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    Posted 9 years ago

    railman
    (30 items)

    A perfect specimen of the Baker folded, twisted, tack rail. Patent #256,535, April 1882 by George C. Baker of Des Moines, Iowa. This is a very light wire, the metal is very thin and easily damaged. There are 14 tacks, all 1 1/4" apart. A very unique patent.

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    1. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 9 years ago
      Great wire. Some folks would say it is tacky.
    2. gotwire gotwire, 9 years ago
      Nice wire! I found my piece (2) in Bowie, TX still nailed to a cedar post. They had a brush fire and it exposed the posts and three different wires, and two patented metal fence posts I didn't have. There's wire still out there, the fun is finding it.
      It is very fragile, especially after its been in a fire LOL
    3. albegood, 8 years ago
      Like your story gotwire. The most valuable thing I ever actually found where a couple of $25 signal plates in Southwest Wyoming. I would be ecstatic if I made a find like that.
    4. albegood, 2 years ago
      I just missed out on getting one of these 2 months ago....DAMN I should have acted sooner!

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