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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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OFFICERS TABLE SIGN - Advertisingin Advertising
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE BARBED WIRES - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
PARALLEL LINE BARBED WIRE TO INCREASE VISIBILITY - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
HARBAUGH REINFORCED RIBBON BARBED WIRE - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
UNDERWOOD CARPET TACK BARBED WIRE - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
WOOD CONTINUES TO COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
VISIBLE ATTACHMENT FOR BARBED WIRE FENCES - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
WOOD AND WIRE - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
MADE IN NEW YORK CITY - Advertisingin Advertising
FENCE SALESMAN DISPLAY FOR AMANADABALLARD - Advertisingin Advertising

Comments

  1. Thanks Irishcollector.
  2. Thank you ho2cultcha.
  3. Nailed it gotwire.
  4. Thank you Roy. Very much appreciated.
  5. Thanks buckethead.
  6. Thank You for the nice compliment Wirefence.
  7. Manikin. You were not alone. Growing up my clothes were in tatters from encounters with fences. Some styles of wire were more more vicious than others. It looks like jeans that were torn asunder s...
  8. Thanks Manikin.
  9. WELCOME TO COLLECTORSWEEKLY!
  10. Sorry for the tardiness. Check the post I made today. It includes another salesman demo and advertising for Anchor Fence Company.
  11. Thank You Ms.CrystalShip and Brunswick. I enjoy your posts as well. Keep'um coming.
  12. Good eye! Yes, this is salesman's sample or if you prefer, salesman's demonstrator for fence stays. I will get back to you with more information.
  13. Interesting. How was it used?
  14. Thanks for your praise Brunswick. Would love to see photos of the old visible wire still up in your area.
  15. Care to share the first one?
  16. Do you know the Fresian dialect of Cowese?
  17. Good idea blunderbuss2 - The trick is figuring out which language to put on the signs.
  18. Thanks buckethead. I really enjoy your posts.
  19. Thanks fortapache. Really love that you list a new one almost every day.
  20. Manikin - on the farm we seemed to always have baby chicks around. My uncle raised chicks commercially. Our hens would hide a nest and show up with a litter of babies. Ours didn't "run away". They...
  21. I hope I can change your thinking about hogs or preferably - pigs. They are one of the cleanest animals. They will not use the bathroom where they eat or sleep if they have enough space. They will ...
  22. Thanks Manikin, Chicken was our prime beef. I loved the baby animals, but I had no problem eating them when they grew up. Did have a cow named Pet. Stopped drinking milk after we sold her. It was...
  23. Thanks TimeTraveller. Great reminders of simpler times.
  24. Great piece! Once upon a time when MASH was at its heyday I bought a neat promotional IV drip bag filled with Vodka. Must have been lost in one of my moves.
  25. Sawmill log clamp?
  26. Not sure how I missed your comments trunkman & epson233. Thanks for the kind words.
  27. Merry Christmas Manikin! Thanks for the compliment. No I don't make fences and gates. I grew up on a farm and have always loved all things country. I developed a love for miniature items from an ea...
  28. elbeck - You are right! I was looking for a patent without notches on the post that raises the gate. I've found that the models don't always match the patents perfectly. It appears you have done s...
  29. Thanks elbeck! I will check it out.
  30. THANK YOU THOMAS, AND A VERY, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!
  31. elbeck - It is a small world. Thanks for adding to this piece of history.
  32. Thanks Dave. That makes perfect sense.
  33. pw-collector - Good question. My eyesight is not what it used to be. The best I can make out is that the top line is BYGEO, bottom line is MTTAO. Does that mean anything to you? Added a scan of t...
  34. Got wire - Got lucky
  35. I think it may be from a planet far, far away. In any event it is out of this world. Wouldn't have a clue to age. I do love the different woods.
  36. Nice beginner collection.
  37. Is the cocklebur from a plant or is it made of metal? The top one is a homemade wire with several different patents all in one.
  38. Thank You Buckethead
  39. Newfld - Thanks for the love. Former customer during the 90s. A lot of history there.
  40. I wonder if this is why there are so many old beat up pickup trucks?
  41. buckethead - Thanks for your comment.
  42. blunderbuss2 - I do not have first hand knowledge so I'm just guessing. You get up a head of steam and bump it about 50 mph, then gun it so the gate doesn't hit you on the return. The chain must st...
  43. Toothpick holder?
  44. thegatekeeper is stumped.
  45. toolate2 - I hope it is not too late to thank you for your comments.
  46. Thank You for the kind words Buckethead.
  47. Blunderbuss2 - The statute of limitations expired last week. It is safe for you to visit. Thanks for your kind words about my collection. I will certainly tell everyone that "what's his name" appro...
  48. Thank You Johnsmith
  49. Thank You Newfld and Roycroftbooksfromme1
  50. ttomtucker - Yes, I was just there recently for the annual Symposium of the Antique Barbed Wire Society. Sounds as if you have been there as well.
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