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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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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
Description: Text describing climate and soils of the Brazoria area, Texas.
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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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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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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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Algoa Quadrangle

Algoa Quadrangle

Date: 1995
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
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Algoa Quadrangle

Algoa Quadrangle

Date: 2010
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Description: Satellite image topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
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