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Design for Horseshoe. (open access)

Design for Horseshoe.

Design patent for horseshoe with the flat lips projecting upwardly from the outer edge of the shoe and inwardly toward the center.
Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Cooper, William M. & Cates, John Wesley
System: The Portal to Texas History
Medicine - Glass. (open access)

Medicine - Glass.

Patent for a new and useful improvements in medicine-glasses.
Date: November 23, 1897
Creator: Jenkins, John Marshall
System: The Portal to Texas History
Bottle (open access)

Bottle

Patent for a new and useful improvements in bottles. This invention is to "provide an improved vessel of this class the neck of which is formed in such manner and provided with attachments so constructed that when the vessel has been filled and the attachment applied the vessel may be emptied of its contents, but cannot be refilled or reused" (line 12- 18).
Date: December 14, 1897
Creator: Saunders, David Robert
System: The Portal to Texas History
Hopple. (open access)

Hopple.

Patent fora new and useful improvements in anti-chafing hopples for training live stock to "provide hopples which will not injure stock while being trained"(line 9-11).
Date: November 30, 1897
Creator: Trice, Sinnette Y.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Fluid Pressure Regulator (open access)

Fluid Pressure Regulator

Patent for a new and useful gas pressure regulator. This invention "relates to gas-pressure regulators especially adapted for use with gas stored under high pressure in a cylinder or similar portable storage vessel" (line 8 - 11).
Date: December 28, 1897
Creator: Clark, George Greenleaf
System: The Portal to Texas History
Crayon Holder (open access)

Crayon Holder

Patent for a new and useful improvements in crayon holders. This design is to "provide an improved device which may be constructed cheaply, be light, and have a neat appearance" (line 13-14).
Date: December 14, 1897
Creator: Rugeley, Fannie M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Gearing For Bicycles. (open access)

Gearing For Bicycles.

Patent relating to "a new and useful improvement in gearing for bicycles and the like, and has for its object to so construct and arrange a device of this description as to avoid sudden shocks or jars which are occasioned by unevenness in the road-bed over which the machine is traveling, and also to enable the rider to exert a sudden force upon the pedals without straining the framework or wheels of the machine" (lines 9-18).
Date: August 17, 1897
Creator: Godfray, Ernest H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Railway - Switch. (open access)

Railway - Switch.

Patent for a new and improvement in automatic safety railway-switches to "enable the motorman or conductor to conveniently and accurately insure the proper setting of the switch without leaving this position" (line 16 - 19).
Date: December 28, 1897
Creator: Girardeau, St. Julien & Murray, Richard James
System: The Portal to Texas History
Generator for Acetylene Gas (open access)

Generator for Acetylene Gas

Patent for a new and improved generator for acetylene gas.
Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Williams, Benjamin F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Railway Cattle - Guard (open access)

Railway Cattle - Guard

Patent for a new and useful railway cattle guard to "improve the construction of cattle-guards and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient one which will eventually prevent stock from passing from one field or in-closure into another by way of a railroad-track, roadway, or the like" (line 10-16).
Date: November 23, 1897
Creator: Wiggs, Zeph
System: The Portal to Texas History
Weed - Exterminator (open access)

Weed - Exterminator

Patent for a new and useful improvement in Johnson-Grass, other grass and weed extermination.
Date: November 9, 1897
Creator: McBride, Samuel H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Wire Tightener (open access)

Wire Tightener

Patent for a new and useful improvements in wire tighteners. This design "consists in features of construction and novel combinations of parts in a wire tightening device for repairing wire fences and attaching wires to fence-posts" (line 13-16).
Date: December 7, 1897
Creator: Short, William A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Acetylene Gas Machine (open access)

Acetylene Gas Machine

Patent for a new and useful improvement in gas-machines.
Date: December 14, 1897
Creator: Bryant, Henry
System: The Portal to Texas History
Clothes Pounder (open access)

Clothes Pounder

Patent for a new and useful improvements in Clothes-Pounders. The invention "has its object to provide a simple and effective clothes pounder in which the air as well as the water is used as an agent in removing the dirt from the clothes" (line 12- 16).
Date: November 9, 1897
Creator: Allen, William Robert
System: The Portal to Texas History
Axle - Nut. (open access)

Axle - Nut.

Patent for a new and useful improvements in Axle-Nuts for wagons and carriages.
Date: November 23, 1897
Creator: Collins, Corties
System: The Portal to Texas History
Revolving Sand Drag (open access)

Revolving Sand Drag

Patent for a new and useful improvements in revolving sand drags. This design is to "provide a machine of this character by means of which the sand-bars in formed in rivers" (line 12-14)
Date: December 14, 1897
Creator: Murphy, James
System: The Portal to Texas History
Type Writing Machine (open access)

Type Writing Machine

Patent for a new and useful improvement in automatic type-writing machines.
Date: November 30, 1897
Creator: Templeton, Allison
System: The Portal to Texas History
Design for Kitchen Cabinet (open access)

Design for Kitchen Cabinet

Design patent for a kitchen cabinet that is useful and ornamental. Leading feature includes rectangular upright position that has a framework of strips provided with a longitudinal beading or ribs.
Date: September 21, 1897
Creator: Ferguson, John F. G.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Bale Tie (open access)

Bale Tie

Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This invention is to "provide a new and improved bale-tie which is simple and durable in construction, not liable to become accidentally unlocked, and arranged to permit its use on ordinary compresses" (line 7 - 11).
Date: December 14, 1897
Creator: Edmonston, Thomax Cole
System: The Portal to Texas History
Design for Rein Holder (open access)

Design for Rein Holder

Design for a rein holder that has a longitudinally-curved base piece that ends with opposite duplicate substantially U-shaped bends.
Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Saunders, David R.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Door-Hanger. (open access)

Door-Hanger.

Patent for a new and useful door hanger. This invention is to "provide a simple and inexpensive device so constructed as to avoid dismounting and at the same time enable a door, window, or an equivalent device to be operated with the minimum friction" (line 9-13).
Date: December 21, 1897
Creator: Masterson, Bernard W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Lock for Firearms (open access)

Lock for Firearms

Patent for a new and useful improvements in locks for firearms. This invention is to "provide a simple and effective lock mechanism for a firearm" (line 15-17).
Date: December 7, 1897
Creator: Oritciiett, James Clyde
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
Baking, Cooking, and Heating Furnace (open access)

Baking, Cooking, and Heating Furnace

Patent for a new and useful improvement in baking, cooking, and heating furnaces. This invention "consists in the mechanism and peculiar arrangements of parts, as illustrated in the accompanying drawings and particularly pointed out in the claims" (line 13-16).
Date: December 7, 1897
Creator: Harry, Owen K.
System: The Portal to Texas History