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Decision Area VIII: Remaining Area

Description: A map depicting Decision Area VIII, all of the area outside of Decision Areas I through VII, principally rural and containing two notable sewage treatment plants.
Date: March 1978
Creator: Alamo Area Council of Governments
Item Type: Map

Decision Areas

Description: A map outlining decision areas in the San Antonio region, which represent vicinities where point source abatement decisions more or less independent of decisions for other areas can be made.
Date: March 1978
Creator: Alamo Area Council of Governments
Item Type: Map

Dental-Care Attachment.

Description: Patent for a dental-chair attachment mean to support a table to hold instruments, a waste-bowl, a lamp, glasses, and other things a dentist might need. The attachment can easily be separated and adjusted.
Date: July 2, 1895
Creator: Mayes, Robert Martin
Item Type: Patent

Dental Clamp.

Description: Patent for a dental clamp "for holding pins for securement to metallic cover-plates for fillings" (lines 8-10), with illustrations.
Date: January 29, 1901
Creator: Mayes, Robert Martin
Item Type: Patent

Dental Clamp

Description: Patent for a dental clamp. Illustration included.
Date: July 18, 1903
Creator: Carroll, Houston Monroe
Item Type: Patent

Dental Handpiece

Description: Patent for a dental hand piece for dental tools so that they may be held or rotated at an angle relative to the hand piece. Illustrations included.
Date: July 3, 1908
Creator: Mayes, Robert Martin
Item Type: Patent

Design for a Handkerchief, &c.

Description: Patent for "a new and original design for handkerchiefs, fans, napkins, cards, and similar articles" (lines 8-10).
Date: July 7, 1896
Creator: Bowen, George R.
Item Type: Patent

Design for a Handkerchief, &c.

Description: Patent for a design for handkerchiefs, cards, napkins, etc., which features an Indian head,, a lion head, unicorns, scrolls, etc. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 7, 1896
Creator: Bowen, George R.
Item Type: Patent

Design for Overalls.

Description: Patent for a design for a pair of overalls that has a lengthened apron over the pant legs. This apron is fastened from its center down to its crotch.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Lightner, Charles Eugene
Item Type: Patent

Desk-Ruler.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in desk-rules, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 4, 1899
Creator: Connett, Matthew F.
Item Type: Patent

Detachable Handle and Spring-Catch.

Description: Patent for improvements in detachable handles and spring-catches for valises, satchels, traveling-bags, and the like in which a handle “may be readily detached from the valise, and devices for automatically engaging and locking the handle to the valise when the handle is replaced.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Epstein, George B.
Item Type: Patent

Detector for Wireless Signaling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for wireless signaling apparatus which provides a detector which shall be universal in its application, by means of which any of the well known minerals or materials may be employed and removably held in proper position.
Date: November 21, 1911
Creator: Johnson, Maurice Bernays
Item Type: Patent

Device for Placing Torpedoes.

Description: Patent for "a device especially adapted for placing torpedoes on railroad tracks and at the same time fixing the torpedo in position, the work being accomplished in a simple and expeditious manner while the train is in motion, whereby one train following another may be signaled without stopping the first train, thus preventing rear end collisions." (Lines 7-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 23, 1895
Creator: Seamands, James D.
Item Type: Patent

Disk-Hoe and Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for a self-adjusting machine to uneven ground, that is gentle when cultivating around plants, and can be used as an attachment to a wheeled cultivator.
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Hurd, Judson B. & McLane, Hiram H.
Item Type: Patent

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door check. This design "consists in providing the door with a sliding rod, which is adapted to be actuated so as to engage with a retaining-block attached to the floor by the knob-shank, which is provided with a dog for raising and lowering the rod" (lines 17-22).
Date: January 13, 1885
Creator: Niggli, Emil
Item Type: Patent

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door-check. This design "consists in the combination, with a jaw provided with a pocket having an opening in its bottom, of a pivoted bar having a bead or nipple, which bar is passed through the pocket, and of a spring held in the pocket jaw and resting on the bar" (lines 12-17).
Date: November 10, 1885
Creator: Maurer, Adam
Item Type: Patent

Door-Hanger.

Description: Patent for a new and useful door hanger. This invention is to "provide a simple and inexpensive device so constructed as to avoid dismounting and at the same time enable a door, window, or an equivalent device to be operated with the minimum friction" (line 9-13).
Date: December 21, 1897
Creator: Masterson, Bernard W.
Item Type: Patent

Door Operating Means

Description: Patent for a mechanism to operate jail doors. The mechanism is "operated with a single movement of the hand to open and close a plurality of doors simultaneously" (14-19). Illustrations included.
Date: November 8, 1911
Creator: Youngblood, David Franklin
Item Type: Patent

Drawer.

Description: Patent for "drawers, and the object of the same is to provide an improved attachment, whereby the ends of the drawer must move in unison and thus avoid wedging of the drawer, which often occurs when it is moved inward and outward, and a further object is to provide a tension mechanism for the said-drawer controlling device, whereby when the drawer is unlocked there will be sufficient tension upon the same to force it open, and further when the drawer is pulled outward too far the said tension device will exert an inward pull thereon and thus prevent the unconscious entire withdrawal of the drawer from the bureau-case or other article of furniture or device to which it belongs." (Lines 12-27) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: Matthews, James T.
Item Type: Patent

Drawer.

Description: Patent to "provide the drawers of a bureau, a desk, or other piece of furniture with anti-friction devices to prevent their binding." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 15, 1891
Creator: Baldwin, John. H, Jr.
Item Type: Patent

Dress Stay.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dress-stay. This design "is to avoid the use of paste or stitches in connection with the application of the stay, as well as to provide a stay which may be readily detached and reattached in case it be desired to change the location of the seam in order to make the garment either larger or smaller. To this end the invention consists in a stay-body of steel, whalebone, or some other resilient material inclosed within a suitable casing, and wire fasteners passing through said body, through the outer side of said casing, and through the edges of the seam at either side" (lines 10-23).
Date: November 11, 1890
Creator: Dacus, Augusta
Item Type: Patent