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 County: DeWitt County, TX
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Improved Mode of Regulating the Velocity and Furling the Sails of Wind-Wheels.

Improved Mode of Regulating the Velocity and Furling the Sails of Wind-Wheels.

Date: March 24, 1857
Creator: Witting, F. W.
Description: Patent for a new windmill using different parts to help regulate the sails and for folding and unfolding the sails, including illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: February 16, 1858
Creator: Witting, F. W.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton press using a cam-lever for operating the side of the press-box with two different application of power, including illustration.
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Improvement in Cultivators.

Improvement in Cultivators.

Date: April 22, 1873
Creator: Helm, Jack
Description: Patent for an improvement in the design of corn cultivators, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Worm Destroyers.

Improvement in Cotton-Worm Destroyers.

Date: May 20, 1873
Creator: Helm, Jackson
Description: Patent for "a new machine for removing the destructive cotton-worms from the cotton-plants without injury to the plants, and for destroying the worms," which "consists in the arrangement of a movable frame, which is by animals drawn over the fields to straddle the rows of cotton, and which is provided with brushes for sweeping the worms from the plants, and with jointed bottom pieces or slides, which crush them on the ground." (Lines 15-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Wheels for Vehicles.

Improvement in Wheels for Vehicles.

Date: December 23, 1873
Creator: Brown, David
Description: Patent for "an improved hub for buggy and other vehicle wheels, which shall be simple in construction, strong, and durable, and which will run with little friction." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Washing-Machines.

Washing-Machines.

Date: January 20, 1874
Creator: Eberhardt, T. C.
Description: Patent for an improvement in washing machines. The shaping and components are meticulously detailed and indicate they play a part in the said improvement.
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Improvement in Ant-Destroying Apparatus.

Improvement in Ant-Destroying Apparatus.

Date: July 27, 1875
Creator: Grafton, William
Description: Patent for "a new and Improved Apparatus for Destroying Ants" (lines 4-5) including illustrations.
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Improvement in Bale-Tie Buckles.

Improvement in Bale-Tie Buckles.

Date: September 5, 1876
Creator: Bunker, Thaddeus, of Cuero, Texas.
Description: Patent for an improved bale-tie buckle which will not slip or break under great strain.
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Envelope.

Envelope.

Date: March 16, 1880
Creator: Terry, James Doss.
Description: Patent for a new and improved envelope. This design calls for "a projecting flap, to which the postage stamp or stamps may be attached in such a manner that the said stamp or stamps may be canceled by perforation (or by means of a punch or otherwise) without danger of injuring the contents of the envelope" (lines 14-19).
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EARTH-AUGER.

EARTH-AUGER.

Date: April 13, 1880
Creator: Cudd, Decater P.
Description: Patent for structural improvement in machines used for boring post holes and wells with illustrations and instructions included.
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