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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department