Posted 6 years ago
Alphonso Dabb of Elizabethport, NJ received patent # 63,482 in April 1867 for a barbed strip to be mounted on top of walls or fences to discourage intruders. This is the first patent issued for barbed fence.
This is a standard 18" collectors strip mounted on barn wood for display.
Mr. Dabb must have been a man of letters. In his patent he states
"To ELUCIDATE the novelty and merit of my invention ------------"