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Improvement in Combined Gang-Plow and Cultivator

Improvement in Combined Gang-Plow and Cultivator

Date: August 23, 1870
Creator: Thornton, Sterling C.
Description: Patent for a new gang-plow and cultivator design, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improved Machine for Breaking and Scouring Hides

Improved Machine for Breaking and Scouring Hides

Date: July 20, 1869
Creator: Bean, W. O.
Description: Patent for machinery for tanning animal hides.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Wheel-Cultivators.

Improvement in Wheel-Cultivators.

Date: September 19, 1871
Creator: Viars, John A.
Description: Patent for the improvement of wheel-cultivators, combining a plow and cultivator. It includes a description and illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Combined Cultivator, Plow, Harrow, and Roller.

Improvement in Combined Cultivator, Plow, Harrow, and Roller.

Date: November 3, 1868
Creator: Thornton, Sterling C.
Description: Patent for an invention "to combine and arrange a cultivator, plow, harrow, and roller, with draught-wheels, axle, draught-pole, and an adjustable supporting-frame, in such a manner that the several parts can be used together or independently." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Rerigerator-Cars.

Improvement in Rerigerator-Cars.

Date: January 18, 1876
Creator: Zimmerman, Arnold W.
Description: Patent for "improvements in refrigerator-cars for preserving fresh meats, vegetables, and other perishable articles while transporting them over great distance; and it consists of an ice-receptacle at the top of the car, provided with flat top and carved or inclined bottom." (Lines 13-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Cotton-Planters.

Improvement in Cotton-Planters.

Date: December 11, 1877
Creator: Bronaugh, David
Description: Patent for a "new and valuable improvement in cotton-planters" (lines 3-4), for planting cotton seeds, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Heater and Feeder for Steam-Boilers.

Improvement in Heater and Feeder for Steam-Boilers.

Date: December 11, 1877
Creator: Hyde, James Boyd
Description: Patent for "a new and valuable improvement in supplying feed-water to steam-boilers" (lines 15-17), including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Masks for Horses and Cattle.

Improvement in Masks for Horses and Cattle.

Date: July 10, 1877
Creator: Trueblood, Albert H
Description: Patent for a slitted leather mask for animals to be used for horses, cattle, etc. to deter the jumping of fences. Patent for "mask, covering the eyes of the animal, leaves him with a sufficiently free vision, and being thoroughly ventilated, will not injure his eyes".
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: November 16, 1875
Creator: Frost, Willis Lee
Description: Patent for "a press by means of which the cotton can be backed and pressed into the bale in small quantities at a time, by alternating pressing a quantity, then lifting the follower, and inserting more, and pressing again, and so on until the bale is formed." (Lines 19-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Fire-Escapes.

Improvement in Fire-Escapes.

Date: August 28, 1877
Creator: Staples, George S.
Description: Patent for improving fire-escapes and provides a portable instrument that "may be used for letting persons directly down from buildings, or for carrying them from the upper stories of buildings to others buildings at a distance" (lines 9-12).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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