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Mark Twain's sketches of his 'garment strap' (patented 1871) Mark Twain's sketches of his "garment strap" (patented 1871)

The drawings were enclosed in a letter of 6 October 1871 addressed to Mortimer D. Leggett, Commissioner of Patents. Reproduced from Mark Twain's Letters, Volume 4 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995); original letter in National Archives Library, Washington, D.C.
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