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 Decade: 1860-1869
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improvements in Velocipedes

Improvements in Velocipedes

Date: June 20, 1869
Creator: Dillaha, J. G.
Description: Patent for improvements to a single-wheel velocipede.
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Cotton-Cleaner.

Cotton-Cleaner.

Date: March 12, 1861
Creator: Eastham, A. S.
Description: Patent for a machine that uses revolving brush cylinders, stationary brushes, and stripping boards to prepare cotton for ginning, 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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Improvement in Velocipede.

Improvement in Velocipede.

Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Description: Patent for improvement in velocipedes by using “two levers that are secured by a pivot-connection to pendent vibrating fulcra, on each side of the machine, and to the cranks of the driving-wheel; this would develop greater power than can be brought to bear by the placing of the feet of the driver directly on pedals on the crank-pins, or wrists.” (Lines 32-37) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Velocipede.

Improvement in Velocipede.

Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Description: Patent for an improved arrangement of velocipedes "to allow the use of a much larger driving-wheel than is compatible with the use of pedals that are placed directly on the crank pins or wrists, and to increase the power that can be applied to the propulsion of the machine by the feet of the driver, and the the speed at which is may be driven." (Lines 16-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improved Steering and Turning Apparatus for Vessels.

Improved Steering and Turning Apparatus for Vessels.

Date: May 29, 1866
Creator: Forshey, Caleb G.
Description: Patent for improvements in steering vessels: "by means of rotary paddle wheels the blades of which are arranged parallel to keel" (lines 21-23).
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Improvment in Cotton Cultivator.

Improvment in Cotton Cultivator.

Date: December 18, 1866
Creator: Foster, A. K.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton cultivators: "designed more especially for cultivating cotton, scraping the earth away from the young plants, and thinning out the same" (lines 11-12).
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Improved Saw-Gummer.

Improved Saw-Gummer.

Date: July 4, 1865
Creator: Fosterm A. K.
Description: Patent for a machine that uses a grindstone to sharpen rotary saws. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Machine for Drawing and Spinning Cotton

Improvement in Machine for Drawing and Spinning Cotton

Date: August 25, 1868
Creator: Fuller, Jim B.
Description: Patent for a machine that improves the process of spinning and drawing cotton. The patent includes an illustration and instructions.
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Improvement in Apparatus for Slaughtering and Curing Meat

Improvement in Apparatus for Slaughtering and Curing Meat

Date: June 29, 1869
Creator: Fulton, G. W.
Description: Patent for the design of a facility to slaughter, pack, preserve, and cure meat.
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