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This collection includes examples of each of the variants shown on United States patent number 289,207 dated November 27, 1883. The patent was issued to Charles H. Barr, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and was assigned to his patent attorney, ThomasB. Kerr, also of Pittsburg.
This style of wire was generally used as the top wire of a fence to fulfill the lawful requirements for visible fencing. Barbed wire was sold by the pound. The smaller size barbs reduced the weight of the completed wire to allow it to be used for the remainder of the fence.