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  • Main Title Planter.


  • Inventor: Cayton, James Calvin
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: James Calvin Cayton, of Thornton, Texas.


  • Witness: Brown, G. T.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Witness: Fuller, J. W.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Printer: Norris Peters Co.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: The Norris Peters Co., Photo-Lithographer, Washington, D. C.


  • Name: United States. Patent Office.
    Place of Publication: [Washington D.C.]


  • Creation: 1891-03-10
  • Acceptance Date: 1891-03-10


  • English


  • Content Description: Patent for an improved planting machine by securing a seed-plate with a central longitudinal slot, in the bottom of the hopper, a circular seed disk is placed into the slot; two pairs of gage-plates arranged at the front and rear end of said slot. These gage-plates can be adjusted to regulate the quantity of seeds being discharged when planting cotton. When planting corn, the rear pair of gage-plates can be brought closely together to prevent the escape of seeds. Illustration is included.
  • Physical Description: [3], 3 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Patents -- Texas.
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Science and Technology
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Agriculture - Farm Equipment
  • Keyword: rotating dispensers
  • Keyword: revolving axles
  • Keyword: rigids

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Concho County - Paint Rock


  • Name: Texas Patents
    Code: TXPT


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Patent


  • Text


  • Patent Number: 447759
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth172627