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Machine for Threshing Grain in the Field.

Description: Patent for a machine that collects swaths of grain for threshing using hooked teeth arranged in rows, including illustration.
Date: April 14, 1857
Creator: Wilson, J. C. & Wilson, T. G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Harvesters.

Description: Patent for cutting grain in gavels at regular intervals along the track of the machine, including illustration.
Date: April 21, 1857
Creator: Wilson, J. C. & Wilson, T. G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for an improvement of gang-plows by arranging the plows in rows on to a fame which can be fastened to a wagon, when the wagon is in motion, it causes the plows to work in vertical motion. The height of the plow-frame can be adjusted. Illustration is included.
Date: July 3, 1860
Creator: Wilson, J. C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for improvement in cultivators in which the plows can be adjusted by width, height and laterally to regulate the depth and angle of inclination. The plows, which can be operated by a foot device, may be simultaneously thrown from the ground. (Lines 73-76) Illustration is included.
Date: November 2, 1869
Creator: Baker, William T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling-press including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 30, 1873
Creator: Jackson, Thomas R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Description: Patent for an improvement in railroad-car couplings, including illustration.
Date: January 13, 1874
Creator: Jackson, Thomas Rivers
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Combined Ventilators and Chimneys

Description: Patent for improvement in Combined Ventilators and Chimneys. This object is to be used with the brick chimney on top of the roof to provide air circulation. It consists of an iron-lined inner flue secured within an outer casing with suitable bottom and top perforation for establishing air current around the flue.
Date: July 14, 1874
Creator: Hickley, Walter R & Dibrell, Charles J
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Flat-Iron Heaters.

Description: Patent for a device which rapidly heats a flat or smoothing iron utilizing a lamp with multiple burners which can be adjusted to raise the temperature of the flat iron to the desired degree.
Date: July 28, 1874
Creator: Wilmot, Byron
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Churns.

Description: Patent for a butter churn.
Date: December 15, 1874
Creator: Sreeves, Charles B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Force - Pumps.

Description: Patent for new and improved force pump with three cylinders.
Date: December 22, 1874
Creator: Chambers, J. C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Rattoon-Cutting Machines.

Description: Patent for a rattoon-cutting machine which is created to "rapidly pull up and cut into short lengths the stubbles and roots of sugar cane (styled "rattoon") which are left upon the ground after the crop has been gathered" (lines 5-9), includes illustrations.
Date: March 25, 1875
Creator: Angers, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in stilts.

Description: Patent for an improved stilt involving a stilt-rod and a tube that can be slid. Includes illustrations.
Date: September 18, 1875
Creator: Beaumont, Franklin Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Shingle-machine.

Description: Patent for to improve the construction of the shingle-machine known as the "Evarts Rotary Twelve-Block Shingle-Machine".
Date: March 7, 1876
Creator: Stewart, Moses
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Stilts

Description: Patent for improved stilts "whereby a stilt-stirrup may be quickly, easily, and securely fastened at different elevations on the standard" (para. 3).
Date: March 28, 1876
Creator: Beaumont, Franklin, Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Automatic Fan

Description: Patent for improvement in automatic fans, specifically of a fan attached to a pendulum of a clock mechanism.
Date: April 25, 1876
Creator: Gollner, Ervin G. & Fretz, Emil
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Clod-Crushers.

Description: Patent for a land-drag and clod-crusher that will effectually crush the clods, level the land, and pack the soil, at one and the same operation.
Date: May 16, 1876
Creator: Crockett, John M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fluting-Irons.

Description: Patent for "improvements in combined fluting and smoothing irons, which are made hollow for the purpose of receiving a heated metallic block which will raise the shell to the proper temperature for smoothing or fluting." (Line 16-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 6, 1876
Creator: McCausland, William I.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Brick-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improvement in brick-machines by which a new combination of construction materials is contrived.
Date: July 31, 1876
Creator: Michel, Ferdinand
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in remedies for constipation, &c.

Description: Patent for a new medical compound to treat constipation and related illnesses which lists the ingredients and dosages.
Date: August 1, 1876
Creator: Coleman, George S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bee-hives

Description: Patent for an improvement of a bee-hive enabling inspection of bees, protection of bees from moths, ventilation of the hive, and removal of honey without disturbing the brood-chamber.
Date: September 12, 1876
Creator: Hayden, Noah Dunken & Clapp, Amasa O.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in land-drag and clod-crusher.

Description: Patent for an implement to crush clogs of dirt. Designed to be an improvement on the clod-crusher and drag for which Letters Patent No. 177,476 was granted.
Date: September 19, 1876
Creator: Crockett, John M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for "a perfectly-tight fastening - one that will not slip or give, and one that can be easily and quickly unfastened without cutting the band, or in any way injuring the part." (Lines 16-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 10, 1876
Creator: Krieg, Christian
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent for "an improved method of manufacturing a buckle to secure the different part of harness, saddle, or bridle trimmings, by means of mechanical connections that will obviate the use or necessity or stitches or sewing of any kind, and yet retain the adjacent parts firmly and with a secure engagement." (Lines 18-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 21, 1876
Creator: Bond, Virgil A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department