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[Reported officially fjr tha Scientific American.] Circulars giving full particulars of the mode of applying for patents, sizeot model required, and much other information useful to inventors, may be had pratis by addressing ML'NN & CO., Publishers of the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York. CORN SIIHI.LBBS—Calvin Adams, of Pittsburg, Pa.: I claim the combination of the pnird of adjustable and yielding wheels, C and C, with the pairs of shelling wheels, Q and Q', when constructed and operating substantially in the manner and for the purpose described. I also claim the manner of connecting the shafts, C and C, with their respective cog wheels, H' H, by means of the pivot, a a. and conical hub, E, or their equivalents, so thatTwhust they may revolve together, the shafts may play back and forth jo adapt the feeding wheels to the various sizes of the ears of corn to be Bhelled, substantially as described. WASHING MACHINE— David Allan, of St Louis, Mo.: I claim the air chamber or concave top of dasher, G G, or its equivalent. CmjRN-rJames S. Appleton, of White River Junction, Vt.: I claim securing the churning vessel, m, within a freely swinging frame, when the dasher of the churn is operated by means of a crank shaft, pitman, and vibrating beam, constructed, arranged and operated as set CROSS-CUT SAWING MACHINE—John T. Armstrong, of Jacksontown, Ohio : I claim the combination of the frame. A, wheel, E, and guide rod, F, with the frame, C, ana carriage, L, and saw, I, when arranged in relation to each other, and operated in the manner and for the purposes set forth. RAILROAD CAB SEATS—James M. Baird, of Wheeling, Va.: I claim, first, The oscillating pedestal, B, and the vertical lever stay, L, in combination with the stationary seat stand, D, and the arrangement of the slats in each, by which to adjust the seat to any position required with the wheel, k, and also the arrangement by which the backs are changed and held permanently to their places by the arm catch, h a ad g, and the drop catch marked B. Second, I claim the arrangement of the oscillating foot brace in combination with a lady's foot-stool, as seen in Fig. 3. Third, I claim'.the arrangement of the spittoon holder as seen at Fig. 4, for the purposes described. METHOD OF SECURING THB CUTTERS TO THE SPINDLES OP AUGERS—Charles L. Barges, of New York City : I do not claim a bit having detached cutters, nor a bit by which different sized holes may be bored, by changing the size of Its cutters. But I claim the combination of the spindle, A, cutter, B, and check nut, F, for the purpose of securing the cutter to the spindle, arranged in the manner and for the purpose asset forth. CORN PLANTERS—Thomas M. Bedgood, of Cleveland, Ind.: I do not claim, by itself, any individual part of the machine described. But I claim the combination of the truck wheel, E, cam wheel, H, lever, I, and gauge, F, when constructed and arranged in relation to each other, and to the seed-box, C. and spout, J, as described, and operating as set forth. MACHINE FOB SOWING FBTILIZHBS—Lyman Bick-ford, of Macedon, N. Y.: I do not claim as my invention the formation simply of distributing apertures in the bottom of a hopper of a machine for sowing fertilizers, seeds, or other things, for such are employed in the machine for which Letters Patent were granted to Warren S. Bartle, April 22d, 1856, and in other sowing machines. But I claim a hopper bottom, A, formed of sheet metal or its equivalent, in which are arranged apertures, a, constructed as sot forth, when combined with a series of vertical stirrers,- k, and a slide or slide, b, arranged on the inner side of the bottom. A, in the manner and for the purposes substantially a3 described. PLOWS—William Blacky of Manchester, Pa.: I do not claim either of the individual parti thereof, nor do I claim the precise form of the digger teeth or picks shown and described, as similar ones may bo seen on a patent granted E. F. B-irry, Feb. 10th, 185G. Nor do I wish to IK1 underdtoo'l as limiting my claim to the precise arrangement shown and described of the springs, E, joints, fi, rods, 2 and 3, with the plow, P, and diger,H, as that is susceptible of various other modifications. But I claim thB combining with the plow. P, the adjustable rotary digger, H, having sharp teeth or picks, T, substantially as described, for the purpose set forth. STEAM HEATING APPARATUS—Henry G, Bulkley, of Kalamazoo, Mich.: I do not confine myself to any particular construction of the furnace or apparatus employed in carrying out my invention, But I claim the surrounding of the air passages by a steam atmosphere, to which heat is applied after the steam ia generated, for the purpose of increasing the temperature of the steam without high pressure, for making a rapid, safe, economical and wholesome heat, substantially as specified. [This invention consists in heating air for warming houses, buildings or apartments, by causing it to pans through pipes, passages or chambers, which wholly or partially surrounded a chamber containing superheated steam of a limited pressure. The advantage to be derived from this system of heating air, over that of causing it to pass surfaces heated by direct exposure to the fire and heated products of combustion, consists in the impossibility of heating the pipes or passages to such a degree as to effect any de-oxygenation of the air, or as to be in any danger of setting on fire the building in which it is used, both of which effects often result from the last-mentioned method of heating : and the advantage over heating by steam is that the heating surfaces can be more highly heated without dangerous pressure on them, and hence a less amount of surface is required.] MILL PICK HOLDERS—Jacob P. Brady, of Mountjoy, Pa.: I claim the double socket pick holder, when constructed as described, and used in combination with the diamond-shaped picks in the manner and for the purposes set forth. CORN PLANTERS—John S. Davis, of Arcadia, Ohio : I claim the adjustable guards, M, truck, K, and adjustable hoppers, I, in combination with the adjustable connecting roas, S S, lever, R, and rod, Q, the whole combined, and operating in the manner described and for the purpose set forth. BRIGK MACHINES—J. W. Crary, of New Orleans, La.: I claim, first. The combination of an annular rim or concave moulding surface, with a roller or convex pressing surface, so that the bricks are moulded by pressure operating toward the circumference, and discharged in a direction toward the axis of said concave moulding surface, substantlnlly as and for the purposes set forth. Second, Arranging a pug mill, for the preparation of the dry clay, to work in connection with said first feature of my invention by moans of the gearing described, substantially aa and for the purposes set forth. [This invention has several peculiar advantages. First, the ranking of a concave, on the brick while rotating, instead of a convex, surface on the outside of circle, aa in other machine?, which make the brick on the outer surface of a circle. Second. By means of running the outer surface of the pressing roller to the inner surface of the circle of moulds, a circular and more accurate aagle of contact is formed, thereby saving power and presenting the point of pressure required in the moulds directly in a line with the radius of the pressing roller. Third. This machine supplies itself with clay, which is brought near to it in a dry state, and after making the brick, delivers them into the kilns to the setters, iu good condition for setting and burning. The capacity of this machine can be increased to any extent, from 10,000 to 100,000 per day. This mode of making brick muat, we think, prove to be a decided improvement. It is well known that a great pressure exerted upon any argillaceous pulverized material in a dry state, produces a body more deDse and irresistible than can be made of the same material in a soft, hydrous or pasty consistence, and if brick can ba well made and burned by this mode, they must be superior to those made in the old way.] OPERATING STEAM TRIP-HAMMERS—Joseph S. Bon-ney, of Hanson, Mass., and Charles W. Willard, of Brldgewater, Mass,: We do not claim the combination of a bent rocker lever, an actuator and tyro adjustable cams, appli3d together and to a valve rod and trip-hammer, as represented in the specifications and drawings of the afortmaid patent. But what we do claim is our improved arrangement and application of the parts, the same consisting not only in having a curved pendulous lever to extend from the hammer shank, or a projection therefrom, and play through and in the valve rod as desoribed, but in arranging and applying cams and adjuitable bearers with respect to the said lever, and to operate together and produce a reciprocating motion of the lever, eisentially in the manner and for the purpose as specified. REVOLVING FIREARM—W. W. Elliott, of Plattoburg, N. Y.: I claim, first, Extending the frame of the breech forward of the supporting point of the cutter pin, and placing in the part BO extended the cock.c, and trigger, d, when these devices are arranged in relation to the several revolving barrels, as specified. Second, The arrangement of lever, o, and trigger, d, in advance of dog, p, and ratchet, y, by wliich the bar-rein are revolved, as and for the purpoie specified. Third, The method of operating the oock, c, by means of fir, g, the same being hinged at or near the centre of motion of the cock, and moving independently of the cock in one direction but not in the other, as and for the purpose specified. Fourth, The employment of wings, a', when BO constructed as to serve the double purpose of bracing the support of the center pin, and of protecting the hands from injury by the discharge of gases and pieces of caps from tlie nipples, and being a portion of the frame of the breech, aa set forth. PESSARIES—William Elmer, M. D., of New York City : I clim giving the peculiar form to the curved bar or tube, A. described and represented, and attaching to its posterior or rear part a ring-shaped cup or inverted frustrum of a cone, C, in such relation thereto as to enable the instrument to perform th functions for which it it) designed, in the manner and for the purpose before described. MBTALLIO BANDS FOR BINDING BAILS—Wm. Field, of Providence, R. I.:—I do not confine myself to the i ta-ple-shaped key, as shown in the flrat described clasp, as two single keys may be used, and produce the same effect in preventing the loops from slipping. I claim, first, arranging tha band over the clasp, and the ends of the band which are bent under to form the loopi by which the band is connected with the clasp, so that the endi lay above the clasp and the band covers and protct,bota of these ends, and also the clasp, substantially as described. Second, Connecting the looped ends of the band with the clasp bv means of a double Key or its equivalent, arranged substantially as described, so that the turning of the key prevents the loop from slipping, as described. Third, Arranging the key or key on the under side of the band and clasp for the purpose described. STOVES—Cornelius O. Foloy, of Troy, N. Y.: I claim, first, The arrangement within the outer casing of the stove of the chambers, G, D, descending and ascending flues, H H', J J', and xit pipe, C, with the open front combustion chamber, 15, provided with the opening, F, a3 described, whereby what is known as the " Franklin stove" is made a good radiator without materially ira-pediim its draft, as set forth. Audi also claim the division plates, E, furnished with the opening, F, and constructed and arranged in combination with the chambers. G, D, flues, H II', J J', smoke pipe, C, and fire chamber, B, in the stove, substantially aa and for the purpose set forth. MACHINERY FOR PREPARING OVAL PIOTUKR FRAMES— William Gardner, of New Yerk City : I claim a lathe with a face plate revolving in an oval path, in combination with a scraper udapted to the form of tha desired moulding of the oval frame, when the said scraper is so arranged as to be self adjusting laterally with the said moulding, substantially as and for the purpose set forth. LOOK—Fayptte Gould, of Iluntington, N. Y.: I am aware that sliding slotted tumblers have buen used and arranged in various ways in locks, and also used in connection with guards and other devices for rendering locks unpickable or burglar proof. I therefore do not claim, broadly and separately, series of sliding tumblers provided with notches or recesaes at varying points. But I claim, first, the rotating plate or boss, C, placed within the annular ledge, a, and provided with a key chamber or recess, b, and yielding or clastic pin, K, in combination w.ith the sliding tumblers, k. notched or recessed aa shown, the above parts being arranged substantially n and for the purpose set forth. Second, The rotating plate or boas, C, arranged with the sliding plate, D, and tumblers, k k', in combination with the chock or i.uard tumblera, n', substantially an and for the purpose specified. [This invention relates to an improved lock of that class which are designed to give greater security than ordinary kinds, and which are capable of having their parts so changed that different keys may be required to open them. The invention consists in the employment or use of two sots of sliding tumblers in connection with a rotating plate or boss, provided with a key chamber and slide.] WRENCII— Francis D. Haywood, of Walden, Mats.: I claim the wrench constructed substantially as described, . 9, combining with the head or upper jaw, when rigidly connected with its shank, a brace am screw arranged respectively on opposite sides of, and parallel with, the said slmnk, for the purposes of insuring true i lay of the slide or lower jaw, and of keeping the slide and head constantly pnuilei. MACHINE FOE CUTTING MITBEH—Stephen W. Hall, of Williftmsport, Pa.: I do not claim ae my invention the use of knives, A A, adjusted at right angles, and attached to the eliding i;ert, B, since the same arrangement substantially is ehown in the combination patented by George Le Baw June 27th, 1864. But I claim, fiat, T&e use in mitre machines of the flanges, G G, and the groove, X, in the frame, K E, for the purpose of guiding and sustaining the outer and inner edges of the knives, A A, and preventing them from springing, substantially as set forth. Second, I claim the combination together of the flan-res. G G, the frame, E E, with the groove,X, and sliding rest, B, substantially in the manner and tbrthe purpose set forth. APPARATUS FOR H BATING MABH TUBS—Adolph Hammer, of New York City : I am aware that Bessemer's apparatus for warming saccharine liquids both warms the contained liquid, and washes the molasses from the crystalline sugar; but this apparatus is in no way adapted for producing and extracting from malt the required saccharo-mucilaginous matter which, with water, constitutes wort. I therefore do not claim anything appertaining to said apparatus. But I claim the arrangement on the outside of the mash tun described, and in combination therewith, of a steam heater, in such a manner that any suitable quantities of the fluid extract of the malt may, at the discretion of the operator, be withdrawn from the tun through the aaid heater, so as to be warmed by the latter as it ptesea through the same to any suitable receiver provided for the purpose, that it may immediately afterward be returned into the tun for the purpose of raising the temperature of the mash therein to the degree required as described ; the said heater beinc connected with, the interior of the tun, and the said pipes being provided with cceks, substantially in the manner set forth and described. NAIL PLATPI-FKBDER—John W. Hoard & Thomas "A. Searle, of Providence, 11. I.: We claim, first, the polygonal con care aided and oblique grooved feed bar. Iv, applied in combination with the pins, e e, on the feeding shaft substantially as set forth, to produce the feed movement of said shaft by its own revolution, and to provide fur variation in the feed. Second, the arrangement of the feed bar, K, the driving shaft, R, and driving gear, I, and the plate, t, for throwing out the stop pawl of the running back mechanism in the same movable frame, which ia liberated by a latch lever, actuated by the feeding shall, and thus permitted to be operated tipon by a spring, L, or its equivalent, the whole operating substantially as set forth. [This is a contrivance for varying the distance of the feeding movement to cut nails of different widths or thicknesses. There is also a certain arrangement of parts for stopping both the forward and the rotary motion of, and causing the running back of, the plate-holder when the plate is all cut up.] MODE OF SECURING AND ADJUSTING THE STEPS OK MILL SPINDLES—Gideon Hotchkiss, of Windsor, N. Y. : I claim the double fulcrum lever operating outside of the shell and over the base, resting on two raised fulcra on the shell fitted to said levers, and the suspending the sway bar anil pot by means of sway bolts p.i?s ing through said lever, in the manner described; also" the flanges, e e, on the bottom of the pot. I alao claim the manner of supporting the regulating screw on an adjustable base or safety lightener, by which the stones can be quickly raised and returned again to the same position, substantially as described, in combination with the foregoing arrangement. RECIPROCATING SAWING MACHING FOE SAWING PLANK —William C. Huntiugton, oi Newark, N. J.: I do not claim making the saw guides, F, G. adjustable to different angles with the line of the cutting cdirc of the saw, to give to the sair a greater or less amount of cut. Nor do I claim making the feed adjustable to increase or lessen the amount of feed to be given to the lumber being sawed. Nor do I claim a cam shaped dot: for the purpose of alternately taking and releasing its hold, to transmit an intermittent motion. Nor Jo I claim straining and tightening the saw, by attaching to it a tightening belt. But I claim, first. Connecting the saw wheels, a, b, to the cross-heads, c, d, by pivots, when the saw is worked without a saw gate, and ia strained nnd-tight-ened by being attached to a tightening belt, as and for the purposes set forth. Second, the combination of the cam shaped feeding and retaining dogs, p and r, operating in opposite directions to each other, with the flanged disk, o, for the purpose of oinmunicating a feed motion to the lumber being sawed, and retaining the lumber firmly in place while the saw is cutting it, as described. CONSTRUCTION OF CANAL BOATS—Anson Judson, of Unadilla, N, Y.: I do not claim the tube for the ingress and egress of the water through said boat as motive or propelling power, or the use of the wheel as described to force the water through said tube. But I claim the wide openings in the bow and stern of tin boat, extending to or near the full width of the boat, and as low as the bottom, substantially as and for the purposes set forth. SMUT MACHINES—J. N. Lester, of Oswego, N. Y.: I do not claim separately the parts described, for they or their equivalents have all been used under different forms of arrangement, and in connection with various devices, forming the majority of smut machines in use. I am not aware, however, that Binuous scouring passages arranged with a fan, hollow shaft, cylindrical case, and induction blast spout, us shown, have been used. I claim the rotating conical plates, FF'F", attached to the hollow shaft, E, in combination with the stationary conical plates, D D' D", rims, (J, cylinder case, G, and fan. I, the plates, F' F" and D D' D", being provided with scouring ledges. 1, n, and the whole arranged relatively with the fan, I, induction epout, J, and blast spout, K, substantially as and for the purpose set forth [In this machine a series of rotating and stationary and conical scourerd are used, placed on a hollow shaft, and the whole arranged relatively with a fan, BO that the grain will be freed from smut in a very expeditious manner.] BEIDQE—Stephen H. Long, of Louisville, Ky.: Iclaim, firit. The combination of the suspension truss frame with the suspension arch or arches, or the arch stay, substantially in the manner and for the purposes set forth. I also claim, in combination with the truss frame, the auxiliary stays, arranged therein, as a meana of strengthening and fortifying said triws frame, as stated. AMALGAMATING GOLD AND SiLVEBSamuel Longman, of Brooklyn, N. Y.: I do not claim as my invention the machine herein described, and I do not confine myself to the use of my particular machinery or apparatus in performing my invention. I claim masticating or kneading, in the manner set forth, the dry metaliferous powder of the gold and silversmith's sweeps, scraps and polishingd, or the native vrecious metals, when so prepared with quicksilver, when sprinkled with barely sufficient water to cause the mass to aglutinate. ROCK DRILLS—W. W. Loomis and John Hewitt, of St. Louis, Mo.: We claim the combination of the two grooved guide rods, A'A, with the drill bar and th# two palls, J J, and nuts, I I. whereby the two guide rods are allowed to fall with the drill bar, so as to keep the top and bottom guides always the same distance from the end of the drill bar, all substantially as Bet forth. EYC,A_VATING MACHINES—William R. Maffett, of Willkabarre, Pa.: I claim, first, The arrangement of excavating implements on either end of the beam, in such manner that the weight of one scoop or implement is made to counterbalance and afsist the other, the said beam being capable of moving longitudinally forward or backward, and of swinging to-the right orj 403 left, or up or down, each motion being had separately or in combination, whereby the loading of one digging implement and the dumping of the other form part of the same operation, as described. Second, Constructing and arranging the toothed picker and scoop in such manner that they may be turned with respect to the beam, substantially aa set forth. Third, In combination with the arrangement for turning the scoop and picker on the beam, I claim attaching them so that they may separately be turned on their ownaxi3, whereby the toothed picker may be made to perform the duty of both a digger and a rake, and the scoop that of a shovel and hoe or scraper, substantially as specified. REAPING MACHINES—C. W. & W. W. Marsh, of Shab-bona, I1L: We are aware that endless bands of rakes have been previously used for conveying cut grain from the platform of reapers, and we do not claim separately and broadly such device. But we claim the box or receptacle, I, platforms, J, M M, and box, K, provided with the hinged or adjusts able bottom end piece, 1, p, when the above parts are used in connection with the endless bands of rakes, D, E, and arranged relatively with each other, substantially as set forth as and for the purpose specified. [This machine gathers the grain as it is cut into proper sized gavels, and enables them to be bound with great facility, and discharges the sheaves from the machine in piles, for the convenience of harvesting them.] FEED MOTION FOB CEROTYPOOBAFHY—John McElhe-ran, of Brooklya, N. Y.:—I claim the manner described of causing the type, by their insertion in an adjustable type socket or its equivalent, to regulate their own re-quired position relatively to the impression surface, substantially as specified. LANTBBN FOB BUBNING COAT. OIL—Max Miller of Brooklyn, N. Y.: I claim the inverted cup, H, provided with the perforated band, m, and placed over the lamp, D, the band, m, encompassing the wick tube cap, o, in combination with the glaaa cylinder, C, and the tube, G, or its equivalent, the whole being arranged substantially as, and for the purpose set forth. [The object of this invention is to dispense with the usual draft chimney, which has been hitherto necessarily used in lanterns for burning coal oil, by so constructing and arranging certain parts that the usual glass globe or cylinder, which has hitherto only served to protect the flame, shall serve the double purpose of protector And draft creator.] STEERING AFPABATUS—Franklin A. Morley, of Sodus Point, N. Y.: I claim the combination of gears and shafts, arranged substantially as described, for operating the rudders of vessels, and at the same time allow them ample room to traverse perpendicularly and vibrate slightly horizontally. And in combination with the above, I claim making the journals of the shaft, I, longer than the boxe3 in which it turns, or elongating the hole in the box, E, so the 3haft can vibrate horizontally on both of these devices combined to accommodate the pinions, J J, and make them act with the same power or force on each of the gears, K K, as described. CARPET CLEANED—Augustus W. Noney, of Bridgeport, Conn.: I do not claim the revolving cylinder brush, nor the dust pan, nor the inclosing box, nor the combination of the three, all these having been long known and used. But I claim the combination and arrangement of said flaps or drags, and the said shields with the ve-volviufi cylinder brush, box, and duat pan in the manner descrbed, as and for the purpose specified. GRAIN DRILLS—Adam Pritz, of Dayton, Ohio.: I claim, first, The employment oi a distributing slide E, which has two set3 of different character of discharge passages E,F, and a connecting rod H, having two adjusting notches, f,f, in combination with a set sere w i. which has a serrated sliding cap k, and with a slotted actuating lever G, which has a serrated rib m, on its upper side, suDstantially as and for the purposes set forth. Second, In combination with the above, the employment of short flanged metal tubes K, for securing the flanged gum or leather conducting tubes d, to the drill frame, substantially as and for the purposes set forth. MACHINE FOB FORGING NAILS—S. S. Putnam, of Boston, Mass.: I do not wish to limit myself to interrupting the motion of the horizontal hammers while the nail is being cut off, as under certain circumstances the verticalpair may be held stationary, or even all four of the hammers may be caught while the nail or other article is being cut off Thus far I have spoken of my improvements aa particularly applicable to machines for making horse-shoe nails, but it is evident that they are equally applicable to machinery for forging a great variety or other articles. I do not therefore limit my claims to machinery for any particular class of forging, but intend to apply them to forging machinery wherever they may be applicable. First, I claim hanging the springs which actuate the hammers at points independent of the pivots upon which the helves vibrate, and so tar removed therefrom that they shall bear upon the helves nearer to the hammer faces, when the hammers are raised, than at the instant when the blow is given as set forth, forthe purpose specified. Second, I claim the spring E, for actuating the hammers in combination with the set plates F, and screws T, for regulating the tension of the same as set forth. Third, In combination with the hammers A, and side pieces H, I claim the adjusting checks I, operating in the manner described, for the purpose specified. Fourth, And in combination with a mechanical cutoff, I claim holding the hammers out of action and without the reach of the cutters whilat the nail is being cut off, as set forth. Fifth, I claim pivoting the lever M2, to any adjustable block 02, for the purpose of regulating the motion of the nail rod, as set forth. TiiBESnrNG MACHINES—Samuel D. Reynolds, of Lane, 111.: I do not intend to limit myself to a single series of band cutting blades upon the periphery of the cylinder A, forthe reason that I mavflnd it expedient to combine aeTCral series of cutting blades and spreading teeth with the periphery of said cylinder. The said cutting and spreading cylinder may be used in conjunction with any description of threshing cylinder. I claim arranging a band cutting and stalk spreading cylinder, with the threshing cylinder of a threshing machine, substantially in the manner set forth. REVOLVING FIREARM—Joseph Ridert of Newark, Ohio : I claim, first, Combining the springs, with the hammer, the rotating dog, b, and the peculiarly constructed notched trigger, by means of the reacher, f, constructed, applied and operating substantially as described, to make the single spring serve the purposes of main spring, dog spring and trigger spring. Second, The combination of the stop lever, 1 m, with the notched trigger and the reacher, by which the said stop is brought by the single spring, S, into operation on the cylinder aa the cocking takes place. [This invention consists in a certain mode of combining the several parts of the lock, so that a single spring is made to serve in a very effective manner the purpose of main spring and trigger spring, and for keeping in its operative position the dog through which the rotation of the cylinder is effected by the cocking of the hammer, and also for operating the stop which locks the cylinder while the hammer is cocked. It further consists in a mode of applying the rammer in combina- tion with the center spindle by which greater conve- nience is afforded for taking out the center spindle to permit the detachment of the cylinder.] WASHING MACHINE—D. C. Rood, of Altona, 111. : I am aware that rotating cylinders and concaves have been previously used and arranged in various ways for washing clothes, and I therefor do not claim broadly Buch device separately or in itself considered. But I claim having the rotating cylinder, B, provided with a flap or door, f, and a flap or fastening, c, and covered by an inflated band or belt or any suitable cloth or fabric, h, in combination with the yielding concave, D, previded with the corrugated board, F, and rollers, j j, the whole being placed in a proper box, A, andarrangedsubstantiallyas and for the purpose set forth. [This invention consists in the employment of a hollow rotating cylinder, and a yielding concave placed in a suitable box, the cylinder being provided with a plate or door, a fastener or catch, and covered with an inflated belt or a thick fabric of any suitable material. SEED PLANTERS—Jonathan H. Ko3e, of Versailles, 111. : I do not claim, broadly, the parts pertaining to the shovel plow, nor do I claim the covering shares. F F, neither do I claim, broadly, the employment of an adjustable slide, to regulate the amount of seed to be planted at each dropping, for slides have been arranged n various ways for such purpose. I am not aware, however, that a seed slide andadjusting bar have been arranged as shown, so as to form the exceedingly simple device described, to wit. a supplemental seed chamber and adjustable seed slide combined. I claim the seed distributing device formed of the slide, bent or lowered as shown,and the adjustable bar G, fitted in the seed box, E, the whole being arranged and connected with the plow for joint operation, substantially as and for the purpose set forth. [This is a novel adaptation of a seed distributing device to a plow, Khereby the attendant while guiding or holding the plow may actuate at will and with facility the seed distributiag device, the same owing to its peculiar construction being capable of ready adjustment, so that the discharge of seed may be regulated a3 occasion may require.] ANDIRON—J. B. Sargent, of New Britain, Conn. : I am aware that andirons have been made, having a bolt with a screw on the upper end for the purpose of securing the ornamental pillar, and also haviug a shoulder on the lower end passing through the legs and fire-iron and riveted on the underside, which cannot be said to be detachable, nor neither do I claim such. But I claim the construction and arrangement of the legs, A, the fire-iron, Bt the pillar, C D, all secured together by the bolt, E, in the nut, c, in the upper portion of the pillar, D, all of whichcau be readily detached when desired, in the manner and for the purpose a3 described. BOMB LANCK—Rufus Sibley, of Greenville, Conn. : I claim first, uniting the front and base of the bomb, or projectile, by tubes or bars in skeleton, substantially as set forth. I al30 claim confining the fuse in the fuse tube by drawing down the end of the tube upon the fuse after it is placed therein, for the purpose set forth. I also claim, in combination with the skeleton shank, or connection, the wings, g g', whether U3ed in pairs or singly, but so that they may be pressed down into and snugly fit the spaces between the skeleton ribs, tubes, or bars, and be thrown out when the bomb i3 projected, as set forth. BUTTEB BUCKET—J. W. Stimpson, of Baltimore, Md.; What I claim is the new article of manufacture, the same being the double walled butter bucket or kettle, constructed as set forth. OPEBATING CHURNS, &c—Moses Swan, of Potter Hill. : I claim the arrangement of mechanism specified for combining the churn tub with the wash tub, and giving the plunger and dasher of the same an up and down movement, and at the same time imparting a rotary motion to both tubs, substantially as and for the purposes set forth. [This is quite a novel and convenient arrangement, it being advantageous to thus combine the churn tub and wash tub, for by so doing the necessity of employing two separate systems of gearing and two persons to perform the two operations is avoided, as both can be performed by one system of gearing, and by one person at the same time. It is also advantageous to have the tubs rotate, for by so doing, if churning is being performed, the whole body of the cream will be more perfectly subjected to the action of the dasher, and if washing is being performed, the plunger will be brought in contact with every portion of the clothes.] NAIL PLATE FEEDER—James II. Swett, of Pittsburg, Pa. : What I claim is, first, In combination with sleeve, E, and rod, F, the cam slots, a a, and pivoted switch, b, for automatically turning said rod, first in one direction, and then in the opposite one for the purpose Bet forth. 1 also claim giving the rod and nail plate a positive movement during the first of its forward motion by means of the crank. Q, pitman, R, arms, S, crosshead, U, levers, V, and their projecting portions, u, which are then forced apart by me cam wedge, W", and then releasing them by the action of the spring?, v, whilst in motion, so that their momentum will'carry the nail plate up to the gage, substantially as described. I also claim, in combination with the nail plate gripers- tho spring dogs, for automatically opening said gripers to droplhe end of the nail plate, and be ready to receive another one. as set forth. I also claim, in combination with the rod, F, and swinging plate, M, with its stud, j, the ledge. N, with its openings, for automatically throwing the feed within out of gear, when the nail plate is used up, and into gear again when a fresh plate is supplied, substantially I also claim, in combination with the plate, M, the traversing projection Z, for catching and drawing back saidplate,when the nail plate is used up, substantially as set forth. COMBINATION SHOE TOOL—D. J. Tapley, of Danvers, Mass. : I claim the combination and arrangement ol the " tack hole stamp," "last hook " and '"peg cutter, ' substantially as described and forthe objects specified. SEWING MACHINES—Win. P. Uhlinger, of Philadelphia, Pa. Ante-dated May 3.1858 : I do not desire to claim the vertical arm described in my specification, as that has been used before. But 1 claim the vibrating finger, L, in combination with the needle and looper, arranged and operating substantially as described. MACHINES FOB DIGGING POTATOES—Alex. Wells, of Brooklyn, N. Y.: I claim the rotating spirally flanched diggers, o, in connection with the elearcrs. P, arranged for joint action, substantially as and for the purpose specified. [This is an excellent device for digging potatoes and other vegetables, and it is so constructed that the diggers are kept cleared by clearers. It is simple and efficient.] MACHINES FOB DIGGING POTATOES—Luke White, of Essex, Vt. : I claim the combination of wheel, c, having buckets on the onter edge thereof, with wheels, d, and separator, e, the whole being coustructed and arranged as and for the purpose set forth. PEINTNG PRESSES—Daniel Wolfe, of Dixon, Ohio : I claim the self-emptying spring friakets, u u, arranged with the springing frames, x x, in the manner set forth, and these in arrangement with the stationary bee plate, falling platen frame, L, bars, M and M\ and lever, p, when all are combined and constructed in the manner and for the purpose set forth. GRAIN SEPARATORS—L. Wilcox, of Hudson, Mich. : I claim, first, The reciprocating feeder bar, G, provided with projections, k, placed at the bottom of the hopper, F, and attached to the shoe, E, substantially aa and for the purpose set forth. Second, The two sets of screens e f, placed within one, and the same shoe, E, and arranged relatively with each other, and the hopper, F, substantially as described to operate as set forth. Third, Giving the screens, e f, a vibratory movement independent of the shake motion of the shoe, E, through the medium of the rods,m m, screens, H, and rod, o, substantially as described for the purpose set forth. Fourth, The screen, H, attached to the shoe, E, by the rods, m n, provided with the bai-3, a, and the rock bar, o, for the purpose specified. [The object of this invention is to augment the working capacity of a grain separator to a very con3ii1era-able extent by a novel arrangement of the screens, and operating the screens in a peculiar way, and also by a novel device placed in the hopper to agitate the grain, and ensure its proper presentation to the screens.] GAS BURNERS—Wm. Wright, of St. Loui3, Mo.: I lay no claim to any of the devices used in the inventions of C. H. Johnson or E. P. Gleason, or A. H. Ray. or J. C. Walsh, as such. But I claim the adjustable valve, in combination with the chamber in which the said valve seats, and the adjusting nut around the said valve, whereby the joint is made tight in any given position for the purpose specified. SEWING MACHINES—J. S. Buell and W. T. Barnes (assignors to J. Forsyth, R. D. Rockwell, V. M. Rice and W. T. Barnes), of buffalo, N. Y. : We claim, first. The arrangement of the springe, E F G J and I, with the feeder bar, q, and feeder, 1, each operating in the manner and for the purpose specified. Second, The looping apparatus, composed of the framework Y, the spear, S, the hook3 111, and the guide W, operating substantially in the manner and for the purposes described. CLOTHES' HORSE—E. Culver, Jr. tassignor to himself and S. M. Black well), of Shelburn Falls, Mas3. : I do not claim joining the rods, b, to standards so that they may be folded up or spread out. But I claim the combination of the panels, B, panels, C, and connecting Iink3,11', with a pelf-supporting pedestal, A, the whole arranged to operate substantially as described for the purpose set forth. CHUCK FOB LATHES—Simeon Goodfellow (assignor to himself and John Fish], of Troy, N. Y. : I claim the button or stop, H, attached to the slide, I, and arranged relatively with the jaw, J\ for the purpose specified. I further claim adjusting the frame, 13, bymeans of tue screw, G, when said frame is arranged with the jaws, C C", and screws, D E, whereby the chuck may be used either as an eccentric or concentric one and manipulated with equal facility in either capacity. [This invention consists in having the two jaws of the chuck placed within a sliding frame, which i3 fitted within the chuck block. One of the jaws and the frame being operated simultaneously by means of screws, so arranged that articles of varying diameter may be ex-pediously adjusted in the chuck and accurately centered, the device also by its construction admitting its being used either as an eccentric or concentric chuck.] CARPET SWEETER—H. H. Herrick (assignor to Lafayette Culver), of East Boston, Ma33. : I claim first, Inclining or grooving the brush shaft aa at o and k, as described forthe purpose specified. Second, I claim protecting the bearings from dust by means of the plates, 1, m and n, operatingin the manner described forthe purpose specified. Third, I claim the peculiar construction of the duat pan. with its spring lip, 5, in combination with the screen, t, operating as set forth for the purpose specified. Fourth, I claim dividing the brush in the center,and connecting eachhalfwiih one of thedriving"wheels,aa set forth, in combination with the method descrifjed of pivoting the inner ends to a suspended support, as described, whereby the continuity of the brush is not interrupted as set forth. SEWING MACHINES—T. D. Jackson (assignor to Joseph W. Bartlett), of New York City : I am aware that thread guides arc used in single thread machines to convey the thread across the path of the needle, which receive their movements from mechanism other than the needle, an example of which may be found in the patent of O. L. Reynolds, May 14,1850, and I therefore disclaim all such. But I claim a swinging thread guide attached to the cloth presser, and operated by and in combination with an oscillating hooked or barbed needle, constructed substantially as described, whereby 1 am enabled to secure the taking of every stitch, and render a single thread machine effectual, as set forth and specified. STEAM VALVES—Wm. S. Mackintosh and Samuel Warlsworth (assignors to Cridge, Wadsworth & Co.), of Pittsburg, Pa. : We claim the described arrangement of three hollow valves, B U C\ with their stems and port3, and the passages in the valvejbox, the whole operating substantially in the manuer set forth. [A full description and engraving of this invention appears on another page.] ADDOMETEBB—L. N. Nutz, of Altos, 111. (assignor to L B. RandleanoE. Hibbard), of Mudison county, 111. : I am aware that machines, with a series of circular indicators and a corresponding number of sets of keys have been made to effect the same purpose, but in these there were no means of connecting ur disconnecting at pleasure the key and the scveiul wheels, so aa to make the same set of keys register in turn the additions of the several columns. I therefore do not claim, broadly, registering the result of the addition of figures in columns, by means of movable indicators acted upon by the keys of a finger board. But 1 claim the feathered shaft, D, when combined and arranged with a series of indicators and a set of keys, substantially as above described, for the purpose of enabling the operator to add up and register any number of columns of figures in succession by means of the same set of keys. STEAM COOK—J. L. Winslow, of Westbrook, Me., assignor to J. N. Winelow, of Portland, Me. : I do not claim the application of a screw directly to the shank or spindle of a valve in order to support the spindle during its rotary movements, and to move the valve either towards or away fromits seat But what I claim is arranging the operating screws, b c, at the foot of the plug and its case, so as to be capable of being rotated therein, without at the same time having any longitudinal motion. And I also claim making the spindle, F, separate from the plug E, and combining with them and the case, the bearing shoulder, m, and the clutch connection, the whole being substantially as described. RE-IBS UEB. SKIRT HOOPS—David Holmes, of Westfield, Mass. Dated June 15.1858 : I claim first, Connecting the hoops to each other by a series of loops, substantially as specified. Second, Attaching to the hoops the tapes or other articles by which the hoops are suspended by means of metallic clasps which embrace the hoops, substantially as specified. Third, Forming eyes in the braiding at the extremity of the hoops to serve as a slide, substantially as specified." WATCH CASES—W. E. Baldwin and E. Blis3, of Newark, N. J., assignees of John F. Watson, of St. John's square, Clerkenwell, Eng Dated April 13,1858. Patented in England, June 16,1857 : We claim, first. Reversing the inner case containing the works, and dial in the outer case to present the dial on either side. We claim pivoting the inner case containing the works and the 'lial to the ring of the outer case, substantially as described, or by equivalent means, so that it can be reversed to present the dial in either direction without disconnecting it from the outer case, as set forth. WATCH CASES—W. E. Baldwin and E. Bliss, of Newark, N. J., assignees of John F. Watson, of St. John's square, Clerkenwell, England. Dated April 13, 1858. Patented in England June 16,1857: We cluim first, Attaching a pendant in double case watches permanently to the ring of the outer case, substantially as and for the purpose specified. Second, Connecting the inner case with the ring of the outer case, so that the inner case containing the works on dial c;m be reversed and held within the ring of the outer case to exhibit either the back or the dial through, the bizzle, ami so that the Inner case may be held in the ring of the outer case independently of the closing of the outer case, as set forth. Thin], In reversing the inner case containing the works and dial in the outer case to present the dial on either e ide, I claim shifting the dial one quarter of a circle substantially as described or by equivalent means, 30 that the figures of the dial may be properly located relatively to the pendant for either the ordinary open face watch, or the ordinary hunting watch. Fourth, Forming the ring oftlie inner case with a flange or rib, substantially H3 described, in combination with a corresponding flange, rib, or rest on the ring of the outer case, to give the required support to the inner case within the outer case when reversed, to present the dial in either directi n, as sat forth. DESIGNS. SvovES—Jacob Steffe, Jame3 Horton, and John Currie, (assignors to David Stewart and Richard Peterson,) of Philadelphia, Pa. Two cases. ROLL. PANS—Nathaniel Waterman, of Boston, M ass.
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