A correspondent (Mr. P. H. Tyler, of Richmond, Ya.) has sent us a drawing of an improved carpet stretcher, which we engrave for the benefit of our readers. Fig. 1 is an end view of it, and Fig. 2 an end view of the toothed end. A is a piece of ; wood having a cushion at one end, and a hinge, B, at the other, by which means it is connected to another piecu, C, having a number of holes and a strap, c, through which slides the piece, D, having the toothed iron, E, at its extremity. The operation is very simple. All that is required is to place the cushion on A against the wall, and the teeth %Jly2 Fi/j.l on in the carpet, having the whole in the position shown in our engraving, and then by pressing on the hinged part, the carpet will be stretched. The pieces, D and C, can be connected, and the whole lengthened or shortened to suit any carpet, by sliding them against each other through the strap, c, anc fastening them by passing a pin through corresponding holes in each, It has been successfully used for two years, and can be made by any carpenter for two dollars.