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Improvement in Air-Pressure Fluid-Vents.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in air-pressure automatic fluid vents for the use in the discharge of all liquids" (lines 3-6), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 25, 1877
Creator: Park, Hardy B.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Automatic Fan

Description: Patent for improvement in automatic fans, specifically of a fan attached to a pendulum of a clock mechanism.
Date: April 25, 1876
Creator: Gollner, Ervin G. & Fretz, Emil
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for "a perfectly-tight fastening - one that will not slip or give, and one that can be easily and quickly unfastened without cutting the band, or in any way injuring the part." (Lines 16-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 10, 1876
Creator: Krieg, Christian
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Bee-hives

Description: Patent for an improvement of a bee-hive enabling inspection of bees, protection of bees from moths, ventilation of the hive, and removal of honey without disturbing the brood-chamber.
Date: September 12, 1876
Creator: Hayden, Noah Dunken & Clapp, Amasa O.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Brick-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improvement in brick-machines by which a new combination of construction materials is contrived.
Date: July 31, 1876
Creator: Michel, Ferdinand
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent for "an improved method of manufacturing a buckle to secure the different part of harness, saddle, or bridle trimmings, by means of mechanical connections that will obviate the use or necessity or stitches or sewing of any kind, and yet retain the adjacent parts firmly and with a secure engagement." (Lines 18-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 21, 1876
Creator: Bond, Virgil A.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Clod-Crushers.

Description: Patent for a land-drag and clod-crusher that will effectually crush the clods, level the land, and pack the soil, at one and the same operation.
Date: May 16, 1876
Creator: Crockett, John M.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Combined Ventilators and Chimneys

Description: Patent for improvement in Combined Ventilators and Chimneys. This object is to be used with the brick chimney on top of the roof to provide air circulation. It consists of an iron-lined inner flue secured within an outer casing with suitable bottom and top perforation for establishing air current around the flue.
Date: July 14, 1874
Creator: Hickley, Walter R & Dibrell, Charles J
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Fences.

Description: Patent for improvement in fences using wire rails, including illustrations.
Date: May 6, 1879
Creator: Temby, Joseph W.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Flat-Iron Heaters.

Description: Patent for a device which rapidly heats a flat or smoothing iron utilizing a lamp with multiple burners which can be adjusted to raise the temperature of the flat iron to the desired degree.
Date: July 28, 1874
Creator: Wilmot, Byron
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Fluting-Irons.

Description: Patent for "improvements in combined fluting and smoothing irons, which are made hollow for the purpose of receiving a heated metallic block which will raise the shell to the proper temperature for smoothing or fluting." (Line 16-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 6, 1876
Creator: McCausland, William I.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in land-drag and clod-crusher.

Description: Patent for an implement to crush clogs of dirt. Designed to be an improvement on the clod-crusher and drag for which Letters Patent No. 177,476 was granted.
Date: September 19, 1876
Creator: Crockett, John M.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Description: Patent for a medical compound consisting of magnesia, soda, potassium oxide, manganese, sodium chloride, acid phosphate of iron, sulfuric acid, and phosphoric acid. The compound is said to treat a wide variety of ailments.
Date: September 16, 1879
Creator: Coleman, George S.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Plaiting-Irons.

Description: Patent for an improvement to plaiting-irons: "a plaiting-iron composed of a peculiarly-constructed iron or metal plate used in connection with a correspondingly-constructed board" (lines 23-25), with illustrations.
Date: August 14, 1877
Creator: Gingras, Joseph E.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for improvements in adjusting devices and attachments for sulky plows, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Payne, Joseph Mott
Item Type: Patent