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Texas (Wilson County): Floresville Quadrangle: Grid Zone "D"

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Floresville, Texas, and the surrounding areas, showing towns, roads and highways, water bodies, ranches, boundaries, and landmarks. Relief shown by contours (interval 20 and 50 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1958
Creator: Burgess, H.; McKibben, T. H.; Smith, O. P.; Hale, C.; Vance, W. N.; Giffin, C. E. et al.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Texas: (Wilson County) Floresville Quadrangle Grid Zone "D"

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Floresville, Texas, and the surrounding areas, showing towns, roads and highways, water bodies, ranches, boundaries, and landmarks. Relief shown by contours (interval 20 and 50 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1942
Creator: Burgess, H.; McKibben, T. H.; Smith, O. P.; Hale, C.; Vance, W. N.; Giffin, C. E. et al.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Roller-Press.

Description: Patent for roller-presses that form cylindrical bales from cotton-bat delivered from the gin-condenser to the press. The invention is meant to make the structure more compact and lighter, with greater strength and capacity; to relieve friction; to automatically change pressure as the bale increases; to form the bale without a core; and to improve various aspects of completing the bales.
Date: April 29, 1902
Creator: Reagan, Edgar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Injector-Burner.

Description: Patent for injector burner that provides rapid vaporization by maximum heating the walls of oil chamber and also has improved nozzle with oil outlet pipe. It has a detachable burner nozzle and maximum spread of flame is given by the burner-tip.
Date: December 9, 1902
Creator: Reagan, Edgar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Roller Press

Description: Patent for improvements of roller presses with speed and "to form a cyndrical bale of the cotton-batting" (lines 12-13) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: 1900-3-10
Creator: Reagan, Edgar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Self-Filling Fountain-Pen and Locking Device Therefor.

Description: Patent for a new self-filling fountain pen with a locking device, designed "to provide a fountain pen by which in use of a piston rod on the principle of a suction pump the pen can be easily, fully and securely filled and easily cleaned, and which being provided with detachable parts may be prepared readily when worn or broken" (lines 10-15), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: July 23, 1907
Creator: Stevens, Thornton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a novel, simple, and practical car coupling that has a link and gravity pin. It "may be set to coupe two of the improved couplings on approaching cars, when these devices engage each other, and also that may be manipulated by the usual lever or chain attachment to uncouple two connected drawheads, effecting such a detachment from the sides or roof of the car" (lines 12-19).
Date: October 17, 1893
Creator: Tiner, John F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed-Sowing Attachment for Plows.

Description: Patent for a seed-sowing attachment for plows which can "drop the seed in a furrow as it is made by the plow, and after it is covered by the formation of a successive furrow, and thereby complete the sowing or drilling process simultaneously with the plowing operation" (lines 14-19).
Date: June 19, 1894
Creator: Johnson, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Tongue Support.

Description: Patent for "improvements in the running gear of draft wagons, and has for its objects to provide a novel, simple device for the support of the wagon tongue, and an improved means for obviating friction between the coupling pole of the vehicle, and the slide bar on the front hounds of the wagon running gear" (lines 8-15).
Date: December 12, 1893
Creator: Tiner, John F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process of Baling Cotton.

Description: Patent for improvement in process of baling cotton is to “heat the cotton-bat at a point between the gin-condenser and the pressing-rollers, exposing the heated bat while incompact to the action of dry air, then compress the cotton-bat into bale form.” (Page 2, lines 39-43) Illustration is included.
Date: April 29, 1902
Creator: Reagan, Edgar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Gin Breast.

Description: Patent for a cotton gin breast that applies pressure to the cotton roll and prevents it from bulging.
Date: July 4, 1911
Creator: Barnes, Peter Benjamin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Three People in a Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of Sarita Jimenez, Judge Rudy Garza, and his daughter Mary Jane Garza standing in the Garza-Valadez Cemetery in Floresville, Texas. Trees and tombstones are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Liles, Maurine
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[Wilson County Bookmobile]

Description: Photograph of a large truck, labeled the "Bookmobile", in front of the Martha Eschenberg Public Library in Floresville, Texas. The text on the side of the truck reads: "Wilson County Library "That All May Read"".
Date: unknown
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

Floresville Methodist Church

Description: Black and white photo of the Floresville Methodist Church congregation as photographed by news editor Same Fore, Jr. in 1941. A group of church goers standing in fron the the Methodist Church.
Date: unknown
Creator: Sam Fore, Jr.
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

Central Rexall Drug Store

Description: Photograph of the front of the I. D. Flores Drug Store. A wagon drawn by a single horse is in front of the store. Sitting on the seat of the wagon is Benjamin A. Quintanilla; holding the horse is Eligio P. Castro; and standing by the hitching post is I. D. Flores.
Date: 1912
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society