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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

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

Design for Sash-Holder.

Description: Patent for "the design [of] a sash or window-frame fastener" (lines 28-30).
Date: April 10, 1877
Creator: Overton, Thomas
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

Improvement for Machines for Washing Photographs.

Description: Patent for an improved machine for washing photographic prints allowing metallic or other rigid plates to be washed in addition to flexible prints.
Date: February 6, 1877
Creator: Miller, Noah J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Adjustable Hats

Description: Patent for an improvement to adjustable hatband which includes directions and illustrations.
Date: March 20, 1877
Creator: Cassiano, I. Ygnacio
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Air-Pressure Fluid-Vents.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in air-pressure automatic fluid vents for the use in the discharge of all liquids" (lines 3-6), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 25, 1877
Creator: Park, Hardy B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Apparatus for Applying Poison to Plants.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvement in apparatus for applying poison and cotton to potato plants" (lines 3-5), as well as to "destroy worms and bugs"(lines 13-14), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 11, 1877
Creator: Goodin, James L.
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

Improvement in Bale-Band Tighteners.

Description: Patent for improving the operation of tightening baling-bands and saving the length of metal bands.
Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: Hodges, Jr. John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for "an improved fastening or tie for cotton-bales, &c.; and it consists of two angular plates, secured at the rear part to one end of the band generally used in baling cotton, &c., and the front part thereof being provided with V-shaped jaws, which engage with angular slots in the opposite end of the band." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 30, 1877
Creator: Hanson, Asbury J.
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 Ballast-Distributing Cars

Description: Patent for ballast-distributing design with new design in changing rails and weight from car to car, including illustrations.
Date: September 1, 1877
Creator: Dockstader, Adam B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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 Billiard-Cushions.

Description: Patent for improvement in billiard-cushions. Patent for removable billiard table cushion.
Date: July 10, 1877
Creator: Mansur, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Blow-Guns and Arrows.

Description: Patent for an improved design of the blow-gun and arrows consisting of the broader boar for the blow gun, an arrow fastening cord, and arrow-shafts with grooves. Illustrations included.
Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: White, Luther C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms.

Description: Patent for improvements in Winchester Repeating fire-arms, or magazine fire-arms. Patent for improvements in the "interior mechanism for operating the breech-block and resisting the recoil, and in the combination of parts". Patent that increases strength and capability to resist recoil, increases the charge of powder. Together, the ball is carried faster and farther with "perfect safety and without increase of recoil or rebound".
Date: July 31, 1877
Creator: Petmecky, Joseph C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bridle Attachments.

Description: Patent for "a bridle of novel construction for training and taming horses; and it consists in the combination of brace and guide-reins, neck and crupper straps, sureingle, and collar." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 10, 1877
Creator: Cummings, Seton S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Buckles

Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle for use with hame-straps, breech-straps, etc. The patent contains an explanation of the buckle and various illustrations.
Date: March 20, 1877
Creator: Melton, Benjamin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car Brake and Starter.

Description: Patent for improvements in car brakes "of novel and simple construction" (lines 24-25).
Date: August 21, 1877
Creator: Marean, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car Brakes and Starters

Description: Patent for improvements in rail road-car breaks, starters, and checkers. "The nature of the invention consists in certain constructions, combinations, and arrangements of parts" (lines 19-21).
Date: April 24, 1877
Creator: Marean, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-Couplings

Description: Patent for car coupling device that attaches cars automatically when moved together while also detaching if one or more cars come off the tracks.
Date: May 22, 1877
Creator: Dobbs, Charles & Robinson, Samuel L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Description: Patent for improved construction and arrangement of car-couplings.
Date: July 24, 1877
Creator: McCarty, Ezra B. & Heagerty, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Carriage-Axle Boxes.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in carriage-axle boxes and spindles" (lines 3-5), includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 11, 1877
Creator: Sitton, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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