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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Decade: 1850-1859
 Year: 1859
 Collection: Texas Patents
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Rotary Steam-Engine.

Rotary Steam-Engine.

Date: August 16, 1859
Creator: Montjoy, George J. & Sawyer, J. B.
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Date: September 13, 1859
Creator: Collier, T. T.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the hopper, stirrer, and distributor in cotton-planters that dispenses seeds into the soil using two horizontal united disks that discharges the seeds regularly and evenly, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Date: September 13, 1859
Creator: Smith, P. M. & Collier, T. T.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton-seed planter through the arrangement of a seed dispenser over a reciprocating slide and agitator operated by a pulley system simultaneously when moving forward, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Date: August 16, 1859
Creator: Murphy, Willis G.
Description: Patent for a seed-planter using two vibratory vertical feed-wheels, similar in size to distribute different seeds at the same time, one is designed specifically for cotton seeds, illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Securing Iron Bands on Cotton-Bales.

Improvement in Securing Iron Bands on Cotton-Bales.

Date: September 27, 1859
Creator: Pyle, C. W.
Description: Patent for the improvement of cotton-bale fastenings by using a metal plate and a flange to fasten and unfasten the bale without any other tools and with ease. Including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Excavating and Grading Machine.

Excavating and Grading Machine.

Date: July 19, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Description: Patent for a cultivating machine that pulverizes colds of soil using a revolving cylinder of blades, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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