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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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Two-Piece Box.

Two-Piece Box.

Date: November 28, 1899
Creator: Armstrong, Martin
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in two piece boxes, including instructions and illustrations.
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Pump.

Pump.

Date: October 22, 1901
Creator: Baker, Josheph W.
Description: Patent for rotary pump designed to counterbalance thrust at each step by a "series of lifting-wheels mounted upon a common shaft" (lines 10-11) in order to minimize wheel thrust.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Wire Stretching and Splicing Tool.

Wire Stretching and Splicing Tool.

Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Bauve, Odelon Joseph la
Description: Patent for a wire stretching and splicing tool used when repairing barbed wire and other wire fences. It connects the ends of broken wires by bringing them together and twisting them. It has a wire gripping device, an adjustable end that corresponds to the wire gripper, a way to separate the above listed parts and bring them back together again, and a clamping device.
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Soil survey of the Brazoria Area, Texas

Soil survey of the Brazoria Area, Texas

Date: 1902
Creator: Bennett, Frank & Jones, Grove B.
Description: Text describing climate and soils of the Brazoria area, Texas.
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Insecticide

Insecticide

Date: September 13, 1892
Creator: Carter, Joseph John
Description: Patent for an insecticide specifically for insects that burrow into the shucks of corn. "The general object of my invention is to provide a compound capable, when affected by moisture incidental to the sweating of the corn in the crib, of generating a poisonous gas which will permeate the shucks and reach and destroy the insect within the shucks, where it cannot be destroyed by simply sprinkling the corn with a poisonous powder or solution" (lines 17-25).
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Soil Survey of Brazoria County, Texas

Soil Survey of Brazoria County, Texas

Date: 1981
Creator: Crenwelge, Gerald W.
Description: Text describes the area, climate, agricultural history and statistics, soil-survey methods and definitions, soils and crops, land uses and agricultural methods, irrigation, and morphology and genesis of soils of Brazoria County, Texas.
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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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Pump-Strainer.

Pump-Strainer.

Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Durant, George W.
Description: Patent for a pump-strainer that cleans and separates water or other liquid that is drawn from wells or reservoirs.
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Sash-Fastener

Sash-Fastener

Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Durant, George W.
Description: Patent for improving the design so that when it is closed it forms loops for holding the window's curtains, while also being inexpensive and strong.
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