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Breakwater.

Description: Patent for improving seawalls to "preserve channels across the bars at the mouths of rivers, creeks, or canals and between bays and gulfs" (lines 6-8), including illustration.
Date: June 7, 1859
Creator: Armour, D. Hillen
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Converting Reciprocating into Rotary Motion.

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.
Date: 1859-11-1
Creator: Harper, C. A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn-Husker.

Description: Patent for a new and improved machine for husking corn using a rotating wheel with spurs and cutters with combination of a stationary and movable concaves, including illustration.
Date: March 9, 1858
Creator: Fagan, Joseph & Fagan, James L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dressing Millstones.

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.
Date: March 4, 1851
Creator: Gaines, Edmund P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Escapement for Timekeepers.

Description: Patent for the improvement in the escapement of the watch for a "more regular and less liable to get out of order" through wear (lines 23-24), including illustration.
Date: October 12, 1858
Creator: Bishop, Josiah
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Excavating and Grading Machine.

Description: Patent for a cultivating machine that pulverizes colds of soil using a revolving cylinder of blades, including illustration.
Date: July 19, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Cultivating-Plow.

Description: Patent for a cultivating plow with a series of cutting-disks and digging-hoes, including illustration.
Date: March 25, 1856
Creator: Crenshaw, Micajah
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Water-Wheel.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the water-wheel using curved buckets over a spiral water passage to increase power and volume, including illustration.
Date: February 8, 1859
Creator: Littlepage, C. V.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Compositions Used as Building Materials.

Description: Patent for making a new kind of building and fencing materials by using farm waste and inorganic settable ingredients such as quick-lime, clay or soil. No illustration.
Date: October 12, 1858
Creator: Raymond, N. C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Corn-Planters.

Description: Patent for a corn-planter that allows the seed to be placed in a hopper and disperses the seed through a cylinder that is connected to a wheel to place and cover the seed, including illustration.
Date: May 10, 1859
Creator: Gilbert, R. B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton and Hay Presses.

Description: Patent for the "improvement in Horizontal Cotton - Presses for compressing cotton, hay, and other articles and substances for baling; ..." (lines 3-6), including illustrations.
Date: July 5, 1859
Creator: Stockbridge, Elam
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton-gin by the arrangement of two cylindrical brushes and rollers to reduce damaging the staple of the cotton, illustrations included.
Date: April 19, 1859
Creator: Gottheil, Edward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Hand-Machines for Gathering Cotton in the Field" (lines 3-5), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 16, 1856
Creator: Shields, B. G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

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.
Date: January 27, 1857
Creator: Parry, M. L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton press using a cam-lever for operating the side of the press-box with two different application of power, including illustration.
Date: February 16, 1858
Creator: Witting, F. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

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.
Date: September 13, 1859
Creator: Collier, T. T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

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.
Date: September 13, 1859
Creator: Smith, P. M. & Collier, T. T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

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

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton-seed planter in the arrangement of the hopper, roller with stirring and feeding teeth attached while distributing seeds accurately, including illustration.
Date: December 27, 1859
Creator: Kesler, Charles & Reinhard, Fred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement for planting cotton seeds using a toothed wheel and hopper, including illustration.
Date: April 27, 1858
Creator: Donovan, I. T. & Fowler, W. J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department