US36647A - Mprovement in devices for closing gates - Google Patents

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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05FDEVICES FOR MOVING WINGS INTO OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION; CHECKS FOR WINGS; WING FITTINGS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, CONCERNED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE WING
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFicE.
IVILLIAM GILFILLAN, OF SYRACUSE, NEW YORK.
IMPROVEMENT IN DEVICES FOR CLO SING GATES.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 36,647, dated October 14, 1862.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, WILLIAM GILFILLAN,
of the city of Syracuse, county of Onondaga.
'levers. Fig. 4 is the-adjustable stud.
Like letters refer to like parts in all the drawings.
The object of my invention is to make a device for closing doors, &c.,which will operate more powerfully upon the door when it is closed than when it is wide open, and to ac complish this result in a cheap and practicable manner that will admit of itsgeneral application. Many attempts have been made to produce such a device, but so far as my observation extends they have either been too complicated or too expensive to admit of their general introduction or usefulness.
I have aimed to construct and arrange my new device so that itwvill accomplish precisely the desired object in the simplest pos' sible manner, and with the cheapest and most durable materials.
The construction of my device is as follows, viz I attach to the door at apoint nearly over its upper hinge the ordinary adjustable stud, A,which serves as an adjustable lever to which the cord or chain B is attached. The position of this stud is regulated according to the force desired to be exerted on the door, and it is held in position by the set-screw C. To this stud I attach the cord B, which passes around the cam E and is affixed to its ex- 1 treme end at F. The cam G is fastened firmly at K to the standard Lwhich is fastened to the door-frame directly over the door and a short distance to one side of the stud A.
I generally place the standard I as close to the'stud A as convenient,in order to admit of as long a cord, H,as practicable, so as to permit the use of any cheap elastic material for the, cord H. This arrangement of the double camrollers E and G admits'the use of any convenient elastic substitute for the cord H, provided the end which is attached to the cam G is sufficiently pliable to wind around it when the door is opened.
Of course the specific elements of this device may be varied both in form and material by any skillful mechanic; and I therefore do not confine the limits of my invention to the specific forms of its various elements, as described.
The operation of my device is as follows When the door is opened, the stud A,which is attached to the door, draws on the cord or chain B,which acts directly upon the cam E, to which it is attached, and the cam E, being attached firmly to the cam G, causes the cam G to draw upon the elastic cord- H, thus, although the tension of the elastic cord H is increased by the act of opening the door, its leverage is so rapidly diminished by the rotation of the double cam-roller formed by the union of cam E and G that the force with which it acts upon the door is very rapidly diminished in proportion as the door is opened. It will thus be seen that by a simplearrangement of parts which I have studied carefully to make of the cheapest possible form,a novel and valuable result is produced capable of very general and useful application.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim is- V The employment of the double cam E'G, for the purpose of graduating the force applied to the door, constructed and arranged substantiall y as set forth.
WVILLIAM GILFILLAN. Witnesses:
M. G. HUBBARD, ANDREW J. SMITH.
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US5251402A (en) * 1992-03-10 1993-10-12 Anthony's Manufacturing Company, Inc. Self return mechanism
US5884361A (en) * 1994-10-06 1999-03-23 Anthony's Manufacturing Company Slider door mechanism, running gear mechanism and closure return
US8656554B1 (en) * 2012-02-02 2014-02-25 Isaac S. Burleson Gate closer

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US5251402A (en) * 1992-03-10 1993-10-12 Anthony's Manufacturing Company, Inc. Self return mechanism
US5884361A (en) * 1994-10-06 1999-03-23 Anthony's Manufacturing Company Slider door mechanism, running gear mechanism and closure return
US8656554B1 (en) * 2012-02-02 2014-02-25 Isaac S. Burleson Gate closer

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