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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 Ironing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for "a machine for ironing clothing by means of a revolving heated roller, under which is passed a reciprocating table, on which the clothing is placed." (Lines 7-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 24, 1876
Creator: Bailey, Charles F. & Perrenot, George F.
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

Improvement in Policemen's Batons.

Description: Patent for an improved policemen's baton made of flexible material, such as india-rubber or gutta-percha, and sometimes an interior metal stem. Using a flexible material makes the baton elastic enough so that no serious injury can be caused, yet it is still effective. Illustration included.
Date: October 14, 1873
Creator: Beery, Simon & McDonald, John W.
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

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for an "invention to produce a cheap and convenient tie, which is durable, and which will not unlock should the rivet holding the button break from any strain on it, the button still holding by means of slots, and the strain being transferred to a slot in the end of the tie in which the button was riveted." (Lines 15-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 20, 1874
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Churns.

Description: Patent for improvement in churns by using an oblong box with a diamond-shaped dash fixed in the box. The churning is done by rapidly swing the box back and forth until butter is obtained. Illustration is included.
Date: October 8, 1872
Creator: Cottingham, Gideon W.
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 Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for an improved cotton press: "Our invention consists of a contrivance for driving the screw, which works the follower by a worm when doing the work, and a toothed wheel when returning the follower; also, of a removable case which receives the pressed bale and carries it away on a truck to be tied, while another box takes its place to receive the next bale" (lines 8-15). Includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: October 17, 1876
Creator: Davis, James Harvey & White, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Processes for Destroying Ants.

Description: Patent for a method of destroying ants by digging a pit beside a colony, filling the hole with combustible materials and poisons, placing a pipe through the hole and into the mound, and then setting the pit ablaze.
Date: October 28, 1873
Creator: Dulany, John J. & Dreyer, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety-Harness

Description: Patent for a harnesses for horse-carriages designed to enable the instant detachment of the horse. Includes illustrations.
Date: October 1, 1872
Creator: Ellis, Ira
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 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
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