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Spark Plug. (open access)

Spark Plug.

Patent for a spark plug with the capacity to afford an intense spark, prevent leakage of current, and to preclude fouling of the plug in carbon.
Date: October 24, 1922
Creator: Bronson, Fred L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Semaphore (open access)

Semaphore

Patent for a semaphore in the form of a rotatable tubular post for the purpose of signaling traffic conditions at an intersection. The semaphore communicates signals in the form of red or green plates, red or green colored lamplight, and pneumatic whistles, which are triggered by vehicles passing over platforms installed on the road surface near the intersection by means of underground tubes containing chains and pulleys. The actuation of the semaphore is detailed in "parent" application, serial no. 314065.
Date: October 31, 1922
Creator: DurĂ¡n, Arturo
System: The Portal to Texas History
Device for Washing Oil Wells. (open access)

Device for Washing Oil Wells.

Patent for "a device for washing, cleaning, and sterilizing oil wells" (lines 10-11), including illustrations.
Date: November 21, 1922
Creator: Smith, Edward D. & Smith, Rebah Tillery
System: The Portal to Texas History
Concrete Form. (open access)

Concrete Form.

Patent for a circular concrete form. The form is adjustable and allows nesting for storage and transport.
Date: October 17, 1922
Creator: Harris, John W.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Knee Pad. (open access)

Knee Pad.

Patent for an improved knee pad, which provides better ventilation and cushioning to the knee, including illustrations.
Date: November 21, 1922
Creator: Rylander, Parrish H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Fuel Vaporizer for Carburetors. (open access)

Fuel Vaporizer for Carburetors.

Patent for "an improvement in fuel heaters or vaporizers for use with carburetors for hydrocarbon fuel engines" (lines 9-12). The device "can therefore utilize those hydrocarbons of specific gravity much higher than gasoline, as fuel for internal combustion engines, with safety and with more economy than has heretofore been deemed possible." (lines 106-111).
Date: February 7, 1922
Creator: Smith, Maurice O.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Billboard (open access)

Billboard

Patent for billboards built for wind resistance.
Date: November 28, 1922
Creator: Kelly, Walter
System: The Portal to Texas History
Gas Producer. (open access)

Gas Producer.

Patent for improvements to gas producers of the type in which combustible gases are evolved from coal, lignite, etc., during the incomplete combustion thereof.
Date: April 11, 1922
Creator: Johnston, Horace G.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Mousetrap (open access)

Mousetrap

Patent for a mousetrap that is an improvement to the average mousetrap, but new in the sense that it can be made in various proportions or sizes for a variety of vermin.
Date: January 24, 1922
Creator: Spencer, Clarence E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Dirigible Headlight Construction for Automobiles. (open access)

Dirigible Headlight Construction for Automobiles.

Patent for improvements in dirigible headlight constructions for automobiles. Two major useful improments are mentioned: a) a headlight that is constructed so that when a car turns, the headlight on the turning side of the car will alone be turned in the same direction and b) a headlight that is constructed so that the driver can manually turn either headlight, allowing the headlights to act as search lights if necessary.
Date: November 7, 1922
Creator: Ross, Maxwell
System: The Portal to Texas History
Hair Clipper (open access)

Hair Clipper

Patent for improving structure of clipper forming co-pending application Serial No. 469,842. Simplifying manufacturing and adding other features.
Date: May 23, 1922
Creator: Monroe, Collier
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oil and Gas Burner (open access)

Oil and Gas Burner

Patent for a burner that can use both oil and gas as fuel.
Date: May 16, 1922
Creator: Oney, William M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Excavating Bucket. (open access)

Excavating Bucket.

Patent for an "excavating bucket designed for use in connection with an excavating machine" (lines 10-12).
Date: December 5, 1922
Creator: Dyke, Samuel
System: The Portal to Texas History
Article Holder or Stand. (open access)

Article Holder or Stand.

Patent for a device that conveniently and readily supports books, photographs, picture cards, and other similar articles. The new design is formed from a single strand of wire, and is specifically adapted for holding books in an open position and allowing the pages to be turned as needed.
Date: February 28, 1922
Creator: Boyette, Oren K.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Hydraulic Swivel (open access)

Hydraulic Swivel

Patent for a new and useful improvement in hydraulic swivels by simplifying the structure and making the device more efficient and reliable.
Date: March 7, 1922
Creator: Black, Lee J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Staple-Setting Device. (open access)

Staple-Setting Device.

Patent for a staple setting device. This invention sets staples in blind slats and sticks with a special reference to assist with the setting of staples for the purposes of both construction and repair.
Date: February 21, 1922
Creator: Chamberlain, Kit Carson
System: The Portal to Texas History
Protective Runner for Cotton-Pickers' Sacks. (open access)

Protective Runner for Cotton-Pickers' Sacks.

Patent for a protective runner that protects the collection sack from being damaged as it is dragged. This design is meant to be quick and easy to attach and is shaped like a trough.
Date: November 14, 1922
Creator: Shipp, Charles E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Automatic Gas-Release Packer. (open access)

Automatic Gas-Release Packer.

Patent for automatic gas release packer that uses constant pressure regulated by spring-controlled valves for better control when lifting oil out of wells.
Date: April 11, 1922
Creator: Cummings, William J.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Lubricating Oil Dispenser (open access)

Lubricating Oil Dispenser

Patent for a lubricating oil dispenser designed specifically to dispense lubricants and similar liquids. Dispenser is formed with a transparent container tubes to show the customer the character of the liquid being dispensed.
Date: May 30, 1922
Creator: Fenaes, Alfred R. & Kennedy, William H.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Sailboat. (open access)

Sailboat.

Patent for an improved sailboat with updated "arrangement of cables controlling the movements of the sails whereby the force of the wind alone is utilized to simultaneously shift all the sails... by merely changing the course of the vessel by actuating the rudder in the usual manner." (lines 10-16), including illustrations.
Date: September 12, 1922
Creator: Moraitis, Charalabos
System: The Portal to Texas History
Clip for Eyeglass Cases and The Like (open access)

Clip for Eyeglass Cases and The Like

Patent for a clip for eyeglass cases and the like. Meant to provide an inexpensive and simple clip to hold eyeglass cases in the pocket to prevent displacement.
Date: March 14, 1922
Creator: Evans, William B.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Core-Taking Device (open access)

Core-Taking Device

Patent for improvements to a core-taking device which will "form a core, in the process of drilling, and embodies means for severing the core, when formed, and retaining the same in the core barrel until, it is withdrawn for inspection" (lines 13-17), including illustrations.
Date: June 20, 1922
Creator: Christian, Walton G.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Automobile Headlight. (open access)

Automobile Headlight.

Patent for an improved automobile headlight equipped with a movable lens and reflector to cast light down towards the roadway.
Date: November 14, 1922
Creator: Head, James M.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Hoisting Drum (open access)

Hoisting Drum

Patent for improvements to hoisting drums for use in drilling oil, gas, and water wells, with the object being "to employ a plurality of hoisting drums upon the same shaft so that the cable may be wound partly on one drum and partly on another" (lines 73-76) such that the danger of cable cutting is decreased and the speed of operation is increased, including illustrations.
Date: May 2, 1922
Creator: Suman, John R. & Gamble, Adrian R.
System: The Portal to Texas History