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Boiler Washing Machine.

Description: Patent for "Improved Washing Machine" in combination with a boiler, "and with a furnace on which the boiler rests".
Date: June 28, 1870
Creator: Cottingham, Gideon W.
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
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Improvement in Bee-Hives

Description: Patent for bee-hives to more easily retrieve honey from the combs, which also gives extremely specific instructions on four different types of bee-hives.
Date: July 28, 1877
Creator: Van Horn, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fire-Escapes.

Description: Patent for improving fire-escapes and provides a portable instrument that "may be used for letting persons directly down from buildings, or for carrying them from the upper stories of buildings to others buildings at a distance" (lines 9-12).
Date: August 28, 1877
Creator: Staples, George S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Stilts

Description: Patent for improved stilts "whereby a stilt-stirrup may be quickly, easily, and securely fastened at different elevations on the standard" (para. 3).
Date: March 28, 1876
Creator: Beaumont, Franklin, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Flat-Iron Heaters.

Description: Patent for a device which rapidly heats a flat or smoothing iron utilizing a lamp with multiple burners which can be adjusted to raise the temperature of the flat iron to the desired degree.
Date: July 28, 1874
Creator: Wilmot, Byron
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Locomotive Earth-Excavators.

Description: Patent for "an earth-excavator, principally for use in making the road-beds for railroads, which shall not only do its work continuously, but which shall be equally efficient in throwing up an embankment or in making a deep cut." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 28, 1875
Creator: Hawley, Abel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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