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Improved Mode of Extracting Essences.

Description: Patent for improvements in extracting essences from objects inserted into a new contraption. The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: August 13, 1867
Creator: Walker, James C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Coffee-Pot.

Description: Patent for improvements to a coffee pot. The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: August 20, 1867
Creator: Walker, James C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Ship-Viameter.

Description: Patent for improvements in ship viameters.
Date: August 27, 1867
Creator: Walker, Jams C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Grain-Meter.

Description: Patent for a more efficient grain-meter. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 8, 1867
Creator: Walker, James C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hot-Air, Steam, and Water-Gauge.

Description: Patent for improvements in hot air, harmonic steam, and water gauges: "In this invention several tubes pass through the boiler, some under and some above the water, through which currents of air are induced by the heat of the water or steam surrounding them" (lines 8-9).
Date: October 8, 1867
Creator: Walker, James C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Horse-Power.

Description: Patent for an improvement in horse-powers (tread-powers) by changing the construction and arrangement of the driving wheels.
Date: May 18, 1869
Creator: Dillaha, J. G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Velocipedes

Description: Patent for improvements to a single-wheel velocipede.
Date: June 20, 1869
Creator: Dillaha, J. G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Power-Apparatus for Vehicles

Description: Patent for "improvements to powered vehicles with combined rim-wheel(s) in combination with a truck(s), resting upon the inner and lower part of the rim, and supporting a carriage-body or frame, crank-shaft. with one or more pinions, and guide-rollers." (line 8)
Date: August 17, 1869
Creator: Dillaha, J. G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Ice-Machines.

Description: Patent for improvements to the construction of "of the various parts of the [ice machine], whereby the reconversion of the ether into liquid before it reaches the freezing-vessel or chamber is better assured" (para. 3).
Date: December 12, 1871
Creator: Mühl, Andrew
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Tie Clamps.

Description: Patent for an instrument that tightens the ties used for bales of cotton.
Date: November 18, 1873
Creator: Leoneard, Thomas Dunlap ; Thomas D. Leoneard, of Waco, Tex. ; Leoneard, T. D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Bale Ties.

Description: Patent for improving cotton bale ties with buckle-tie plate and zinc-galvanized iron wire.
Date: November 18, 1873
Creator: Quarles, Fred.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton Presses

Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton and hay presses.
Date: November 18, 1873
Creator: Leoneard, Thomas Dunlap
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Bale Ties.

Description: Patent for cotton-bale ties with metal plates and hooks.
Date: April 28, 1874
Creator: Lane, James H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Adjustable Saddle-Trees.

Description: Patent for "improvements in saddle-trees; and the invention consists in constructing the forward ends of the trees with the hinged connection between its sides, to allow lateral adjustment of the sides to and from each other..." (lines 10-13) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 16, 1874
Creator: Heaton, George & Eckley, Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Cultivators.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvement in Cotton-Cultivator," (lines 4-5) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 16, 1874
Creator: Burnham, Theodore C. ; Burnham, T. C. ; Theodore C. Burnham, of Waco, Texas.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Bale Ties.

Description: Patent for a new and improved type of cotton bale tie utilizing an automatic leverr-clasp buckle fastener.
Date: July 11, 1874
Creator: Lenard, William R, of Waco, Texas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Choppers.

Description: Patent for an improved cotton-chopping machine, including illustrations.
Date: August 10, 1874
Creator: Burnham, Theodore C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Planters.

Description: Patent for a cotton-planting machine which "consists in a distributing-drum, having seed-openings through it, and inclined distributing-agitators inside of it, said drum being applied to turn in a frame which is pivoted to the beam of a shovel-plow, whereby the roller will accommodate itself to inequalities of surface passed over, and uniformly discharge the seed in the drill-rows, after which a drag or coverer will cover up the seed." (Lines 18-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 13, 1874
Creator: Remsen, Byron & Russell, John E. S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Coffee-Pots

Description: Patent for the design of an improved coffee and tea pot with an internal water reservoir, dripping cup for coffee or tea, gauge for water level, and two separate valves for the hot water and resulting coffee or tea. Includes illustration of both a sectional and horizontal elevation of coffee-pot design.
Date: June 27, 1876
Creator: Sherwood, Willis H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Cleaners

Description: Patent for a device that enhances the performance of cotton-cleaner machinery.
Date: May 1, 1877
Creator: Greaves, James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement of Cotton Cleaners and Condensers

Description: Patent for changes in the parts of cotton cleaner and condenser machinery, includes illustrations. The changes in machinery seek to eliminate impurities in the cotton while also compacting the cotton into a sheet.
Date: May 1, 1877
Creator: Greaves, James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Door-Checks.

Description: Patent for "a device for holding the doors in open position, which is readily applied to the door and worked without noise or jamming; and the invention consists of a holder or knob, with recessed front end, attached to the base-board, and of a counter-sunk door plate or case provided with a rubber block, that binds on the recessed part of the holder to retain the door in open position." (Lines 10-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1877
Creator: Francis, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department