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Improvement in cane-strippers.

Description: Patent for an improvement in sugar-cane stripping machines, using an arrangement of rollers and a movable spring blade. Includes illustrations.
Date: July 22, 1879
Creator: James, Robert C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Scuffle-Hoe

Description: Patent for a garden hand tool for destroying weeds and stirring, or aerating, soil. Used for garden crops.
Date: March 25, 1879
Creator: Munson, T. V. (Thomas Volney), 1843-1913
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Clay Grinder and Mixer.

Description: Patent for a new clay grinder and mixer design which "will be found to be especially useful in connection with brick-machines" (p. 2) including illustrations.
Date: May 27, 1879
Creator: Kennedy, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Animal-Traps.

Description: Patent for an improvements in animal traps. It is similar to a hook and proper for mouse and rat.
Date: June 10, 1879
Creator: Milby, Frank Whitson
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Improvement in Photographic Backgrounds.

Description: Patent for a new way of "holding and manipulating photographers' backgrounds" (line 19) including illustrations.
Date: June 10, 1879
Creator: Moberly, Louis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Insect-Exterminators.

Description: Patent for an improved insect exterminator design with modifications especially suitable for cotton fields, includes illustrations.
Date: June 10, 1879
Creator: Walker, John Z.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bag-Fasteners.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in the manner of fastening bags and attaching labels or shipping directions" (lines 4-7) including illustrations.
Date: June 17, 1879
Creator: Terrell, Will
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Spring-Hinges.

Description: Patent for a new spring hinge design which will "either open or close the door or gate after it has passed an angle of forty-five degrees" (lines 20-22) including illustrations.
Date: June 24, 1879
Creator: Barry, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Brakes for Wagons and Cars.

Description: Patent for "am improved brake for wagons, cars, and other vehicles which shall be simple in construction, convenient in use, and powerful in operation" (lines 19-22) including illustrations.
Date: June 24, 1879
Creator: Franklin, Mathew C. & Landrum, Nathaniel
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent relating to "certain improvements in presses for baling cotton or hay" (lines 15-16) including instructions and an illustration.
Date: June 24, 1879
Creator: Stopple, John J.
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Improvement in Devices for Securing Buckles, &c., to Straps.

Description: Patent relating to "an improved device for securing buckles, rings, and similar articles to straps" (lines 8-10) including instructions and illustration.
Date: July 1, 1879
Creator: Barrow, Benjamin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Pumps.

Description: Patent relating to "improvements in double-acting pumps. The object is to devise a pump...[so] as to allow the admission of water at one end of and its discharge at the other" (lines 16-24). Includes instructions and illustration.
Date: July 1, 1879
Creator: Garlock, William H. & Cooke, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Spark-Arresters.

Description: Patent for improved construction of spark-arresters, "so that they will be more efficient, and yet simple in construction and not liable to get out of repair; and the invention consists of a metallic circular cone, with winding or arched flanges or wings, which extend toward the side of the shall, and they are covered by a plate, to the upper side of which a perforated cylinder is attached, so that all the sparks are arrested and thoroughly extinguished, while the smoke can pass out through the perforations." (Lines 6-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 15, 1879
Creator: Lochner, Casper F.
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Improvement In Locks

Description: Patent for an improvement for slide door fasteners and locks. Description and illustrations are attached.
Date: August 19, 1879
Creator: Garlock, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement In Suspender-Buttons

Description: Patent for an improved suspender button with a description and illustrations attached.
Date: August 19, 1879
Creator: Racer, Martin J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton and Hay Presses

Description: Patent for an improved cotton and hay press that "... provides an economical and powerful press for cotton, hay, rags, &c., that may be worked by hand, horse, or steam power, in field, farm or factory." (lines 12-15) Includes description and illustration.
Date: August 19, 1879
Creator: Rossell, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Street-Cars

Description: Patent for an improvement to Street Cars to better navigate curves. Includes description and illustrations.
Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Towell, Isaac
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Iron Saddle-Tree Forks

Description: Patent for an improvement in iron saddle-tree forks that are cheaper to construct as well as light and durable. Includes illustration and description.
Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Wood, John McLane & Bellah, William Newton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for an improvement in combined planter and cultivator that can be can modified for use in a cultivator, a gang breaker-plow or a seed planter. Includes illustration and description.
Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Brown, Joseph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Washing-Machines

Description: Patent for "... an improved washing-machine which shall be simple in construction, convenient in use, easily operated, and effective in operation." (lines 12-15)
Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Fuchs, Benjamin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cloth-Registers

Description: Patent for an improvement to a cloth-register that indicates the measurement in yards of particular goods. Includes illustration and description.
Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Harrison, Abraham
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Improvement in Hydraulic Packings

Description: Patent for an improvement in hydraulic packing for use in hydraulic rams. Includes illustration and description.
Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Riesel, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Horse-Powers

Description: Patent for an improvement in Horse Powers and in it's construction.
Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Smith, William W. & Randall, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvment in Spray-Nozzles

Description: Patent for an improvement on spray nozzles for use with force pumps. These force pumps are used for spraying insecticide on cotton to protect the crop from cotton-worms and other insects.
Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Yeager, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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