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 Decade: 1860-1869
 Year: 1860
 Collection: Texas Patents
Ant-Trap.

Ant-Trap.

Date: August 7, 1860
Creator: Cottingham, G. W.
Description: Patent for an ant-trap using a portable receptacle with three different designs, each can be used as an individual trap or in any combinations to lure ants into the bottom of the receptacle without any means of escaping, including illustration.
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Bolt for Doors.

Bolt for Doors.

Date: June 26, 1860
Creator: Bonney, N. W.
Description: Patent for the improvement of bolt locks on double doors using a lever lock for safety and ease of locking and unlocking one or both doors, including illustration.
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Chain-Link.

Chain-Link.

Date: November 13, 1860
Creator: Kirk, John P.
Description: Patent for a harness ring for connecting and disconnecting from other fastening hooks, chains, or rings, including illustration.
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Cotton-Cleaner.

Cotton-Cleaner.

Date: September 11, 1860
Creator: Smith, Charles
Description: Patent for a machine that cleans cotton by placing the seed into a rotating cylinder it is carried and removed using air presser through spiral fan blades and pins to rid impurities, including illustrations.
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Hanging Millstones.

Hanging Millstones.

Date: May 29, 1860
Creator: Dance, G. P.
Description: Patent for improvement of hanging millstones using a driver to hang the runner of a pair of millstones, “as it rotates, adjust itself to the position of the stationary stone, and the parallelism of the faces of the two stones be preserved whether the stationary one be perfectly horizontal or not” (lines 19-24), including illustration.
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Improvement in Apparatus for Boring Artesian Wells.

Improvement in Apparatus for Boring Artesian Wells.

Date: April 17, 1860
Creator: Taney, John
Description: Patent for improvement in pump-drills for boring artesian wells by “combining pump-valves and pistons with a drill for boring artesian or other wells” (lines 21-23), including illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Date: April 3, 1860
Creator: Sweeny, Samuel P.
Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton-seed planters using a combination of an adjustable agitator and a movable self-adjusting stirrer, including illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Date: November 27, 1860
Creator: McClanahan, C. W.
Description: Patent for the improvement to cotton-seed planters by connecting the wheel to the reciprocating stirrer to guide the seed from hopper to soil and covering it, including illustration.
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Improvement in Feeders for Cotton-Gins.

Improvement in Feeders for Cotton-Gins.

Date: September 11, 1860
Creator: Hall, S. Z.
Description: Patent for the improvement of cotton-gin by feeding cotton in a uniform manner of removing sand and dirt, separating hulls, leaves, and imperfect pods for improved quality and reducing physical labor, including illustration.
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Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Date: July 3, 1860
Creator: Wilson, J. C.
Description: Patent for an improvement of gang-plows by arranging the plows in rows on to a fame which can be fastened to a wagon, when the wagon is in motion, it causes the plows to work in vertical motion. The height of the plow-frame can be adjusted. Illustration is included.
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