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 Decade: 1860-1869
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: December 28, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for improvement in plows: "The invention consists in so attaching a revolving disk, cutter, or colter to the beam of the plow that it will rotate on its own axis, and vibrate laterally, to accommodate itself to the line of draft or direction of the beam of the plow; also, in the means used by which the revolving cutter or colter is attached to the beam of the plow, and having the means of swiveling or turning in the beam to accommodate itself to the line of draft of the plow" (lines 22-31) including illustrations and instructions.
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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Date: December 21, 1869
Creator: Woods, David C.
Description: Patent for an improved seed-planter "which will deposit the seeds in the requisite quantities and proper distances apart, and which will cover and mark the bills, so that a plowman will not be at a loss where to start at the commencement of a new row, and after having passed around tree-stumps or other obstructions, as he can always see the marks on the preceding rows" (lines 16-23) with illustrations.
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Improvement in Machines for Operating Pumps.

Improvement in Machines for Operating Pumps.

Date: December 7, 1869
Creator: Moore, Robert E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved water pump operating system. The patent includes an illustration and instructions.
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Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Date: November 30, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for "a gang-plow, which is so arranged that the beams can be adjusted sideways and up and down at will, and can be permanently secured in any desired position in either movement." (Lines 17-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Coffee-Roaster.

Coffee-Roaster.

Date: November 23, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a coffee roaster that intends to "supply a ready and cheap means of effectually stirring the grains of coffee while being roasted in any convenient and suitable vessel...(lines 6-9). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
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Improved Ditching-Machine.

Improved Ditching-Machine.

Date: November 16, 1869
Creator: McGehee, James W.
Description: Patent for improvement in ditching machine which “consists of a boring or ditching-auger, suspended from the frame of a truck, and having an enlarged head projecting in advance of the truck, and rotated, so as to bore out a groove as the truck is moved along, screwing the earth taken back through a trough, to an elevator which carries it up to a spout, chuting it to one side.” (Lines 13-19) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Sewing-Machine.

Improvement in Sewing-Machine.

Date: November 16, 1869
Creator: Clever, P. J.
Description: Patent for improvements to the sewing machine. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Sewing Machines

Improvement in Sewing Machines

Date: November 16, 1869
Creator: Cleaver, P. J.
Description: Patent for "a new Improved Sewing-Machine" that "has for its object to provide more useful and efficient machines than those now in use."
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Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Date: November 9, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for "constructing and arranging a gang or series of plows in one frame that they may have an adjustment on the supporting-runners, and a means of self-adjustment vertically, so that they may be set for furrow-slices of any given depth, and any one of the series may give way to an undue resistance in the line of the furrow without disturbing any other of the plows." (Lines 20-28) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cultivators.

Improvement in Cultivators.

Date: November 2, 1869
Creator: Baker, William T.
Description: Patent for improvement in cultivators in which the plows can be adjusted by width, height and laterally to regulate the depth and angle of inclination. The plows, which can be operated by a foot device, may be simultaneously thrown from the ground. (Lines 73-76) Illustration is included.
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