Mr Worden also patented reloading tools in 1880
When the whip handle is pushed down, it automatically opens at the base and tightens at the top...holding tight to the whip handle. This is an improvement on Mr Wordens own original patent in 1868, patent # 77,233 for the whip holder
Of course the inventors claim has a lot of words such as perforated lugs, cast metal, jaw or cap, rivet pin and others.
This model was taken from the fire of 1877 and has the tag to attest to that fact. We are lucky that it survived.