TheGateKeeper

Prosper, Texas

19th century fencing. Barbed wire, patent models, and salesman samples. Additional information added to posts as it becomes available.

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PATENT MODEL GATE HINGE - Advertisingin Advertising
ONE HALF OF A PATENT MODEL GATE - Advertisingin Advertising
FUN AT THE STATE FAIR - Advertisingin Advertising
UNIQUE SALESMAN DEMONSTRATOR FENCE GATE - Advertisingin Advertising
AUTOMATIC FARM GATE SALESMAN DEMONSTRATOR - Advertisingin Advertising
TWO IN ONE PATENT MODEL - Advertisingin Advertising
ABACUS CATTLE COUNTING GATE - Advertisingin Advertising
SALESMAN'S DEMONSTRATOR FARM GATE - RESTORED - Advertisingin Advertising
SALESMAN'S DEMONSTRATOR GATE - RESTORED - Advertisingin Advertising
EARLY 20TH CENTURY FENCE BADGES - Advertisingin Advertising

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  1. These are symbols of the Lone Star State. The stars of Texas are upon you. What are the circumference of the circles?
  2. CELEINE - I found this on E Bay. It came from Sandusky, Michigan.
  3. THANK YOU CELEINE FOR ALL THE TERRIFIC INFO. HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO SIFT THROUGH ALL THE DATA. YOUR SKILLED RESEARCH HAS ADDED GREATLY TO THE HISTORY OF THIS ITEM. WONDER IF THE SALESMAN YOU MENTI...
  4. Thanks barbedwireguy. Glad to know you're still there. Missed you at the trade shows.
  5. Thanks Manikin.
  6. Thank You Nicefice.
  7. Wow. You really did your homework. I think that is great. History drives my passion for collecting fencing. Your info will be a marvelous addition to the Hathaway history at the Antique Barbed Wir...
  8. HAPPY TO FILL YOU IN ON THE DETAILS. IT WAS PATENTED MARCH 29, 1892, PAT #471,669 BY EDGAR HATHAWAY OF HORNELLSVILLE, NEW YORK. IT HAS A COLLECTOR VALUE FROM $5 TO$ $10. TRENDS TOWARD THE LOWER VALUE...
  9. Thanks scottvez. Will definitely update the photos when the job is done. May take awhile. By the way what looks like white paint on the top rail turned out to be glue from a label. It came off eas...
  10. Thank you Nicefice.
  11. Reminds me of my grade school days in rural Texas. There were 7 in my 8th grade class.
  12. nascartlb - click on the star at the bottom of the keyboard. You will find that there is a barbed wire with each of these shapes. Symbolic wire? I don't know. Just my opinion.
  13. nascartlb Sorry I missed your question. Here is what I found: http://www.planetgast.net/symbols/stars/stars.html
  14. Could the Red Cross painted on the box be meant to fool the enemy into not shooting the person carrying it, thinking they were a Medic? Love your collection!
  15. Thank you lovintage.
  16. Really enjoy seeing items tied together. Makes it more interesting. Good work!
  17. Thank You Inky. I certainly relate to your enthusiasm. Most folks don't see the beauty in everyday objects. Our forefathers left us with amazing works of art that rarely get the attention they dese...
  18. Thank You Niceficeo
  19. Thank you Inky. Makes collecting more fun.
  20. Really nice group.
  21. Thank You Trunkman. Coming from an elite collector such as you makes it very special.
  22. Most interesting item. I do love a good mystery. It is likely a patented item. Have you searched Google Patents?
  23. Great detective work!
  24. A trip to the Marland mansion is well worth your time.
  25. I am not an arrowhead expert, but I did find a corner tang in the Colleyville, Texas area. Don't think the corner tang was an arrowhead unless it was used for shooting around corners. I will leave t...
  26. I am not an arrowhead expert, but I did find a corner tang in the Colleyville, Texas area. Don't think the corner tang was an arrowhead unless it was used for shooting around corners. I will leave t...
  27. Does he do Tractor Pulls with it?
  28. Thanks Dan121156
  29. Thanks Scott. Glad you enjoyed it.
  30. Peasejean55. The beads are painted wood. Hard to tell about the age. It is wood that I don't recognize.
  31. Experimentation revealed the way the gate operates. See new listing for photos and explanation.
  32. Roycroftbooksfromme1. Thank you for your comment. Glad you enjoy them.
  33. Blunderbuss2. Happy to share my epiphany. Note the arm connected to the gate, the gate latch (cable), and the downward facing arm on the long shaft. Pulling on one of the cross arms causes the cabl...
  34. Blunderbuss2. Thanks for your comments. Like you I am fascinated with the creativity of our ancestors. I have been a barbed wire collector for over 50 years and as you know every fence has to have...
  35. Thank you all for your continuing support. Treasures are meant to be shared.
  36. Thank you all for sharing.
  37. ibodi - Patent added. Easy to see why it is sometimes mistaken for the Thomas V. Allis patent. blunderbuss2 - It may look nasty but it is actually what is considered a humane barbed wire. Very visi...
  38. The two way wrist radio will be a reality very soon. Gould and Verne were way ahead of their time.
  39. Hi. Will post a photo of the brother of this display that is located in the Devil's Rope Museum in McLean, Texas.
  40. Thank you for the additional photos. This is a really nice piece of history. Curious to know where this was found.
  41. You are so right Al. I've only seen one Gillman in a collection. Personally I don't think these are Gillman. They appear to be a complete reverse of the Scott Smallwood patent #254,888. ie; Shee...
  42. What kind of device is used to attach the wire to the posts? Could you post a photo of the opposite side?
  43. I believe this could have been either a salesman demonstrator or a store display. Due to its size I would lean more toward a store display. The machine to manufacture this wire was patented by Josia...
  44. Keep on trunking! What marvelous wit and imagination. This could be the first of a series of "how to" books. TV in the fireplace with a roaring fire DVD is perfect for those allergic to wood smoke....
  45. Thank you barbedwireguy.
  46. racer4four Check out this posting http://www.collectorsweekly.com/user/albegood I believe it was found in Australia.
  47. Probably a factory motor. A leather belt ran on the pulley to a line shaft that could operate a number of machines.
  48. racer4four The wood blocks were used to make the wire visible. Wire with barbs caused severe damage to animals (including humans). Many of the states passed laws requiring "warning plates" or "warn...
  49. Not a Kansan. Texan born and bred. There because of the convention. The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum is located in La Crosse. It was their 50th anniversary.
  50. Thanks kerry10456. At my age the "Whaoo" shuffle is more appropriate.
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