FAUCET FOR FILLING BARRELS—S. C. Catlin, Cleveland, Ohio.—This invention relates to a new and improved faucet iorfilling barrels with liquids from tanks or reservoirs. MOSQUITO-NET FEAME.—IT. W, Armstrong, Evansville, Ind.—-This invention relates to an improvement in constructing frames for supporting mosquito-nets, and consists in the method of uniting the horizontal rods to the uprights of the frame. STEAM HAMMEE.—Alexander Miller, Racine, Wis.—This invention relates to an improvement in steam power hammers, whereby all guides and slides are dispensed with. FLOOD GATES.—John J. Kimball, Napierville, 111.—This invention relates to a new and useful improvement in gates for controlling the Sow of water. APPLE COEEE AND CUTTEE.—C. D. Read, Lowell, Mass.—This invention relates to a new and improved machine for coring and cutting apples-whereby much time and labor is saved; and this invention consists, in attaching to a central coring tube a number of cutting knives radiating from its center, and also in a sliding spindle operating centrally therewith. CHUEN.—Robert Murphy, Jasper, N. Y.—This invention is an improvement on that for which letters patent were issued bearing date July 5th, 1864, In which the cover of the churn was provided with a rim at its lower end, which, while closing the seam between the cover and body of the churn, also served the purpose of a hoop. The present improvement consists in placing in the lower end of thecover a circularflange.and in making a corresponding groove in the upper end of the body of the churn,so that when the cover is placed in position its flange shall fit within the said groove and make a tfght joint, i TUBULAE BOLT.—David F. Fetter,New York city.—This invention has for its object to furnish a bolt in which a lar=;e proportion o,f metal may be utilized, while it will be fully as strong as those heretofore employed. The invention consists in making the bolts hollow,so that they are lighter, cheaper, and still as strong as the solid bolts heretofore used. POTATO SOETEE.—Lewis Perrine and Peter G. Conover, Freehold, N. J.— This invention relates to a machine for sorting potatoes in the field, and in other places; and it consists of a hollow cylinder with open ends, and open, slatted, or perforated sides, so arranged that the same may be revolved by hand, or otherwise, with the meshes or apertures through the sides suffi- j ciently large to allow the smaller potatoes to pass through the orifices, while the larger potatoes will pass through the cylinder and be discharged from its end. REEFING THE COUESES OF LOWEE SAILS OF SQUAEE-EIGGED VESSELS.— Nathaniel Ingersol, Salem, Mass.—The object of this invention is to provide a simple andracticable means for reducing or reefing the courses, so-called, of lower sails of a square-rigged vessel. CONNECTINGAETIFICIAL TEETH TO BASE OK PALATE PLATES.—Henry Crane, D. D. S., New York city.—This invention has for its object to furnish a simple, convenient, effective, and reliable mode of connecting arti ficial teeth to base or palate plates. ATTACHMENT FOE STEAM HEATEES.—Almon N. Allen, Pittsfleld, Mass.— This invention has for its object to furnish an improved means for moistening the air of rooms heated by steam, so as to remove; the dryneas of the air of said rooms and make them more comfortable and healthful, and, at the same time, prevent the shrinkage of the wood work of the room. COEN AND COTTON SEED PLANTEES.—R. R. McGregor..Covington, Tenn.— This invention has for its object to furnish a simple, convenient, and reliable machine for planting corn and cotton seed, which shall be so con ructed and arranged that itmaybe easily adjusted to plant corn or cotton seed, and which will do its work accurately and well in either capacity. IEON OE STEEL COLUMNS.—George Walters and Thomas Shaffer, Phoenix ville,Pa.—This invention has for its object to furnish an improved column of great strength and rigidity, and which shall, at the same time, be easily and conveniently constructed and put together, and which may be made of any desired size and style. MACHINE FOE POLISHING THBEAD.—Samuel and Robert A. Semple, Mt. Holly, N. J.—This invention has for itsobject the construction of a machine for polishing sewing thread, and consists in the application of rapidly revolving reels carryinggroovedfelted brush, orsmooth rollers or bars, to the action of which the thread is subjected while beingfedfrom the bobbi reel to the spindles on which it is to be wound. MEDICAL COMPOUND.—J. W. M. Kirkpatrick, Hamburg, Arkansas.—This invention consists in the combination of several ingredients, whereby an effective specific for the treatment of fever and ague is obtained. OSCILLATING STEAM [ENGINE.—L. Andersen, Chebanse, 111.—This inven. tion relates to improvements in oscillating steam engines, the object of which is to simplify the construction of the same. It consists in the arrangement of the valve and parts. SUBMAEINE TELESCOPIC LANTEEN.—Henry Thompson, Mobile, Ala.— This invention relates to improvements in submarine lanterns, the object of which is to provide a more useful lantern than any other now employed for the same purpose. SASH FASTENEE.—Wm. A. Goranflo, Allentown, Pa.—This invention relates to improvements on sash fasteners, the object of which is to provide a simple and cheap device that will readily adjustlitself to act as. a lock when the sash is shut down, and may be unlocked and adapted for a fastener for holding the sash at any desired p oint by a slight movement by the hand. SPLITTING AND SKIVING MACHINE.—Wm. Best, Abington, 111.—The object of this invention is to provide a simple and effective adjustable machine for splitting and skiving leather, for harness-makers use. It consists of a grooved block, provided with a splitting knife in the usual manner, in the groove of which, under the knife, is provided an adjustable slide, which may be adjusted to split the leather in any thickness, or to split or skive it to any desired taper. WASHING MACHINE.—Wm. S. Todd, Mechanicsville, Iowa.—The object of this invention is to provide a simpleeffective, and easily-operated washing machine. It consists of an oscillating tub or basket within, and concentric with a fixed tub; the oscillating tub being constructed with vertical and radial rubbing slats, and actuated by a lever jhaving a toothed segment, which engages with a pinion or smaller toothed segment mounted on the upper end of the shaft or central post of the inner tub. CONSTEUCTION OF RAILWAY CAES.—B. P. Power and John Coyne, Baltimore, Md.—The object of this invention is to obtain a railway car which cannot be easily crushed or destroyed by running., oft the track, or set on fire by any accident. DUMPING WAGON AND CAE.—Thos. H. Gary, Bristol, Aid.—This invention relates to that class of wagon bodies and cars, which can be tilted so as to dump the load in the rear; and the improvement consists in a new apparatus by which the wagon or car can be operated more easily than heretofore. BINDING ATTACHMENT FOE REAPEES.—Wm. De C. May, Baltimore, Md. This invention has forits object the construction of an apparatus, which shall automatically receive the gavel from the sickle, place a wire band around it, tie the band, sever the wire, and drop the gavel upon the ground or into a box provided for the purpose; and to that end the invention consists in a simpler, lighter, less expensive, and more perfectly operating apparatus, than has heretofore been brought into use for the same purpose. GAS STOVE.—Wm. C. Trowbridge, New York city.—This invention relates to certain improvements on that kind of gas stove in which heated hydrocarbon liquids are consumed. The invention consists, first, in a new arrangement of pipes for conducting the oil to the flame, with an object of collecting impurities aud sediments, before the oil or the vapors reach the small orifice of the burner. In the apparatus now in use, this orifice is frequently clogged by the impurities of the oil, and the efiectiveness of the stovethereby impaired. The invention also consists in constructing the stove of open workf or the purpose of admitting air, to facilitate perfect combustion. SHEET METAL BALUSTEES FOE ROOFS,BALCONIES, ETC.—Geo. Fischer,New York city.—This invention relates to a new manner of making the metallic metallic balusters which are used on roofs, balcony-rails, etc., and which were heretofore made of cast metal, as it was found too expensive to form the separate moldings from strips of sheet metal, and as furthermore in the latter case the joints, where the ends of the several strips were soldered, could not be successfully concealed. The present invention consists in forming sheet metal balusters by spinning the same in several parts from plates, and by connecting the several parts in a suitable manner. Thereby the finest specimens can be produced in absolute purity, no joints being on on the sides, and no flaws from imperfect casting, marring the beauty of the design. Inventions Patented in England by Americans. [Compiled from the Journal of the Commissioners of Patents.] PROVISIONAL PROTECTION FOR SIX MONTHS 30.—BEEECH-LOADINGFIEEAEMS.—Saml Remington, Ilion, 2s1. Y. January 5,1869. 38.—IMPEOVED MACHINE FOE PLAITING AND DIVIDING TEXTILE FABUIOS. —J. Stevens, Orange, N. J. Januarys, 1869. 33.—DiSTri,i,ATTof OP HYDJROCAEBON OILS.—C. Hall, Smiths Ferry, Penn. January 5,1863. 83.—BOXES, ETC., FEOM PAPEE PITLP, AND APPARATUS EMPLOYED THEREIN.—R. Smith, Shelbrooke, Canada. January 11,1869. 90.—WATEE METEE.—G. Sickels and J. H. Thorndike, Boston, Mass. January 12, I860. 92.—KNITTING MACHINERY.—William Franz and William Pope, Crestline Ohio. January 12,1869. 101.—ELASTIC RUBBEE.—L. Sterne, New York city, J. A. Jacques and J.A. Fanshawe, Tottenham, England. January 13,1869. 175.—WHEELS FOE RAILWAY CAERTAGES, LOCOMOTIVES, AND OTHEE VEHICLES.—John Raddin, Lynn, Mass. January 19,1869. 32.—DISTILLATION OF HYDROCARBON OILS.—Charles Hall, Smiths Fe-rr Pa. January 5,1809. 157 83.—MANUFACTURE or BOXES, ETC., FROM PAPER PULP, AND MACHINERY THEREFOR.—Richard Smith, SheVbrooke, Canada. January 11,1869. 90.—WATER METER.—G-. Sickels and J. H. Thorndike, Boston, Mass. January 12,1869. 90.—KNITTING MACHINERY.—ffm. Franz and Wm. Pope, Crestline, Ohio. January 12, 1809. I 101.—ELASTIC RUBBERS.—L. Sterne, New York city, and J. A. Jaques and 1 J. A. Fanshawe, Tottenham, England, January 13,1869. 175.—WHEELS FOR VEHICLES.—John Raddin, Lynn, Mass. January 19,1869 114.—REAPING AND MOWING MACHINERY.—Cyrenus Wheeler, Jr., Auburn, N. Y. January 14,1869. 115.—STOP MOTION AND REGULATOR FOE STEAM PUMPS.—C. S. Westland, Providence, R. I. January 14,1869. 129.—FASTENER FOE DOORS AND WINDOWS.—John Dickinson, New York city. January 15,1869. 171.—MODE OF AND APPARATUS OR MECHANISM FOP. DRIVING PILES.— P. S. Justice, Philadelphia, Pa, January 19,18t9. 186.—MANUFACTURE OF ILLUMINATING GAS AND OF SPONGE, AND FURNACES FOR MELTING SAID SPONGE AND OTHER METALS.—John Amsterdam, New York city. January 20,1869. 222.—FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF VARIOUS USEFUL OR ORNAMENTAL ARTICLES.—J. M. Merrick, Jr., Massachusetts, U. S. January 25,1869. 235.—CENTRIFUGAL MACHINES FOR DRAINING SUGARS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES—H. W. Lafferty and Robert Lafferty, Gloucester, N. J. January 25,1869.
This article was originally published with the title "Recent American and Foreign Patents" in Scientific American 20, 10, 156-157 (March 1869)