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Nail Receptacle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nail receptacle. This design consists in "a carrying-frame having a cross-beam provided with a rack, in combination with a swinging receptacle journaled in the frame and having enlarged rear end normally resting against the beam to elevate the discharge end thereof, and a detaining bar or rod pivoted to the under side of and carried by the swinging receptacle, and having a projecting lip adapted to engage the rack and retain the receptacle in its adjusted position" (lines 38-48).
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Mathews, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hat and Towel Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hat and towel holder. This design is "compris[ed of] a base-piece . . . having arms and a cylinder cast in one piece therewith, the arms and cylinder being arranged in a horizontal position near each end of the base-plate, and connected together at their outer ends by the vertical arm, and a plunger provided with the finger-piece having a coiled spring arranged in said cylinder, and adapted to bear against the base-plate to provide a support for the coat or towel" (lines 7-17).
Date: November 24, 1885
Creator: Mathews, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate Latch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate latch. This design consists "[i]n a gate-catch, the combination, with the gate and post of a cylinder having perforated lugs and removable heads, a locking-bolt, working in the cylinder and projecting above the plane of the gate, the said rod having a reduced portion or shoulder, a squared portion, and a right-angled locking foot, a spring arranged in the cylinder and secured at one end to the locking-bolt, and a horizontal catch-plate having beveled side edges and perforated lugs for securing the plate to the post" (lines 63-73).
Date: November 24, 1885
Creator: Mathews, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Extensible Trestle.

Description: Patent for an improvement to extensible trestles for masonry and carpentryscaffolding and other uses, including both instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Bogusch, Robert J.; Bogusch, Gustav & Zincke, August
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flue-Cutter

Description: Patent for a flue cutter with a pair of pivoted arms, which can be detached, and a cutter-head.
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Bogusch, Robert J.; Zincke, August & Bogusch, Gustav
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department