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Improvement in Presses.

Description: Patent for pressing cotton, hay, and tobacco with moveable notches for more control in producing bales and using less power than previous presses, including illustration.
Date: January 17, 1860
Creator: McCray, Thomas H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvment in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for the improvement in pressing cotton, hay, and tobacco with moveable bale-boxes and a more rapid-working press, including illustration.
Date: March 13, 1860
Creator: McCray, Thomas H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Harvesters.

Description: Patent for improvements in mowers and reapers.
Date: November 12, 1867
Creator: Tucker, A. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Field Threshing-Machine.

Description: Patent for "a new threshing-machine, which is arranged upon wheels, so that it can be drawn over the field" (lines 12-15) and make the process for which it was built: more efficient. The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: December 31, 1867
Creator: Tucker, A.W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Harvesters.

Description: Patent for improvements in reaping and mowing machines.
Date: May 5, 1868
Creator: Ramsey, Jo.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for an improved seed-planter "which will deposit the seeds in the requisite quantities and proper distances apart, and which will cover and mark the bills, so that a plowman will not be at a loss where to start at the commencement of a new row, and after having passed around tree-stumps or other obstructions, as he can always see the marks on the preceding rows" (lines 16-23) with illustrations.
Date: December 21, 1869
Creator: Woods, David C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Folding Store-Shelves.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in Folding and Portable Store-Shelving" (lines 3-5), including illustrations.
Date: February 9, 1875
Creator: Key, Minter P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Binding Grain

Description: Patent for improvement in machines for binding grain for reapers.
Date: February 13, 1875
Creator: Tucker, Argyle W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Sulky Attachments for Plows.

Description: Patent for improvement in sulky attachments for plows. This invention allows farmers to "apply any kind of plow to the sulky-frame" (1).
Date: August 21, 1876
Creator: Langsford, Samuel P. & Stroud, Wiley N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvemnt in Cotton-Gin Feeders

Description: Patent for new improvements to the cotton-gin making the feeders simpler to use especially for the well versed.
Date: August 29, 1877
Creator: Dorris, Stephen J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Hoes.

Description: Patent for a cotton-hoe with interchangeable blades (one smaller and the other larger), for "chopping cotton" (line 15) and garden use, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: March 5, 1878
Creator: Moore, Joseph M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement In Sulky-Plows.

Description: This pantent was created for the construction and preperation of a sulky plow cultivator. The invention was created for new and mechanical improvements.
Date: April 9, 1878
Creator: Tucker, Argyle W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for a new and improved Shovel-Cultivator design with adjustable parts and various shapes of shovels, including illustrations.
Date: December 10, 1878
Creator: Smith, Matthew
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in the plow with a heated mold-board to prevent sticking, including illustrations.
Date: March 11, 1879
Creator: Tucker, Argyle W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Clay Grinder and Mixer.

Description: Patent for a new clay grinder and mixer design which "will be found to be especially useful in connection with brick-machines" (p. 2) including illustrations.
Date: May 27, 1879
Creator: Kennedy, John M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Agricultural Implements.

Description: Patent for improvements to a corn and cotton-seed planter with instructions and illustrations.
Date: 1879-12-2
Creator: Neal, Nathan P. & Stroud, Wiley N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harvester-Reel.

Description: Patent for the placement of a "covering of canvas, cloth, or other suitable material" (lines 16-17) around a harvester-reel for various improvements, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Moore, Joseph Martial
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adjustable Stool.

Description: Patent for an adjustable and foldable stool for but not limited to field workers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 6, 1880
Creator: Smith, William Alexander & Smith, Robert Toumbleson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design calls for a grooved nut and bolt to hold a pin between the two while the bolt is screwed onto the nut. Depending on whether or not the pin is in said grooves, the nut may or may not be removed from the bolt, which increases the worker's control over the nut and bolt and prevents unintended loosening.
Date: March 1, 1881
Creator: Bunker, John Williamson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Hedge Trimmer and Mower.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hedge trimmer and mower. This design "relates to certain new and useful improvements in that class of combined hedge-trimmers and mowers in which the side and top of a hedge are trimmed at the same time; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of the frame-work, the driving mechanism or gearing, and the cutting devices or knives" (lines 10-17).
Date: February 14, 1882
Creator: Lattner, Jacob V.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design is of a car-coupling with a bumper having recesses and slots, "having [a] lip and transverse inner wall, the hook pivoted therein, the bumper, the stirrup suspended beneath the bumper, vertical rods or connections, levers pivoted in suitable bearings on the car-roof, locking-plate, and the [additional] levers" (lines 1-6).
Date: February 20, 1883
Creator: Hawkins, William A. & Hawkins, Charlie S.
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 in "[t]he combination, with the draw-head, of an upright or standard secured thereto, a lever pivoted to said upright or standard, a coupling-pin pivoted to said lever, a flat spring secured to the underside of the draw-head and extending outwardly beyond the same, and a chain connecting said lever and spring" (lines 16-22).
Date: October 28, 1884
Creator: Pritchett, William Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stove Pipe Joint.

Description: Patent for a new and improved joint for stove pipes. This design has for its object "to secure a firm and safe connection between the sections of pipe, and at the same time to protect the joint so that the pipe is not liable to crack or split at that point. [The] invention consists in combining with the threaded sections of a stove-pipe, a cap or band secured to one of the sections and overlapping the other, so as to inclose and protect the joint" (lines 9-17).
Date: June 2, 1885
Creator: Laughlin, William N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay or Cotton Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design consists "[i]n a hay-press, the combination of the box or casing having suitable doors in its top, bottom, and side, and supported on longitudinal base-strips, a main lever having a short toggle-arm, a semi-rotating fulcrum thereof, auxiliary arms pivotally connected with the main lever, reciprocating followers, and a drum and cord" (lines 26-33).
Date: July 28, 1885
Creator: Bragg, Thomas P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department