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Combined Shawl-Strap and Head-Rest

Description: Patent for a head rest to be used in cars and other places and can be attached to a seat or shawl, including illustrations.
Date: March 4, 1879
Creator: McLane, Hiram H.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Adjustable Hats

Description: Patent for an improvement to adjustable hatband which includes directions and illustrations.
Date: March 20, 1877
Creator: Cassiano, I. Ygnacio
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Adjustable Hats.

Description: Patent for a mechanism improving the ability to adjust the shape of a hat to fit different sized heads. The patent is for an "adjustable attachment for enlarging and contracting" the hat's design.
Date: August 30, 1873
Creator: Cassiano, Ygnacio I.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Angle-Plates for Doors.

Description: Patent for a strengthening bracket for improving angle-plates for door hinges, such that the door will be supported from sagging at the hinge.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Morris, Robert C. & McLane, Hiram H.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Animal-Traps.

Description: Patent for an improvement in animal traps to catch animals without bait, including illustrations.
Date: March 10, 1874
Creator: De Vilbiss, John W., Jr.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Apparatus for the Manufacture of Ice.

Description: Patent for a refrigeration apparatus "in which a continuous operation is maintained by means of a current of ether or other volatile fluid which liquefies at a low temperature." (Lines 18-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 28, 1871
Creator: Mühl, A.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Bag-Fasteners.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in the manner of fastening bags and attaching labels or shipping directions" (lines 4-7) including illustrations.
Date: June 17, 1879
Creator: Terrell, Will
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for improvement to "class of bale-ties in which the bands are secured by means of a fastening or key which passes through slots in the ends of the band." (lines 13-16)
Date: April 2, 1878
Creator: Howard, William Henry; Broussard, Camille E. & Hutchins, Rush M.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Car-Axle Boxes.

Description: Patent for improvement to car-axle boxes, specifically "Oil-Collectors for Railroad Journals" (line 6), including illustrations.
Date: August 5, 1879
Creator: Morris, Robert C. & McLane, Hiram H.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Dining-Tables.

Description: Patent for an improved dining table with a rotating food service, a water reservoir and fountain, and an elevated wine bucket. Includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: November 14, 1876
Creator: Cassiano, I. Ygnacio
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Extension Hat-Brims.

Description: Patent for a "new and Improved Extension Hat Brim" (lines 3-4) with folding arms to extend the brim, including illustrations.
Date: July 8, 1873
Creator: Cassiano, I. Ygnacio
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in extension hat-brims.

Description: Patent for "a new and Improved Extension Hat-Brim" (lines 3-4) which can be extended or folded back by the wearer. Includes illustrations.
Date: July 8, 1873
Creator: Cassiano, I. Ygnacio
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Fences.

Description: Patent for improvement in iron fences by using rails and bars to support the braced posts. All the parts are easily taken apart, this flexibility allows the fence to be set on uneven as well as on level ground. Illustration is included.
Date: July 23, 1872
Creator: Lerick, Isaac N.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Gun-Locks.

Description: Patent for "a novel application of hair-trigger catch to the main trigger, which operates together with a holder and separate springs." (Lines 30-33) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 16, 1870
Creator: Deutz, Joseph
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Kilns.

Description: Patent for an improvement in the construction of kilns.
Date: September 27, 1870
Creator: Taylor, Peter C.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Medicinal Extracts.

Description: Patent for the extract of Dasylirion graminifolium. This describes the method of acquiring the extract as well as illnesses the extra is purported to treat.
Date: July 14, 1874
Creator: Bihl, Charles A.
Item Type: Patent

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

Improvement in Ox-Bows.

Description: Patent for improvements to ox-bows so that they "shall not require bending, and which may be made in parts of the country where timber suitable for bending is scarce" (lines 9-12).
Date: May 24, 1870
Creator: Moore, Alfred L. D.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Piano-Pedal Attachments.

Description: Patent for improved piano-pedal attachments which would help "children who are not able to reach the regular pedals; by hooking the stool to the regular pedal-support and setting the connecting-rods in the little sockets in the piano-pedals." (Lines [9-14]) Illustration is included.
Date: March 14, 1876
Creator: Cheesman, Charles F.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement In Rotary Valve And Seat.

Description: Patent for an improvement in the construction of a rotary valve and seat. Specifications for the new construction and illustrations are included.
Date: August 5, 1879
Creator: Watkins, Edward L.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Saddles.

Description: Patent for re-enforcing and strengthening the front of a saddle.
Date: September 13, 1873
Creator: McGrath, Thomas H.
Item Type: Patent