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First Communion in Laredo

Description: Postcard depicting the first Communion of Gsabel Gonsalez of Laredo. The girl is pictured wearing a sheer veil and white dress. She is holding a candle, prayer book, and a rosary. A statue of Jesus is placed on a pedestal to the right of Gsabel. Two faces of flowers are placed in front of the pedestal.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

[Portrait of Helen Esther Gammenthaler]

Description: Portrait of Helen Esther Gammenthaler at six months and twelve days old. She is sitting on a cushion and wearing a white dress that covers her legs. The photograph is faded along the edges. In a bottom corner, the photography studio is listed. Her age and name are listed on the back.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hamilton Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

Registering Voting-Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in registering voting-machines.
Date: March 15, 1898
Creator: Woodman, George C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Instrument for Breaking Car-Seals.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in instruments for breaking car seals, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 14, 1898
Creator: Leyendecker, Thomas A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

(Webb County) Texas Laredo East Quadrangle

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Laredo, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing populated areas, rivers, creeks, roads and highways, ranches and farms, boundaries, power lines, water tanks, and landmarks. Relief shown by contours (interval 20 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1956
Creator: Hodge, W. W.; Huffstickler, C. A.; Nicholas, R. U.; Moore, J. C.; Stubblebine, A. N.; Linkswiler, G. E. et al.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Filter.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in filters, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 25, 1898
Creator: McLane, Albert L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Aerial View of Airports]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of the New Civil Airport, Military Airport, and American Airlines at Laredo, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

Portable Gold - Washer

Description: Patent for a new and improved portable gold-washer. This invention is to "provide an improved substitute for the crude forms of portable good-washing apparatus frequently employed" (line 8-10).
Date: November 23, 1897
Creator: Kahn, Felix
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Composition for Removing Boiler-Scale

Description: Patent for "an extract of the plant know to botanists by the name 'Larrea Mexican,' to be used in removing boiler-scale and in preventing the reformation of the same" (lines 9-13).
Date: April 16, 1901
Creator: Pena, Benjamin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Multiple Telegraph

Description: Patent for "a simple device of this character by means of which any one of a number of instruments or translating devices at a distance may be operated over a single line-wire and by means of a single flow of electric current through said wire" (lines 10-15).
Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Foster Jr., Samuel T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Cooler.

Description: Patent for an improved water-cooler by wrapping the outer surface of a water container with two layers of fabric; an imperforate projection–tube from a supplemental water reservoir arranged above the water container would moist the inner layer fabric and maintain its moisture; where the outer layer fabric prevents the water forcing through, thus keeping the water cool, illustration is included.
Date: February 3, 1891
Creator: Beacham, Alexander Thacher
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Electric Alarm.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and durable automatic electric alarm that allows people in house or hotel rooms, mines, ships, shops, etc. to signal for another person. The alarm is wired to a clock so it can be programmed to go off at a certain time.
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Stansel, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Irrigating Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved irrigation apparatus. This design "pertains to improvements in irrigating apparatus, having for its object to prevent the choking or obstructing of the nozzle and to effect the proper distribution of the water; and it consists of the combination and construction of parts" (lines 13-18).
Date: May 27, 1884
Creator: Chisholm, William R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ventilator for Refrigerators.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive ventilator for large refrigerators. It "can be readily applied to an ice box or refrigerator and so constructed that the hot air which is pressed upward is forced through the ventilator and thereby lowering the temperature of the ice box and a consequent saving of ice" (lines 23-28). The ventilator has a valve that releases hot air and automatically closes after the air is released.
Date: July 11, 1893
Creator: Netzer, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Bucket Bail and Lid Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bucket-bail and lid-fastener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the bucket and the ears, of the wires pivotally connected to said ears, the links pivotally connected to said wires, the cross-wire connecting the said links, and the bail loosely connected with the ends of the said wire" (lines 92-97).
Date: August 27, 1889
Creator: Stukes, John Marion & Reid, Oliver Phillip
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Battery.

Description: Patent for a new and improved electric battery. This design consists "[i]n an electric generator, a receptacle for steam, and means for admitting steam thereto, in combination with electrodes consisting of two parallel disks suspended within said steam-receptacle, electrodes of opposite polarity to the aforesaid electrodes arranged between the disks of the first-named electrodes, a shaft extending through the said receptacle upon which the latter electrodes are mounted, and means for rotating the said shaft" (lines 41-50).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Emley, James Edward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Cot

Description: Patent for
Date: November 12, 1901
Creator: Follett, Charles J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chain Jack.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in chain-jacks. "This invention aims to provide a chain-jack for lifting the boxes of axles, so that the bearings or brasses therefor can be readily replaced, and is designed especially for use in cases of hot boxes on railway-cars" (line 11-15).
Date: February 18, 1902
Creator: Phillips, Henry S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Axle Bearing.

Description: Patent for a strong and durable vehicle-axle bearing that reduces friction. "Oil may be admitted to the bearings [in the axle] without removing the wheel or exposing said bearings, thus preventing accumulations of dust or other foreign substance" (lines 17-20).
Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Falk, Franz
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blind Stop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blind-stop. This design is "to provide a cheap and simple device designed to be secured to a window-casing and be interposed between any two adjacent pivoted slats, and thus support the same and the series in an open position and against accidental closing by their own weight or by the wind" (lines 9-16). It consists in the "holder for slats of blinds, consisting of a spring-metal strip bent at its center to form an eye and opposite terminals, the latter being adapted to be interposed between two adjacent slats, and the ends of the terminals oppositely bent" (lines 72-77).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Deats, Wallen S. & Brown, Daniel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bicycle Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bicycle wheel. This design calls for an inner tire wrapped in uniformly distributed elastic bands to connect it to the outer tire. This new tire allows for the spring and comfort of pneumatic tires while rendering the pneumatic tubes of the latter obsolete.
Date: December 29, 1896
Creator: Neild, Edwin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kiln.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved kiln for burning brick and other clay ware and arranged to enable the operator to control the heat, so as to insure a uniform and equal heating of the articles set in the kiln, and at the same time requiring a small amount of fuel." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Thaison, Andrew
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Shears.

Description: Patent for new and improved animal shears. This design calls for a spring with eyes at the ends so that the handles of individual blades may be inserted through them. Then, nuts fasten the individual blades to the spring, which makes sharpening easier and breakage less likely.
Date: February 22, 1881
Creator: Benavides, Cristobal & Arthur, Joshua P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department