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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 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 Earth Scrapers

Description: Patent for improved earth scrapers, the class of which are " mounted on Wheel and provided with slatted carriers" (pg 1). This earth scraper has a novel system that allows the machine to be turned around and still used where other machines cannot do so (pg 1).
Date: August 27, 1872
Creator: Smith, Amroy B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cane-Seats for Chairs.

Description: Patent for improvement in cane-seats for chairs by simplifying the process of dispensing the drawing of the cane through the chair-frame; thereby reduce materials used to produce the chairs. Illustration is included.
Date: September 3, 1872
Creator: Howe, Will F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Blow Offs For Boilers

Description: Patent for Improvement in Blow Offs For Boilers provides details of the construction of the blow off device with two labeled Figures and descriptive text. Also includes the significance of the blow off device and how it will improve locomotive travel by conserving water.
Date: September 10, 1872
Creator: Husted, Esbon Forrest
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety-Harness

Description: Patent for a harnesses for horse-carriages designed to enable the instant detachment of the horse. Includes illustrations.
Date: October 1, 1872
Creator: Ellis, Ira
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter to an Editor of a Newspaper]

Description: Newspaper clipping containing several letters to the editor published in a Waco newspaper, starting with a poem from " Portfolio of a Deceased Confederate Soldier " and commentary providing insight on the soldier's life, family, property, and death. Other letters and articles discuss horse thieves that were shot, the Election Law that had recently been passed on the front, with text on the back describing recent events and anecdotes and bounties, with advertisements.
Date: August 1872
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis