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Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms.

Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms.

Date: July 31, 1877
Creator: Petmecky, Joseph C.
Description: Patent for improvements in Winchester Repeating fire-arms, or magazine fire-arms. Patent for improvements in the "interior mechanism for operating the breech-block and resisting the recoil, and in the combination of parts". Patent that increases strength and capability to resist recoil, increases the charge of powder. Together, the ball is carried faster and farther with "perfect safety and without increase of recoil or rebound".
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Improvement in Postage or Revenue Stamps.

Improvement in Postage or Revenue Stamps.

Date: July 10, 1877
Creator: Beaumont, David G.
Description: Patent for an improvement in postage or revenue stamps. Patent for postage or revenue stamp "composed of two superposed sheets or layers, A B, the top layer carrying the printed designs, having parallel incisions therein, and the bottom layer being provided with adhesive material on the back". Patent for postage and revenue stamps that cannot be re-used.
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Improvement in Gang Plow and Cultivator.

Improvement in Gang Plow and Cultivator.

Date: December 18, 1877
Creator: Domschke, Charles
Description: Patent for "a new and improved gang plow and cultivator" (lines 3-4), including instructions and illustrations. "This invention relates to a new agricultural machine which may be readily changed from a gang-plow into a cultivator, and vice-versa" (lines 15-17).
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Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planter.

Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: December 25, 1877
Creator: Domschke, Charles
Description: Patent for a "new and improved corn and cotton planter" (lines 3-4), to plant both cotton and corn seed,including instructions and illustrations. The configuration includes a new combination of parts.
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Improvement in Water-Wheels.

Improvement in Water-Wheels.

Date: January 8, 1878
Creator: Cross, David L.
Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of water-wheels, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Saddle-Trees.

Improvement in Saddle-Trees.

Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: Still, Henry C. & Still, Joseph R.
Description: Patent for "an improvement in riding-saddles, designed to secure greater strength in the pommel and fork; and it consists in forming the fork of the saddle-tree and the pommel from malleable cast-iron, and in one and the same piece, the neck of the pommel being cast hollow for greater lightness, with the upper end of the casting open, which opening is closed by a surmounting cap of wood or other material, which finishes the pommel." (Lines 13-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Stalk-Pullers.

Improvement in Stalk-Pullers.

Date: September 19, 1876
Creator: Brown, Robert D.
Description: Patent for an improved stalk-puller for use in pulling cotton-stalks in preparing the land for another crop.
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Improvement in Cultivators.

Improvement in Cultivators.

Date: August 20, 1872
Creator: Svenson, Bengt Johan
Description: Patent for the improvement of cultivators, consisting in the construction and arrangement of of a double-sweep plow. It includes a description and illustration.
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Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Date: May 11, 1875
Creator: Shelley, Nathan G.; Bozarth, Stephen P. & Spring, David V.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved Car-Coupling"
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Improvement in Flat-Irons.

Improvement in Flat-Irons.

Date: October 11, 1875
Creator: Sterzing, Fred
Description: Patent for improvement in flat-irons, with description and illustrations.
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