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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[On The Road From Freeport To Brazoria]

[On The Road From Freeport To Brazoria]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: (back of photo) On the road from Freeport to Brazoria. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Peach Point School in Brazoria County, Texas]

[Peach Point School in Brazoria County, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph (copy) of Peach Point School in Brazoria County, Texas. Group of students standing/sitting in front of an open doorway of an unpainted wooden building with a sign above doorway that reads: PEACH POINT SCHOOL NO. 1. GULF PRAIRIE DIST. 20. Trees in background to left of photo. White areas in top, right of photo. Scanned image and dimensions are of copy.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
General highway map Brazoria County Texas [Sheet 2].

General highway map Brazoria County Texas [Sheet 2].

Date: 1958
Creator: Texas Highway Dept.
Description: Map shows city and prison boundaries, highways and roads, railroads, gas and oil fields, and structures. Includes legend, key to counties, key to sheets, population statistics, and text notes. Scale not given.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
General highway map Brazoria County Texas [Sheet 1].

General highway map Brazoria County Texas [Sheet 1].

Date: 1958
Creator: Texas Highway Dept.
Description: Map shows city and prison boundaries, highways and roads, railroads, gas and oil fields, and structures. Includes legend, key to counties, key to sheets, population statistics, and text notes. Scale not given.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
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