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Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a "new and improved corn and cotton planter" (lines 3-4), to plant both cotton and corn seed,including instructions and illustrations. The configuration includes a new combination of parts.
Date: December 25, 1877
Creator: Domschke, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gang Plow and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved gang plow and cultivator" (lines 3-4), including instructions and illustrations. "This invention relates to a new agricultural machine which may be readily changed from a gang-plow into a cultivator, and vice-versa" (lines 15-17).
Date: December 18, 1877
Creator: Domschke, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Single-Trees.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in Wooden Single-Trees" (lines 3-4), "for plows and other similar drafts" (lines 15-16), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 18, 1877
Creator: Bass, Thomas Gibson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Rifle-Barrels.

Description: Patent for a "new and useful improvement in firearms" (lines 4-5), including instructions and illustrations. The invention provides "a gun-barrel with a number of cutters or plows for grooving the ball, said cutters or plows to correspond with with the number of guides or ribs which the gun is formed" (lines 20-25).
Date: December 11, 1877
Creator: Littlejohn, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "consists in the point made with a land-side, fitting into a rabbet in the land-side of the standard, and made thicker and deeper than said rabbet, so as to project beyond and below said land-side to receive the wear" (para. 5).
Date: December 11, 1877
Creator: Dawson, William Wyatt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Breech-Loading Fire-Arm

Description: Patent for a new and improved breech-loading firearm. This design "consists in the devices for opening the breech-block and ejecting the cartridge-shell by one and the same motion that cocks the gun, and also in a spring and pitman arranged with the breech-block" (para. 2).
Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Petmecky, Joseph C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Combination-Hoes.

Description: Patent for "hoes in which the blade is made detachable from the handle-eye, and the latter made to receive several blades or other attachments." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Nelson, David A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Description: Patent for "wagons which have brakes applied to them, so constructed that in descending a grade the brakes will be automatically applied, and, in moving on a level or ascending a hill, the brakes will be relieved from the wheels." (Lines 6-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Hart, Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Band-Cutting Feeder for Thrashing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved band-cutting and feeding attachment for thrashing machines. This design receives grain bundles "upon an endless traveling apron provided with teeth or claws, and by it conveyed under rotary cutters, which sever the bands, the grain being then scattered or spread out by a vibrating rake into a thin sheet as it passes to the toothed cylinder. The invention relates more particularly to the construction and arrangement of parts" (paras. 3-4).
Date: November 27, 1877
Creator: O'Neall, James Madison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Baling-Presses.

Description: Patent for a baling press "intended for compressing and re-pressing cotton for shipment" (para. 4), and is created using a "simple and efficient" (para. 2) design.
Date: November 27, 1877
Creator: Drake, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for "revolving-cylinder seed-planters; and its object is to furnish a strong and durable implement adapted to plant with precision various kinds of seed, and the wheels of which are not liable to become clogged with earth." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 13, 1877
Creator: Burris, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Automatic Fans.

Description: Patent for "an improved device for keeping the flies off the table, bed, or other place; and it consists of a fly-brush constructed of a spiral spring attached to a shaft with rotary reciprocating motion, and provided along the convolutions of the spring with suitable wings" (para. 4).
Date: November 3, 1877
Creator: Boone, John Baxter
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
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