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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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Coffee and Teapot.

Coffee and Teapot.

Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Heiss, Gregor
Description: Patent for an improved coffee and teapot, in which the coffee or tea are boiled into the water and then strained out. Included instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Apparatus for Destroying Worms on Cotton-Plants.

Improvement in Apparatus for Destroying Worms on Cotton-Plants.

Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Perl, M.
Description: Patent for improvement in insect destroyer by “placing a gas-generator on a wagon, in its lower chamber, a fire box is placed for creating sulphurous gas. A bellows attached to its lower end to regulate sufficient air in forming the sulphurous gas.” (Lines 15-18) Illustration is included.
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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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Improved Anchor for Animals.

Improved Anchor for Animals.

Date: June 8, 1869
Creator: Raiford, P. H.
Description: Patent for improvement in animals’ anchor in which it allow the animals to graze without being twisted or wound up the rope by using the combination of a swiveled loop and a pivoted loop with each other, and a pin. “This pin is made with four wings, or radial longitudinal flanges, tapering to a point at its lower end and is readily forced into the ground, and easily drawn out, but will resist a very strong side-draught.” (Lines23-27) Illustration is included.
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