Posted 3 years ago
These are a few of my 550 favorite barbed wire designs. That is the number of patents issued for barbed fencing between 1867 and 1930.
The center wire is most unusal. A loop in the wire with crisscrossed straight barbs held in place by a staple. The completed barb is larger than a walnut. It likely was large enough to adhere to the visibility laws that were passed later on.