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Shovel. (open access)

Shovel.

Patent for a shovel, which has a detachable blade and handle that can be securely fastened when in use and easily taken apart for transport.
Date: April 7, 1908
Creator: Ellison, John Wesley
System: The Portal to Texas History
Screw-Jack Head. (open access)

Screw-Jack Head.

Patent for a new and improved screw jack head, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Glenn, Daniel
System: The Portal to Texas History
Valve (open access)

Valve

Patent for improvement to a valve design, with illustrations.
Date: January 8, 1907
Creator: Pinkerton, Henry S.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Neck-Yoke Center. (open access)

Neck-Yoke Center.

Patent for a device that improves, simplifies, and strengthens the construction of neck yoke centers.
Date: February 6, 1906
Creator: Quick, E. B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Design for a Game-Board (open access)

Design for a Game-Board

Patent for a design for a game-board this is both useful and ornamental.
Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Sneddon, Guy Hoyt
System: The Portal to Texas History
Turn Table (open access)

Turn Table

Patent for a new and improved turn table. This invention "relates to an improvement in turn-tables, and its an improvement on that particular kind of turn-table shown and described in Patent NO.517,304" (line 7-9).
Date: December 28, 1897
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
System: The Portal to Texas History
Insect-Trap (open access)

Insect-Trap

Patent for an insect trap which attracts insects with a light and contains them.
Date: April 4, 1911
Creator: La Baum, Francis M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Book Guard (open access)

Book Guard

Patent for a book guard with an illustration.
Date: December 21, 1909
Creator: Boatright, John B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Automatic Valve (open access)

Automatic Valve

Patent for an automatic valve that uses a lever to open and close quickly, with illustrations.
Date: November 20, 1906
Creator: Pinkerton, Henry S.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Post Hole Digger (open access)

Post Hole Digger

Patent for a post hole digger with an illustration.
Date: November 13, 1906
Creator: Wall, William J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Stove-Lifter (open access)

Stove-Lifter

Patent for a lifter for stove lids that may also be used as kitchen tongs, with illustrations.
Date: January 26, 1909
Creator: Hall, Robert H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Panorama-Camera. (open access)

Panorama-Camera.

Patent for a panorama camera to adjust or remove the film without exposing it, including illustrations.
Date: May 16, 1905
Creator: Baker, Franklin James
System: The Portal to Texas History
Felly-Joint Bridge (open access)

Felly-Joint Bridge

Patent for a felly joint bridge designed to strengthen and support vehicle wheels, with illustrations.
Date: November 1, 1910
Creator: Lawrie, Alexander
System: The Portal to Texas History
Boiler Cleaning Compound (open access)

Boiler Cleaning Compound

Patent for a boiler cleaning compound for steam-boilers and furnaces to prevent buildup from hard water.
Date: September 27, 1904
Creator: López, Néstor
System: The Portal to Texas History
Automatic Valve (open access)

Automatic Valve

Patent for an automatic valve, "designed to automatically control the water-supply to a suitable reservoir through the operation of a float (lines 9-11), with illustrations.
Date: April 25, 1905
Creator: Pinkerton, Henry S.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Medical Compound (open access)

Medical Compound

Patent for a medical compound which "when taken internally, is a cure for gonorrhea, gravel, dysentery, and diarrhea, and when applied externally a cure for rheumatism" (lines 12-14).
Date: September 4, 1906
Creator: Mendez, Jesus M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Locomotive Ash-Pan. (open access)

Locomotive Ash-Pan.

Patent for "locomotive ash-pans which are cleared of ashes and cinders without necessitating the stopping of the engine or requiring the fireman or other person going beneath the engine to relieve the ash-pan of its contents, thereby saving expense in labor and obviating loss of time in long runs." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Cummings, Summer Field
System: The Portal to Texas History
Swinging Gate. (open access)

Swinging Gate.

Patent for a swinging gate that consists of a supporting post, a gate, a hinge that connects the gate to the post, a rear bar, a hinge lever that connects the rear gate bar to the supporting post, an operating lever, cords or chains that connect the lever and the hinge lever, and a latching mechanism.
Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
System: The Portal to Texas History
Triangle for Billiard-Balls. (open access)

Triangle for Billiard-Balls.

Patent for an improved triangle for billiard balls that consists of sides, movable doors on the bottom edge, a fixed guide on the side of the triangle, and springs to hold the doors.
Date: July 11, 1893
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
System: The Portal to Texas History
Billiard-Ball Holder. (open access)

Billiard-Ball Holder.

Patent for a simple billiard-ball holder that is meant to "provide a means for holding the balls when not in use, so that they will not fall out of the holder to the floor, and means to provide for the tilting of the holder out of line, so that the balls will roll to the opposite end, and out of the opening into the triangle, thereby saving a good part of the time in taking the balls out of the holder" (lines 20-27).
Date: July 11, 1893
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
System: The Portal to Texas History
Water-Cooler. (open access)

Water-Cooler.

Patent for a simple, efficient, and inexpensive portable water cooler that refrigerates the water "by the action of the air and the evaporation of the liquid or vapor percolating the material" (lines 12-14). It does not use ice and can be used in rural areas.
Date: September 5, 1893
Creator: Hymans, Joseph
System: The Portal to Texas History
Nut-Lock. (open access)

Nut-Lock.

Patent for a nut lock with a locking washer at the base of the nut that does not unscrew. The nut forms a bar of spring metal.
Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Mauermann, Albert J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Skate-Wheel. (open access)

Skate-Wheel.

Patent for a skate-wheel that is meant for roller skates, but it can be used for other things. It gives the skate a smooth gliding movement. The "invention consists essentially of a stationary runner or slide rigid to the skate and arranged in a circular rim or tire, so that there will be as little friction as possible between the two parts, the runner being adapted when in operation, to slide along its bearing in the rim or tire and by this means the tire is made to turn as in the ordinary wheel" (lines 24-32).
Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Mauermann, Albert J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Turn-Table. (open access)

Turn-Table.

Patent for a turn table that is "used for turning locomotives engines end to end; and the object of [the] invention is to provide a simple lever attachment for an ordinary turn-table, by which one man may easily turn the table and its load, and also to arrange the lever mechanism so that it may be easily locked in place when not in use and will not be likely to get out of order" (lines 8-16).
Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
System: The Portal to Texas History