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H9837 Collection of barbed wire contained in 3 folding wooden display boxes, 1 open labelled board, 1 suitcase of labelled specimens, 1 presentation board, metal / wood, various makers, various locations, acquired 1983. Click to enlarge.

Collection of barbed wire

    This is a large collection of barbed wire samples mounted on boards and display boxes and in a suitcase. Barbed wire is actually steel wire to which barbs were attached at short intervals. It was used largely for fencing in livestock. Barbed wire was an American invention. Some sources claim it was patented in 1867 and first made commercially in 1874 by Joseph Garwell Glidden (1813-1906) who invented a machine for its manufacture and established the Barbed Fence Co. at De Kalb, Illinois, USA. …

    Summary

    Object No.

    H9837

    Object Statement

    Collection of barbed wire contained in 3 folding wooden display boxes, 1 open labelled board, 1 suitcase of labelled specimens, 1 presentation board, metal / wood, various makers, various locations, acquired 1983

    Physical Description

    Collection of barbed wire contained in 3 folding wooden display boxes, 1 open labelled board, 1 suitcase of labelled specimens, 1 presentation board, metal / wood.

    Nine of the specimens have been removed from the suitcase for display

    Source

    Credit Line

    Gift of CN Jeffery, 1983

    Acquisition Date

    11 March 1983

    Cite this Object

    Harvard

    Collection of barbed wire 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 June 2022, <https://ma.as/258476>

    Wikipedia

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