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    Posted 4 years ago

    TheGateKee…
    (222 items)

    I suppose every collector searches for the one item that will be the centerpiece of their collection. I found mine. Recently a friend and fellow collector and I came to an agreement for the transfer of ownership. It is a very large salesman demonstrator of a remotely operated automatic gate. It unlatches, opens, and closes, and latches. It can also be ratcheted up to clear obstructions in its path, such as snow. It can be folded up for transport. Fully extended it is 50" wide x 26" deep x 12" tall. I am in the process of cleaning, fabricating, and replacing parts that are rusted or broken. Stay tuned as I will post photos of the finished product when the repairs are complete.
    The gate was patented by Willaim W. Wert, of Ithica, Ohio June 16, 1896, patent no. US562105A.
    Restored June 2018. Photos 1 & 2.

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Wow! Great addition to your awesome collection. The final version should be super.
    2. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 4 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid. It is a labor of love. Hope to have it complete to take to a Old Threshers Show in September.
    3. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Beautiful gate, good luck with your work on it
    4. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 4 years ago
      Thank You Newfld
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Reeled in the big one, eh ?
    6. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 4 years ago
      blunderbuss2. It was quite a strenuous fight, but I finally got him in the boat.
    7. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Wow what a amazing piece ! love love
    8. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 4 years ago
      Thank you Manikin. Loves are always nice.

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