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Publication numberUS165000 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 29, 1875
Filing dateMar 20, 1875
Publication numberUS 165000 A, US 165000A, US-A-165000, US165000 A, US165000A
InventorsJoe Sephtjs Johksof
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in flower-pots
US 165000 A
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' invented anew and useful UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.



Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 165,000., dated J one 29, 1875; application filed March 20, 1875.

To all whom it may concern Beit known that I, J 0E SEPHUs J OHNSON, of Somerville, Fayette county, Tennessee, have Improvement in Flower-Pots, of which the followingis aspecification Figure 1 is a top view of my improved flower-pot. Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the same.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.

The invention will first be fully described, and then pointed out in the claim.

A is the upper part of the flower-pot, in

i which the earth is placed to receive the plants.

B is the lower part of the flower-pot, which is" formed below, and in one piece with, the upper part A. The part B is made a little wider than the lower part of the part A; and in the shoulder thus formed is a hole, a through which water or any liquid fertilizer may be poured, and which is closed bya cock or other 1 suitable stopper. In the bottom of the earthchamber A of the flower-pot are formed a number of small holes, a), through which the vapor of the water in the lower or water chamber B,

as it is formed by the evaporation of said water, may pass to keep the earth in the earthchamber moist.

The holes a may be covered with a sponge or piece of cloth to prevent the fine earth from passing through them into the-water-chamber B, or from clogging said holes.

With this construction the earth will be kept properly and uniformly moist, and will not be soaked or leached, as it is liable to be when the plants are watered by pouring water upon

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US4903432 *Dec 21, 1987Feb 27, 1990Battelle Memorial InstituteAutoclavable, reusable, sterile plant growth system and method
Cooperative ClassificationA01G9/02