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Map of Kendall County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Kendall County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map and appear to denote the addition of roads. Scale [ca. 1:166,667] (5000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1919
Creator: Giles, J. Bascom & Hunnicutt
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Kendall County

Description: Blueline print of survey map of Kendall County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, and blocks of land. No scale information is given.
Date: 1862
Creator: Dietz, Osw.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Log Building Remains]

Description: Photograph of a pile of dry, decaying wood beams, stacked in an orderly fashion, with the ends arranged perpendicular to each other. Two long beams have fallen off the top, but their ends still rest on the pile. Trees and bushes are the only things visible in the background. On the back of the photograph, there are handwritten notes about the photo that are mostly obscured by layers of clear tape, and a stamp identifying the donor of the photo.
Date: unknown
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

AACOG Services, Programs, and Activities in Kendall County

Description: The purpose of this report is to inform the citizens and governmental units of Kendall County of the impact, services, and programs which Kendall County's membership and the County Committee's participation have had in achieving the Alamo Area Council of Governments' goal of strengthening local governments.
Date: unknown
Creator: Alamo Area Council of Governments
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Brush

Description: Patent for a brush operated by a motor. Illustrations included.
Date: February 17, 1908
Creator: Stoerr, Max & Kuettner, Max
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

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

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

Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design consists "[i]n a seed planter, [with a] seed-dropping cylinder . . . with a row of recesses around its middle part, and rows of different-sized recesses provided with adjustable gage-screws around its end parts, whereby different-sized seeds can be dropped by the same cylinder" (lines 67-74).
Date: June 14, 1881
Creator: Holekamp, Julius
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

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

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

Bag Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bag holder. This design "consists mainly in the combination of certain parts having a capacity for adjustment relatively to the diameter of the bag, with certain parts having a capacity for adjustment relatively to the height of the bag" (lines 17-22).
Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Holekamp, Julius
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design "furnish[es] seed-planters for planting in hills or drills corn, sorghum, beans, rice, cotton, and other seeds, so constructed that the seed may be planted in any desired quantity, and at any desired distance apart, and with the rows at any desired distance apart" (lines 20-26).
Date: January 4, 1881
Creator: Holekamp, Julius
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

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