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 County: Guadalupe County, TX
 Decade: 1860-1869
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improved Cosmetic.

Improved Cosmetic.

Date: February 25, 1868
Creator: Wilson, I. M.
Description: Patent for improvement in cosmetics by using various chemicals to enhance the cosmetics in which it “can remove freckles or tan-discoloration from the skin, and for improving the complexion.” (Line 5-6) Formula for the improved cosmetic is included. Instructions on how to prepare the cosmetic and how to use the cosmetic are described. There is no illustration.
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Improved Cosmetic.

Improved Cosmetic.

Date: October 20, 1868
Creator: Wilson, John M.
Description: Patent for improvements in the composition of cosmetics for removing freckles or tan-discoloration, including a description.
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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 Tanning.

Improvement in Tanning.

Date: December 5, 1865
Creator: Park, John E.
Description: Patent for improvements in tanning materials: "extractive matter for the manufacture of leather from the wood and bark of the mesquit - a tree of extensive growth on the prairies of western and north western Texas" (lines 9-13).
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