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 County: Galveston County, TX
 Decade: 1860-1869
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improvement in Machines for Polishing Marble, &c.

Improvement in Machines for Polishing Marble, &c.

Date: March 20, 1860
Creator: Emmett, William
Description: Patent for an improved machine that rubs and polishes marble using a sand and water box moving forward and backward to polish the stone without man power and tools, including illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton Picker and Cleaner.

Improvement in Cotton Picker and Cleaner.

Date: September 1, 1868
Creator: Gilman, Samuel H.
Description: Patent for an invention that "relates to certain novel improvements on machinery which is designed for rapidly and thoroughly cleaning and picking the interior grades of cotton, and the badly picked and ginned cottons, and for effecting this result without cutting or in any manner damaging the cotton fiber"(lines 19-25). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
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Improvement in Syringe for Destroying Cotton-Plant Worms.

Improvement in Syringe for Destroying Cotton-Plant Worms.

Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Robira, Antonio
Description: Patent for improved instrument to be used to destroy cotton-worms, this instrument “provided with a nozzle, having a fine discharge-passages, through which the liquid is forced slowly, in the form of spray, and that the same nozzle is provided with an inlet-tube, through which liquid can be rapidly drawn into the barrel for filling it, but which will be automatically shut at the commencement of discharging the liquid through the nozzle, and kept shut during such discharge.” (Lines 55-62) Illustration is included.
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Book-Sewing Machine.

Book-Sewing Machine.

Date: July 16, 1867
Creator: Sims, Ferdinand
Description: Patent for improvements in book sewing machines, the descriptions are included by figures.
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