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 Collection: Texas Patents
Pessary.

Pessary.

Date: February 22, 1859
Creator: Wells, Francis, F.
Description: Patent for a ring pessary used as a female birth control device, including illustration.
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Pump.

Pump.

Date: February 22, 1859
Creator: Fagan, James L.
Description: Patent for a simple, efficient, and low maintenance submerged rotary pump, including illustration.
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Improvement in Revolving Fire-Arms.

Improvement in Revolving Fire-Arms.

Date: March 1, 1859
Creator: Haynes, William C.
Description: Patent for discharging buckshot without reloading and with the precision of firing "a single bullet fired from a barrel of proper bore to fit it" (lines 17-18), including illustrations.
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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Date: March 1, 1859
Creator: Benthall, J. C.
Description: Patent for a seed-planter that "may be attached to the leg of the attendant and operated by the natural movement of the attendant while walking along behind the machine" (lines 20-23), including illustration.
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Rotary Pump.

Rotary Pump.

Date: March 8, 1859
Creator: Fagan, James L.
Description: Patent for a "submerged pump of very simple construction... one which will be efficient in its operation and not liable to get out of repair" (lines 16-20), illustration included.
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Improvement in Fastening Iron Bands on Cotton-Bales.

Improvement in Fastening Iron Bands on Cotton-Bales.

Date: April 5, 1859
Creator: Wells, Clinton G.
Description: Patent for an iron band to tie and hold cotton bales with convenience and quickly during the first pack and during the compression process, including illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton-Gins.

Improvement in Cotton-Gins.

Date: April 19, 1859
Creator: Gottheil, Edward
Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton-gin by the arrangement of two cylindrical brushes and rollers to reduce damaging the staple of the cotton, illustrations included.
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Improvement in Corn-Planters.

Improvement in Corn-Planters.

Date: May 10, 1859
Creator: Gilbert, R. B.
Description: Patent for a corn-planter that allows the seed to be placed in a hopper and disperses the seed through a cylinder that is connected to a wheel to place and cover the seed, including illustration.
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Improvement in Cultivators.

Improvement in Cultivators.

Date: May 10, 1859
Creator: Doss, William C.
Description: Patent for a triangle shaped cultivator with removable mold-boards that can be used as a plow and scraper, including illustration.
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Breakwater.

Breakwater.

Date: June 7, 1859
Creator: Armour, D. Hillen
Description: Patent for improving seawalls to "preserve channels across the bars at the mouths of rivers, creeks, or canals and between bays and gulfs" (lines 6-8), including illustration.
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