Saturday, August 11, 2012
Concertina wire from Protection Ks.
Lane Myers Company of Protection, Comanche County, Kansas was the leading supplier of concertina entanglement wire used on U. S. Army Engineer installations worldwide. Concertina wire is basically thick, heavy barbed wire. The barbs are close together and the wire is manufactured to curl, making it unsatisfactory for fencing.
Protection Ks. is the only city with this name in the United States and only with a population of 514. In WWII it produced almost all concertina wire used by the U.S. armed forces. NOTE: I think every soldier in Vietnam also had his own roll of this wire.... jack
Protection also became nationally and internationally known via radio and television in 1955-1956, when the National Polio Foundation chose it as the center for the free distribution of Salk vaccine shots for polio.