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ANTIQUE BARBED WIRE19 of 64COLORADO FENCE BABY HUEY
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Posted 5 years ago

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TheGateKee…
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During the period of time following the United States Centennial sheet metal stars were used on quite a few barbed wire designs. Was it due to patriotism or was it because of religious symbolism? Stars have long been used to represent various articles of faith. In either event we were left with some unique examples of creative minds at work.

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  1. nascartlb, 2 years ago
    I am very interested in the history of star wire. Can you direct me to a book or place where I might get information? Thanks
  2. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 2 years ago
    nascartlb Sorry I missed your question. Here is what I found:
    http://www.planetgast.net/symbols/stars/stars.html
  3. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 2 years ago
    nascartlb - click on the star at the bottom of the keyboard. You will find that there is a barbed wire with each of these shapes. Symbolic wire? I don't know. Just my opinion.
  4. Gillian, 2 days ago
    Very historically interesting GateKeeper, and well written too.
  5. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 2 days ago
    Thank you Gillian. That is a very nice compliment.

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