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Cotton-Chopper. (open access)

Cotton-Chopper.

Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 23, 1900
Creator: Kirby, Richard W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Desk (open access)

Desk

Patent for a desk. Illustrations included.
Date: March 10, 1908
Creator: Thompson, Thomas Henry
System: The Portal to Texas History
Bottle-Washing Machine (open access)

Bottle-Washing Machine

Patent for a machine that washes bottles. Illustrations included.
Date: January 14, 1908
Creator: Greer, Jesse Wade
System: The Portal to Texas History
Churn-Cover. (open access)

Churn-Cover.

Patent for "new and Improved Churn-Cover" (line 5-6) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 13, 1906
Creator: Hogue, James C.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Plow Attachment (open access)

Plow Attachment

Patent for plow attachment. This invention relates to the handling of young plants. Illustration included.
Date: August 22, 1905
Creator: Pate, Miles M. & Ellison, Harrison L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Washing Machine (open access)

Washing Machine

Patent for a washing machine. This invention consists of cooperating rotary rubbers.
Date: January 4, 1910
Creator: Hollingsworth, James Hollis
System: The Portal to Texas History
Baling-Press. (open access)

Baling-Press.

Patent for baling-press which is to "provide a rotary sweep,..., which is connected in a novel manner to the compressing-plunger, whereby said plunger is operated twice to each revolution of the sweep" (lines 12-16). Illustrations included.
Date: November 4, 1902
Creator: Fitz Water, Marshall V.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Insect Gathering Machine (open access)

Insect Gathering Machine

Patent for a insect gathering machine. Illustration included.
Date: May 16, 1905
Creator: Stiles, Alfred Closure
System: The Portal to Texas History
Stone Dressing Machine (open access)

Stone Dressing Machine

Patent for a stone dressing machine. Illustration included.
Date: December 11, 1906
Creator: Rhea, Learner T.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Carriage Top Stop (open access)

Carriage Top Stop

Patent for "carriages or other vehicles, and more particularly to that portion of a vehicle which is known as the 'prop stump or stop,' which usually projects outward on each side of the vehicle-body at the rear end of the seat for support of the vehicle-hood props when the hood or top is lowered." (lines 9-16). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 1, 1905
Creator: Smith, William Lee
System: The Portal to Texas History
Rotary Engine (open access)

Rotary Engine

Patent for "a simple and efficient construction of engine including two parallel series of piston-heads and wherein steam will be supplied to the heads of each series alternately" (lines 9-13).
Date: July 9, 1901
Creator: Keith, Jonathan
System: The Portal to Texas History
Crate-Fastening (open access)

Crate-Fastening

Patent for crate fastening to secure the top firmly but also allow it to be easily removed. It was designed for an egg crate but is applicable to crates in general, including illustrations.
Date: September 25, 1900
Creator: Damon, Sylvester Will
System: The Portal to Texas History
Screen for Vehicles (open access)

Screen for Vehicles

Patent for an improvement in screens meant to prevent passengers from having to look at horses' hind ends in carriages. It is a rectangle of cloth laced in a frame, which is attached to the thills.
Date: May 19, 1896
Creator: Fleming, John M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Attachment for Plows. (open access)

Attachment for Plows.

Patent for a new and improved attachment for plows. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the rear of the land-side of a turning plow, of an attachment for dirting the plants, consisting of a shank having a rearwardly and upwardly extending blade diagonally attached thereto, having a sharp curved lower edge and a curved upper edge, said edges forming a point on the outer end of the blade, said blade having a concaved upper face" (lines 7-15).
Date: August 14, 1888
Creator: Tennison, James B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Plow. (open access)

Plow.

Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists, "with the beam and mold-board, of an attachment which is adapted to be secured to either side of the beam in the rear of the mold-board, consisting of a curved standard having its lower end bent up parallel with and part way its vertical length, forming a U-shaped foot, serrations on the rear edges of the foot, and registering perforations formed in the standard and upper end of the bent-up portion, an oblique brace secured between the parallel portions of the standard, having a series of perforations therein" (lines 12-24).
Date: November 5, 1889
Creator: Stone, Zebedee E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Device for Digging Wells or Post Holes. (open access)

Device for Digging Wells or Post Holes.

Patent for a new and improved post-hole digger. This design consists in "the combination, with an annular head carrying cutters, of the block or bar, the arms secured at their upper ends to the bar or block and at their opposite ends to the head, the cylinder, and the yielding arms secured at one end to said bar and their opposite ends adapted to engage the upper edge of the cylinder" (lines 34-41).
Date: November 12, 1889
Creator: Stephenson, Elam Grigory
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Chopper and Cultivator (open access)

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator

Patent for "a machine of this class which shall be simple in construction, durable, and effect ive in operation, and which may be easily manipulated" (lines 11-14).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Porter, William Daniel
System: The Portal to Texas History
Method of Marking the Keys of Key-Boards for Musical Instruments (open access)

Method of Marking the Keys of Key-Boards for Musical Instruments

Patent for "a system of musical notation in which the several notes or note-symbols are shaped so as to approximate in appearance the shape of the letters from which they derive their appellations" (lines 37-41) especially in relation to piano-fortes, organs, and keyed instruments and in teaching music, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 29, 1880
Creator: Black, Jane B. D.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Spark-Arrester. (open access)

Spark-Arrester.

Patent for Spark-Arrester. The author claims his invention catches sparks and throws them to the bottom of the chamber to the discharge pipe. Used in locomotive smoke stacks.
Date: October 12, 1880
Creator: Swan, Robert F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Compound for Removing Grease and Stains. (open access)

Compound for Removing Grease and Stains.

Patent for a compound to remove grease and stains from wood and fabric. Includes instructions.
Date: August 21, 1891
Creator: Cox, George S. & Lewis, Georgia M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oil-Burner. (open access)

Oil-Burner.

Patent for a device which effectively burns "kerosene, gasoline, naphtha or crude oil" (lines15-16) in a bunsen-burner fashion that is also easy to manufacture and cheap to maintain.
Date: July 20, 1915
Creator: Veach, Joshua H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Straw Rack for Threshing Machines (open access)

Straw Rack for Threshing Machines

Patent for a rack that will separate the grain, straw, and chaff to the fullest extent.
Date: October 3, 1916
Creator: McGraw, Walter A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combined Broom and Cloth Hanger. (open access)

Combined Broom and Cloth Hanger.

Patent for a combined broom and cloth hanger, which allows a broom to be quickly engaged and supported at any desired elevation above the user's floor. It can also be folded against the wall when the broom is not in use, "...whereby the ordinary broom cover...can be conveniently clamped and held securely in position between the lower end of the bracket and against the support by passing the broom cover over and through the rods when the hanger is in a receiving position" (lines 24-30).
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Ussery, Walter R. & Cook, Enoch J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Railroad Cattle-Gate (open access)

Railroad Cattle-Gate

Patent for a gate or guard to be positioned on a railroad track to prevent cattle or persons crossing the railroad track from turning up or down the track, and so avoid injury or death to cattle or persons. It is designed to be automatically activated by the passing train, and is of a simple design that is inexpensive to construct.
Date: February 5, 1918
Creator: Seay, Thomas A.
System: The Portal to Texas History