August 2, 1791

On August 2, 1791, Americans Samuel Briggs and his son, Samuel Briggs, Jr., received a joint patent for their nail-making machine. They were the first father-son pair to receive an American patent. They really nailed it for the father-son contribution in 1791, didn’t they? Naaaaiiiiilllllled it. Naaaaiiiillllleeeeeddddd it. I’m going to keep hammering this pun until I get some kind of reaction. Nailed it.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to August 2, 1791

  1. The Punmaster General says:

    While I appreciate your dedication to a single pun, I think maybe you screwed up by hammering that one pun, rather than drilling down through
    a series of related puns, to really drive the point home. Don’t get me wrong. I get your point and it was definitely funny. I just think it
    might’ve been better to thread through the nuts and bolts of a full-on cascade of puns. That would ratchet the humor up a notch, without wrenching
    the focus away from the central theme.

    Anyway, still excellent work, and I look forward to your next pun!

    Sincerely,
    The Punmaster General

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