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CAST METAL COLLECTIBLES15 of 17LEAF WITH ACORN FENCE STAYSALESMAN'S SAMPLE OR STORE DISPLAY IRON FENCE
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    Posted 8 years ago

    TheGateKee…
    (222 items)

    8 3/4" cast iron advertising sign that probably was mounted on a completed fence. "The Buckeye Fence", December 1889 is on the sign. Mast, Foos, & Company, Springfield, Ohio. Image is deceiving at first glance. What looks like a slot screw head is actually the deer's nose and mouth.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Makes sense that they would put advertising tags every so many metres. The interesting thing is that it is that large. Cast iron lasts a really long time exposed but would be a serious expense to make them. Interesting poste that makes me wonder.
    2. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the comment blunderbuss2. Wondered about the use also. Buckeye Fence may have been cast iron as well. Sure would like to know. Maybe someone can solve the mystery.
    3. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 years ago
      http://books.google.com/books/about/Mast_Foos_Co_Springfield_Ohio.html?id=AJoJPAAACAAJ
      Bibliographic information
      Title: Mast, Foos & Co., Springfield, Ohio: Manufacturers of Buckeye Wrought Iron Fencing, Crestings, Etc. : Also the Iron Turbine Wind Engine, Buckeye Force Pumps, Buckeye Lawn Mowers, Buckeye Hose Reel and Lawn Sprinkler
      Author Mast, Foos & Company
      Publisher The Company
      Length 49 pages
      Subjects Fence industry
      Fences
      Ironwork
      Wrought-iron
    4. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 years ago
      http://www.ohiomemory.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p267401coll36/id/14674/rec/7

      Title Mast, Foos & Company Photograph
      Subject Business and Labor
      Architecture
      Business enterprises
      Place Springfield (Ohio)
      Clark County (Ohio)
      Description This photograph shows the Mast, Foos & Company of Springfield, Ohio. The company was founded by Phineas P. Mast in 1884 and manufactured Iron Turbine Wind Engines, Buckeye Force Pumps, Buckeye Lawn Mowers, and other products. The company employed 300 people in 1884. The 1884 History of the Manufactories of Springfield, Ohio declared, "In their line of manufacture there is probably no company in existence so well known, and whose products reach so many different classes of people. They are represented largely by their work all over the United States and Canada, Australia, Mexico, France, etc." This photograph is from the book Springfield Illustrated, which provides a written and photographic profile of the city. The photographs include residences of prominent citizens, schools, churches, businesses, and street views. The book is 74 pages and measures 9" x 12.75" (22.86 x 32.39 cm).
      Creator H.R. Page & Co.
      Date of Original 1889
      Collection Springfield Illustrated
      Source Audiovisual material
      SP REF 977.1491 Springfield
      Submitting Institution Clark County Public Library
      Rights For rights and reproduction requests, go to the Ohio Historical Society's Audiovisual and Graphic Reproduction Services page at http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/audiovis/photodup.html; For rights and reproduction requests, go to the Ohio Historical Society's Audiovisual and Graphic Reproduction Services page at http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/audiovis/photodup.html; Online access is provided for research purposes only. For rights and reproduction requests or more information, go to http://www.ohiohistory.org/images/information
      Type StillImage
      File Name Om1977_1955628_018.tif
      Image Height 1615
      Image Width 2675
      File Size 1166.724 KB
      Format picture
    5. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 8 years ago
      Thank you pw-collector. Sorry for the tardiness. Really appreciate the information.

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