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[Old West Barbed Wire]

Description: 8 pieces of barbed wire mounted on masonite; label on back reads, "To Belton from the Sachtlebens". There is a label at the top of the board that says "Barb Wire From the Old West" as well as labels for each of the samples, from top to bottom: Brinkerhoff; T.V. Allis -- Buckthorn; Twisted Ribbon Wire; L. E. Suderland Kink; Scutt's Arrow Plate; Scutt's Clip; Brotherton 21/4 Inch Spacing; and Burnell Four Point.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Texas Barbed Wire]

Description: Photograph of a wooden display board with samples of a variety of barbed wires used in Texas barbed wire. Each wire sample has a label, though they are unreadable. Shelves are partially visible on the left side of the photo. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "[William Franklin Mitchell] was the first man to string barbed wire in the Big Bend, where he fenced three sections as a holding trap at his Antelope Springs ranch in 1886. The days of the 'open plain' and the 'long drive' were coming to an end in West Texas" (p. 8).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library