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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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WOOD BLOCK VISIBLE WARNING FENCE WIRE - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
SALESMAN SAMPLE LIFTING GATE HINGE - Advertisingin Advertising
REPLICA - STORE DISPLAY - Advertisingin Advertising
2017 STATE FAIR AWARDS - Advertisingin Advertising
SALESMAN SAMPLE GATE - Advertisingin Advertising
VINTAGE FARM FENCE CUTOUTS - Advertisingin Advertising
ADVERTISING FOR AMERICAN STEEL & WIRE FENCE - Advertisingin Advertising
SALESMAN SAMPLE IMPROVED FARM GATE - Advertisingin Advertising
ADVERTISING PUZZLE - Advertisingin Advertising
STORE DISPLAY - WOVEN WIRE FENCE - Advertisingin Advertising

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  1. YEP. My kinda guy!
  2. Thank You Manikin!
  3. Thank you pw-collector. Kind words make it all worthwhile.
  4. Thanks fortapache. Much appreciated
  5. jscott0363 - Thanks, it is my first one as well.
  6. Thanks buckethead
  7. Thanks fortapache.
  8. Glad you enjoyed it Buckethead. Thanks.
  9. 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...
  10. On the right side I visualize an animal face. It is very strange how nature can form things we are familiar with.
  11. I thought I was up to date on the new language, but you stumped me with this one.
  12. 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...
  13. Thanks Trey. Sure is fun.
  14. Thank you inky. Those are kind words.
  15. Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you too roddyq.
  16. Thank You Manikin. Happy Holidays.
  17. 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...
  18. Fhrjr2 - For future reference, what would you have done to make the label readable? Thanks for you encouragement.
  19. Good observation. I should have mentioned that. Thank you AnythingObscure.
  20. 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...
  21. Thank you Blunderbuss2, Manikin, and all you lovers out there.
  22. Thanks Scott. Appreciate it.
  23. The Charlie Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana is a must see. He was a great artist.
  24. a collector never reveals his secrets. lets just say it came from the Northeast.
  25. Thanks Trey. I did not know that.
  26. Thank you for the high praise racer4four.
  27. Thanks PhilDMorris.
  28. Thanks racer4four
  29. Thank you Gillian. That is a very nice compliment.
  30. Lighthouse Keeper?
  31. If you ever get to Manhattan, KS visit the Kansas State U museum. There is a fantastic collection of Flour Milling Advertising & Memorabilia.
  32. Thanks for your insight BeaD88.
  33. Thank you for your encouragement Manikin.
  34. Thanks bucket head!
  35. 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.
  36. Thank you buckethead. Hope I am getting it right. Big responsibility when you share.
  37. Thank you fortapache. Most folks think I'm crazy. Really nice to hear from a fellow collector.
  38. 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...
  39. Oroyoroy --- Those are mighty kind words. Thank you. Have a safe holiday.
  40. 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 ...
  41. Irishcollector - Yes, the stagecoach was made by The Franklin Mint. (You may Google it for more info). Don' know the maker of the little people. Maybe they are leprechauns?
  42. PoliticalPinbacks - Thanks. The details are amazing. John Ford being such a stickler for authenticity and details would have loved this.
  43. Thanks Manikin!
  44. My Dad worked with WPA during the Depression in the 30's. He worked on a gang in Texas that paved the highway between Fort Worth and Weatherford. Sadly I did not get one of the bricks before the hig...
  45. fort apache - Yes, it can be pricey. The stage and base with horses could be purchased separately. A complete package in the original box is highly regarded. I put this together with separate purchas...
  46. bobby275. You're right!
  47. Thanks racer4four.
  48. I found one of these on the beach at Dauphin Island in Alabama. Thanks for identifying it.
  49. 1st photo reminds me of a Kachina doll. Nice piece.
  50. Last night I watched the Pamona Winter National drag racing. There were Harleys that topped 200 mph in a quarter mile. They have sure come a long way. Not your Great Grandfather's Harley any more.
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