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 Decade: 1850-1859
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improvement in the Manufacture of Black Bottle-Glass.

Improvement in the Manufacture of Black Bottle-Glass.

Date: September 2, 1856
Creator: McCully, John F.
Description: Patent for manufacturing black bottle-glass by using "combination with other ingredients, an earthy slate of a peculiar character, called "clay-slate," for the purpose of furnishing the coloring-matter of the glass,as well as forming one of the bases of the glass itself."(line 10-15) Instruction only, no illustration.
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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 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.
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Dressing Millstones.

Dressing Millstones.

Date: March 4, 1851
Creator: Gaines, Edmund P.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved mode of dressing millstones for the purpose of grinding every kind of grain into meal flour &c., &c." (lines 4-7) including instructions and illustrations.
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Valve-Gear for Steam-Engines.

Valve-Gear for Steam-Engines.

Date: July 30, 1850
Creator: Milner, George B.
Description: Patent for improving the cut-off of steam-engines through a simple valve motion, including illustration.
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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.
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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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Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: April 3, 1855
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the Rotary-Disk Cutters for plows that enable it to swivel and be supported by guides, including illustration.
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Wire Fence.

Wire Fence.

Date: November 8, 1853
Creator: Meriwether, William H.
Description: Patent for wire fencing using wooden and iron posts to be more readily seen by cattle, including illustration.
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Improvement in Cultivators.

Improvement in Cultivators.

Date: April 10, 1855
Creator: Morrel, A. H.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the rotary cultivator with adjustable thinning-points and rotating cutter, including illustration.
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