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TheGateKeeper

McKinney, Texas

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

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SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
ADVERTISING POSTER - Advertisingin Advertising
JOSEPH GLIDDEN, DeKALB, ILLINOIS - THE FATHER OF BARBED WIRE - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
A WORK IN PROGRESS - Advertisingin Advertising
NEW ADDITIONS TO VISIBLE BARBED WIRE COLLECTION - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
WILLIAM R. WHITE FARM GATE ADVERTISING PRINTER'S BLOCK - Advertisingin Advertising
WOOD BLOCK VISIBLE WARNING FENCE WIRE - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
SALESMAN SAMPLE SELF-CLOSING GATE HINGE - Advertisingin Advertising
REPLICA - STORE DISPLAY - Advertisingin Advertising
2017 STATE FAIR AWARDS - Advertisingin Advertising

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  1. Thank You Mr. W
  2. Thanks Newfld. I really enjoy creating displays.
  3. Nice, although it looks a little fishy to me. Or is it a big fishy?
  4. That's a beauty! I love the natural wood. Terrific restoration.
  5. Thank you Manikin. Loves are always nice.
  6. blunderbuss2. It was quite a strenuous fight, but I finally got him in the boat.
  7. Clever title!
  8. Thank You Newfld
  9. Thanks Caperkid. It is a labor of love. Hope to have it complete to take to a Old Threshers Show in September.
  10. Backscratcher?
  11. YEP. My kinda guy!
  12. Thank You Manikin!
  13. Thank you pw-collector. Kind words make it all worthwhile.
  14. Thanks fortapache. Much appreciated
  15. jscott0363 - Thanks, it is my first one as well.
  16. Thanks buckethead
  17. Thanks fortapache.
  18. Glad you enjoyed it Buckethead. Thanks.
  19. ttomtucker - Just noticed your comment. Yes, I have been to the LaCrosse museum many times. I am a member of the Antique Barbed Wire Society. Our meetings are held at the museum. There is also a B...
  20. On the right side I visualize an animal face. It is very strange how nature can form things we are familiar with.
  21. I thought I was up to date on the new language, but you stumped me with this one.
  22. I think they are Tuscan drug stores in Venice. Check this out. https://books.google.com/books?id=BgGVCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA184&lpg=PA184&dq=apothecaries+in+1465&source=bl&ots=PIE9hkWzKm&sig=vbGg-3N8UXuclahH...
  23. Thanks Trey. Sure is fun.
  24. Thank you inky. Those are kind words.
  25. Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you too roddyq.
  26. Thank You Manikin. Happy Holidays.
  27. Katherine - Thank you for your astute ideas. The pencil rubbing should have been my first thought but I was consumed with the idea of a readable photo for the listing. Never heard of the flour idea...
  28. Fhrjr2 - For future reference, what would you have done to make the label readable? Thanks for you encouragement.
  29. Good observation. I should have mentioned that. Thank you AnythingObscure.
  30. Thanks buckethead. I attend a few collector shows each year. These are 8' long to fit on the front or back of a display table. They are intended for use under a Christmas tree, but I have not used...
  31. Thank you Blunderbuss2, Manikin, and all you lovers out there.
  32. Thanks Scott. Appreciate it.
  33. The Charlie Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana is a must see. He was a great artist.
  34. a collector never reveals his secrets. lets just say it came from the Northeast.
  35. Thanks Trey. I did not know that.
  36. Thank you for the high praise racer4four.
  37. Thanks PhilDMorris.
  38. Thanks racer4four
  39. Thank you Gillian. That is a very nice compliment.
  40. Lighthouse Keeper?
  41. If you ever get to Manhattan, KS visit the Kansas State U museum. There is a fantastic collection of Flour Milling Advertising & Memorabilia.
  42. Thanks for your insight BeaD88.
  43. Thank you for your encouragement Manikin.
  44. Thanks bucket head!
  45. PhilDMorris - It is very likely all the wire where you worked was all the same. Some areas were fenced with rail car loads of wire from one manufacturer. Not too late to start a collection.
  46. Thank you buckethead. Hope I am getting it right. Big responsibility when you share.
  47. Thank you fortapache. Most folks think I'm crazy. Really nice to hear from a fellow collector.
  48. Blunderbuss - patent models and salesman samples show up periodically on EBay and Auctions. Sometimes I'm lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. It's a challenging hobby. Research...
  49. Oroyoroy --- Those are mighty kind words. Thank you. Have a safe holiday.
  50. Hope I don't disappoint you PoliicalPinbacks. It will be a labor of love. Have always been a"fixer". Love making broken things work again. I grew up on a farm and we never threw anything away, we ...
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