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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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WILLIAM R. WHITE - RAGS TO RICHES - Advertisingin Advertising
SLIDING GATE ADVERTISING  - Advertisingin Advertising
MY PAINTED PONY - Animalsin Animals
SALESMAN SAMPLE GATE HINGE & LATCH - Advertisingin Advertising
BARBED WIRE ART - Fine Artin Fine Art
CAST IRON FENCE BADGE - Advertisingin Advertising
MY LATEST CREATION - UNUSUAL BARBED WIRE - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME - Advertisingin Advertising
SKY KING - Advertisingin Advertising


  1. dav2no1 - found a brief bio for Wm. R. White. See Wm. R. White - Rags to Riches.
  2. Mr White's story is a rags to riches. Wish there was room to include his story.
  3. thanks for the loves everyone. dav2no1 - I haven't figured out the vibrating gate thing either. Clever advertising? It got our attention.
  4. Thank You Manikin!
  5. Thank You all for the love!
  6. Thanks everyone for the comments and the loves.
  7. Thanks Thomas. Glad you enjoy my collection. I lived in Mobile four years during the 80s. I remember the fences. What I remember most is the azaleas.
  9. Nice treasure. Full size painted ponies are found in many western cities. I particularly like the one in Great Falls, Montana.
  10. The Poet Laureate of CollectorsWeekly.
  11. Interesting map. Is there a date on it anywhere? Appears to show the different Native American tribes.
  12. Wearing a mask-----------
  13. If I'm not mistaken the logo near the rear says "SKY KING". Sky King was a very popular radio and television series that ran from 1951 through 1959.
  14. Thank You Manikin. And thanks to all the lovers.
  15. Do you have a Alamo tin litho playset? I bought one in a bundle of stuff. It was bent all out shape. I managed to carefully straighten it out and it looks amazingly good. The crest on the front of...
  16. This US patent with the same number is for a metal bending machine.
  17. Thanks for sharing. And we think we have it tough now.........................
  18. Wonderful, one of a kind, and an important part of our history! Thanks for sharing.
  19. Thanks TexasJack.
  20. Thanks Scot. I will update as soon as I am able to find more info. And thanks to all the other Lovers & Likers.
  21. Hello Tex, There are a few still around. I found this one on EBay. Click on my Cast Iron Collections for different ones in my collection. Welcome to CollectorsWeekly.
  22. There is a tremendous amount of barbed wire art. Thank You Thomas.
  23. Here is some info on the Cats.
  24. Thanks for listing. I grew up listening to KFJZ radio. Brings back lots of memories. My Dad took me to see the Fort Worth Cats play the Yankees. Best memory.
  25. Thanks Trey.
  26. Thank You Trey.
  27. Thank You Trey.
  28. Thank You Trey.
  29. Thank You Trey.
  30. With all that paper squirreled away we should be able to wipe the virus off the face of the earth.
  31. Could it be Butch Cassidy or the Sundance Kid?
  32. A smile a day keeps the virus away.
  33. Yes it is just a section of fence. This salesman sample was carried around by a salesman to demonstrate a completed fence. Two posts with rails attached was enough to get the idea across. In my fir...
  34. Thanks Guys. Brings back great memories.
  35. All the young at heart love trains. These are exceptionally nice. Thank you for the lesson on La Rapide. You've done your homework and I am very thankful to learn something new today.
  36. Thanks Manikin. "Searching for gates in all the right places" is my theme song. Would love to recognize each lover and liker separately but my arthritis tells me I shouldn't, so here is a blanket t...
  37. Thanks guys. Funny how one thing can lead to another.
  38. Thanks Iptools, Most happy to share.
  39. You gotta love Peanuts yougottahavestuff!
  40. I can't topt that one!
  41. It''s a small world and I am glad to be a part of it. I only speak Texan and Topt means "topped" as in "they topt the hill".
  42. Some say tomato and some say tomatoe. Torte or cake ---- it is delicious. Not my thing to play with the Cyrillic keyboard. The English keyboard is more than I can handle. Thank you keramikos for t...
  43. Thanks for the info Thomas. Just adds to the flavor.
  44. Glad to see you are a law-abiding citizen! I grew up on Log Cabin syrup and cornbread. Thanks for the memories.
  45. Iptools - Thanks. Never heard of DATAMP. Will give it a try. I use Google Patents because it is easier than the Patent Office. I have collector friends who send me links to a myriad of tool and...
  46. Yes it is Nicefice. Thank You.
  47. Pleased to see the 20 team borax wagon on your wall. I bought one many years ago when Death Valley Days was on TV. Still in box. Never got around to putting it together. I love it.
  48. Hi John, Thanks for your interest in my fence stay salesman sample. I won it on a EBay auction. I'm afraid that this is the extent of my knowledge about the Cinch stay. You are certainly welcome t...
  49. Thanks OLECODY. Farmers are a tidy lot as a rule. If it's not still on a fence it is stored away in a barn or buried. The latter seems to have been the demise of a large amount of it. Have never ...
  50. Thanks Watchsearcher for the kind words. And thanks to all the lovers.
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