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Improvement in the Manufacture of Black Bottle-Glass.

Description: Patent for manufacturing black bottle-glass by using "combination with other ingredients, an earthy slate of a peculiar character, called "clay-slate," for the purpose of furnishing the coloring-matter of the glass,as well as forming one of the bases of the glass itself."(line 10-15) Instruction only, no illustration.
Date: September 2, 1856
Creator: McCully, John F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Hand-Machines for Gathering Cotton in the Field" (lines 3-5), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 16, 1856
Creator: Shields, B. G.
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

Machine for Threshing Grain in the Field.

Description: Patent for a machine that collects swaths of grain for threshing using hooked teeth arranged in rows, including illustration.
Date: April 14, 1857
Creator: Wilson, J. C. & Wilson, T. G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Harvesters.

Description: Patent for cutting grain in gavels at regular intervals along the track of the machine, including illustration.
Date: April 21, 1857
Creator: Wilson, J. C. & Wilson, T. G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mode of Constructing the Tires of Wagon-Wheels.

Description: Patent for an improved mode of making and constructing tires for all manner of wheeled vehicles, including illustrations.
Date: October 20, 1857
Creator: Blinn, John L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton press using a cam-lever for operating the side of the press-box with two different application of power, including illustration.
Date: February 16, 1858
Creator: Witting, F. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn-Husker.

Description: Patent for a new and improved machine for husking corn using a rotating wheel with spurs and cutters with combination of a stationary and movable concaves, including illustration.
Date: March 9, 1858
Creator: Fagan, Joseph & Fagan, James L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for a seed feeder using a tube connected to a revolving cylinder at the bottom of the hopper to deposit the seeds into the earth, including illustration.
Date: March 9, 1858
Creator: Doss, William C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement for planting cotton seeds using a toothed wheel and hopper, including illustration.
Date: April 27, 1858
Creator: Donovan, I. T. & Fowler, W. J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Millstone-Dress.

Description: Patent for millstone dress using mill stone.
Date: July 20, 1858
Creator: Loy, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the seed-box so the seeds are properly distributed into the soil while preventing the seed from clogging the machine, including illustration.
Date: August 24, 1858
Creator: Keiper, D. B. & Fox, A. C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Window-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a spring lever for fastening sliding windows, including illustration.
Date: August 31, 1858
Creator: Root, Irving
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Escapement for Timekeepers.

Description: Patent for the improvement in the escapement of the watch for a "more regular and less liable to get out of order" through wear (lines 23-24), including illustration.
Date: October 12, 1858
Creator: Bishop, Josiah
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Compositions Used as Building Materials.

Description: Patent for making a new kind of building and fencing materials by using farm waste and inorganic settable ingredients such as quick-lime, clay or soil. No illustration.
Date: October 12, 1858
Creator: Raymond, N. C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement of seed planters using a gage-wheel "to regulate the depth of the furrow made by the plow" (lines 16-17), including illustration.
Date: December 28, 1858
Creator: Marshall, Frank M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Water-Wheel.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the water-wheel using curved buckets over a spiral water passage to increase power and volume, including illustration.
Date: February 8, 1859
Creator: Littlepage, C. V.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pessary.

Description: Patent for a ring pessary used as a female birth control device, including illustration.
Date: February 22, 1859
Creator: Wells, Francis, F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for a simple, efficient, and low maintenance submerged rotary pump, including illustration.
Date: February 22, 1859
Creator: Fagan, James L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Revolving Fire-Arms.

Description: Patent for discharging buckshot without reloading and with the precision of firing "a single bullet fired from a barrel of proper bore to fit it" (lines 17-18), including illustrations.
Date: March 1, 1859
Creator: Haynes, William C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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