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Wire and Nails35 of 286Barbed Wire....one with stars....one with actual cocklebur. WIRE BOARD FENCE
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    Posted 3 years ago

    thomasrat3
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    Found these samples amongst my late husband’s possessions and wondered if anyone can tell me something about them

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    Approx. 120 (6 lbs) ANTIQUE (1800'S) SQUARE 4.5
    Approx. 120 (6 lbs) ANTIQUE (1800'S...
    $25
    100 (5LB'S) ANTIQUE BENT SQUARE 4.5
    100 (5LB'S) ANTIQUE BENT SQUARE 4.5...
    $5
    1,000 LABELLE OLD ANTIQUE VINTAGE SQUARE CUT SHINGLE NAILS GALVANIZED 1-1/2 x 4D
    1,000 LABELLE OLD ANTIQUE VINTAGE S...
    $29
    * Lot of 100 - Vintage - TINY BRASS NAILS 14g? - 1/2 inch - Escutcheon Covers +
    * Lot of 100 - Vintage - TINY BRASS...
    $7
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    Approx. 120 (6 lbs) ANTIQUE (1800'S) SQUARE 4.5
    Approx. 120 (6 lbs) ANTIQUE (1800'S...
    $25
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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      The number of barbed wire collectors might surprise you. $
    2. TreasureTex TreasureTex, 3 years ago
      They sure would look good on my wall in my western bedroom. Very nice!
    3. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      When member gatekeeper signs on he knows a lot about barbed wire , You might want to check his page he may have posted some like you have already :-)
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      I've had friends who were surrounded by barbed wire, but they weren't collectors. LOL !!
    5. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      It looks like he was a barb wire collector, and this was part of his collection? As far as telling you about it, you already know what it is, and where it was found. If you want to find the 3 makers names, hold onto your hat. There were over 530 barb wire patents issued, and another 2300 bootleg, or pirate versions that were made by the land owners themselves. All this info, according to the barb wire museum link below. I would send your 3 photos to them, and see if they can find you makers names, and time frames made for them. Good Luck!

      https://www.rushcounty.org/BarbedWireMuseum/BWmodern.html

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