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Improvement in Grub-Plow and Stalk-Cutter.

Description: Patent for a device to remove grubs from soil, which consists of an adjustable gage-wheel and a cutter to remove grubs and to cut roots. The cutter can be also used to cut cotton-stalks. It includes illustrations.
Date: January 14, 1879
Creator: Talley, Reuben Jones
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wood Pavements.

Description: Patent for a new and improved construction of Bois D'Arc Pavement, which uses two layers of planks that cross at right angle as a base, sand to hold bois d'arc blocks in place and fill gaps in between, and coal-tar covering planks to prevent sand from shifting. It includes illustrations.
Date: January 14, 1879
Creator: Shellenberger, Samuel Luther
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton and Hay Presses.

Description: Patent for improvements in baling-presses. It consists of movable followers and a sliding drum that has a ratchet secured to a clutch and a shaft. It includes illustrations.
Date: January 21, 1879
Creator: Smithson, Richard T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Door-Securers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safety-locks for doors which consists of only three parts: a screw with sharp points, a nut, and a guard pivoted to the nut. It includes illustrations.
Date: January 21, 1879
Creator: Hine, Miller J.
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

Binder for Paper Tablets.

Description: Patent for improvements for tablets for blank paper, leterheads, etc. that holds content securely, including illustrations.
Date: February 25, 1879
Creator: Murray, Bredett C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cradle.

Description: Patent for a improved cradle with a fan attachment, including instructions.
Date: March 4, 1879
Creator: Reisor, Andrew S.
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

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in the plow with a heated mold-board to prevent sticking, including illustrations.
Date: March 11, 1879
Creator: Tucker, Argyle W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements applicable to a gang of plows. Ability to adjust depth, security of plow arms, and can plow three rows at once.
Date: March 18, 1879
Creator: Gifford, George Lewis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riding-Saddles.

Description: Patent for an "invention to furnish an improved saddle-tree which shall be light, strong, and durable, being less liable to split or break than saddle-trees constructed in the usual way." (para. 4)
Date: March 18, 1879
Creator: Herring, William Martin & Herring, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ice-Making Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an ice maker that more effectively handles the chemicals used to freeze water. Use of a more strategically placed condenser keeps steam and liquids separate.
Date: March 25, 1879
Creator: Lee, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Scuffle-Hoe

Description: Patent for a garden hand tool for destroying weeds and stirring, or aerating, soil. Used for garden crops.
Date: March 25, 1879
Creator: Munson, T. V. (Thomas Volney), 1843-1913
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cart-Saddle

Description: Patent for a more animal-friendly saddle to attach a horse to a cart by adjusting the way the girth is handled as the cart is loaded.
Date: April 1, 1879
Creator: Franks, Ely Anderson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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