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Windmill.

Description: Patent for an improvement in the vertical wheel of windmills including illustrations.
Date: March 26, 1889
Creator: Dietert, Gustav
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bee Hive.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bee hive. This design consists of "the combination, with the removable section, having the right-angled slots and the comb-frames of the securing-bar" (lines 95-98).
Date: September 20, 1881
Creator: Norwood, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rack and Pinion Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rack-and-pinion mechanism. This design "relates to improvements on rack-and-pinion mechanism to dispense with the connecting-rod on steam-engines, whereby a more equal, constant motive power at any point of the piston-stroke, and no dead or weak points of the same, will be obtained" (lines 9-14).
Date: October 22, 1889
Creator: MacDonald, Peter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved washing machine "in which is employed a rotary agitator or dasher with blades, and it has for its objects among others to provide an improved construction whereby better results are attained, the construction simplified and made cheaper, less liable to become inoperative or injured and easier to operate" (lines 16-22). It has a cover with a hinged lid.
Date: April 4, 1893
Creator: Anderson, Albert Grant
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Destroyer.

Description: Patent for an insect destroyer specifically for use in removing boll weevils from cotton plants by shaking them off the plants and sucking them up with suction tubes which deliver them to a crushing mechanism.
Date: February 18, 1908
Creator: Peek, Joseph S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Internal-Combustion Engine

Description: Patent for an improved internal combustion engine. Among the improvements, it allows "compounding the expansion effect to obtain the highest possible efficiency." ( lines 11-13)
Date: January 16, 1912
Creator: Pearson, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surgical Instrument.

Description: Patent for a tonsilotome/enucleator for cutting the tonsils out during a tonsillectomy without injuring the pillars.
Date: August 3, 1909
Creator: Combs, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Mover

Description: Patent for a car mover designed to move train cars along the tracks and sidings. Illustrations included.
Date: June 30, 1908
Creator: Peek, Joseph S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thimble.

Description: Patent for an improved design of thimble which includes a needle-threader and a thread-cutter that can be used without removal of the thimble from the finger through the design of metal cone shapes as part of the thimble's design.
Date: November 21, 1905
Creator: Huntington, Spencer Hinsdale
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Fishing Near Kerrville]

Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. and John T. Willis, Jr. fishing near Kerrville, TX. John, Jr. stands in front of his father, holding a fishing net in the water. The photograph was given to Sallie Ann Parker Willis of Abilene, TX.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Swafford Co.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

The History of The Mexican Patriotic Celebrations Held in Kerrville, Texas from 1923-2003.

Description: Book describing the Mexican-American community in Kerrville, Texas, with a focus on their patriotic celebrations. It includes biographical sketches of relevant families, persons, and committees, clubs, and other organizations, as well as descriptions of celebrations by year and other related events. The book includes compiled supplementary documentation from public records, newspaper articles and photographs.
Date: 2015
Creator: Puig, Robert Guerrero
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Kelly Peareson and Mary Peareson at Camp Mystic in Kerrville, TX]

Description: Photographic print of Kelly Peareson and Mary Peareson at Camp Mystic in Kerrville, TX about 1936. Kelly is wearing a striped blouse with puffy short sleeves and a v-neck collar with shorts. Mary is wearing a white blouse with large collar at v neck and white shorts. Other girls are seated in the grass behind them (one to the right of Mary has a large "T" on the front of her white shirt. Partial view of girls standing to left top corner.
Date: 1936
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Texas Attorney General Opinion: S-106

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, John Ben Shepperd, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Legality of operating Legion State Sanatorium, Kerrville, Texas, as a branch of the San Antonio State Tuberculosis Hospital.
Date: October 13, 1953
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[First Presbyterian Church Conference Group Picture]

Description: Photograph of a large group of members of the first Presbyterian Conference in Kerrville, Texas. The group is standing in front of a large stone building with arched entrances visible on the far lefthand side of the image. There are approximately three rows of people standing and a smaller group of people sitting on the ground at the front. There are several children sitting in the grass at the front as well. Everyone is facing the camera, and several people are smiling. The women and girls are all wearing simple cotton dresses, and the men are wearing trousers and collared shirts. There is handwriting on the back of the photograph that reads, "Westminster, Kerrville 1st. Presby. Conf.". There are also two stamps that read "712" and "THE FOX CO. San Antonio, Tex. JULY 1946".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Auditorium at Westminster Encampment]

Description: Photograph of the Robbins-Lewis Auditorium at Westminster Encampment. The building is made of stone and is in the style of a Spanish mission. Above the main door is a sign reading "Robbins-Lewis Auditorium Westminster 1837." On top of the front of the building is a tower and bell. A large lawn is in front of the structure.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary