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Improvement in Combined Axle-Boxes, Sand-Bands, and Casings for Carriage-Wheel Hubs.

Improvement in Combined Axle-Boxes, Sand-Bands, and Casings for Carriage-Wheel Hubs.

Date: December 26, 1871
Creator: McNalley, Micheal
Description: Patent for improvements in combined axle-boxes, sand-bands, and casings for carriage-wheel hubs. The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
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Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Date: February 7, 1871
Creator: Lister, Henry
Description: Patent for a new medical compound to remedy chills and fever.
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Improvement in Rotary Subsoil-Plows.

Improvement in Rotary Subsoil-Plows.

Date: March 28, 1871
Creator: Morris, Joseph R.
Description: Patent for an improvement upon subsoil plows, using a series of spades arranged upon the same pulleyed rotary shaft, combined with furrow-opening plows.
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Improvement in Gas-Furnaces and Forges.

Improvement in Gas-Furnaces and Forges.

Date: November 7, 1871
Creator: Morris, Joseph R.
Description: Patent for "an apparatus in which the gases from one or more forges, instead of passing off unconsumed into the atmosphere, enter a furnace and are burnt therein, thereby furnishing heat for the generation of steam in a boiler connected with said furnace, which steam is used to drive a fan that impels a blast into each forge, and is also used to propel an engine that operates a hammer, the exhaust from the engine being conducted to the tuyeres of the forges through pipes in which are placed red-hot iron plates, which decompose the steam, taking up the oxygen, and liberating the hydrogen which is burnt in the forges." (Lines 12-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Rotary Engines.

Improvement in Rotary Engines.

Date: February 6, 1872
Creator: Richardson, John Dun
Description: Patent for rotary engines "driven by steam or other elastic agent, or which may be used for pumping water" (lines 29-32) to obtain "a more direct application of the force applied to drive the engine" (lines 39-40) including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Apparatus for Destroying Worms on Cotton-Plants.

Improvement in Apparatus for Destroying Worms on Cotton-Plants.

Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Perl, M.
Description: Patent for improvement in insect destroyer by “placing a gas-generator on a wagon, in its lower chamber, a fire box is placed for creating sulphurous gas. A bellows attached to its lower end to regulate sufficient air in forming the sulphurous gas.” (Lines 15-18) Illustration is included.
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Improved Anchor for Animals.

Improved Anchor for Animals.

Date: June 8, 1869
Creator: Raiford, P. H.
Description: Patent for improvement in animals’ anchor in which it allow the animals to graze without being twisted or wound up the rope by using the combination of a swiveled loop and a pivoted loop with each other, and a pin. “This pin is made with four wings, or radial longitudinal flanges, tapering to a point at its lower end and is readily forced into the ground, and easily drawn out, but will resist a very strong side-draught.” (Lines23-27) Illustration is included.
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Coffee and Teapot.

Coffee and Teapot.

Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Heiss, Gregor
Description: Patent for an improved coffee and teapot, in which the coffee or tea are boiled into the water and then strained out. Included instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Devices for Attaching Napkins to the Person

Improvement in Devices for Attaching Napkins to the Person

Date: May 23, 1871
Creator: Raiford, Philip H.
Description: Patent for the improvement of attaching napkins to people in which a flexible ring is ensleeved with a napkins and stretched around the neck of a person.
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Improvement in Cotton and Hay-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton and Hay-Presses.

Date: August 8, 1871
Creator: McGowen, Alexander
Description: Patent for improving the cotton and hay press.
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