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Handle-Fastener (open access)

Handle-Fastener

Patent for handle fastener for tools such as screwdrivers, chisels, and augers. Illustrations included.
Date: February 4, 1913
Creator: McMillan, Eugene C.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Blind-Slat Fastener. (open access)

Blind-Slat Fastener.

Patent for improvements in shutter attachments, in which it locks the slats in place at a desired angle. Illustration is included.
Date: October 1, 1907
Creator: Winslow, Walter W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Registering Voting-Machine. (open access)

Registering Voting-Machine.

Patent for a new and useful improvement in registering voting-machines.
Date: March 15, 1898
Creator: Woodman, George C.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Chain Jack. (open access)

Chain Jack.

Patent for new and useful improvements in chain-jacks. "This invention aims to provide a chain-jack for lifting the boxes of axles, so that the bearings or brasses therefor can be readily replaced, and is designed especially for use in cases of hot boxes on railway-cars" (line 11-15).
Date: February 18, 1902
Creator: Phillips, Henry S.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Instrument for Breaking Car-Seals. (open access)

Instrument for Breaking Car-Seals.

Patent for certain new and useful improvements in instruments for breaking car seals, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 14, 1898
Creator: Leyendecker, Thomas A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Composition for Removing Boiler-Scale (open access)

Composition for Removing Boiler-Scale

Patent for "an extract of the plant know to botanists by the name 'Larrea Mexican,' to be used in removing boiler-scale and in preventing the reformation of the same" (lines 9-13).
Date: April 16, 1901
Creator: Pena, Benjamin
System: The Portal to Texas History
Water-Motor. (open access)

Water-Motor.

Patent for a water motor that is operated by the current.
Date: November 7, 1911
Creator: Gonzalez, José
System: The Portal to Texas History
Lock (open access)

Lock

Patent for a lock. Illustrations included.
Date: April 21, 1908
Creator: Winslow, Walter W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Multiple Telegraph (open access)

Multiple Telegraph

Patent for "a simple device of this character by means of which any one of a number of instruments or translating devices at a distance may be operated over a single line-wire and by means of a single flow of electric current through said wire" (lines 10-15).
Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Foster Jr., Samuel T.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combination Tool (open access)

Combination Tool

Patent for a combination tool. This invention combines tools for a variety uses and box to hold small items. Illustration included.
Date: July 14, 1903
Creator: Brunl, Louis
System: The Portal to Texas History
Filter. (open access)

Filter.

Patent for new and useful improvements in filters, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 25, 1898
Creator: McLane, Albert L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Lubricator. (open access)

Lubricator.

Patent for a lubricating device for use on railroad cars, which continuously supplies lubricant to the journal box of the train car.
Date: October 6, 1908
Creator: Maness, William C.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Rotary Engine (open access)

Rotary Engine

Patent for a rotary engine. Illustration included.
Date: December 20, 1904
Creator: Mackin, Samuel
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combined Land Roller, Furrow Opener, And Marker (open access)

Combined Land Roller, Furrow Opener, And Marker

Patent for a device that combines the function of a land-roller, furrow opener, and marker. Illustration included.
Date: March 13, 1906
Creator: MacDonell, Allan
System: The Portal to Texas History
Lock (open access)

Lock

Patent for a lock. Illustrations included.
Date: April 21, 1908
Creator: Winslow, Walter W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Water-Wheel (open access)

Water-Wheel

Patent for a water wheel. Illustrations included.
Date: March 10, 1910
Creator: Masterson, Bernard W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Air Brake (open access)

Air Brake

Patent for air brakes. Illustration included.
Date: March 21, 1905
Creator: Minnick, Hezekiah
System: The Portal to Texas History
Folding Cot (open access)

Folding Cot

Patent for
Date: November 12, 1901
Creator: Follett, Charles J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Portable Gold - Washer (open access)

Portable Gold - Washer

Patent for a new and improved portable gold-washer. This invention is to "provide an improved substitute for the crude forms of portable good-washing apparatus frequently employed" (line 8-10).
Date: November 23, 1897
Creator: Kahn, Felix
System: The Portal to Texas History
Automatic Electric Alarm. (open access)

Automatic Electric Alarm.

Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and durable automatic electric alarm that allows people in house or hotel rooms, mines, ships, shops, etc. to signal for another person. The alarm is wired to a clock so it can be programmed to go off at a certain time.
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Stansel, Thomas J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combined Corn Sheller and Washboard. (open access)

Combined Corn Sheller and Washboard.

Patent for a new and improved corn-sheller and washboard. This design "consist[s] of the frame, the backing, the transverse rods secured to said backing upon one side thereof, the vertical strip upon the opposite side of said strip, and the transverse rods secured to the outer edge of said strip, the pivoted legs, and the bars" (lines 96-102). Said bars are pivoted to "side bars of the frame and at the other provided with elongated slots engaging pins on the legs" (lines 1-3).
Date: January 29, 1889
Creator: Stukes, John Marion & Reid, Oliver Phillip
System: The Portal to Texas History
Kiln. (open access)

Kiln.

Patent for "a new and improved kiln for burning brick and other clay ware and arranged to enable the operator to control the heat, so as to insure a uniform and equal heating of the articles set in the kiln, and at the same time requiring a small amount of fuel." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Thaison, Andrew
System: The Portal to Texas History
Bicycle Wheel. (open access)

Bicycle Wheel.

Patent for a new and improved bicycle wheel. This design calls for an inner tire wrapped in uniformly distributed elastic bands to connect it to the outer tire. This new tire allows for the spring and comfort of pneumatic tires while rendering the pneumatic tubes of the latter obsolete.
Date: December 29, 1896
Creator: Neild, Edwin
System: The Portal to Texas History
Ventilator for Refrigerators. (open access)

Ventilator for Refrigerators.

Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive ventilator for large refrigerators. It "can be readily applied to an ice box or refrigerator and so constructed that the hot air which is pressed upward is forced through the ventilator and thereby lowering the temperature of the ice box and a consequent saving of ice" (lines 23-28). The ventilator has a valve that releases hot air and automatically closes after the air is released.
Date: July 11, 1893
Creator: Netzer, Joseph
System: The Portal to Texas History