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Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Description: Patent for an improvement to car couplings which would "obviate the necessity and its attendant danger of going between the cars" (lines 17-18) including an illustration.
Date: July 22, 1879
Creator: Ahrenbeck, C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Water-Tanks.

Description: Patent for an improved water-tank built with lumbers that are thoroughly dried and covered with asphaltum as waterproof agent. It includes illustrations.
Date: January 28, 1879
Creator: Bardon, Prosper
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

Cotton-Picking Shade.

Description: Patent for a cotton-picking shade that will furnish a portable shade or shield for the use of cotton-pickers to protect them from the direct rays of the sun while at work.
Date: July 22, 1879
Creator: Benthall, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Sheet-Metal Hames

Description: Patent for improvement in hames by constructing them of sheet metal in order to prevent flatenning and wear on the hame. Explains how sheet metal hames are also flexibile in many attributes and because of this they are beneficial in many ways. Illustrations provided.
Date: November 4, 1879
Creator: Brown, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent for 'buckles for harness or other purposes, adapted for connection to a strap or billet without sewing." (lines 6-8)Instructions and illustrations are included.
Date: November 25, 1879
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Molds for Sewer-Building.

Description: Patent for a collapsible mold on wheels, allowing a sewer to "be built in sections around the mold and the mold moved along the trench as sections are completed" (lines 13-16) including illustrations.
Date: December 23, 1879
Creator: Burns, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for "an improved fastening for the ends of bale-bands, whether the latter be constructed of sheet metal or wire." (lines 18-21) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 2, 1879
Creator: Camp, Ira M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Description: Patent for a medical compound consisting of magnesia, soda, potassium oxide, manganese, sodium chloride, acid phosphate of iron, sulfuric acid, and phosphoric acid. The compound is said to treat a wide variety of ailments.
Date: September 16, 1879
Creator: Coleman, George S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fire-Lighters.

Description: Patent for a device which allows the lighting of "fires, lights, blasts, &c., by a person located some distance from the object to be ignited." (lines 7-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 18, 1879
Creator: Craig, Samuel M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Wheel-Plows.

Description: Patent for "invention has relation to improvements in attachments to sulky and other horse-plows" (para. 3). Combines a circle-plate, transverse clamp-ridge, clamps, a bearing plate, a king-bolt, a transverse sleeve, an axle, adjusting collars, and transporting-wheels on said axle.
Date: December 21, 1878
Creator: Cummins, John Randolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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