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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

Improvement in Bag-Fasteners.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in the manner of fastening bags and attaching labels or shipping directions" (lines 4-7) including illustrations.
Date: June 17, 1879
Creator: Terrell, Will
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

Improvement in Brakes for Wagons and Cars.

Description: Patent for "am improved brake for wagons, cars, and other vehicles which shall be simple in construction, convenient in use, and powerful in operation" (lines 19-22) including illustrations.
Date: June 24, 1879
Creator: Franklin, Mathew C. & Landrum, Nathaniel
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Improvement in Pumps.

Description: Patent relating to "improvements in double-acting pumps. The object is to devise a pump...[so] as to allow the admission of water at one end of and its discharge at the other" (lines 16-24). Includes instructions and illustration.
Date: July 1, 1879
Creator: Garlock, William H. & Cooke, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Spark-Arresters.

Description: Patent for improved construction of spark-arresters, "so that they will be more efficient, and yet simple in construction and not liable to get out of repair; and the invention consists of a metallic circular cone, with winding or arched flanges or wings, which extend toward the side of the shall, and they are covered by a plate, to the upper side of which a perforated cylinder is attached, so that all the sparks are arrested and thoroughly extinguished, while the smoke can pass out through the perforations." (Lines 6-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 15, 1879
Creator: Lochner, Casper F.
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Improvement In Locks

Description: Patent for an improvement for slide door fasteners and locks. Description and illustrations are attached.
Date: August 19, 1879
Creator: Garlock, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton and Hay Presses

Description: Patent for an improved cotton and hay press that "... provides an economical and powerful press for cotton, hay, rags, &c., that may be worked by hand, horse, or steam power, in field, farm or factory." (lines 12-15) Includes description and illustration.
Date: August 19, 1879
Creator: Rossell, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Iron Saddle-Tree Forks

Description: Patent for an improvement in iron saddle-tree forks that are cheaper to construct as well as light and durable. Includes illustration and description.
Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Wood, John McLane & Bellah, William Newton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Washing-Machines

Description: Patent for "... an improved washing-machine which shall be simple in construction, convenient in use, easily operated, and effective in operation." (lines 12-15)
Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Fuchs, Benjamin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cloth-Registers

Description: Patent for an improvement to a cloth-register that indicates the measurement in yards of particular goods. Includes illustration and description.
Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Harrison, Abraham
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvment in Spray-Nozzles

Description: Patent for an improvement on spray nozzles for use with force pumps. These force pumps are used for spraying insecticide on cotton to protect the crop from cotton-worms and other insects.
Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Yeager, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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