Posted 4 years ago
This store advertising display is the product of my imagination. I added the sheet metal warning device for fences to my collection recently. The device was patented April 3, 1894 by Leonard Herweyer of Vogel Centre, Michigan. I began wondering how he would advertise his product. Warning devices were typically used as the top wire of a fence to attract attention. The other three wires on the display are patented items. Adding them to the display allows me to imagine how a fence of the era may have looked. The bottom wire was patented November 29, 1882 by Peter P. Hill of Lee Station, Illinois. The wire above was patented May 14, 1878 by Hiram Reynolds of Marshalltown, Iowa. The second wire above was patented December 12, 1876 by John C. Nelson of Creston, IIlinois.
P.S. I must work on my photography skills. Pardon the dark photo.
September 9, 2017 - This display was awarded first place in Warning Plate Category at the Colorado Wire Collectors convention at Yuma, Colorado.