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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

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 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 Brick-Machines.

Description: Patent for improvement in brick machines by “providing the mixing and grinding-shaft with arms at the bottom, adapted in form and arrangement for pressing the clay through the openings, in the bottom of the curb, into the moulds, below, which rest on ways above a sliding carrier, provided with brackets, for forcing the moulds out.” (Lines 26-34) Illustration is included.
Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Morgan, Asa
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent for improvement in buckles “which does not require to be sewed to either of the straps which it is to connect, and which will securely fasten and hold the said straps of bands in any desired position.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Richer, F. C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bungs.

Description: Patent for improvement in bungs for beer and other barrels.
Date: April 14, 1868
Creator: Stremme, Conrad C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Circular-Saw Guides.

Description: Patent for a new and improved arrangement of guides for circular saws. Includes illustrations.
Date: June 9, 1868
Creator: Milner, Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Clevises

Description: Patent for an adjustable clevis, consisting of a hinged loop and an eyebolt.
Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah, B.
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

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.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department