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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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LATEST ACQUISITION - SALESMAN SAMPLE FARM GATE - Advertisingin Advertising
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KOCH SWING-O-MATIC BUMP GATE SALESMAN DEMONSTRATOR OR STORE DISPLAY - Advertisingin Advertising
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Comments

  1. Not sure how I missed your comments trunkman & epson233. Thanks for the kind words.
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Thanks elbeck! I will check it out.
  5. THANK YOU THOMAS, AND A VERY, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!
  6. elbeck - It is a small world. Thanks for adding to this piece of history.
  7. Thanks Dave. That makes perfect sense.
  8. 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...
  9. Got wire - Got lucky
  10. 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.
  11. Nice beginner collection.
  12. 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.
  13. Thank You Buckethead
  14. Newfld - Thanks for the love. Former customer during the 90s. A lot of history there.
  15. I wonder if this is why there are so many old beat up pickup trucks?
  16. buckethead - Thanks for your comment.
  17. 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...
  18. Toothpick holder?
  19. thegatekeeper is stumped.
  20. toolate2 - I hope it is not too late to thank you for your comments.
  21. Thank You for the kind words Buckethead.
  22. 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...
  23. Thank You Johnsmith
  24. Thank You Newfld and Roycroftbooksfromme1
  25. 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.
  26. Thanks buckethead. Now I know where your moniker came from. I also grew up on a farm. You can take the boy out of the farm, but you can't take the farm out of the boy.
  27. Thank You for sharing your love for Duvall's work Ms.CrystalShip. Brought back a lot of fond memories.
  28. Thank You Buckethead!
  29. Thanks Brunswick.
  30. Thanks Newfld. Great to know I'm not alone.
  31. Love how you got around the 4 photo limit!
  32. Very carefullyyyyyyy Manikin.
  33. 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.
  34. Thank You Mr. W
  35. Thanks Newfld. I really enjoy creating displays.
  36. That's a beauty! I love the natural wood. Terrific restoration.
  37. Thank you Manikin. Loves are always nice.
  38. blunderbuss2. It was quite a strenuous fight, but I finally got him in the boat.
  39. Clever title!
  40. Thank You Newfld
  41. Thanks Caperkid. It is a labor of love. Hope to have it complete to take to a Old Threshers Show in September.
  42. Backscratcher?
  43. YEP. My kinda guy!
  44. Thank You Manikin!
  45. Thank you pw-collector. Kind words make it all worthwhile.
  46. Thanks fortapache. Much appreciated
  47. jscott0363 - Thanks, it is my first one as well.
  48. Thanks buckethead
  49. Thanks fortapache.
  50. Glad you enjoyed it Buckethead. Thanks.
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