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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

Improvement in Cotton Picker and Cleaner.

Description: Patent for an invention that "relates to certain novel improvements on machinery which is designed for rapidly and thoroughly cleaning and picking the interior grades of cotton, and the badly picked and ginned cottons, and for effecting this result without cutting or in any manner damaging the cotton fiber"(lines 19-25). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: September 1, 1868
Creator: Gilman, Samuel H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Feeders for Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for the improvement of cotton-gin by feeding cotton in a uniform manner of removing sand and dirt, separating hulls, leaves, and imperfect pods for improved quality and reducing physical labor, including illustration.
Date: September 11, 1860
Creator: Hall, S. Z.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee-Roaster.

Description: Patent for a coffee roaster that intends to "supply a ready and cheap means of effectually stirring the grains of coffee while being roasted in any convenient and suitable vessel...(lines 6-9). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: November 23, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for improvement in cultivators by using adjustable screw-rods from the ends of short laterally-vibrating levers to suspend the cultivator-beams in the front; the levers are arranged to be operated by an attendant’s feet. Illustration is included.
Date: September 28, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gang-Plow.

Description: Patent for improvement in gang-plow by using an adjustable slotted cross-bar to enable the “plow-beams to oscillate, so that their landsides are always vertical, however uneven the ground may be.” (Lines 20-21) “This tool can also regulate the depth of the plows in the ground whereby the depth of furrow is adjusted.” (Lines 24-25) Illustration is included.
Date: April 20, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for "constructing and arranging a gang or series of plows in one frame that they may have an adjustment on the supporting-runners, and a means of self-adjustment vertically, so that they may be set for furrow-slices of any given depth, and any one of the series may give way to an undue resistance in the line of the furrow without disturbing any other of the plows." (Lines 20-28) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 9, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for "a gang-plow, which is so arranged that the beams can be adjusted sideways and up and down at will, and can be permanently secured in any desired position in either movement." (Lines 17-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 30, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for improvement in plows: "The invention consists in so attaching a revolving disk, cutter, or colter to the beam of the plow that it will rotate on its own axis, and vibrate laterally, to accommodate itself to the line of draft or direction of the beam of the plow; also, in the means used by which the revolving cutter or colter is attached to the beam of the plow, and having the means of swiveling or turning in the beam to accommodate itself to the line of draft of the plow" (lines 22-31) including illustrations and instructions.
Date: December 28, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for improvement in seed-planters that is able to plant different kinds of seed by simply adjust the position of the lower ends of the end-plates in the seed-box. Illustration is included.
Date: April 27, 1869
Creator: Haupt, W. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee and Teapot.

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.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Heiss, Gregor
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department