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Bottle (open access)

Bottle

Patent for a bottle. Illustrations included.
Date: April 6, 1909
Creator: Sanders, Richard L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Merchandise-Cabinet (open access)

Merchandise-Cabinet

Patent for a cabinet made up of concave bins to hold merchandise such as nails. The cabinet also has a removable chute for filling the bins with merchandise.
Date: June 13, 1911
Creator: Montgomery, Franklin M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Door-Display Rack (open access)

Door-Display Rack

Patent for a rack for displaying doors. Illustrations included.
Date: July 19, 1910
Creator: Forgy, Herbert Edwin
System: The Portal to Texas History
Washing-Machine (open access)

Washing-Machine

Patent for a washing machine that runs the clothes through hot suds and both rubs and squeezes the clothes.
Date: August 6, 1912
Creator: Braly, Hugh L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Valve for Water-Tanks (open access)

Valve for Water-Tanks

Patent for a valve for water tanks. Illustrations included.
Date: September 17, 1912
Creator: Braly, Hugh L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Safety-Stirrup. (open access)

Safety-Stirrup.

Patent for a safety stirrup that will reliably open when pressure is applied to the sides.
Date: October 31, 1911
Creator: Sipes, Alfred M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Lid or Plate LIfter (open access)

Lid or Plate LIfter

Patent for a device that removes lids from vessels, or moves the vessels themselves.
Date: October 27, 1900
Creator: Maddux, Charles D.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Hog-Trough (open access)

Hog-Trough

Patent for a feeding trough for pig sties. Illustrations included.
Date: March 11, 1913
Creator: Wilkinson, Duke A. & Austin, Ben A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Portable Water-Heater. (open access)

Portable Water-Heater.

Patent for a small, portable water heater.
Date: June 28, 1910
Creator: Churchill, Oscar P. & Risk, Maurice E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Wheeled Scraper (open access)

Wheeled Scraper

Patent for an improvement to scrapers so that "the handling of the scraper-bowl to load, convey, and discharge the dirt may be accomplished with little or no labor on the part of the operator" (lines 14-19).
Date: September 13, 1892
Creator: Rath, Charles
System: The Portal to Texas History
Sash Fastener. (open access)

Sash Fastener.

Patent for a new and improved sash fastener. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the casing having apertured ears and a front plate, of the rack-bolt having a head beveled on its rear face to fit a corresponding beveled opening in the front plate, the pinion, and the spindle, the beveled head being adapted to enter the beveled opening of the front plate and lie flush with the outer surface of said front plate" (lines 77-85).
Date: March 30, 1886
Creator: Gibbon, Richard
System: The Portal to Texas History
Fly Trap. (open access)

Fly Trap.

Patent for a new and improved fly-trap. This design "is to produce a fly-trap the bait-pan of which will be operated by certain mechanism to bring it under the trap, and in such a manner that the flies will be compelled to fly into the trap, and thus be captured. Furthermore, the object of the invention is to produce a simple and effective fly-trap" (lines 13-19).
Date: May 7, 1889
Creator: Russell, George Washington
System: The Portal to Texas History
Scraper. (open access)

Scraper.

Patent for a new and improved road scraper. Prior to this design, "difficulty has been experienced in . . . discharging the dirt from the pan or bowl . . . It is the object of [the] present invention to . . . obviate the difficulty mentioned, and to construct a scraper which will be practically self-dumping . . . the invention consists . . . in a scraper in which the bowl is divided with the rear section hinged at the back in such manner as that when allowed to drop it will dump the contained dirt, and, if desired, arrest the motion of the lower portion of the bowl and cause the same to tilt sufficiently" (lines 16-40).
Date: February 11, 1890
Creator: Rath, Charles
System: The Portal to Texas History
Wire-Stretcher (open access)

Wire-Stretcher

Patent for a wire stretcher for stretching wire to build fences.
Date: December 30, 1890
Creator: Burdick, John
System: The Portal to Texas History
Blotter Holder. (open access)

Blotter Holder.

Patent for a new and improved blotter-holder. This design "relates to improvements in devices for attaching to the top of a desk the sheet of blotting-paper usually employed as a surface upon which to write; and it consists in certain appliances by which the blotter will be held tightly and securely to the desk-top and which will present no obtruding edges" (lines 11-18).
Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Welch, James S.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Ball Harvester (open access)

Cotton Ball Harvester

Patent for improvements in cotton ball harvesters. The invention "relates to harvesting machinery, and has special reference to a cotton harvester designed to remove the cotton balls from plants," (lines 10-14).
Date: August 4, 1914
Creator: Monk, R. W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Collapsible Crate (open access)

Collapsible Crate

Patent for a metal collapsible crate. Hinges allow the crate to be folded.
Date: November 23, 1915
Creator: Potucek, Paul
System: The Portal to Texas History
Hame-Fastener. (open access)

Hame-Fastener.

Patent for a simple device meant for securing a pair of hames on a harness collar, including illustrations.
Date: April 4, 1916
Creator: Risk, Maurice E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Attachment for Automobile-Footboards. (open access)

Attachment for Automobile-Footboards.

Patent for a device to attach to an automobile footboard that can swing out and right angles to the automobile and act as a receptacle for packages. The device can be folded under the footboard when not in use.
Date: May 30, 1916
Creator: Woodley, Henry J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Clasp. (open access)

Clasp.

Patent for a new clasp, or fastening device, that is less expensive to construct and easier to use, with illustration. The clasp is to be used for the varied purposes of "hair dressing, millinery, drapery, and dress-wear" (lines 78-79).
Date: June 13, 1916
Creator: Fridolph, Anna S.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Safety Stirrup (open access)

Safety Stirrup

Patent for various improvements in safety stirrups.
Date: May 20, 1913
Creator: Sipes, Alfred M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
FLYING-MACHINE. (open access)

FLYING-MACHINE.

Patent for a flying machine consisting of a cigar-shaped balloon guided by a light-weight gasoline engine.
Date: August 12, 1913
Creator: Sipes, Alfred M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Rat and Mouse Trap (open access)

Rat and Mouse Trap

Patent for a mousetrap that may be set without having to touch the choker wire, and that will stay shut reliably yet be more easily released by the human emptying it. Finally, the trap is designed to be harder for humans to spring accidentally while setting it.
Date: March 16, 1920
Creator: Pokorny, Joseph
System: The Portal to Texas History
Antispreading Device for Railway-Tracks. (open access)

Antispreading Device for Railway-Tracks.

Patent for improvement for preventing the railroad tracks from spreading by using a device to connect the ends of two parallel rail to connecting adjacent pair of rails.
Date: April 8, 1919
Creator: Stovall, John T.
System: The Portal to Texas History