IMPROVEMENT IN MATCHES.—Our readers will recollect an article recently publiehed in the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, headed, Wanted—A Pipe Light. The endless match, patented by Wm. H. Rogers, seems calculated to meet this want as well as to take a prominent place among competitors for domestic use. This match is self-igniting, and combustible throughout ita whole length; when lighted it can be extinguished and re-lighted as well as before, and so on until it is entirely consumed. The match, when in use, is taken from the case and slipped into a metallic tube, so arranged that the match can be thrust out as wanted; when used, it is put out by a small extinguisher, which is slipped over the end of the tube. It is a very convenient and safe arrangement. The flame is very persistent, and is not easily blown out. For smokers and travelers the new match is specially adapted. The composition for these matches was patented through the Scientific American Patent Agency October 27,1868, and the tube, or safe, October 13,1868. The agents for New York city are J. H. Tennant & Co., 321 Pearl street. HOOP ADJUSTER TOR FORE-AND-AFT SAILS.—F. B. Dunton, Center Lin-colnville, Me.—The object of this invention is to provide the means for causing the mast hoops of fore-and-aft sails to work more perfectly than was hitherto the case. ONE-WHEELED VELOCIPEDE.—Henry S. Cohu, New York city.—This invention relates to a new one-wheeled velocipede, which is arranged with spokes diverging laterally from the tire, so that sufficient space is formed within thewheel and between the spokes for arranging the drivers support, or seat, on the axle, and for operating the vehicle.by applying power to the said axle in a suitable manner. GANG PLOWS.—Thomas J. Hall, Byran, Texas.—This invention relates to a gang plow, which is so arranged that the beams can be swung side-ways and up and down at will, and so that they can be permanently secured in any desired position. MITER Box.—Robert Burchell and Robert T. Burchell, Trenton. N, J.— The object of this invention is to provide an improved apparatus for guid ing hand-saws in the operation of mitering strips of wood, as molding and the like. BLOTTING PAD AND HAND REST.—Peter Gorsline, Elizabeth, N. J.—This invention relates to a new apparatus, which is to be attached to the hand of a writer, and which will form a convenient hand rest, and act as a blotter. The invenUir. consists in the combination, with a place for holding them, of a strap and blotting pad. CORE COMPOUND.—John I. Vinton, Altoona, Pa.—TMs Invention relates to a new and uselnl improvement in material for making cores in iron and brass founding, and for all purposes for.which cores are used in forming metal castings. WINDOW CORNICE.—O. L. Gardner, New York city.—This invention relates to anew and useful improvement in cornices for supporting window curtains in dwellings and other buildings, the improvement having reference to a mirror frame, for which letters patent were granted to the present inventor, dated September 10,1867. VISES.— V. H. Furniss, Waterloo, N.Y.—Thislnvention relates to improve, ments in vises, he object of which is to provide for More permanently holding those vises which are arranged to be adjusted to any angle relatively to tjie bench. WASHING MACHINE.—W. B. Gardner, Almond, N. Y.—This invention relates to Improvements in washing machines such as have a grooved roller, and a reciprocating curved and grooved board acting in conjunction therewith; and it consists in the application to the said grooved roller of a brake arranged to arrest the motion thereof when required to subject some part of the clothes to a greater amount of rubbing than other parts. STEAM PUMP.—John McCloskey, New York city.—This invention relates to improvements in steam pumps, designed more especially for employment in buildings in connection with ranges, for elevating water where it is not attainable from reservoirs; but is aiso applicable for general use as a steam pump. It consists in the adaptation of one cylinder and two pistons for both the steam and water engine and in the valve mechanism. PLOW.—G. M. Atherton, Friendsville, 111.—This invention has foritsobjec to furnish an improved plow, designed especially for plowing stumpy and rooty ground,but which shall, at the same time, be so constructed as to be adjusted for ordinary plowing. COMBINED BOLT AND LOCK.—Darwin V. Miller, Weedsport, N. Y.—This invention has for its object to furnish an improved bolt and lock, which may be used either witn or without a key, and which shall be simple in construction, e,;sily operated, and, at the same time, burglar proof. ROTARY OILING PUMP.—Alexander Shafer, Wellsville, N. Y.—This invention has for its object to furnish an improved device for introducing oil into the steam chest or cylinder of a steam engine, which shall be so constructed that the oil may be introduced in any desired quantity and at any desired time. CLOTHES FRAME.—William A. Daggett, South Vineland, N. J.—This in. vention has for its object to furnish a simple, convenient, strong, and durable clothes frame, which shall be so constructed and arranged that when extended it may furnish a large drying surface, and when closed it may be shut up into small compass. HEATER.—J.S. Van Buren, Norwich, Conn.—This invention has for its object to furnish an improved heater, which shall be so constructed as to utilize a much larger proportion of the heat developed by the combustion of the f uelthan is possible with the fltoves and heaters constructed in the ordi nary manner. HEATER.—John H. Goodf ellow, Troy, N. Y.—This invention has for its object to furnish an improved base-burning heater, simple in construction, and effective in operation, utilizing almost entirely the heat in the products of combustion before they escape into the chimneys. ATTACHING HORSES TO CARRIAGES.—C. McElroy, New Baltimore, Mich.— This invention has for its object to furnish an improvement in the manner of attaching horses to carriages, by means of which the horse can be easily and quicMy attached and instantly detached v hen required, which shall be 6af e and reliable, and, at the same time, will dispense with the use of the or -dinary traces and whiffletrees. TABLE ATTACHMENT FOR BEDSTEADS.—Mrs. E. D. W. Hatch, Chicago, 111. The invention has for its object to furnish a simple and convenient table for attachment to bedsteads, lounges, etc., designed especially for invalid use, which shall be so constructed and arranged that it may be adjusted hight or positions as the convenience of those using it may require. STOVE SHIELD.—Edward C. Stoddard and John R. Hoyt, Woodbury, Conn —Thisinvention relates to a. new attachment to stove pipes, which has for its object to prevent the overheating by the pipes of wooden mantelpieces, or other combustible devices near which the pipe may be arranged. The inventionconsists in the use of sheet metal, or other plate or shield, suspended at the side from tha.stovepipD, so that an air space is formed between the pipe and shield. NOZZLE FOR SHEET-METAL CANS.—Charles Pratt, New York cityThis invention has for its object to produce an improved seal for the nozzles ol sheet-metal cans, such as are used for the transportation of a certain branch of burning oils, which, when removed from the nozzle, will leave evidence of its having been used. 301 COMBINED CULTIVATOR AND PLANTER.—Benjamin Anyan, Fitchville Ohio. —This invention has for its object t o furnish a simple, convenient, and effective machine, which shall be so constructed and arranged that it may be easily and quickly adjusted for nse as a cultivator or planter, doing its work thoroughly and well in either capacity POTATO PEELEB.—Wm. Zeiger, Elmore, OhioThis invention relates to a new machine for peelingpotatoes and other fruit; and it consists in the application of revolving graters, and of a stationary removable grater, to operate in the desired manner for paring apples, potatoes, etc. GLASS-BLOWING APPAEATUS.—Benj.F. Cloud, Philadelphia, Pa.—This in-ventionrelatesto improvements in apparatusfor glass blowing, whereby the blast may be supplied by power, and regulated in the application with facility. CBEAM SAVEB.—P. F. Lewis, Columbus, Pa.—This invention consists of an attachment suspended from the underside of the cover, and arranged to take the cream from the handle and deliver it back within the churn. VELOCIPEDE.—Joseph Irving, New York city.—This invention consists in producing a brake, arranged to act on the front wheel, to be operated from the guiding lever, and capableof turning with the wheel as the latter is changed in its course for steering.and also in producing a leg rest capable of turning with the said front wheel. MACHINE FOR PULLING BEANS.—S. R. Niles, Rawsonville, Mich.—Thisin-vention relates to improvements in bean-pulling machines, designed to provide a simple and effective machine,of cheap construction,with an Improved arrangement of adjustable truck device, capable of being readily adjusted to permit themachineto be worked, or tohold it out of the working position and support it while moving to or from the field, or along the road. TENON.—Jackson Barnes, Burlington, Vt.—This invention relates to improvements in devices for securing parts of framing together, whether of wood or other substance, especially such articles as are required to be taken apart, as bedsteads; and it consists in a metallic tenon (preferably of circular form) seeured to one part in a manner to allow it to rotate, and capable of hooking behind a pin passing through the mortice in the other part. WooD-BoEiira MACHINE.—B. F. Mohr, Mifflinburg, Pa.—This invention /elates to improvements in machinery for boring wood, and consists in an i mproved method of clamping the wood to be bored to the feeding carriage; also, an improved arrangement of the carriage and its feeding devices, whereby it is fedpastthe auger andup to it; and also, in an improved arrangement of the auger support for adjusting and detaching the auger. BOILEE FOE COOKING AND OTHEE PUEPOSES.—Fenn Wilcox, Newark, N. J. —This invention relates to improvements in vessels used for boiling vegetables, clothes, etc., the object of which is to provide a means for preventing the water of condensation from escaping into the fire, and thereby extinguishing it; and it consists of a boiling apparatus,arranged to convey the steam into the stove or furnace.
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