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 Decade: 1850-1859
 Collection: Texas Patents
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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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Improvement in Machines for Distributing Fertilizers.

Improvement in Machines for Distributing Fertilizers.

Date: September 27, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Description: Patent for the improvement of fertilizer-distributer which dispense fertilizers from a hopper with revolving arms that is mounted on top of a plow like machine, which would allow the fertilizers fall into the furrow. Including illustration.
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Improvement in Revolving Fire-Arms.

Improvement in Revolving Fire-Arms.

Date: March 1, 1859
Creator: Haynes, William C.
Description: Patent for discharging buckshot without reloading and with the precision of firing "a single bullet fired from a barrel of proper bore to fit it" (lines 17-18), including illustrations.
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Improved Cultivating-Plow.

Improved Cultivating-Plow.

Date: March 25, 1856
Creator: Crenshaw, Micajah
Description: Patent for a cultivating plow with a series of cutting-disks and digging-hoes, including illustration.
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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-Seed Planters.

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Date: May 15, 1855
Creator: Morrel, A. H.
Description: Patent for covering cotton seeds by using a hoe transversely with cams and slides with the main axle of the planter, including illustration.
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