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Breakwater.

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.
Date: June 7, 1859
Creator: Armour, D. Hillen
Item Type: Patent

Two-Piece Box.

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

Pump.

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.
Date: October 22, 1901
Creator: Baker, Josheph W.
Item Type: Patent

Wire Stretching and Splicing Tool.

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.
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Bauve, Odelon Joseph la
Item Type: Patent

Insecticide

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).
Date: September 13, 1892
Creator: Carter, Joseph John
Item Type: Patent

Soil Survey of Brazoria County, Texas

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.
Date: 1981
Creator: Crenwelge, Gerald W.
Item Type: Book

Hanging Millstones.

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.
Date: May 29, 1860
Creator: Dance, G. P.
Item Type: Patent

Pump-Strainer.

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

Sash-Fastener

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.
Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Durant, George W.
Item Type: Patent

Breakwater.

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).
Date: August 9, 1881
Creator: Follett, Alexander Glass
Item Type: Patent

Algoa Quadrangle

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
Date: 2010
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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Algoa Quadrangle

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
Date: 1995
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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Algoa Quadrangle

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 1:31680
Date: 1932
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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Algoa Quadrangle

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 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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Algoa Quadrangle

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 1:24000
Date: 1970
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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Algoa Quadrangle

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 1:31680
Date: 1932
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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Algoa Quadrangle

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 1:24000
Date: 1977
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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Algoa Quadrangle

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 1:31680
Date: 1946
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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Algoa Quadrangle

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 1:24000
Date: 1957
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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Algoa Quadrangle

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 1:24000
Date: 1977
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
Location Info:

Algoa Quadrangle

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 1:24000
Date: 1929
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
Location Info:

Almeda Quadrangle

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
Date: 2010
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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