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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
Item Type: Map
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.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Antifriction-Bearing.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in anti-friction bearings.
Date: April 5, 1898
Creator: Hobron, Charles B.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ball-Bearing Axle-Box.

Description: Patent for a new and useful ball bearing axle box, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 12, 1898
Creator: Hobron, Charles Bingley
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Footboard and Guard-Rail for Street-Cars.

Description: Patent for street car foot boards and guardrails that fold up and close the side passageways.
Date: July 16, 1901
Creator: Wassenich, Frank W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
Item Type: Report
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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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
Item Type: Patent
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
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calf Weaner.

Description: Patent for a new and improved device for weaning calves. This design is "to be attached to the central cartilage of the calf's nose . . . with sharp points that come against the cow's bag when the calf attempts to suck; and the invention consists in attaching the parts . . . together like a pivot, forming a part of one of the points and adapting them to be held closed by means of a small screw, whereby the device is rendered very cheap, yet effective and reliable" (lines 15-25).
Date: May 29, 1883
Creator: Geissler, William F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hair-Triggers for Fire-Arms.

Description: Patent for "an improved trigger for fire-arms which shall be provided with a hair-trigger in such a way that the hair-trigger may be used or not, as may be desired, which shall be complete in itself, so that it may be applied to any kind of fire-arm without change in its construction" (lines 17-23), includes illustrations.
Date: May 20, 1879
Creator: Toepperwein, Emil A. F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Charles Seidensticker House]

Description: Photograph of the Charles Seidensticker House in Kendall County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Historical Commission

[Charles Seidensticker House]

Description: Photograph of the Charles Seidensticker House in Kendall County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Historical Commission

[E.K. Flach Residence]

Description: Photograph of the E.K. Flach Residence (located at South of 473, West of Zoeller Road Intersection) in Kendall County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Historical Commission