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Texas Safety Rest Area Program

Description: This brochure provides a map of Texas showing the location of newly renovated, existing, and closed rest areas. The right side of the page provides information on the effects of fatigue on drivers and the need for safety via rest. The reverse side of the brochure offers promotional information on the states rest areas.
Date: October 2014
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Station-Indicator

Description: Patent for "an apparatus which will indicate to the passengers of railway or street cars when the car is approaching, standing at, or leaving a station, the station or street name, distance from the last station passed or to the next station, or any point upon the line that may be desired, and wherein all of the above data may be displayed simultaneously or any one or more items" (lines 10-18).
Date: October 23, 1888
Creator: Helland, Hans & Matzow, Frantz
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness-Loop

Description: Patent for a harness loop for connecting the bands and trace of a harness. Illustrations included.
Date: August 23, 1910
Creator: Padgitt, Jesse D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas Traffic Safety Program Annual Report: 2007

Description: Annual report of the Texas Traffic Safety Program including an overview of the program and activities during the year, with summaries for each program area, and appendices containing financial data, crash data, and other supplementary information.
Date: February 2008
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Audit Report on the Dam Safety Program at the Commission on Environmental Quality

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining whether the Commission on Environmental Quality has established and adheres to policies, procedures, and administrative rules that govern the safe construction, maintenance, repair, and removal of dams in Texas.
Date: May 2008
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Seat

Description: Patent for "an inexpensive form of car-seat, wherein the parts are so arranged that the back of the seat may be adjusted to almost any angle desired, a leg or foot rest, which also may be adjusted to suit the convenience of the occupant of the seat" (lines 7-13).
Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Goelet, Edward B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety Spout for Lamps.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safety spout for lamps. This design is for an angled tube with a mouth to receive oil and a threaded end to screw onto an oil lamp. This allows for the lamp to be safely refilled while lit.
Date: September 27, 1881
Creator: Ingle, Ezra W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kiln.

Description: Patent for improvements "to provide new and improved means for extinguishing accidental fires occurring within the kilns" (lines 8-10).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Johnson, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Extension for Bedsteads

Description: Patent for "an adjustable, folding, and removable attachment that can be adjusted to various heights, one that can be easily attached to and detached from the bedstead, and one that when so detached can be neatly folded into a compact mass,which will occupy very little space" with an adjustable guard (lines 11-19).
Date: July 22, 1890
Creator: Belsher, Julia A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of guidelines for pedestrian safety treatments at signalized intersections

Description: "This document summarized the research conducted and the conclusions reached during the development of guidelines for pedestrian safety treatments at signalized intersections. The guidelines are focused on treatments that alleviate conflicts between left-turning vehicles and pedestrians."
Date: August 2011
Creator: Pratt, Michael P.; Songchitruksa, Praprut & Bonneson, James A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety-Elevator.

Description: Patent for a elevator with a safety feature to prevent the car from falling rapidly to the bottom of the shaft if a cable breaks.
Date: March 8, 1910
Creator: Dunlap, Henry William & Lumbley, Joseph Slater
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Valve.

Description: Patent for a safety valve that closes a conduit when a change in pressure occurs that shuts off the supply of fluid (or gas) until the valve is manually reset.
Date: May 26, 1914
Creator: Ruffner, Earl S., of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department