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Fly Trap (open access)

Fly Trap

Patent for a fly trap. Illustration included.
Date: January 10, 1911
Creator: Moncus, Joseph Gideon
System: The Portal to Texas History
Shears (open access)

Shears

Patent for shears. The shears are meant to be used with corn, sorghum, and picking and pruning fruit. This invention is designed to worn on the hand and "are operated by the thumb and index-finger" (lines 15-17). Illustration included.
Date: March 5, 1907
Creator: Moncus, Joseph Gideon
System: The Portal to Texas History
Mechanical Insect Destroyer (open access)

Mechanical Insect Destroyer

Patent for a mechanical insect destroyer. This invention is for use in the destruction of house flies. Illustrations included.
Date: August 30, 1910
Creator: Truelove, Jesse R.
System: The Portal to Texas History
T-Square (open access)

T-Square

Patent for a t-square. Illustrations included.
Date: March 2, 1909
Creator: Whaley, James N. & Self, James H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Nut-Lock. (open access)

Nut-Lock.

Patent for a nut-lock which is compromised of a T-shaped locking-pin that fits the the groves of the bolt and holds the nut in place.
Date: November 28, 1905
Creator: Jinks, Henry Leonard
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton-Cleaner and Gin-Feeder (open access)

Cotton-Cleaner and Gin-Feeder

Patent for a machine that cleans cotton and feeds it into a cotton gin. Illustrations included.
Date: September 8, 1908
Creator: Sheppard, James M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Breaking-Rig. (open access)

Breaking-Rig.

Patent for a "horse breaking or training apparatus, and has for its object to provide a simple and efficient device adapted to be attached to a horse to prevent kicking without preventing trotting or pacing." (Lines 7-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Kenner, Henry
System: The Portal to Texas History
Seeder and Planter. (open access)

Seeder and Planter.

Patent for an improved design for a device which can plant corn seeds, and with slight modification, cotton seeds.
Date: April 14, 1914
Creator: Norris, Samuel E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Patent for Wagon Tongue (open access)

Patent for Wagon Tongue

Patent for wagon tongue that is designed to relieve the draft animals of shock caused by the flapping of a tongue.
Date: February 27, 1917
Creator: Pearcy, Robert B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Lawn-Mower. (open access)

Lawn-Mower.

Patent for improvements on lawn mowers with "drive wheels and an adjustable cutting mechanism [...] held in adjusted positions by means releasable by the propelling handle" (lines 10-15). This allows "adjusted positions to cut grass of different lengths without the necessity of the operator stooping" (lines 21-23), including illustrations.
Date: May 23, 1916
Creator: Martin, James L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Patent for Vehicle Tongue (open access)

Patent for Vehicle Tongue

Patent for vehicle tongue improvement.
Date: September 12, 1916
Creator: Pearcy, Robert B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Patent for Window-Operating Device (open access)

Patent for Window-Operating Device

Patent for Window-Operating Devices
Date: February 20, 1917
Creator: Martin, James L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Tailor's-Goose Attachment. (open access)

Tailor's-Goose Attachment.

Patent for a tailor's goose which provides a "depressible and detachable dampening means for the goose for supplying water to the dampening means".
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Talley, Thurmon H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Soil-Treating Machine. (open access)

Soil-Treating Machine.

Patent for a soil-treating machine that makes short furrows in the soil for the purpose of irrigation by retaining rain water or snow.
Date: April 29, 1913
Creator: Haralson, James C.
System: The Portal to Texas History