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Automatic Safety-Burner (open access)

Automatic Safety-Burner

Patent for an automatic safety burner for lamps that turns off the flame if the lamp is tilted.
Date: November 26, 1912
Creator: Splettstosser, Fritz
System: The Portal to Texas History
Fence Post (open access)

Fence Post

Patent for a fence post. Illustrations included.
Date: May 24, 1904
Creator: Witt, Samuel
System: The Portal to Texas History
Metal Tie (open access)

Metal Tie

Patent for a metal railroad tie. Illustrations included.
Date: May 16, 1911
Creator: Caton, Augustus B. & Carter, Ernest A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Improvements in Grinding Attachment for Band-Saw Mills (open access)

Improvements in Grinding Attachment for Band-Saw Mills

Patent for a grinding attachment for band-saw mills. It contains information on improved grinding parts such as "band saw wheels... and other pulleys" (lines 13-14) and has illustrations.
Date: October 17, 1911
Creator: Ge Bott, Jay Dell
System: The Portal to Texas History
Car Door (open access)

Car Door

Patent for a car-door. The design is to prevent rattling and reduce wear on rail car doors. Illustration included.
Date: September 6, 1910
Creator: Lott, Andrew Gains & Handley, John A., Jr.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Lifting-Frame. (open access)

Lifting-Frame.

Patent for a lifting frame for hoisting engines, which allows a car to be put under the engine easily.
Date: May 4, 1909
Creator: Knox, Hiram
System: The Portal to Texas History
Folding Penholder (open access)

Folding Penholder

Patent for a foldable penholder. Illustrations included.
Date: August 1, 1911
Creator: Splettstosser, Fritz
System: The Portal to Texas History
Churn. (open access)

Churn.

Patent for certain new and useful improvements in churns, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 18, 1899
Creator: Christie, James B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Lumber-Dolly. (open access)

Lumber-Dolly.

Patent for a lumber dolly, which has an anti-tilting device that can be used while loading or unloading the dolly.
Date: August 3, 1909
Creator: Lott, Andrew Gains
System: The Portal to Texas History
Brazing Compound (open access)

Brazing Compound

Patent for a compound for brazing saws and metal such as silver and tin.
Date: September 3, 1912
Creator: Ge Bott, Jay Dell
System: The Portal to Texas History
Hook (open access)

Hook

Patent for a self releasing log hook to rapidly move logs from one location to another. It provides simplicity in structure, effectiveness in operation and inexpensiveness in manufacture.
Date: January 9, 1912
Creator: Knox, Hiram
System: The Portal to Texas History
Mirror Attachment for Bureaus. (open access)

Mirror Attachment for Bureaus.

Patent for an adjustable mirror attachment for bureaus.
Date: November 6, 1900
Creator: Horton, Mary Blanche
System: The Portal to Texas History
Flue-Cleaner. (open access)

Flue-Cleaner.

Patent for a cleaner for a chimney, that is composed of multiple parts and is adjustable.
Date: June 28, 1892
Creator: Pharr, Walter. & Carter, W. T.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Beef Tenderer. (open access)

Beef Tenderer.

Patent for a new and improved meat tenderizer. This design consists in "the combination, with the triangular end plates having the bearing-notches, the detachable connecting-bar provided with the threaded ends and shoulders, the thumb-nuts, the smooth rollers, and the coiled springs, of the crank-handle and the [other] roller provided with the teeth having square flat faces and flat sides at right angles to said faces and arranged in aligned longitudinal series and spirally arranged circumferentially, the areas of the teeth being one-fourth of an inch" (lines 7-18).
Date: July 17, 1888
Creator: Welch, Lee L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Design for a Shovel Cleaner or Knife. (open access)

Design for a Shovel Cleaner or Knife.

Design patent for a "shovel cleaner or knife" that has a particular configuration of a handle with a blade. The accompanying illustration is not included.
Date: May 3, 1887
Creator: Legler, Charles
System: The Portal to Texas History
Mole-Trap (open access)

Mole-Trap

Patent for a design for a mole trap that can be cheaply made but is also easy to set and use while also being reliable in trapping both moles and other small creatures.
Date: December 20, 1892
Creator: Nelson, George
System: The Portal to Texas History
Motor. (open access)

Motor.

Patent for a new and improved motor. This design consists in the reciprocating "bar, the shaft mounted in the lower portion of the chair, the drum on said shaft, cord coiled around the drum and connected to the bar, the rest secured to the upper end of the bar, and the spring coiled around the said bar between the chair-seat and the rest" (lines 1-6).
Date: April 30, 1889
Creator: Lovejoy, De Soto
System: The Portal to Texas History
Standard for Logging Cars. (open access)

Standard for Logging Cars.

Patent for a new and improved standard for logging-cars. This design "consists of a pivoted standard connected by links to a lever a short distance from its pivot, so that when the lever is turned out of alignment with the links the standard will be firmly locked in position. . . . The object of [the] invention is to provide a standard for cars and wagons which can be readily turned down out of the way when loading, and which, when turned up into position, will be firmly and securely held" (lines 7-16).
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Minnock, Edmund Junius
System: The Portal to Texas History
Shaving and Sawdust Conveyer. (open access)

Shaving and Sawdust Conveyer.

Patent for improvements that increase the efficiency and safety of conveyers that move sawdust shavings from the saw mills to the furnace or storage rooms. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 19, 1891
Creator: Ross, William & Beale, J. F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Button. (open access)

Button.

Patent for a new and improved button. This design consists "[i]n a detachable button, the combination, with the hollow threaded shank of the button-head, having end serrations, and the base-disk, having a central screw, of the loose clamp-disk, applied on the screw, and having a spring-pawl or projection to engage the serrations of the shank" (lines 70-76).
Date: March 11, 1884
Creator: Matthews, William H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Saddle Mail Bag. (open access)

Saddle Mail Bag.

Patent for new and improved saddle bags. This design calls for a saddle with two metal boxes with hinged doors at the bottom, through which metal pouches, to contain the mail, are inserted. The air left between the top of the pouch and the inside of the box prevents water from seeping into the box and ruining the contents, even when fully submerged.
Date: March 29, 1881
Creator: Beazley, William H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Wick-Regulator for Lamps. (open access)

Wick-Regulator for Lamps.

Patent for "an improvement in those lamp-wick regulators which consists of a threaded rod operated by a nut and connected to the wick, whereby the wick may be raised or lowered by operating the nut; and the invention lies in an improved connection between the wick and rod, by which the wick can be raised with more uniformity and ease." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 20, 1894
Creator: Harding, Walter L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Coffee Parcher (open access)

Coffee Parcher

Patent for new and useful improvements in coffee parchers. Easily used on a range which is also simple and durable. Illustrations included.
Date: May 12, 1914
Creator: McCall, Daniel
System: The Portal to Texas History
Folding Wagon-Top (open access)

Folding Wagon-Top

Patent for an improved portable vehicle top such as is used upon farm wagons and the like. The wagon-top is constructed so that it may be easily removably connected with a wagon, so that it may be folded when attached to the wagon, and so that it may provide improved means for releasably connecting the supporting leg of the top proper with the standards which carry the top.
Date: January 4, 1916
Creator: Safford, Edward B.
System: The Portal to Texas History