Comment: Post Script: Here are my three patents & their dates.

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Post Script: Here are my three patents & their dates.

Mark Twain Won three Patents

For my suspender elastic clasp, the US Patent Office & the attorneys agreed to settle the matter according to the dates on which the applications were filed in the Patent Office. Mark Twain's date being earlier, he was granted a patent, No. 122,992, on Dec. 19, 1871.

The discovery of Mark Twain's story is told in an article appearing in the current issue of the Journal of the Patent Office Society. The article also reveals that Mark Twain received two other patents during is lifetime - one for a self-pasting scrapbook (No. 140,245), granted in 1873, which proved quite commercially profitable, and another for a game which was to make it easier for players to remember historical dates (No. 324,535), granted to him in 1885.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul