Date: October 14, 1873
Creator: Beery, Simon & McDonald, John W.
Description: Patent for an improved policemen's baton made of flexible material, such as india-rubber or gutta-percha, and sometimes an interior metal stem. Using a flexible material makes the baton elastic enough so that no serious injury can be caused, yet it is still effective. Illustration included.
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