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  Barbed wire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Barbed wire is a type of fencing wire constructed with sharp edges or points arranged at intervals along the strand(s).
Wire fences were cheaper to erect than their alternatives and when they became widely available in the late 19th century in the United States they made it affordable to fence much bigger areas than before.
Barbed wire for agriculture use is typically double-strand 12½-gauge, zinc-coated (galvanized) steel and comes in rolls of 1320 ft (402 m) length.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Barbed_wire   (2261 words)

 BARBED WIRE - LoveToKnow Article on BARBED WIRE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the United States, barbed wire for fencing was originally suggested to meet conditions existing in the western states, by reason of the large cattle-raising industry in sections where timber was scarce.
The wire is again fed forward md instantly wrapped firmly around one strand wire and cut off so as to leave a sharp point on the incoming wire as before, while the bit of pointed wire cut off remains as a double-pointed steel Darb attached firmly to the strand wire.
Barbed wire is also employed in connection with obstacles in field fortifications, especially in what are known as high wire entanglements.
www.1911ency.org /B/BA/BARBED_WIRE.htm   (1739 words)

 Barbed Wire
Barbed wire is said to have been invented by a veteran of the American War of Secession, a Colonel Elbridge, who is said to have begun by experimenting with his wife's hair-pins.
In war, barbed wire was first used by the Boers in the Transvaal; and later, in Manchuria, both Russians and Japanese made ample use of it, as, in the Balkan wars, the Turks and the Bulgarians did.
Three twist barbed wire, the form of barbed wire used in the war, is made by means of a very ingenious machine the object of which is to plait three galvanised wires.
www.greatwardifferent.com /Great_War/Barbed_Wire/Barbed_Wire_01.htm   (586 words)

 NARA - Educators and Students - Glidden's Patent Application for Barbed Wire
Barbed wire not only simplified the work of the rancher and farmer, but it significantly affected political, social, and economic practices throughout the region.
Before the invention of barbed wire, the lack of effective fencing limited the range of farming and ranching practices, and with it, the number of people who could settle in an area.
Wire fences used before the invention of the barb consisted of only one strand of wire, which was constantly broken by the weight of cattle pressing against it.
www.archives.gov /education/lessons/barbed-wire   (1096 words)

 BARBED WIRE "The Devil's Rope" & Bangalore Torpedoes
Glidden was eventually declared the rightful inventor of barbed wire and he went on to become one of the most successful and richest men in the United States.
This was shown to be largely ineffective as the explosions merely threw the barbed wired coils into the air, only to have them fall back to earth in even more tangled and impenetrable masses; later on in the war, the introduction of armoured barbed wire made it even more difficult to destroy.
The example shown here is for a concertina barbed wire obstacle supported by star pickets about 6 to 7 feet high (1.8 to 2 metres) and about 3 to 7 feet deep (1 to 2 metres deep).
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-weapons/barbed-wire.htm   (1817 words)

 Barbed Wire
Barbed wire was produced so cheaply and in such quantity, and was repaired so easily, that any breach was temporary: as insignificant as a single malefactor in the face of the law.
The lightness of the barbed wire and the difficulty in spotting it converted the “bramble,” as it was frequently called, into a tactical apparatus employed in the defensive structure of World War I trenches.
Barbed wire is important therefore, and the story of how it was so quickly produced by automatic machines on the largest scale, efficiently distributed to customers necessarily remote from urban centres, marketed globally almost immediately, and finally used to change landscapes and societies, is certainly very interesting.
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 Cool Things, Barbed Wire, Kansas State Historical Society
Barbed wire was ideally suited to the wide-open spaces of Kansas lands.
Hundreds of barbed wire designs have been invented; at least five variations were patented by Kansans in the late nineteenth century.
Several varieties of barbed wire may be seen in the farming section in the main gallery of the Kansas Museum of History.
www.kshs.org /cool/coolbarb.htm   (514 words)

 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - Wiring Parties
Once the posts were in place reels of barbed wire - concertina wire - would be affixed to the post, unwound and attached to a second post (and often doubled back again to provide an additional layer of protection).
Wire would generally be laid at sufficient distance from the front line trench to prevent the possibility of enemy infantry lobbing grenades into the trench and fleeing.
Furthermore wire would commonly be laid in such a configuration as to draw advancing enemy troops into ideal range for enfilading machine gun fire.
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/wiring.htm   (357 words)

 Barbed Wire History - Invention of Barbed Wire
Joseph Glidden's wire fences were cheaper to erect than their alternatives and when they became widely available in the late 19th century in the United States they made it affordable to fence much bigger areas than before.
Barbed wire, this popular fencing tool hurried westward expansion and influenced life in the region as dramatically as the rifle, telegraph, windmill, and locomotive.
Barbed wire fencing was a technology, and its invention and rise played a major role in the transformation of the frontier and West.
www.ideafinder.com /history/inventions/barbwire.htm   (1937 words)

 Antique Barbed Wire Society: Barbed Wire Info Bits
Strands or ribbons of wire with attached barbs that are used as fencing for the purpose of containment and/or to prevent trespass.
Pin backs, wire canes, medals, coins, tokens, paper items, letter openers, fence posts, stays, fence tops, staples, planter wire, tools, stamps depicting barbed wire, books, and barbed wire liniment bottles/tins are some examples of related items that enhance the barbed wire hobby.
The accepted length for collection planter wire is an 18” piece with the knot being equal distance from the end of the wire.
www.antiquebarbedwiresociety.com /info.html   (1286 words)

 Product Barbed wire
The high tensile barbed wire made out of thinner gauge galvanized (G16) wire is more popular for domestic fencing of residential property because it has higher stretch properties.
Low tensile barbed wire made out of thicker, more heavy duty wire is highly recommended for ranch fencing and for any fencing that is constantly exposed to pressure or tagging.
This barbed wire type is designed to withstand stress and has lower stretch properties.
www.sembule.com /products/barbwire.html   (119 words)

 Antique Barbed Wire Society
The Antique Barbed Wire Society is committed to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the historical heritage of barb wire and barbed wire related items, and enlisting interest and support for an on-going organization.
The official publication for the Antique Barbed Wire Society is “The Barbed Wire Collector.” Each issue has a variety of information about the hobby and includes a barbed wire and tool auction, patent information on barbed wire and barbed wire related items, and advertising for collector guides and barbed wire for sale.
Other subjects that have been included in “The Barbed Wire Collector” are; ‘new find’ wire drawings and descriptions, museums that display barbed wire, war wire, items that were manufactured for a purpose other than fencing but used for fencing, postage stamps and seals that have barbed wire on them.
www.antiquebarbedwiresociety.com   (406 words)

 "Barbed Wire: A Political History" by Olivier Razac - Salon
Razac's primary goal is to prove that barbed wire has been used repeatedly for "the political management of space." He points out that barbed wire began in the world of agriculture.
But barbed wire was also far cheaper than other forms of fence and it hit the market just as American settlers fanned out across the great plains.
Barbed wire dominated the once-open landscape, surrounded tribal areas and eventually destroyed the communal nature of their society.
dir.salon.com /story/books/review/2002/08/06/razac/index.html   (854 words)

 Barbed Wire History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Barbs were placed on one of two parallel strands of wire.
As the barbs were positioned, the wheel was turned twisting the two strands of wire and locking the barbs in place.
With the enormous number of barbed wire fences being legitimately sold, it was almost impossible to find the thief and recover the stolen wire.
www.rushcounty.org /BarbedWireMuseum/BWhistory.htm   (884 words)

 barbed wire,razor barbed wire,barbed tape wire,china barbed wire,barbed tape,mesh fence,razor wire,razor barbed tape ...
Located in Anping County, the famous Wire Mesh Land of China, Anping Barbed Wire Factory is engaged in producing and distributing barbed wire, razor barbed wire, as well as various wire mesh fences.
Barbed Wire offered by Anping Barbed Wire Factory falls into five varieties: electric galvanized barbed iron wire, hot-dip zinc-plating barbed iron wire, PVC coated barbed iron wire, PE barbed iron wire, stainless steel barbed wire.
Barbed Wire and Razor Barbed Wire are often used together with different fences to reinforce security for residences, buildings and places.
www.barbed-wire-china.com   (165 words)

 Barb Wire History
There are over 530 patented barbed wires, approximately 2,000 variations and over 2,000 patented barbed wire tools to collect as well as advertising, salesmen samples, wire cut medicine bottles, and other wire related items.
The transition of open prairie to enclosures of barbed wire was actually a social revolution among the early-day settlers and ranchers.
Not only did these new barbed barriers cause a drastic change in the way business was conducted, it dictated a monumental change in the life-style and culture of those who lived on the vast prairies of the West.
www.barbwiremuseum.com /barbedwirehistory.htm   (2945 words)

 Tornado Barbed Wire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Barbed wire provides vital protection for the rest of a fence by preventing downward pressure form cattle or other heavy animals.
Whichever barbed wire you choose we recommend that you use two lines above the fence for optimum protection, these should be placed approximately 50mm and 150mm above the net.
Barbed wires previously available did not perform to a high enough standard and were not able to be strained tightly.
www.tornadowire.co.uk /products/barbed.php   (276 words)

 Barbed Wire List
There is a "Devil's Rope Museum", the largest historical barbed wire museum in the world, in McLean, Texas, 75 miles east of Amarillo, on I-40 and Old Route 66.
Officially chartered in 1991 as The Historical Museum Of Barbed Wire and Fencing Tools, the organization is a 501 (a)(1), tax exempt, non-profit entity dedicated to preserving the history and artifacts of barbed wire.
The museum was created, renovated, filled, and is maintained by barbed wire collectors from the United States, Australia, and Canada.
www.stxop.com /catalog/barbed_wire_334579_products.htm   (247 words)

 Barbed Wire: Publishing and Design, and the Southwest Emporium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Barbed Wire Publishing is fast becoming a regional, traditional publisher, but we want to continue to make available our Pardner Publishing option to those authors who want to participate financially in the production of their book AND reap the greater rewards when a book becomes successful.
Barbed Wire Publishing has two imprints: Barbed Wire, which is primarily Southwestern and Western fiction and bilingual children's books (although we are considering a separate children's imprint for the future); and Yucca Tree Press, which is our non-fiction imprint that consists primarily of Southwestern and military history.
Barbed Wire Publishing markets and sells its books through a direct sales division of the company (see our Sales and Distribution page) as well as through national and regional distributors and several internet booksellers.
www.barbed-wire.net /pubserv.aspx   (2477 words)

 Earl Hayter: Barbed Wire Fencing
In their attempts to find an economical fencing material many of the homesteaders turned to smooth wire which had been developed in the East during the early part of the nineteenth century.(3) Although it was superior and generally cheaper than other materials, it did not meet all the exigencies of a prairie fence.
During the early years much of the barbed wire was of inferior grade since the smooth wire from which it was made was often brittle and uneven in quality, due to hard and soft spots.
Animals were killed in rather sizeable numbers by lightning that struck the fence wires; many died of the "screw worm" as an aftermath of wire injuries; and the death rate from drifting during blizzards was always high.
xroads.virginia.edu /~UG99/cook/barb1.htm   (3524 words)

 The Ellwood House | History of Barbed Wire
Joseph Glidden made his first barbed wire in the kitchen of his farmhouse, using a coffee mill to twist the barbs into shape.
Before barbed wire could achieve widespread use throughout the West, it had to be accepted by ranchers and farmers.
The animals, aroused by the taunts of the onlookers, were provoked repeatedly to charge the barbed wire.
www.ellwoodhouse.org /barb_wire   (953 words)

 Barbed Wire
Earl Hayter: Barbed Wire FencingDuring the early years much of the barbed wire was of inferior grade since the...
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There, as usual in the last few Fridays, the army put a portable barbed wire fence and a placard on it stating it is a closed military zone, with a map...
www.kitchen-equipment.org /subportals/Barbed_Wire/Barbed_Wire.html   (2082 words)

 Relic Forums - Making Barbed Wire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In this example, however, the new wire is wrapped 1 1/2 times so it finishes on the opposite side of the twisted wire from where it started, while looping the new wire so it approaches the twisted wire from alternating sides.
I would recommend applying the dots of glue to the back/non-facing side of your eventual barbed wire, but this is fairly negligible if the glue being used is able to flow sufficiently into small cracks to "lock" the wrapped wire into place.
It is highly recommended that you position your barbed wire on the intended model or scenery piece before that piece is painted - although possible, I've found it fairly difficult to "apply" the barbed wire after the fact without it getting caught on protrusions and potentially scratching a finished paint job.
forums.relicnews.com /showthread.php?t=76879   (1080 words)

 barbed wire. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
wire composed of two zinc-coated steel strands twisted together and having barbs spaced regularly along them.
Of the many early types of barbed wire, that invented in Illinois in 1873 by Joseph F. Glidden proved most popular.
barbed wire gained importance as an instrument of defense through its use in wartime for entanglements and obstacles.
www.bartleby.com /65/ba/barbedwi.html   (192 words)

 Barbed Wire
Glidden was eventually declared the rightful inventor of barbed wire and he went on to become one of the most richest men in the United States.
The introduction of barbed wire fences was a major factor in improving cattle breeding.
Cowboys, patrolling the barbed wire fence, were able to reduced the crime of rustling.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /WWbarbedW.htm   (248 words)

 The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum
The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum in LaCrosse, Kansas is devoted solely to the history and legend of this part of Americana often referred to as the “Devils Rope”.
On exhibit are over 2000 barbed wire varieties; including samples manufactured between the years 1870 and 1890.
Dioramas of early barbed wire use, a theatre featuring educational films, the Barbed Wire Hall of Fame, the museum archives room, and a research library all help to conjure up images of settling the midwest, range wars between homesteaders and cattlemen, and the transformation of the open prairie into America's bread basket.
www.rushcounty.org /BarbedWireMuseum   (282 words)

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