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Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for a plow called the "The Texas Cultivator" (line 7) that uses left and right wings and diamond plows that may be used to plow either side of stock to eliminate additional operators and time for the same job, including illustration.
Date: June 4, 1861
Creator: Cain, Shugar M. & Stelfox, William
Item Type: Patent
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Air-Chamber.

Description: Patent for an air-chamber that pumps in air confined with a flexible diaphragm to spray or diffuse fluid, including illustration.
Date: June 18, 1861
Creator: Creuzbaur, Robert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chain-Link.

Description: Patent for a harness ring for connecting and disconnecting from other fastening hooks, chains, or rings, including illustration.
Date: November 13, 1860
Creator: Kirk, John P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Millstone-Dress.

Description: Patent for an improved millstone-dress that produce less heat while grinding by employing a greater number of furrows, including illustration.
Date: March 20, 1860
Creator: Littlepage, C. V.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Compound for Treating the Human Hair.

Description: Patent for an improved compound for straightening, softening and renewing the human hair, ingredients and proportions are listed. No illustration.
Date: October 26, 1869
Creator: Lount, William R.
Item Type: Patent
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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement of planting seeds using a single seed-slide and double tubes from seed box to distribute seeds to planting point in a more direct route than other seed-planters, including illustration.
Date: May 15, 1860
Creator: Pitts, W. C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for an improved plow to turn and reverse the mold-board by using a single bolt to secure the reversible mold-board onto the stock of a plow.
Date: May 15, 1860
Creator: Pitts, William C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Smith's Forge.

Description: Patent for "The improvements consists of a cast iron box" (line 12).
Date: February 12, 1867
Creator: Risher, William E.
Item Type: Patent
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Improvement in Joining and Fitting Hoof-Hooks.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved Hoof-Hook or cleaner, for cleaning the hoofs of horses and mules" (line 3) including instructions and an illustration.
Date: September 15, 1868
Creator: Stanley, Frank
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Vitreography.

Description: Patent for an invention that is similar to an adhesive, which aids in the ornamentation of windows. The patent includes a description, instructions, but no illustration(s).
Date: March 26, 1867
Creator: Stremme, C. C.
Item Type: Patent
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Improvement in Bungs.

Description: Patent for improvement in bungs for beer and other barrels.
Date: April 14, 1868
Creator: Stremme, Conrad C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hat-Ventilators.

Description: Patent for improvement in mode of ventilating hats, bonnets, and or caps by “providing the inside of the head-coverings, at the point of contact with the head, with a liuing or an elastic spiral formed into a cushion, through which the air can freely circulate around the whole head.” (Lines 28-32) Illustration is included.
Date: March 30, 1869
Creator: Stremme, Conrad C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Apparatus for Boring Artesian Wells.

Description: Patent for improvement in pump-drills for boring artesian wells by “combining pump-valves and pistons with a drill for boring artesian or other wells” (lines 21-23), including illustration.
Date: April 17, 1860
Creator: Taney, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department