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Improvement inTables.

Description: Patent for improvement in tables which "consists in the arrangement and combination of parts that will be more fully described hereinafter, whereby the table can be taken apart, packed in a small compass for transportation, and then put together again by an inexperienced hand” (lines 11-17).
Date: November 19, 1878
Creator: Melcher, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Pumps.

Description: Patent for improvement in the means by which cotton plants are watered, protected from pesticides and fires. It provides for a mechanism by which poison and water may be more easily distributed to the plants.
Date: July 30, 1878
Creator: Helmecke, Friederich Andreas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Guards for Sheep-Shears.

Description: Patent for "an improved attachment that serves both as a guide and guard for preventing the cutting of the sheep in shearing, and by which even unskilled workmen can use the shears and cut the wool close to the skin without hurting the sheep, with by the point or edge of the blades." (Lines 15-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 24, 1878
Creator: Helmecke, Friederich A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department