Glidden Fence Making Patent Model

Description
On December 8, 1874 Joseph Glidden and Phineas Vaughn patented this machine for making wire fences. This apparatus attached barbs to double stranded wire cables that were used to corral cattle. The machine boasts a mahogany base and metal end pieces that are painted green with gold edging.
Object Name
patent model, fence making machine, wire
patent date
1874-12-08
inventor
Glidden, Joseph F.
Vaughan, Phineas W.
associated place
United States: Illinois, De Kalb
ID Number
AG*157508
catalog number
157508
accession number
89797
catalog number
308814
patent number
157,508
subject
Agriculture
American Enterprise
See more items in
Work and Industry: Agriculture
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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