Saddle Mail Bag.

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Patent for new and improved saddle bags. This design calls for a saddle with two metal boxes with hinged doors at the bottom, through which metal pouches, to contain the mail, are inserted. The air left between the top of the pouch and the inside of the box prevents water from seeping into the box and ruining the contents, even when fully submerged.

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[2], : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Beazley, William H. March 29, 1881.

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Patent for new and improved saddle bags. This design calls for a saddle with two metal boxes with hinged doors at the bottom, through which metal pouches, to contain the mail, are inserted. The air left between the top of the pouch and the inside of the box prevents water from seeping into the box and ruining the contents, even when fully submerged.

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[2], : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 239,426, dated March 29, 1881. Application filed October 25, 1880. (No model.)"

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  • March 29, 1881

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  • March 29, 1881

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  • October 25, 1880

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Beazley, William H. Saddle Mail Bag., patent, March 29, 1881; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170137/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.