Patent Sketch for Barbed-wire Fence Concept

Patent Sketch for Barbed-wire Fence Concept

Time Frame: 1873

This is the original drawing sent to the U.S. patent office for the barbed-wire fence concept. This idea revolutionized fencing off land boundaries. Although the idea didn't orginate in Iowa, many Iowa farmers used the new fences. Before barbed-wire, famers and ranchers had to use natural materials such as wood or rock. 1873.
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