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Preparation of Portable Soup-Bread.

Description: Patent for "extracting the nutritious part of flesh or animal meat of every description and combining this concentrated extract with flour or vegetable meal, and baking the two substances in an oven, thereby forming a portable desiccated soup-bread....." (lines 8-14), instruction only, no illustration.
Date: February 5, 1850
Creator: Borden, Gail, Jr.
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Improvement in Fastening Iron Bands on Cotton-Bales.

Description: Patent for an iron band to tie and hold cotton bales with convenience and quickly during the first pack and during the compression process, including illustration.
Date: April 5, 1859
Creator: Wells, Clinton G.
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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
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Improvement in Machines for Planting Cotton-Seed.

Description: Patent for a machine to clear top soil and dispense seed into soil when moving forward, including illustration.
Date: July 5, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
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Steam-Boiler.

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
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Improvement in Tanning.

Description: Patent for improvements in tanning materials: "extractive matter for the manufacture of leather from the wood and bark of the mesquit - a tree of extensive growth on the prairies of western and north western Texas" (lines 9-13).
Date: December 5, 1865
Creator: Park, John E.
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Improvement in Rotary Engines.

Description: Patent for improvements in rotary engines.
Date: June 5, 1866
Creator: Hughes, Robert
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Improvement in Harvesters.

Description: Patent for improvements in reaping and mowing machines.
Date: May 5, 1868
Creator: Ramsey, Jo.
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Improvement in Hay and Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for improvements in presses for hay, cotton and similar substances, by making the machine portable and the box that holds hay or cotton is adjustable vertically and horizontally. Illustration is included.
Date: October 5, 1869
Creator: Berkeley, John
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Improvement in Sulky Plows

Description: Patent for the improvement of sully plows by regulating the depth of furrow.
Date: April 5, 1870
Creator: Boyd, John G. & Bailey, Allen
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Improvement in Wheel-Plows.

Description: Patent for an improvement in wheel plows made so that "the plowing may be done by passing back and forth in parallel lines" (lines 17-18).
Date: September 5, 1871
Creator: Coreth, Rudolph
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Improvements in Pipes and Cigar-Holders.

Description: Patent for new and improvements in Combined Pipes and Cigar-Holders which consists in "forming or constructing the pipe with an intermediate chamber which serves as a receptacle for a sponge or other absorbent porous material." (Lines 15-20) Illustrations are included.
Date: December 5, 1871
Creator: Bond, Virgil A.
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Improvement in Chairs.

Description: Patent for improvement in chairs consisting of self-adjusting chair-backs.
Date: November 5, 1872
Creator: Haupt, William W.
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Improvement in Cotton-Bale Ties.

Description: Patent for improved cotton-bale tie with a small s-shaped bar and cross-ribs on the bands.
Date: August 5, 1873
Creator: Crone, William
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Improvement in Corn-Planters.

Description: Patent for "corn-planters in which the corn is planted in hills or rows; and the particular features of [the] invention consist in the combination, with a pivoted rising and descending charger or cup, of a sleeve-seat for said charger, a charger-carrying stem, and the seed-hopper, whereby the charger is held and carried in position upon a seat to fill, to rise from said seat, and to dump upon its pivot, and to be again brought into and maintained in a vertical position upon said seat while descending through the corn, whereby the charger is held and moved vertically through the grain from the bottom of the hopper to receive and discharge the filled charge above the corn in the hopper." (Lines 7-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 5, 1874
Creator: Williams, Blasius & Cohn, Morris
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Improvement in Mechanical Movements.

Description: Patent for a specific arrangement of a single-cylinder engine and two shafts with connecting rods that can be used to drive boat propellers.
Date: May 5, 1874
Creator: Franklin, Robert Morris
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in a cotton press. "Our invention has for its object to furnish an improved press for baling cotton as it comes from the gin, &c., &c." (lines 14-16).
Date: January 5, 1875
Creator: Crenshaw, William T. & Carothers, Robert J.
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Improvement in Locomotive Smoke - Stacks.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvement in locomotive smoke stacks, "in which the sparks, live cinders, and other heavy particles are arrested near the top of the stack." It consists of a petticoat-pipe, arranged so that it may be raised or lowered for the purpose of regulating the draft.
Date: January 5, 1875
Creator: Cleary, Edward
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Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improvement to washing machines, in which "the novelty consists in allowing both cylinder and blades to be rotated or oscillated independently of each other." (Lines 17-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 5, 1875
Creator: Starr, Henry D.
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Improvement in Ditching-Machines.

Description: Patent for the improvement of ditching-machines by way of new construction techniques.
Date: May 5, 1876
Creator: Austin, Matthew J.
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Improvement in Bale-Tie Buckles.

Description: Patent for an improved bale-tie buckle which will not slip or break under great strain.
Date: September 5, 1876
Creator: Bunker, Thaddeus, of Cuero, Texas.
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Improvement in Combined Spading, Plowing, and Stalk-Cutting Machines.

Description: Patent for an earth working machine that can be used for spading, plowing and stalk-cutting by arranging “a series of spades in a plane parallel with the axis of the machine and interposed spades in planes at right angles thereto, all attached to a reciprocating cross-bar.” (P. 2, lines [29]-[33].) The spades are adjustable in height and, it can be removed to use as a cultivator. For stalk-cutting, the plows may be removed. Illustration is included.
Date: September 5, 1876
Creator: Mathes, William McConnell
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Improvement in Compound Tools.

Description: Improvement in Kitchen-Utensil for lifting pots, kettles, plates, and as a means for holding a device for mangling meats.
Date: December 5, 1876
Creator: Mayfield, Samuel B.
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