Joseph Farwell Glidden: The Father of Barbed Wire

January 18, 1813

Joseph Farwell Glidden: The Father of Barbed Wire

Joseph Farwell Glidden was born on January 18, 1813, and became known as the "Father of Barbed Wire." In 1874, Glidden was issued patent #157,124 for the first wire technology that was capable of restraining cattle. While his barbed wire was neither the first nor the last, it was ruled the best after a three year legal battle.


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