An Original Rustic Wood and Railroad Spike Coat Rack Ouray, with eleven railroad ties, having the Caribou Ranch brand. Height 12 x width 72 x depth 18 inches. Estimate $ 300-500
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.