Posted 3 years ago
Even though barbed wire fenced the west, wood fences were used extensively and have an appeal even now. Benson Doud, of Peru, Indiana received patent number US396,735 on January 29, 1889 for his improved wood and wire fence. Looks as if it wood (pun intended) have been a lot of work to assemble. Sturdy though and should last a long time. The dimensions of this salesman demonstrator are 19" x 7" x 3". Another great addition to my collection.