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Improvement in Cotton-Choppers

Description: Patent for improvement for cotton-choppers. Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: October 28, 1879
Creator: Sauls, William W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Plows

Description: Patent for improvements in the constuction of plows in order to obtain the "best" (line 50) results of "cleanness in furrow, lightness of draft, and facility afforded in constructin the plow" (line 51-52).
Date: October 23, 1879
Creator: Woodward, Lewis E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Strap-Protector and Buckle

Description: Patent for improvements in strap-protector and buckle for harness in order for it to not become cracked or bent. Provides instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 21, 1879
Creator: Padgitt, Tom
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Escapements for Time-Pieces

Description: Patent for inprovements in escapements for time-pieces involving levers and duplex escapements as a way of improving force and regularity in time-pieces. Patent gives instructions and provides illustrations.
Date: October 21, 1879
Creator: Laughlin, Abner G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Angle-Plates for Doors.

Description: Patent for a strengthening bracket for improving angle-plates for door hinges, such that the door will be supported from sagging at the hinge.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Morris, Robert C. & McLane, Hiram H.
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 Churning-Machines

Description: Patent for improvement in mechanisms in operating churns. Includes a crank wheel and spindles for churning, as well as a better balanced upright position.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Haile, James T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hand Cotton Pickers.

Description: Patent for a new method of picking cotton by hand, whereby 3 spindles remove the fibers from the bolls.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Ham, Thomas William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Plates for Holding Screw-Cutting Dies.

Description: Patent for plates to hold screw-cutting dies, which allows the threads to be more accurately placed. Dies are also able to work for left handed dies as well as right handed dies.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Geiser, Johan G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Sheet-Metal Vessels

Description: Patent for a cylindrical vessel made of sheet-metal rather than tin. Including a inward double hanging ledge and two layers of metal soldiered together.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Morris, Robert C. & McLane, Hiram H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Vehicle Axle-Lubricators

Description: Patent for improvements to the design of axle lubricators, in which the oil reservoir is in the rear as opposed to the front.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Hinkle, James V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Traction-Engines.

Description: Patent for improving traction engines for use in hauling on farms and farm roads. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: McGregor, Montague M. & Croxton, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Millstone-Drivers

Description: Patent for improvements in Millstone-drivers
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Rodney C. Cathcart
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Heating Tables.

Description: Patent for improvement of heating tables, "by steam to keep the meat and other articles at proper temperature. It consist more particularly in an arrangement of the steam-heating apparatus that will admit of its application to dining-tables, and will allow the plates of the diners and such of the dishes as may be desired being kept at the desired degree of warmth without necessitating the heating of warmth without the necessitating the heating of all the articles on the table."
Date: October 29, 1878
Creator: Morris, Joseph R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Riding-Saddles.

Description: Patent for improvement in riding-saddles by "which the leather straps hitherto required for the girth-riffing may be dispensed with, and in place thereof a stronger and more durable rigging obtained, that leaves the top and sides of the tree in perfectly smooth state."
Date: October 29, 1878
Creator: Nothaf, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam-Cooking Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a steam-cooking apparatus, "in which the heat of steam in pipes or tubular jackets is made to cook food without the direct action of fire by radiation, conduction, or convection" (lines 8-11).
Date: October 29, 1878
Creator: Curtin, Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-Journal Boxes.

Description: Patent for the improvement in car-journal boxes. This invention "relates to oil-boxes used upon journals of car-axles, the object being to prevent the lid from shaking off of the oil-stop or oil-packing surrounding the axle to be removed and replaced by a new one without removing the box from the journal."
Date: October 15, 1878
Creator: Alexander, Francis M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Windlass Water-Elevators

Description: Patent for an improvement in Chain-Wheels consisting "in the construction and arrangement of a device for drawing water from wells, which shall be cheap, convenient, and free from danger, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth."
Date: July 27, 1878
Creator: Knipscheer, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Earth-Augers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved earth auger. This design calls for "a hinged door having its edge folded or bent to form an air-tube . . . [and] a pair of hemi-cylindrical doors having on one or both an air duct or ducts," as well as interchangeable bits with a shouldered and threaded shank and a nut combined and arranged in a novel way (paras. 12-15).
Date: October 30, 1877
Creator: Fields, Daniel G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Insect-Destroyers.

Description: Patent for improvements on insect destroyers to be used in cotton fields, including illustrations.
Date: October 16, 1877
Creator: Fordtran, Eugene H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Neck-Yokes.

Description: Patent for "an improvement in the class of neck-yokes having a swivel-joint connection with a carriage or wagon pole; and it consists in providing the neck-yoke with a central enlargement or boss, and connecting the tube which slips on the end of the carriage-pole with the yoke by means of rings having perforated ears to receive the ends of a pivoted bar, to which the pole ring or tube is swiveled." (Lines 11-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 31, 1876
Creator: Hannig, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Pessaries.

Description: Patent for an improved uterine supporter with changes to the arrangement of the wings, with illustrations and instructions.
Date: October 31, 1876
Creator: Barnett, Jonathan P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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