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 Decade: 1850-1859
 Collection: Texas Patents
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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Improved Water-Wheel.

Improved Water-Wheel.

Date: February 8, 1859
Creator: Littlepage, C. V.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the water-wheel using curved buckets over a spiral water passage to increase power and volume, including illustration.
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Improvement in Compositions Used as Building Materials.

Improvement in Compositions Used as Building Materials.

Date: October 12, 1858
Creator: Raymond, N. C.
Description: Patent for making a new kind of building and fencing materials by using farm waste and inorganic settable ingredients such as quick-lime, clay or soil. No illustration.
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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 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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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 Cotton-Pickers.

Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.

Date: September 16, 1856
Creator: Shields, B. G.
Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Hand-Machines for Gathering Cotton in the Field" (lines 3-5), including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: January 27, 1857
Creator: Parry, M. L.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton press using screws and nuts in conjunction of a shifting pinion for changing the motion for the revolving wheels and shafts, 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 Cotton-Seed Planters.

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Date: December 27, 1859
Creator: Kesler, Charles & Reinhard, Fred
Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton-seed planter in the arrangement of the hopper, roller with stirring and feeding teeth attached while distributing seeds accurately, including illustration.
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