Planter WiresDAAHA continues to grow and expand the topics within its collection. Recent additions include planter wires. Each of the samples in DAAHA's collection are from Illinois inventors.
Planter wires differed in the types of line used as well as the particular knots. Lines were made from cord, rope, or chain and could be single or multiple wires. Lines were continuous or chain like.
Early patents were simple knots tied in cord or rope. Later patent improvements added a metal disc on each side of the knot to minimize wear and breaking of the cord at the knot.
"Planter Wire Collector's Guide" by Jim Goedert and Larry Greer. 2000.
"Planter Wire: A Patent History and Collector's Catalog" by Jim Goedert and Larry Greer. 1998.