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Attachment For Surveying Instruments (open access)

Attachment For Surveying Instruments

Patent for attachment for surveying instruments. Illustrations included.
Date: September 6, 1904
Creator: Armstrong, Edward R.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Water-Heater. (open access)

Water-Heater.

Patent for a water heater for use in creating steam for oil and gas boilers, which heats faster than previous models.
Date: April 5, 1910
Creator: Hardie, Jeffie Watkins
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combined Harrow and Roller (open access)

Combined Harrow and Roller

Patent for a combined harrow and roller for pulverizing and eliminating unwanted growth from the ground. Illustrations included.
Date: April 9, 1912
Creator: Younger, Walter E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Shoe (open access)

Shoe

Patent for a shoe that describes the benefit for shoe. Shoe control overall health well-being with its flexibility and support.
Date: September 11, 1906
Creator: Evesson, Martin V. B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Roundabout Swing (open access)

Roundabout Swing

Patent for a roundabout swing. Illustrations included.
Date: November 12, 1912
Creator: Jones, Oliver P.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Piston-Rod Packing. (open access)

Piston-Rod Packing.

Patent for a piston packing device to decrease the wear on pistons in oil pumps.
Date: December 31, 1907
Creator: Martin, Robert Edward Lee
System: The Portal to Texas History
Drawers-Supporter. (open access)

Drawers-Supporter.

Patent for a new and useful drawers supporter, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 20, 1898
Creator: James, Thomas S.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Drill (open access)

Drill

Patent for a drill and reamer for the use of drilling deep wells. "This invention consists of a tool combining a drill-point and a reamer, the point penetrating the formation and the reamer following and rendering the sides of the bore smooth and in conjunction with the body directing the drill in a straight or true course" (lines 5-10). Illustrations included.
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
System: The Portal to Texas History
Vapor Burner (open access)

Vapor Burner

Patent for a vapor burner. Illustration included.
Date: July 11, 1905
Creator: Todd, Clarence C.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Ice-Making Apparatus (open access)

Ice-Making Apparatus

Patent for an ice-making apparatus that both cools the brine and makes the ice.
Date: December 31, 1912
Creator: Bell, Samuel Robert
System: The Portal to Texas History
Tree and Brush Cutter. (open access)

Tree and Brush Cutter.

Patent for a motorized tree and brush cutter that is portable.
Date: February 14, 1911
Creator: Andrews, Robert Lyle
System: The Portal to Texas History
Match Box (open access)

Match Box

Patent for form of single delivery match box. Illustrations included.
Date: June 28, 1904
Creator: Pevoto, Calvit F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Spring-Wheel (open access)

Spring-Wheel

Patent for a wheel with a solid tire and elastic support. Illustrations included.
Date: April 4, 1911
Creator: Sharp, John
System: The Portal to Texas History
Roundabout (open access)

Roundabout

Patent for a roundabout ride with an improved method of turning the seats and the seat holder.
Date: July 23, 1912
Creator: Mayhew, Nathaniel L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Rail-Joint (open access)

Rail-Joint

Patent for a rail joint.
Date: April 21, 1903
Creator: Hauptmann, Alexis
System: The Portal to Texas History
Splint (open access)

Splint

Patent for an improved splint.
Date: July 3, 1900
Creator: Hughes, James, Gilbert
System: The Portal to Texas History
Journal-Box (open access)

Journal-Box

Patent for a journal box that requires no disassembly to be replenished. Illustrations included.
Date: July 26, 1910
Creator: McFadden, John M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Railroad-Tie. (open access)

Railroad-Tie.

Patent for a railroad tie, which reduces jars to the train as it crosses over the ties.
Date: November 8, 1910
Creator: Green, Grant C.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Utilizing Sulfur-Containing Petroleum. (open access)

Utilizing Sulfur-Containing Petroleum.

Patent for a method of removing sulfur from Beaumont petroleum and converting it into sulfuric acid.
Date: February 20, 1912
Creator: Robinson, Clarence I.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Handle-Bar. (open access)

Handle-Bar.

Patent for "handle-bars for bicycles, velocipedes, and the like; and the primary object is to enable the successful use of animals' horns in the formation thereof and to provide for the adjustment and securing of such handle-bars in either a raised or lowered position or at any point within range of a circular adjustment" (lines 8-15).
Date: September 6, 1898
Creator: Martin, John L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Roller-Truck. (open access)

Roller-Truck.

Patent for a roller truck that is comprised of "plurality of rollers, a suitable framework upon which said rollers operate, and an improved means of retaining them in position in said framework." (lines 14-17); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Sotey, William
System: The Portal to Texas History
Life-Preserver. (open access)

Life-Preserver.

Patent for life preserver worn on the human body and inflated with a valve attached to rubber tubes. Includes illustration.
Date: July 30, 1901
Creator: Graham, George
System: The Portal to Texas History
Telephone System. (open access)

Telephone System.

Patent for a telephone system that can be used for long distance calls.
Date: September 26, 1911
Creator: McKibben, Charles W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Door Stop and Lock. (open access)

Door Stop and Lock.

Patent for a door lock and door stop that is operated from the doorknob by having a rod with a bolted door stop box on the bottom inserted into the door frame.
Date: April 9, 1907
Creator: Tatum, Cicero James
System: The Portal to Texas History