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 Decade: 1860-1869
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Date: December 21, 1869
Creator: Woods, David C.
Description: Patent for an improved seed-planter "which will deposit the seeds in the requisite quantities and proper distances apart, and which will cover and mark the bills, so that a plowman will not be at a loss where to start at the commencement of a new row, and after having passed around tree-stumps or other obstructions, as he can always see the marks on the preceding rows" (lines 16-23) with illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Oscillating Steam-Engine

Improvement in Oscillating Steam-Engine

Date: July 6, 1869
Creator: Richer, F. C.
Description: Patent for improvements to steam-engines that employ oscillating cylinders for the drive-shaft.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Plows

Improvement in Plows

Date: July 6, 1869
Creator: Cummins, A. G. & Cummins, J. R.
Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of plow-beams to be attached to the front axles of a wagon.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvements in Velocipedes

Improvements in Velocipedes

Date: June 20, 1869
Creator: Dillaha, J. G.
Description: Patent for improvements to a single-wheel velocipede.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Date: August 20, 1867
Creator: Adams, Jesse
Description: Patent for "a simple, practical combined planter and cotton and corn cultivator, which shall be easily adjusted and operated, and shall be cheap and durable" (lines 11-12). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Vitreography.

Improvement in Vitreography.

Date: March 26, 1867
Creator: Stremme, C. C.
Description: Patent for an invention that is similar to an adhesive, which aids in the ornamentation of windows. The patent includes a description, instructions, but no illustration(s).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improved Grain-Meter.

Improved Grain-Meter.

Date: September 8, 1867
Creator: Walker, James C.
Description: Patent for a more efficient grain-meter. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Coffee-Pot.

Improvement in Coffee-Pot.

Date: August 20, 1867
Creator: Walker, James C.
Description: Patent for improvements to a coffee pot. The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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