Barbed Wire Fence

Collector's Guide
to Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire Identification

  

Scutt Single Clip

691B. C-543, G-127, B-77, A-559, J46, ( )
Scutt Single Clip "H" Plate

Two twisted strand wire with four point "H" barb. Barb is fastened to one strand with a metal clip. Patent #205,000, June 18, 1878 by Hiram B Scutt of Joliet, Ill.

Dodge Six Point Star

204B. C-235, G-340, B141, A-180, ( )
Dodge Six Point Star Barb

Single strand wire with six point sheet metal star barb. Strand is enlarged on each side of barb to prevent movement. Barbs may or may not rotate. Patent #250,219, Nov. 29, 1881 by Thomas H. Dodge of Worcester, Mass.

Scutt Arrow Plate

693B. C-573, G-129, A-562, ( )
Scutt Arrow Plate

Two twisted strand wire with four point sheet metal arrow plate barb. Barb is split and shaped like an arrowhead. Variation of Patent #205,000 as per wire #691B

Knickerbocker Applied

194B.  C-213, G-140, B-49,A-442, J-50, ( )
Knickerbocker Applied Three Point Barb

Single strand wire with a three point hand applied barb. Barbs could be bought by the pound and hand applied. Patent #185,333, Dec. 12 1876 by Millis Knickerbocker of New Lenox, Ill.

 

Hodge Spur Rowel

730B.  G-818, A-414, ( )
Hodge Spur Rowel on Large & Small Strands

Twisted large and small strands with ten point sheet metal spur rowel barb. Variation of Patent #367,398, Aug 2,. 1887 by Chester A. Hodge of Beloit, Wisc.

Brinkerhoff Face Clamp

920B.  C-811, G-236, B-123, A-78, J-126, ( )
Brinkerhoff Face Clamp Barb

Flat sheet metal ribbon with two point sheet metal clamp-on barb. Barb plate is cut so that barb can be bent around ribbon. Patent #241,601, May 17, 1881 by Jacob & Warren M. Brinkerhoff of Auburn, N.Y.

Cady Barbed Link

860B.  C-704*, ( )
Cady Barbed Link, Double Wrap

Folded single strand link with ends joined in center of link by double wrap to form two point barb. Variation of Machine Patent #292,408, Jan. 22, 1884 by Frank P. Cady of Chicago, Ill.

Merrill Four Point

155B.  C-148, G-110, B-50, A-464, J-51, ( )
Merrill Four Point Twirl

Single strand wire with four point barb. Patent #185,688, Dec. 26, 1876 by John C. Merrill of Turkey River Station, Iowa

Gildden Hanging Barb

34B. C-72, A-355, ( )
Glidden Hanging Barb

Single strand wire with two point hanging barb. Variation of Patent #RE 6913, Feb. 18, 1876 by Joseph F. Glidden of De KaIb, Ill.

Glidden Square Strand

138B.  C-144, G-7, A-367, ( )
Glidden Square Strand

Single square strand wire with four point coil barb. Patent # RE 6914, Feb. 18, 1876 by Joseph F. Glidden of De Kalb, Ill.

 

Glidden Round Single

35B. G-596, B-8, A-351, ( )
Glidden Round Single Strand

Round single strand wire with coiled two point barb. Patent #RE 6913, Feb. 18, 1876 by Joseph F. Glidden of De KaIb, Ill.

Jayne & Hill Locked Staples

570B.  G-216, A-424, ( )
Jayne & Hill Locked Staples& Wood Block

Two twisted strand wire with wooden block warning device and four point barb around both strands. Patent #176,120, April 11, 1876 by William H. Jayne & James H. Hill of Boone, Iowa

Glidden Large Square Strands

408B.  G-1032, ( )
Glidden Large Square Strands

Two large square twisted strands with two point barb on one strand. Patent #157,125, Nov. 24, 1874 by Joseph F. Glidden of De Kalb, Ill.

Brinkerhoff Opposed Lugs

914B.  G-93, A-75, ( )
Brinkerhoff Opposed Lugs Lance Point

Flat ribbon wire with two point lance point applied barb. Patent #214,095, April 8, 1879 by Jacob Brinkerhoff ofAuburn, N.Y.

Jayne & Hill Locked Staples

567B.  C-481,G-349, A- 422, ( )
Jayne & Hill Locked Staples Around One

Two twisted strand wire with four point barb on one strand. One leg of barb straddles other strand. Variation of Patent #176,120, April 11, 1876 by William H. Jayne & James H. Hill of Boone, Iowa

Kelly Thorny Common

638B.  C-506, C-98, A-428, ( )
Kelly Thorny Common

Two twisted wire strands with two point sheet metal thorny barb. Patent #74,379, Feb 11, 1868 by MichaeI Kelly of New York, N.Y.