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Improvement in Running-Gears for Wagons

Description: Patent for an improvement on running-gears for wagons.
Date: September 9, 1879
Creator: Gibson, William T.
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Solar-Time Instrument.

Description: Patent for a new and improved solar-time instrument with "the telescopic tube provided at one end with a lens, and at the other end with a removable diaphragm having horizontal and vertical lines marked thereon" (page 2).
Date: September 9, 1879
Creator: Hayford, Samuel
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Improvement in Speed and Time Recorders.

Description: Patent for improvements in recording instruments to "document of all the movements of a locomotive while in charge of the engineer, to record any stoppages that may be made; the duration of such stoppages, and any backward motion of the locomotive at any point during the trip." (Lines 7-13) Illustration is included.
Date: September 9, 1879
Creator: Richardson, John D.
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Improvement in Cotton-Stalk Cutters.

Description: Patent for an improvement to cotton-stalk cutters by way of an improved framework.
Date: August 9, 1874
Creator: Johnston, George; Cairns, John & Johnston, Michael K.
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Improvement in Chairs.

Description: Patent for improvement in chairs, which provides adjustable shoulder supports and back (inclination and height), with intended advantages of better lung capacity and spinal alignment. The chair can be adjusted to fit all sizes of bodies. It is noted that some of the adjustable features could be incorporated into other furnishings such as beds or lounges. An additional feature of the chair is a retracting spring to assist the user in exiting the chair.
Date: May 9, 1876
Creator: Barnes, James W.
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Improvement in Screw-Propulsion.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful Improvement in Screw-Propellers and their adaptation to the hulls of vessels" (lines 4-6) including illustrations.
Date: November 9, 1875
Creator: Wilson, Joseph Erwin
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-presses that relates to a specific combination toggle arms connected to a platen with a ball-and-socket or other joint and sliding guide rods.
Date: November 9, 1875
Creator: Bearce, Larned S.
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Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for a bale tie that "form[s] a double lock-tie for securing the ends of baling-hoops, which cannot become detached or tear and whose outer surface face is flush, thereby rendering it impossible to catch against other packages, and thus be broken or torn off" (para. 2).
Date: November 9, 1875
Creator: Drake, Simeon N.
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Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for improving a plow device that is curved and has open grooves.
Date: September 11, 1875
Creator: Freeman, Irvin
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Improvement in Car-Trucks.

Description: Patent for the improvement of car-trucks, consisting in the arrangement of each wheel of a car-truck upon the outer end of a separate short axle, the bearings of each axle being both located on the inner side of the wheel and the bearing at the inner end of the axle provided with a sliding-box and springs. It includes a description and illustration.
Date: July 9, 1872
Creator: Onley, Joseph
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Improvement in Combined Cistern Tops and Filters.

Description: Patent for improvements to cistern covers, combining a cast iron, charcoal filled filter and specially shaped cast perforated iron lid with handles for removing the cover and for changing the charcoal.
Date: July 9, 1874
Creator: Stacey, Ephraim D, of Cirsicana, Texas.
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Improvement in Compositions for Filling Teeth.

Description: Patent for a new compound for use as a tooth filling as related to dentistry. Names all of the ingredients forming the compound and lists the necessary proportions of each ingredient.
Date: February 9, 1875
Creator: Erlenmeyer, Erwin
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Improvement in Folding Store-Shelves.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in Folding and Portable Store-Shelving" (lines 3-5), including illustrations.
Date: February 9, 1875
Creator: Key, Minter P.
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Improvement in Saw-Mills

Description: Patent for an improvement in saw mills, with illustration.
Date: February 9, 1875
Creator: Linder, Charles
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Improvement in Cotton and Hay-Presses

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in cotton and hay-presses. It includes a description and an illustration.
Date: August 9, 1870
Creator: Stopple, Charles W.
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Improvement in Grinding-Mills

Description: Patent for an improvement in grinding-mills, combining the operative mechanism with spindles - in which the both the grinding stones obtain relative surface speeds only half the actual speed of the stones.
Date: May 9, 1871
Creator: Hensley, Henry
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Improvement in Rotary Engines.

Description: Patent for improvements in valves used in rotary engines.
Date: May 9, 1871
Creator: Hughes, Robert
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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.
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Improvement in Fence-Post Sockets.

Description: Patent for improvement in fencing where posts are held more securely with galvanized plates, sockets, and wires.
Date: September 9, 1873
Creator: Durant, George W.
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Improvement in Permutation-Locks. [PAGES MISSING]

Description: Patent for an improvement to combination locks. "It consists of various devices, which are operated by a revolving wheel having a number of projections or pins upon its periphery, which differ so materially from each other in shape that they can be easily recognized by day or night by the touch alone." (Lines 13-19) Illustration included.
Date: September 9, 1873
Creator: Hall, Phildello W.
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Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Description: Patent for a press that reduces the bulk of cotton, "allowing it to be baled into convenient form for transportation. It consists in a novel mode of attaching the side of the press-box, so that they can be speedily thrown down from the cotton after compression to allow its convenient manipulation. It also consists in a new mode of connecting the follower with its superposed lever, so that it can be readily turned up out of the way when the cotton is being filled into the press-box. It also consists in a peculiar mode of combining lever and the two followers to clamp and press the cotton in between them as if in a vise." (Lines 13-26) Illustration is included.
Date: July 22, 1873
Creator: Nelson, David A.
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Improvement In Corn And Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: This patent is an upgraded corn and seed planter machine that plants corn, cotton, and other types of seeds for mass production. The machine is aligned with the surface of the ground. It does not converse with the plows that are attached to it, freeing up the machine to release seeds proficiently with ease.
Date: April 9, 1878
Creator: Adams, Benjamin F.
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