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 County: Brazoria County, TX
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Improvement in Propelling Vessels.

Improvement in Propelling Vessels.

Date: August 26, 1846
Creator: Fulton, George W.
Description: Patent for a hydraulic propeller that uses a current of water and steam power, including illustrations.
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Breakwater.

Breakwater.

Date: June 7, 1859
Creator: Armour, D. Hillen
Description: Patent for improving seawalls to "preserve channels across the bars at the mouths of rivers, creeks, or canals and between bays and gulfs" (lines 6-8), including illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Date: April 3, 1860
Creator: Sweeny, Samuel P.
Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton-seed planters using a combination of an adjustable agitator and a movable self-adjusting stirrer, including illustration.
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Hanging Millstones.

Hanging Millstones.

Date: May 29, 1860
Creator: Dance, G. P.
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.
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Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Date: September 4, 1860
Creator: Park, A. R.
Description: Patent for the improvement of seed-planters using a rotary system to distribute seeds from a drum and into the soil, including illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton-Scrapers.

Improvement in Cotton-Scrapers.

Date: February 19, 1861
Creator: Shepard, Josiah
Description: Patent for the improvement of a cotton scraper "for general cultivation of drill-husbandry" (lines 17-18) and cotton crops, including illustration.
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Improvement in Medical Compounds or Bitters.

Improvement in Medical Compounds or Bitters.

Date: January 23, 1872
Creator: Turner, Richard G.
Description: Patent for a medical compound prepared with whisky, gentian-root, cinchonabark, quassia and cloves which is intended as "a remedy for miasmatic fevers" (line 23) including instructions for the preparation and administration of the medicine.
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Improvement in the Manufacture of Fertilizers.

Improvement in the Manufacture of Fertilizers.

Date: November 25, 1873
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Description: Patent for a process of treating waste animal matter from tallow-rendering factories with plaster-of-paris for use as fertilizer.
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Improvement for Apparatus for Cutting Glue.

Improvement for Apparatus for Cutting Glue.

Date: October 11, 1875
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Description: Patent for a design for a battery-powered wire glue cutter/slicer including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Processes for Preparing and Drying Glue.

Improvement in Processes for Preparing and Drying Glue.

Date: October 11, 1875
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Description: Patent for a process of drying glue that uses superheated steam and a drying chamber.
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