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Texas (Webb County) Becerra Creek Quadrangle: Grid Zone "D"

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Becerra Creek in Texas, and the surrounding area, showing towns, roads and highways, water wells and pipes, ranches, bodies of water, and borders. Relief shown by contours (interval 20 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1956
Creator: Lukesh, G. R.; Rehberg, A., Jr. & Thomas, C. H.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Webb County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Webb County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:380,952] (10,000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1908
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Texas: Webb Quadrangle Grid Zone "D"

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Webb, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing towns, roads and highways, water bodies, water tanks and wells, borders, and landmarks. Relief shown by contours (interval 20 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1956
Creator: Brown, Earl L.; Nicholas, R. U.; Mills, W. H.; Minter, W. H.; Abbott, W. T.; Smith, A. Y. et al.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

(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.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Texas Islitas Quadrangle: Grid Zone "D"

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Islitas, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing towns, water bodies, boundaries, railroads, roads and highways, ranches, abandoned coal mines, and landmarks. Relief shown by contours (interval 20 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1956
Creator: Bruner, C. A.; Moore, J. C.; Drouet, A.; McKibben, T. H.; Worthington, J. P.; Kenda, P. et al.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Texas (Webb County) Aguilete Creek Quadrangle: Grid Zone "D"

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Aguilete Creek, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing roads, water bodies, ranches and farms, railroads, power lines, water pipes, and landmarks. Relief shown by contours (interval 20 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1956
Creator: Rehberg, A.; Lukesh, G. R. & Kenda, P.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Texas Las Tiendas Quadrangle: Grid Zone "D"

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Las Tiendas, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing roads and highways, towns, water bodies, ranches and farms, pastures, hills, windmills, and landmarks. Relief shown by contours (interval 20 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1956
Creator: Huffstickler, C. A.; Moore, J. C.; Mills, W. H.; Smith, A. Y.; Fortuna, A.; Adams, W. N. et al.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Trading Card: Greater Roadrunner]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Lake Casa Blanca State Park, depicting a roadrunner standing in a grassy area. The back of the card contains information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Laredo

Description: Photograph of a street scene in Laredo, Texas. Stalls are set up in front of a building, with people visible under their tarps. Two people drive a horse-drawn cart down the street.
Date: February 1913
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Revolving Target.

Description: Patent for "a revolving target of improved and simplified construction" (lines 15-17), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 5, 1886
Creator: Adams, William H.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department