Electric Fence.

Year. 1936 -1937

Creator. Bill Gallagher

Where. Hamilton, NZ


An electric fence is a barrier that uses electric shocks to deter animals and people from crossing a boundary. The voltage of the shock may have effects ranging from discomfort to death. The main use of the electric fence was pioneered for penning in livestock by Alfred William (Bill) Gallagher in the mid-1930s. However, electrified fences were developed for military uses in the early 20th century and gained a dubious reputation when it emerged after World War II that they’d been used to secure Nazi death camps.

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