This listing is for an authentic vintage antique collector's sample of barbed wire fencing. This wire features a Thomas V. Allis patent, dated July 26, 1881. This wire is called "Allis' Medium Width Buckthorn Ribbon" by collectors. (ref. Hagemeier 992-B). This wire features a 5/8 inch wide twisted ribbon wire. Ribbon has a reinforcing wire at center. Barbs are cut from one side of the ribbon only. Wire sample is a minimum of 18" in length. It shows light age and use wear, with no light pitting. There is some light bending of points, but no broken or missing points. Wire is in very good used condition. Photos show three widths of Allis Buckthorn for comparison. This listing is for the medium width only.
To facilitate multiple purchases, the photos may not show the exact wire mailed. The photos are, however, very representative of the sample, as regards length, number of barbs, barb spacing, weathering, and overall condition.
This sample of antique barbed fencing wire is absolutely old and authentic, and sells with no reserve. Shipping will be $3.50, within the United States. We have listed many other samples of antique fencing and barbed wire, and will gladly combine multiple purchases for shipping. Additional wires, paid on the same invoice, ship for fifty cents each.
PURCHASES OF TWELVE OR MORE WIRES, PAID ON THE SAME INVOICE, WILL BE MAILED FREE OF CHARGE, WITHIN THE UNITED STATES. We will gladly hold wire purchases for several weeks to help facilitate combined shipping.
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