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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

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for a variety of cotton-bale ties that has has a series of notches and pins that lock together when the ends are brought together.
Date: December 30, 1879
Creator: Singer, Edgar C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Mold-Boards for Plows.

Description: Patent for an improved design for plow mold-boards that involves using holes and a water pump to keep the mold-board clear of earth.
Date: December 30, 1879
Creator: Fields, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Portable Steam-Engines.

Description: Patent for Improvements in Portable Steam-Engines
Date: December 30, 1879
Creator: Kriebel, Hosea K. & Light, Frederick, Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planters.

Description: Patent for a new and improved construction and combination of parts used by machines that convert either into a cotton or corn planter, including illustrations.
Date: December 23, 1879
Creator: Rhea, Robert H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Scrapers.

Description: Patent for an improvement in the construction of cotton-scrapers, "which is secured to the stock or standard so as to project out to one side of the cultivator-shovel" (lines 14-16) including illustrations.
Date: December 23, 1879
Creator: Hill, Abner R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Devices for Transmitting Rotary Motion.

Description: Patent for an improvement to devices that transmit rotary motion from one shaft to another. It is comprised of a wheel on a rotary shaft that has has a groove that grips an angular nut mounted on a shaft.
Date: December 23, 1879
Creator: Howe, Milton G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Molds for Sewer-Building.

Description: Patent for a collapsible mold on wheels, allowing a sewer to "be built in sections around the mold and the mold moved along the trench as sections are completed" (lines 13-16) including illustrations.
Date: December 23, 1879
Creator: Burns, James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter and cultivator with illustrations. The invention furnishes a combined planter and cultivator constructed in such a way that "the seed dropping appliances can be readily detached and the machine adjusted for use as a cultivator." (lines 18-20)
Date: December 16, 1879
Creator: Tanner, James Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Elevated Cable-Railways.

Description: Patent for an "elevated propelling cable-track for the rapid transit of cars in cities" (lines 6-7) including illustrations.
Date: December 16, 1879
Creator: Reager, Francis M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for "an improved fastening for the ends of bale-bands, whether the latter be constructed of sheet metal or wire." (lines 18-21) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 2, 1879
Creator: Camp, Ira M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton Scrapers, Choppers, and Dirters.

Description: Patent for "an improved machine for cultivating cotton" (lines 15-16)including illustrations. The machine is used to "bar off, scrape, chop, and dirt the cotton upon both sides of a row at one passage." (lines 17-19)
Date: December 2, 1879
Creator: De Force, Samuel A. & McConnell, William V.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Stone-Dressing Tools.

Description: Patent for "an improved rotary hand-tool for dressing stone" (lines 7-8) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 2, 1879
Creator: Gilmore, Louis C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Windmills.

Description: Patent for an improved windmill, including illustrations, consisting of an arrangement of "three stationary sails between arms on central shaft, so as to obtain double or increased power from the air passing through the wheel." (lines 7-10)
Date: December 2, 1879
Creator: Dewees, Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Agricultural Implements.

Description: Patent for improvements to a corn and cotton-seed planter with instructions and illustrations.
Date: 1879-12-2
Creator: Neal, Nathan P. & Stroud, Wiley N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent for 'buckles for harness or other purposes, adapted for connection to a strap or billet without sewing." (lines 6-8)Instructions and illustrations are included.
Date: November 25, 1879
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Apparatus for Destroying Insects.

Description: Patent for an "improvement in devices for destroying ants and burrowing animals of all kinds." (lines 13-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 18, 1879
Creator: Melcher, John C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Picking Machines.

Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton-picking machines including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 18, 1879
Creator: Trenks, Frederick F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton-presses adapted for pressing cotton into bales including instructions and illustration.
Date: November 18, 1879
Creator: Langill, Charles H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fire-Lighters.

Description: Patent for a device which allows the lighting of "fires, lights, blasts, &c., by a person located some distance from the object to be ignited." (lines 7-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 18, 1879
Creator: Craig, Samuel M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Pruning Implements.

Description: Patent for "an improved implement for trimming hedges and for cutting and laying down hedges" (lines 8-10) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 18, 1879
Creator: Booker, David
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Saw-Sets

Description: Patent for an improvement in a device which sets the teeth of a saw, with instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 18, 1879
Creator: Holton, Samuel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Sprinklers

Description: Patent for Improvements to cotton-sprinklers that provides "effective distribution of poisonous liquids upon cotton-plants, for the purpose of destroying the cotton-worm or other destructive insects." (lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustration.
Date: November 11, 1879
Creator: Schier, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Harmony Attachments for Piano-Fortes.

Description: Patent for, "an attachment for piano-fortes, whereby the musician may play the melody upon an instrument like the violin with his hands in the usual manner, and the accompaniment or harmony by operating the attachment with his feet."
Date: November 11, 1879
Creator: Radinsky, Gustav A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department