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[Trading Card: American Beaver]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for San Angelo State Park, depicting a beaver carrying a stick near the edge of a creek or river. The back of the card contains information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Item Type: Text

Ventilating Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a ventilating apparatus "adapted for use in connection with buildings, storehouses, and school and other buildings, both public and private" (lines 9-12).
Date: March 26, 1901
Creator: Vernon, William E.
Item Type: Patent


Description: " I have invented new and useful improvements in ice-trays that relates to a combined water-cooler and ice-tray, and has for its object the cooling of water by ice without the ice coming in contact with the water, and the flow of water through the device..." Henning, Thomas W. (1902). Ice-Tray. United States Patent Office. Retrieved from http://edit.texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508660/.
Date: 1902/05/06
Creator: Henning, Thomas W.
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in Car couples. This invention "relates to automatic car couples, and more particularly to that class known as " swing-pin" couples" (line 11 - 13).
Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Gillespie, Charles W.
Item Type: Patent

Bed-Robe For Invalids.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in bed robes for invalids, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 27, 1900
Creator: Sims, Mary E.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a motor used to operate light machinery such as sewing machines using spring power. Illustrations included.
Date: March 24, 1908
Creator: O'Bannon, William H. & Field, James M.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a vaginal powder ejector. Illustrations included.
Date: February 19, 1909
Creator: Sands, William Walter
Item Type: Patent

Ice-Cream Freezer

Description: Patent for an ice cream freezer that may also be used as an egg beater or a churn. Illustrations included.
Date: May 11, 1908
Creator: Moon, Richard Davis
Item Type: Patent

Railroad Joint

Description: Patent for a railroad joint. Illustration included.
Date: April 22, 1908
Creator: Coupland, David B.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a windmill. It turns creating rotary motion, caused by the wind, which is used as a pumping power source.
Date: November 2, 1905
Creator: Doty, David
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a vehicle wheel with a rigid frame and a hub that has radical range of motion.
Date: April 7, 1903
Creator: Lasswell, William H.
Item Type: Patent

Family Record Keeper

Description: Patent for a family record keeper that could preserve certificates of birth, marriage, and death, in a manner that would protect them from the elements.
Date: November 3, 1903
Creator: Flanagan, Roland A.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improved version of "operating pumps and similar apparatus" (lines 8-9).
Date: January 30, 1906
Creator: York, Francis M.
Item Type: Patent

Equalizing Device for Pump-Rods.

Description: Patent for an improved equalizing device for pump-rods used in hand or windmill pumps that increases the operating efficiency and decreases the manufacture cost of the device.
Date: April 10, 1906
Creator: Shipman, John Davis
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for tank-valves in which “a valve may be readily detached for renewal or repairs and adaptable without material change of structure to any of the various forms and structures of tanks manufactured.” (Lines 18-22.) Illustration is included.
Date: January 3, 1905
Creator: Burchett, Edward Lee
Item Type: Patent

Well-Drill Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in well-drill machine by improving its operating and feed mechanisms.
Date: January 4, 1910
Creator: Anthony, Russell
Item Type: Patent

Gripper for Printing-Presses

Description: Patent for a gripper for printing presses designed to hold the paper during printing more effectively. Illustrations included.
Date: March 15, 1909
Creator: Williams, John W.
Item Type: Patent