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Vehicle-Coupling (open access)

Vehicle-Coupling

Patent for a vehicle coupling designed to allow vehicles to travel over rough terrain without incurring damage. Illustrations included.
Date: September 28, 1909
Creator: White, Joseph B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Canning Apparatus. (open access)

Canning Apparatus.

Patent for Canning Apparatus used to preserve fruits and vegetables in sealed cans. Apparatus also consist of a boiling platform to boil the contents of the can before sealing it.
Date: July 15, 1902
Creator: Garner, John Thomas
System: The Portal to Texas History
Machine for Catching Insects (open access)

Machine for Catching Insects

Patent for a machine for catching insects. This invention is designed for use on cotton plants. Illustration included.
Date: December 21, 1909
Creator: Anderson, John M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Canning and Cooking Apparatus (open access)

Canning and Cooking Apparatus

Patent for a canning and cooking apparatus. Illustration included.
Date: April 11, 1905
Creator: Garner, James Charlie
System: The Portal to Texas History
Animal-Trap. (open access)

Animal-Trap.

Patent for an improved animal trap that can catch a large variety of animals, including fish, and does not injure the animals. Bait is placed in the trap, and the door on one end is spring-activated. A hinged door on the top is where the operator can take out the animal.
Date: July 18, 1893
Creator: Crockett, William E. & McAdams, Richard E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combination Heel-Sweep Plow. (open access)

Combination Heel-Sweep Plow.

Patent for an improved plow that can have "either first a whole heel sweep, or a right or left half heel sweep, second a whole solid sweep, or a right or left half solid sweep, third a right and left turn plow, or a right or left half turn plow" (lines 15-19).
Date: February 28, 1893
Creator: Dean, John Rowe
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Scraper and Chopper. (open access)

Cotton Scraper and Chopper.

Patent for a new and improved cotton scraper and chopper. This design "consists of an oblong frame composed of a front piece, side beams, and the rear cross-beam, provided with the handles" (lines 29-32).
Date: August 13, 1889
Creator: White, John Calvin
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oat-Cutter. (open access)

Oat-Cutter.

Patent for a type of straw and hay cutter designed especially for cutting sheaf oats that is easily operated, including illustrations.
Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Laws, John Aderson
System: The Portal to Texas History
Instrument for Dividing Angles into Equal Parts. (open access)

Instrument for Dividing Angles into Equal Parts.

Patent for an instrument for dividing angles into equal parts and is meant to be used with a beam compass. The "invention consists in a member having a point adapted to be placed at the point of the angle to be divided, and having movable thereon a beam extending horizontally and having at one end a transverse head projecting from each side of the beam and carrying at one end an indicating point and at the other end a marking pencil" (lines 22-29).
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Cornelius, Francis W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Plow (open access)

Plow

Patent for a plow and particularly "an attachment for securing the heel sweeps to plows and for bracing the said heel sweeps" (lines 10-12), including illustrations.
Date: November 9, 1915
Creator: Williams, Jefferson L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Car-Door (open access)

Car-Door

Patent for car-door. An attempt to have a door mounted such that when it is moved, it elevates in such a way as to prevent a binding of it.
Date: July 3, 1917
Creator: Smith, Harry
System: The Portal to Texas History