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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for a seed-planter that "may be attached to the leg of the attendant and operated by the natural movement of the attendant while walking along behind the machine" (lines 20-23), including illustration.
Date: March 1, 1859
Creator: Benthall, J. C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the seeding-machine by having a lever that allows the driver to operate the hopper-box, harrow, and smoothing-roller at any time, including illustration.
Date: June 14, 1859
Creator: Veal, Franklin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for "a new and Improved Cultivator" (lines 3-4) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 21, 1859
Creator: Veal, Franklin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Saw-Gummer.

Description: Patent for a machine that uses a grindstone to sharpen rotary saws. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 4, 1865
Creator: Fosterm A. K.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvment in Cotton Cultivator.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton cultivators: "designed more especially for cultivating cotton, scraping the earth away from the young plants, and thinning out the same" (lines 11-12).
Date: December 18, 1866
Creator: Foster, A. K. & Foster, B. H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Insect-Destroyers.

Description: Patent for a device to destroy "winged insects which are destructive to the cotton plants and other vegetation" (lines 19-21) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1870
Creator: Byrne, Thomas; Strunk, Diedrich & Schott, J. J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Machines for Making Plow-Irons.

Description: Patent for an improvement in the design for machines for manufacturing plow irons, including illustrations.
Date: March 4, 1873
Creator: McGinty, James M. & Nolan, Thomas.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Picket-Fences.

Description: Patent for secure, inexpensive picket-fence construction using various sizes of wood pieces and wire. It is meant for situations in which wood is scarce. Illustration included.
Date: October 14, 1873
Creator: McGinty, Robert H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in seed-planters.

Description: Patent for a seed planter that drops seeds into the plow furrow, where a roller covers the seeds with dirt. Includes illustrations.
Date: February 17, 1874
Creator: Pressly, Thompson & Hicks, D. E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Picket-Fences

Description: Patent for improvement for Picket Fences, Patent No. 143632 dated October 14, 1873. The improved picket fences composed of zig zag settings with their upper ends brought in line and are connected and supported by wires and posts.
Date: October 6, 1874
Creator: McGinty, Robert H
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Rotary Cultivators.

Description: Patent for a machine for "opening ditches to drain land and form fences, and to grade railroads, &c." (lines 15-17) including illustrations and instructions.
Date: October 10, 1876
Creator: Tadlock, Sevier
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale-tie design with different buckle and band. It includes illustrations.
Date: January 14, 1879
Creator: Johnson, Jordan
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design utilizes a strap-iron binder with notches along the sides that allow for a bail to clamp firmly within them; thus, the bale is fastened.
Date: December 30, 1879
Creator: Johnson, Jordan
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harness buckle. This design calls for a central cross-bar, upon which the frame rests, with fold-able arms that form a loop beneath the side-bars with the assistance of metal pins (lines 57-62). This design eliminates the need for stitching the strap being buckled.
Date: March 15, 1881
Creator: Garrett, Charles William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design utilizes two separate tongues that run freely along a middle bar, which lengthens the life of the strap by distributing pressure and allowing for broken out, frayed, or otherwise worn holes to be circumvented for new ones.
Date: May 3, 1881
Creator: Burket, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow Colter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow colter. This design calls for a colter that conforms to the face-curve of the plow shovel, thus forming a landside. The colter can be attached to and removed from either side of the plow standard.
Date: December 27, 1881
Creator: Kersh, Alvin Jacob
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Barber's Paper Clip.

Description: Patent for a new and improved barber's paper clip. This design calls for "a clip formed by doubling upon itself a [flat] strip of metal," which will hold sheets of paper on which barbers can sharpen their razors. A hook exists on the opposite side, by which the paper clip can hang from the hot towel on the customer's face.
Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Cohen, Moses
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fan.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fan. This design "consists mainly, first, in the combination with a swinging bar of metal or wood, or both, carrying the fans, of a balance-weight located at an angle to the line of the bar for the purpose of retarding its backward movement; and, second, in the combination, with a shaft and a hinge-connection uniting the fan-holder clamp to the shaft, of a removable pin by means of which the fan may be caused to move positively with the shaft or swing independently of it, as may be desired" (lines 12-22).
Date: June 20, 1882
Creator: Cohen, Moses.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fan Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fan attachment. This design "consists of an attachment for rocking-chairs, cradles, &c., and having an oscillatory arm adapted to hold a fan" (lines 9-11).
Date: January 2, 1883
Creator: Cohen, Moses
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well cleaner. This design "is to provide a simple instrument by which wells can be cleaned out without descending into them. It is well known that much danger exists in descending into foul wells on account of the poisonous gases often collected near the bottom of the same" (lines 20-26).
Date: October 7, 1884
Creator: Neitsche, Frederick Theodor
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the plow-beam, the slotted and braced standard, and the adjustable land-bar, of the winged attachment formed with perforated lugs, the plow-point formed with upper and lower extensions and secured to said attachment" (lines 95-100).
Date: August 21, 1888
Creator: Wied, August & Lürssen, Henrich
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial-Stone Composition

Description: Patent for "an artificial stone adapted for all purposes to which natural stone can be applied, and which can be given any desired shape while in a plastic state, or carved and polished after hardening" (lines 12-18).
Date: January 28, 1890
Creator: Blackmon, Albert M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Veterinary Medicine

Description: Patent for "a compound for the eradication of screw-worms in animals, and it has for its object toprovide a simple and inexpensive compound of this character which will quickly and efficiently destroy the worms, and at the same time serve as both an astringent and antiseptic to the wound" (lines 10-16).
Date: April 22, 1890
Creator: Youngkin, John A. & Youngkin, Josiah S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Lining.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well lining. This design "has for its object to provide a seamless lining extending from the bottom of the well to the surface of the ground and designed to exclude all foreign or impure substances from the well-water—such as pass through the cracks of the brick or stone lining now commonly employed—and also to exclude ants and other insects and prevent the damage frequently cause through this source" (lines 9-17).
Date: May 13, 1890
Creator: Blackmon, Albert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department