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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

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.
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

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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Cosmetic.

Description: Patent for improvements in the composition of cosmetics for removing freckles or tan-discoloration, including a description.
Date: October 20, 1868
Creator: Wilson, John M.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Ditching-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvement in ditching machine which “consists of a boring or ditching-auger, suspended from the frame of a truck, and having an enlarged head projecting in advance of the truck, and rotated, so as to bore out a groove as the truck is moved along, screwing the earth taken back through a trough, to an elevator which carries it up to a spout, chuting it to one side.” (Lines 13-19) Illustration is included.
Date: November 16, 1869
Creator: McGehee, James W.
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

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 Medical Compound.

Description: Patent for improvements in medical compound.
Date: January 7, 1868
Creator: Taylor, Daniel W.
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

Improved Medicinal Preparation.

Description: Patent for improvements made the medicinal preparations generally used for poultices. The patented improvement involves the application of dried and powdered leaves, stalks, and joints of the cactus opuntia or cockinifer.
Date: April 7, 1868
Creator: Lege, Charles L.
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 Mode of Preserving Meat.

Description: Patent for a process that claims to preserve meat. The patent includes only instructions and no illustrations.
Date: October 6, 1868
Creator: Perl, Dr. M.
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

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

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

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

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

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