age of barbed wire (Land Surveying)

by browja50 @, western Kentucky, Monday, May 28, 2012, 12:12 (1100 days ago)

Is there a book that can be used to date old barbed wire?

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by Squinty Vernier ⌂ @, Upstate NY, Monday, May 28, 2012, 12:22 (1100 days ago) @ browja50

I have this one, Barbs, Prongs, Points and Stickers.

IIRC, it only list the date of the patent, which is better thatn nothing at all.

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by browja50 @, western Kentucky, Monday, May 28, 2012, 12:34 (1100 days ago) @ Squinty Vernier

16.00 bucks at Amazon. Thanks

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by Rich Leu @, Marion, Iowa, Monday, May 28, 2012, 12:52 (1100 days ago) @ browja50

The Barbed Wire Identification Encyclopedia by Harold Hagemeier is probably the most comprehensive.

Another of my favorites is Early United States Barbed Wire Patents by Jesse S. James. I think it’s out of print, but is available used.

There's also Barbs, Prongs, Points, Stickers, & Prickers by Robert T. Clifton, the Bobbed Wire V Bible: An Illustrated Guide to Identification and Classification of Barbed Wire by Jack Glover, and The Wire that Fenced the West by Henry D. and Frances McCallum, which is more of a history of barbed wire.

Virtually all barbed wire was patented between 1853 and 1897 and most patents were issued between 1876 and 1886, so the patent dates don't really help date a fence. If it's one of the less popular types of wire, it's probably old. If it's one of the more popular types, condition is a better indicator. Glidden's "Winner", for example, was patented in 1874 and is still the most popular two-point wire.

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by paulplatano, Monday, May 28, 2012, 13:05 (1100 days ago) @ Rich Leu

If it is still open, there is a barbed wire in Dekalb, Illinois.

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by Rich Leu @, Marion, Iowa, Monday, May 28, 2012, 13:44 (1100 days ago) @ paulplatano

If it is still open, there is a barbed wire in Dekalb, Illinois.

Is this the one?

The Ellwood House Museum

There's also The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum in LaCrosse, Kansas, which I have not seen and the Devil’s Rope Museum on Route 66 in McLean, Texas, which I have seen.

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by paulplatano, Monday, May 28, 2012, 13:50 (1100 days ago) @ Rich Leu

The third picture looks familiar. They have refurbished the
place since I last visited several years ago.

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by browja50 @, western Kentucky, Monday, May 28, 2012, 13:54 (1100 days ago) @ paulplatano

:good:

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by Rich Leu @, Marion, Iowa, Monday, May 28, 2012, 14:20 (1100 days ago) @ paulplatano

Sorry, I should have been more specific. The pictures are from the Devil's Rope Museum. I have not been to the museum in DeKalb.

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by Farsites, VA, seldom Toronto, Monday, May 28, 2012, 13:50 (1100 days ago) @ Rich Leu

Thank you for the link!
:good:

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by DEREK G. GRAHAM OLS OLIP ⌂ @, North Aboyne Farm (Elora Ontario Canada), Monday, May 28, 2012, 16:14 (1100 days ago) @ browja50

Kent McMillan has an interest in BW.

Contact him maybe too.

Cheers

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by Perry Williams ⌂ @, Northern NH, Monday, May 28, 2012, 19:57 (1100 days ago) @ browja50

Just cut the tree down that it's growing through and count the rings on the stump.

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