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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

Improvement in Current-Wheels.

Description: Patent for improvements in current-wheels, consisting of an improved arrangement of feathering-buckets, the gate, and opening devices. It includes a description and illustration.
Date: June 6, 1871
Creator: Tuder, William
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

Improvements in Riding-Saddles.

Description: Patent for improvement in riding saddles that are constructed from saddle-tree in a manner to facilitate the mounting of a horse, and to furnish additional safeguards against being thrown.
Date: June 10, 1873
Creator: Hamil, Robert C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for a new improvement in agricultural plows that will not clog when used with sticky prairie-soil, including illustration.
Date: January 27, 1874
Creator: Ford, Isaac M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement In Horizontal Hay and Cotton Press

Description: Patent for a press used in the baling of hay or cotton. Device is portable and supposed to improve the baling process.
Date: February 23, 1875
Creator: Thomas B. Bennett & Edwin J. Rancier
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Corn-Shellers.

Description: Patent for an improved "Combined Corn Husker, Sheller, and Cleaner" (lines 4-6) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 17, 1875
Creator: Creekmore, Hiram C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in corn-planters.

Description: Patent for an "improvement upon the planter described in Patent No. 8,408" (paragraph 3). The movement of a horse's shoulders causes vibrations that power a cropper-slide. Includes illustration.
Date: August 1, 1876
Creator: Meeks, Nathan H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Rotary Engines.

Description: Patent for an improved design of the rotary engine. Illustration included.
Date: February 6, 1877
Creator: Willson, Hodgen I.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Earth-Augers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved earth auger. This design calls for "a hinged door having its edge folded or bent to form an air-tube . . . [and] a pair of hemi-cylindrical doors having on one or both an air duct or ducts," as well as interchangeable bits with a shouldered and threaded shank and a nut combined and arranged in a novel way (paras. 12-15).
Date: October 30, 1877
Creator: Fields, Daniel G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planters.

Description: Patent for a new mechanism by which corn planters may be converted into a machine for planting cotton.
Date: July 16, 1878
Creator: Clary, Stephen S. & Clary, John F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Grub-Plow and Stalk-Cutter.

Description: Patent for a device to remove grubs from soil, which consists of an adjustable gage-wheel and a cutter to remove grubs and to cut roots. The cutter can be also used to cut cotton-stalks. It includes illustrations.
Date: January 14, 1879
Creator: Talley, Reuben Jones
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Velocipede.

Description: Patent for a device related to "velocipedes or wagons propelled by hand-power" (lines 20-21), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Overstreet, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boring Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved boring machine. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of a circularly-adjustable rod carrying a pressure screw, an adjustable arm arranged on said rod and having its end or head concave on its underside and provided with bearing indentations or punctures, and a brace having a bearing end corresponding in form to said bearing indentations or punctures" (lines 16-24).
Date: November 23, 1880
Creator: Forniraseo, Domaneco
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lamp or Lantern.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil lamp. This design calls for transparent material (e.g., glass) to be installed on the top of the oil chamber, so one can better predict the fullness, which prevents overflowing. Additionally, a second opening to the side of the main opening allows the oil chamber to be safely refilled while already lit.
Date: December 21, 1880
Creator: Eason, Bolivar
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists, [primarily], of certain devices whereby the coupling-pin raised in the draw-head is supported until the draw-heads strike each other in coupling, when the coupling-pin falls by gravity" (lines 17-21).
Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Thomason, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design "consists in the combination, with the follower, the right-and-left-screw, and nuts, of the hinged levers and the bars swiveled thereto; also, in the combination . . . of the slotted bars, the hinged socket, and the swiveled arms; also, in the combination, with the nuts having shoulders and the hinged levers having forked up ends, of the anti-friction rollers journaled in recesses in the said nuts; also . . . of the curved and flattened swiveled arms, whereby the lower ends of the said follower-bars can have a lateral movement" (lines 23-38).
Date: March 21, 1882
Creator: Jones, Isaac Van Zandt
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn-Power

Description: Patent for an improvement to a churning by allowing a churn to be attached to a sewing machine. The churn and sewing machine could then be used separately or at the same time.
Date: November 21, 1882
Creator: Jones, Isaac Van Zandt
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boring and Tenoning Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined hollow auger attachment and felly-boring machine. This design "relates to an improved felly-boring machine which is adapted with slight adjustment to co-operate with a hollow auger for forming the tenons on the spokes. [The] invention consists in the construction of the frame, the clamp for securing it to the spokes or felly-supports, and in the means for holding and adjusting the auger" (lines 14-21).
Date: April 24, 1883
Creator: Ryan, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Packing Cotton

Description: Patent for device used to compress and pack cotton into a press box.
Date: June 26, 1883
Creator: Summers, Dewitt C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn-power. This design "consists in the combination, with a vertically-moveable carriage provided with a drum, of a rope wound on the same, and having its upper end secured, from which drum a wheel on the carriage is operated by suitable gearing, the said wheel being connected with the dasher-staff. When the carriage descends under the action of its own weight and of the weight of the parts on it, the drum is revolved and the dasher rod or staff operated" (lines 11-21).
Date: December 2, 1884
Creator: Williams, Fredrick Fitz
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department