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Boring and Mortising Machine.

Description: Patent for a machine to bore square holes in substitute for a chisel and reduce labor, including illustration. The inventor calls it a "Mortise and Tenon Machine."
Date: July 11, 1848
Creator: Swingle, Alfred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preparation of Portable Soup-Bread.

Description: Patent for "extracting the nutritious part of flesh or animal meat of every description and combining this concentrated extract with flour or vegetable meal, and baking the two substances in an oven, thereby forming a portable desiccated soup-bread....." (lines 8-14), instruction only, no illustration.
Date: February 5, 1850
Creator: Borden, Gail, Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Sawing Marble in Obelisk Form.

Description: Patent for "a new and Improved Machine for Sawing Marble Blocks in Polygonal Taper Form" (lines 4-6), including illustration.
Date: April 15, 1856
Creator: Haviland, J. E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method of Repairing Circular-Saw Teeth.

Description: Patent for enabling the teeth of circular saws to be drawn out and hammered for repair, including illustration.
Date: June 10, 1856
Creator: Parry, M. L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton press using screws and nuts in conjunction of a shifting pinion for changing the motion for the revolving wheels and shafts, including illustration.
Date: January 27, 1857
Creator: Parry, M. L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fastening Iron Bands on Cotton-Bales.

Description: Patent for an iron band to tie and hold cotton bales with convenience and quickly during the first pack and during the compression process, including illustration.
Date: April 5, 1859
Creator: Wells, Clinton G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton-gin by the arrangement of two cylindrical brushes and rollers to reduce damaging the staple of the cotton, illustrations included.
Date: April 19, 1859
Creator: Gottheil, Edward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Machines for Polishing Marble, &c.

Description: Patent for an improved machine that rubs and polishes marble using a sand and water box moving forward and backward to polish the stone without man power and tools, including illustration.
Date: March 20, 1860
Creator: Emmett, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Book-Sewing Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in book sewing machines, the descriptions are included by figures.
Date: July 16, 1867
Creator: Sims, Ferdinand
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton Picker and Cleaner.

Description: Patent for an invention that "relates to certain novel improvements on machinery which is designed for rapidly and thoroughly cleaning and picking the interior grades of cotton, and the badly picked and ginned cottons, and for effecting this result without cutting or in any manner damaging the cotton fiber"(lines 19-25). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: September 1, 1868
Creator: Gilman, Samuel H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Syringe for Destroying Cotton-Plant Worms.

Description: Patent for improved instrument to be used to destroy cotton-worms, this instrument “provided with a nozzle, having a fine discharge-passages, through which the liquid is forced slowly, in the form of spray, and that the same nozzle is provided with an inlet-tube, through which liquid can be rapidly drawn into the barrel for filling it, but which will be automatically shut at the commencement of discharging the liquid through the nozzle, and kept shut during such discharge.” (Lines 55-62) Illustration is included.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Robira, Antonio
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Refining and Ageing Liquors.

Description: Patent for improvement in refining and ageing liquors, including an illustration. The process includes expelling air from distilled liquors, heating them to a boiling point and then cooling them in a waterbath, through the use of a closed, air-tight vessel surrounded by an open water-vessel.
Date: May 10, 1870
Creator: Gilman, Samuel H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Rectifying High-Wines.

Description: Patent for an improved mode of rectifying high wines using a new apparatus.
Date: March 21, 1871
Creator: Lee, Archibald K.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Distilling Turpentine.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in apparatus for distilling turpentine to permit continuous distillation.
Date: April 15, 1872
Creator: Lee, Archibald K.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cane-Seats for Chairs.

Description: Patent for improvement in cane-seats for chairs by simplifying the process of dispensing the drawing of the cane through the chair-frame; thereby reduce materials used to produce the chairs. Illustration is included.
Date: September 3, 1872
Creator: Howe, Will F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for an improved Cotton Chopper. The device is horse drawn with adjustable wheels, plows and drivers seat (pg 2). Illustration Included.
Date: October 8, 1872
Creator: Matthews, Ebenezer T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in bale-ties

Description: Patent for cotton bale ties, involving a lateral arm. Includes illustrations.
Date: November 26, 1872
Creator: Lloyd, Arnold
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for fastening iron or other bands on cotton-bales or packages that put up with iron bands, including illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1873
Creator: Quin, Michael
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department