Wire strainer with chain; Hayes Engineering (est 1885) Ltd; Unknown; CR1977.1055


Wire strainer with chain

About this object

Wire strainer with chain. Oturehua 1786 Hayes. The wire strainer was invented and manufactured by the Hayes company in Oturehua, Central Otago. A pipe handle with two clamps hold two wires, which are strained by alternately moving the jaws of the mechanism along the length of the chain. Once the barbed wire is strained to the desired tension, the two wires are looped together and tied, or the barbed wire is tied around the post, and the short wire removed. The chain has a metal clamp with 7A imprinted on it.


Hayes Engineering (est 1885) Ltd

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

New Zealand, Otago, Oturehua

Medium and Materials


Inscription and Marks

"Hayes, Oturehua 1786" "7A" "R" "D"


a. H 25mm x L 445mm x W 285mm (expanded)
b. H 40mm x W 135mm (clamp) x W 18mm (chain) x L 2640mm

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture & agricultural equipment

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Agricultural equipment

Object number


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