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[Clipping: Council [sc]raps VIA meeting]

Description: Newspaper clippings of the article, "Council [sc]raps VIA meeting" in the San Antonio Express-News discussing a non-binding resolution passed by the San Antonio City Council urging VIA staffers not to attend a training conference in Tempe, Arizona because of Arizona's vote against a Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The article also states the purpose and costs of attending the conference.
Date: January 4, 1991
Creator: Gonzalez, Susie Phillips
Partner: Private Collection of Mario Marcel Salas


Description: Patent for improved construction and arrangement of trailers. This improvement will allow an easy turning movement where a number of trailers are connected while admitting of strain between the various trailers when they are turning a corner or going around a curve.
Date: August 20, 1918
Creator: Watkins, Leigh
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automobile Direction-Signal.

Description: Patent for an invention of a simple signal that allows drivers to indicate they are turning left or right to the vehicle behind them, illustrations included.
Date: July 16, 1918
Creator: Vaca, Pedro
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Resilient Wheel.

Description: Patent for an improved resilient wheel with "a pneumatic cushion interposed between the hub and floating rim" (lines 11-12). The cushion is designed to be easily removable, provide easier access for inflation, better lubrication, and rest on a seating member and bearing for reduced friction.
Date: September 10, 1918
Creator: Kettler, Martin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shock Absorber.

Description: Patent for a shock absorber used on automobiles and others vehicles that provides additional support to a body supporting spring.
Date: December 11, 1917
Creator: Redmond, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Automobile-Wheel and Flexible Tire.

Description: Patent for improving tires for the motor vehicles. The invention provides a wheel with a tieldably connected tire so as to take up the vibration upon the vehicle equipped with the wheel. Further, invention provides vehicle wheel with a yieldable rim. This rim is for a wheel formed from sheet metal instead of usual pneumatic tire, eliminating the expense of repairs from punctures and blow-outs.
Date: June 18, 1918
Creator: La Bauve, Henry John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dirigible Headlight.

Description: Patent for improvements in dirigible headlights. This headlight is used for automobiles and self-propelled vehicles where the usual headlights are directed to throw their beams of light in the direction of travel upon actuating the steering mechanism.
Date: September 24, 1918
Creator: Harris, Robert L. & Geeslin, Eli M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automobile Signal

Description: Patent for a signal of the nature indicated including a signal arm controlled in novel manner and movable from one position to another, the signal arm being inoperative in one position, and when moved to the other position being visible to other vehicles and pedestrians both in front and in rear, to warn them of the intention of the operator driver to turn.
Date: November 27, 1917
Creator: Deats, O.G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for the improvement of cushion tires. The improvement produces a more resilient tire, less susceptible to punctures.
Date: October 8, 1918
Creator: Hemphill, Alwynn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combine Dimmer and Adjuster for Headlights

Description: This patent is for the improvement of illumination and more particularly relates to a combined dimmer and adjuster for headlights. The primary aim is for the improvement of dimmers on the lamps of a motor vehicle so that the dimmers might be adjusted together with respect to the lamps so that various positions of vertical and horizontal adjustment are possible and if necessary, the removal of the cover of the lamps.
Date: April 9, 1918
Creator: Averitt, Robert W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Transmission Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a transmission mechanism "in which a minimum number of parts is employed and the working thereof is uniform, steady, and without lost motion" (lines 16-18). Additional benefits are "simple in construction, thoroughly reliable and efficient in operation, and which is strong and durable and may be manufactured at small cost" (lines 21-24).
Date: May 21, 1918
Creator: Martinez, Norberto
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon and Buggy Tap Extension.

Description: Patent for a waggy and buggy tap extension that compensates for the waggon/buggy's wear and tear and mitigates instances of the wheels wobbling. The construction is simple to use and inexpensive.
Date: May 14, 1918
Creator: Bosworth, Allie F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Traffic Signal.

Description: Patent for an illuminated turn signal attached to the frame of a car. The signal is shaped like a hand and can be raised or lowered by a lever behind the steering wheel.
Date: May 9, 1922
Creator: Jones, Theodoric
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automobile-Cooling System

Description: Patent for an improvement to the cooling system of the internal combustion engine of an automobile. "The object of the invention being to provide an improved cooling system of this kind which embodies means for cooling the circulatory water in the radiator by forcing air therethrough and also embodies means for directly cooling the engine by subjecting the same to the action of a blast of air."
Date: September 3, 1918
Creator: Goodwin, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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