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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
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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.
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Millstone-Dress.

Description: Patent for an improved millstone-dress that produce less heat while grinding by employing a greater number of furrows, including illustration.
Date: March 20, 1860
Creator: Littlepage, C. V.
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Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for an improved plow to turn and reverse the mold-board by using a single bolt to secure the reversible mold-board onto the stock of a plow.
Date: May 15, 1860
Creator: Pitts, William C.
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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement of planting seeds using a single seed-slide and double tubes from seed box to distribute seeds to planting point in a more direct route than other seed-planters, including illustration.
Date: May 15, 1860
Creator: Pitts, W. C.
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Chain-Link.

Description: Patent for a harness ring for connecting and disconnecting from other fastening hooks, chains, or rings, including illustration.
Date: November 13, 1860
Creator: Kirk, John P.
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Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for a plow called the "The Texas Cultivator" (line 7) that uses left and right wings and diamond plows that may be used to plow either side of stock to eliminate additional operators and time for the same job, including illustration.
Date: June 4, 1861
Creator: Cain, Shugar M. & Stelfox, William
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Air-Chamber.

Description: Patent for an air-chamber that pumps in air confined with a flexible diaphragm to spray or diffuse fluid, including illustration.
Date: June 18, 1861
Creator: Creuzbaur, Robert
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Improvement in Vitreography.

Description: Patent for an invention that is similar to an adhesive, which aids in the ornamentation of windows. The patent includes a description, instructions, but no illustration(s).
Date: March 26, 1867
Creator: Stremme, C. C.
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Improvement in Hat-Ventilators.

Description: Patent for improvement in mode of ventilating hats, bonnets, and or caps by “providing the inside of the head-coverings, at the point of contact with the head, with a liuing or an elastic spiral formed into a cushion, through which the air can freely circulate around the whole head.” (Lines 28-32) Illustration is included.
Date: March 30, 1869
Creator: Stremme, Conrad C.
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Improved Head-Rest.

Description: Patent for a new and improved head-rest for railroad-car seats and other seats, that can be applied to or removed from the back of seats without the use of clamp-screws, and are adjustable and adaptable to the convenience and comfort of different persons. It includes a description and illustrations.
Date: May 31, 1870
Creator: Littlepage, Caleb V.
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Improved Side-Saddle.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in side-saddles, and consists in forming the saddle-tress hollow, or with air-chambers within." (Lines 9-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 26, 1870
Creator: Smith, Fenwick
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