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Austin to Houston Passenger Rail Study

Description: The purpose of the Austin to Houston Passenger Rail Study is to analyze the feasibility of implementing 110 mph intercity passenger rail service between Austin and Houston including possible service to Bryan/ College Station. This feasibility analysis consisted of identifying the characteristics of existing rail infrastructure and operations in the study corridors, analyzing potential alternative alignments for the passenger rail operations, and determining required infrastructure and impacts for potential passenger rail service in the study area.
Date: December 2011
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.

Tire-Armor.

Description: Patent for a new design "in armor or protectors for pneumatic tires" (line 13) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 7, 1911
Creator: Ramsay, Henry M.; McGary, Austin & Campbell, John W.

Bale-Tie.

Description: Patent for a bale-fastening device that "may be applied with facility to a cotton-bale or to an equivalent package." (lines 9-11) including instructions and illustrations. The tie comprises "a band, a key engaged with the band and rotatable to coil the same therearound, and a lock fitted upon the band and engaged with the key to prevent reverse rotation thereof" (lines 105-109).
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Campbell, Douglas M.

Ventilating Apparatus

Description: Patent for a ventilation apparatus that prevents the accumulation of dust in the interior of passenger coaches on railway-trains, while also cooling the coach.
Date: March 14, 1901
Creator: Reynolds, William H. B.

Coin-Bank or Toy Safe

Description: Patent for "coin-banks or toy safes for containing hoarded coin" (lines 8-9). To provide a simple mechanism which "can be manufactured at an extremely low cost, which shall be of marked simplicity in construction, and in which coin will be securely contained..." (lines 11-14) including illustrations.
Date: March 26, 1901
Creator: Clarke, Marcus S.

Floor-Surfacing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new floor-surfacing machine that is "pivotally mounted upon supporting carriers and carrying an abrading roller which may be forced into contact with the floor to be smoothed, or withdrawn from said contact by operating the machine upon its pivoted support" (lines 11-18), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: December 27, 1910
Creator: Warner, William E.

Post-Protector

Description: Patent for Post Protector. This patent is about providing a better means to protect earth embedded structure from moisture and other corrosion materials so that life of earthed structure increases
Date: April 21, 1903
Creator: Beazley, John.

Acetylene Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for a acetylene gas generator which combines "both a generator and a gasometer the parts of which are so arranged as to render the machine efficient and entirely automatic in action, as well as inexpensive of production." (lines 16-20) including illustrations.
Date: October 14, 1902
Creator: Reynolds, Pearl P. & Reynolds, Jerry J.

Toy Fountain.

Description: Patent for toy foundation. It is "an improved form of toy fountain by which a column of water or other liquid may be discharged into the air from a suitable reservoir by pueumatic pressure" (lines 8-11).
Date: December 9, 1902
Creator: Attwater, Henry P.

Steam Trap.

Description: Patent for invention that relates to improvements in steam and water separators, and more particularly to that class within the valve controlling the escape of the water condensation from the collecting-trap is operated by the movements of a float actuated by the water of condensation (Reynolds, 1901).
Date: July 9, 1901
Creator: Reynolds, William H.

Washing - Machine

Description: The invention has reference to that type of machines in which a revoluble drum is employed for containing and agitating the clothes which, drum is mounted to turn and be partially submerged in a boiler, which is in turn supported by and mounted in a heater, whereby the clothes are simultaneously subjected to a scouring and boiling action (Israel, 1902).
Date: August 21, 1901
Creator: Israel, Alexander C.