TRUCK PLOW.—M. Mickelson, Ashland Mills, Oregon.—The object of this invention is to provide improvements in plow trucks.calcula ted to facilitate the management of the plows connected to them, in guiding and adjusting them so as to take more or less land, the tongue being rigidly connected to the beam when properly adjusted. Also, in adjusting the plows relatively to the depth of cutting and for raising them out of the ground. Also, for adjusting the wheels of the truck so as to support the axle and the body of the truck in a horizontal plane, either when Iboth the wheels run on the surf ace in making the fire t furrow or after the first furrows has been made and one wheel runs in the furrow. HAT FORK.—Newell.Hinman, Sparta, Mich.—This inven tion consists in the arrangement of a pair of branched curved tines, forming a bifurcated shank, to which the rope and locking device are attached, and another short tine, bent in the opposite direction, is jointed. SEED AND MANTTRE DROPPEE.—John G. Ham, Newnan, Ga.—This invention consists of hopper supported in Iront on a wheel, and in rear provided with two or more plows, or cultivators, and operating handles, the said hopper being provided with an adjustable passage through the bottom for delivering the seed or othermatter, in which passage one or more saws are arranged and operated to facilitate the feeding. SEWING MACHINE.—L. H. Cobbs, Montgomery, Ala.—The object of this invention is to provide improvements in the construction of the Grover & Baker sewing machine, whereby the " lost motion " due to the wear of the crank connection with the needle arm,Zalso the lost motion of the operating device for the vertical shaft of the curved needle may be avoided. BENDING MACHINE.—D. G. Morris, Catasauqua, Pa.—This invention con sistsof astrongstand.having upon one side a pair of vertical grooves, a fixed former, and a bending lever and anti-friction wheel. GUN LOCK .—"William Dashner, Point Pleasant, West Va.—This invention consists in arranging a recessed projection on the interior of the rear end of the lock plate, for inclosing the tumbler dog and dog spring, and in the arrangement of a single or straight hammer spring on the outside of the plate, attached to the said plate in a peculiar manner, and to the hammer.aflatprojectionbeingformedononesideat the end to be secur ed, which passes through a corresponding slot, or mortise, in the front end of the lock plate, and is secured at the inside by a pin. A thin flat plate is arranged on the recessed inner projection, inclosing the tumbler and tumbler spring, to protect them from dust. The whole arrangement is exceed -ingly simple, and the entire lock is composed of very few and cheaply-constructed parts. It is also adapted for great efllciency in operation. For the terms on which the entire patent will be sold, or license to manufacture under said patent, address the patentee as above. GRAIN BINDER.—Wm. Lottridge, Charles City, Iowa.—This invention relates to improvements in grain-binding machines, the object of which is to provide a machine capable of binding the sheaves with bands of straw, to be made and placed in position by the attendant. The arrangement of the machineis such that thegrainis delivered upon a raking device attached to the side thereof,which conveys the grain in gavels in a lateral direction up an incline and delivers it into a trough, across which a band has previously been placed by the operator, with the ends to be tied around the sheaf in the notched or grooved ends of a pair of curved compressing jaws which move up from each side and condense the sheaf between them, and present the said ends of the band to a twister which twists the ends together, and from which the twisted end of the band is taken and tucked between the band and the sheaf by a tucker, in a manner similar to that practiced when bound by hand. After the tucking is accomplished, a discharger, actuated by a spring, strikes the sheaf at the end and drives it out of the trough. BOBBINS FOR SEWING-MACHINE SHUTTLES.—R. S. Mershon, Zanesville, Ohio.—This invention consists in constructing a tubular bobbin, having one fixed and one movable pivot, or journal, or both journals or pivots may be movable; said pivots being; operated or forced outward to maintain the bobbin in its place in the shuttle, by a spiral spring inclosed within the tube of the bobbin, and arranged to bear against the inner ends. BREECH-LOADING FIREABM.—John D. Blaker, Newtown, Pa.—This invention relates to improvements in breech-loading firearms, having for its object to provide an improved arrangement of catch spring and detaching lever for holding and disconnecting the barrel, which is hinge-jointed, and swings downward for resisting the charge. LEATHER-ROLLING MACHINE.—C. W. Monson, Upton, Iowa.—This invention consists in an arrangement of a part of smooth metallic rollers in a frame so that one may be caused to pass against the other or the leather between them, by the action of a f oot-treddle while the other is turned by a hand-crani. VISE.—Ira Coggswell, Jr., La Salle, 111.—This invention relates to improvements in bench vises, designed to provide for conveniently adjusting the holding jaws to any required position for holding the work to advantage. SEWING MACHINE TABLE AND COVER.—Thomas E.Hunt.Lafayette, Ind. —This invention relates to a new sewing machine table and cover, so constructed that the cover when swung open will be out of the way of the table, and that the latter will be enlarged when not covered. WATER-TIGHT HOSE.— C. H. Proessdorf and E.Bauch, Boston Highland, Mass.—This invention relates to a new compound for making woven hose or piping water-tight, so that it may be used to the same advantage as rub ber and leather hose. VELOCIPEDE.—C. B. Guy, Postville, Iowa.—This invention relates to a new three-wheeled velocipede, adapted to two or more persons, and oper atedby thehandsof the driver. EMBROIDERING ATTACHMENT TO SEWING MACHINES.—Israel M. Rose, West Hampton, N. Y.—This invention relates to a new device which may be attached to any kind of sewing machine, and which will produce an em broidery stitch of very fine and ornamental appearance. HORSESHOE.—P. C. Johnson, Central City, Colorado Territory.—This invention relates to anew manner of constructing the calks of horseshoes, so that they canbe readily fastened and removed. The object of the invention is to provide a horseshoe which can always remain on the hoof, and which may easily receive new calks when the old ones are worn, or when in winter sharper toes have to be attached. COMBINATION FISH BAR AND RAILROAD CHATR.~T1IOS. J. Adams, Portsmouth, Ohio.—This invention relates to a new mode of securing the joints of railroad rails in a strong, durable, and economical manner, and increasing the bearing surface or base of the same on the sleeper to any desired extent. MILK COOLER.—Jacob Dingee, Downington, Pa.—This invention relates to a new milk cooler, which is so arranged that the steam produced during the cooling process will be allowed to escape, and that the process itself will be rapid and thorough. PIANOFORTE.—Charles A. Peterson, New York city.—This invention relates to a new manner of adjusting the chords in pianofortes by a novel arrangement of agraffes and a new substitute for the ordinary bridge. HOISTING JACK.—W. A. Bowyer, Helen Furnace, Pa.—This invention relates to a new hoisting jack, which can be used to aid in loading timber upon wagons and for elevating other articles, and also for a wagon jack. WASHING MACHINE.—Jonas Tramblie, Sanwich, 111.—The object of this invention is to provide for public use an improved washing machine which shall be simple in construction, cheap, durable, easily cleansed and dried, and convenient of operation. COMBINATION FURNACE.—J. Dwight Kellogg, Jr., Northampton, Mass.— This invention is intended to serve as a substitute for the ordinary cooking stove.in warm weather.being adapted for use either indoors or out of doors, and costing little, either to manufacture or operate, as the heat is economized to a degree that renders an unusually small amount of fuel necessary. MEASURING DEVICE FOR SEEDING MACHINES.—H. B. Quick, Horicon,Wis. —The object of this invention is to produce for public use a new and improved device for effecting ths escape of the seed from the seed box in a uniform and certain manner, such device being so adjustable that the quantity of seed sown shall be entirely under the control of the attendant, who can vary it at pleasure. FORCE PUMP.—Luke L. Kellogg, Leon Center,N.Y.—This invention relates to a double-acting pump, provided with two buckets, moving simultaneously in opposite directions, and it consists in moving each bncket in one direction through a passage for the purpose of allowing water to pass through it, and then moving it in exactly the contrary direction through the same passage, for the purpose of forcing the water out of it. COMBINATION PLOW.—B. F. McCarty, J. W. and R. J. Orr, Florence, Ga.— The object of this invention is to construct a simple, cheap, convenient, and durable plow, which can readily be adjusted to operate, either as a single plow, a double cultivating plow, or a covering plow ; and the shares of which, when operating as a plow or cultivator, can be adjusted to cut the farrows anywhere from four to twelve or more inches apa*" CHURN.—W.L.Gordon, Dalton, Ga.—This invention consists in placing within a churn a vertical shaft, having on its lower end the dasher, and at its upper extremity a horizontal balance wheel, and there being, between the cover of the churn and the balance wheel, a cross head sliding on said shaft, which cross head is joined, by means of connecting rods.with the free end of a treadle, and is also, joined, by means of cords proceeding from its extremities, with the head of the shaft, all in such manner that, when the cords have once been wound around the shaft by hand rotation, and the free end of the treadle raised, then by exerting the treadle, a continuous rotation of tlie vertical shaft may be produced. COMBINED CORN PLANTER AND CULTIVATOR.—Aaron G. Aiken, Somerton, Ohio.—The object of this invention is to provide for public use, in connection with corn planters, an Improved device for raising and lowering the plows, rollers, etc., together with an improved feed regulator, and an improvement in the construction of the covering device ; the whole being so constructed and arranged as to adapt it for convenient use, either as a cultivator or corn planter. ATTACHING BELLS TO STRAPS.—Dwight M. Welch, Middle Haddam, Conn. —The method of attaching bells,heretof ore employed,has been to pass their shank or stem through the strap end, fasten it there by a piece of wire, or species of forelock, passing through a hole in the end of the shank, on the back side of the strap. This left that side of the strap rough, so that it had to be covered to prevent its lacerating the horse's flesh, and to keep the lllsfrombecoming detached, and make the whole device neat in appearance. COSSET SPRINGS.—Mrs. Trances Lee Barnes, New York city.—This invention relates to a certain improvement in corset springs, whereby the same are made stronger and more durable in places where they now most easily break. POLICE NIPPERS.—W. Gray Phillips, Brooklyn, N. T.—This invention has for its object to furnish a neat, simple, and convenient instrument for use by the police in securingprisoners when they are taking them to the station house, and which shall be so constructed that it can be readily and quickly applied to the wrist of the prisoner, and when applied will enable him to be securely held. WIND MILL.—C. S. Jenkins, Landsdale, Pa.—This invention has for its object to improve the construction of wind mills, so as to make them more convenient in use, more effective in operation, and more under the control of the operator than when constructed in the ordinary manner. GRAIN BINDEB.—N,P. Gilman. Rochester, Minn.—This invention has for its object to furnish an improvement in the method of binding gfain as it is cutby a reaper, by means of an apparatus which shall be simpler than those usually applied, requiring a machinery less Complex, and Consequently less liable to get out of order from the roughness of the gfain field* KEY RING AND CHECK.—Charles A; Wentworth, Boston, Mass.—This Invention has for its object to furnish an improved key ring, which shall be so constructed and arranged as to be securely locked and yet allow the keys to be conveniently put on and taken off, and which w ill allow the owner'sname and address to be conveniently engraved or stamped upon it. CUTTER BAB FOB MOWERS AND BEAPEBS.—B. Johnson, Carrollton,Ohio, and W. Johnson, Hanover, Ohio.—This invention has for its object to to improve the construction of the cutter bars of reaping and mowing machines, so as to make them cut more freely, run easier, and be lef s liable to become choked or clogged than when constructed in the ordinary manner, and which will allow the cutters to be conveniently dressed or sharpened when desired. BEEHIVE.—SamuelB. Cranford, Upper Marlborough, Md.—This invention has for its object to improve the construction of beehives, so as to make them more convenient In use. HAND PLOW.—William Go wen, Bartltt, Tenn.—This invention has for its object to furnish a simple and convenient hand plow or cultivator, designed especially for gardenuse, in puttingin the seeds and cultivating the plants. LINK ATTACHMENT FOB BBAKE BLOCKS.—Robert Humphrey, Albany, N. T.—This invention has for its object to furnish an improved means for connecting the brake block to the frame of the car truck, which shall be strong, simple, and durable, and not liable to become accidentally detached. COMBINED GANG PLOW AND DITCHING MACHINE.—Wilson Crawford, Streator, 111,—This invention has forits object to furnish a simple and convenient machine, which shall be so Constructed and arranged that it may be readily adjusted for use as a ditching machine or as a gang plow, as may be desired, doing its work well and thoroughly in etthar, capacity. WATEB FENCE.—W.C. Barber, Van Wert, Ga."This inventiftnhas for its object to furnish an improved fence for streams, and other places exposed to high water and freshets, which shallbeso constructed and arranged as to open and allow the water and drift "wood to pass through, and which shall at the same time be strong, simple in construction, and durable. CULTIVATOR.—Nathan Butler, Otterville, Mo.—This invention has for its object to furnish an improved cultivator, which shall be simple in construction and convenient in operation, being so constructed and at ranged that the plows maybe readily adjusted to run at a greater or less depth in the ground, and that the plows may be easily raised away from the ground when desired by a simple movement ofthe driver'sseat. TELESOOPIOPIANO HINGE.—Amos S. Blake, Waterbury, Conn.—This invention has for its object to furnish an improved hinge f orpianos, melode-ons, organs, and other purposes, which shall be simple in construction, effective in operation, and at the same time so constructed and arranged as to leave the surface of the wood work to which it is attached entirely smooth, for convenience in finishing and polishing said wood work and in using the instrument. PLOW CLEVIS.—W. W. Atteberry, Chesterfield, 111.—This invention has forits object to furnish an improved adjustable clevis for attaching two or more horses to a plow, and which shallbe so constructed and arranged tbat it maybe readily adjusted to cause the plow to out a wide or narrow furrow as maybe desired. GAS OIL.—John Butler, New York- city.—This invention has forits object to furnish an improved heavy gravity compound oil with crude resin, and which shall be particularly adapted to the manufacture of rich gas for lighting small towns, public buildings, dwellings, etc. EXPANDING DOUBLE SHOVEL PLOW.—Edward Wiard, Louisville, Ky.-Thisinventionhas for its object to furnish an improved double shovel plow, which shall be so constructed and arrangedthat the shovels may be adjusted to work at any desired distance apart, or at any desired pitch, as the circumstances of the case may render desirable. WHEEL.-ThomasRyan,ScottBar,Cal.-This invention relates to a new and useful improvement in making wheels of carriages, and all descriptions of vehicles, and all descriptions of spoked wheels, whereby they are made more durable than wheels constructed in the ordinarymanner. CAN OPENEB.-John A. Wells, Holly Springs,Miss.-This invention relates toja new and improvedmachinef or opening tin cans, such cans as are used for containing and preserving (air tight) oysters, and various kinds of fruits, vegetables, meats, and extracts of various kinds. ! LooM.-Wm.Townsend, Seneca Falls, N. T.-This invention relate, to an improvement in looms, for weaving fancy cassimeres, and other goods having particular reference to the method of operating the harnesses or heddles ofthe looms. LOOM.-George H. Holmes, New Brunswick, N.J.-This invention relates to a new and useful improvement in looms for weaving cloth, having particular reference to the " take up" ofthe cloth. WEATHER STBIP.-John Shaw, Clayton, Del.-This invention relates to a new and improved arrangement for preventing the entrance of wind and water under outside doors. OPEBATING NOZZLE EXHAUST VALVES.- A. Onslow, Jersey City N J-This invention relates to a new and useful improvement in operating a valve, on the exhaust nozzle in the smoke stack of a steam boiler. CABANDCBADLE.-GeorgeH. Henkel, Hartford City, Ind.-This invention relates to a new and improved arrangement, whereby a child's cab is converted into a cradle, and vice versa. CHIMNEY COWL.-D. C. Battey and CarlL. SvensSon, Topeka, Kas.-Thisin-ventlon relates to a new and useful improvement in cowls, whsruby the draft is greatly increased. STAIR RoD.-GeorgeW. Rogers, New York city.-The object of this In. vention Is to produce cheap and durable stair rods, which will seeurolyhold Btair carpets in place and which will not require as frequent cleaning as th lietalllc rods now in use; also to provide a cheap and reliable fastening CORSET FASTENING.—Mrs. Marie T. Smith, New York city.—This invention relates to a new corset fastening or clasp, which is so arranged that the buttons or knobs formed thereon will not have to be passed through apertures of the fabric. Facts for the Ladles. I have used my Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machine eleven years,f or all sorts of family sewing, from the very coarsest—even carpet binding—to the finest worn by women, and requiring No. 800 cotton. It gives me still entire satisfaction, and I can not too highly recommend it to others as a family comfort. Solely from my appreciation of your machine above all others, I have been the means of selling more than a hundred of them. MRS. C. SLAUGHTER. Dover, Del.
This article was originally published with the title "Recent American and Foreign Patents" in Scientific American 21, 9, 140-141 (August 1869)