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Improvement in Baling-Presses.

Description: Patent for a baling press "intended for compressing and re-pressing cotton for shipment" (para. 4), and is created using a "simple and efficient" (para. 2) design.
Date: November 27, 1877
Creator: Drake, John
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Improvement in Convertible Cotton-Planter.

Description: Patent for improvement in convertible cotton-planters. The mechanism has a seed-dropping mechanism and a rear or side plow covers the dropped seed.
Date: December 20, 1877
Creator: Willie, William T.
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Improvement in Weighted Horseshoes.

Description: Patent for improvement in weighted horseshoes, which are used in horse training for gait improvement. The horseshoes have removable weights received by a flange and held in place by screws. The weight may be formed in various shapes to correct different issues.
Date: January 16, 1877
Creator: Seixas, Eugene E.
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Plow-Stock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow-stock. This design is of "an improved plow-stock, which shall be so constructed that various kinds of standards, according to the various kind and size of the plows to be used, may be attached to it, which may be adjusted to take and leave land, as may be desired, and which shall be simple in construction and easily adapted" (para. 4).
Date: January 16, 1877
Creator: Weber, Robert
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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 Tug Attachments for Harness.

Description: Patent for improving the tug-harness attachments on a horse harness to better lock straps in place.
Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: Brodnax, David W.
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Improvement in Wardrobe-Beadsteads.

Description: Patent for a new and improved office-furniture that combines a desk, bookshelf, folding bed, hat-rack, and wash-basin, including descriptions and illustrations.
Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: Sutcliffe, Wilson
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Improvement in Reciprocating Churns.

Description: Patent for an invention that, "relates to certain improvements in motive power for churns, its object being to provide a compact system of automatically-operating gearing, that may be readily attached to the top of an ordinay churn" (lines 7-11). Illustration included.
Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: Miller, Noah J.
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Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for an improved design of the plow consisting of a modified foot of the plow and curved blade. Illustrations included.
Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: Moore, Thomas M.
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Improvement in Blow-Guns and Arrows.

Description: Patent for an improved design of the blow-gun and arrows consisting of the broader boar for the blow gun, an arrow fastening cord, and arrow-shafts with grooves. Illustrations included.
Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: White, Luther C.
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Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for "an improved fastening or tie for cotton-bales, &c.; and it consists of two angular plates, secured at the rear part to one end of the band generally used in baling cotton, &c., and the front part thereof being provided with V-shaped jaws, which engage with angular slots in the opposite end of the band." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 30, 1877
Creator: Hanson, Asbury J.
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Improvement for Machines for Washing Photographs.

Description: Patent for an improved machine for washing photographic prints allowing metallic or other rigid plates to be washed in addition to flexible prints.
Date: February 6, 1877
Creator: Miller, Noah J.
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Improvement in Rotary Engines.

Description: Patent for an improved design of the rotary engine. Illustration included.
Date: February 6, 1877
Creator: Willson, Hodgen I.
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Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for "an improved gang-plow, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted to cause the plows to take or leave land, and which will enable the wheels to be adjusted closer to or farther from the plows, as may be desired." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1877
Creator: Cummins, John R.
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Improvement in Rotary Churns.

Description: Patent for an improvement of the churn that is, "within a square wooden box, of a rotating dasher or paddle, and the mechanism for driving the same, that various parts being constructed, arranged, and operated" (lines 20-24). Illustrations included.
Date: February 20, 1877
Creator: Dean, Charles C.
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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed-planter. Illustration included.
Date: February 20, 1877
Creator: Miller, Benjamin F.
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Improvement in Sulky-Plows.

Description: Patent for an invention of a new and improved sulky-plow, "which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted to cause the plow to take or leave land, and to work at any desired depth in the ground, which will enable the plow to be readily raised from the ground" (lines 13-17). Illustrations included.
Date: February 20, 1877
Creator: Riddle, William N.
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Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for the, "improvement in the auxiliary blades attatched to plows...[and] in the improved method of constructing and attaching the blade to a plow, so that it can be shifted and adjusted in different positions" (lines 14-21). Illustrations included.
Date: February 27, 1877
Creator: Kersh, Thomas E.
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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 Hame Fasteners

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in hame-fasteners. "This fastening can be readily fastened and unfastened without taking off the gloves, and with cold and benumbed fingers, and when fastened will hold the hames securely" (lines 35-38). Including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 6, 1877
Creator: Poland, Tunis H.
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Improvement in Measuring Packaged Fabrics

Description: Patent for an improved device to measure textiles and other similar fabrics, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 13, 1877
Creator: Bond, Virgil A.
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Improvement in Adjustable Hats

Description: Patent for an improvement to adjustable hatband which includes directions and illustrations.
Date: March 20, 1877
Creator: Cassiano, I. Ygnacio
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Improvement in Buckles

Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle for use with hame-straps, breech-straps, etc. The patent contains an explanation of the buckle and various illustrations.
Date: March 20, 1877
Creator: Melton, Benjamin F.
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