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the natural limb ; the devices will be understood by reference to claim and illustration.

Claim, — First, the combination of the angle irons A and A2 and tubular iron B with the
foot and le^ of an artificial limb, substantially as and for the purpose described.

Second, the arrangement of the spiral springs c c, in combination with the angle iron A A2,
in the manner shown and described.

Third, the arrangement of the binge rods D D, in combination with the tubular iron B,
plate or bar E, and springs F, substantially as described.

Fourth, the combination of the vertical bar D' wiUi the angle iron A2, and the supporting
rods £' £', in the manner shown and described.

Fifth, the arrangement of the springs A", in combination with the tubular pivot B2, lew
D", and bar H', substantially as described.



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No. 41,034.^Hbnet 8. Yroomait, of Pateraon, N. J, - Improvement in Maekines for
Sawing irregular Forme. — Patent dated December 23, 1^3. — Explained bj the claim.

Claim, — First, in the mechanism for tumine the saw to guide it in the direction of the
intended kerf or cut, giving a compensating pLaj to the mechanism between the pattern and
the saw, substantially as described, so that the taming of the saw on its longitudinal axis by ,
the pattern shall not be affected by the change of position of the saw gate m bevel sawing,
as set forth.

Second, the reciprocating saw and saw-sash, the turning or beveling frame to give tho
required inclination for bevel sawing, and the horizontally-sliding frame for curvilinear saw-
ing, in combination with the application of the power for driving the saw, constructed sub-
stantially as described, so that it shall at all times operate in line with the saw, whatever may
be its cliange of nosition in curvilinear and bevel sawmg, as described.

Third, the flexiole template or pattern for turning the saw on its longitudinal axis, in Com-
bination with the friction rollers or surfaces which embrace it, and which communicate 'the
turning motion to the saw when the rollers or surfaces which bear against the outer surface
of the template or pattern are connected with the friction rollers or surfaces that bear against
the inner surface thereof, and connected by joint links or arms free to turn, substantiiuly as
described, whereby the action resulting from the motion of the template or pattern on the
said outer rollers will cause them automatically to take their proper position relatively to the
pattern and the inner rollers, and take up any play which may arise from imperfect con-
struction or wear of the parts, as set forth.

Fourth, in combination with the saw gate, the turning frame for bevel sawing, and the
sliding frame for curvilinear sawing, connecting the feeding mechanism with the saw g^te
by a sliding mechanism, substantially as described, so that the feeding operation will con-
tinue to be derived from the xeciprocating motion of the saw gate irrespective of its change
of position, as set forth.

Fifth, the segment rack attached to the beveling frame, and the worm, or screw, mounted
in the horizontally-sliding frame, substantially as described, in combination with the index
hand attached to the beveling frame, and the index on the horizontally-sliding frame, con-
structed and operated substantially a^ and for the purpose described.

No. 4T,035.~Thoaia8 O. Ball, of Bellows Falls, Windham county, Vt., assignor to
Himself and M. L. Baxter — Improvement in Piston Valves for Steam Engines. — Patent
dated December 22, 1863. — ^I'his invention consists in the arrangement of the induction and
eduction ports, separate at each end of the steam chest and uniting at a point between the
steam chest and tne cylinder, with corresponding annular grooves around the interior of the
cylindrical steam chesty in combination with balancing piston valves, with an extra piston
at each end of the valve rod for the purpose of equalizing the effect of the exhaust upon the
piston valves.

Claim, — First, the induction and eduction ports a 6, formed in the steam chest near each
end thereof, in combination with the balanced piston valves C C, when arranged to operate
in the manner described.

Second, in combination with the piston valves C C, and steam chest A, closed at its ends,
the pistons or heads E E, arranged to operate in the manner and for the purpose specified.

Third, in combination with the balanced piston valves C C, the annular cavities c, formed
around the interior of the steam chest in the manner and for the purpose specified.

No. 41,036.— Job W. Blackhah, of Brooklyn, N. T., assignor to James H. Prentice,
of same place. — Improvement in Apparatus for Stretching Hats. — Patent dated December
22, 1863. — In this apparatus the surfaces on each side of the line of division of the core, or
form, are alternately extended and contracted simultaneously, with a uniform parallel motion,
having the effect to stretch the hat moro fully and evenly than the usual manipulation, the
work on different styles of hats being performed in a similar manner by the substitution of
its appropriate form or block.

claim, — First, a hat-stretching machine, in which the surfaces 1 J and 2J are alternately
extended and contracted to a^fustable extents, substantially in the manner and for the pur-
poses herein set forth.

Second, in connexion with the above, giving a uniform and parallel motion to the entire
surfaces of IJ and 2J, so that the quantity of stretch in the base and top may be always
uniform, substantially as set forth.

Third, no combination with the foregoing substituting forms in hat-stretching machines,
each separately adapted to uniformly stretch a given style- or character of hat, substantially
in the manner and for the purpose lierein sot forth.

No. 41,037.— George W. Ellis, of Lynn, Essex county, Mass., assignor to Himself
and Luther Bill.— Machine for Punching the Lifts of Boot Heels.— Patent dated Decem-
"ber 22, 1863. — ^The 'MifU" or sections of leather, which are fastened together to form the
heel, are temporarily secured together in this machine and the nail-holes punched in them.
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down b J a follower upon the awls and thereby punched, while at the same time a few tacb
or nailB are driven into them to hold them together temporarily.

Claim, — The projecting nails e2 operating as guides for placing the work in the snbte-
qoent machine, as set foruu

Also, the awls/ and the drirers n in combination with the bed D and plunger I, operation
as set forth for the purpose specified.

Also, in combination with the above the stationary knife G, operating as set forth.

Also, the rim E upon the bed D, for the purpose of arranging the lifls as set forth.

Also, the arm P attached to the rod K, in combination with the spring g, whereby tiie
awls are withdrawn and the plunger elevated and held up as set forth.

No. 41,038.~George W. Ellis, of Lynn, Essex county, BCass., assignor to Himself and
Luther Hill. — Improvement im Machines fw Nailing Heels to Boots and Shoes. — Patent dsted
December 22, 1863. — ^The heels before they are applied to the boots by this machine are bnilt
up of lifts cut into a form approximating that which libey are to have in the heel by dies, lod
temporarily secured together. While the boot is yet upon the last the heel is secured to it,
and is shaved by this machine, the devices in which are explained by the claim.

Claim, — First, in combination with the follower R, placed inside of the shoe, the naiBn;
blocks A B so arranged with regard thereto and to the shoe as that the nails shall be driTea
from the exterior of the heel toward the interior of the shoe, in the manner and for the pur-
pose set forth, thus making one set of nails hold the lifb tightly together, and the whofe to
the shoe as described.

Also, in combination with a knife-carriage or block I, that travenes through, or is gmM
in, or by a curved slot, and moved by a slotted lever, the hanging of the Imife therein bj
pins or trunnions working in slots 1, and guided by the tail piete m and fender z, sabeten-
tially in the manner and Tor the purpose set forth.

No. 41,039. — SBfTTH Head, of Millershur^, Dauphin county. Pa., assignor to E 0.
Steeter, of Millersburg, Pa. — Improved Shingle Machine, — ^Patent dated December 22;
1863. — ^Tbe circular saws are rotated by a belt whicl) passes a«.ound pulleys on saw slnfts.
The bolts are placed one at a time on plates, and adjusted in position so that the dog on tbe
belt will carry it to the saw to have a shiuffle removed from the under side, which is canied
by the belt to the end of the machine and dropped upon the floor. The bolt is shifted to tbe
other side of the machine and the shingle sawed off, butt and point, at the alternate ends of
the bolt.

C(aim.— First, the combination of two circular saws F F with the horizontally rerolvini
endless belt B, groovod bed-piece G G, head blocks K K, and guard J J, when constracted
and arranged to operate in the manner and for the purpose spedned.

Second, the metal plates 1 1 in combination with the bed-piece G G, endless belt B, md
drcular saws F F, when arranged in the manner and for the purpose specified.

No. 41,040.— Stephen Hull, of Poughkeensie, N. Y., assignor to Himself and Wnxun
Van Amden, of same place. — Improvement in Harvesters, — Patent dated December 22, 18631—
The improvements consist of an elastic curved strip in connexion with the divider, which assists
the latter in ^rformin^ its functions, and also operates to throw a portion of the gram towardi
the centre ot the platform ; also in curved arms of such a shape as to gather the standi^
grain and deliver it in a compact heap on the platform ; a sectional jointed fender is applied
to tbe platform so as to deliver the grain at wul behind or at the side of the machine.

Claim. — First, the spring device H, constructed and applied substantiallv as shown and
described, in combination with the divider J and the platform G, substantially in the ma&>
Ber and for the purpose described.

Second, in combination with the platform G, the adjustable sectional-jointed fender G',
80 constructed and applied that by a simple manipulation the machine can be made to
deliver tbe grain either at the side or at the rear end of the platform, substantiallj u
described.

Third, a reel constructed with obliqttoly curved compressing rods 8 8 8' f^>plied to its
wings, and operating substantially as herein described.

Fourth, combining with the spring fender H the obliquely curved oompreasing rods 8 8 S'
on the reel, substantially as describe.

Fiflh, the spring fender H in combination with the adjustable sectional-hinged feoderO'
and platfoim G, substantially as and for the purposes described.

Sixth, the hinged fender G' in combination with obliquely curved rods or g^erers S 8 oo
the reel, substantially as and for the purposes described^

No. 41,041.— Benjamin S. Hyers, of Pekin, Tazewell county, Dl., asdgnorto Waat^
Stephen Roney, and Theodore Deyo, of same place. —/m/^roiMmeia mi Grsin Sfff*^
tors.— Patent dated December 22, 1863.— The improvement consists in the method ot
securing the screens by their edges by the pin and strip, and securing them in the 8hakiD|^
shoe by latch pieces, whose slots are traversed by pins. The shoe is supported hj two
suspension rods and a roar pivoted hook, and the screen in moved by means of its attacA*
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Claim,^-Firsi, the pivoted strips S applied to the edges of a riddle, screen, or chate-
board, when used in the described combination with pins K or any other suitable device to
support one end of the said riddle, screen, or board at any desired height.

Second, the latch V V, constructed substantially as described and employed to retain the
riddles within the shoe or permit their ready removal as desired.

Third, the combination of the rock-shaft L, arms K M, and rod X, operating in the man-
ner explained to impart longitudinal and vortical motion to the screen I within the shoo by
the lateral motion of the latter.

Fourth, the adjustable and removable deflecting board H attached to the shoe B by bolts
A A, in the manner and for the purposes eicplained.

No. 41,042.— W.T. MouROW, of Chicago, HI., assignor to Warrick Martin, Rosaline
N. Ambler, and Elizabeth J ou:^sos.— Improvement in Car-Brakes.— Patent issued De-
cember 22, 1863; antedated June 22, 18G3. — This consists of a device for operating the
brakes of the car by means of the drums and chains attached to the continuous tumbling-
rod, which is rotated by power from the engine, and thereby winds up the chain attached to
the larger drum rotating the smaller drum, winding the chain thereon, which communicates
with the brake bar.

Claim. — First, the arrangement of the two dnims A A' and B, with the chains a c and c'
in combination with the tumbling-rod K, constnicted and operating substantially as and for
the purposes herein delineated and set Ibrth.

Second, the aiTangement of the drum A A', constnicted in two parts, with the vertical
shaft and the chains c and c\ when constructed, arranged, and operating substantially as
and for the purposes herein shown and described.

No. 41,043.— Septimus Winner, of Thiladelphia, Pa., assignor to Winner & Co., of
same place. — Instructing Scale for Pianos. — Paieut dated December 22, 1863. — This con-
sists of a scries of strips of wood or other material laid upon the keys of the piano and
marked with the note corresponding to the key.

Claim. — ^The unthin described scale made in sections and formed for resting on the keys,
as sot forth for the purpose specified. *

No. 41,044. — George L. Witsill, Philadelphia, Pa., assignor to himself and Philip A.
Bovle, of same place. — Improved Washintr Machine-. — Patent issued December 22, 1^63;
antedated December 4, 1863. — The curved vibrating rubber as it is passed back and forth in
the segmental arched box dips up a portion of water at the end of its stroke, which is car-
ried u:) by the ledge and discharged at the central opening upon the clothes.

Claim, — The vibrating rubbing-board / with its ribs or Hanges m and opening or opcn-
injTS X in combination with the arched trough, the whole being arranged and operating sub-
stantially as and for the purpose herein set forth.

No. 41,04.'). — JonN B. Wood, of Provitjence, R. I., assi^rnor to Darius Gopf, Wm. P.
Sayles, Frederick C. Sayles, and Darils L. Goff, of Pawtucket, H. L— Improvement
in Braiding Machines. — Patent dated Dci'ember 22, l'?«>3. — This machine is designed loi
making flat braid of the maximum width, and its scope is explained in the claims.

Claim. — So constructing the carrier and arranging its yam-winder that ihetensiofi weight
may have a sufficient traverse above the base of the wirriers or racer to allow wide dat
braid to be formed at any required distance from the centre in the single plate braiding
machine, substantiaUy as herein specified.

Also, combining with a single plate braiding machine, substantially as described, the
former C, or its equivalent, adapted to braiding at a distance from the centre, substantially
as described for the purpose specified.

No. 41,046.— Enocu Osgood, New York, N. Y.— Improvement in Cotton Gins. — Patent
dated December 22, 1863. — The cotton from the hopper is carried between the endless apron
and the elastic roiler, which run in close proximity, while the s(H.'ds are doffed off by the
reciprocating comb. The endless apron is carried over the concave plate, which fits against
the face of the elastic roller, also over the friction and tiglitening rollers.

Claim. — First, the combination of the clastic roller A and the concave plate or bar B, sub
stantially as described.

Second, in combination with the above the endless apron C, as described.

Third, forming the teeth of the clearer or dolFer, as and for the purpose described.

Fourth, the belt or apron C. constructe J as describe 1, in combination with its guides D.

Fifth, the combination of the clastic roller A, trictiou roller «, and apron C, as a'nd for
ihe purpose described.

Sixth, the combination of rollers A and 8, apron C, and tightening roller 5, as and for tho
•purp »se herein described.



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No. 1,369.— The American Water-proof Fabric Company, of New York citj, assigiLtti
throagh mesne assigiuneiits of J. B. WAUDS,of Memphis, Tenu. — Improved Fabric Jar Rt^ng,
Belting, 5rc.— Patent dated July 31, 1860; reissued January 6, 1863.

Claim, — ^As a new article of manufacture, the within described flexible fabric, composed
of canvas, or other fibrous goods, saturated with the residuaiy gum of stearic acid, as beieia
set forth.

No. 1,370.— W. B. Bement, of Philadelphia, Pa.— /mpniMrf Stand for Machines.— 'PateOL
dated June 3, 1862 ; reissued January 6, 1863.

Claim. — Constructing the stands, frames, or main supporting structures of machliies, so
that closets or tool receptacles shall be formed therein by casting the said standSf frames, or
supporting structures hollow and in one piece, essentially in the manner described.

No. 1,371. — A. B. Davis, of Philadelphia, Pa. — Improvement in Railroad Car Springs.^
Patent dated February 15, 1859 ; reissued January 6, 1863.

Claim, — ^A box A of any suitable form, and the plate C, or its equivalent, adapted to the
open end of the said box, and connected to the latter by a bolt or bolls D, or other suitable
fastening, in combination with one or more plates H, separating from each other two or more
nests of springs, the whole being constructed substantially as and for the purpose herein sei
torth.

No. 1,372.— A. B. Davis, of Philadelphia F&.— Improved Railroad Car Spring. — Patent
dated February 15, 1859; reissued January 6, 1863.

Claim. — ^A box A of any suitable forai, and a plate C, or its equivalent, ada]>ted to the
open end of said box, and connected \o the latter by a bolt or bolts D, or other suitable (a&t-
enin^s, substantially as set forth, in combination with a series or nest of springs, arranged
side by side, and free from contact with each other, each spring forming an integral part d"
the entire elastic medium composed of the whole of the springs, and the latter serving, with
the said box and plate, to constitute an entire single self-contained car spring, as described.

No. 1,373.— W. O. B. Merrill, of Philadelphia, Fn.— -Improved Coal-oil Lamp.—F&teat
dated June 10, 1862 ; reissued January 6, 1863.

Claim. — Two inclined or curved plates, d and d\ of a length greater than the width of the
wick tube, the said plates being disconnected from each other at the opposite ends, and being
otherwise arranged m respect to the wick tube and ^lick, essentially as and for the parpen
herein set forth.

. No. 1,374.— W. H. Racey, of New York, N. Y., assignee through mesne assipunents of
Max Miller. — Improved Lantern for Coal-oU. — Patent dated August 17, 1858 ; reissued Jan-
nary 6, 1863. *

Claim. — The combination with the cylinder or protector C of the inverted cup H, or it«
equivalent device, substantially as and for the purpose herein shown and described.

Also, the combination with the protector or cylinder C of the tube G, substantially in the
manner and for the pm*pose herein shown and described.

No. 1,375.— George Stevenson, of New York, N. Y., assignee of J. E. Botle.— fa-
provement in Valve for Water<losets. — Patent dated January 3, 1860 ; reissued Jannaiy 6,
1863.

Claim. — ^The valve and its appendages, or the equivalent of them, whose mode of opera-
tion is to close the water-ways by the pressure of the supply water only, substantially as de-
scribed, in combination with the means herein described, or the equivalent thereof, for gov-
erning the closing of the valve, so that the water shall flow through to wash the pan before
the water-ways are closed, substantially as described.

No. 1,376.— M. C. Cogswell and A. G. Williams, of Buffalo, N. Y.— Improved Grtti-
dryer. — Patent dated February 18, 1862; reissued January 6, 1863.

Claim. — An external statiouaiy case or shell A for the purpose of drying grain, having an
opening a' at the top for the reception of the grain and the escape of moisture, dust, and
chaff, and openings, doors, or valves a'Z at the bottom for the discharge of the grain wheu
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No. 1,377.— M. C. Cogswell and A, Q. Williams, of Buffalo, N. Y.^Improved Grain
dryer.— Patent dated February 18, 1862 ; reissued January 6, 1863.

Claim. — The double head c, having an air chamber c* and hollow journal D, for the pur-
poses and substantially as herein described.

No. 1,378.— M. C. Cogswell and A. G. Williams, of Buffalo, N. Y.— Improved Grain-
dryer. — ^Patent dated February 18, J 862 ; reissued January 6, 1863.

Claim, — ^A series of buckets, so placed and used as to revolve in close proximity to the
umer circumference of an external shell, into vrhich a blast of air is admitted for drying
grain, so that the said buckets will dip up and lift the grain from the bottom of the case and
drop it down again in showers, thereby constantly intermingling it with the blast of air, fur
the purposes and substantially as described.

No. 1,379.— M. C. Cogswell and A. G. Williams, of Buffalo, N. Y,— Improved Grain-
dryer.— Poieni dated February 18, 1862; reissued January 6. 1863.

Claim. — Distributing air-pipes, one or more, so arrang:ea and used as to revolve within aui
external case and in the miost of the moving and showering grain, for the purposes set forth.

No. 1,380.— Joseph Eingsland, jr., of Franklin, N. J.— Improvement in Machinery for
Grinding Paper PuZj?.— Patent dated December 16, 1856 ; reissued June 28, 1859; again re-
issued (January 6, 1863. ' ,

Claim, — ^The combination of a rotating nut, armed with blades suitable for reducing fibrous-
substance to pulp, a reservoir for contmnine fibres and water, and surrounding and enclosing,
the nut with its blades, a feeding aperture through which the fibrous substance and water is
to be introduced into the reservoir, a discharge aperture to permit the escape of the water,
from the reservoir with the fibres when properly reduced, and to check the discharge, that the
fibres may be retained under the beating action until properly reduced, and the means for
inducing a current through the reservoir, the whole having a mode of operation substantiaUy.
as herein described and tor the purpose specified.

No. 1,381.— Joseph Kingsland, jr., of Franklui, N. J.— Improvement in Process of Grind-
ing Paper Pulp. — Patent dated December 23, 1856 ; reissued June 28, 1859 ; again reissued.
January 6, 1863.

Claim. — The process, substantially as herein described, of reducing fibres to pulp for the-
manut'ucture of paper, which process consists in causing the water in which the fibres to be-
reduced are suspended to pass in a ciirreut into, through, and out of a resefvoir enclosing the
beaters, and provided with a feeding in and a discharge aperture, so that the fibres shall be-
returned within the said reservoir and under' the action of the blades or beaters until they are
suihcieutly reduced, and then follow the current of water to the discharge aperture, substan-
tially as and for the purpose specified.

No. 1,382.— G. B. Martin, of Danvers, Mass.; William Wells, of Boston, Mass.;.
and Robert Millard, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., e^signees of James Purinton, jr., ot.
Lynn, Mass. — Improved Machine for Lasting Boots and Shoes. — Patent dated October 4, 1869;.
reis.sued January 6, 1863.

C/atm.— First, compressing the upper around the last by means of clamps provided with«
projecting plates or flanges to turn the proiecting edges of the upper aver upon the insole or
last in any manner substantially as described.

Second, in combination with any suitable device for holding and supporting the last,. is-
claimed the use of a series of clamps, moved inward simultaneously by levers, or their me»^
chanical equivalents, to compress the upper upon the last equally on aU sides, substantially
as hereinbefore explained.



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