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Discussion :: Inventions - Section 1 (Q.No.5)


When was barb wire patented?

[A]. 1874
[B]. 1840
[C]. 1895
[D]. 1900

Answer: Option A


Joseph F. Glidden was born in New York on Jan. 18, 1812. He invented barbed wire in 1873 and was granted the patent on Nov. 24, 1874. After a three year battle over the patent, which he eventually won, Gidden became known as the "Father of Barbed Wire".

Naveen said: (Jun 21, 2012)  
What is barb wire ?

Mohammed Ayaz said: (Dec 7, 2012)  
It is a type of fencing wire constructed with sharp edges or points arranged at intervals along the strand. It is used to construct inexpensive fences and is used atop walls surrounding secured property.

Manas said: (Oct 25, 2013)  
The first patent in the United States for barbed wire was issued in 1867 to Lucien B. Smith of Kent, Ohio, who is regarded as the inventor. Joseph F. Glidden of DeKalb, Illinois, received a patent for the modern invention in 1874 after he made his own modifications to previous versions.

Ranjitha said: (Nov 16, 2014)  
How it is useful?

Vansh Chauhan said: (Nov 25, 2017)  
It is not 1874 it is 1867.

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