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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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Sewing Machines

Description: Patent for "a new Improved Sewing-Machine" that "has for its object to provide more useful and efficient machines than those now in use."
Date: November 16, 1869
Creator: Cleaver, P. J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Sewing-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements to the sewing machine. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 16, 1869
Creator: Clever, P. J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant-Trap.

Description: Patent for an ant-trap using a portable receptacle with three different designs, each can be used as an individual trap or in any combinations to lure ants into the bottom of the receptacle without any means of escaping, including illustration.
Date: August 7, 1860
Creator: Cottingham, G. W. & Menefee, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Improvement in Plows

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of plow-beams to be attached to the front axles of a wagon.
Date: July 6, 1869
Creator: Cummins, A. G. & Cummins, J. R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hanging Millstones.

Description: Patent for improvement of hanging millstones using a driver to hang the runner of a pair of millstones, “as it rotates, adjust itself to the position of the stationary stone, and the parallelism of the faces of the two stones be preserved whether the stationary one be perfectly horizontal or not” (lines 19-24), including illustration.
Date: May 29, 1860
Creator: Dance, G. P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Stitching-Horse.

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of stitching-horses by re-configuring the original constructions, in order to make them better for users. The patent includes instructions and a single illustration.
Date: October 27, 1868
Creator: Depp, Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Horse-Power.

Description: Patent for an improvement in horse-powers (tread-powers) by changing the construction and arrangement of the driving wheels.
Date: May 18, 1869
Creator: Dillaha, J. G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Power-Apparatus for Vehicles

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)
Date: August 17, 1869
Creator: Dillaha, J. G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Velocipedes

Description: Patent for improvements to a single-wheel velocipede.
Date: June 20, 1869
Creator: Dillaha, J. G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a machine that uses revolving brush cylinders, stationary brushes, and stripping boards to prepare cotton for ginning, including illustration.
Date: March 12, 1861
Creator: Eastham, A. S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Machines for Polishing Marble, &c.

Description: Patent for an improved machine that rubs and polishes marble using a sand and water box moving forward and backward to polish the stone without man power and tools, including illustration.
Date: March 20, 1860
Creator: Emmett, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Velocipede.

Description: Patent for an improved arrangement of velocipedes "to allow the use of a much larger driving-wheel than is compatible with the use of pedals that are placed directly on the crank pins or wrists, and to increase the power that can be applied to the propulsion of the machine by the feet of the driver, and the the speed at which is may be driven." (Lines 16-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Velocipede.

Description: Patent for improvement in velocipedes by using “two levers that are secured by a pivot-connection to pendent vibrating fulcra, on each side of the machine, and to the cranks of the driving-wheel; this would develop greater power than can be brought to bear by the placing of the feet of the driver directly on pedals on the crank-pins, or wrists.” (Lines 32-37) Illustration is included.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Steering and Turning Apparatus for Vessels.

Description: Patent for improvements in steering vessels: "by means of rotary paddle wheels the blades of which are arranged parallel to keel" (lines 21-23).
Date: May 29, 1866
Creator: Forshey, Caleb G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvment in Cotton Cultivator.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton cultivators: "designed more especially for cultivating cotton, scraping the earth away from the young plants, and thinning out the same" (lines 11-12).
Date: December 18, 1866
Creator: Foster, A. K. & Foster, B. H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Saw-Gummer.

Description: Patent for a machine that uses a grindstone to sharpen rotary saws. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 4, 1865
Creator: Fosterm A. K.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Threshing-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in threshing-machine for threshing grain, with the improved machine, “grain may be threshed and separated from the straw in a very rapid and perfect manner, and without bruising or injuring the straw in any way.” (Lines 13-16) Illustration is included.
Date: February 9, 1869
Creator: Fuos, Matthias
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Millstone-Dress.

Description: Patent for improvement in millstone-dress by “making each of the main grooves in five sections, in combination with shoulders and inclined planes” (lines 17-19), including illustration.
Date: June 26, 1860
Creator: Gaines, James, W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Compound for Destroying Insects.

Description: Patent for an invention that will "provide a cheap composition which will effectually destroy all insects injurious to vegetation without damaging the plants upon which it may be used (lines 5-6). The patent does not include illustrations.
Date: September 17, 1867
Creator: Galbraith, Samuel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Baling Press.

Description: Patent for improvement in baling press "for compressing cotton, hay, and other substances for baling" (lines 10-11).
Date: November 20, 1866
Creator: Gillis, C. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department