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    Posted 9 years ago

    gotwire
    (79 items)

    Barbed ribbon wire. Sheet metal barbs pass through slits in the ribbon and are smashed on the tops to hold them in place. Looks like flat nails.
    Not listed in any of the books, let me know if you have an ID or patent info.
    Copy and past the following on Google. It's a close patent.

    IMPROVEMENT IN BARBED FENCE-WIRES
    www.google.com/patents/USRE7036US Pat. RE7036 - Filed Feb 9, 1876 - Issued Apr 4, 1876 - BY MESNE ASSIGNMENTS
    United States Patent Office, MICHAEL KELLY, OF NEW YORK, NY, ASSIGNOR, ... IMPROVEMENT IN BARBED FENCE-WIRES.

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    1. railman railman, 9 years ago
      A fantastic new find !! The Kelly tack ribbon is about the only one that is close, but that patent used regular round nails. The flat nails are unique. How long is the specimen, how far apart are the nails, and how long are they? Nice going Gotwire !
    2. gotwire gotwire, 9 years ago
      Howdy Railman, the wire is 18.25" long. The barbs are 1.25" long and about 4.5" apart. The ribbon is 3/8" wide.

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