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Description: Patent for "a simple and effective tool designed especially for wire-fence working and combining in a single implement a hatchet, nail-claw, staple-puller, wire kinker or twister, and wire-cutter." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 12, 1897
Creator: Ponkney, August C.
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Combined Hatchet and Wire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for a device that operates as a hatchet and as a wire-twisting device, so that "slack may be taken up in fence-wires as fast as it occurs" (lines 11-12). The wire-tightener is two triangles stick out from the side of the hatchet, where the operator can pinch the wire.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Keck, Edgar A.
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