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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.
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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

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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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 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

Improvement in Beef-Steak Tenderers.

Description: Patent for improvement in beef-steak tenderer by mounting “two studded or pointed rollers on to a stand; the rollers are arranged one above another, in order to mash the steak by rolling the meat between the rollers.” (Lines [6-9]) Illustration is included.
Date: October 11, 1875
Creator: Billington, Theophilus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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