett, Joe
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton-Chopper. (open access)

Cotton-Chopper.

Patent for a cotton chopper with hoes on a shaft, which turns and that makes a straight furrow.
Date: March 31, 1908
Creator: Smith, Calvin Ewing
System: The Portal to Texas History
Transmission Mechanism. (open access)

Transmission Mechanism.

Patent for a transmission mechanism which "provides an improved mechanism by which the motion of of a drive shaft rotating at an uniform speed may be transmitted to a driven shaft at variable speeds and also to provide for the reversal of the driven shaft at different speeds" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 25, 1910
Creator: Jameson, William C.
System: The Portal to Texas History