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Telegraph and Telephone Insulator. (open access)

Telegraph and Telephone Insulator.

Patent for a telegraph and telephone insulator, which prevents the wires from slipping out of the insulator by the use of grooves placed in the holder.
Date: October 15, 1907
Creator: Copper, John A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Farming Implement. (open access)

Farming Implement.

Patent for a multi-functional farming implement that has various interchangeable tools.
Date: January 13, 1903
Creator: Smith, William Birton.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Gate. (open access)

Gate.

Patent for a farm gate, which can be opened from a vehicle and stays open until a second operation is performed to close the gate.
Date: August 4, 1908
Creator: Matthews, Joseph William
System: The Portal to Texas History
Railroad-Signal. (open access)

Railroad-Signal.

Patent for a new Railroad-Signal invention. The Railroad-Signal functions as an improved device for alerting locomotive engineers that an upcoming bridge is broken, flooded, or on fire.
Date: February 25, 1913
Creator: Waddle, Calvin H. & Roberston, Everett C.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Sash-Holder. (open access)

Sash-Holder.

Patent for a window sash holder, which is thinner and fits more easily in shallower recesses.
Date: August 18, 1908
Creator: Gabbart, Elihu E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Vulcanizing Device. (open access)

Vulcanizing Device.

Patent for a vulcanizing device for use on tires.
Date: December 26, 1911
Creator: Robbins, James M. & Crew, John F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Valve. (open access)

Valve.

Patent for a valve for use as part of a tank filling apparatus, which is easy to attach.
Date: May 31, 1910
Creator: McKnight, Samuel E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Tie. (open access)

Tie.

Patent for a railway tie that has a stronger attachment to the rails than other models.
Date: December 26, 1911
Creator: Wade, James T.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Neck-Yoke or Tongue Attachment (open access)

Neck-Yoke or Tongue Attachment

Patent for a neck-yoke or tongue attachment. It is adapted for use with any "type of breast-bar, neck-yoke, or tongue and pole equipped vehicles" (lines 12-14).
Date: March 12, 1912
Creator: Davis, James B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Attachment For Horse Powers (open access)

Attachment For Horse Powers

Patent for attachment for horse powers. This invention is an attachment for the power transmission for hay presses. Illustration included.
Date: May 31, 1904
Creator: Gentry, Arthur Q. & Burk, Jasper A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Gate (open access)

Gate

Patent for a gate. Illustration included.
Date: February 8, 1910
Creator: Matthews, Joseph William
System: The Portal to Texas History
Wheel Straightening Machine (open access)

Wheel Straightening Machine

Patent for wheel straightening machine. This invention is designed for straightening light or heavy wagon wheels when the spokes become loosened and the wheel is excessively dished" (9-11). Illustration included.
Date: September 19, 1905
Creator: Mayse, Jordan Stewart
System: The Portal to Texas History
Wheelwright-Machine (open access)

Wheelwright-Machine

Patent for a hand-operated wheelwright machine designed for drilling the tires of a vehicle for means of holding tire retaining bolts.
Date: August 20, 1907
Creator: Robbins, James M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Steam-Engine. (open access)

Steam-Engine.

Patent for a two cylinder steam engine.
Date: September 5, 1911
Creator: Putman, Lewis S.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Urinal. (open access)

Urinal.

Patent for a urinal that is worn by women who have incontinence that is better attached to the waistband.
Date: November 16, 1909
Creator: Sherman, Mattie L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combined Level and Try Square (open access)

Combined Level and Try Square

Patent for a combined level and try square tool. Illustrations are included.
Date: June 18, 1909
Creator: Blackwell, James H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Extensible Ladder. (open access)

Extensible Ladder.

Patent for a new and useful Extensible Ladder. The improved Extensible Ladder is comprised of a ladder on each side of the structure, extendable platform, and guard rails.
Date: July 9, 1912
Creator: Putman, Lewis S.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Wheeled Scraper. (open access)

Wheeled Scraper.

Patent for improvements on the scoop-like body of a wheeled scraper. Includes illustrations.
Date: June 24, 1909
Creator: Robbins, John Proctor
System: The Portal to Texas History
Envelop (open access)

Envelop

Patent for an envelop. Illustrations included.
Date: September 13, 1910
Creator: Robertson, Fannie B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Milk Cooler. (open access)

Milk Cooler.

Patent for a new and improved milk cooler. This design consists in "the combination, with the body or frame provided with water-troughs, of the jacketed cans having the upper ends of their jackets extending into the troughs, and an air-collecting device arranged . . . to collect and direct the air against the exposed jackets" (lines 14-21).
Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Dodge, Frances A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Car-Coupling. (open access)

Car-Coupling.

Patent for "pin-and-link car-couplings to enable the same to couple automatically and to be readily uncoupled without going between cars, and to provide means for holding the link in substantially a horizontal position for guiding it into the mouth of a draw-head to avoid going between cars and guiding the link by hand." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: Allen, George F.; Allen, Charles D. & Martin, Richard W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Refrigerating Apparatus. (open access)

Refrigerating Apparatus.

Patent for a refrigerating apparatus that consists of a circular table that has a reservoir in its middle and jars mounted on fibrous mats and secured in a grid around the reservoir. Fibrous bags surround the jars and the excess material is gathered and goes into the reservoir.
Date: April 28, 1896
Creator: Dodge, Israel A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
System of Road Drainage. (open access)

System of Road Drainage.

Patent for a new and improved system of road drainage. This design is "especially . . . for use on dirt and other roads, and adapted to quickly dry the road after a heavy rainfall without disturbing the road-bed. The invention consists of a drain arranged longitudinally under the road-bed and provided with outlet-pipes placed suitable distances apart, and each adapted to be closed at its outer end, and branch air-pipes also extending from the said drain and adapted to be connected with an air-pump for pumping the air out of the drain" (lines 10-21).
Date: December 2, 1890
Creator: Mitchell, Alexander
System: The Portal to Texas History
Fleece Binder. (open access)

Fleece Binder.

Patent for a new and improved fleece-binder. This design "consists in a fleece-binder constructed with a box attached to a supporting-frame, and having inclined flanges upon its side edges, and provided with hinged press-boards and fingers operated by push-bars, a cord, and a treadle, whereby the fleece can be compressed and held while being tied. To the ends of the sides of the box is attached a knife, so that all the twines of the bundle can be cut at a time" (lines 20-29).
Date: September 2, 1884
Creator: Krueger, Theodore C.H.
System: The Portal to Texas History