A Massive Original Wood and Railroad Spike Hanging Coat Rack Mess Hall, having Caribou Ranch brands throughout, surrounding an enlarged black and white ranch photo reprint. Height 70 x width 98 inches. Estimate $ 400-600
The idea for the signature branded coat racks came from James W. Guercio's father, Mr. G, and longtime studio manager John Carsello. The design was implemented by John Matheson (Big John), the Los Angeles based craftsman and set designer who worked on the Caribou Ranch studio. John C. and Mr. G. "borrowed" buckets of railroad ties from a restoration site in 1972 near the Moffat Tunnel, a railroad and water tunnel that cuts through the Continental Divide in north-central Colorado.