» collections

PATENT MODELS & SALESMAN SAMPLES

THIS COLLECTION CONTAINS 19TH CENTURY AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY FENCING PATENT MODELS AND SALESMAN SAMPLES. BETWEEN 1836 AND 1889 A MODEL WAS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE PATENT OFFICE ALONG WITH AN APPLICATION FOR A PATENT. WHO KNEW THAT THOUSANDS OF NEW PRODUCTS WOULD BE INVENTED? THE REQUIREMENT WAS DISCONTINUED DUE TO THE BURDENSOME COLLECTION AMASSED BY THE PATENT OFFICE. A FEW MODELS WERE PLACED IN THE SMITHSONIAN. THE REMAINDER WERE SOLD TO THE PUBLIC. MANY STILL HAVE THE PATENT OFFICE TAGS ATTACHED. SALESMAN SAMPLES WERE USED TO DEMONSTRATE A PRODUCT TOO LARGE TO CARRY AROUND.

RESTORED SALESMAN SAMPLE GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
TERRITORIAL ASSIGNMENT OF PATENT - Paperby TheGate…
in Paper
RICHARDSON'S CENTENNIAL FARM GATE - Paperby TheGate…
in Paper
MODEL OF REVERSIBLE GATE FROM CLAREMORE, OK ESTATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN SAMPLE GATE IN A BOX - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN'S SAMPLE OR STORE DISPLAY IRON FENCE  - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
FOUR UNIDENTIFIED GATES, ALL A MYSTERY - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
MORE UNKNOWN GATES - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
PATENT MODEL OR SALESMAN SAMPLE GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN'S DEMONSTRATOR - DUPLEX GATE LATCH - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
AUTOMATIC GATE - SALESMAN'S DEMONSTRATOR - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
ORIGINAL STOCK CERTIFICATE - AUTHENTICATED - Paperby TheGate…
in Paper
PATENT MODEL PORTABLE FENCE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
UNKNOWN FARM GATE WITH UNIQUE LATCH SYSTEM - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
MYSTERY GATE FROM NEW ORLEANS - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
STURDY FARM OR RANCH GATE HINGE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN'S DEMONSTRATOR TILTING FARM GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
ADVERTISING DESK SET  - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
INTERESTING GATE STORY - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN'S DEMONSTRATOR - IMPROVED FENCE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
AUTOMATIC FARM GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN SAMPLE FOR AN ADJUSTABLE GATE POST - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN'S DEMONSTRATOR -AUTOMATIC DRIVEWAY GATE  - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
TUMBLEDOWN STILE - SOUVENIR   - Victorian Eraby TheGate…
in Victorian Era
SHOWROOM MODELS - Fence Company in Germany - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN'S DEMONSTRATOR FARM GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
PATENT MODEL REPLICA OF BARBED FENCE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
AUTOMATIC HORSEBACK GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
PROTOTYPE OR SALESMAN SAMPLE TILTING GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
PROTOTYPE OR SALESMAN SAMPLE GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN DEMONSTRATOR GATE HANGER - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN SAMPLE  "CINCH" FENCE STAY - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN DEMONSTRATOR - GATE LATCH  - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN DEMONSTRATOR (SAMPLE) GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
MY FAVORITE PATENT MODEL GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
DECORATIVE DRIVEWAY GATE - RESTORED - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF PROGRESS - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN'S SAMPLE  FARM GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
PATENT MODEL FENCE GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
ROLLING AND PIVOTING GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
1869 PATENT MODEL TILTING GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
19th century patent models - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
FENCE TIGHTENERS AND STAYS SALESMAN SAMPLE - Tools and Hardwareby TheGate…
in Tools and Hardware
NET FENCE - SALESMAN'S SAMPLE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
PATENT MODEL LEVER OPERATED FENCE GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
PORTABLE FENCE PATENT MODEL - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
GATE ON WHEELS - PATENT MODEL - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN SAMPLE GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
BARBED WIRE SALESMAN SAMPLES - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN SAMPLE FENCE GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
SALESMAN SAMPLE ADJUSTABLE GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
PATENT MODEL - TILTING GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
REVERSIBLE GATE - SALESMAN'S DEMONSTRATOR - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
UNKNOWN GATE - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising
AUTOMATIC FARM GATE PATENT MODEL - Advertisingby TheGate…
in Advertising