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Improvement in Double-Acting Force-Pumps.

Description: Patent for a double-acting force pump that has "single cylinder and hollow piston-rod operate in connection with the upper and lower cylinder-valves, and with a valved piston adapted to have a reciprocal motion independent of and upon the hollow piston-rod, to discharge the water from both sides of the piston with a double action and in a continuous stream through said hollow piston-rod" (para. 2).
Date: September 16, 1879
Creator: Newman, Charles Elijah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Band-Tying Machines.

Description: Patent for a device that automatically ties bands of cotton bales by mechanical means.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Matthews, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Convertible Wagon-Bed and Hay-Rack.

Description: Patent for "an ordinary wagon-bed with sides and a rear end board or gate, which are both adjustable and removable, and attach slats or bars to said sides and end-board in such manner that they may be extended laterally when requires, to practically increase the width of the wagon-bed." (Lines 12-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 20, 1877
Creator: O'Neall, James M.
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Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Description: Patent for a foot operated wagon braking mechanism, including illustrations. Patent for a better alternative to lever brakes on buggies and wagons as the braking mechanism is "out of the way, and not noticeable or prominently visible from the sides of the vehicle".
Date: June 19, 1877
Creator: O'Neall, James M.
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Improvement in Wheel-Cultivators.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful machine for Plowing"
Date: October 10, 1876
Creator: Hodges, Ludia H.
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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

Band-Cutting Feeder for Thrashing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved band-cutting and feeding attachment for thrashing machines. This design receives grain bundles "upon an endless traveling apron provided with teeth or claws, and by it conveyed under rotary cutters, which sever the bands, the grain being then scattered or spread out by a vibrating rake into a thin sheet as it passes to the toothed cylinder. The invention relates more particularly to the construction and arrangement of parts" (paras. 3-4).
Date: November 27, 1877
Creator: O'Neall, James Madison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Farm Gates.

Description: Patent for "a gate herein I dispense with the use of hinges and other similar devices and prevent sagging; also that the operation of opening or shutting the gate, owing to its balanced and suspended condition, is attended with little or no exertion on the part of the operator..." (lines 84-90) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1875
Creator: Snider, Tunis ; Snider, T. ; Tunis Snider, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Smoothing and Fluting Irons.

Description: Patent for improvement in smoothing and fluting irons, which combines a sad-iron smoothing-plate and mechanical fluting iron in one device which includes a heat shield and rollers through which fabric is advanced. The rollers are mechanized via a latch and rack-wheel that are actuated by moving the handle of the device up and down.
Date: June 1, 1875
Creator: Mayfield, William Dudley
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Improvement in Tents.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in military tents that relates to folding tents including illustrations.
Date: April 8, 1873
Creator: Turner, Ephraim M.
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Improvement in Scrapers.

Description: Patent for improved road scraper with two-wheel vehicle and scoop pulled by a chain.
Date: July 15, 1873
Creator: Mayfield, William Dudley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Broom-Handles.

Description: Patent for improving a spring-hinge joint that secures the broom during transportation.
Date: July 26, 1873
Creator: Turner, Ephraim M. & Turner, John W.
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Improvement in Road-Scrapers.

Description: Patent for an improvement in road-scrapers, illustration included.
Date: March 17, 1874
Creator: Mayfield, William Dudley
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Improvement in Plows

Description: Patent for an improvement on plows specifically designed to turn black Texas soil.
Date: April 7, 1874
Creator: Payne, Joseph Mott
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Jail Cells.

Description: Patent for new and improved jail cells. This design calls for cell walls constructed of vertical sections secured by through-bolts, tubular bars for the concealment of the through-bolts, wooden corner-posts and sill and head timbers, and outer and main walls lined with sheet-iron (with narrow windows lined with chilled cast-iron) (paras. 15-19).
Date: January 29, 1878
Creator: Thomas, John S.
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Improvement in Band-Cutting Feeder for Thrashing-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improved Band-Cutting Feeder for Thrashing-Machines in order "to provide an improved machine for cutting the bands of gavels or bundles of grain, and feeding the same to the cylinder of a thrasher."
Date: November 5, 1878
Creator: O'Neall, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Tube-Fastenings for Boilers.

Description: Patent for improvement of tube-fastenings for boilers which will secure flues in steam-boilers, including illustrations.
Date: January 28, 1879
Creator: Walsh, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for an improved Cotton-Press that will grant double work from an applied power, including illustrations.
Date: April 8, 1879
Creator: Matthews, James Hamilton. & Morehead, Charles Robert, Jr.
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Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Description: Patent for improvement upon train car coupling. Invention includes use of draw-heads, drop-gates, etc.
Date: April 2, 1878
Creator: Hogan, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Machines for Storing the Power of Wind-Engines.

Description: Patent for a machine for storing the power of wind-engines with design specifications and a description of the process and implementation of usage, including illustrations.
Date: June 25, 1878
Creator: Everhart, Martin
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Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Description: Patent for an "improvement in car-couplings; and it consists in the arrangement and combination of devices whereby the pin is supported in a raised condition; also in a spring-slide for holding up the link ready for coupling with another car." (lines 13-18)
Date: July 2, 1878
Creator: Gassaway, John H.
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Improvement in Twine-Holders

Description: Patent for improvement in twine-holders to help hold twine, cloth and wrapping to counters for ease of cutting, with illustration.
Date: August 13, 1878
Creator: Turner, John William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement In Water-Elevators.

Description: Patent for improvements to water-elevators using water-vessels which are suspended from a chain or cord, also known as endless carriers.
Date: August 18, 1877
Creator: Wright, Martin Van Buten
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department