Life in the American West was reshaped by a series of patents for a simple tool - barbed wire - that helped ranchers tame the land. Joseph Glidden's U.S. patent for barbed war was issued November 24, 1874. His patent survived court challenges from other inventors. Joseph Glidden prevailed in litigation and in sales. Today, it remains the most familiar style of barbed wire.
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