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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.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Billiard-Tables.

Description: Patent for a design for a billiard table that can also be used as a Jenny-Lind table. Illustration included.
Date: November 18, 1873
Creator: Waldie, Samuel H.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Horse-Powers.

Description: Patent for a "new and improved horse-power." Relates to railway horse-powers.
Date: August 16, 1873
Creator: Tadlock, John S. of Belmont, Texas & Howell, J.M. of Belmont, Texas
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Fences.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in fences, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 23, 1873
Creator: King, Wilbur F.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Wheel-Plows

Description: Patent for a wheel plow designed to be simple, durable, easily controlled, and of light draft.
Date: June 19, 1877
Creator: Amonett, Ammon A.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Wagon-Sheet and Tent

Description: Patent for an improvement in wagon sheet coverings / tent. The improvement is in the sides of the wagon sheet can be extended by loosening straps to fall the length to the ground and be staked to the earth. This gives a tent to sleep under after a day of traveling.
Date: August 13, 1871
Creator: Fitzgerald, M. M.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Scissors.

Description: Patent for "scissors for the use of dealers in dry goods; and it consists in providing an ordinary pair of scissors with an extension at or near the end of one of the blades, having an entering point and an eye to carry a thread, and designed to serve a convenient purpose in tagging and retagging goods." (Lines 14-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 19, 1874
Creator: Waldie, Samuel H.
Item Type: Patent

Insect-traps

Description: Patent for an improvement in ant traps. Includes illustrations.
Date: December 31, 1872
Creator: Stell, Japhthah W.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent for an improved, multi-piece harness-buckle that is attachable without the need of sewing, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: March 12, 1878
Creator: Carnes, William J., Jr.
Item Type: Patent

Balance Staff and Wheel for Watches

Description: Patent for an improved design of a balance staff and wheel used for watch repair. The new design allows for an easier repair when replacing a broken staff and decreases the chance that the wheel would be damaged when replacing the staff. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Item Type: Patent

Stake-Pin.

Description: Patent for stake-pin that improves upon previous stake-pins that are used for picketing horses and attaching the ropes. This design allows for the rope to stay out of the dirt. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Carnes, William, Sr. & Penfield, Charles W.
Item Type: Patent

Insect-Power Distributer.

Description: Patent for a new insecticide distributer using a bellows, a rotary fan, and a tube connecting the bellows to an insecticide reservoir; when pressure is applied to the bellows, the insecticide would pass through the reservoir to a flexible pipe that would distribute the insecticide to any direction without the operator breathing it.
Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Preston, Leonidas A.
Item Type: Patent

Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design calls for "the rear side of the cross-piece [to be] provided with a recess . . . to receive the back of the tongue-joint, so that the latter shall not be in the way when the strap is to be passed between the cross-pieces . . . after being adjusted upon the tongues or studs" (lines 35-41).
Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George Gooding
Item Type: Patent

Gopher Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trap for gophers and other subterranean animals. This design utilizes for the first time the combination of spring, jaw, treadle, trigger, and baseboard to ensnare gophers and other varmints.
Date: July 5, 1881
Creator: Norris, Abram.
Item Type: Patent

Vehicle Axle Lubricator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved axle lubricator. This design utilizes threads to allow for removal and reattachment, as well as easy cleaning.
Date: January 25, 1881
Creator: Rochelle, John Rugeley
Item Type: Patent

Marking Device.

Description: Patent for a new and improved merchandise tag. This design consists of a stick "provided with means for holding it fixed in its position after it has been inserted and having hinged to its outer end the tag having a strip of suitable material secured around its edges, as shown, so as to form on both sides of the tag the flanges adapted to receive the removable, reversible, and interchangeable cards (lines 1-8).
Date: August 25, 1885
Creator: Brown, Sampson Harvey
Item Type: Patent

Meat-Tenderer.

Description: Patent for a meat-tenderer that "consists of two plates having a series of intermeshing teeth thereon and connected by suitable means to allow of automatic adjustment, the object of which is to provide a utensil for culinary purposes" (lines 11-15).
Date: September 12, 1893
Creator: Passmore, Benjamin Hill
Item Type: Patent

Drill.

Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and effective drill that "automatically expand[s] in the bottom of the well below the tubing, to cut a hole sufficiently large for the tubing without requiring a second drilling or reaming process" (lines 11-15).
Date: September 25, 1894
Creator: Lindholm, Charlie M.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent relating to "improvements in harness-buckles" (lines 17-18) including instructions and illustration.
Date: July 1, 1879
Creator: Carnes, William J., Jr.
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplings, more especially of that class known as 'swing-pins;' and the object of the invention is to provide a swinging weight which will press the pin normally into operative position, and which will also support the link" (lines 7-12).
Date: August 12, 1890
Creator: Bass, Alonzo T.
Item Type: Patent