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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

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

Pipe-Coupling

Description: Patent for a device that allows two pipes to be connected without the need of creating threads on the end of pipes.
Date: March 8, 1902
Creator: Willmann, Joesph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

AACOG Services, Programs, and Activities in Comal County

Description: This report informs the citizens and governmental units of Comal County of the impact, services, and programs which Comal County's membership and the County Committee's participation have had in achieving the Council's goal of strengthening local governments.
Date: February 3, 1972
Creator: Alamo Area Council of Governments
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for new design for a wrench that is a "simple, efficient, and inexpensive one adapted for operating on nuts, pipes, rods and other objects." (Lines 11-13) Illustration included.
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Willmann, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design consists in "the sectional spiral vanes of the wind-wheel, having a flange on the outer edge, widest at the end of the vane on which the wind first takes effect, and inclined to the plane of the vane for deflecting the wind thereon . . . [and] [t]he brake, having guide-pulley and combined with the pull-cord, tail-vane, and the wheel-shaft, said shaft having a friction-wheel" (lines 13-22).
Date: February 24, 1885
Creator: Benoit, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Telephone-Exchange System.

Description: Patent for "a simple system and arrangement which is especially adapted for a telephone exchange, which enables the instruments to be connected by a single wire, which dispenses with the use of an operator at the central station, which has automatic means for registering the messages sent by each subscriber, and which is provided with an automatic switching device by means of which one subscriber may connect with any other" (lines 10-19).
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Serdinko, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department