(1958)

Harvey, 1958 Series
 
Price
0.00 FREE
Pages
16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Information Press Inc.
Editing
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Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Created and produced by Harvey Information Press, Inc., N.Y.C. Copyright 1958, United States Steel Corporation. Front and back both have circular US Steel symbol, to which is added "American Fence; American Steel & Wire." American Fence is a brand name for US Steel woven wire. Space on back cover for local dealer's name and information. Back cover bears designation ADASW-6656-58.

Keywords
agriculture; barbed wire; business; cattle; farm; industry; patent; steel; west; western

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Avison ?
Inks
Al Avison ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Rancher; small boy; John "Bet-a-Million" Gates; Little Barb
Synopsis
Rancher and small boy string barbed wire; cattle drive in background; montage teaser for interior content
Keywords
barbed wire; cattle drive; west; western

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi folks -- I'm Little Barb.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Little Barb [teaching/advertising character]; Joseph F Glidden; Jacob Haish; Isaac L Ellwood; Charles Washburn
Synopsis
Americans try many types of fences over 250 years, but can't find one suitable to the west. Glidden and Haish independently conceive double-strand barbed wire. Glidden partners with Ellwood and sells out to Washburn. The Glidden interests successfully defend their patents in court.
Keywords
agriculture; barbed wire; DeKalb; educational; fact; farm; Illinois; patent

The Story of John Bet-a-Million Gates (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Letters
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Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
John Gates; Isaac Elwood; Little Barb
Synopsis
Frustrated trying to sell barbed wire in Texas (1877), John Gates makes and wins large bets on the product's usefulness, resulting in huge orders. When his boss refuses a raise John forms his own company and breaks the Elwood-Glidden patents. Ruined by fire, he starts again, then moves into running steel companies. He finally forms a steel and wire company with $90,000,000 in capitalization.
Keywords
barbed wire; business; cattle drive; Chicago; educational; fact; farm; Illinois; industry; ranch; San Antonio; Texas; west

American Barb (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Story of Woven Wire Fence (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
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Genre
non-fiction
Characters
J Wallace Page; AJ Bates; John W Gates
Synopsis
Page develops woven wire and demonstrates it at county fairs. His manufacturing catches the eye of John W Gates, who buys the Gates patents.
Keywords
barbed wire; buffalo; business; educational; fact; fair; industry

Cousin Woven Wire (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Fence Facts (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Little Barb [advertising/educational character]; Ira Aten
Synopsis
Facts about fencing, particularly barbed wire
Keywords
barbed wire; educational; Texas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Hi folks -- I'm Little Barb."]
  3. 2. The Story of John Bet-a-Million Gates
  4. 3. American Barb
  5. 4. The Story of Woven Wire Fence
  6. 5. Cousin Woven Wire
  7. 6. Fence Facts
  8. 7. ["USS American Fence"]
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