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Reply Charley Brunken
4:11 PM on July 22, 2017 
Dear Sir/Madame;
I inherited a large collection of 18" barbed wire samples from my father.
Is it possible to have it evaluated from photos?
Thanks much.
All the Best,
Charley
Reply [email protected]
11:25 AM on June 9, 2017 
if you would email us the photos to [email protected] I will be happy to have our collectors check out the wire for you.
Jasper says...
Hello! I'm doing some research on the history of a forest in Vermont and recently came across some barbed wire. I'm looking to date the wire and a friend recommended that I ask you guys to take a look. Is this possible? I have a few pictures and would be really grateful if you had any insight.
Reply Jasper
3:54 PM on May 14, 2017 
Hello! I'm doing some research on the history of a forest in Vermont and recently came across some barbed wire. I'm looking to date the wire and a friend recommended that I ask you guys to take a look. Is this possible? I have a few pictures and would be really grateful if you had any insight.
Reply [email protected]
10:36 AM on April 20, 2017 
I will give your info to one of our collectors and hoping they will be able to answer your question for you.
Bo Pierce says...
What were the manufacture dates of the Brinkerhoff Opposed Lugs Last Point flat wire? Our Middle Tennessee farm has several strands remaining. The farm has been in our family since the mid-1930's.
Much obliged.
Reply Bo Pierce
8:54 PM on April 16, 2017 
What were the manufacture dates of the Brinkerhoff Opposed Lugs Last Point flat wire? Our Middle Tennessee farm has several strands remaining. The farm has been in our family since the mid-1930's.
Much obliged.
Reply Brainsip
3:48 PM on March 29, 2017 
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Reply EDLIS Café
4:25 PM on December 27, 2016 
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1247487051984665&set=oa.1
215561561815707

Painted by a Nobel prize winner. Well done!

Hope you stock the catalogue for Beaten Path?

Bob Dylan - The Beaten Path. Halcyon Art Gallery : London, 2016. 9781907849398
377 pages , - 37 cm x 29.5 cm

EDLIS Café

http://www.edlis.org/cafe
Reply [email protected]
4:20 PM on December 21, 2016 
I am so sorry it has taken me so long to reply back to you. The museum does have a collection of liniment bottles displayed in the museum. I am not sure what year the bottles are from but I will check into that.
Lyn Bennett says...
Dear DRM Staff,
I am interested in the labels (images and text) on 19th century barb wire liniment bottles. Does the museum have a liniment bottle collection? Thank you for your assistance.
Lyn
Reply [email protected]
4:18 PM on December 21, 2016 
We are so glad that yo enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you soon. We reopen for the season March 1st.
Chris Taggart says...
Went to the Devil's Rope Museum 2 years ago with a bunch of friends, LOVED the collection of "Mr. and Mrs. Barb Wire"!!!

Planning a cross country trip within the year, CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!!!!!!
Reply Chris Taggart
3:11 PM on December 21, 2016 
Went to the Devil's Rope Museum 2 years ago with a bunch of friends, LOVED the collection of "Mr. and Mrs. Barb Wire"!!!

Planning a cross country trip within the year, CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!!!!!!
Reply Lyn Bennett
7:46 PM on November 8, 2016 
Dear DRM Staff,
I am interested in the labels (images and text) on 19th century barb wire liniment bottles. Does the museum have a liniment bottle collection? Thank you for your assistance.
Lyn
Reply J. H. Garza
2:34 AM on September 30, 2016 
Annotation "8 Reed: Territorial extension"
The Brownsville Complex: Nourished of raw meat
Reply Arnold Chamove
8:14 PM on September 23, 2016 
there is a barb wire museum in Trinity Center, California collected by the Scott family.
Reply Noel Welsh
6:33 AM on September 15, 2016 
Hi there, last year we dropped into your fine museum while on a Route 66 tour with Eagle rider, I was wondering if you would sell a couple of t-shirts and ship to Australia please, look forward to hearing from you
Reply Damia
3:24 PM on July 5, 2016 
Hello. Im an archaeologist and during a recent dig at Palisade Ruin in New Mexico my group and I found a historic site on survey, which had some barbed wire in it. Could you please help us date it for our official write up of the site? Or perhaps point us in the direction of someone who knows the area? Please and thank you for your time in advance. Here is a photo of the barbed wire we found
http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/DC-Archaeology/media/IMG_2683_z
psbmf3qmc7.jpg.html
Reply Danny Wright
12:55 PM on June 25, 2016 
The Devil's Rope Museums show for next year will be in Decatur Texas. It will be the weekend of April 7th-9th 2017.
Address: Decatur Civic Center. 2010 W. US 380 Decatur, TX 76234.
Reply Monte Hooper
8:13 AM on May 27, 2016 
Plan A visit soon!
Reply flavio fonseca
7:00 PM on October 4, 2015 
Na minha proxima visita ao EUA passarei ai para lhes conhecer. Muito interessante.
Reply Jim Newman
10:56 AM on July 18, 2015 
I am a barbed wire collector for the last 40+yrs starting in California and now in Florida and Vermont. I am a member of the Antique Barbed Wire Society and published in the Collector. I am writing a book on antique barbed fencing designs ( i.e. wire strands, sheet metal strips, metal bars, rods, etc.). It is entitled "The Point of It All." It will be published hopefully late this fall by Finney Co. of Minnesota.

In researching for the book I have found it difficult to establish what designs should be considered common and what should be considered rare. There are some designs such as Glidden's Winner #157,124 which are considered common by most collectors (expert opinion), and by some authors, e.g. McCallum and McCallum (1985). Based on my experience some designs were common in a particular region or state because of the presence of manufacturers and/sales men. In some regions a particular wire which might be considered as an unusual design, e.g Crandal's Zigzag #221158 was commonly used because it was preferred by certain farmers. In the case of Crandal's design I have found it in Upstate New York and in Vermont where sheep farming was common. Manufacturing info on specific designs in not readily available. How do you define Common and Rare? What designs in your collection do you consider Common and Rare? Any help would be appreciated. Is there someone I should call? Thank you,
Jim Newman
Reply Steve Masters
9:36 PM on February 26, 2015 
I love this stuff and all the history that comes with it. I am making a Texas Star out of the devil's rope I bought from you. I will send a pic when it is done. Placing another order now....

I wish you were not so far away.....but I may visit anyhow.

Steve Masters

Tomball Texas, formally US Navy, Formally Lompoc California