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ANTIQUE BARBED WIRE28 of 54ROSE WOOD RAILCORRUGATED RIBBON WARNING DEVICE
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Posted 3 years ago

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TheGateKee…
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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 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 ------------"

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  1. gotwire gotwire, 3 years ago
    OOOUUUCHHH!!!! Not much climbing or sitting on that fence. LOL

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