I^^ued from the United States Patent Office fok the wtjek ending june 8, 1858. {.Reported officially for the Scientific AmericanJ] Washboard—Silas M. Barrett, Rufus S. Lee, and Jabez M. Waters, of Cincinnati, Ohio : We claim the teeth, d ddd,made and arranged as represented, to the edges of corrugated sheets of metal for washboards for increasing and holding the edges of the sheet of metal in and to the sides of the legs of the board, as represented, and for the purposes mentioned and described in the specification. Machine for Measuring, Registering, and Receiving Grain Direct from Threshing Machines— Peleg Barker, of Moscow, Mich. : I claim the combination and arrangement of the parts, substantially as described, for receiving, measuring, and registerin j grain direct from threshing machines. I also plaim in combination with the machinery for registering, substantially as described, two or more measures or boxes, constructed and operated as described, for receiving the material to be measured. Raking Attachment to Harvesters—John A. Bar-rington, of Fredericktown, Ohio : I claim the reciprocating or vertically moving rack piece, R, operating substantially as described, in combination with the shaft, B, having an intermittent connection with the crane, and the rakes, f f', operated from the rotation of the shaft, arranged and operating substantially as and for the purposes specified. I also claim the combination of rakes, f f', slides, b, to which they are hung, and the grooves, g, of the crane arm, substantially as and for the purposes set forth. Lock—Joseph A. Braden, of La Grange, Ga.: I claim the slides, G, placed relatively with the bars, B B, as shown, and provided with the stationary teeth, h, and yielding teeth, h', in combination with the bits, H, placed on separate arbors, and arranged to operate as and for the purpose set forth. [This invention consists in the employment of a series of slides provided with teeth or racks, and arranged relatively with a bifurcated bolt, into the parts of which the ends of the slides work, these parts being used in connection with a series of bits attached to separate arbors, placed one within the other, and operated by means of keys or knobs, so that the lock is rendered unpickable, and at the same time perfectly simple in construction.] Apparatus for Supplying Water to Steam Boilers—George Brodie, of Little Rock, Ark. : I claim the arrangement and combination as shown and described, of the cylinder, A, cylinders, B B, pistons, D D E E, and cisterns, C C, for the purposes set forth. [A notice of this improvement will be found in another column.] Bedstead Fastenings—George Burket, of Crogham, Ohio : I claim forming a bedstead fastening by a straight pin through the tenon, and two oblique pins through the mortise, as set forth and represented. Mowing Machine—John Butter, of Buffalo, N. Y. : First. I claim the combination and arrangement of the jointed levers, C D E, for the purpose of supporting the driving wheel, and giving flexibility to the machine, substantially as set forth. Second, I claim the arrangement of the carrying wheel, L, near the heel of the cutter bar, so that the finger bar will pass through the wheel, and the cutter bar (or connecting rod) also vibrate through the wheel, substantially as described. Third. I claim constructing the guard fingers so that they may be connected to the finger bar, and support it clear from the ground, and also allow the cutter bar to work on the underside of the finger bar, as set forth. Fourth, I claim the sleeve, W, when connected with the spring bars, H H, for the purpose of supporting and adjusting the driver's seat on the axle of the driving wheel, as described. Fifth, I claim the arrangement and support of the raker's seat on the lever, C, as set forth. Sixth, 1 claim supporting and carrying the outer end of the finger bar, by means of the specific arrangement of the divider, N, wheel, L, and spring, O, as described. Method of Attaching Ornaments to the Ear— William B. Carpenter, of Brooklyn, N. Y. : I claim the mode of attaching ornaments to the ear without boring or piercing holes therein by the use of the hooked shaped wire, B, in connection with the wire. A, and the spring, C, substantially as and lor the purpose as described. Sewing Machines—David W. Clark, of Bridgeport, Conn. : I claim regulating the extent of the feed bv expanding or contracting the rear end of the lever, E, substantially as described. Washing Machines—Edward B. Clement, of Barnet, Vt : I claim the adjustable foot brake, V, in combination with the slatted elbow brakes, L L, and connecting rods, U U, the whole made and operating substantially as described, and for the purpose set forth. Admitting Light and Air Through Steps, &c.— John B. Cornell, of New York City; I claim as a new manufacture an illuminating and ventilating riser for door-sills, &c., composed of a perforated and partially glazed front plate, E, combined with an inner inclined glazed sash, C, substantially as set forth. Preserve Cans—H. G. Dayton, of Maysville Ky. : i claim the employment of the rubber band in combination with a metal cover and metal clamp, substantially as set forth. [This invention consists in the employment of an India rubber band attached permanently to the cover, in such a manner as to enable it to lap over the sides of the can and cover the joint, and keep the latter closed tightly by the shrinking consequent upon its elasticity. It further consists in the employment of an elastic metal clasp around the India rubber band to secure it in place upon the can. It is an excellent improvement, and will be illustrated in our columns in a few weeks.] Bed Bottom—Benjamin Griffin, of Lawrence, Mass.: I claim the mortise bar, the open link, the lifter spring with the tapered slat, when combined and arranged for a bed bottom in the form and manner as specified. Writing Desk—Joseph H. Grimslev and Perry J. Aukney, of New Lexington, Ohio : We claim the application to, or construction of, writing tables or desks, in the manner substantially as set forth and described. [We publish the above just as it comes to us; but it . evidences an omission of the copyist.] I Machine for CuTTiNa Out Stumps—Frederic Ket-9 tler,of Milwaukie, Wis. : I claim the circular frame, .( A, and the revolving frame, E, in combination with the cutting apparatus, substantially in the manner and for ^ the purposes set forth. Apparatus foe the Manufacture of Beer—Geo. Habich, of Roxbury. Mass. : I claim the combination, arrangement, and connection of the copper, the mashing tun, the filtering vessels or vessels, and the hop vessel, substantially as specified, whereby the several operations connected with each of such parts, can be conducted, through the agency of the heat, from one furnace, and steam from its copper, substantially as specified. I also claim combin g and arranging the wort warmer with the copper, the hop vessel, the filtering vessel or vessels, and the mashing tun, so as to operate therewith substantially as set forth. I also claim the combination of the condenser, d, the hop vessels, the copper, the filtering apparatus, and the mashing tun, as connected and arranged so as to operate together, substantially as specified. I also claim the arrangement aud combination of the water heater, the mashing tun, the filtering apparatus, the hop vessel, and the copper, as connected and made to operate together, substantially as set forth. Extension Table—William Heerdt, of New York City : I do not claim, broadly, the employment or use of metal plates in the construction of slides or guides for extension tables, for they have been previously used, although, so far as I am aware, not in connection with wooden bars. But I claim the metal plates, a b, attached to the upper a ud lower surfaces of the bars, B B' C, swaged or so formed as to be provided with ledges and grooves, c d, which fit one into the other, the whole being arranged as and for the purpose set forth. [This is an improvement in the slides or guide bars of the table, whereby the slides or guide bars are not only firmly connected with each other, but are also allowed to slide freely past each other, so that the table may be readilyfolded and extended, and still be kept perfectly firm in every position.] Machine for Grinding and Cutting—Franklin B. Hunt, of Richmond, Ind. : I claim tbe arrangement in the same machine of the two peculiarly constructed hinged adjustable troughs or boxes, B C b, spring set bar, s s' s2, and cutter or grinder shaft, E, with spring key, e e', and radial arms, 6 7 8 9, substantially as and for the purposes se- forth. Stop Watch -Charles E. Jacot, of New York City : I claim the.manner described of allowing motion to the independent train by a pin or its equivalent on the escapement lever acting on the arms of the " whip" or "fly," and letting one arm pass at each pulsation of the balance, as specified. Platform Scales—J. F. Keeler, of Cleveland, Ohio: I claim the application jof a device for leveling the bearings of platform scales, when arranged substantially as described. I also claim combining with platform scales a weighted lever or indicator, in such a manner that the platform scales may be used either with or without it, substantially as set forth. Bench Plane—H. L. Kendall, of Baltimore, Md. : I am aware that wedges have been inserted in plane mouths for compensating for wear on the under surface of the plane ; such, therefore, I do not claim. But I claim the compensating piece, C, formed as described, so as to be tightened by the gripe, and have its face, f, move parallel to itself, aa specified, whereby the opening in front of the bit is not diminished by adjustment of the compensator. Device for Attaching Bits to the Brace—Sam-U. King, of Windsor^ Vt. : I claim the mode of fixing the tool or auger in its handle or bit stock, viz., by the projection, b, on the tool, in connection with the wedge C, and the spring, D, applied to the handle or stock, A, and the socket, a, thereof, substantially as specified. Revolving Fire Arm—Moses Kinsey, of Newark, N. J.: I claim furnishing the dog, G, with the additional tooth, K, arranged to operate in combination with square or equivalently formed bottom parts of the backs of the teeth of the ratchet wheel, D, in the manner and for the purpose described. [The dog which is attached to the hammer is furnished with an additional tooth, so arranged relatively to the tooth which rotates the chambered cylinder, and to the ratchet wheel of the cylinder, as to act as a stop in combination with one oflhe teeth of the cylinder, to prevent the latter being rotated beyond the proper dis-tance, the teeth of the ratchet wheel being properly formed for this purpose.] Carriage Springs—David M. Lane, of West Philadelphia, Pa. : I do not claim, broadly, the combining of wood and steel in the manufacture of springs for vehicles, for this has been previously done. But I claim providing the extremities of the plates, A A', with sockets, c, to receive the ends of the wooden springs, B B', as and for the purposes set forth. [This a novel mode of constructing the elliptic spring for vehicles, whereby the spring is made lighter than usual, equally elastic, and as strong, and the cost is much reduced. The invention consists in constructing the spring of steel and wood combined—curved bars of elastic wood, such as hickory, being secured in a peculiar way to the inner and steel main plates.] Burners for Vapor Lamps—C. B. Loveless, of Syracuse , N. Y. : I do not claim of itself the burner and chamber on which it is situated. But I claim the crescent-shaped generating chamber, d. as described, and its arrangement with the siphon tube, chamber, c, and burner, f, substantially as and for the purposes set forth. Refrigerating Pitcher—W. W. Lyman, of West Meriden, Conn. : I make no claim to a valve in the end of the nozzle, or on the lid of the pitcher, as valves have heretofore been placed there. Nor do I claim a single valve located anywhere. But I claim in the manufacture of ice pitchers, the Particular location of the valve, viz., in the throat of he nozzle, when said valve shuts into instead of against the opening, and is constructed with double sides, or made hollow, provided with a projection lip or shoulder, f, and having its seat provided with a lip or shoulder, g, substantially as shown and described. Pianoforte Action—John V. Marshall, of Albany, N. Y. : I am aware of the existence of the patent issued to James A. Gray, March, 1857, for an action intended to effect a movement of the hammer somewhat similar to that described in my specification; but I expressly disclaim the use of mechanism like that set forth in his specification as constituting his claim, to make an action such as I produce upon the hammers of a pianoforte. What I claim is, the formation and position of the but as described, and for the purposes set forth. I further claim the combination of the butt spring, S, and back cheek, substantially as arranged, and for the purposes set forth. Device for Opekating the Bolt to Obtain Taper in Shingle Machines—Elijah Morgan, of Morgantown, Va. : I claim the combination of the eccentric roller, F, the swings, H H, and the lever stop and switch, substantially in the manner and for the purpose set forth and described. Method of Tanning—Jesse Morgan,of Sumterville, S. G. : I claim the compound composed of saccharine matter, glauber salts, and muriate of soda, in about the proportions set forth, for the purpose of expeditiously completing the process of tanning, as described. [A full description of this invention is given in another column.] Brbbch-Loading Fire-Arms—George Wettorse, of Baton Rouge, La. : First, I claim the percussion rod in a movable breech piece, in combination with the sliding bolt, when so arranged that the lock in the act of firing, shall both make fast the breech-piece and fire the charge. Second, I claim the construction and use of the globular surface on the front end of the movable breech piece, in combination with the end of the cylindrical cartridge case, for the purpose of more effectually preventing the escape of gas at the joint. Third, I claim the construction and use of the lever, when arranged substantially as described, for the purpose of retracting the cartridge case. Brake for Wagons, &o.—Benjamin B. Munroe, of South Dansville, N. Y. : I claim, first. The brake bar, B, when jointed in the manner and for the purpose set forth. Second, I claim the extension perch, constructed in the manner specified. Machine for Cutting Irregular Forms—William N. Oakes, of Dana, Mass. : I claim the combination of the two carriages, B C, having a rectilinear motion at different speeds, with the elongated pattern, tracers and cutter, for the purposes set fortn ; not intending to claim an elongated pattern as such, or combined with other machinery to cut irregular forms, but only its ccmbined with two carriages having a rectilinear motion at different speeds, in the manner described. Improved Heliographic Instrument for Taking the Sun's Altitude—John Oakes, of New York City : I have stated that the main object of my invention is to find the altitude of the sun when the horizon is obscured ; but I by no means intend to confine its application to that condition, as it is obvious that it can be used as well when the horizon is visible; but it is under the former condition that it possesses an advantage over the quadrant and sextant. I do not confine myself to the use of any particular sensitive preparation for the concave surface of the hemisphere. But I claim the hollow hemisphere having its concave surface prepared with a sensitive coating, and having an orifice in the center of its equatorial plane, through which to admit the sun's rays, to act upon the said sensitive coating, substantially as and for the purpose set forth. And I also claim the graduated plate, G, with its appendages, combined with the hollow hemisphere, substantially as described, for the purpose specified. [See description of this invention on another page.] Combined Umbrella and Head Rest—Charles G. Page, of Washington, D. C. : I claim combining a head rest with an umbrella, as set forth. Bee Hives—Thomas Prosser, of Birmingham, Pa. : I claim the combination in bee hives of the labyrinthian passages, a a a, suspended shafts, H H, and glass entrances, G G, when said parts are constructed and arranged relatively to each other, in the manner and for the purposes set forth. Ratchet Presses—Philip H. Raiford, of Mobile, Ala. : I claim the combination of the eccentric pawl and ratchet with thei platen of a press, substantially as described. Revolving Heels of Boots and Shoes—James H. Roome, of New York City : I claim the combination of the slotted or perforated slide, F, bent at its forward end as described, with the hub bed shank, C, and notched rim plate, H, aiTanged and operating substantially in the manner set forth. [The nature of this invention and improvement con sists in securing the revolving portion of the heel to the boot in such a way as t enable it to be readily attached and detached when desired, and revolved and securely fastened at every quarter revolution, to compensate for tne inequality of wear.] Excavating Machine—Nathan Sanders, and F. T. Sherman, of Chicago, 111. : We claim the extension fu^l-crum piece in combination with the dipper shaft, in the manner set forth, so that when the dipper shaft arrives at the ^oint necessary for shifting the fulcrum, the fulcrum piece may be thrown into gear and be carried to the extremity of the crane for the purposes set forth. Ink Rollers—Alexander Schimmelfennig and Julius Ende, of Washington, D. C. : We claim to manufacture ink rollers out of elastic gums, such as caoutchouc or gutta percha, or of compounds of the latter in the modes described in the specification, or in any similar modes. Automatic Grain-Weighing Machine — William and Thomas Schnebly, of Hackensack, N. J. : We do not claim to be the first inventors of weighing machines in which the weight of the grain was made to open and close valves for regulating the supply and discharge of the same, for many such machines have been made. Neither do we claim, broadly, in weighing machines, the operating of the parts which control the supply and discharge of the grain by means of the scale beam, or by means of parts connected with the scale beam; many other machines have been made in which this feature is seen—the patent of W. H. Bramble, April 8, 1856, is an example in point. In this device a connection is made for one of the purposes just mentioned, with the scale beam; our connection is behind, or in the rear of the fulcrum. It is a great and important point to have the scale beam elongated in front, or in advance of the fulcrum, and to operate the parts which control the supply of, and discharge of, the grain, by arms, MM", in front of the fulcrum. This arrangement permits the discharge valves, O O, to be kept open for the full exit of the grain until the opposite tub, I, has been filled. The valves could not thus be kept open if they were operated by means of the rear end of the scale beam. The use of the elongated arm in front of the fulcrum also permits a great simplification of the machine, and dispenses with the necessity of connecting rods and levers, lessens the number of points of friction, and promotes the probabilities of accuracy. We therefore claim the weighing of grain, &c., automatically, under a continuous flow or otherwise, without employing the gravity or weight of grain, being weighed for the purpose of checking or cutting off the supply of grain entering into the receptacles to be weighed, or for the purpose of discharging the grain from the receptacles in which it has been weighed, during the period ot the process of weighing, or when the quantity of grain is being determined or weighed, substantially in the manner as set forth. We claim providing the hopper with hinged valves, each having a lever with a weight on it, and attached thereto, when used in combination with projecting arms, which are made to operate the same, in the manner and for the purpose as set forth. We claim the balanced valve in its location below the hopper, and above the stationary chute or bridge, when used in combination with projecting arms^ cams, &c., and a pendulum with an adjustable weight, m the manner and for the purpose substantially as set forth. We claim the toggle joints in combination with vertical hinged valves, when operated on and for the purpose as substantially set forth. Steam Power Meter—George- Schuh, of Madison, Ind. : I claim the combination of the one independent piston, a, working in its cylinder. A, and actuated in opposite directions alternately by the steam from opposite ends of the engine cylinder, acting successively on its opposite sides or faces, carriage, B, pendulum, H, main spring, m, secondary spring, i, friction wheel or roller, c, and disk, E, arrrnged for operation together, in the manner and for the purposes set forth. Second, I also claim driving the disk, E, in both directions of its travel, by cords, T, operated by the engine, whereby a velocity corresponding to the velocity of the piston of the engine is at all times, and throughout both strokes, communicated in a positive and accurate manner to the friction wheel, c, for the purposes mentioned. Third, And I further claim providing the driving cords, T, with compensating springs, z, when said cords and springs are combined for action with the reciprocating disk, E, and reciprocating head-block, or its equivalent, of the engine piston rod, essentially as described, to prevent material pause of the disk at the end of each stroke, and irregularity in the action of the disk, bv the driving pull on either cord, alternately producing stretch and the relaxing of either cord, when not acting as a driver, for the purpose of securing accuracy in registering, as specified. Harvesting Machines—Wm. H. Seymour and Dayton S. Morgan, of Brockport, N. Y. : We are aware that various modes of changing the gear and the velocity of the cutter have been used in which the adjustments are arbitrarily made, but these require skill and care on the part of the persons employed. These we do not claim. But we claim, firat. The combination of the chang-able pinions and gear wheel actuating the cutters of reaping and mowing machines with their centers so situated relatively, that the changeable parts shall always exactly fit and gear when properly placed and not otherwise, the whole being arranged and operating substantially as set forth. Second, The combination of the replacable pinions with the series of holes for the axle of the driving wheel of reaping and mowing machines, so arranged with relation to each other that while the rate of motion of the cutter is changed, the hight of the cutter from the ground may be varied at the same time, the proper rate of motion for the different bights being always secured, and in such manner that the changable parts shall always fit and gear when properly placed and not otherwise. Punching Machines-D. S. Sherman, of Lowell, Mass. : I do not claim the device shown in the patent of R. H. Cole, dated June 3,1856. But I claim the manner of punching a nut, washer.or other article from plate or bars, by forcing it half way out (or more or leas) in one direction into a die, and then forcing it entirely out in the opposite direetion into another die. for the purpose of making the outside edges of the nut perfectly square and free from a sharp or burr edge, substantially as described. Provision Cutter—Wm Smith, of Cincinnati, Ohio : I claim the arrangement of the semi-cylindrical piece, M, and guide slides, R, arranged with the stock, a, and circular plate, f, all as constructed for feeding the provision to the cutters as mentioned. I also claim the arrangement of the screws, J J K, and S S, with the cutters, h. and plate, f, for adjusting the cutters from and to the plate, as represented, for purposes mentioned in the specification. Bedstead—Wm, St. Charles, of Fairmont. Va. : I do not claim, separately, any of the parts described. But I claim the combination of the old devices newly arranged in the following manner—The collar, L, the tenons, A B C D, the holes, A B C D, the nuts, e f g h, and cylindrical bearded wire, arranged in combination with the construction of the head and foot board, 11 L L, the whole being arranged to operate conjointly as and for the purposes set forth. Tailors' Pressing Machine—L. B. Storrs, of Canton, N. Y. : I do not claim, broadly, the application of a treadle to a pressing iron, for this has been previously done, and may be seen in hat pressing and analogous machines. But I claim the lever. C, arm, F, "goose," H, and treadle, D, when connected together and arranged relatively with each other and the press-board, J, so as to operate as and for the purpose set forth. I further claim the particular manner of connecting the "goose." H, to the arm, F, as shown, viz., having the "goose" provided with the spindle, m, which passes loosely through the sphere, K, of the universal joint, i, whereby the "goose" is allowed an independant rotary movement, it being understood that I do not claim the sphere, K, and fork, 1, with its shank fitting in the arm, F, for this is the usual universal joint, but only the peculiarity attending the connection of the "goose" to the sphere, as set forth, in connection with the sphere and fork. [This invention was illustrated and described on page 312, Vol XII, Sci. Am. Metallic Caps for Bottles, Jars, &c.—Wm. J. Stevenson, of New York City : I claim the construction of the cap, B, with the band, d, fitted and united to the exterior of a rim formed upon its head, and with a lap, f, which is left unsoldered or simply tacked so as to be capable of being laid hold of, to strip the band from the exterior of the head substantially as described, when it is desired to open the bottle or vessel. [This invention consists in a certain construction of metallic caps for preserve bottles and jars and other vessels, which affords great facility for their removal after having been cemented on to the bottles or vessels for the purpose of sealing the same hermetically.] Smut Machines—Duncan M. Vance, of Urbana, O. : I do not claim the air suction apparatu.", e, nor do I wish to be confined to its use in connection with the other parts of my invention, for though of advantage it can be dispensed with and external air be admitted directly into the ends of the fan case. Either one or both of the rubbers may have motion, though the best results are produced when both rubbers move in opposite directions. What I claim is, first. The reciprocating wire cloth rubbers, g and h, in connection with a rotary fan, constructed and operating substantially as described. Second, The double inclined grain screen, c, combined with reciprocating rubbers, substantially as described and for the purposes specified. Grain Separators—A. J. Vandegrift, of Lexington, Ky. : I claim the arrangement of the adjustable feeding tube, I, and distributor, O, within the wind trunk, H, so that the grain may be fed in without allowing a draft or current of air to follow it, and so that the grain may be presented to the blast in thin sheets, and not have their gravitation effected by counter currents or eddies, or accelerated by falling upon each other, or sliding down from above, substantially in the manner and for the purpose set forth. [An engraving and description of this invention will appear in a few weeks. ] Hydraulic Rams—J. F. Warner, of Philadelphia, Pa. : I claim using the water after passing the puppet valve by conducting it to a vessel or cup or basin, having a waste opening, or openings in the bottom, and used as a power upon a lever or beam to overbalance another power which is greater when the cup is empty, and less when the cup or basin is full. The conducting pipe, D, the closed valve chamber. A, the set screw, I, fixed over the valve, the fulcrum, H, and beam or lever, G, all the parts as substantially set forth or used in combination for the purpose of keeping any hydraulic ram to which it may be attached in motion. Door Locks—L. Whitney, of Toledo, Ohio: I do not claim the sliding bolt, C, and tumbler, D, operated upon by a bit, a, for this is a well-known and common device used in the majority of locks. Neither do I claim attaching a knob, F', to an arbor having a bit, a, at its inner end, for this or its equivalent is used in cases where the arbor passes entirely through the lock and door. But I claim the combination of the slotted plate, H, arbor, E, and washer, G, as shown, and described. [This invention is designed for an inside lock or bolt, and is intended to supersede the usual slide bolts and catches hitherto employed for such purposes. The invention consists in the peculiar manner of securing the arbor of the knob in the lock, said knob having a bit attached to its inner end, and operating thelDolt as the arbor is turned, the device forming a neat and ornamental affair suitable for buildings of a superior class.] Harvesters—Thos. Wendell, of New Albany, Ind. : I claim the arrangement of the rake, a, on the endless belt, b, operated around and below the stationary platform, C, in the manner set forth, in combination with the shaft, c,.belt, d, and lever, H, when these several parts are constructed and arranged and operated in the manner and for the purpose set forth. i 323 Sash Fastenee—J. B. Whitherle, of Upton, Mass. I claim the combination and arrangement of the retractor, K, the pall, or catch, g', the spring, h, and the lever, d, applied in the window sash and in relation to the rack, b, of the sash frame, fts specified. Planing Machine—J. A. Woodbury, of Winchester, Mass. : I claim, first, Protecting the face of the board in tongueing and grooving by pressure surfaces, constructed and operating with rotary cutters as described. Second, The swivel guide, L, when made to operate substantially as described. Third, Placing the undar cutter at or near the end of the frame for the purpose specified, substantially as described. Apparatus foe Supporting and Adjusting Geavees foe Engeaving Machines—John Hope (assignor to himself and Thos. Hope), of Providence, R. I.: I claim the curved arm or bar, B, and the graver carriage, D, as combined, together and with the graver lever, E, and made to operate therewith, substantially as specified. 1 also claim the adjustable weighted arm, F, in combination with the balanced tracer arm or graver. E. I also claim constructing the tracer carriage, D, in two parts, b c, substantially as described, in order that the tracer or graver may be adjusted in a vertical direction to cylinders or rollers of different sizes. I also claim making the arm, H, and the stop, L, adjustable on their shaft and rod as described, in order to bring them into proper positions to cause the elevation of the graver und^ any situation of it on the surface of the cylinder and when the lever, S, is moved backward. I also claim making the weight. G, in two parts, 1 m, for the purpose specified. Machine foe Finishing Soldbee Tubing—Edmund Jordan (assignor to the Benedict & Burnham Manufacturing Company), of Waterbury, Conn. : I claim the files or cutters, c c, attached to a tilting stock which is fitted to a reciprocating slide, F, and operated by mean-i of the connecting rod, D, crank, C, and stops. Gr G', substantially as and f er the purpose specified. I further claim the clamp formed of the two plates, 11, attached to the levers, H H, which are connected to a treadle, K, the whole being arranged to operate as and for the purpose specified. [A notice of this invention will be found on another page.] Extension Table—George Pratt, of Boston, Mass., assignor to John A. Ellis, of Cambridge, Mass., and J. E. Hazleton, of Newton, Mass. : I do not claim-a spring catch, nor the mere duplication of such. But I claim the combination of the auxiliary turning stop h, and its recess, g, or the equivalent thereof with the laain stop, f, applied to one of the slides, and the rebate made in the other, the whole being as and for the purpose described. I also claim the combination and arrangement of the two spring catches, m n, catch bars, q r, and the space, p, whereby during the motion of the supporter, S, on its hinges, one catch is made to pass between the two catch bars and one catch bar to pass between the two catches. Sewing Machines—A. W. Sangster (assignor to V. M. Rice, Joel Thayer, James Sangster, and Eliza Remington), of Buffalo, N. Y., I do not claim the hook detached from the shuttle, because I believe this has been made before; nor do I claim to have conc.eived the idea of making the rough or serrated foot piece, because serrated foot pieces are now in common use. But I claim, first. The spring thread carrier, K, in combination with the stationary arm, L, and feeding mechanism operating together in the manner and for purpose specified. Second, The combination of the shuttle, R, and hook. 7, fastened together, or their equivalents, operating substantially in the manner and for the purpose described. Third, The shuttle carrier, U, the case, S, and the crosspiece, P, when operating together substantially in the manner aud for the purpose described. Hose Couplings—Charles Vander Woerd (assignor to Alvah Clark & Sons), of Cambridge, Mass : I claim the arrangement and combination of an elastic tube, E, with the heads of the couplings, A B, so as to cover the joint, j, and allow the same to be kept tight by the pressure of the liquid, substantially as shewn and described. [This invention consists in the employment of an elastic tube or ring placed within the coupling, and arranged in relation to the other parts that the pressure of the water within the hose will keep the coupling water-tight. There is also a peculiar means for connecting the heads of the coupling together.] Mode of Applying the Powbe of the Steam Engine—JacoV Widmer (assignor to himself and Howard Gilbert), of New Haven, Conn. : I claim, first. The combination of the rack, d, with the cams, B B, and groves, b, when constructed, arranged and made to produce the result, substantially in the manner set forth. Second, I also claim the combination of the levers, h and h. with the rack, d, and cams, g and B B, when the whole is constructed, arranged and made to operate substantially as described. ee-issue. Eleoteo-Magnetic Alarms—a. K. Pope, of Somer-ville, Mass. Patented June 21, 1853 : I do not claim the communication of intelligence by the electric circuit and magnet as a part of my invention or the vibration of the armature for this purpose. But I claim, first. The mode oi breaking and completing the circuit, or vice versa, that is, by the spring circuit breaker operating to cause tiie vibration of the armature. Second, So combining a hammer and bell with the self-vibrating armature, that the vibrations of the latter shall produce a continued ringing of the bell under circumstances substantially as described. Third, The combination of these parts, namely, the circuit breaker, hammer bell, and vibrating armature, or their equivalent or equivalents, with a self-acting spring or key in a door or window to operate so as not only to bring them automatically into action when the door or window is open, but maintain a continuous or continued ringing of the bell by the interruption of the electric current without intervention of other machines. additional impeovbments. Polishing Appaeatus foe Watohmakees' Lathes— J. M. Bottum , of New York City. Patented March 13, 1855—additional improvement dated June 8, 1858 : I claim the construction and arrangement of the polishing apparatus combined with the parts claimed in my former patent, as and for the purposes specified. Tightening the Tiees of Caeeiage Wheels—R. R. Scott, of Philadelphia, Pa. Patented March 23, 1858— additional improvement dated June 8, 1858 : Disclaiming the exclusive use of two sets of taper keys for drawing together the two ends of the tire, I claim the ends, B and G, of the tire, with their respective slotted blocks, b and c, the taperkeys, and the bolt, G, when arranged for joint operation substantially as and for the purpose set forth. designs. Stove Dooes—R. H. N. Bates, of Providence, R. I., assignor to himself and Isaac Backers, of Canterbury, Conn., and J. P. Barstow.