On November 24, 1874, a patent was granted to Joseph Glidden for barbed wire fencing.
Joseph Farwell Glidden (January 18, 1813 – October 9, 1906) was an American farmer who patented barbed wire, a product that forever altered the development of the American West.
Publication number: US157124 A
Patent Title: Improvement in wire-fences
Publication type: Grant
Publication date: 24 Nov 1874
Filing date: 27 Oct 1873
Priority date: 27 Oct 1873
Inventors: Joseph F. Glidden
Original Assignee: Joseph F. Glidden