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Trinity River Basin Environmental Restoration Initiative 2010

Description: This report's "objectives are to use the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model to; assess current rates and sources of sediment and nutrient loading of twelve major water supply reservoirs in ten watersheds of the Upper Trinity River Basin, to predict the effects of anticipated future urbanization, and to consider possible conservation practices that could decrease sediment and nutrient loading of these reservoirs" (p. ii).
Date: 2010
Creator: Wang, Xiuying; White, Michael; Lee, Taesoo; Tuppad, Pushpa; Srinivasan, Raghavan; Jones, Allan et al.

Valve.

Description: Patent for an improvement in valves which "is adapted for connection with pipes or conduits for conducting water, steam, or other fluids; and the object of the invention is to provide a simple and efficient appliance of this character possessing the functions of both a globe and a check valve; and it is adapted to advantageously control the flow of liquid no matter what position or its casing may occupy" (lines 7-15). It includes instructions and illustrations..
Date: August 15, 1899
Creator: Thummel, John

Cigar-Cutter and Match-Safe.

Description: Patent for a match-safe and cigar-cutter “receptacle for holding matches from which only one match can be taken at one time and to means for shifting the matches and at the same time cutting a cigar-tip.” (Lines 7-11) Illustration is included.
Date: April 22, 1902
Creator: Taylor, James P.

SASH-FASTENER.

Description: Patent for new and improved sash-fastener so as to "lock the sash when elevated as well as closed" (line 15 & 16), including illustrations.
Date: May 6, 1902
Creator: Neher, John F. & Neher, Noah N.

Type-Writer.

Description: Patent for "attachments for returning the carriages of type-writers to the place of starting and for automatic spacing; and the object is to construct a device that will accomplish these results without in any way interfering with the working of a type-writer and by which the type-writer carriage can be sent back to the first position from any point without the necessity of going to the end of its beat" (lines 7-16).
Date: May 6, 1902
Creator: Fry, Fred H.

Crude-Oil Burner.

Description: Patent for crude-oil burner that has excellent combustion, it is simply constructed to to make it easier to use, and requires little or no attention. It is adaptable to be used in fire-boxes (cooking and heating stoves, furnaces, and ranges).
Date: December 2, 1902
Creator: Bateman, Talbot O.

Shears-Sharpener.

Description: Patent for improvement to shears sharpeners for barbers, with illustration. The device provides a means to hold the blade while the user is honing it, and could be made at a low cost.
Date: September 23, 1902
Creator: Rossler, Konrad

Burner for Crude Oil.

Description: Patent for "a burner for crude oil, and particularly to a construction by means which a direct or indirect draft may be utilized in the burning of the oil." (lines 11-14) and illustrations.
Date: June 10, 1902
Creator: Lewis, Thomas E.; Ray, Albert J. & Wesson, Miley B.