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Mechanical Movement

Description: Patent for "improvements in devices for converting reciprocal into rotary motion, and is more particularly adapted and intended for use with windmills in applying the reciprocal motion of the pump-rod to the operation of rotating machines" (lines 11-16).
Date: January 8, 1889
Creator: Fulton, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Heater for Washing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water heater for washing machines. This design "relates to that class of washing-machines in which a rotary slatted cylinder for holding the clothes and a coil of pipe for supplying the drum with hot water are employed; and it consists in certain improvements in the construction and arrangement of the heater and pipes for conveying water to and discharging it from the drum" (lines 14-21).
Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Bailey, Charles F. & Perrenot, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Governor for Water-Elevators.

Description: Patent for improvements on governor for water-elevator to alleviate problems of waste of water from overage of water and also allows for self-regulation of the supply of water. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 8, 1880
Creator: Fulton, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Plow

Description: Patent for "rotary plows for plowing land, preparing the land to receive the seed and cultivating the plants, which shall be convenient in use, effective in operation, and not liable to get out of order" (lines 19-23) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 22, 1880
Creator: Tally, Thomas Jackson.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Shackles.

Description: Patent for a shackle for the hands and feet that is designed to prevent the use of objects in order to escape.
Date: September 30, 1870
Creator: Belcher, Melvin Anderson & Perrenot, George Francis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Caisson-Driver.

Description: Patent for an improved machine that sinks caissons into gravel or mud in order to make a foundation for breakwater, jetty, bridge, or similar purpose. It applies continuous and heavy pressure to the caisson during operation, and "is provided with a jet apparatus to force the sand and mud from within the caisson and cause it to settle around the outer portion of the same, thus holding it firmly in place, and which in general enables a caisson foundation to be laid with great facility and in a substantial manner" (lines 20-26).
Date: April 4, 1893
Creator: Perrenot, Theodore F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Ironing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for "a machine for ironing clothing by means of a revolving heated roller, under which is passed a reciprocating table, on which the clothing is placed." (Lines 7-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 24, 1876
Creator: Bailey, Charles F. & Perrenot, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Ironing Apparatus.

Description: Reissue patent for an ironing machine that "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the horizontally-moving iron and horizontally-reciprocating table..." (para. 2).
Date: September 21, 1875
Creator: Cottingham, Gideon W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements In Ironing-Machines

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in the ironing machine. Machine has carrying case that is mounted on wheels and allows the iron to move over garments as it straightens out wrinkles.
Date: May 4, 1875
Creator: Perrenot, George F
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oven

Description: Patent for an oven that may be used with open burners such as gas or oil burners. Illustrations included.
Date: December 15, 1908
Creator: Bolls, Virginia V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Oven-Plate.

Description: Patent for a certain new and useful rotary oven plate, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 12, 1899
Creator: Naquin, Olinda G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas Attorney General Opinion: V-346

Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Price Daniel, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Authority of Game, Fish and Oyster Commission to pay for laying a sewerage line from their Marine Laboratory to a connection with the existing sewerage line of the City of Rockport, Texas, and a related question.
Date: August 15, 1947
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rockport 1900 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rockport in Aransas County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1900
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rockport 1914 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rockport in Aransas County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1914
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rockport 1914 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rockport in Aransas County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1914
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History