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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘fence’

On This Day, October 27, 1873

On This Day, October 27, 1873

  Joseph Glidden applies for a patent on his barbed wire design On this day in 1873, a De Kalb, Illinois, farmer named Joseph Glidden submits an application to the U.S. Patent Office for his clever new design for a fencing wire with sharp barbs, an invention that will forever change the face of the American West. Glidden's was by no means the first barbed wire; he only came up with his design after seeing an exhibit of Henry Rose's single-stranded barbed wire at the De Kalb county ... Full Story

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