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General Highway Map Comal County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Comal County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, mountain peaks, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, and mines or quarries. Map includes six inset maps - Spring Branch, Dittlinger, Hunter, Gruene, Bracken, and Solms - a key to counties diagram, and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features. A hand-drawn line has been made to the map to indicate the approximate route of the Old San Antonio Road. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1961
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Comal County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Comal County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made of the published map in red ink to denote the addition of Highway 81 and indicated Old San Antonio Road. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (2000 varas to 3/8 of an inch).
Date: 1897
Creator: Pressler, Herman & Terrell, O. O.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Comal County

Description: Map of Comal County, Texas, including the Hill Country region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: unknown
Creator: Groos, F.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Butter-Container.

Description: Patent for a butter container that holds butter and protects against direct handling until it is served. This is inexpensive, two-piece and very easy to clean.
Date: August 12, 1913
Creator: Eiband, Ernst A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wardrobe

Description: Patent for a Wardrobe that is easy to assemble, dust proof and inexpensive construction
Date: June 17, 1913
Creator: Pape, Bruno L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Balcones Escarpment]

Description: Photograph of the Balcones Escarpment from a distance towards New Braunfels, Texas from McQueeney, Texas. There are trees and grass growing throughout the surrounding area. Fencing, livestock, and some houses can be seen in the distance.
Date: unknown
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

Harness-Saddle

Description: Patent for a harness saddle that will always maintain its shape and will be comfortable for the animal, thus preventing sores from forming. Illustrations included.
Date: May 17, 1910
Creator: Homann, Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hoe.

Description: Patent for a new and useful hoe, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 31, 1899
Creator: Willian, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drill.

Description: Patent for improvements in drills by providing “a frame which may be readily attached to any suitable support and wherein the drill-spindle may be engaged for operation by a common form of chest-brace.” (Lines 9-13) The frame would enable the stock-rest to adjust in proper positions to receive different thicknesses of stock.” (Lines 15-17) Illustration is included.
Date: April 2, 1901
Creator: Willmann, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in cotton choppers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 6, 1900
Creator: Bartels, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump-Operated Device

Description: Patent for "combination with a pump-operating crank-shaft and a walking-beam operatively connected with the pump-rod, means for preventing sudden movements of the pump-rod at the ends of its strokes and for assisting in starting the rod in its reciprocations" (lines 10-15).
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Crawford, Charles Buchanan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department