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Wire and Nails35 of 287A really odd one. Has 6 different barb types...including one spur wheel. One that says....Wells Fargo Early samples of barbed wire
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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Recently acquired some wire at a flea market....147 piece collection for $50. One of the pieces had cut out stars, and one had actual cocklebur. I’m new to this so I have no clue what the identity of most of these are.

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    1. lzenglish lzenglish, 2 years ago
      Great find, and a Very Good start to a Collection Hobby. There are allot of museums dedicated to barbed wire, so you should have no trouble with info, if not by a member here at CW. The thing i like about wire collection, with over 500 patents, and another 2300 or so hand made bootleg wire by farmers, is the fact that you also get to incorporate with all the barbed wire tools, of which i own many of myself. Welcome to CW
    2. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 2 years ago
      Is the cocklebur from a plant or is it made of metal? The top one is a homemade wire with several different patents all in one.
    3. Bottlefly Bottlefly, 2 years ago
      Thank you for your comments. The cockelbur is actual plant material. Thank must’ve taken quite some time gathering all those and then weaving them into the lengths of wire.

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