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Improvement in Propelling Vessels.

Improvement in Propelling Vessels.

Date: August 26, 1846
Creator: Fulton, George W.
Description: Patent for a hydraulic propeller that uses a current of water and steam power, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Curing Meat, &c.

Improvement in Curing Meat, &c.

Date: September 12, 1846
Creator: Allen, Augustus C.
Description: Patent for curing meat using an air-tight brine vacuum to heat and purify the meat, including illustrations.
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Brick-Machine.

Brick-Machine.

Date: May 30, 1848
Creator: Wilson, Robert
Description: Patent for a machine, which the inventor calls "The Concussion Brick-Machine", that makes bricks using molds, including illustrations.
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Boring and Mortising Machine.

Boring and Mortising Machine.

Date: July 11, 1848
Creator: Swingle, Alfred
Description: Patent for a machine to bore square holes in substitute for a chisel and reduce labor, including illustration. The inventor calls it a "Mortise and Tenon Machine."
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Preparation of Portable Soup-Bread.

Preparation of Portable Soup-Bread.

Date: February 5, 1850
Creator: Borden, Gail, Jr.
Description: Patent for "extracting the nutritious part of flesh or animal meat of every description and combining this concentrated extract with flour or vegetable meal, and baking the two substances in an oven, thereby forming a portable desiccated soup-bread....." (lines 8-14), instruction only, no illustration.
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Valve-Gear for Steam-Engines.

Valve-Gear for Steam-Engines.

Date: July 30, 1850
Creator: Milner, George B.
Description: Patent for improving the cut-off of steam-engines through a simple valve motion, including illustration.
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Dressing Millstones.

Dressing Millstones.

Date: March 4, 1851
Creator: Gaines, Edmund P.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved mode of dressing millstones for the purpose of grinding every kind of grain into meal flour &c., &c." (lines 4-7) including instructions and illustrations.
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Propeller of Machinery to be used in Currents.

Propeller of Machinery to be used in Currents.

Date: November 18, 1851
Creator: Hardie, James
Description: Patent for a propelled water wheel that is attached to the back of a vessel that uses a current of water and stream power, including illustrations.
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Wire Fence.

Wire Fence.

Date: November 8, 1853
Creator: Meriwether, William H.
Description: Patent for wire fencing using wooden and iron posts to be more readily seen by cattle, including illustration.
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Improvement in Fish-Hooks.

Improvement in Fish-Hooks.

Date: April 11, 1854
Creator: Sigler, Henry
Description: Patent for "new and useful improvement in the Sockdolager Fish-Hook" (lines 4-5), including illustration.
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