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Improvement in Curing Meat, &c.

Description: Patent for curing meat using an air-tight brine vacuum to heat and purify the meat, including illustrations.
Date: September 12, 1846
Creator: Allen, Augustus C.
Item Type: Patent

Brick-Machine.

Description: Patent for a machine, which the inventor calls "The Concussion Brick-Machine", that makes bricks using molds, including illustrations.
Date: May 30, 1848
Creator: Wilson, Robert
Item Type: Patent

Valve-Gear for Steam-Engines.

Description: Patent for improving the cut-off of steam-engines through a simple valve motion, including illustration.
Date: July 30, 1850
Creator: Milner, George B.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Fish-Hooks.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvement in the Sockdolager Fish-Hook" (lines 4-5), including illustration.
Date: April 11, 1854
Creator: Sigler, Henry
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cotton and Hay Presses.

Description: Patent for the "improvement in Horizontal Cotton - Presses for compressing cotton, hay, and other articles and substances for baling; ..." (lines 3-6), including illustrations.
Date: July 5, 1859
Creator: Stockbridge, Elam
Item Type: Patent

Rotary Steam-Engine.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the rotary engine through the arrangement of passages and system of pistons for a more simple construction with little friction, including illustration.
Date: August 16, 1859
Creator: Montjoy, George J. & Sawyer, J. B.
Item Type: Patent

Improved Mode of Preserving Meat.

Description: Patent for a process that claims to preserve meat. The patent includes only instructions and no illustrations.
Date: October 6, 1868
Creator: Perl, Dr. M.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Spark-Conductors for Railroad-Trains.

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
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Machine for Cutting Stalks in the Field Preparatory to Plowing.

Description: Patent for improvement in machine for clearing cotton and corn-fields of the stalks after the crops have been gathered by “providing a revolving drum or roller with knives, set spirally around it, which cut the stalks of cotton or corn-fields into pieces of any desired length, for the purpose of being plowed under the surface for fertilizing, by rolling it over them.” (Lines 14-19) Illustration is included.
Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Wright, Reuben
Item Type: Patent

Improved Anchor for Animals.

Description: Patent for improvement in animals’ anchor in which it allow the animals to graze without being twisted or wound up the rope by using the combination of a swiveled loop and a pivoted loop with each other, and a pin. “This pin is made with four wings, or radial longitudinal flanges, tapering to a point at its lower end and is readily forced into the ground, and easily drawn out, but will resist a very strong side-draught.” (Lines23-27) Illustration is included.
Date: June 8, 1869
Creator: Raiford, P. H.
Item Type: Patent

Coffee and Teapot.

Description: Patent for an improved coffee and teapot, in which the coffee or tea are boiled into the water and then strained out. Included instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Heiss, Gregor
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Apparatus for Destroying Worms on Cotton-Plants.

Description: Patent for improvement in insect destroyer by “placing a gas-generator on a wagon, in its lower chamber, a fire box is placed for creating sulphurous gas. A bellows attached to its lower end to regulate sufficient air in forming the sulphurous gas.” (Lines 15-18) Illustration is included.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Perl, M.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Furnaces.

Description: Patent for improvements in furnaces, using steam to create heat. It includes a description and illustration.
Date: April 12, 1870
Creator: Morris, Joseph R.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Rotary Subsoil-Plows.

Description: Patent for an improvement upon subsoil plows, using a series of spades arranged upon the same pulleyed rotary shaft, combined with furrow-opening plows.
Date: March 28, 1871
Creator: Morris, Joseph R.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Carriage-Axles.

Description: Patent for improvements to carriage axles which include the addition of a sleeve, bearing, and linch-pin device.
Date: June 13, 1871
Creator: Wagner, Ernest Friedrich
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Gas-Furnaces and Forges.

Description: Patent for "an apparatus in which the gases from one or more forges, instead of passing off unconsumed into the atmosphere, enter a furnace and are burnt therein, thereby furnishing heat for the generation of steam in a boiler connected with said furnace, which steam is used to drive a fan that impels a blast into each forge, and is also used to propel an engine that operates a hammer, the exhaust from the engine being conducted to the tuyeres of the forges through pipes in which are placed red-hot iron plates, which decompose the steam, taking up the oxygen, and liberating the hydrogen which is burnt in the forges." (Lines 12-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 7, 1871
Creator: Morris, Joseph R.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Rotary Engines.

Description: Patent for rotary engines "driven by steam or other elastic agent, or which may be used for pumping water" (lines 29-32) to obtain "a more direct application of the force applied to drive the engine" (lines 39-40) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 6, 1872
Creator: Richardson, John Dun
Item Type: Patent