Improvement in Soldering-Irons

Improvement in Soldering-Irons

Date: March 21, 1877
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Description: Patent for a new and improved soldering iron, which only gives off so much heat from one end and not the other. This patent of the soldering iron a safer tool to work with.
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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 in Processes of Preserving Meats.

Improvement in Processes of Preserving Meats.

Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Description: Patent for a method of preserving and canning meat. This describes the inventor's process, as well as his method of reducing air inside the container using hypophosphite of lime.
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Improvement in Screw-Propulsion.

Improvement in Screw-Propulsion.

Date: November 9, 1875
Creator: Wilson, Joseph Erwin
Description: Patent for "a new and useful Improvement in Screw-Propellers and their adaptation to the hulls of vessels" (lines 4-6) including 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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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 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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[Transcript of Guy M. Bryan's statement concerning Stephen F. Austin, 1879]

[Transcript of Guy M. Bryan's statement concerning Stephen F. Austin, 1879]

Date: 1879
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy of transcript for a statement made by Guy M. Bryan about John Wharton's thoughts on Stephen F. Austin.
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The Independent. (Brazoria, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, April 15, 1881

The Independent. (Brazoria, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, April 15, 1881

Date: April 15, 1881
Creator: Nation, David
Description: Weekly newspaper from Brazoria, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
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The Independent. (Brazoria, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 36, Ed. 1 Friday, November 24, 1882

The Independent. (Brazoria, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 36, Ed. 1 Friday, November 24, 1882

Date: November 24, 1882
Creator: Nation, Oscar O.
Description: Weekly newspaper from Brazoria, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
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