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Folding Cot or Bedstead. (open access)

Folding Cot or Bedstead.

Patent for certain new and useful improvements in folding cots or bedsteads, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 19, 1898
Creator: Rimmelin, Edward H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Tool For Withdrawing Casings From Wells. (open access)

Tool For Withdrawing Casings From Wells.

Patent for tool for withdrawing casings from wells that is "easy to apply and convenient to manipulate while in use" (lines 15-17).
Date: October 14, 1902
Creator: Bennison, Samuel
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Compress (open access)

Cotton Compress

Patent for improvements to the cutting mechanism in cotton compresses to "provide positive and reliable means for severing the full-grown or completed bale from the remaining column of compressed material and yieldingly supporting the said remaining column of compressed material under pressure to permit the baling operation to continue" (lines 21-27).
Date: March 26, 1900
Creator: Griffin, Thomas J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Blind-Stop (open access)

Blind-Stop

Patent for a blind stop for windows and doors. Illustrations included.
Date: April 30, 1912
Creator: Labit, Girard E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Shoe Lace (open access)

Shoe Lace

Patent for a shoe lace that does not become loose nor untie accidentally. Illustrations included.
Date: January 17, 1905
Creator: Nicholls, George H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Station-Indicator. (open access)

Station-Indicator.

Patent for certain new and useful improvements in station indicators, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 6, 1898
Creator: Rogers, Alexander Hunter
System: The Portal to Texas History
Fluid Pressure Regulator (open access)

Fluid Pressure Regulator

Patent for a new and useful gas pressure regulator. This invention "relates to gas-pressure regulators especially adapted for use with gas stored under high pressure in a cylinder or similar portable storage vessel" (line 8 - 11).
Date: December 28, 1897
Creator: Clark, George Greenleaf
System: The Portal to Texas History
Automobile Torpedo (open access)

Automobile Torpedo

Patent for a shell torpedo launcher for submarines.
Date: December 20, 1910
Creator: Douglas, William M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Wagon-Brake. (open access)

Wagon-Brake.

Patent for an automatic wagon brake, which engages when the vehicle is stopped to prevent it from rolling downhill and disengages when the wagon starts moving again.
Date: November 16, 1909
Creator: Hewitt, James E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Bicycle-Gear. (open access)

Bicycle-Gear.

Patent for a Bicycle-Gear meant to rotate the sprocket or other gear wheel on a bicycle, Including Illustrations.
Date: July 3, 1900
Creator: Brady, Alford
System: The Portal to Texas History
Window Construction. (open access)

Window Construction.

Patent for window construction improvements to allow for construction of fireproof windows with fireproof sashes which are easily removable for repair or replacement. Improvements include method of securing glass in sashes without using putty, and sashes which will close automatically when subjected to "an unusually high temperature" (line 29).
Date: March 27, 1906
Creator: Miller, William Henry
System: The Portal to Texas History
Attachment for Laundry-Extractors (open access)

Attachment for Laundry-Extractors

Patent for a time cut-off and brake attachment for laundry extractors for preventing accidents. Illustrations included.
Date: January 23, 1912
Creator: Moore, Robert Marion
System: The Portal to Texas History
Steam-Separating Trap (open access)

Steam-Separating Trap

Patent for a steam eliminator for engines or other machinery to deliver steam with as little moisture as possible including illustrations.
Date: August 7, 1900
Creator: Cox, John R.; Wright, George H. & Reynolds, William H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Valve for Engines. (open access)

Valve for Engines.

Patent for certain new and useful improvements in valves for steam engines, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 8, 1898
Creator: Allen, Walter J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Crude-Oil Burner. (open access)

Crude-Oil Burner.

Patent for a crude oil burner for use in steam boilers, which reduces fuel usage.
Date: September 13, 1910
Creator: Owin, Elijah J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Changeable Gearing. (open access)

Changeable Gearing.

Patent for changeable gearing by using an axle, bevel-gears, stub-shafts and a crank-axle to construct the changeable gear, so that the “sprocket is locked to rotate with the crank-axle in one direction, while it may rotate freely of the axle in opposite direction, and, furthermore, that the sprocket may be locked to rotate with the axle or may be caused to rotate at a higher-speed than the axle.” (Lines 8-14.) Illustration is included.
Date: January 8, 1901
Creator: Brady, Alford
System: The Portal to Texas History
Steam-Separating Trap. (open access)

Steam-Separating Trap.

Patent for a new and useful steam separating trap, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 10, 1899
Creator: Cox, John R.; Reynolds, William H. & Wright, George H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
TANK. (open access)

TANK.

Patent for improvements in the support structure wooden or metal tanks (portable or permanent) though sets of internal support composed of uprights, diagonal brace-rods, transversely curved plates, and tension rods, with descriptions of the structure and illustrations included.
Date: June 9, 1903
Creator: Clayton, Nicholas J., Sr.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Type Writing Machine (open access)

Type Writing Machine

Patent for a new and useful improvement in automatic type-writing machines.
Date: November 30, 1897
Creator: Templeton, Allison
System: The Portal to Texas History
Reinforcement For Concrete Railroad Ties (open access)

Reinforcement For Concrete Railroad Ties

Patent for railroad ties reinforced by concrete. Illustrations included.
Date: May 8, 1906
Creator: Percival, Herbert E. & Key, Brewer W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Paddle-Wheel. (open access)

Paddle-Wheel.

Patent for improvements in paddle-wheels by transferring the combined power of the outer paddle-wheel and the inner drum to the shaft thus increased the driving power of the wheel. Illustration is included.
Date: April 15, 1902
Creator: Glardon, Henri
System: The Portal to Texas History
Electrical Furnace. (open access)

Electrical Furnace.

Patent for
Date: May 16, 1899
Creator: Eldridge, Hilliary
System: The Portal to Texas History
Index (open access)

Index

Patent for "a simple and compact index in which the available space will be utilized as perfectly as possible". (lines 10-13) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Hausinger, Henry August
System: The Portal to Texas History
Game Apparatus. (open access)

Game Apparatus.

Patent for a certain new and useful improvement in game apparatus, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Hutches, Benjamin F. Jr.
System: The Portal to Texas History