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Plumbing System.

Description: Patent for "improvements in plumbing systems whereby the service-pipes will automatically drain themselves when a sufficiently low temperature is reached to congeal the water contained therein, thereby obviating frozen pipes and the resultant damage incident thereto." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Coleman, Thomas S. & Coleman, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flushing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a flushing apparatus to be used to flush tanks that are normally kept empty. It is also "an improved siphon for emptying the tank, and also an improved mechanism for starting the siphon" (lines 22-24).
Date: April 3, 1894
Creator: Ackley, George D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

System of Road Drainage.

Description: Patent for a new and improved system of road drainage. This design is "especially . . . for use on dirt and other roads, and adapted to quickly dry the road after a heavy rainfall without disturbing the road-bed. The invention consists of a drain arranged longitudinally under the road-bed and provided with outlet-pipes placed suitable distances apart, and each adapted to be closed at its outer end, and branch air-pipes also extending from the said drain and adapted to be connected with an air-pump for pumping the air out of the drain" (lines 10-21).
Date: December 2, 1890
Creator: Mitchell, Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for the Disposal of Night-Soil, &c.

Description: Patent for a method of disposing of human feces "by water and the destruction of disease producing germs in the same in centers of population which are situated near running streams or large bodies of water" (lines 12-15).
Date: January 20, 1894
Creator: Busbee, Loranzo D. & Rosser, Charles M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sewerage Disposal Plant

Description: Mineral Wells' Sewerage Disposal Plant was built on the site of the former Elmhurst Park on Pollard Creek, approximately 2 miles SSW of the city. The city obtained the park property, and built the sewerage treatment plant during the recovery from the Great Depression of the 1930's. Shown here is a photograph of a clipping from a newspaper.
Date: 1930?/1939?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library