MERRILLS EARLY 4-PT HANGING BARB 1 of 2 LIGHTWEIGHT LINES - ANTIQUE BARBED WIRE

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Seller: stoolshed (38,961) 100%, Location: Dunning, Nebraska, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 392431980133 This listing is for an authentic vintage sample of antique barbed wire fencing. This wire features a John C. and Luther Merrill patent, dated September 29, 1874. This wire is called Merrill's Early Four Point Hanging Barb on One of Two Light Weight Twisted Lines" by collectors. (ref. Hagemeier 579-B VARIATION). (Hagemeier shows four point on one of two lines, but no the long pointed hanging barb, or the lightweight lines.) This wire features two twisted together lightweight round line wires. Line wires are 13 gauge. Barbs are four pointed, made from two round barbing wires. Barbs are placed side by side and wrapped together around one line wire. Barbs are very long, and are left pointing in primarily the same direction. Such barbs are referred to as "hanging barbs". Wire sample is 18" in length. It shows age and use wear with light pitting. There are three barbs, well spaced, and cut is well centered. There is some bending of points, but no broken, or missing barbs. Wire is in good used condition. This sample of antique barbed wire is absolutely old and authentic and sells with no reserve. Shipping will be $4.50, 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 wire purchases, 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. If on-line payments do not work for you, our mailing address is included in the invoice. Shipping charges include USPS tracking, and insurance. International buyers please note that your country may charge duties or other fees. We cannot be responsible for duties, custom fees, taxes, or other charges made by your country. We cannot be responsible for delays by customs agents. Condition: This is a used vintage sample of antique wire fencing. It will show some age and use wear. Please refer to description and photographs for more information., Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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