The introduction of sewing machines for stitching shoes is becoming quite common. One establishment in Abington, Mass., uses no less than six. It is said that an operator, with the machine, will stitch ill a day more than ten times the amount usually accomplished by a '' stitcher,” and that the cost is very materially reduced. Who, a few years ago, would have thought that our coats and shoes would ever have been stitched by iron fingers List of Patent Claims Lining for Iron Safes, —By Wm. P. Blake, of New York Oit.y : 1cl flm the application of amorphous 7.inc oxide, as a. lining for safes and .refrigerators,.a covering for folteam pi pes, steam chamber.', locomotive boilerii, hot a-ir flues, and cbambers, in Much manner as to prevent the. transmission or conduction of caloric, into or from such chambers or Ha.mdikks—By J C Forrest&Geo Baker, of Schenectady, N. Y.: Wfi daim the employment of the p .culiac-shaped movable tappets of different sizes, the said tappets being arranged loosely on the driving shaft. aod mo ved back and forth, or oue substituted for the other by means of the lever, in combination with the ham mer, having a rectangular nntehed or peculiarly formed slot cut in it. the whole being constructed, arranged. and operatf'ld in the manner and for the purpose described. Likewise, so arranging the lever, that when the ! or soi3.11 tappets are moved from one position to i ;-other, or the small tappet made to occupy the place of the large omi, the controlling spring will also be operated upon and made to assume a. proper position to suit the size of the tappet, the arange- mljnt for eiftlcti.Bg- this object consisting' of a hook- shaped shifter ami movable collar, which are constructed, arrauged, and operated in the manner set forth. APPi KA1 l>& iron rnAU lJ! “ UJ u ll uuoos;, of Chnico1.be, Ohio : X claim, first, the hip brace of seun-circular or nearly semi-circular form, and th.: strap pa-Isiug over it and around the limb, the said strap and brace operating as set forth. :;'econd, the knee fork attached either to the upper or lower part of the double inclined plane, for the purpose of attaching a band which, clasps the limb, to effect extension or counter extension at the knee, as explained. Third, the application of the adjustable braces to the crests of the ilium, substantially: as described, the said braces being attached to a seat piece, or its equi va.lent. Fourth, the seat, in combination with an adjustable back-piece, attached to two double inclined planei), substantially as described, for the purpose of moving the cripple without changing the adjustment of the splints, for the purpose set forth. Seed Planters—By Henry Nycum, of Union- town, Pa .. I claim, first, the construction of the compound grain slide, as described, by which the amount of grain required to be sown is graduated at pleasure, as set forth. Second, the mitre iyt.r, c.:nsf.niet- as described, to raise the apparatus :'oi Wfdrill teeth and throwing the slides out of gear,' eompletely out of the way of the operator, thus allowing him to get at the drill teeth, for the purpose of cleaning them of obstructions, with a facility altogether unknown in machines constructed with a horizant8:.1 bar in th.e rear. Soyths SN'ATHS—By Abram, Charles&CharlesN. Clow, of Port Byron, N. Y. : We daim a scythe or cradle .snath, composed of a wrought; metal tube, whieh possesses the advantages of great durability and facility of being bent into any desired form, without increasing its ordinary weight) or impairing its usual .strength and firmness. Also the longitudinal rib or its equivalent, on the !O;lHt.th, in combination with a series of notches in th(\ ring of the web, for the purpo.se of adjuotingthe webs .securely upon the soath, substantially as set forth. Straw Cutters—By Joel Dawson, of Barnesville, Ohio : £ claim, in combination with the rake and 8priug, the pressure piece and roller, constructed and arranged aC3 set forth. Machinery for Forging Metals, —By Wm. Field, of Providence, R. I. Ante-dated June 14, 1852: I claim, first, tbe mandrel or its equivalent, for chucking or griping the metal to be forged, and hold log the same in the proper position, and from time to time, changing its position between the reciprocating rol lers, in combination with reciprocating 1- i <;:! 'the metal • “held, whose action n11:.-.i vr a pattern guide, sub stantial! 7 as set forth. Second. the method of regulating the thickness and shape of the metal being forged, without stopping the rollers or withdrawing the melal th«r«- from Oy the simultaneous adjustment of the pattern g uide», ue described. Apparatus FOH. Club FJ<lET,—By Zimri Hussey, of Chilicothe, Ohio : I claim the side pieces to which are attached the adjustable foot pieces, connected .!• h*to each other, as described, by the lki'vJu ijtf-ci.i, pULes, bolts, and slots. Plow Regulators—lJy Harvey Sprague of Riga, N. Y.: I claim the combination of the arms with the connecting and regulating bar, the arms and the connecting bar forming an arcb an<!l working on an axle winch passes through the beam, in the manner and for the purpose set “forth. Spike MaChines--Bj P. p. Trayser, ofBaHimore, Md.; I do not confine myself to any particular form or arrangement of the several part of the machine [ have juU-t described, provided the spike is headed and pointed by the mode of operation 1 have described, as a great number of changes may be introduced into the machine, th at will not, in any way, affect the principle upon which it works; jndeed, the improvements which 1 have made could be introduced with advant a ge either separately or together, into various machines no w in use. What I claim is the combination of the hinged poiotiug die, pressed forward by spring, with tile guard or atop, or the equivalent thereof, w hich guides the die and limits its forward movement, substantially as feet forth. Seed .. \ xtmc- M. D. Wells, ofMorgantown, Va : I 1.1.11 -j the reciprocating liar, having wings projecting horizontally on the front and rear aides of the same, to scoop the seeds in the discha.rge apertures, arranged and ope rating in the manner and for thepurpose Mpecified. grain and grass Hi.:. ,: li;. i.l Wlo, H. Seymour, 1.1 to W. H, Seymour&!1 • -1; S, Morgan), of Brockport, N.Y. Ante-dated Oct. -25, 1852: I claim tho method of supporting- the t,;ta.ud for the raker, at the back of the platform, by means of a brace extending to the outer end of the frame, and so arranged as not to impede the action of the rake or the discharge of the cut grain, the several paits beiug constructed and arranged as described. Also the method of protecting the gearing of the machine from injury by the working and twisting of the main frame, by mounting the said gearing in a supplementary metallic frame, constructed as described, and rigidly connected to one end of the main trame. upon wUich it is mounted, as set forth, Screw BiANKS-By Cullen Whipple, of Providence, R. I (assignor to the New England Screw Co.) Anto-dated Oct. 16, 1852: 1 Qo not claim the broad idea of pointing and chasing the blank in the same machine by different cutters, irrespective of the me- ehanism employed for the purpose, as I have made such a claim in another specification; my claim on this head is restricted to the mechanism described- I claim the arrangement of the pointing and eha- sing tools, on the same tool holder, in such a manner that they are operated by a common motion, as set forth. Cutting Whale Blubber—B Lydoriann Rick- etson (Admx. of Henry H. Ricketson. deceased), cf New Bedford, Mass. : I am aware that in machines for cutting straw, or such like matters, a cutting cylinder has been made to operate on a bed roller, and that the knives on the “aid cutting cylinder have been arranged in a helix upon it. It is not claimed that inch. constitutes, in any rcspoct, the invention of the said RicketbOD. deceased. "But whatisclaimed is the wheel, composed oftwo or more spiral knives, made to rotate on an axis, aI” ranged parallel and in the direction of the movement of the stiip of blubber to he cut, n.s set forth, meaning to claim two or more • 1! knives, formed, at'ranged, and made to operate with r* pact and in combination with a set of bed and feed rollers, substantially in the manner and for the purpose of cutting blubber as described. DESIGNS. Box Stove—By James Wager, Volney Richmond, and Harvey Smith, of Troy, N. Y. Iron Railing—By N. T. Horton, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Ooa.l Stove—By Gilbert Kaapp&A. H. Neal, of Honesdale, l'a. NOTE—In last week's List of Patents, eight of the number issued were obtained through the Scientific American Foreign and American Patent Agency. In the above list live were obtained through the same source, thus demonstrating that, on an average, one American patent issues every day through this Ofi'ice
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