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Texas (Guadalupe County): Seguin Quadrangle

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Seguin, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing towns, roads, water bodies, boundaries, railroads, schools, and landmarks. Relief shown by contours (interval 20 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1946
Creator: Reineck, R. H. & Morrison, Lee
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Pyrometer.

Description: Patent for improvement in pyrometers for more accurate and reliable use in cooking stoves.
Date: December 25, 1900
Creator: Von Koehring, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement of seed planters using a gage-wheel "to regulate the depth of the furrow made by the plow" (lines 16-17), including illustration.
Date: December 28, 1858
Creator: Marshall, Frank M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for a seed-planter using two vibratory vertical feed-wheels, similar in size to distribute different seeds at the same time, one is designed specifically for cotton seeds, illustration is included.
Date: August 16, 1859
Creator: Murphy, Willis G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "consists in the combination of a central vertical shaft a series of supporting-arms projecting horizontally out from this shaft, a number of curved buckets which are pivoted at or near their centers between these supporting-arms, and suitable springs or weights which are attached to the inner edges of these buckets" (lines 13-20).
Date: June 13, 1882
Creator: Lowther, Lorenzo Dow.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by using coupler-head, coupling-pin, different shapes of plates, operating-lever and link-lifter to “couple and uncouple cars without necessitating a person passing between the cars.” (Lines 14-15) Illustration is included.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: McBride, Thomas Anderson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Tanning.

Description: Patent for improvements in tanning materials: "extractive matter for the manufacture of leather from the wood and bark of the mesquit - a tree of extensive growth on the prairies of western and north western Texas" (lines 9-13).
Date: December 5, 1865
Creator: Park, John E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Packing Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved packing-case. This design "relates to cases or cabinets for packing and transporting articles that are brittle and easily breakable, such as eggs, glassware, china, and the like; and it has for its object to provide a device or case containing a series of sub-compartments or boxes, each of which is provided with cells to receive and hold the individual articles to be packed, thus affording great security in transportation and convenience in handling and in exposing the articles for sale" (lines 8-18).
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Moos, Henry Antonio
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Cosmetic.

Description: Patent for improvements in the composition of cosmetics for removing freckles or tan-discoloration, including a description.
Date: October 20, 1868
Creator: Wilson, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Shot-Cases and Distributers

Description: Patent for a "new receptacle for holding several grades of shot, and to an adjustable distributing device for the same. Its object is to enable traders to keep the several kinds or grades of shot in one receptacle, but so that suitable quantity of any one kind can be readily and conveniently measured out" (lines 20-26).
Date: January 3, 1871
Creator: Booton, Sinclair
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Cosmetic.

Description: Patent for improvement in cosmetics by using various chemicals to enhance the cosmetics in which it “can remove freckles or tan-discoloration from the skin, and for improving the complexion.” (Line 5-6) Formula for the improved cosmetic is included. Instructions on how to prepare the cosmetic and how to use the cosmetic are described. There is no illustration.
Date: February 25, 1868
Creator: Wilson, I. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Feeders for Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for the improvement of cotton-gin by feeding cotton in a uniform manner of removing sand and dirt, separating hulls, leaves, and imperfect pods for improved quality and reducing physical labor, including illustration.
Date: September 11, 1860
Creator: Hall, S. Z.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Audiphone

Description: Patent for a audiophone which reproduces sounds at their original volume and timbre through the use of diaphragms vibrated by an electric signal.
Date: October 15, 1907
Creator: Baker, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[5-Cent Trade Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 5 [cents] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Pats Place, August O. Schultz Prop., Phone 229, 115 W. Court St., Seguin, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Spring Hub

Description: Patent for a spring hub. This invention is for vehicle wheels to make cheap and quick repairs. Illustration included.
Date: July 7, 1903
Creator: Krezdorn, Herman A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pyrometer.

Description: Patent for a new and useful pyrometers "in which the motive power is a column of metallic balls of high expansive quality inclosed in a metallic tube of less expansive power" (line 9 - 12).
Date: November 21, 1899
Creator: Koehring, Henry Von
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper that operates by loosening the earth around the cotton plants and chopping them by row. Illustrations included.
Date: June 22, 1909
Creator: Gesche, Eugene C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department