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Posted 3 years ago

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railman
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Hagemeier #1471 B The Hart's Eight Point Spreader (not six as published) patented in 1885 by Hubert Hart of Unionville, CN. It is hard to get a sense of how spectacular this wire is with just one image. From point to point, the barb length is 2.25". I've been told there is a larger size. In my opinion, one of the best sheet metal barbs out there. Recently acquired at the Clayton, N.M. show.

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  1. TheGateKeeper, 3 years ago
    Your photos are superb! Care to share your method?
  2. railman railman, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the compliment. I'm using a Nikon D-200 digital camera with a 28-70 mm zoom lens and a flash. Sometimes I use a 60 mm macro lens to get real close. I have a black background about 2 feet away set at an angle to prevent shadows. I've used an off-white colored wall, but the black seems to produce a more dramatic image. I then upload the image into my computer and use the Nikon Picture Project editing program to crop, sharpen, straighten, and balance the lighting. The beauty of digital photography is that if the image is poor, you can shoot another.

  3. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 3 years ago
    Wow! Sounds like you have made photograghy an art. Have not tried a black background. White reflects back too much light. Never used my picture editing program. Will have to try that.

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