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Medina County / Community of D'Hanis Flood Protection Study

Description: The purpose of the Medina County - D'Hanis Flood Protection Study is to evaluate the flooding problems in the D'Hanis area within Medina County and develop cost effective flood reduction alternatives considering public safety and welfare. This project was funded by Medina County and the Texas Water Development Board under the Flood Protection Planning Grant Program.
Date: August 2011
Creator: Halff Associates, Inc.
Item Type: Text

Regional Drug Abuse Plan: 1978-1979

Description: Comprehensive policy and action strategy statement created to meet the drug abuse prevention, treatment and rehabilitation needs of the Alamo area.
Date: June 1978
Creator: Alamo Area Council of Governments
Item Type: Report

Regional Open Space Plan

Description: This report presents and applies the concept of utility open space to the Alamo Area Council of Governments region, and delineates utility open space needs, priorities, and opportunities.
Date: March 1973
Creator: Alamo Area Council of Governments
Item Type: Report

Housing Characteristics Study: Phase 2

Description: Summary: "This report is a brief analysis of 1970 Census Information from the 1st, 2nd, and 4th count summary tapes. It is compiled from several published sources as well as special designated tract group print-outs for the Alamo Area Council of Governments Region, its several counties and incorporated cities. It is to form a basis along with other studies, of the regional housing development plan."
Date: December 1972
Creator: Alamo Area Council of Governments
Item Type: Report

Housing Market and Industry Profile: Phase 2

Description: Summary: This report is a brief analysis of the Housing Market and Industry in the Alamo Area Council of Governments Region. It relates the various sources of housing and locates geographically their concerted efforts, in order to identify gaps and unmet needs. It incorporates housing activity throughout the entire eleven county region and will form an important base of the regional housing development plan.
Date: December 1972
Creator: Alamo Area Council of Governments
Item Type: Report


Description: Patent for a windmill regulator, specifically windmill breaks "to be used in connection with a windmill placed upon a tower in the usual manner and having the controlling-wire depending therefrom to be drawn upon for stopping the pumping mechanism and to be released for allowing it to resume its operation" (lines 22-28), including illustrations.
Date: September 25, 1900
Creator: Rohlf, Claus H.
Item Type: Patent

Acetylene-Gas Apparatus.

Description: Patent for improvements in “gas-machines in which the gas is generated from calcium carbid; in which the gas will be thoroughly washed before passing to the distributing-pipe, thus affording a pure white light, and further to provide a means for running off coal-tar that may gather on the top of the water in the machine.” (Lines 9-18) Illustration is included.
Date: December 11, 1900
Creator: Metzger, Frederick
Item Type: Patent

Combined Cotton-Seed and Corn Planter

Description: Patent for "a truck having operating mechanism changeable to either cotton or corn seeders and in combination therewith a hopper formed in sections, one of which is removable" (lines 14-17).
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Droitcourt, Adam
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a metal punch for use on cold metal. It is designed to sit atop a blacksmith's anvil.
Date: December 24, 1901
Creator: Tevebaugh, Henry C.
Item Type: Patent

Sash Fastener

Description: Patent for a new and useful Sash holder and lock to "provide a simple, cheap, and efficient device of this character which may be applied to either the upper or lower sashes of windows in general use at the present time without materially injuring them and without requiring the aid of a skilled mechanic" (line 10 - 15).
Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Tuitte, Frank
Item Type: Patent

Mowing Machine

Description: Patent for a mowing machine. This invention is designed to attach to mowers of various sizes in order to divide material along a proper line of swath and guide it over the cutting-bar.
Date: April 11, 1901
Creator: Weynand, Peter
Item Type: Patent

Drawing Board

Description: Patent for a drawing board. Illustration included.
Date: November 30, 1903
Creator: McAnelly, Ernest Eugene
Item Type: Patent

Cultivator Attachment

Description: Patent for a cultivator attachment. Illustrations included.
Date: June 10, 1904
Creator: Allgood, Walton P. & Allgood, Joseph P.
Item Type: Patent

Corn-Shuck Chopper.

Description: Patent for "an implement for cutting and removing the corn shuck or husk from the ear of corn more rapidly than any machine in the market. The invention consists of a table having in the middle of the top a longitudinal recess wit grooves on its sides, in which by means of pressing down a treadle a horizontal knife-blade slides to and fro. This knife-blade carries on its upper side a pair of movable clamps for holding an ear of corn in its place against an upright standard which is fastened on top of a stationary knife-blade." (Lines 7-19) Illustrations are included.
Date: November 5, 1901
Creator: Pluck, James
Item Type: Patent

Poison-Distributer for Plants

Description: Patent for a mobile, horse-drawn poison-distributer for application of a dust or spray "to destroy insects and vermin" (line 11) on "as many as five rows of plants at a time" (lines 38-39).
Date: November 28, 1905
Creator: Ward, Noble Wesley; Ward, Pleasant Simeon & Ward, Lee
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a lock that was invented for house doors, outside doors, inner safe doors, and other similar doors. The lock is simple in construction and easily operatable for the user's efficiency.
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Bell, William E. & Brown, Francis W.
Item Type: Patent