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Improvement in Quilting-Frames

Description: Patent for an improved quilting frame that is designed around a folding trestle-frame and two parallel rollers on which a quilt can be rolled, leaving the material between the rollers to be quilted/worked on. Illustration includes a perspective and detail view of the frame.
Date: January 16, 1877
Creator: Davis, Henry T.
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Improvement in Churns

Description: Patent for a geared mechanism to attach to existing churns to aid in the production of cream into butter. Illustrations include front and side elevations.
Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: Gray, Whitley F.
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Improvement in Vapor-Burners.

Description: Patent for, "an improved construction and arrangement of vapor-burner, by which the same is readily lighted, adjusted to a larger or smaller flame, or extinguished" (lines 13-17). Illustration included.
Date: February 27, 1877
Creator: Sawyer, Frederick A.
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Improvement in Leather-Cutting Gages

Description: Patent for improvement in leather cutting-gages in order to negate the need for the set-screw at the end of the gage handle that is needed to hold the rule. The document contains instructions and illustrations of the device.
Date: April 17, 1877
Creator: Lindsay, George F.
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Improvement in Car Brakes and Starters

Description: Patent for improvements in rail road-car breaks, starters, and checkers. "The nature of the invention consists in certain constructions, combinations, and arrangements of parts" (lines 19-21).
Date: April 24, 1877
Creator: Marean, William
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Improvement in Pump-Buckets

Description: Patent for new and improved pump-buckets, which are more cheaper and much more durable. The much improved pump-buckets fasten together with chains as well as metal plates.
Date: October 9, 1877
Creator: William, Mayfield D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Soldering-Irons

Description: Patent for a new and improved soldering iron, which only gives off so much heat from one end and not the other. This patent of the soldering iron a safer tool to work with.
Date: March 21, 1877
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
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