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Description: Patent for improvements on machinery for the manufacture of ice.
Date: August 29, 1871
Creator: Sears, James E.
Description: Patent for improvements in portable press by dividing the pressing-chamber into two parts, one of which is fixed to the wagon-frame, the other part is movable. “The movable part contains the follower, adapted to be titled with it, and operated by the winding-drum, cords, wheel and the wings, working in the horizontal slots in the sides of these parts.” (Lines 81-85) Illustration is included.
Date: January 12, 1869
Creator: Berkeley, J.
Description: Patent for a hay and cotton press, "the operation of which shall be such that the platen, in starting, moves quickly, but as it approaches the end of its movement its velocity decreases, and its power proportionately increases." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 10, 1868
Creator: Carey, Stephen Q.
Description: Patent for an invention "to combine and arrange a cultivator, plow, harrow, and roller, with draught-wheels, axle, draught-pole, and an adjustable supporting-frame, in such a manner that the several parts can be used together or independently." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 3, 1868
Creator: Thornton, Sterling C.
Description: Patent for improvement in combined planter and cultivator by “combining instruments such as hoppers, plow-beans, brace-bars, foot-levers and many others that required for preparing the ground, planting the seed, and cultivating the plants and which may be easily adjusted for the various uses.” (Lines 22-25) Illustration is included.
Date: March 16, 1869
Creator: Switzer, W. C.
Description: Patent for "constructing and arranging a gang or series of plows in one frame that they may have an adjustment on the supporting-runners, and a means of self-adjustment vertically, so that they may be set for furrow-slices of any given depth, and any one of the series may give way to an undue resistance in the line of the furrow without disturbing any other of the plows." (Lines 20-28) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 9, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for improvements in reversible axle skeins: "My invention consists of cast mental axle skeins fitted on the axles, whether of wood or iron, so that they can be turned from time to time, as they wear away, to remove the worn place from the wearing position and bring a part not worn thereto." (lines 5-10).
Date: April 16, 1872
Creator: Smith, Andrew F.
Description: Patent for "a gang-plow, which is so arranged that the beams can be adjusted sideways and up and down at will, and can be permanently secured in any desired position in either movement." (Lines 17-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 30, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for improvements made the medicinal preparations generally used for poultices. The patented improvement involves the application of dried and powdered leaves, stalks, and joints of the cactus opuntia or cockinifer.
Date: April 7, 1868
Creator: Lege, Charles L.
Description: Patent for an "invention to prevent the breaking of glass globes used in kerosene lamps as reservoirs for the burning fluid; and this invention consists in the application around the reservoir of a rubber ring let into a groove, but projecting sufficiently to receive the concussion in case the lamp is overthrown." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 16, 1872
Creator: Otto, Adolph
Description: Patent for a simple machine "for separating the seed from the pulp of the Bois-de-Arc or Osage orange and other apples where the seed is required to be separated uninjured for planing and other purposes" (line 26-29).
Date: March 29, 1870
Creator: Mayo, Robert H.
Description: Patent for an improvement to upright coffee-mills, "whereby the bearings are always maintained in their true relative positions, while the strain on the two is made automatically counteracting, and each part of the shell firmly and effectually supported by the other." (Lines 10-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 16, 1870
Creator: Richer, Francois Charles
Description: Patent for improvement in buckles “which does not require to be sewed to either of the straps which it is to connect, and which will securely fasten and hold the said straps of bands in any desired position.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Richer, F. C.
Description: Patent for improvement in spark-conductors for railroad trains by using a “horizontal flue in sections and use “other devices to engage and disengage the sections, where by to arrest and extinguish sparks and conduct the smoke, ashes, and cinders to the rear.” (Lines 16-20) Illustration is included.
Date: April 27, 1869
Creator: Wright, Reuben