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Car-Door Cleat. (open access)

Car-Door Cleat.

Patent for certain new and useful improvements in car door cleats or guards, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 30, 1899
Creator: Miller, William M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Acetylene-Gas Generator. (open access)

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Patent for certain new and useful improvements in acetylene gas machines, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 1, 1899
Creator: Henderson, Thomas & Stapp, William A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Pessary (open access)

Pessary

Patent for an improved uterine dilator for the application of medicine to the uterus, with illustrations.
Date: July 22, 1902
Creator: Overton, Benjamin Franklin
System: The Portal to Texas History
Gathering-Machine. (open access)

Gathering-Machine.

Patent for a gathering machine for boll weevils and other pests in the cotton fields, which collects the insects of of the plants and throws them in the middle of the furrow to expose them to direct sunlight.
Date: August 31, 1909
Creator: Barnes, Ferdinand S.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cultivator (open access)

Cultivator

Patent for a cultivator. Illustration included.
Date: January 15, 1907
Creator: Nicholson, Matthew Harris & Rosenbaum, Eugene
System: The Portal to Texas History
Support for Attachment to Desks. (open access)

Support for Attachment to Desks.

Patent for "a stand, shelf, or holder for attachment to desks...for the purpose of supporting a type-writer [or] reference-book... the object in view being to provide a support of this character with means for attaching the same to a desk and means for swinging or revolving said support so that the... article may be readily and conveniently brought around to the front of the desk for use... and then swung back out of the way upon the side of the desk." (lines 12-24)
Date: August 11, 1903
Creator: Bell, William Jackson
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combined Funnel and Dipper. (open access)

Combined Funnel and Dipper.

Patent for a ladle with an attached funnel for pouring the liquid out.
Date: April 14, 1908
Creator: Hanson, Henry Harrison
System: The Portal to Texas History
Plastic Fence-Post. (open access)

Plastic Fence-Post.

Patent for a plastic fence post that wire fencing or wooden rails can be attached to that has the connection areas on the post hollowed out to protect the parts from the weather.
Date: December 24, 1907
Creator: Libhart, Hugh P.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Nut-Lock. (open access)

Nut-Lock.

Patent for a nut lock for use on railroad joints.
Date: July 18, 1911
Creator: Seeton, James H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Guard-Rail Clamp. (open access)

Guard-Rail Clamp.

Patent for guard rail clamps to securely clasp guard rails with the main rail with features such as spikes and braces.
Date: March 12, 1912
Creator: Akers, Harry R.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Platform Treadle For Hand Cars (open access)

Platform Treadle For Hand Cars

Patent for a platform treadle for hand cars. Illustration included.
Date: October 17, 1905
Creator: Allison, Andrew J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Side Bearing For Railway Rolling Stock (open access)

Side Bearing For Railway Rolling Stock

Patent for a side bearing for railway rolling stock. This invention is designed to prevent derailments in turns. Illustration included.
Date: April 25, 1905
Creator: Wood, George H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Gravity Dump Car (open access)

Gravity Dump Car

Patent for gravity dump-car cheaper in cost and easy in construction and operation.
Date: October 8, 1901
Creator: Swindall, S. M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Metallic Cross Tie (open access)

Metallic Cross Tie

Patent for a metallic cross tie. This cross tie is designed with clamps to firmly place the rail in place. Illustration included.
Date: June 16, 1908
Creator: Bickley, George S. & Bickley, Rufus P.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Design for a Quilting-Frame Stand. (open access)

Design for a Quilting-Frame Stand.

Design patent for a quilting-frame stand that has U-shaped legs leading up to a horizontal stand with an ornate frame.
Date: July 5, 1898
Creator: Overton, Benjamin F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Ironing-Table (open access)

Ironing-Table

Patent for ironing table with capability of adjustable height and folding features, including illustrations.
Date: April 9, 1901
Creator: Witt, Silas Henry
System: The Portal to Texas History
Compressor. (open access)

Compressor.

Patent for a refrigerating machine compressor, which compresses more gas, cools the compressor with the incoming gas, and uses excess heat to dry the gas coming in.
Date: April 19, 1910
Creator: Mayhew, John Daugherty
System: The Portal to Texas History
Beam and Shank Attachment (open access)

Beam and Shank Attachment

Patent for a beam and shank attachment for attaching harrows to cultivators.
Date: October 15, 1912
Creator: Trousdale, Robert A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Piano-Sling (open access)

Piano-Sling

Patent for a piano sling used for handling pianos. Illustrations included.
Date: December 10, 1907
Creator: Hanson, Henry Harrison
System: The Portal to Texas History
Spring Support For Vehicle Tops (open access)

Spring Support For Vehicle Tops

Patent for a spring support for vehicle tops. Illustration included.
Date: May 31, 1904
Creator: Martin, Edward Gale; Miller, Joseph Sherman & Hurt, William Hurt
System: The Portal to Texas History
Weather Boarding Apparatus (open access)

Weather Boarding Apparatus

Patent for an apparatus to properly space and hold in position weather boards. Illustration included.
Date: November 1, 1904
Creator: Spear, William
System: The Portal to Texas History
Harrow-Tooth (open access)

Harrow-Tooth

Patent for an improvement in the device known as harrow tooth. Due to being constructed differently certain parts of the invention can be arranged any way the user wants and the harrow tooth is also capable of a more thorough cultivation and pulverization of soil which allows closer cultivation of crops or being more precise and thorough when digging up weeds.
Date: September 25, 1905
Creator: Smith, James Wilson
System: The Portal to Texas History
Back-Band Hook (open access)

Back-Band Hook

Patent for "a simple and inexpensive construction of hook which is capable of ready and convenient adjustment and with which different articles of cloth, such as may be on hand, may be used as a back-band, and also so formed as to prevent cutting or tearing of the back-band with which it is used and to be quickly and positively clamped in position on the band" (lines 13-21).
Date: June 25, 1901
Creator: Pool, Robert C.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Grave-Cover (open access)

Grave-Cover

Patent for a device to provide a temporary cover to open graves made of non-rusting materials with adjustable length.
Date: September 19, 1912
Creator: Rankin, Daniel H. & Cox, William, E.
System: The Portal to Texas History