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Description: Patent for a machine that can plant any kind or size of seed or grain at any desired distance apart.
Date: December 3, 1878
Creator: Hoshall, David W.

Bee Hive.

Description: Patent for improvements to "that class of bee-hives or bee-houses having a series of compartments..." (lines 15-17) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 21, 1878
Creator: Walton, George Slaughter

Improvement in Corn-Cob Splitters.

Description: Patent for an improved corn-cob splitter for feeding stock using a tapering pin operated by a rack and pinion to split corn whether shuck is on or off. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 2, 1878
Creator: Smith, Joseph F.

Improvement in Game-Tables.

Description: Patent for a "new and improved Gaming-Table..." [line 5] including illustrations and instructions.
Date: August 5, 1879
Creator: Macy, Edwin M.

Improvement in Molds for Sewer-Building.

Description: Patent for a collapsible mold on wheels, allowing a sewer to "be built in sections around the mold and the mold moved along the trench as sections are completed" (lines 13-16) including illustrations.
Date: December 23, 1879
Creator: Burns, James

Attachment for Wheel-Plows.

Description: Patent for "invention has relation to improvements in attachments to sulky and other horse-plows" (para. 3). Combines a circle-plate, transverse clamp-ridge, clamps, a bearing plate, a king-bolt, a transverse sleeve, an axle, adjusting collars, and transporting-wheels on said axle.
Date: December 21, 1878
Creator: Cummins, John Randolph


Description: Patent for improvements applicable to a gang of plows. Ability to adjust depth, security of plow arms, and can plow three rows at once.
Date: March 18, 1879
Creator: Gifford, George Lewis

Improvement in Hydraulic Packings

Description: Patent for an improvement in hydraulic packing for use in hydraulic rams. Includes illustration and description.
Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Riesel, Henry

Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Description: Patent for an improvement to car couplings which would "obviate the necessity and its attendant danger of going between the cars" (lines 17-18) including an illustration.
Date: July 22, 1879
Creator: Ahrenbeck, C.

Improvement in External Window, Door, and Shutter Sprinklers

Description: Patent for improvement in external window, door, and shutter sprinklers. The sprinklers would be used to wet the wooden pieces in case of adjacent fire, and are designed to run down the side of the building instead of into the building, reducing water damage inside, with illustration.
Date: August 27, 1878
Creator: Bennison, John

Device for Ringing Bells.

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of devices for ringing bells, including illustrations.
Date: February 25, 1879
Creator: Perry, Elton

Combined Shawl-Strap and Head-Rest

Description: Patent for a head rest to be used in cars and other places and can be attached to a seat or shawl, including illustrations.
Date: March 4, 1879
Creator: McLane, Hiram H.


Description: Patent for a improved cradle with a fan attachment, including instructions.
Date: March 4, 1879
Creator: Reisor, Andrew S.

Construction of Roofs.

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of roofs, including instruction.
Date: March 11, 1879
Creator: Boyd, John


Description: Patent for improvements in the plow with a heated mold-board to prevent sticking, including illustrations.
Date: March 11, 1879
Creator: Tucker, Argyle W.

Improvement in Hand Cotton Pickers.

Description: Patent for a new method of picking cotton by hand, whereby 3 spindles remove the fibers from the bolls.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Ham, Thomas William

Improvement in Angle-Plates for Doors.

Description: Patent for a strengthening bracket for improving angle-plates for door hinges, such that the door will be supported from sagging at the hinge.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Morris, Robert C. & McLane, Hiram H.

Improvement in Churning-Machines

Description: Patent for improvement in mechanisms in operating churns. Includes a crank wheel and spindles for churning, as well as a better balanced upright position.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Haile, James T.

Improvement in Car-Journal Boxes.

Description: Patent for the improvement in car-journal boxes. This invention "relates to oil-boxes used upon journals of car-axles, the object being to prevent the lid from shaking off of the oil-stop or oil-packing surrounding the axle to be removed and replaced by a new one without removing the box from the journal."
Date: October 15, 1878
Creator: Alexander, Francis M.