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Regional Water Plan: Region L (South Central Texas), 2016, Volume 1. Executive Summary and Regional Water Plan

Description: Water plan for Region L (South Central Texas) describing water resources and suppliers in the area, usage statistics and forecasts, water needs, recommended water management strategies for the suppliers and counties, drought management, funding plans, and information on the creation of the plan.
Date: December 2015
Creator: South Central Texas Regional Water Planning Group


Description: Patent for an "improved lantern for switchmen and other railroad men for use in signaling and the like, and which is susceptible of being used for prolonged signals without extinguishing the flame and which is not liable to be accidentally blown out by a strong wind or current of air either" (lines 10-16).
Date: 1913-5-27
Creator: Moore, Thomas L.


Description: Patent for "an improved form of incinerator for burning garbage and other refuse, both solid and liquid, as well as the gases liberated therefrom, without the emission of smoke or noxious odors, or gases, and especially suitable for disposing of the refuse of military encampments, farms, hotels, houses, communities, etc., not provided with sewers" (lines 9-17), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 18, 1913
Creator: Charles, Oscar J.


Description: Patent for metal road culvert improvements. Light weight, but sturdy, interlocking metal sheets are used. They can be stacked for cheaper and easier shipping. The culvert allows large amounts of water to flow through.
Date: April 22, 1913
Creator: Youngblood, David Franklin

Combined Pneumatic Lift and Force Pump.

Description: Patent for a combined pneumatic lift and force pump, which is able to reach the inexhaustible supply of water found at the depths of five to forty or more feet in the arid region of Texas and Great Central Valley of Mexico. The machinery perfects the simplicity and economy of construction needed to reach and lift a great volume of water in a short time.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: De Hymel, Franklin Oscar


Description: Patent for hose support with pivoted standard having a part which is adapted to support the nozzle of the hose, with illustrations.
Date: October 20, 1914
Creator: Praeger, Ewald


Description: Patent for a device to securely fasten a hat to the head of a person. The device is hidden from sight when worn, may easily be removed, and engages both the use of the hair and the shape of the head in it's operation.
Date: September 16, 1913
Creator: Miller, Emma T.

Electric-Lamp Attachment.

Description: Patent for an electric-lamp attachment, "the primary object of this invention being the provision of a lamp socket attachment of supporting means in combination with a switch, whereby the current energizing the filament of an incandescent lamp is so controlled as to produce different degrees of incandescence in the filament and thus produce different degrees of radiance to produce a dim or a highlight as may be desired" (lines 9-18). Illustrations included.
Date: April 23, 1912
Creator: McNeel, William Pinkney

Sliding-Door Latch.

Description: Patent for "a latch applicable to the sliding doors of common carriers, dwellings, and the like" (lines 10-12), to keep sliding doors shut. Illustrations included.
Date: July 8, 1913
Creator: Merritt, George W.

Dip for Animals.

Description: Patent for a non-poisonous antiseptic and parasiticide dip to cure animal's skin diseases (including mange and Spanish itch) and stimulate the growth of wool or hair.
Date: August 26, 1913
Creator: Carpenter, Earl Collins


Description: Patent for new stamping device for "quickly and accurately stamping railroad tickets on their faces with the date of issue, the destination and the time limit or number of the train on which the ticket is to be used" (lines 11-15) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 29, 1913
Creator: Terry, James William

Motor-Driven Table

Description: Patent for "improvements in rotatable tables, such as are employed for the display of goods and for general serving purposes in hotels, restaurants and other places" (lines 12-16) including illustrations and instructions.
Date: August 19, 1913
Creator: Goodrich, Luman L., Jr.


Description: Patent for a bat roost that provides roosting space, as well as a space for hibernation. The bat roost will have a lower space that allows the user to clean out the droppings.
Date: January 6, 1914
Creator: Campbell, Charles A. R.


Description: Patent for gearing for a flying machine. This gearing will allow for two independent drive shafts to work with tow independent engines to allow both engines to connect to either or both draft shafts.
Date: April 1, 1913
Creator: Herrmann, Ernst W.