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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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hot-Air, Steam, and Water-Gauge.

Description: Patent for improvements in hot air, harmonic steam, and water gauges: "In this invention several tubes pass through the boiler, some under and some above the water, through which currents of air are induced by the heat of the water or steam surrounding them" (lines 8-9).
Date: October 8, 1867
Creator: Walker, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Field Threshing-Machine.

Description: Patent for "a new threshing-machine, which is arranged upon wheels, so that it can be drawn over the field" (lines 12-15) and make the process for which it was built: more efficient. The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: December 31, 1867
Creator: Tucker, A.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Cosmetic.

Description: Patent for improvement in cosmetics by using various chemicals to enhance the cosmetics in which it “can remove freckles or tan-discoloration from the skin, and for improving the complexion.” (Line 5-6) Formula for the improved cosmetic is included. Instructions on how to prepare the cosmetic and how to use the cosmetic are described. There is no illustration.
Date: February 25, 1868
Creator: Wilson, I. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Scrapers.

Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-scrapers by using the combination of horizontal bars, cams, and a beam which consist of ploughs to construct the cotton-scraper; when the “cams revolve and give a lateral and forward motion to the horizontal bars, the beam and the ploughs. As it works backward and forward, the ploughs each describe a zigzag line which cross and leave a hill in diamond-shape undisturbed.” (Lines 21-24) Illustration is included.
Date: April 28, 1868
Creator: Kidd, I. J.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hats

Description: Patent for "a new and improved ventilated hat...which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification" (lines 3-5). including instructions and an illustration.
Date: September 1, 1868
Creator: Watkins, M.S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Corn-Planters

Description: Patent for a construction that will act as a plow, and aid in the process of planting corn. The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: September 8, 1868
Creator: Kidd, I. J.
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Combined Cultivator, Plow, Harrow, and Roller.

Description: Patent for an invention "to combine and arrange a cultivator, plow, harrow, and roller, with draught-wheels, axle, draught-pole, and an adjustable supporting-frame, in such a manner that the several parts can be used together or independently." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 3, 1868
Creator: Thornton, Sterling C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for improvements in portable press by dividing the pressing-chamber into two parts, one of which is fixed to the wagon-frame, the other part is movable. “The movable part contains the follower, adapted to be titled with it, and operated by the winding-drum, cords, wheel and the wings, working in the horizontal slots in the sides of these parts.” (Lines 81-85) Illustration is included.
Date: January 12, 1869
Creator: Berkeley, J.
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department