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    Posted 8 years ago

    Manatee
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    Like new condition,has part of mfg. tag attached-any info/value ?
    Thanks

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    1. Manatee, 8 years ago
      Any info/value would be appreciated-Thanks
    2. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 8 years ago
      These are US Calvary fence stakes. When they went out in the field they could screw these into the ground with the corkscrew end and run ropes through the loops to create a corral. Alot of these were sold as military surplus and were put to use as fence stakes on farms and ranchs. Some times you will come across shorter ones, about 2" . These were cut down in World War, to screw into the ground for anti tank devices.
    3. gotwire gotwire, 8 years ago
      These are WWII field fortification posts. The WWI Calvary posts have a slight crimp in each wire loop where they were formed. Values run between 15 and 40 bucks. Shipping charges normally kill the sale.
    4. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 8 years ago
      Please explain " slight crimp in each wire loop".
    5. gotwire gotwire, 8 years ago
      There's a dented place in the inside of each wire loop and the posts are older looking due to being hot rolled. The WWII posts were cold rolled. I'll post a picture of each when I can.
    6. gotwire gotwire, 8 years ago
      Check out this website http://members.kos.net/sdgagnon/nfg.html
      There's a WWI picture with the posts.

      Besides their rifles, packs, picks, shovels, coils of wire, etc. the soldiers are carrying an invention that saved many lives. Most activity - particularly placing barbed wire in No Man's Land - was done at night to avoid becoming a target. However, noise could invite enemy parachute flares which would turn night into day for those found in No Man's Land. The curly-bottomed fenceposts could be silently turned into the ground by inserting a bar through the 'eye' on top - thus avoiding the noise of trying to drive them in with mallets ... and a sniper's bullet.
    7. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 8 years ago
      can still get these, for around $45.00 give or take a few.....they made thousands of them....
    8. gotwire gotwire, 8 years ago
      WWI Battlefield 'Pigtail' Barbed Wire Anchor Post

      Found these on ebay in case anyone needs a couple,.
    9. gotwire gotwire, 8 years ago
      Item: 370536771004 OOPPS

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