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Offline Plyerman

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Tate Wire Tool (Strieby & Foote fencing tool)
« on: October 05, 2014, 05:02:52 PM »
I've seen a few of these old fencing tools for sale over the years. Most have been heavily used/abused, and are not in very good shape. Never was tempted to buy one, until I saw this one for sale with the original box (what's left of it) and the instruction brochure.

According to Datamp, this "combination wire-working tool" was patented by Newton J. Tate in 1901, and was produced by the Strieby & Foote Company of Newark, New Jersey. The Strieby & Foote name is cast on the side of the tool, so nowadays that's usually the name given to it.





Surely there cannot be many of these 100+ year old brochures left floating around? Seemed like a good idea to scan and post it here, just in case.























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Re: Tate Wire Tool (Strieby & Foote fencing tool)
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014, 05:20:05 PM »
Sweet find, that brochure probably worth a lot more than the tool itself.
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Re: Tate Wire Tool (Strieby & Foote fencing tool)
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 07:11:15 PM »
if you took it to a barbwire meet, they would all be drooling over the brochure.
matter of fact, the 3 pieces that you have.

really a rare find for a 100 + year old brochure in that condition.

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Re: Tate Wire Tool (Strieby & Foote fencing tool)
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2014, 03:03:41 PM »
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According to Datamp, this "combination wire-working tool" was patented by Newton J. Tate in 1901, and was produced by the Strieby & Foote Company of Newark, New Jersey. The Strieby & Foote name is cast on the side of the tool, so nowadays that's usually the name given to it.
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I updated both DATAMP entries for the 1901 ( http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?number=667,854&type= )  & 1904  ( http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?number=769,879&type= ) Tate patents .
You should go back & put a "watermark" on your images or the snipers will copy & reproduce them.  The text & images from this brochure  appeared in the Sept. 1996 MVWC Newsletter  -- then editor Eloise Alton typed the text out over 3 pages & put the images on a 4th page.

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Re: Tate Wire Tool (Strieby & Foote fencing tool)
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2014, 06:14:49 PM »
Great find Bob!  Love the brochure.  "pratically used"' what a great phrase.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Tate Wire Tool (Strieby & Foote fencing tool)
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2015, 12:18:35 PM »
Great find Bob!  Love the brochure.  "pratically used"' what a great phrase.


...and it was "practically demonstrated" on page 4   :grin:
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Re: Tate Wire Tool (Strieby & Foote fencing tool)
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2015, 12:36:50 PM »
Quite a nice find!
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Re: Tate Wire Tool (Strieby & Foote fencing tool)
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2015, 09:43:36 PM »
Great find Bob!  Love the brochure.  "pratically used"' what a great phrase.


...and it was "practically demonstrated" on page 4   :grin:

Them West boys from San Antonio were practically wordsmiths.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Tate Wire Tool (Strieby & Foote fencing tool)
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2019, 03:13:28 PM »
Sadly unable to open any of the images - cannot access Photobucket..

Does the forum host images there, or have you copied the links onto the forum???

I have saved the image below to my PC, the added it as an attachment..

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Re: Tate Wire Tool (Strieby & Foote fencing tool)
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2019, 05:23:15 PM »
When Photobucket decided to charge people high dollar for membership, most photos were left unsupported.
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Re: Tate Wire Tool (Strieby & Foote fencing tool)
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2019, 09:57:04 AM »
Plyerman,

If you've got those brochure pictures on your computer, you can probably upload them for permanent storage here.  Go back to edit ("modify") the post, and see if there's an "attachments" link below the text box.  You can upload pictures, within reason, there.  And there won't be issues with folks who don't have Photobouquet.

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Re: Tate Wire Tool (Strieby & Foote fencing tool)
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2019, 10:52:38 AM »
Plyerman,

If you've got those brochure pictures on your computer, you can probably upload them for permanent storage here.  Go back to edit ("modify") the post, and see if there's an "attachments" link below the text box.  You can upload pictures, within reason, there.  And there won't be issues with folks who don't have Photobouquet.

Tool Talk will host the pictures, and if you have them on your computer, your best bet is to also join a phtosharing site such as Flickr.
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