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Bicycle (open access)

Bicycle

Patent for device for improvement of speed of bicycle, including illustrations.
Date: March 28, 1896
Creator: Schooler, Joseph P.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Chemical Fire-Extingusiher. (open access)

Chemical Fire-Extingusiher.

Patent for a chemical fire-extinguisher meant to "provide an improved acid-receptacle which will obviate the objects to the ordinary acid-bottles now in use" (lines 15-18).
Date: December 31, 1896
Creator: Flatau, Louis, S.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Electric Meter. (open access)

Electric Meter.

Patent for a simple and inexpensive electric meter that measures and records "the time during which an electric translating device, such as a motor or light, is connected with the source of supply, such as a dynamo-electric machine, located at a central station" (lines 11-15). Anyone can understand how it works, and it is more accurate than other meters.
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: McGrath, William H. & Oram, John M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Apparatus for Protecting Electrical Circuits. (open access)

Apparatus for Protecting Electrical Circuits.

Patent for an apparatus for protecting electrical circuits, and is an improvement on a previous patent (No. 537,932) issued to the inventor. This patent consists of "an electrical circuit, an alarm or indicator, a continuously-operating signal-transmitter at the protected structure operating to affect or influence the alarm or indicator, and a second or duplicate continuously-operating signal-transmitter located at the watchman's station, operating in unison with the first-named signal-transmitter to affect the alarm or indicator equally and oppositely as regards the first-named transmitter, whereby a signal is sounded or an alarm given only when the two transmitters are out of unison or when one is changed, varied, or interfered with in an unauthorized manner" (lines 72-86).
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Oram, John M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Sight-Feed for Planters. (open access)

Sight-Feed for Planters.

Patent for a sight-feed for planters with a rotable feed-disk brings the seed to the spout. "The operator who is following the planter may be enabled to accurately observe the workings of the same and the delivery of the seed, and thus see at all times that a proper planting is taking place" (lines 17-21).
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Schofield, James Drommond
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Loading and Weighing Device. (open access)

Cotton Loading and Weighing Device.

Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and efficient cotton loading and weighing device for wagons. It can be easily put onto or removed from any wagon. This invention has a unique way of "clamping-loop or wire support by means of which the main inclined beam or support of the device is firmly and securely upheld and braced with relation to the tail-gate of a wagon with which said clamping frame or loop is adapted to engage" (lines 25-31).
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Paolucci, Henry Emanuel
System: The Portal to Texas History
Snap-Hook. (open access)

Snap-Hook.

Patent for a snap-hook that holds together the miscellaneous parts of a harness and dispenses "with a spring for holding the parts together and which cannot in use accidentally open" (lines 12-14).
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Nalley, John T.
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
Automatic Electric Alarm. (open access)

Automatic Electric Alarm.

Patent for an automatic electric alarm meant to be hooked up to an automatic dry-pipe sprinkler system, and protects against fire. The alarm goes off when the air in the sprinkler pipes falls below a predetermined level. This invention also signals an alert when there is a leak in the pipes, and is an improvement on the circuit-wires for similar alarms.
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Williams, George Bayley
System: The Portal to Texas History
Brace for Heel-Sweeps. (open access)

Brace for Heel-Sweeps.

Patent for a simple and durable brace for heel-sweeps. The wings of the sweep will not close, and "that portion of the sweep through which the heel-bolt passes will be materially strengthened" (lines 14-16). It also braces sweeps whatever their size, and all the brace's parts are adjustable.
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Ferrell, Augustus C. & Hamrick, Thomas J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Mattress-Making Machine. (open access)

Mattress-Making Machine.

Patent for a mattress-making machine that presses the material and forces it into a mattress. The mattress is "suitably held at one end of the machine, guide-strips being provided to hold the material forming the filling for the mattress straight and smooth while being forced into the tick" (lines 19-23).
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Bates, Frances Marian
System: The Portal to Texas History
Animal-Poke. (open access)

Animal-Poke.

Patent for an animal-poke that is "placed over the animal's neck and provided with spurs, whereby the animal is pricked when he attempts to pass a fence or other barrier" (lines 9-12). This invention doesn't prick the animal while it is grazing and is more comfortable to wear than similar animal-pokes.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Dickey, John S.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cloth Bucket or Vessel. (open access)

Cloth Bucket or Vessel.

Patent for a cloth bucket or vessel to place milk or water in to keep it cool when ice is not available. One places the bucket in the shade and the air circulates freely through the bucket. The bucket is thick enough that it will not drip, but is breathable to allow aeration and evaporation.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Slack, Robert A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Bicycle-Wheel. (open access)

Bicycle-Wheel.

Patent for an improved rear bicycle-wheel. It has one hub, two rims, two sets of spokes and tires. This invention is meant to be safer and has the qualities of a tricycle. It is meant for a woman's bicycle.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Broers, Henry
System: The Portal to Texas History
Locomotive-Headlight. (open access)

Locomotive-Headlight.

Patent for a three-way locomotive-headlight with easily removable screens of different colors in order to send signals. The screens are easily fitted to other locomotive headlights. This invention is meant to prevent accidents that happen without proper signaling.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Davis, Moses J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Awning-Bracket. (open access)

Awning-Bracket.

Patent for a rigid, strong, and adjustable to different inclinations awning-bracket meant to be permanently attached to a building. It can be folded for shipment or storage.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Harry, Owen K.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Trolley Cut-Out. (open access)

Trolley Cut-Out.

Patent for "a new and improved cut-out designed for use on trolley-wires, electric light and power wires, and telegraph wires, the cut-out being arranged to reduce the danger from such wires incident to the breaking of the live wires." (Lines 7-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, Theodore
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Cleaner and Feeder. (open access)

Cotton Cleaner and Feeder.

Patent for "a machine especially adapted for cleaning cotton and distributing the same to one or more gins; and it has for its object to so construct the machine that it will receive the cotton from the usual suction-pipe or equivalent supply, will clean the cotton, shred or separate the same and deliver it to a carrier, which in its turn will distribute the cotton to the hoppers of one or more gins, the distribution being evenly and expeditiously accomplished; and a further object of the invention is to provide for a steady feed of the cotton at the delivery end of the carrier, said device effectually preventing choking at that point." (Lines 7-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Moore, Martin L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Ice-Cream Freezer. (open access)

Ice-Cream Freezer.

Patent for an ice-cream freezer which can also be used as a churn, with an improved drum that revolves and its lower half sitting in ice or hot or cold water. It has a central shaft and flat heads on the ends of the drum so it can rotate.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Harton, Thomas Jefferson
System: The Portal to Texas History
Clothes-Pounder. (open access)

Clothes-Pounder.

Patent for a clothes pounder used in washing clothes. It is a pyramidal vessel that is open in the bottom and has perforations on the top of the inside of the vessel, a cap covering the top of the pyramid with an air-hole, a sleeve that goes through the top of the vessel and through the cap, a handle in the upper portion of the sleeve, a diaphragm with perforations in the base of the vessel, a rectangular box secured beneath the diaphragm, and inclined tubes open at both ends of the angles of the vessel.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Leddy, Owen
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combined Quilting Frame and Table. (open access)

Combined Quilting Frame and Table.

Patent for a quilting frame which can be quickly set up and collapsed, which folds up to occupy a minimum amount of space, and which can be converted for use as cutting and ironing table. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Burns, Robert Llewellwynn
System: The Portal to Texas History
Bolt and Nut-Lock. (open access)

Bolt and Nut-Lock.

Patent for "a nut-lock of such construction that it may be used either as a permanent nut-lock or one in which the locking feature may be thrown out of engagement when it is desired to remove the bolt for any purpose." (Lines 15-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 21, 1896
Creator: Nevill, William B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Dish-Cleaner. (open access)

Dish-Cleaner.

Patent for a dish-cleaner that is used in a sink or another container. Its object is to force "air through the water and in contact with the submerged dishes" (lines 17-18). The invention also has "a water-agitator surrounded with supports for holding the dishes or other articles in a vertical position in close proximity to the outlet-ports of the agitator" (lines 20-23).
Date: January 21, 1896
Creator: Bond, William Beebe
System: The Portal to Texas History
Locomotive-Pilot Coupling. (open access)

Locomotive-Pilot Coupling.

Patent for a locomotive-pilot coupling that can lift or elevate locomotive pilot or draw-bars, a cylinder that can turn in all directions depending on how the bars moves and is collecting to the motor fluid supply, a piston in the cylinder that connects the bar to the cylinder, a swinging jaw, and various other parts.
Date: January 21, 1896
Creator: Heidelberg, Samuel R.
System: The Portal to Texas History