Improvement in bayonets
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No. 194,051. Patented Aug. 14, 1877.
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EDMUND RICE, OF UNITED STATES ARMY.
IMPROVEMENT IN BAYONETS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 194,051, dated August 14, 1877 ;-a.pp1ieation filled March 26, 1875.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EDMUND RICE, brev'et lientenant-colonel, United states Army, have invented an Improved Bayonet, of which the following is a specification:
My invention consists of an improved bayonet, having a blade shaped like that of a bowie-knife, only much wider.
lleretol'ore bayonets have been made with lonp. angular or sword or trowel shaped point I), and saw-teeth 0. passes over the muzzle of the gun.
A sword-bayonet handle has some advantages over every other handle on a bayonet of this kind, as it is better to gripe in cutting brush.
I do not claim as new a bayonet made with a wide tapering blade analogous to a gardeners or masons trowel; nor do I claim as new a bayonet provided with saw-teeth. both of these inventions having been patented; but
What I do claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-- A bayonet 0f sufiieient width to serve as an intrenehing-tool, one edge of which is pro-1 vided with a cutting-edge and the other with saw-teeth, substantially as, in the manner, and for the purpose set forth.
EDMUND RIDE. Witnesses: 1
EDW. W. RANDALL, SAML. OBENSHINE.
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