Patent for improvement in bale-ties. "This invention relates to that class of ties or hoops for cotton-bales, in which the band of hoop iron is provided with rigid hooks, studs, or buttons, and matching perforations as means for adjustably uniting the ends."
Patent for improvement in cotton-presses, which increases convenience by using detachable parts to facilitate insertion of material and a windlass with a system of cords and levers to increase compression of cotton.
Patent for "spectacle-frames in which the bows are turned into a coil near the points where they are connected to the lens-hoops for the purpose of forming spring-joints, instead of the ordinary pivot-joints." (Lines 6-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for "a novel means of hanging the gang of plows beneath the draft-frame, in combination with levers and link-connections, whereby the plows can be adjusted to run at any desired depth, and firmly held after the adjustment." (Lines 18-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for an improved rotary dredging-machine operated by adjustment from the engine through gearing enabling the manipulation of "a heavier wheel than would otherwise be practicable" (lines 71-72) with illustrations.
Patent for improvement in ventilators which combines a bell-mouthed vane with white induction and black eduction pipes for the purpose of introducing fresh air and eliminating foul air from an enclosed area.
Patent for "a guard attachment to the Wheeler & Wilson sewing-machine for preventing the thread from being thrown off the tension by the work, and for preventing the thread from running off the spool onto the spindle." (Lines 6-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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.
Patent for an improvement to washing machines, in which "the novelty consists in allowing both cylinder and blades to be rotated or oscillated independently of each other." (Lines 17-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for new and useful improvement in locomotive smoke stacks, "in which the sparks, live cinders, and other heavy particles are arrested near the top of the stack." It consists of a petticoat-pipe, arranged so that it may be raised or lowered for the purpose of regulating the draft.