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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.