The History of Barbed Wire

A brief history of barbed wire and barbed wire collecting

Different types of barbed wire
Fig. 1: C.A. Hudge: "Spur Rowel"Fig. 2: H. Reynolds: "Necktie"Fig. 3: "Saw Tooth" Ribbon WireFig. 4: Cline's "Rail"Fig. 5: Stubbe: "Plate"Fig. 6: A. Ellwood: "Spread"Fig. 7: Kelly's "Diamond Point" with Crimped-on BarbFig. 8: J.F. Glidden: "Winner"