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Neck-Yoke.

Description: Patent for "a safety attachment for neck yokes which, if the neck yoke or the straps which connect it to the pole or to the collars break, will come into action and prevent the pole from dropping" (lines 8-13).
Date: July 24, 1894
Creator: Hobron, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in a car-coupling formed of two coupling-hooks pivoted on a pivot projecting from the bottom of the car, which coupling hooks pass through an inverted-V-shaped guide-slot in the guide-plate, held in front of the pivot, and the said coupling-hooks are connected with a vertically-moveable bar for raising the coupling-hooks. The coupling hooks are raised and their free ends are pressed together, and if then the coupling-hooks are released they swing downward and their free ends are separated" (lines 7-18).
Date: June 24, 1884
Creator: Grothaus, Frederick E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Canceling Stamp.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stamp canceler. This design utilizes a washer, flanges, and vertical slots "for the purpose of adjusting the roughened face of the head . . . so that the correct operation of the face is insured" (65-68). This represents an improvement over previous stamp cancelers.
Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Grothaus, Frederick E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool for Sinking Wells.

Description: Patent for improvements in tools for sinking artesian wells, that the tool “will perform its duty under all circumstance and excavate as well in hard materials as in soft earth, as quicksand and cavey formations, and will not have its functions interfered with when an insufficient flow of water is encountered.” (Lines 17-22) Illustration is included.
Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Stephenson, James D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ointment for Skin Diseases

Description: Patent for "a liniment or ointment for the treatment of ring worm or cutaneous troubles, and the compound is described in the following specification and claim" (lines 10-13).
Date: April 4, 1890
Creator: Bergmann, Anton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Axle Box.

Description: Patent for a new and improved axle-box. This design "relates to that class of axle-boxes in which anti-friction devices are employed for enabling the wheel to revolve on the axle with as little friction and wear as possible. [The] invention consists in providing anti-friction rods or rollers arranged between the axle and the vehicle-hub, and held in place in an improved manner" (lines 8-16).
Date: September 10, 1889
Creator: Hobron, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hair-Triggers for Fire-Arms.

Description: Patent for "an improved trigger for fire-arms which shall be provided with a hair-trigger in such a way that the hair-trigger may be used or not, as may be desired, which shall be complete in itself, so that it may be applied to any kind of fire-arm without change in its construction" (lines 17-23), includes illustrations.
Date: May 20, 1879
Creator: Toepperwein, Emil A. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Magazine Fire-Arms.

Description: Patent for an "improved repeating fire-arm... contrived with a sliding breech-block, which is drawn back by crank on the right-hand side of the gun" (lines 6-9) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 14, 1875
Creator: Toepperwein, Emil A. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Adjustable Hammers for Fire-Arms.

Description: Patent for "the particular construction and arrangement of such swiveling striker with its locking devices, and its combination with a double-barreled gun, whereby a single hammer may be employed for both barrels, the striker being capable of such adjustment as to bring it within the range of either nipple, or into an intermediate position between the two, for the prevention of accidents." (Lines 17-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 8, 1878
Creator: Toepperwein, Emil A. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame and Trace Connector.

Description: Patent for a hame and trace connector for horse harnesses, which can be used for different size horses and attaches securely.
Date: December 8, 1908
Creator: Wren, Benjamin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pin-Box and Fastener.

Description: Patent for a pin box fastener, which holds the tape inside the box while allowing the pins to be withdrawn.
Date: September 22, 1908
Creator: Kimbler, Henry Randolphus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Antifriction-Bearing.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in antifriction bearings for " the ends of the hub and means for eluding dust fro the bearings" (line 11 -13).
Date: May 10, 1898
Creator: Hobron, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil - Tank Gage.

Description: Patent for invention of a gage which measures the depth of oil in a tank. This generally lowers the pole in tank until it touches oil.
Date: August 15, 1916
Creator: King, Horace. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard of a Field of Flowers in Boerne, Texas]

Description: Postcard with an illustration of a large grassy field with flowers. In the background, a woodland area borders the field. Two people stand some distance apart in the field, while a cow grazes behind them. Printed text at the bottom of the postcard reads, "Greetings from Boerne, Texas." The back of the postcard is blank except for postcard markings.
Date: unknown
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard of Cibolo Canyon in Boerne, Texas]

Description: Postcard of Cibolo Canyon in Boerne, Texas. The postcard features a photograph of a view of the top of a canyon. The area surrounding the winding canyon mouth has grass, bushes, and trees growing in the surrounding area. The back of the postcard is blank except for postcard markings.
Date: unknown
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Photographs of Metropolitan Saloon]

Description: Two photographs, the same image in different sizes, attached to a piece of paper with information about the photos printed on it. The photographs depict a large two-story high building with the words "Metropolitan Saloon," painted on the front. A tractor, two wagons packed with furniture, and a buggy drawn by two horses are parked in the street in front of the building. A man in a large hat is walking beside the large wheel of the tractor. A smaller building, sits across a street on the left side of the building.
Date: unknown
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard of Dance Hall, Boerne, Texas]

Description: Postcard of a dance hall on the Boerne, Texas fairgrounds. The postcard features a photograph of a long, multi-colored stone building with small windows all along the side, and two doors - one on the left and one in the middle. There are trees in the background behind the building, and two smaller trees at the center-front and right of the building. The back of the postcard is blank except for postcard markings and a note about the location.
Date: unknown
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard of the Town of Boerne, Texas]

Description: Postcard featuring a photograph of a view of Boerne, Texas. The photograph, taken from a higher vantage point, shows the sprawl of the buildings that make up the main town center, and some of the woodland areas surrounding it. At the bottom right corner of the photo, the back of St. Peter Catholic Church (a stone building with two small turrets at the front) is visible. The sky above the town is hazy. On the back of the postcard are the location, the name of the printer, and the name of the donor of the postcard.
Date: unknown
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard of a View of Boerne, Texas]

Description: Postcard of a view of Boerne, Texas from the South Heights. The postcard features a photograph of the town, and some of the small farms surrounding the town, taken from a great distance. There are large trees on the right front side of the town, and in the background, small bluffs are visible on the horizon. The back of the postcard is blank except for postcard markings
Date: unknown
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard of St. Mary's Sanitarium, Boerne, Texas]

Description: Postcard of St. Mary's Sanitarium in Boerne, Texas. The postcard features a photograph of a long, two-story building with porches on both stories and a stone wall with an open gate in front of the building. The roof of the building is gabled and the porch on the second story is enclosed by a screen. There are a few small trees within the yard. The back of the postcard is blank except for postcard markings.
Date: unknown
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library
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