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Track Cleaner (open access)

Track Cleaner

Patent for a device to clean tracks for sawmill carriages. Illustration included.
Date: May 21, 1907
Creator: Edwards, Daniel R.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Toothed Bar For Log Turners (open access)

Toothed Bar For Log Turners

Patent for toothed bar for log turners. Illustrations included.
Date: May 10, 1904
Creator: Edwards, Daniel R.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Emergency Stop-Valve For Stopping Runaway Carriages In Sawmills (open access)

Emergency Stop-Valve For Stopping Runaway Carriages In Sawmills

Patent for an emergency stop valve for stopping runaway carriages in sawmills. This "invention is designed to provide a new and useful improvement in mechanism for stopping a runaway carriage in a sawmill, where the carriage is moved back and forth by a piston in a long cylinder" (lines 11-15). Illustration included.
Date: June 21, 1904
Creator: Edwards, Daniel R.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Hose-Coupling. (open access)

Hose-Coupling.

Patent for certain new and useful improvements in hose couplings, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 18, 1899
Creator: McCrory, John Alexander
System: The Portal to Texas History
Penholder Attachment (open access)

Penholder Attachment

Patent for an attachment for pen holders which acts as an extra supply of ink. Illustrations included.
Date: September 12, 1911
Creator: Harmon, James W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Saw-Swage (open access)

Saw-Swage

Patent for " a certain new and useful Saw-Swage." (Lines 5-6) including illustrations.
Date: December 24, 1901
Creator: Davis, James E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Sewer Connection. (open access)

Sewer Connection.

Patent for a sewer connection for houses, which can be turned on and off from the the main sewer system.
Date: November 1, 1910
Creator: McCorquodale, Wilmer E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oscillatory Engine. (open access)

Oscillatory Engine.

Patent for a new and useful oscillatory engine, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 27, 1900
Creator: Hutchison, Wilson Frank
System: The Portal to Texas History
Steam-Engine Valve. (open access)

Steam-Engine Valve.

Patent for a steam-engine valve that has an "improved rotary valve capable of feeding and exhausting one end of a steam-cylinder, and easily controlled and operated" (lines 18-20). This makes the engine easily controllable.
Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Ford, Andrew H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Furnace. (open access)

Furnace.

Patent for a furnace or a boiler with an improved metal back plate instead of the usual brick arch. The back plate has flanged sections bolted together, and asbestos between the sections of the plate.
Date: December 10, 1895
Creator: Moran, James
System: The Portal to Texas History
Temperature-Regulator (open access)

Temperature-Regulator

Patent for "improvements in thermostatic devices for automatically regulating the temperature of lumber-driers" (lines 8-10).
Date: January 15, 1889
Creator: Lutcher, Henry J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Fire Extinguisher. (open access)

Fire Extinguisher.

Patent for a new and improved fire extinguisher. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the expansible rod, the sweep arm or lever pivotally connected thereto, the horizontal rod, the doors, the cord connected to said doors and to the rod and adapted to be disengaged from said rod by the sweep-arm, the steam-pipe provided with a cut-off valve, and the weight supported normally in an elevated position by the sweep-arm and adapted to be released thereby to open the valve" (lines 72-81).
Date: January 15, 1889
Creator: Lutcher, Henry J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oil Can. (open access)

Oil Can.

Patent for a new and improved oil can. This design utilizes a handle with a hollow tube leading into the oil chamber, so when the removable cap is unscrewed from the handle, air flows into the chamber, which allows the oil to flow. This eliminates the need for a spring-bottom as with other oil cans, for the flow of oil can be stopped by sealing the tube.
Date: January 31, 1882
Creator: Wilson, Charles Bennett
System: The Portal to Texas History
Furnace. (open access)

Furnace.

Patent for "an attachment for the inner side walls of the furnace for the purpose of protecting and preserving the side walls at the points most exposed to the fire within the furnace." (Lines 14-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 10, 1896
Creator: Johnson, John H. & Moran, James
System: The Portal to Texas History
Saw-Templet. (open access)

Saw-Templet.

Patent for a simple, durable, and effective saw template that easily checks and marks saws "to correct faults in the saw blade by means of the usual hammering process" (lines 11-13). The invention "consists of a stock or holder, a flexible band held adjustably therein, and means for adjusting the band to the desired curve" (lines 14-17).
Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Spooner, Benjamin F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Thermostatic Signal (open access)

Thermostatic Signal

Patent for Thermostatic Signal. "The object of my invention is to provide a device whereby an alarm will be automatically sounded when the temperature of the drier has reached too high a point." (lines 13-16). With Illustrations.
Date: September 18, 1888
Creator: Lutcher, Henry J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Steam-Boiler. (open access)

Steam-Boiler.

Patent for a steam-boiler that produces "a water-tube steam generator, which shall be simple in construction, easily repaired, interchangeable parts, and rapid and effective steaming qualities" (lines 16-19).
Date: August 7, 1894
Creator: Parker, Charles E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Furnace. (open access)

Furnace.

Patent for an improved furnace that can be "located at the side of the kiln or drying-house, which furnace shall be so constructed as to be simple, durable, and inexpensive, and the parts of which may be readily put together or separated, as may be desired" (lines 10-15).
Date: November 8, 1892
Creator: Johnson, John H. & Moran, James
System: The Portal to Texas History
Lubricant (open access)

Lubricant

Patent for "a new and useful composition of matter to be used for the prevention of heat caused from friction and attrition in the use and operation of all kinds of machinery, including railroad engines and cars, and all parts thereof" (lines 5-9).
Date: July 16, 1889
Creator: Corder, William J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Kiln. (open access)

Kiln.

Patent for improvements "to provide new and improved means for extinguishing accidental fires occurring within the kilns" (lines 8-10).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Johnson, John H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Automatic Damper (open access)

Automatic Damper

Patent for "an attachment for stove-dampers whereby said dampers will be automatically moved, in order that the fire may be maintained at a predetermined heat" (lines 9-13).
Date: January 31, 1888
Creator: Beauchamp, William A. J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Automatic Fire Extinguisher. (open access)

Automatic Fire Extinguisher.

Patent for a new and improved fire extinguisher. This design is "to provide for automatically putting out a fire in any building in which [the] apparatus may be located, upon the temperature in said building or room reaching any predetermined degree. This result is accomplished by the action of an expansible fluid—such as mercury—in a contained vessel, which actuates certain . . . mechanism, causing the structure to be flooded with water or with a fire-extinguishing gas or fluid" (lines 22-32).
Date: December 30, 1890
Creator: Fuller, Wily Scott
System: The Portal to Texas History
Furnace. (open access)

Furnace.

Patent for a furnace that is simple, durable and inexpensive to construct. The body is constructed of a rectangular base and the casing is composed of semi-circular plates with a series of flanges that are bolted together with door and flue more easily connected. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 3, 1891
Creator: Johnson, John H. & Moran, James
System: The Portal to Texas History
Improvement in Processes for Packing Shingles. (open access)

Improvement in Processes for Packing Shingles.

Patent for improvement in processes for packing shingles "in such a manner that they shall quickly dry and be prevented from molding" (lines 13-15).
Date: July 22, 1879
Creator: Russell, Robert B. & Russell, Henry H.
System: The Portal to Texas History