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

Millstone-Dress.

Date: March 20, 1860
Creator: Littlepage, C. V.
Description: Patent for an improved millstone-dress that produce less heat while grinding by employing a greater number of furrows, 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 Presses.

Improvement in Presses.

Date: January 17, 1860
Creator: McCray, Thomas H.
Description: Patent for pressing cotton, hay, and tobacco with moveable notches for more control in producing bales and using less power than previous presses, including illustration.
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