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Mode of Constructing the Tires of Wagon-Wheels.

Description: Patent for an improved mode of making and constructing tires for all manner of wheeled vehicles, including illustrations.
Date: October 20, 1857
Creator: Blinn, John L.
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Escapement for Timekeepers.

Description: Patent for the improvement in the escapement of the watch for a "more regular and less liable to get out of order" through wear (lines 23-24), including illustration.
Date: October 12, 1858
Creator: Bishop, Josiah
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Improvement in Compositions Used as Building Materials.

Description: Patent for making a new kind of building and fencing materials by using farm waste and inorganic settable ingredients such as quick-lime, clay or soil. No illustration.
Date: October 12, 1858
Creator: Raymond, N. C.
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Improvement in Hot-Air, Steam, and Water-Gauge.

Description: Patent for improvements in hot air, harmonic steam, and water gauges: "In this invention several tubes pass through the boiler, some under and some above the water, through which currents of air are induced by the heat of the water or steam surrounding them" (lines 8-9).
Date: October 8, 1867
Creator: Walker, James C.
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Improved Mode of Preserving Meat.

Description: Patent for a process that claims to preserve meat. The patent includes only instructions and no illustrations.
Date: October 6, 1868
Creator: Perl, Dr. M.
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Improved Cosmetic.

Description: Patent for improvements in the composition of cosmetics for removing freckles or tan-discoloration, including a description.
Date: October 20, 1868
Creator: Wilson, John M.
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Improved Stitching-Horse.

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of stitching-horses by re-configuring the original constructions, in order to make them better for users. The patent includes instructions and a single illustration.
Date: October 27, 1868
Creator: Depp, Thomas
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Improvement in Hay and Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for improvements in presses for hay, cotton and similar substances, by making the machine portable and the box that holds hay or cotton is adjustable vertically and horizontally. Illustration is included.
Date: October 5, 1869
Creator: Berkeley, John
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Improved Compound for Treating the Human Hair.

Description: Patent for an improved compound for straightening, softening and renewing the human hair, ingredients and proportions are listed. No illustration.
Date: October 26, 1869
Creator: Lount, William R.
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Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton picking machines.
Date: October 18, 1870
Creator: Dreeson, Bartholdt
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses

Description: Patent for "a new and improved cotton-press" (line 3) using a stationary toothed wheel, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 18, 1870
Creator: Booton, Sinclair
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Improvement in Wasing-Machines.

Description: Patent for improvements in washing machines.
Date: October 10, 1871
Creator: Lee, John H.
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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
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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.
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Improvement in Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for an improved Cotton Chopper. The device is horse drawn with adjustable wheels, plows and drivers seat (pg 2). Illustration Included.
Date: October 8, 1872
Creator: Matthews, Ebenezer T.
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Improvement In Circular- Saw Mills.

Description: Patent for an improved Circular Sawmill with an " improved adjustable feed mechanism" (pg 1). Illustration Included.
Date: October 22, 1872
Creator: Jones, John B.
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Improvement in railroad switches

Description: Patent for an improvement in railroad switches, including illustrations.
Date: October 22, 1872
Creator: Fitzsimmons, Henry
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Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Description: Patent for a purgative medical compound consisting of a variety of plant materials.
Date: October 7, 1873
Creator: Barnett, Joel P.
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Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Description: Patent for an improvement of a baling press where the upright framing timbers allows any quantity of cotton to be placed in the bale and creates a uniformity of weight.
Date: July 5, 1873
Creator: Müller, Joseph
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Improvement in Picket-Fences.

Description: Patent for secure, inexpensive picket-fence construction using various sizes of wood pieces and wire. It is meant for situations in which wood is scarce. Illustration included.
Date: October 14, 1873
Creator: McGinty, Robert H.
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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.
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