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Petition to the State Legislature

Description: Petition by citizens of Harris County to the State Legislature, asking to legalize barbed wire. A logo at the top of the page says, "Glidden's Patent, Steel Barb Fence Wire, Galvanized or Japanned." There is a description of the proposal followed by a list of handwritten signatures. Handwriting on the back of the page says, "Harris Co., Feb. 14/79" with additional notes.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Kink Barbed Wire]

Description: One of 16 pieces of barbed wire; No. 124, L.E. Sunderland's "Kink" -8-12-1884.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[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