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Improvement in Fire-Tongs

Description: Patent for a part to prevent the legs of fire-tongs from lapping or crossing each other.
Date: January 17, 1871
Creator: George, Alfred M.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Three-Horse Equalizers.

Description: Patent for improvement in treble-trees by using “two stretcher-loops that are jointed on the double-tree at points on each side of the centre, so that the strain is not at one point, but somewhat distributed.” (Lines 42-44) “The loops can be adjusted so that should there be any material inequality in the strength of the three horses, one can equalized by arranging the loops accordingly nearer to or further away from the centre on either one or both sides.” (Lines 45-49) Illustration is included.
Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Item Type: Patent

Boiler Washing Machine.

Description: Patent for "Improved Washing Machine" in combination with a boiler, "and with a furnace on which the boiler rests".
Date: June 28, 1870
Creator: Cottingham, Gideon W.
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 Carriage-Axles.

Description: Patent for an easily replaceable and self-lubricating carriage axle. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 26, 1870
Creator: Hall, William N.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Two-Horse Equalizers.

Description: Patent for an adjustable device that redistributes weight so that two animals of unequal strength can perform their equal share of work. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 2, 1870
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Item Type: Patent

Improved Side-Saddle.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in side-saddles, and consists in forming the saddle-tress hollow, or with air-chambers within." (Lines 9-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 26, 1870
Creator: Smith, Fenwick
Item Type: Patent

Saw Tooth

Description: Patent for "Improvement in Saw Teeth" (line 3)
Date: July 12, 1870
Creator: Littlepage, Caleb V.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Shot-Cases and Distributers

Description: Patent for a "new receptacle for holding several grades of shot, and to an adjustable distributing device for the same. Its object is to enable traders to keep the several kinds or grades of shot in one receptacle, but so that suitable quantity of any one kind can be readily and conveniently measured out" (lines 20-26).
Date: January 3, 1871
Creator: Booton, Sinclair
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Pen-Holders.

Description: Patent for new improvements on the design of the pen-holder, including illustrations.
Date: January 24, 1871
Creator: George, Alfred M.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Hat-Ventilators.

Description: Patent for improvement in mode of ventilating hats, bonnets, and or caps by “providing the inside of the head-coverings, at the point of contact with the head, with a liuing or an elastic spiral formed into a cushion, through which the air can freely circulate around the whole head.” (Lines 28-32) Illustration is included.
Date: March 30, 1869
Creator: Stremme, Conrad C.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Threshing-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in threshing-machine for threshing grain, with the improved machine, “grain may be threshed and separated from the straw in a very rapid and perfect manner, and without bruising or injuring the straw in any way.” (Lines 13-16) Illustration is included.
Date: February 9, 1869
Creator: Fuos, Matthias
Item Type: Patent

Improved Millstone-Dress.

Description: Patent for an improved millstone dress which allows "the grain [to be] more thoroughly ground, and a larger product of flour [to be] obtained from a given quantity of grain." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 24, 1868
Creator: Gaines, James W.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for improvement in seed-planters by using a combination of lock-lever, bars, set-screw and a tongue to “construct accurate planters in which the planting may be readily done in exact check row, and which will allow the dropping device to be instantly thrown into or out of gear when desired.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
Date: April 13, 1869
Creator: Herrin, I. F.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Hair-Triggers.

Description: Patent for improvement in fire-arms by arranging a hair-trigger on to a fire-arm that have a guard and a trigger without alternation of the interior mechanism of the gun-lock; it is not necessary for the application of a fly in the hammer to prevent the catching of the trigger in the rest-notch of the hammer. (Lines 11-19) Illustration is included.
Date: August 24, 1869
Creator: Schenck, F.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Lamps

Description: Patent for the construction of a combined oil burning lamp and candlestick.
Date: August 3, 1869
Creator: Richer, F. C.
Item Type: Patent