Part of the display in Hall 12, 'The Wire Room'. Early and antique wires from around the world.
18th and 19th century wires from Hall 12
More barb wire fittings...wait a minute! No sorry, this is from the History of Dentistry blog for next week...
The very best of the strainers and joiners from Hall 10 'Strainers and Joiners'
This is just one level of the security to get into this renown museum, after this is the strip search, x-ray and ultrasound.
A tiny section of Hall 7 'Droppers and Spacers'
Strainers and Razor wires from the 'Detention Centers’ section.
Down in the basement of Hall 12 showing the early wires and pre-steel barb wires. The very sharp 'Ribbon wire' at the far left centre was made by blind people..."Ouch, thats sharp...Ouch, thats sharp..." (Yes, it really was)
You will not see this anywhere else on the web folks, in fact there is only one place in the entire world to see this wonder. I hope you truly appreciate the risk I went to in smuggling my camera through the tight security, into the inner sanctum to get these shots of: The largest Barb Wire collection in the World!
Spread out before you here are all the various types of barbed wires from way before the invention of steel, through WW1, WW2 and beyond to the modern concentration camps we in Australia call ‘Detention Centers’.
Here to you can see every kind of wire strainer, tensioner, joiner, post banger in thingy and post rip-er-out thingy. (actual scientific names)
To be sure to get these breakthrough photos to you I was forced to swallow the HDSD card and wait the several days to…er.. you know. Next time I’ll take the card out of the camera first. (Too much information?)