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Improvement in Saws.

Description: Patent for improvements to circular or straight saws that steady the saw and prevent vibration and buckling. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 19, 1871
Creator: Littlepage, Caleb V.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Methods of Forming Saw-Teeth.

Description: Patent for "a rule for giving to the backs of saw-teeth such an angle as will allow the teeth to be made of proper strength and at the same time to be chambered out and pointed so that they will cut the wood like chisels instead of scraping or tearing the wood." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 19, 1871
Creator: Littlepage, Caleb V.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Elevators.

Description: Patent for improvements in elevators, for lifting heavy objects. It includes a description and illustration.
Date: June 13, 1871
Creator: Bishop, Josiah
Item Type: Patent

Improved Head-Rest.

Description: Patent for a new and improved head-rest for railroad-car seats and other seats, that can be applied to or removed from the back of seats without the use of clamp-screws, and are adjustable and adaptable to the convenience and comfort of different persons. It includes a description and illustrations.
Date: May 31, 1870
Creator: Littlepage, Caleb V.
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 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 Trusses.

Description: Patent for improvements in the wiring and metal plates in self-adjusting trusses.
Date: September 27, 1870
Creator: Baker, William
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Saws.

Description: Patent for improvement in saws by way of the construction of beveled edged teeth with concave sides.
Date: April 26, 1870
Creator: Littlepage, C. V.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.

Description: Patent for a cotton-picking machine that "consists in a set of saws mounted on a truck, and geared with the driving-wheels, to run in the tops of the plants...and detach the cotton and convey it to a brushing-roller above, which detaches the cotton from the saws and delivers it into a receptacle behind." (Lines 10-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 23, 1870
Creator: McRae, Daniel M.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Gang Plow and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved gang plow and cultivator" (lines 3-4), including instructions and illustrations. "This invention relates to a new agricultural machine which may be readily changed from a gang-plow into a cultivator, and vice-versa" (lines 15-17).
Date: December 18, 1877
Creator: Domschke, Charles
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a "new and improved corn and cotton planter" (lines 3-4), to plant both cotton and corn seed,including instructions and illustrations. The configuration includes a new combination of parts.
Date: December 25, 1877
Creator: Domschke, Charles
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Churns.

Description: Patent for improvements to the design of the butter churn, to ease labor and improve efficiency, including illustrations.
Date: April 18, 1876
Creator: Rost, Otto
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Toy Trumpets.

Description: Patent for improvements in toy trumpets in which in addition to making sound, the movement of air through the instrument also causes a disk on top of the instrument to revolve by the force of the air on paddles that form the bottom of the disk. The top of the disk will have decorative figures such as soldiers.
Date: September 12, 1876
Creator: Sterzing, Fred.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Paper Boxes.

Description: Patent for improved techniques in folding paper boxes using a single piece of paper in which the bottom part is safely secured. Illustration is included.
Date: March 7, 1876
Creator: Kuehne, Franz
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Stalk-Pullers.

Description: Patent for an improved stalk-puller for use in pulling cotton-stalks in preparing the land for another crop.
Date: September 19, 1876
Creator: Brown, Robert D.
Item Type: Patent

Breech-Loading Fire-Arm

Description: Patent for a new and improved breech-loading firearm. This design "consists in the devices for opening the breech-block and ejecting the cartridge-shell by one and the same motion that cocks the gun, and also in a spring and pitman arranged with the breech-block" (para. 2).
Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Petmecky, Joseph C.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Postage or Revenue Stamps.

Description: Patent for an improvement in postage or revenue stamps. Patent for postage or revenue stamp "composed of two superposed sheets or layers, A B, the top layer carrying the printed designs, having parallel incisions therein, and the bottom layer being provided with adhesive material on the back". Patent for postage and revenue stamps that cannot be re-used.
Date: July 10, 1877
Creator: Beaumont, David G.
Item Type: Patent