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Improvements in Expanding Mandrels.

Description: Patent for improvements in expanding mandrels by way of an expanding-chuck.
Date: January 23, 1872
Creator: Simons, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Medical Compounds or Bitters.

Description: Patent for a medical compound prepared with whisky, gentian-root, cinchonabark, quassia and cloves which is intended as "a remedy for miasmatic fevers" (line 23) including instructions for the preparation and administration of the medicine.
Date: January 23, 1872
Creator: Turner, Richard G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Apparatus for Preserving Meats and Vegetables

Description: Patent for "improvement in apparatus" for the use of "preserving meats, vegetables, fruits &c." (lines 5, 16-17) including construction specifications and illustrations.
Date: January 30, 1872
Creator: Maxwell, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Velocipedes

Description: Patent for the improvement of Velocipedes. The improvement consists of a new and novel combination and arrangement of propelling power, due to the weight of the body, which may be aided by the muscular force thereof and guiding apparatus.
Date: February 13, 1872
Creator: Maltby, Henry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fire-Place Fenders.

Description: Patent for "an extensible fender adapted for large or small fire-places" (lines 8-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 27, 1872
Creator: Hall, William N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hand-Cultivators.

Description: Patent for "hand-cultivators; and the novelty consists in the improved construction and arrangement of the stock, tongue, and plows; and in the application to the end of the tongue of a shoulder-strap to assist in working the implement." (Lines 15-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 27, 1872
Creator: Jones, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Road-Scrapers.

Description: Patent for an improvement in road-scrapers which "consists in hanging the scoop to the carriage in such a manner that it may always be made to scrape in horizontal planes whether the carriage run on a level surface or on a hill side; and also in certain devices for holding the scoop suspended above the ground while moving from place to place." (Lines 9-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 26, 1872
Creator: Coy, Elihu E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Throttle-Valve Stands and Stems.

Description: Patent for "a new arrangement of support for the stem of a throttle-valve, and has for its object to facilitate the lubricating of the screw and cause the parts to be firmly held in place." (Lines 19-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 2, 1872
Creator: Compant, John M. & Krauskopf, Engelbert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Mattress-Stuffers.

Description: Patent for an improved mattress stuffer with a horizontal case and a hinged cover.
Date: April 2, 1872
Creator: Watson, Thomas A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Preserving Meat, &c.

Description: Patent for a method of preserving meat, vegetables, and other foods in an air-tight container using hydrogen gas and displaced water.
Date: April 2, 1872
Creator: Gillespie, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Electro-Magnetic Engines.

Description: Patent for "a new practical application of electro-magnetism to machinery for the purpose of moving the same and keeping it in motion, and developing a degree of force which is only limited by the reduced proportion of power applied. The invention consists principally in the transmission of electro-magnetic power through compressed air for motor purposes, and the mechanism and combination of machinery necessary for that purpose." (Lines 12-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 9, 1872
Creator: Thornton, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Glass Globes or Reservoirs for Lamps.

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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Reversible Axle-Skeins.

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Choppers and Cultivators

Description: Patent for a improved version of the cotton-chopper, used for the cultivation of cotton. This is a new arrangement of part of the cotton-chopper as it fits in with the complete machine.
Date: April 16, 1872
Creator: Harcrow, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Distilling Turpentine.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in apparatus for distilling turpentine to permit continuous distillation.
Date: April 15, 1872
Creator: Lee, Archibald K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Washing-Machines

Description: Patent for "a new and valuable Improvement in Washing-Machines" for which "the novelty consists in providing the tank with two separate apartments or boxes for containing, respectively, suds and clear water, and in arranging the separating partition so that an ordinary wringer may be attached thereto and used on the clothes as they pass from the suds-box to the clear-water box."
Date: July 16, 1872
Creator: Newman, Greer J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Railroad-Switches.

Description: Patent for improvement in railroad-switches by “mounting a frog on a plate, and provided with pivoted rails or rail-sections, arranged for operation in connection with fixed rail-sections upon the plate, to form a continuity with either line of main rail, and connected below the plate by pivoted bars or levers, to secure a relative action or adjustment of the pivoted or movable rail-sections, whereby a very perfect and simple frog operating to prevent break in the main line or lines is obtained, and which is capable of being adjusted by passing trains in opposite directions of travel.” (Lines 5-18) Illustration is included.
Date: July 16, 1872
Creator: Fitzsimmons, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Brick-Machines.

Description: Patent for the improvement of brick-machines, consisting in the arrangement, with the molds, of one or more valves of flood-gates in the bottom of the pugmill, for the purpose of controlling the flow of the clay into the molds, and a roller and knife upon each side of the mill for pressing the clay into the molds and dressing the tops of the bricks. It includes a description and illustration.
Date: July 16, 1872
Creator: Houghton, Gideon H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement In Cultivators

Description: Patent for an improved cultivator, with adjustable wheel base, plow height and more (pg 1).
Date: July 23, 1872
Creator: Griffith, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fences.

Description: Patent for improvement in iron fences by using rails and bars to support the braced posts. All the parts are easily taken apart, this flexibility allows the fence to be set on uneven as well as on level ground. Illustration is included.
Date: July 23, 1872
Creator: Lerick, Isaac N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Grinding-Mills.

Description: Patent for the improvement of grinding-mills, including a description and illustration.
Date: July 23, 1872
Creator: Loy, George W. & Baker, Francis C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Gin Flues

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton ginning appartatus using a set a valves to throw lint-cotton into different rooms without stopping the gin (line 2), including illustration.
Date: August 13, 1872
Creator: Gaines, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department