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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 Sewing-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements to the sewing machine. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 16, 1869
Creator: Clever, P. J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Machine for Cutting Stalks in the Field Preparatory to Plowing.

Description: Patent for improvement in machine for clearing cotton and corn-fields of the stalks after the crops have been gathered by “providing a revolving drum or roller with knives, set spirally around it, which cut the stalks of cotton or corn-fields into pieces of any desired length, for the purpose of being plowed under the surface for fertilizing, by rolling it over them.” (Lines 14-19) Illustration is included.
Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Wright, Reuben
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 Combined Plow-Carrier and Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for improvement in combined plow-carrier and cotton-chopper by “combining with a plow-carrier, a revolving wheel, placed at right angles with the line of direction of the plows, and provided with a number of horizontal cutters at the ends of its spokes, for the purpose of cutting square across the ridges of earth cast up by the plows, in which cotton seed is sown, and dividing the ridges into isolated hills, each containing one or more cotton-plants.” (Lines 23-29) Illustration is included.
Date: May 18, 1869
Creator: Kirtley, Fielding L.
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

Improvement in Wrench.

Description: Patent for improvements in monkey wrenches.
Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Richer, F. C.
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

Improvement in Combination Locks.

Description: Patent for improved combination locks, with a bolt that is locked or unlocked by the combination of spindles and pivoted buttons. The invention combines the spindles in to an "annular ring having letters or numbers and a series of different shaped pegs or combinations of letters or figures or both jointly" (pg 1).
Date: September 12, 1871
Creator: Hall, William N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Tie Stretchers.

Description: Patent for an improvement for an instrument to stretch and tie a band around a cotton bale.
Date: August 22, 1871
Creator: Mather, Samuel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Steam-plows.

Description: Patent for improvement in the apparatus for turning up soil with a steam plow.
Date: August 15, 1871
Creator: Miller, Herman
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wheel-Cultivators.

Description: Patent for the improvement of wheel-cultivators, combining a plow and cultivator. It includes a description and illustration.
Date: September 19, 1871
Creator: Viars, John A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hame-Tugs for Harness.

Description: Patent for the improvement of hame-tugs for harnesses, using a metallic hame-tug. It includes a description and illustration.
Date: August 15, 1871
Creator: Dawson, Paul R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gate-Latches.

Description: Patent for improvements in gate latches: "to provide a self closing latch, simple in its construction and easy f operation" (lines 18-19).
Date: September 26, 1871
Creator: Lee, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wheel-Plows.

Description: Patent for an improvement in wheel plows made so that "the plowing may be done by passing back and forth in parallel lines" (lines 17-18).
Date: September 5, 1871
Creator: Coreth, Rudolph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Hoes.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton hoes: "such as are employed in thinning cotton and other plants" ( lines 16-17).
Date: September 26, 1897
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
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 Hay and Cotton-Press.

Description: Patent for a hay and cotton press, "the operation of which shall be such that the platen, in starting, moves quickly, but as it approaches the end of its movement its velocity decreases, and its power proportionately increases." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 10, 1868
Creator: Carey, Stephen Q.
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

Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for improvement in combined planter and cultivator by “combining instruments such as hoppers, plow-beans, brace-bars, foot-levers and many others that required for preparing the ground, planting the seed, and cultivating the plants and which may be easily adjusted for the various uses.” (Lines 22-25) Illustration is included.
Date: March 16, 1869
Creator: Switzer, W. C.
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 Reversible Axle-Skeins.

Description: Patent for improvements in reversible axle skeins: "My invention consists of cast mental axle skeins fitted on the axles, whether of wood or iron, so that they can be turned from time to time, as they wear away, to remove the worn place from the wearing position and bring a part not worn thereto." (lines 5-10).
Date: April 16, 1872
Creator: Smith, Andrew F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department