Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The Rattler envelope

This Haish Company envelope was shared with us by Kevin Haish, who found this item on eBay. 

The envelope was mailed from DeKalb, IL to Chicago, IL in 1888. The design features Haish's "The Rattler," his wire fence stretcher invention, as well as his trademark rooster, which works as a return label reading "If I don't catch him in ten days return me to J. Haish & Co., 'S' Barb Steel Fence Wire, DeKalb, Ill."

Haish company envelope | Photo by Jessi LaRue

Haish company envelope | Photo by Jessi LaRue

The Barbed Wire Collector Jacob Haish special edition

The Barbed Wire Collector, published by the Antique Barbed Wire Society, recently published a special edition that focused solely on Jacob Haish's legacy. Various articles explored his barbed wire history, patents, family history and more.

To purchase a copy of this edition, visit this link.

To learn more about the Antique Barbed Wire Society or to become a member, visit this link.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Haish Mfg. Co. Price List document

This original Haish document was shared with us by Danny Wright, who found this piece of advertising on eBay. The document was sent to Dallas in 1895. Thanks for sharing, Danny.