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 County: Harris County, TX
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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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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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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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Improvement in Cotton and Hay Presses.

Improvement in Cotton and Hay Presses.

Date: July 5, 1859
Creator: Stockbridge, Elam
Description: Patent for the "improvement in Horizontal Cotton - Presses for compressing cotton, hay, and other articles and substances for baling; ..." (lines 3-6), including illustrations.
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Rotary Steam-Engine.

Rotary Steam-Engine.

Date: August 16, 1859
Creator: Montjoy, George J.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the rotary engine through the arrangement of passages and system of pistons for a more simple construction with little friction, including illustration.
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Improvement in Circular-Saw Guides.

Improvement in Circular-Saw Guides.

Date: June 9, 1868
Creator: Milner, Thomas
Description: Patent for a new and improved arrangement of guides for circular saws. Includes illustrations.
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Improved Mode of Preserving Meat.

Improved Mode of Preserving Meat.

Date: October 6, 1868
Creator: Perl, Dr. M.
Description: Patent for a process that claims to preserve meat. The patent includes only instructions and no illustrations.
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Improvement in Spark-Conductors for Railroad-Trains.

Improvement in Spark-Conductors for Railroad-Trains.

Date: April 27, 1869
Creator: Wright, Reuben
Description: Patent for improvement in spark-conductors for railroad trains by using a “horizontal flue in sections and use “other devices to engage and disengage the sections, where by to arrest and extinguish sparks and conduct the smoke, ashes, and cinders to the rear.” (Lines 16-20) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Machine for Cutting Stalks in the Field Preparatory to Plowing.

Improvement in Machine for Cutting Stalks in the Field Preparatory to Plowing.

Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Wright, Reuben
Description: Patent for improvement in machine for clearing cotton and corn-fields of the stalks after the crops have been gathered by “providing a revolving drum or roller with knives, set spirally around it, which cut the stalks of cotton or corn-fields into pieces of any desired length, for the purpose of being plowed under the surface for fertilizing, by rolling it over them.” (Lines 14-19) Illustration is included.
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