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PATENT MODELS & SALESMAN S…29 of 89FUN AT THE STATE FAIRAUTOMATIC FARM GATE SALESMAN DEMONSTRATOR
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    Posted 4 years ago

    TheGateKee…
    (202 items)

    Recent EBay acquisition of 5" tall x 10.5" long Salesman Sample Gate in the original box. I've not found any patent information on this item. All the provenance I have is that it came from a family in the Detroit, Michigan area.

    Inside the box is a message that states that in case the model was left at a customer location that it should be shipped to The Security Gate Company. It appears that a label was removed that possibly revealed the location of the company. I'm hoping someone will recognize this gate and fill me in on the missing information.

    It appears the model was used to demonstrate the unique gate system which includes a secure latch mechanism and a unique lifting device that operated on a camshaft. Notches to hold the gate in the open position are seen on the upper portion of the cam. The lifting device raised the gate to clear obstructions in its path. The latch mechanism allowed the gate to open and close from either direction. The intricate pattern of the wire in the gate adds to its appeal.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

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    1. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      Security Gate Company La Pere, Michigan. Farm Gates! Farm Implements Magazine, January 1913.

      https://books.google.com/books?id=z687AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA5-PA14&lpg=RA5-PA14&dq=%22security+gate+company%22+detroit&source=bl&ots=451nqxsHR3&sig=polRdjDGpepVyBYrRQU9JtiA-qg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwig0KbUubDNAhVBRGMKHcF8BBcQ6AEIRzAE#v=onepage&q=%22security%20gate%20company%22%20detroit&f=false
    2. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      N. A. McPhail of Cass City, MI was a sales rep in Sep. 1905.

      http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/tcc1905b%20(E)/issues/09-08-1905.pdf
    3. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      They spelled it wrong in the Farm Implements magazine. (or the spelling has changed over time) to Lapeer, MI. Not La Pere.
    4. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      A. A. Jones was a salesman on his way to LaPeer from Cass City, then on to KY in 1913 for the Security Gate Company of LaPeer!

      http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/ccc1913a%20(E)/issues/01-03-1913.pdf
    5. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      Yep - they were also in Cass City, MI, 1907-08.

      https://books.google.com/books?id=absfAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA3-PA2654&lpg=RA3-PA2654&dq=Security+Gate+Company+cass+city,+Michigan&source=bl&ots=Xw0ds4TlEL&sig=yLA1ObEbgTCTGk_y3BFuJA3aMVc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjd0PyavrDNAhVQ1GMKHXq0AqsQ6AEITjAI#v=onepage&q=Security%20Gate%20Company%20cass%20city%2C%20Michigan&f=false
    6. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      Another Farm Implement Magazine. Cass City Metal Farm & Garden Gates. 1912

      https://books.google.com/books?id=zCtOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA416&lpg=PA416&dq=Security+Gate+Company+cass+city,+Michigan&source=bl&ots=-587Zm7roa&sig=Cf_Dm8AOn0NaGeGEdc9xGMKCMa8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjd0PyavrDNAhVQ1GMKHXq0AqsQ6AEIUDAJ#v=onepage&q=Security%20Gate%20Company%20cass%20city%2C%20Michigan&f=false
    7. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      Ok - they moved fro Cass, MI to Lapeer in June 1909. From the July 24,1909 Detroit Free Press.

      LIGHT MANUFACTURING PLANT at Cass City, Mich., with foundry- In consideration, for sale or exchange: formerly used by Security Gate Co.. now of Lapeer Mich. For particulars address O. K. JANES.

      https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/118625526/
    8. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      LOL - they moved to Cass City in 1907 (from where?) - it was getting ready to begin operations 8/16/1907. J.L. Dobbins took the job as Foreman at Cass City.

      http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/CCC_1942%20(E)/issues/08-14-1942.pdf
    9. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      6/18/1909:

      M. A. McVicar, sales agent of the
      Security Gate Co. at Lapeer, was in
      town on business Thursday and placed
      the agency of the Security Gate with
      Strifl%r & McDermott. Mr. McVicar
      says that the company is rushed with
      orders and the force of ten men at the
      factory cannot turn them out fas~
      enough. Within 30 days the company
      plans to increase t0 the manufacturing
      force to 25 men.

      E.A. Jones was going on another trip. He must have been #1 salesman!

      http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/ccc1909a%20(E)/issues/06-18-1909.pdf
    10. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      Looks like they were a new corporation in MIchigan in Nov. 1906 with a capital investment of $23,000? (I only read the OCR text. I hate paying to see newspapers.

      https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/118684404/
    11. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 3 years ago
      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 MENTIONED CARRIED THIS MODEL AROUND ON HUS SALES CALLS?
    12. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      Where did you get it? I'll bet it was E.A. Jones.
    13. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 3 years ago
      CELEINE - I found this on E Bay. It came from Sandusky, Michigan.
    14. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      I was wondering -- Do they use those metal planks still down there, that were just in the ground? They kinda were consider a gate ( in a sense too ) as cattle would not cross over them.......Cattle guards I think they were called

      https://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/ecosystems/wvc/images/fig38.jpg


    15. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 3 years ago
      Antique rose,
      Yes, cattle guards are still used extensively in cattle country. I've seen faux cattle guards on highways that are lines painted on the pavement. These seem to work as well. They are a gate that doesn't have to be opened and closed.
    16. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      Oh - I was saying I bet it was E.A. Jones who carried it! He seems to be their #1 salesman!

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