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 Decade: 1870-1879
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improved Bridge.

Improved Bridge.

Date: January 11, 1870
Creator: McDowell, H. S.
Description: Patent for an invention that "is to provide certain improvements in the construction of bridges, whereby the parts thereof, of wood, may be readily removed for the substitution of others, when decayed or broken, without interfering with the use of the bridge or weakening it (lines 10-15)". The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Turbine Water-Wheels.

Improvement in Turbine Water-Wheels.

Date: January 11, 1870
Creator: Chadwick, H. A.
Description: Patent for a new turbine water wheel, which is said to alleviate past problems with older model turbines. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Machines for Bending Stirrups.

Improvement in Machines for Bending Stirrups.

Date: February 1, 1870
Creator: Forest, Demsey
Description: Patent for an invention that "is to provide a simple and efficient machine for bending and shaping stirrups for saddles" (lines 10-12). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
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Apparatus for Transmitting Power.

Apparatus for Transmitting Power.

Date: February 8, 1870
Creator: Williams, Blasius
Description: Patent for a new invention which uses a combination of radiation and levers in order more efficiently transmit power. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Fence.

Improvement in Fence.

Date: February 15, 1870
Creator: Kerr, James
Description: Patent for a new fence design that "can be adapted to any desired length, width, or height" (lines 14-15). The patent includes illustrations and instructions.
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Improvement in Saw-Set.

Improvement in Saw-Set.

Date: February 15, 1870
Creator: Harris, H. A.
Description: Patent for an invention "which can be used for setting the teeth of all kinds of saws by hand, and without requiring and intricate machinery" (lines 15-18). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
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Mill-Stone Dress.

Mill-Stone Dress.

Date: March 8, 1870
Creator: Loy, G. W.
Description: Patent for Mill Stone Dressing- the pattern on a mill stone for the better grinding of grains into flour. The furrows and grooves of the new design allow grain to be "milled... at greater speed (and)even distribution."
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Fire and Burglar Proof Safe.

Fire and Burglar Proof Safe.

Date: March 18, 1870
Creator: Wilkins, Samuel Adams
Description: Patent for a safe "constructed as to be safe from fire and burglars, and at which the same time may be made lighter, and may be less expensive in manufacture than when made in the usual way." (para. 4). Additionally, safe is airtight and water-proof.
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Improved Double Pincers.

Improved Double Pincers.

Date: March 29, 1870
Creator: Maund, William
Description: Patent for the improvement of double pincers by way of "double jaws, by which both sides of the shanks of a boot of shoe can be clamped and held at the same time."
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Improvement in Apparatus for Separating the Seed from Fruit-Pulp

Improvement in Apparatus for Separating the Seed from Fruit-Pulp

Date: March 29, 1870
Creator: Mayo, Robert H.
Description: Patent for a simple machine "for separating the seed from the pulp of the Bois-de-Arc or Osage orange and other apples where the seed is required to be separated uninjured for planing and other purposes" (line 26-29).
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