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Hanging Millstones.

Description: Patent for improvement of hanging millstones using a driver to hang the runner of a pair of millstones, “as it rotates, adjust itself to the position of the stationary stone, and the parallelism of the faces of the two stones be preserved whether the stationary one be perfectly horizontal or not” (lines 19-24), including illustration.
Date: May 29, 1860
Creator: Dance, G. P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Scrapers.

Description: Patent for the improvement of a cotton scraper "for general cultivation of drill-husbandry" (lines 17-18) and cotton crops, including illustration.
Date: February 19, 1861
Creator: Shepard, Josiah
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton-seed planters using a combination of an adjustable agitator and a movable self-adjusting stirrer, including illustration.
Date: April 3, 1860
Creator: Sweeny, Samuel P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Description: Patent for the improvement of seed-planters using a rotary system to distribute seeds from a drum and into the soil, including illustration.
Date: September 4, 1860
Creator: Park, A. R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department