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On this day in 1874, 1st commercially successful barbed wire is patented

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(FOX NEWS) – Barbed wire is a commonly used product in agriculture, transportation and other industries. The unique design and structure make this wire creation sturdy – and sometimes harmful to the touch. 

And on this day in history, Nov. 24, 1874, the first commercially successful barbed wire was patented by Joseph Farwell Glidden.

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Glidden was an American farmer originally from Charlestown, New Hampshire.

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