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Apparatus for Barreling Soap-Stock.

Description: Patent for "an apparatus for filling barrels with soap-stock or other thick liquid of similar consistency, the object being to provide a machine whereby the barrels may be filled quickly through the bung-hole." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 9, 1897
Creator: Ahrenbeck, William C.

Banana-Case

Description: Patent for a banana case to "provide a case or crate in which bananas may be readily packed and transported without injury to the fruit."
Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Aiken, Robert H.

Commode-Seat.

Description: Patent for a commode/toilet seat and storage cabinet that holds multiple seats that can be used to provide individual seats for each person using the commode/toilet.
Date: September 26, 1911
Creator: Ainsworth, Lucian M.

Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design consists in "a frame having two arms, one carrying a fixed clamp and the other a roller, a windlass mounted on said frame having a rope passing over said roller and adapted to be fixed to an end of wire, and a central clamp consisting of a rigid bar on the frame between its arms, a notched clamp pivoted thereon, and a ring for retaining the clamp" (lines 6-14).
Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: Ainsworth, Phineas Hardaman

Wills Road Map: Practical Considerations in Will Drafting

Description: From introduction: "The purpose of Wills Road Map is to pull together legal concepts from various areas that impact the preparation of wills, including wills, probate, and trust law. While it features a very basic discussion of estate tax planning, the primary focus is on the various state law issues [...] to provide practical help, so the emphasis is on addressing principles that can affect the will beyond the language used in the will itself" (p. xiii).
Date: 2014
Creator: Akers, Steve R.; Jones, Bernard E. & Watts, R. J., II

Rotary Engine

Description: Patent for "a new and improved rotary engine which is simple and durable in construction and very effective in operation, using the steam expansively and to the fullest advantage, at the same time being adapted to compound engines" (lines 8-12).
Date: November 5, 1889
Creator: Akers, William P.

Velocipede.

Description: Patent for a new and improved velocipede. This design "has relation to that class of velocipedes in which the rider is suspended within a large wheel impelled by a frictional contact between the inner periphery of the same and the driving wheel" (lines 8-12). With this design, "by the increased size of wheel, not only is speed gained, but the same may be propelled with greater ease over rough or smooth roads and with greater comfort to the rider, in that the jolt is less, and yet at the same time all the benefits arising from this class of exercise are obtained" (lines 27-34).
Date: August 5, 1890
Creator: Akers, William P.

Car-Starter

Description: Patent for "a new and improved car-starter adapted for all kinds of cars and vehicles, being specially of great value on grades" (lines 8-11).
Date: February 5, 1889
Creator: Akers, William P. & Lindsey, John C.

Farm Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved farm gate. This design consists "[i]n a swinging-gate, the combination of a plate provided with notches upon its upper outer end and connected to the upper end of the inner gate-post, a lever pivoted to the plate and connected with the upper pintle of the gate, a latch pivoted to the lever and extending down through a slot therein to engage with the notches in the plate, and suitable cords and pulleys for operating the latch and lever" (lines 17-26).
Date: July 7, 1885
Creator: Akin, Leonidas T.

208 Planning Detailed Work Program

Description: Report detailing the analyses and investigations needed over a two year period, formulates operable alternative subplans for the management of water quality, and resolves environmental problems throughout the Alamo Area Council of Governments 208 Region.
Date: April 1976
Creator: Alamo Area Council of Governments

AACOG Services, Programs, and Activities in Comal County

Description: The purpose of this report is to inform the citizens and governmental units of Comal County of the impact, services, and programs which Comal County's membership and the County Committee's participation have had in achieving the Alamo Area Council of Governments' goal of strengthening local governments.
Date: unknown
Creator: Alamo Area Council of Governments

AACOG Services, Programs, and Activities in Kendall County

Description: The purpose of this report is to inform the citizens and governmental units of Kendall County of the impact, services, and programs which Kendall County's membership and the County Committee's participation have had in achieving the Alamo Area Council of Governments' goal of strengthening local governments.
Date: unknown
Creator: Alamo Area Council of Governments

AACOG Water Resource Management Plan: Volume 2

Description: Second part of a report about the official water resources plan adopted by the Alamo Area Council of Governments for the planning region. This volume addresses the cost of installing water distribution, waste water collection, and storm drainage facilities.
Date: December 1971
Creator: Alamo Area Council of Governments