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The Siege of Bexar

Description: Map of the line of attack by Texans against the Mexican forces occupying Bexar, showing the layout of San Antonio de Bexar, including roads, major buildings, rivers, and creeks. The distances to various locations are given. Some twentieth century streets of San Antonio are superimposed. No scale indicated.
Date: 1938?
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Lewis Grist Mill painting by Hermann Lungkwitz]

Description: Photograph of a painting by Hermann Lungkwitz titled, "Lewis Grist Mill." The painting looks west from Lewis Mill on the right, towards the San Fernando Cathedral tower and the three-story section of the French Building visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951
Partner: San Antonio Conservation Society

Can-Opener

Description: Patent for a new and improved can opener. This design "consists of can-opener comprising a blade or cutter vertically adjustable to allow it to be forced into a can-head to be cut" (lines 34-36).
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Connett, Matthew F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Composition Pulp Plaster and Process of Manufacturing Same.

Description: Patent for "a composition pulp plaster designed as a substitute for ordinary lime-plaster and equivalent materials and particularly adapted for use in warm moist climates, where the ordinary lime-plaster lacks durability and is rendered non-adherent. A further objective of the invention is to provide a cheap substitute for plaster which will be not only waterproof, but also fireproof and gas-proof or practically impervious to air" (lines 9-18). It includes instructions for manufacturing the plaster with various proportions of the ingredients depending on the purpose.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Blake, David H. & Ray, Jeramiah P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[San Antonio de Bexar lithograph]

Description: Photograph of a section of a lithograph titled, "San Antonio de Bexar," reproducing various Hermann Lungkwitz paintings. The main illustration features Crockett Street looking west.
Date: unknown
Creator: Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951
Partner: San Antonio Conservation Society

[The Alamo illustration]

Description: Photograph of an illustration of the Alamo after the 1836 battle. The building to the left of the ruined church is the old convento, or Long Barracks. The building in the foreground is the Galera, or Low Barracks, which also contained the gate to the original mission compound. Artist unknown.
Date: unknown
Creator: Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951
Partner: San Antonio Conservation Society

Burner.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in burners, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 22, 1899
Creator: Dickerson, Ernest Clifton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Guard-Rail.

Description: Patent for guard rails for use in connection with frogs or switches, including illustrations.
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Murphy, John.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door-Hanger.

Description: Patent for a new and useful door hanger. This invention is to "provide a simple and inexpensive device so constructed as to avoid dismounting and at the same time enable a door, window, or an equivalent device to be operated with the minimum friction" (line 9-13).
Date: December 21, 1897
Creator: Masterson, Bernard W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety-Platform for Railway-Cars.

Description: Patent for an improvement to safety platforms for freight cars and other railway cars, intended to "protect the lives of trainment and others whose duties demand the rapid passing from car to car of a train while in motion" (lines 12-14).
Date: May 27, 1902
Creator: Holland, John & Wickline, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hammock-Support.

Description: Patent for hammock support which is securely fastened and can be readily removed.
Date: November 25, 1902
Creator: Youngblood, David Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department