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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Decade: 1850-1859
 Year: 1854
 Collection: Texas Patents
Spring Bed-Bottom.

Spring Bed-Bottom.

Date: August 8, 1854
Creator: Meriwether, William Hunter
Description: Patent for the improvement of bedsteads using a spring bottom-construction with zig-zag wire, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Millstone-Dress.

Millstone-Dress.

Date: July 25, 1854
Creator: Gaines, Edmund P.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved mode of dressing millstones for the purpose of grinding wheat and grain into meal flour" (lines 4-7) including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Fish-Hooks.

Improvement in Fish-Hooks.

Date: April 11, 1854
Creator: Sigler, Henry
Description: Patent for "new and useful improvement in the Sockdolager Fish-Hook" (lines 4-5), including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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