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Improvement in Lifting-Jacks.

Description: Patent for improvement in lifting jack. This improvement is the vertical bar is notched to prevent slipping when lifting an item.
Date: August 8, 1876
Creator: Scott, James O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Choppers.

Description: Patent for "an improved machine for scraping, chopping, and cultivating corn and cotton" (lines 10-12) with illustrations and instructions.
Date: November 14, 1876
Creator: McCormick, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent for "an improved method of manufacturing a buckle to secure the different part of harness, saddle, or bridle trimmings, by means of mechanical connections that will obviate the use or necessity or stitches or sewing of any kind, and yet retain the adjacent parts firmly and with a secure engagement." (Lines 18-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 21, 1876
Creator: Bond, Virgil A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Combined Seed-Planter, Fertilizer-Distributer, and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for improvement in a combined seed-planter, fertilizer-distributer, and cultivator by attaching some prongs to a dropping-wheel for the purpose of taking hold of the cotton-seed and draw it out of the hopper. This dropping-wheel can be covered with a case when planning seeds and, removed if fertilizer is to be distributed with small seeds. Illustration is included.
Date: November 21, 1876
Creator: Flatau, Louis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Earth-Boring Apparatus.

Description: Patent for improvement in well-boring machines in which it can be “rapidly bore through earth or rock holes of any desired size or depth, for the purpose of procuring water.” (P. 1, lines 9-12) Illustration is included.
Date: November 21, 1876
Creator: Yarborough, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivator and Chopper.

Description: Patent for an improvement in cultivators and choppers which will allow for the adjustment by height and width.
Date: October 7, 1876
Creator: Killough, William B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Farm-Fences.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvements in Fences"
Date: November 28, 1876
Creator: Sullivan, J. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Saddle-Blankets

Description: Patent for improvement of saddle blankets through use of a layering of canvas and rubber. Illustrations of blanket in multiple profiles included.
Date: December 5, 1876
Creator: McCormick, John Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Compound Tools.

Description: Improvement in Kitchen-Utensil for lifting pots, kettles, plates, and as a means for holding a device for mangling meats.
Date: December 5, 1876
Creator: Mayfield, Samuel B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bee-Hives

Description: Patent for an improved design for bee-hives with the sloped V shaped interior designed to aid in warmth for the hive and reducing debris entering the comb. Illustrations included show several cross-sections of the hive construction.
Date: December 12, 1876
Creator: Snider, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Sulky Attachments for Plows.

Description: Patent for improvement in sulky attachments for plows. This invention allows farmers to "apply any kind of plow to the sulky-frame" (1).
Date: August 21, 1876
Creator: Langsford, Samuel P. & Stroud, Wiley N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Band Stretchers

Description: Patent for improvement of bale-band stretcher design "for the purpose of taking out the slack of the band that cannot be taken out by hand." (lines 18-20). Included illustration shows bale-stretcher in both open and closed positions.
Date: December 12, 1876
Creator: Pearre, Charles M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Board Roofing.

Description: Patent for a new design of roofing board. The wooden boards are designed to "contract and expand with changes of temperature" (para. 3) and to allow rain to run off without seeping into the joints of the boards.
Date: December 19, 1876
Creator: Zimmerman, Arnold W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Animal-Traps.

Description: Patent for improvement in animal-traps, with description and illustrations.
Date: December 26, 1876
Creator: Anderson, Zachariah J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Instruments for Filling Teeth

Description: Patent for improvement in instruments for filling teeth. "The object of this invention is to furnish an improved mode of filling teeth, by the use of which the filling may be built up, hardened, and polished at once, so that the filling will be as hard as marble when the patient leaves the operator's chair, and so that they can be immediately used for masticating."
Date: February 29, 1876
Creator: Ludwig, Carl D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Shingle-machine.

Description: Patent for to improve the construction of the shingle-machine known as the "Evarts Rotary Twelve-Block Shingle-Machine".
Date: March 7, 1876
Creator: Stewart, Moses
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Paper Boxes.

Description: Patent for improved techniques in folding paper boxes using a single piece of paper in which the bottom part is safely secured. Illustration is included.
Date: March 7, 1876
Creator: Kuehne, Franz
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Piano-Pedal Attachments.

Description: Patent for improved piano-pedal attachments which would help "children who are not able to reach the regular pedals; by hooking the stool to the regular pedal-support and setting the connecting-rods in the little sockets in the piano-pedals." (Lines [9-14]) Illustration is included.
Date: March 14, 1876
Creator: Cheesman, Charles F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in folding tables.

Description: Patent for combination folding tables that fold into a convenient traveling-trunk.
Date: 1876-3-21
Creator: Arnold, James Edwin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gas-Liquefying Pumps.

Description: Patent for "the construction and arrangement of a pump used in ice-machines for liquefying [sic] the gas" (lines 12-14) including illustrations.
Date: March 21, 1876
Creator: Boyle, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-presses by using “a combination of a horizontal double reversed screw, an open semi-cylindrical and longitudinal screw-threaded recess, provided with wheels or rollers to sustain and carry the superincumbent weight or pressure.” (Lines [47]-[52], p. 2) Illustration is included.
Date: March 21, 1876
Creator: Jones, Henry B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Stilts

Description: Patent for improved stilts "whereby a stilt-stirrup may be quickly, easily, and securely fastened at different elevations on the standard" (para. 3).
Date: March 28, 1876
Creator: Beaumont, Franklin, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Collars.

Description: Patent for a device improving the speed and efficiency of shirt collar fastening, as well as the securing of items such as scarves and ties, including illustrations.
Date: April 6, 1876
Creator: Mitchell, Frank G. & Saunders, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Stalk-Pullers.

Description: Patent for an "improved machine designed especially for pulling cotton-stalks, but which may be used with advantage for pulling other stalks, weeds, &c., and which shall be so constructed as to clear itself of the stalks as they are pulled" (para. 4).
Date: April 11, 1876
Creator: Butler, George W. & O'Connell, Timothy P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department