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Air-Brake (open access)

Air-Brake

Patent for an air brake with instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 24, 1914
Creator: Wolf, Gustav B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Packing-Ring. (open access)

Packing-Ring.

Patent for packing rings featuring inner and outer rings that are transversely divided, with respective rings functioning in a unified manner, preventing independent rotative movement.
Date: April 7, 1914
Creator: Bryant, Clarence R.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Pumping-Head. (open access)

Pumping-Head.

Patent for a pumping head involving two piston rods that are rigid and, if broken, can be replaced without harming the rest of the machine. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 17, 1914
Creator: Boicourt, John L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combination Paper Holder and Display Device (open access)

Combination Paper Holder and Display Device

Patent for a combination paper holder and display device, that holds paper towels and toilet paper and also has a display device to view.
Date: November 24, 1914
Creator: Dalton, Thomas J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Knob-Fastening. (open access)

Knob-Fastening.

Patent for improved knob fastening where the door knob will be held in place without the use of screws for increased durability, including illustrations.
Date: January 27, 1914
Creator: Collins, Horace B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Combined Ruler and Blotter (open access)

Combined Ruler and Blotter

Patent for a combined ruler and blotter (used for writing with ink). Proposed improvement of basic design by being more compact, cheaper to make, and includes a way to tear paper along the ruler's edge.
Date: July 28, 1914
Creator: Schmidt, Edward
System: The Portal to Texas History
Tag Holding Device. (open access)

Tag Holding Device.

Patent for a device for attaching price tickets or tags to fabric or other goods, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 15, 1914
Creator: Towler, Mary E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Telephone Equipment. (open access)

Telephone Equipment.

Patent for telephone equipment. The invention provides an easy to use attachment for automatic phones that illuminates the dial and only turns on while it is in use to facilitate the use of telephones in the dark.
Date: June 16, 1914
Creator: Haralson, William Major & Pilkington, John F.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Display Rack (open access)

Display Rack

Patent for store window display racks which can be easily removed and altered in appearance, allowing for more unique showings of commercial goods.
Date: July 14, 1914
Creator: Adamson, John Seldon
System: The Portal to Texas History
Safety Appliance (open access)

Safety Appliance

Patent for safety appliances and is primarily for when railroad cars encounter broken rails or leave the tracks completely.
Date: October 28, 1914
Creator: Jones, Martin A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Rotary Engine. (open access)

Rotary Engine.

Patent for a new rotary engine containing a steam chest to hold fluid which flows into an exhaust chamber to reduce back pressure.
Date: May 19, 1914
Creator: Rhoades, Charles A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Fish-Line Bob (open access)

Fish-Line Bob

Patent for a fish bob that can clamp and grip the fishing line. The fish bob can also be moved at will to any position with the users thumb or fingers.
Date: December 29, 1914
Creator: Bissett, Caleb
System: The Portal to Texas History
Steam-Boiler Indicator. (open access)

Steam-Boiler Indicator.

Patent for an improvement in steam boiler indicators to alert when the water has dropped below a specified threshold, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 28, 1914
Creator: Marrs, Vollie B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Seeder and Planter. (open access)

Seeder and Planter.

Patent for an improved design for a device which can plant corn seeds, and with slight modification, cotton seeds.
Date: April 14, 1914
Creator: Norris, Samuel E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Valve. (open access)

Valve.

Patent for an improvement in the function and use of a valve which gets rid of the wire usually used to raise tank valves. Getting rid of this wire allows for easier drainage.
Date: January 20, 1914
Creator: Axtell, Fred W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton-Chopper (open access)

Cotton-Chopper

Patent for a cotton chopper that can either be used independently or as an attachment to cultivators.
Date: September 22, 1914
Creator: Jones, Charles F. & Jones, Erastus T.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Straight-Edge (open access)

Straight-Edge

Patent for straight edge especially adapted for paper hangers' use, including illustrations.
Date: October 27, 1914
Creator: Penn, George William
System: The Portal to Texas History
Counting-Machine. (open access)

Counting-Machine.

Patent for "a counting machine, and it more particularly relates to an attachment for typewriters (lines 12-14).
Date: March 3, 1914
Creator: Davis, Oscar C.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Dry-Cleaning Machine. (open access)

Dry-Cleaning Machine.

Patent for a dry cleaning machine that cleans using gasoline. The invention reduces the amount of gasoline used; keeps the gasoline clean while in use; provides easy placement and access of garments in the drum while in motion; improves the construction of the drum and its rubbing action on the garments; and supplies moisture to the machine to prevent the gasoline from igniting.
Date: June 16, 1914
Creator: White, Edward Young
System: The Portal to Texas History
Improvements in Manufacture of Organic Solvents (open access)

Improvements in Manufacture of Organic Solvents

Patent for new improvements to the manufacture of organic solvents. Specifically as it it relates to the treatment of acetone oils with catalysts for the purpose of converting the ketones contained within the acetone oil into alcohol.
Date: December 5, 1914
Creator: Hibbert, Harold
System: The Portal to Texas History
Filter (open access)

Filter

Patent for "a simple and efficient filter which is adapted to allow liquid or gas to freely pass therethrough and be cleansed of impurities and sediment" (lines 11-15). Illustrations included.
Date: December 1, 1914
Creator: Corn, John W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Transmission Mechanism (open access)

Transmission Mechanism

Patent for a transmission mechanism that converts motion into power to increase the efficiency of the device.
Date: September 29, 1914
Creator: Martinez, Norberto & Wahrenberger, Theophilus
System: The Portal to Texas History
Attachment for Seed Planter (open access)

Attachment for Seed Planter

Patent for a new attachment to seed planters.
Date: October 20, 1914
Creator: Lusk, Eli M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
EXPLOSION ENGINE STARTER (open access)

EXPLOSION ENGINE STARTER

Patent for a new type of automobile starter, able to replace the hand crank. This device will be able to start the automobile without having to turn a crank, It will attach to the crank shaft of the engine and make it much easier to start the automobile.
Date: April 28, 1914
Creator: Miller, Charles R.
System: The Portal to Texas History