Posted 8 years ago
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.