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Map of Bexar County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Bexar County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil and red ink and denote the addition of roads and highways, crossings, and landmarks. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1896
Creator: Rowe, S. J.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Trolley Cut-Out.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved cut-out designed for use on trolley-wires, electric light and power wires, and telegraph wires, the cut-out being arranged to reduce the danger from such wires incident to the breaking of the live wires." (Lines 7-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Repeating Railroad-Signal.

Description: Patent for an automatic repeating railroad-signal designed to be used with semaphore and other train-signaling apparatus. It eliminates mistakes made in notifying the central office and automatically reports "any change in the position or color of the signal to a central office over the ordinary telegraph-wire" (lines 14-16). The signal is a wheel that operates a key to send a message to the central office.
Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Innes, Robert Hayward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse-Detaching Device.

Description: Patent for a horse-detaching device that attaches to the forward axle of a vehicle. The invention will not affect the seating capacity of the vehicle, and can be used to release the thills of the vehicle quickly if the driver loses control of the horse. The device can be used to guide the vehicle after the horse is released.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Friedlander, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffin.

Description: Patent for "a coffin of improved construction and composition, to so construct the same as to render it impervious to the action of water or moisture, and to render said coffin strong and durable and admit of the same being produced in a neat and ornamental form." (Lines 10-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 3, 1896
Creator: Handshy, Henry M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Horse-Detacher and Brake.

Description: Patent for a simple and durable combined horse-detacher and brake that stops the car after releasing the animal. This patent simplifies a previous patent application (Serial No. 565,581). Both the horse-detacher and brake are activated at the same time by pulling one lever. The brake sits under the car and can hardly be seen.
Date: March 31, 1896
Creator: Friedlander, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lifting-Jack.

Description: Patent for "an improved lifting-jack designed expressly for track-levelers, although the construction may be varied for other purposes." (Lines 9-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 12, 1896
Creator: Arnold, Raiford A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse-Check.

Description: Patent for an automatic that prevents horses from starting off when left unattended. It detects when the vehicle begins moving and pulls back on the reins.
Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Lee, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Yardstick-Calculator.

Description: Patent for "a calculating-yardstick adapted for use in connection with the dry goods or any other business in which goods are sold by linear measurement, the object in view being to provide, in connection with a linear measuring scale or rule, an indicating device provided with a plurality of price-scales having relation to the measuring-scale and adapted to indicate the price of a given length of an article at a given price per unit of measure, and also adapted to indicate the length of an article of a given price which may be sold for a given amount." (Lines 8-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: Praeger, Ewald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trolley-Wire Crossing.

Description: Patent for "means of which trolley-wires may be made to cross each other without contact and at the same time admit of the passage of trolley-wheels over each of the cross-lines." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 8, 1896
Creator: Handshy, Henry Milton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hand-Car.

Description: Patent for an improvement on the construction of the driving mechanism and brake on hand-cars.
Date: September 8, 1896
Creator: Small, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Autographic Register.

Description: Patent for an autographic register meant "to provide improved means for guiding, printing, cutting, and filling a record-bill and discharging original and duplicate bills" (lines 9-12). The printing and feeding mechanisms operate independently, bills may be any desired length, and checks may be numbered successively and dated.
Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Norcross, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process of Treating Ores.

Description: Patent for "an improved method of reducing gold and silver ores and recovering their metals." (Lines 10-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 17, 1896
Creator: Barbour, Thomas P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive car-coupling that improves on the pin-and-link car-couplings and "will be capable of coupling automatically and which may be readily uncoupled without going between cars" (lines 13-15). After the car has been separated, this coupling automatically puts its parts in position to be re-coupled. It also enables a "flying kick" to be transmitted to the car.
Date: November 24, 1896
Creator: Lee, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Handkerchief, &c.

Description: Patent for a design for handkerchiefs, cards, napkins, etc., which features an Indian head,, a lion head, unicorns, scrolls, etc. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 7, 1896
Creator: Bowen, George R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for Overalls.

Description: Patent for a design for a pair of overalls that has a lengthened apron over the pant legs. This apron is fastened from its center down to its crotch.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Lightner, Charles Eugene
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Standard.

Description: Patent for an improvement on wagon-standards, to produce a durable, inexpensive, and simple wagon. When the wagon-body is removed, the wagon-standard can fold compactly. This allows the running-gear to carry timber or a platform for carrying other heavy materials.
Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Foutrel, Emile
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Means for Operating Fans &c.

Description: Patent for a way to mechanically fan oneself. The machine is "held in the hand and driven by pressure of the thumb applied intermittently to a vibrating lever" (lines 15-17).
Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Flores, Alfredo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for "removable-jaw wrenches which can be converted into a pipe or monkey wrench at will." (Lines 12-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 29, 1896
Creator: Ezzell, Fletcher
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

San Antonio 1896 Sheet 6

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1896
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

San Antonio 1896 Sheet 7

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1896
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

San Antonio 1896 Sheet 17

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1896
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

San Antonio 1896 Sheet 76

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1896
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History