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Car-Replacer (open access)

Car-Replacer

Patent for a car replacer for train cars. Illustrations included.
Date: December 12, 1911
Creator: Roark, Trever Cardail
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cleaner for Seed-Cotton. (open access)

Cleaner for Seed-Cotton.

Patent for a new and improved cleaner for seed cotton, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 8, 1898
Creator: Hart, Edward
System: The Portal to Texas History
Dog Attachment for Logging-Cars, &c. (open access)

Dog Attachment for Logging-Cars, &c.

Patent for a new dog attachment "for logging cars, sleds, and wagons, &c., [...] which will securely retain logs on a car, sled, or wagon and also readily release the same for unloading when required" (lines 9-13), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: November 4, 1902
Creator: Hudgens, George Thomas
System: The Portal to Texas History
Disk Plow. (open access)

Disk Plow.

Patent for certain new and useful improvements in disk plows, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 18, 1898
Creator: Campbell, Singleton
System: The Portal to Texas History
Curtain-Pole Remover (open access)

Curtain-Pole Remover

Patent for a curtain pole remover that allows the user to remove or put in place curtain poles without climbing on anything.
Date: December 3, 1912
Creator: Adair, Lulu N.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Envelop-Seal. (open access)

Envelop-Seal.

Patent for an envelop seal composed of a metal piece with two arms, which are threaded through a hole in the envelop and pressed down into the sticky gum surface on the inside of the envelop flap.
Date: March 9, 1909
Creator: Bennick, Henry
System: The Portal to Texas History
Churn. (open access)

Churn.

Patent for an improvement to churns. "The purpose of the invention is to provide a novel churn structure embodying a pair of oppositely reciprocating dashers mounted in a common churn receptacle or body and operated from a single crank wheel" (lines 15-19).
Date: February 25, 1913
Creator: Burdeaux, Carey E. & Burdeaux, Charley W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Disk Plow. (open access)

Disk Plow.

Patent for a revolving disk plow that pulverizes the soil. The plow is especially designed to prepare the soil for cotton and cultivating between rows of crops. It has a tongue, a cross-bar with a sloping edge, spindles set at an angle to the cross-bar, disks mounted on the spindles, a double scraper for the disks, a gage-wheel, and a pivoting and locking lever on the tongue.
Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Campbell, Singleton
System: The Portal to Texas History
Penholder. (open access)

Penholder.

Patent for a new and improved pen holder. This design "relates to improvements in penholders whereby the pen may be automatically discharged or ejected from the holder" (lines 8-11). It consists "of a staff with tenoned end, a portion of which is cut out of its upper surface with a downward bevel to its lower end, a beveled slide adapted to fit and slide upon the beveled cut in the staff, said slide being provided with a slight shoulder upon its upper side and a hole through the same for a screw or pin, a tube longitudinally slotted inclosing said staff and slide" (lines 38-47).
Date: August 23, 1892
Creator: Blalock, William Benjamin & Muir, James Alfred
System: The Portal to Texas History
Book-Support. (open access)

Book-Support.

Patent for improvements in book support: "book are held in an upright position on the shelves" (lines 9-10).
Date: August 23, 1892
Creator: Muir, James Alfred
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton-Chopper. (open access)

Cotton-Chopper.

Patent for a cotton-chopper meant to be the most simply constructed. The hoes are attached to a rotating cylinder in the center of the frame, and the hoes rotating is what chops the cotton.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Hopkins, Benjamin F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Crank-Pin-Box Connection. (open access)

Crank-Pin-Box Connection.

Patent for "improvements in the connections of single-acting pistons of compressor-engines and other engines of like character with one common crank-pin of the main shaft where two or more cylinders and pistons are employed." (Lines 13-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Robinson, Charles H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Nut and Bolt Lock. (open access)

Nut and Bolt Lock.

Patent for "an improved device for fastening a bolt and nut in position, whereby the tendency of the bolt or not to become displaced under jar or strain is obviated." (Lines 7-11) Includes instructions or illustrations.
Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Rush, George L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Lock. (open access)

Lock.

Patent for a new and improved lock. This design "is to produce a lock and key in which the lock-case has no exterior opening communicating with its wards or works, but is provided with a recess only for supporting the shank or axis of the key, while the only opening for the admission of the key to the interior of the lock, whereby its wards or bolt may be operated or controlled, is upon the interior of the lock-case, so that there is no possibility of introducing . . . picking devices therein, or of introducing any explosive agents" (lines 15-27).
Date: June 30, 1885
Creator: Markham, Thomas W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Fire-Arm. (open access)

Fire-Arm.

Patent for an improvement to adjusting rifle barrels and holding those adjustments in place. Includes illustrations.
Date: March 8, 1887
Creator: Alston, William F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combined Cultivator and Corn-Planter (open access)

Combined Cultivator and Corn-Planter

Patent for improvements in the design and construction of combined cultivators and planters.
Date: July 5, 1887
Creator: Wright, Samuel Winfield
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combined Seed Planter and Cultivator. (open access)

Combined Seed Planter and Cultivator.

Patent for a new and improved combined planter and cultivator. This design has for its object "to facilitate the planting of seed and the cultivating of plants, and to promote convenience in adjusting the machines for the different kinds of work. The invention consists in the construction, arrangement, and combination of parts" (lines 21-27).
Date: November 25, 1884
Creator: Shannon, Thomas Brandon
System: The Portal to Texas History
Piston for Pneumatic Pumps. (open access)

Piston for Pneumatic Pumps.

Patent for improvements in pistons for pneumatic pumps by using a combination of a tubular shell, a cylindrical valve, a conical aperture and a conical projection to fulfill the conditions required of a piston in pumps. Illustration is included.
Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Robinson, Charles H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Vertical Steam-Pump. (open access)

Vertical Steam-Pump.

Patent for improvements in steam-pumps, of which “are adapted to compress a liquefiable gas—such as that of ammonia—to a state of partial liquefaction, the pressure being subsequently removed and the liquefied refrigerating agent expanding through tubes and chambers, and the cooling effect produced by the volatile liquid again assuming its gaseous state is utilized for the absorption of heat.” (Lines 10-17) Illustration is included.
Date: June 23, 1891
Creator: Robinson, Charles H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Roller-Index. (open access)

Roller-Index.

Patent for "improvements in combined spring-rollers and cabinet for ledger-index sheets," (lines 10-12) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 6, 1891
Creator: Nance, John D.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Improvement in Dumping-Cars. (open access)

Improvement in Dumping-Cars.

Patent for improvements to Dumping-Cars used for loading locomotives with wood or coal, including illustrations.
Date: May 6, 1879
Creator: Johnson, Stephen.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Improvement in Cotton-Presses. (open access)

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Patent for "an improved cotton-press, which is mainly devised for use on smaller cotton-plantations for baling smaller crops in a very convenient and rapid manner, with considerable economy in power and hands." (Lines 16-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 24, 1874
Creator: Koehl, William
System: The Portal to Texas History
Apparatus for Aging Whisky. (open access)

Apparatus for Aging Whisky.

Patent for a barrel for heating and aging whiskey, which accelerates aging time. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1891
Creator: Halligan, John H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Tool for Tightening Wheel Tires. (open access)

Tool for Tightening Wheel Tires.

Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a tubular member having having one end beveled and provided with a transverse hole and provided at its other end with an interiorly-arranged annular shoulder, a set-screw passing through the tubular member and arranged near the shoulder, a nut resting on the tubular member and provided with an extension projecting into the same and bearing on the shoulder and provided with an annular groove receiving the set-screw, and a screw passing through the nut into the tubular member" (lines 28-39).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Hamblen, William Henry
System: The Portal to Texas History