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Posted 6 years ago


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Only 3 pieces of this rare wire are known to exist. Patented by Jacob Brinkerhoff, Auburn, New York in 1879, patent #214,095. #1460B in the Hagemeier Barbed Wire Encyclopedia. This variation is shown on the patent drawing.


  1. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 5 years ago
    AR8Jason. Hope the patent drawing I posted answers your question. I posted it rather than a photo of back of the wire so you can see the other variations. This specimin is valued at $300 so you could say that it gold plated.
  2. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 5 years ago
    Sorry to say there has been a lot of misinformation about wire patents and dates.
    The earliest patent issued for a barbed fence was in 1867. Prior to that fences were all smooth wire. I feel sure the governor had it since it was a tie in to the XIT Ranch. I have a wire with barbs like yours with the letters X I T stamped on alternating barbs.

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