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Car-Couplings (open access)

Car-Couplings

Patent for equipment to improve car-coupling to allow "automatically couple the cars, which can be readily uncoupled with-out going between the cars" (line 14-16).
Date: February 19, 1901
Creator: Lyons, Robert N.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Canning Furnace (open access)

Canning Furnace

Patent for a canning furnace. Illustration included.
Date: March 23, 1909
Creator: May, Callie C.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Insulator-Bracket (open access)

Insulator-Bracket

Patent for an insulator holder. Illustrations included.
Date: October 22, 1912
Creator: Wyche, Daniel Webster
System: The Portal to Texas History
Fence (open access)

Fence

Patent for fence improvements, "especially to a wire fence made, preferably, of plain strands of wire horizontally disposed and drawn toward one another by means of short pieces of wire which are twisted about the horizontal wires line" (lines 15 – 20) illustrations included.
Date: September 18, 1900
Creator: Bateman, Eugene E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Elevator-Guide (open access)

Elevator-Guide

Patent for an elevator guide to be used for safety elevators used in mines. Illustrations included.
Date: December 29, 1908
Creator: Martini, Henry
System: The Portal to Texas History
Seed Planter (open access)

Seed Planter

Patent for seed planter. Illustration included.
Date: February 14, 1905
Creator: Morris, Sidney Albert
System: The Portal to Texas History
Monocycle. (open access)

Monocycle.

Patent for a monocycle/unicycle that allows the rider to balance more easily than on previous models.
Date: March 9, 1909
Creator: Morris, Sydney Albert
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Separator, Distributer, and Feeder (open access)

Cotton Separator, Distributer, and Feeder

Patent for a pneumatic suction that draws cotton in to be separated, suctioned down a trough to be distributed and fed into a gin.
Date: June 19, 1900
Creator: Bateman, Eugene E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Reversible Garden-Plow. (open access)

Reversible Garden-Plow.

Patent for a walking-plow with simple and compact construction. The depth for plowing is adjustable to height of individual operating.
Date: December 23, 1902
Creator: Nicholas, Joseph W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Apparatus for Extermination of Boll-Weevil. (open access)

Apparatus for Extermination of Boll-Weevil.

Patent for Apparatus for Extermination of Boll Weevil. A vehicle which can carry a furnace to generate noxious fumes with insecticides and cool those fumes to produce a toxic atmosphere around effected plants.
Date: May 4, 1903
Creator: Taylor, James Thomas
System: The Portal to Texas History
Whiffletree-Clip. (open access)

Whiffletree-Clip.

A patent for a whiffletree hook and accompanying attachments meant to replace lap-links in harnesses. Illustrations and material recommendations included.
Date: February 25, 1902
Creator: Curry, Jasper
System: The Portal to Texas History
Automatic Fire Alarm (open access)

Automatic Fire Alarm

Patent for an automatic fire alarm. Illustration included.
Date: August 10, 1905
Creator: Suttle, Willis A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Gate. (open access)

Gate.

Patent for a gate that relates to a patent (no. 363,964) granted to the inventor, which is a gate opener that operates by pulling a chord connected to a mechanism that swings the gate open and closes upon release. The current patent simplifies the previous invention. The operator pulls a chord which makes the gate swivel on a central point. When the chord is released, the gate swivels back into place.
Date: November 10, 1896
Creator: Philpott, Horatio V.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Plow Attachment. (open access)

Plow Attachment.

Patent for a plow attachment that guides and aids the plow, and regulates "the depth at which the plow or cultivator shovel shall run in the ground" (lines 13-15).
Date: November 17, 1896
Creator: White, Hedley
System: The Portal to Texas History
Vehicle-Wheel Scraper. (open access)

Vehicle-Wheel Scraper.

Patent for "a novel device for removing dirt from the peripheries of vehicle-wheels while the vehicle is in motion, and has for its objects to provide a novel, simple, and very efficient device of the indicated character which is readily attachable to the running-gear of a wagon or other wheeled vehicle, which may be readily adjusted thereon to remove dirt from its wheels, which will afford a reliable guard to prevent mud and slush from being thrown by the wheels on the body of the vehicle, and that may be conveniently removed from the vehicle when the improved scrapers are not needed for service." (Lines 7-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 19, 1896
Creator: Smith, William F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Car-Coupling. (open access)

Car-Coupling.

Patent for an improved, simple, and effective car coupling that couples automatically and without anyone having to go between the cars. It consists of a drawhead with a slot on one side, upper and lower slides in the drawhead, a coupling pin that sits in the upper slide, a lever that is connected to the slide, a spring that holds the lower slide in place, and a bolt that connects the lever with the upper slide.
Date: May 30, 1893
Creator: Cundiff, Middleton
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combined Stalk-Cutter and Rake (open access)

Combined Stalk-Cutter and Rake

Patent for a stalk-cutter and rake design, "such as well enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same" (lines 9-11).
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Boykin, Archable T.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Corn-Planter. (open access)

Corn-Planter.

Patent for a cotton or corn planter with detachable parts.
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Yarborough, William O.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Wire-Stretcher. (open access)

Wire-Stretcher.

Patent for improvements in wire stretchers by using a T-shaped lever “to stretch the wire readily to the desired tension, and is capable of maintaining the wire at that tension until after stapling or otherwise fastening the same to a post.” (Lines 61-65) Illustration is included.
Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Kennedy, Thomas
System: The Portal to Texas History
Saddle-Jack. (open access)

Saddle-Jack.

Patent for improvements in saddle-jack in which it “can be readily adjusted to hold the saddle-tree in any desired position to enable the workman to conveniently finish the saddle.” (Lines 9-12) Illustration is included.
Date: September 29, 1891
Creator: Bateman, Eugene E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Press. (open access)

Cotton Press.

Patent for a new and improved cotton-press. This design "is to so construct a press that the force shall be applied solely by the pulling action of the screw, and so that the cotton can be put in at the top of the box and compressed without the usual tramping of the same therein by an operative preparatory to applying the force of the press, thereby doing away with a door or opening near the top of the box for inserting the cotton, and dispensing with the tramping operation" (lines 32-42).
Date: September 16, 1884
Creator: Haiman, Elias & Winship, John
System: The Portal to Texas History
Improvement in Devices for Securing Buckles, &c., to Straps. (open access)

Improvement in Devices for Securing Buckles, &c., to Straps.

Patent relating to "an improved device for securing buckles, rings, and similar articles to straps" (lines 8-10) including instructions and illustration.
Date: July 1, 1879
Creator: Barrow, Benjamin F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Planter. (open access)

Cotton Planter.

Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the rear of beam, the notched cleat, the handle cross-bar, and the hooks, whereby the hopper may be conveniently attached and detached . . . [and] [t]he pivoted gates, having extensions with a series of holes, with the hopper-bottom plate having holes besides the regular seed-outlet, and the pins" (lines 64-72).
Date: November 6, 1883
Creator: Lindsey, William M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Artificial-StoneTomb. (open access)

Artificial-StoneTomb.

Patent for the concept of an artificial tomb that serves as a tomb and ornamental piece made as one. "This invention relates to certain improvements in artificial-stone tombs; and it has for its object to produce a tomb with head-stone and foo-piece all in one piece that can be built up or placed immediately over grave, so as to form an ornamental finish, at a comparatively small cost." (lines 15-22) including illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 6, 1880
Creator: Wilson, Hence
System: The Portal to Texas History