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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Stalk-Chopper

Description: Patent for an improvement in corn and cotton stalk-choppers, allowing for the stalks to be turned under by the plow and prevent their interference with the machine.
Date: May 21, 1872
Creator: Richards, Augustus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent for improvement in buckles by providing “with two two tongues on the same pivot, and with a guard for securing the same and the straps in position, thereby producing a simple and reliable means of connecting two straps.” (Lines 6-10) Illustration is included.
Date: June 18, 1872
Creator: Hardeman, Jerome B. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-Couplings

Description: Patent for an improved car-coupling that lets cars couple automatically when they run together and uncouple automatically in the event of an accident. Includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: June 18, 1872
Creator: Jourde, Alfred J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Apparatus for the Manufacture of Gas from Oils.

Description: Patent for "machines for the manufacture of gas from oils, benzine, gasoline, &c.; and it consists in providing the tank or cistern with a retort constructed with an outer cylinder surrounding one or more cylinders or tubes, which inner cylinder is provided with perforated plates at the top and bottom thereof, and the space between said plates filled with sponge or other porous material, while the space or chamber between the inner and outer shell of the retort serves as a mixing-chamber for the oil and air before being forced through the sponge and delivered to the service-pipe." (Lines 17-30) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 18, 1872
Creator: Gearing, Charles & Gearing, Franklin A. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Axles for Vehicles

Description: Patent for "an Improvement in Wagon-Axle Skeins" that "has for its object to furnish an improved iron axle for wagons and other vehicles which shall be stronger without being heavier than iron axles made in the ordinary manner."
Date: July 2, 1872
Creator: Ahrenbeck, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Chairs.

Description: Patent for improvements in chairs: "the back, seat, foot rest, and head rest are all self adjusting, and operated by the natural movements of the occupant" (lines 11-13).
Date: April 16, 1872
Creator: Haupt, William W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bailing-Presses.

Description: Patent for an improved bailing press consisting of "a novel arrangement of levers, connecting-bars, and cords, in combination with the follower and windlass, whereby the follower is worked in the downward direction for pressing, and in the opposite direction for elevating it to recharge the press, by the said windlass" (lines 5-11).
Date: January 2, 1872
Creator: Randolph, Jeremiah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department