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No. 307,773. Patented Nov. 11, 1884.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No.
307,773, dated November 11,1884.
Application filed April 3, 1883. (F0 model.)
To all whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, ABSALOM KING, a citizen of the United States, residing at \Vawpecong, in thecounty of Miami and State of I11- diana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gates, of which the follow ing is a description.
This invention relates to that class of gates located on farm and other roads to prevent the straying of stock, and it is particularly adapted to the farm-gate patented to E. G. \Vheeler, July 25,- 1882, No. 261,573; but it may be applied to other gates adapted to close by their own weight.
The object of my invention is to enable persons riding to open or close the gate from either side without alighting.
To this end my invention consists in the construction and combination of parts forming a gate, hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of my gate closed. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same. Fig. 3 is an enlarged view of a portion of the gate-post in side elevation. Fig. 4 is a horizontal section of the same. Fig. 5 is an e11- larged detail showing the operation of the gate-latch; and Fig. (i is a vertical section of the post, showing its interior.
A represents the gate-post, to which the gate 0 is hinged to open but one way, and to close by its own weight, theuppcr and lower hinges being out of a vertical line one with the other for that purpose. I
A is a post standing to the rear and a little to one side of the gate-post A, and itis hollow to receive a weight, \V, which is attached to the gate by means of a cord, b. This cord enters the post A at a point out of the vertical plane ofthe closed gate, (see Fig. 2,) thereby pulling upon the gate to open it, the weight \V being suiiiciently heavy to open the gate, when both gate and weight are free to move. The gate is fastened by means of a latch, 72 which engages by its own weight a hook on the outer post, D. The latch is operated by means of the cord b, which is attached to a lever, h.
a represents cords attached at one end to the weight XV, passing thence out of the post A. over rollers (Z to distant rollers g 011 posts B, and having small weights 0 on their ends to keep them taut.
6 represents pins secured in the weight TV, and projecting through vertical slots in the shell of post A, to be engaged by latchesf. These latches are T-shaped and pivoted at the crossing, so that when free to swing the long arm, by its tendency to hang down, shall hold the crossarms in a horizontal position, one of the said cross-ar1ns lying across the slot in the path of pin c. closed,the weight V is elevated and the pins 6 rest in the forked ends of latchesf.
The operation is as follows: A person approaching the gate pulls upon one of the cords a to lift the weight a little, thus freeing latches which then swing into their normal position. Then the cord a is set free, leaving the weight to descend. The first action is to raise the rear end of lever h by means of cord 1), thereby depressing the rear end of the latch hand disengaging its forward end from the hook in post D, leaving the gate free to be pulled open by the descending weight. \Vhen the person has passed through the gateway, he pulls 011 the other cord a enough to overcome the difference of weight between the weight \V and the gate, thereby lifting the weight and allowing the gate to shut. In their passage upward the pins 0 will engage the projecting arms of latches f and raise them out oi the way. As soon as the pin passes one horn of the forked end of the latch the latch swings back, engaging the pin between the two horns, as shown in Fig. 3; then, the cord being releascd,the latch is allowed to descend and fasten the gate. The operator may see the latch fall or hear its click as it strikes the pin in falling, thereby knowing when to release the weight.
J represents a handle by means of which the gate-latch may be operated, if desired.
Vhat I claim as my invention, and wish to secure by'Letters Patent, is-
1. The combination, with the gate, the
cords, the pulleys, and the weight described, of a hollow post surrounding the weight, having slots in its sides, pins in the weight, pro- Vhen the gate is jectingthroughsaids1ots,and T-shaped latches latch pivoted to the gate and a lever to act pivoted to said post, each latch having one 011 said latch, said lever being attached to the 10 forked arm, substantially as and for the purgate-opening cord, substantially as and for pose specified. the purpose specified.
5 2. The combination, with the gate, the ABSALOM KING.
cords, the pulleys, the Weight having pro- \Vitnesses: jecting pins,the slotted post, and the T-shaped NOAH KING,
forked-ended latches pivoted on said post,of a J OSEPl-I HERSGHBERGER.
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