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 Decade: 1850-1859
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Date: August 24, 1858
Creator: Keiper, D. B. & Fox, A. C.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the seed-box so the seeds are properly distributed into the soil while preventing the seed from clogging the machine, including illustration.
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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.
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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Date: December 28, 1858
Creator: Marshall, Frank M.
Description: Patent for the improvement of seed planters using a gage-wheel "to regulate the depth of the furrow made by the plow" (lines 16-17), 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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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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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.
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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 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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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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Converting Reciprocating into Rotary Motion.

Converting Reciprocating into Rotary Motion.

Date: 1859-11-1
Creator: Harper, C. A.
Description: Patent for converting reciprocating into rotary motion by using “two vertically moving racks with a cog wheel on a small shaft between them which gears into the teeth of the racks” (lines 16-19), includes illustration.
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