Earlier this week, I shared the news that my 2nd great-grandfather, Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster, was an inventor and that he was granted a patent. If you missed that post, you can read it by clicking HERE. This was such an exciting find! Definitely worthy of a genealogy happy dance!
As I did more research about my 2nd great-grandfather's patent, I found more interesting information related to his invention. One of the neat things I found was this advertisement. It was found in a couple different publications. The one I'm sharing today was found in The Advocate on the Chronicling America website.1
Transcript of Advertisement
THE GREAT WEBSTER DEHORNING MACHINE
Patent Claims Allowed Dec. 10 and Oct. 14, 1888.
The best invention in the world for catching and holding cattle to dehorn or brand. Write to E. P. C. WEBSTER, Marysville, Kansas, for his nicely illustrated Catalogue on dehorning, enclosing stamp. Agents wanted everywhere not occupied.
It's just so amazing to find an advertisement for Ebenezer's invention. I wonder how many people purchased his dehorning machine.
I have even more fascinating information about Ebenezer and his invention to share with you in upcoming posts.
Thanks for reading!
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1 "The Advocate. (Meriden, Kan.) 1889-1892, January 23, 1890, Image 10."News about Chronicling America RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2016.↩