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
Jones Creek Quadrangle: Texas-Brazoria Co.

Jones Creek Quadrangle: Texas-Brazoria Co.

Date: 1956
Creator: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Description: Topographic quadrangle map of a portion of Texas, showing boundaries, water bodies, roads, and landmarks, including Clemens State Farm, Brazos River, Jones Creek, San Bernard River, Velasco, Freeport, McNeal Lake, Pelican Lake McNeal Bayou, Red Fish Bayou, Intracoastal Waterway, Bryan Mound, and the Gulf of Mexico. Relief shown by contours and spot heights and includes a key, road classification, and quadrangle location diagrams. Scale 1:24,000
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Oyster Creek Quadrangle: Texas-Brazoria Co.

Oyster Creek Quadrangle: Texas-Brazoria Co.

Date: 1959
Creator: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Description: Topographic quadrangle map of a portion of Texas, including boundaries, water bodies, roads, and landmarks, showing Bastrop Beach, Bastrop Bayou, Austin Bayou, Little Slough, Big Slough, Bethel Ch., Hoskins Cem., Clute Road, Oyster Creek, Missouri Pacific, Hoskins Mound, Freeport Road, Mims, Square Island Lake, Stratton Ridge, Pharr, Salt Bayou, Salt Lake, Evergreen Ch., Round Lake, Chubb Lake, Stubblefield Lake, Shank Lake, Hudgens Cem., Slough Ridge, Dutch Lake, Essex Bayou, and Slop Bowl. Relief shown by contours and spot heights and includes a key, road classification, and quadrangle location diagrams. Scale 1:24,000
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[J. G. Smith & Bro. Token]

[J. G. Smith & Bro. Token]

Date: 1914~
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." On one side, this coin says, "In Trade Only, 10" with a logo and patent date, "Pat. Apr. 7, 1914"; on the other it has the text: "J. G. Smith & Bro, 10, Columbia, Texas."
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[J. G. Smith & Bro. Token]

[J. G. Smith & Bro. Token]

Date: 1914~
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." On one side, this coin says, "In Trade Only, 5" with a logo and a partially-visible patent date: "Pat. Apr. 191[4]"; on the other it has the text: "5, J. G. Smith & Bro., Columbia, Tex."
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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.
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
Wheel.

Wheel.

Date: August 11, 1885
Creator: Mecham, George Wate
Description: Patent for a new and improved wheel. This design "relates to improvements in that class of expanding wheels in which the hub is provided with an inclined abutment, on which the inclined ends of the spokes rest, the said spokes being clamped in position and adjusted on the abutment by clamping collars; and the invention consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 8-15).
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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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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