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 Decade: 1850-1859
 Collection: Texas Patents
Mode of Constructing the Tires of Wagon-Wheels.

Mode of Constructing the Tires of Wagon-Wheels.

Date: October 20, 1857
Creator: Blinn, John L.
Description: Patent for an improved mode of making and constructing tires for all manner of wheeled vehicles, including illustrations.
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Mode of Straining Saws by Atmospheric Pressure.

Mode of Straining Saws by Atmospheric Pressure.

Date: August 14, 1855
Creator: Brown, A.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the reciprocating saw by simplifying the arrangement of cylinders, pipes, and exhaust pumps to produce the necessary vacuum, including illustration.
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Peach-Parer.

Peach-Parer.

Date: December 27, 1859
Creator: Hermans, Alva
Description: Patent for a paring device for peaches using prongs to hold and rotate the fruit while a blade pares the peach. Includes illustrations.
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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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Portable Oven.

Portable Oven.

Date: July 12, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Description: Patent for outdoor use of the Dutch oven and skillet converting the cover of the Dutch oven as a way to suspend frying pan or gridiron over coals to heat, including illustration.
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Preparation of Portable Soup-Bread.

Preparation of Portable Soup-Bread.

Date: February 5, 1850
Creator: Borden, Gail, Jr.
Description: Patent for "extracting the nutritious part of flesh or animal meat of every description and combining this concentrated extract with flour or vegetable meal, and baking the two substances in an oven, thereby forming a portable desiccated soup-bread....." (lines 8-14), instruction only, no illustration.
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Propeller of Machinery to be used in Currents.

Propeller of Machinery to be used in Currents.

Date: November 18, 1851
Creator: Hardie, James
Description: Patent for a propelled water wheel that is attached to the back of a vessel that uses a current of water and stream power, including illustrations.
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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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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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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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