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Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the plow using braces and mold-board for a sturdy and very durable plow, including illustration.
Date: November 15, 1859
Creator: Townsend, John T.
Item Type: Patent

Improved Baling-Press.

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.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Hay and Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for improvements in presses for hay, cotton and similar substances, by making the machine portable and the box that holds hay or cotton is adjustable vertically and horizontally. Illustration is included.
Date: October 5, 1869
Creator: Berkeley, John
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cotton-Gin Feeder

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton gins, including endless apron, toothed cylinder, and toothed equalizing and distributing bars. Includes instructions and illustration.
Date: September 6, 1870
Creator: Ralston, Joe
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Hame-Tugs for Harness.

Description: Patent for the improvement of hame-tugs for harnesses, using a metallic hame-tug. It includes a description and illustration.
Date: August 15, 1871
Creator: Dawson, Paul R.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Fluting Sad-Irons.

Description: Patent for "a new combination of fluting and sad-iron, of such kind that the upper fluting-roller will serve as handle for the sad-iron, there being thus no loose or separate parts required for the two functions." (Lines 17-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 14, 1871
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for "a new buckle or tie for holding the ends of the bands of cotton-bales" (lines 18-19) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 19, 1871
Creator: Brown, Floyd G.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Button-Hole Scissors.

Description: Improved Button Hole scissors, where the scissors may be "adjusted vertically for suitable Cutting Hole length"(pg 2). The scissors have a "v-shaped" button hole cutter that can be adjusted to pierce the fabric at a desired depth and a tracing wheel.
Date: February 27, 1872
Creator: Franklin, Edward, A.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Fences.

Description: Patent for a new arrangement of posts, rails, and false posts in fence construction. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 12, 1872
Creator: Stone, John H.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cotton-Bale Ties

Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton-bale ties which consists of the construction of the loop-plate.
Date: May 14, 1872
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Nail-Extractors.

Description: Patent for an improved instrument for extracting nails which "will increase its effectiveness in equal ratio with the resistance offered by the object under operation" (lines 13-16) including instruction and illustrations.
Date: May 14, 1872
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Transplanters

Description: Patent for an improvement in transplanters, intended for use in transplanting cotton or other plants.
Date: May 28, 1872
Creator: Cook, Henry C.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Fences

Description: Patent for an improvement in fences through the manufacturing of a fence or fence-paneling of hoop-iron, so that it may be sold in sections of any desired length, rolled up in compact form, easily and cheaply transported to any distance, and put up by the farmer with rapidity and facility.
Date: June 4, 1872
Creator: Brown, Floyd G.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Paper-Clips.

Description: Patent for the improvement of paper-clips, made out of a single piece of metal. It includes a description and illustration.
Date: June 4, 1872
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Mattress and Cushion Tackers.

Description: Patent for improvement in fasten materials that are used for mattresses or cushion together without being drawn through and lifted by the needles. Illustration is included.
Date: July 2, 1872
Creator: Watson, Thomas A.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Fences.

Description: Patent for improvement in rail-fence by using “triangular-shaped posted or couplings; it consists in arranging posts of a triangular form and a certain construction diagonally with the rails forming the body of each panel, so that long and short rails may be utilized.” (Lines 14-19) Illustration is included.
Date: August 20, 1872
Creator: Willie, William T.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cotton-Cleaners.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-cleaner that enhances the performance of cotton cleaning. It includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 4, 1873
Creator: Ralston, Joe
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Insect-Destroying Compounds.

Description: Patent for a "compound for killing the cotton-worm and other insects that infest, eat, and damage the leaves of the cotton-plant," which "consists in combining a poisonous, an adhesive, and a diffusive ingredient in one and the same compound." (Lines 9-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 17, 1873
Creator: Royall, William B.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cotton Choppers

Description: Patent for improvement in cotton choppers creating a more effective machine relating to the cultivating and chopping of cotton. Includes labeled figures and descriptive text
Date: August 16, 1873
Creator: Garrett, Joseph M.
Item Type: Patent