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The adjustable bustle patented in New York City

04/21/1857

Alexander Douglas of New York City patents an adjustable bustle that allows a woman expansion or tightening. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 144.

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