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Improvement in Screw-Propulsion.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful Improvement in Screw-Propellers and their adaptation to the hulls of vessels" (lines 4-6) including illustrations.
Date: November 9, 1875
Creator: Wilson, Joseph Erwin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Processes of Preserving Meats.

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.
Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in the Manufacture of Fertilizers.

Description: Patent for a process of treating waste animal matter from tallow-rendering factories with plaster-of-paris for use as fertilizer.
Date: November 25, 1873
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement for Apparatus for Cutting Glue.

Description: Patent for a design for a battery-powered wire glue cutter/slicer including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 11, 1875
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Soldering-Irons

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.
Date: March 21, 1877
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-Axle Bearings.

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.”
Date: December 3, 1878
Creator: Stratton, Asa E., Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Old Church at Brazoria

Description: Photograph of an old church at Brazoria, Texas. There is a picket fence in front of the church.
Date: 1927
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library