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 Resource Type: Patent
 County: Brazoria County, TX
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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Breakwater.

Breakwater.

Date: August 9, 1881
Creator: Follett, Alexander Glass
Description: Patent for a new and improved breakwater. This design "furnish[es] breakwaters for protecting harbors and roadsteads, and keeping open channels through bars at the entrances of harbors, the mouths of rivers, and in other places, and which shall not be liable to be destroyed by the marine worm" (lines 13-19).
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Canal or Ditch Digging Machine.

Canal or Ditch Digging Machine.

Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Hoefs, Otto
Description: Patent for a canal or ditch digging machine that has a carriage and a mechanism that draws the carriage across the ground, and a boring-tool beneath the carriage. The boring-tool can bore at an adjustable angle.
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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 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 Bee-Hives.

Improvement in Bee-Hives.

Date: March 5, 1878
Creator: Park, Jesse W.
Description: Patent for a bee-hive that prevents insects (such as moths) from entering therein and maximizes the amount of honey collected from the hive, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
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Improvement in Car-Axle Bearings.

Improvement in Car-Axle Bearings.

Date: December 3, 1878
Creator: Stratton, Asa E., Jr.
Description: Patent for improvement in car-axle bearings in which "it consists in a box having a chambered back for containing oil, and having grooves along the straight edges of its bearing-surface for receiving a wick, the ends of which extend through holes in the box into the oil reservoir.”
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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 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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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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