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 Decade: 1870-1879
Improvement in Bailing-Presses.

Improvement in Bailing-Presses.

Date: January 2, 1872
Creator: Randolph, Jeremiah
Description: Patent for an improved bailing press consisting of "a novel arrangement of levers, connecting-bars, and cords, in combination with the follower and windlass, whereby the follower is worked in the downward direction for pressing, and in the opposite direction for elevating it to recharge the press, by the said windlass" (lines 5-11).
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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 Tenoning-Machines

Improvement in Tenoning-Machines

Date: April 18, 1871
Creator: Bourland, Melton S.
Description: Patent for an improvement in tenoning-machines, including saws, gauges, flanges, and hinged plates.
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Improvement in Turbine Water-Wheels.

Improvement in Turbine Water-Wheels.

Date: January 11, 1870
Creator: Chadwick, H. A.
Description: Patent for a new turbine water wheel, which is said to alleviate past problems with older model turbines. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Fence.

Improvement in Fence.

Date: February 15, 1870
Creator: Kerr, James
Description: Patent for a new fence design that "can be adapted to any desired length, width, or height" (lines 14-15). The patent includes illustrations and instructions.
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Improvement in Saw-Set.

Improvement in Saw-Set.

Date: February 15, 1870
Creator: Harris, H. A.
Description: Patent for an invention "which can be used for setting the teeth of all kinds of saws by hand, and without requiring and intricate machinery" (lines 15-18). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
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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 Machines for Bending Stirrups.

Improvement in Machines for Bending Stirrups.

Date: February 1, 1870
Creator: Forest, Demsey
Description: Patent for an invention that "is to provide a simple and efficient machine for bending and shaping stirrups for saddles" (lines 10-12). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
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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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Fluting Sad-Irons.

Improvement in Fluting Sad-Irons.

Date: November 14, 1871
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.
Description: Patent for "a new combination of fluting and sad-iron, of such kind that the upper fluting-roller will serve as handle for the sad-iron, there being thus no loose or separate parts required for the two functions." (Lines 17-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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