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Improved Medicinal Preparation.

Improved Medicinal Preparation.

Date: April 7, 1868
Creator: Lege, Charles L.
Description: Patent for improvements made the medicinal preparations generally used for poultices. The patented improvement involves the application of dried and powdered leaves, stalks, and joints of the cactus opuntia or cockinifer.
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Improved Method of Feathering the Sails of Vanes of Windmills.

Improved Method of Feathering the Sails of Vanes of Windmills.

Date: March 31, 1857
Creator: Wilson, J. C.
Description: Patent for a new windmill design with different sails and connections, including illustrations.
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Improved Millstone-Dress.

Improved Millstone-Dress.

Date: November 24, 1868
Creator: Gaines, James W.
Description: Patent for an improved millstone dress which allows "the grain [to be] more thoroughly ground, and a larger product of flour [to be] obtained from a given quantity of grain." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improved Mode of Extracting Essences.

Improved Mode of Extracting Essences.

Date: August 13, 1867
Creator: Walker, James C.
Description: Patent for improvements in extracting essences from objects inserted into a new contraption. The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
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Improved Mode of Preserving Meat.

Improved Mode of Preserving Meat.

Date: October 6, 1868
Creator: Perl, Dr. M.
Description: Patent for a process that claims to preserve meat. The patent includes only instructions and no illustrations.
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Improved Mode of Regulating the Velocity and Furling the Sails of Wind-Wheels.

Improved Mode of Regulating the Velocity and Furling the Sails of Wind-Wheels.

Date: March 24, 1857
Creator: Witting, F. W.
Description: Patent for a new windmill using different parts to help regulate the sails and for folding and unfolding the sails, including illustration.
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Improved Power-Apparatus for Vehicles

Improved Power-Apparatus for Vehicles

Date: August 17, 1869
Creator: Dillaha, J. G.
Description: Patent for "improvements to powered vehicles with combined rim-wheel(s) in combination with a truck(s), resting upon the inner and lower part of the rim, and supporting a carriage-body or frame, crank-shaft. with one or more pinions, and guide-rollers." (line 8)
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Improved Saw-Gummer.

Improved Saw-Gummer.

Date: July 4, 1865
Creator: Fosterm A. K.
Description: Patent for a machine that uses a grindstone to sharpen rotary saws. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improved Ship-Viameter.

Improved Ship-Viameter.

Date: August 27, 1867
Creator: Walker, Jams C.
Description: Patent for improvements in ship viameters.
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Improved Side-Saddle.

Improved Side-Saddle.

Date: July 26, 1870
Creator: Smith, Fenwick
Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in side-saddles, and consists in forming the saddle-tress hollow, or with air-chambers within." (Lines 9-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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