Post Hole Digger.

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Patent for a new and improved post hole digger. This design has "the combination of the head, consisting of a ring having vertical dove-tailed recesses to receive the blades or cutters, and provided with converging arms uniting so as to form a shank" (lines 61-65). The result is "a convenient, serviceable, and inexpensive tool" (lines 12-13).

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[2], : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Switzer, William C. March 27, 1883.

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Patent for a new and improved post hole digger. This design has "the combination of the head, consisting of a ring having vertical dove-tailed recesses to receive the blades or cutters, and provided with converging arms uniting so as to form a shank" (lines 61-65). The result is "a convenient, serviceable, and inexpensive tool" (lines 12-13).

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[2], : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 274,531, dated March 27, 1883. Application filed December 2, 1882. (No model.)"

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  • March 27, 1883

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  • March 27, 1883

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  • December 2, 1882

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Switzer, William C. Post Hole Digger., patent, March 27, 1883; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170509/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.