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 Decade: 1860-1869
 Collection: Texas Patents
Millstone-Dress.

Millstone-Dress.

Date: June 26, 1860
Creator: Gaines, James, W.
Description: Patent for improvement in millstone-dress by “making each of the main grooves in five sections, in combination with shoulders and inclined planes” (lines 17-19), including illustration.
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Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: May 15, 1860
Creator: Pitts, William C.
Description: Patent for an improved plow to turn and reverse the mold-board by using a single bolt to secure the reversible mold-board onto the stock of a plow.
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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Date: May 15, 1860
Creator: Pitts, W. C.
Description: Patent for the improvement of planting seeds using a single seed-slide and double tubes from seed box to distribute seeds to planting point in a more direct route than other seed-planters, 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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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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Ant-Trap.

Ant-Trap.

Date: August 7, 1860
Creator: Cottingham, G. W. & Menefee, John S.
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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Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Date: September 4, 1860
Creator: Park, A. R.
Description: Patent for the improvement of seed-planters using a rotary system to distribute seeds from a drum and into the soil, including illustration.
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Medical Compound.

Medical Compound.

Date: June 26, 1860
Creator: Reeves, J. J.
Description: Patent for a cough syrup formula made from various plant extracts, to treat inflammatory diseases. No illustration.
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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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