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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for an improved seed-planter "which will deposit the seeds in the requisite quantities and proper distances apart, and which will cover and mark the bills, so that a plowman will not be at a loss where to start at the commencement of a new row, and after having passed around tree-stumps or other obstructions, as he can always see the marks on the preceding rows" (lines 16-23) with illustrations.
Date: December 21, 1869
Creator: Woods, David C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Oscillating Steam-Engine

Description: Patent for improvements to steam-engines that employ oscillating cylinders for the drive-shaft.
Date: July 6, 1869
Creator: Richer, F. C.
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

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

Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for "a simple, practical combined planter and cotton and corn cultivator, which shall be easily adjusted and operated, and shall be cheap and durable" (lines 11-12). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: August 20, 1867
Creator: Adams, Jesse
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Grain-Meter.

Description: Patent for a more efficient grain-meter. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 8, 1867
Creator: Walker, James C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Coffee-Pot.

Description: Patent for improvements to a coffee pot. The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: August 20, 1867
Creator: Walker, James C.
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

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

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

Improved Mode of Extracting Essences.

Description: Patent for improvements in extracting essences from objects inserted into a new contraption. The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: August 13, 1867
Creator: Walker, James C.
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 Medical Preparation.

Description: Patent for an invention of a powder that is said to aid in curing scurvy. The patent includes a description, instructions, but no illustration(s).
Date: June 11, 1867
Creator: Lege, Charles L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Apparatus for Destroying Worms on Cotton-Plants.

Description: Patent for improvement in insect destroyer by “placing a gas-generator on a wagon, in its lower chamber, a fire box is placed for creating sulphurous gas. A bellows attached to its lower end to regulate sufficient air in forming the sulphurous gas.” (Lines 15-18) Illustration is included.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Perl, M.
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 Anchor for Animals.

Description: Patent for improvement in animals’ anchor in which it allow the animals to graze without being twisted or wound up the rope by using the combination of a swiveled loop and a pivoted loop with each other, and a pin. “This pin is made with four wings, or radial longitudinal flanges, tapering to a point at its lower end and is readily forced into the ground, and easily drawn out, but will resist a very strong side-draught.” (Lines23-27) Illustration is included.
Date: June 8, 1869
Creator: Raiford, P. H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Syringe for Destroying Cotton-Plant Worms.

Description: Patent for improved instrument to be used to destroy cotton-worms, this instrument “provided with a nozzle, having a fine discharge-passages, through which the liquid is forced slowly, in the form of spray, and that the same nozzle is provided with an inlet-tube, through which liquid can be rapidly drawn into the barrel for filling it, but which will be automatically shut at the commencement of discharging the liquid through the nozzle, and kept shut during such discharge.” (Lines 55-62) Illustration is included.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Robira, Antonio
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

Cotton-Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a machine that cleans cotton by placing the seed into a rotating cylinder it is carried and removed using air presser through spiral fan blades and pins to rid impurities, including illustrations.
Date: September 11, 1860
Creator: Smith, Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Ship-Viameter.

Description: Patent for improvements in ship viameters.
Date: August 27, 1867
Creator: Walker, Jams C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department