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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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Comments

  1. Love how you got around the 4 photo limit!
  2. I thought you whistled and it jumped into your arms! oh, nice car.
  3. Very carefullyyyyyyy Manikin.
  4. Thank You Guys for your comments. I imagine Robert Duvall has a huge fan club. Google Robert Duvall and you can learn a lot about the mini-series/movie.
  5. Thank You Mr. W
  6. Thanks Newfld. I really enjoy creating displays.
  7. Nice, although it looks a little fishy to me. Or is it a big fishy?
  8. That's a beauty! I love the natural wood. Terrific restoration.
  9. Thank you Manikin. Loves are always nice.
  10. blunderbuss2. It was quite a strenuous fight, but I finally got him in the boat.
  11. Clever title!
  12. Thank You Newfld
  13. Thanks Caperkid. It is a labor of love. Hope to have it complete to take to a Old Threshers Show in September.
  14. Backscratcher?
  15. YEP. My kinda guy!
  16. Thank You Manikin!
  17. Thank you pw-collector. Kind words make it all worthwhile.
  18. Thanks fortapache. Much appreciated
  19. jscott0363 - Thanks, it is my first one as well.
  20. Thanks buckethead
  21. Thanks fortapache.
  22. Glad you enjoyed it Buckethead. Thanks.
  23. 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...
  24. On the right side I visualize an animal face. It is very strange how nature can form things we are familiar with.
  25. I thought I was up to date on the new language, but you stumped me with this one.
  26. 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...
  27. Thanks Trey. Sure is fun.
  28. Thank you inky. Those are kind words.
  29. Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you too roddyq.
  30. Thank You Manikin. Happy Holidays.
  31. 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...
  32. Fhrjr2 - For future reference, what would you have done to make the label readable? Thanks for you encouragement.
  33. Good observation. I should have mentioned that. Thank you AnythingObscure.
  34. 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...
  35. Thank you Blunderbuss2, Manikin, and all you lovers out there.
  36. Thanks Scott. Appreciate it.
  37. The Charlie Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana is a must see. He was a great artist.
  38. a collector never reveals his secrets. lets just say it came from the Northeast.
  39. Thanks Trey. I did not know that.
  40. Thank you for the high praise racer4four.
  41. Thanks PhilDMorris.
  42. Thanks racer4four
  43. Thank you Gillian. That is a very nice compliment.
  44. Lighthouse Keeper?
  45. Thanks for your insight BeaD88.
  46. Thank you for your encouragement Manikin.
  47. Thanks bucket head!
  48. 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.
  49. Thank you buckethead. Hope I am getting it right. Big responsibility when you share.
  50. Thank you fortapache. Most folks think I'm crazy. Really nice to hear from a fellow collector.
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