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Description: Patent for an improved pessary, as an instrument to support for the uterus against prolapse, including illustration.
Date: March 13, 1860
Creator: Wells, Francis F.

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.

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.

Bolt for Doors.

Description: Patent for the improvement of bolt locks on double doors using a lever lock for safety and ease of locking and unlocking one or both doors, including illustration.
Date: June 26, 1860
Creator: Bonney, N. W.


Description: Patent for improvement in millstone-dress by “making each of the main grooves in five sections, in combination with shoulders and inclined planes” (lines 17-19), including illustration.
Date: June 26, 1860
Creator: Gaines, James, W.

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for an improvement of gang-plows by arranging the plows in rows on to a fame which can be fastened to a wagon, when the wagon is in motion, it causes the plows to work in vertical motion. The height of the plow-frame can be adjusted. Illustration is included.
Date: July 3, 1860
Creator: Wilson, J. C.


Description: Patent for an ant-trap using a portable receptacle with three different designs, each can be used as an individual trap or in any combinations to lure ants into the bottom of the receptacle without any means of escaping, including illustration.
Date: August 7, 1860
Creator: Cottingham, G. W. & Menefee, John S.


Description: Patent for a machine that cleans cotton by placing the seed into a rotating cylinder it is carried and removed using air presser through spiral fan blades and pins to rid impurities, including illustrations.
Date: September 11, 1860
Creator: Smith, Charles


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.


Description: Patent for the improvement for steam boilers by having a detachable fire-box for a portable boiler with little maintenance and efficient as a steam generator, including illustration.
Date: March 5, 1861
Creator: Porter, John