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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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SALESMAN SAMPLE IMPROVED FARM GATE - Advertisingin Advertising
ADVERTISING PUZZLE - Advertisingin Advertising
STORE DISPLAY - WOVEN WIRE FENCE - Advertisingin Advertising
COLLAPSING AND TILTING FARM GATE - Advertisingin Advertising
PATENT MODEL - 1878 IMPROVED FARM GATE - Advertisingin Advertising
IMAGINEERING - Advertisingin Advertising
PARTIAL SALESMAN SAMPLE AUTOMATIC FARM GATE - Advertisingin Advertising
PROTOTYPE OR SALESMAN SAMPLE AUTOMATIC GATE - Advertisingin Advertising
NOT ANDY DEVINE OR JOHN WAYNE BUT NEAT ANYWAY - Toysin Toys
WELLS FARGO STAGECOACH - Toysin Toys

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  1. 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...
  2. On the right side I visualize an animal face. It is very strange how nature can form things we are familiar with.
  3. I thought I was up to date on the new language, but you stumped me with this one.
  4. 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...
  5. Thanks Trey. Sure is fun.
  6. Thank you inky. Those are kind words.
  7. Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you too roddyq.
  8. Thank You Manikin. Happy Holidays.
  9. 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...
  10. Fhrjr2 - For future reference, what would you have done to make the label readable? Thanks for you encouragement.
  11. Good observation. I should have mentioned that. Thank you AnythingObscure.
  12. 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...
  13. Thank you Blunderbuss2, Manikin, and all you lovers out there.
  14. Thanks Scott. Appreciate it.
  15. The Charlie Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana is a must see. He was a great artist.
  16. a collector never reveals his secrets. lets just say it came from the Northeast.
  17. Thanks Trey. I did not know that.
  18. Thank you for the high praise racer4four.
  19. Thanks PhilDMorris.
  20. Thanks racer4four
  21. Thank you Gillian. That is a very nice compliment.
  22. Lighthouse Keeper?
  23. If you ever get to Manhattan, KS visit the Kansas State U museum. There is a fantastic collection of Flour Milling Advertising & Memorabilia.
  24. Thanks for your insight BeaD88.
  25. Thank you for your encouragement Manikin.
  26. Thanks bucket head!
  27. 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.
  28. Thank you buckethead. Hope I am getting it right. Big responsibility when you share.
  29. Thank you fortapache. Most folks think I'm crazy. Really nice to hear from a fellow collector.
  30. 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...
  31. Oroyoroy --- Those are mighty kind words. Thank you. Have a safe holiday.
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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?
  34. PoliticalPinbacks - Thanks. The details are amazing. John Ford being such a stickler for authenticity and details would have loved this.
  35. Thanks Manikin!
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. bobby275. You're right!
  39. Thanks racer4four.
  40. I found one of these on the beach at Dauphin Island in Alabama. Thanks for identifying it.
  41. 1st photo reminds me of a Kachina doll. Nice piece.
  42. 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.
  43. Thank You Caliene. I have been fascinated with miniatures from a very young age. Think it may be from watching all the baby animals on the farm. A gate like this one would have been too uppity fo...
  44. Thanks Scott This is a new addition that is the result of over two years of negotiation. Found the patents by accident while doing google searches for the manufacturing company. Up popped the Farm ...
  45. It is a barbed wire stretcher. The jaws clamp and hold the wire. The end of the device fits on fence post and then used as a lever. Search Google Patents under wire tightener or stretcher and you wi...
  46. I have one of these that I ordered by mail during the run of the TV show DEATH VALLEY DAYS. It is still in the box. I've tried to kickstart putting it together in a realistic diorama. So far someth...
  47. And a Happy New Year to you Nicefice!
  48. Thanks for the advice valentino97. Are you speaking from experience? I was hoping for some ancient juju. If the mixed metal bracelet doesn't work it will go into my fence collection.
  49. Albegood. I was very pleased to be in the right place at the right time. These were a package deal.
  50. Thanks racer4four.
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