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Corn-Husker.

Description: Patent for a new and improved machine for husking corn using a rotating wheel with spurs and cutters with combination of a stationary and movable concaves, including illustration.
Date: March 9, 1858
Creator: Fagan, Joseph & Fagan, James L.
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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for a seed feeder using a tube connected to a revolving cylinder at the bottom of the hopper to deposit the seeds into the earth, including illustration.
Date: March 9, 1858
Creator: Doss, William C.
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

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.
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Improvement in Grinding-Mills

Description: Patent for an improvement in grinding-mills, combining the operative mechanism with spindles - in which the both the grinding stones obtain relative surface speeds only half the actual speed of the stones.
Date: May 9, 1871
Creator: Hensley, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Electro-Magnetic Engines.

Description: Patent for "a new practical application of electro-magnetism to machinery for the purpose of moving the same and keeping it in motion, and developing a degree of force which is only limited by the reduced proportion of power applied. The invention consists principally in the transmission of electro-magnetic power through compressed air for motor purposes, and the mechanism and combination of machinery necessary for that purpose." (Lines 12-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 9, 1872
Creator: Thornton, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-Trucks.

Description: Patent for the improvement of car-trucks, consisting in the arrangement of each wheel of a car-truck upon the outer end of a separate short axle, the bearings of each axle being both located on the inner side of the wheel and the bearing at the inner end of the axle provided with a sliding-box and springs. It includes a description and illustration.
Date: July 9, 1872
Creator: Onley, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Description: Patent for a press that reduces the bulk of cotton, "allowing it to be baled into convenient form for transportation. It consists in a novel mode of attaching the side of the press-box, so that they can be speedily thrown down from the cotton after compression to allow its convenient manipulation. It also consists in a new mode of connecting the follower with its superposed lever, so that it can be readily turned up out of the way when the cotton is being filled into the press-box. It also consists in a peculiar mode of combining lever and the two followers to clamp and press the cotton in between them as if in a vise." (Lines 13-26) Illustration is included.
Date: July 22, 1873
Creator: Nelson, David A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Permutation-Locks. [PAGES MISSING]

Description: Patent for an improvement to combination locks. "It consists of various devices, which are operated by a revolving wheel having a number of projections or pins upon its periphery, which differ so materially from each other in shape that they can be easily recognized by day or night by the touch alone." (Lines 13-19) Illustration included.
Date: September 9, 1873
Creator: Hall, Phildello W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for a bale tie that "form[s] a double lock-tie for securing the ends of baling-hoops, which cannot become detached or tear and whose outer surface face is flush, thereby rendering it impossible to catch against other packages, and thus be broken or torn off" (para. 2).
Date: November 9, 1875
Creator: Drake, Simeon N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-presses that relates to a specific combination toggle arms connected to a platen with a ball-and-socket or other joint and sliding guide rods.
Date: November 9, 1875
Creator: Bearce, Larned S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Chairs.

Description: Patent for improvement in chairs, which provides adjustable shoulder supports and back (inclination and height), with intended advantages of better lung capacity and spinal alignment. The chair can be adjusted to fit all sizes of bodies. It is noted that some of the adjustable features could be incorporated into other furnishings such as beds or lounges. An additional feature of the chair is a retracting spring to assist the user in exiting the chair.
Date: May 9, 1876
Creator: Barnes, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department