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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Decade: 1850-1859
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.

Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.

Date: September 16, 1856
Creator: Shields, B. G.
Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Hand-Machines for Gathering Cotton in the Field" (lines 3-5), including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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 Mode of Regulating the Velocity and Furling the Sails of Wind-Wheels.

Improved Mode of Regulating the Velocity and Furling the Sails of Wind-Wheels.

Date: March 24, 1857
Creator: Witting, F. W.
Description: Patent for a new windmill using different parts to help regulate the sails and for folding and unfolding the sails, 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
Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Date: May 1, 1855
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the gang plow by the plows arrangement and pivoted beams to be adjustable for convenience, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Method of Repairing Circular-Saw Teeth.

Method of Repairing Circular-Saw Teeth.

Date: June 10, 1856
Creator: Parry, M. L.
Description: Patent for enabling the teeth of circular saws to be drawn out and hammered for repair, 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
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