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    • E05F11/00Man-operated mechanisms for operating wings, including those which also operate the fastening
    • E05F11/02Man-operated mechanisms for operating wings, including those which also operate the fastening for wings in general, e.g. fanlights
    • E05F11/04Man-operated mechanisms for operating wings, including those which also operate the fastening for wings in general, e.g. fanlights with cords, chains or cables


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No. 552,937. PatentedfJan. v14, 1896.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 552,937, dated January 14, 1896.
Application filed July 18, :H395x Serial No. 556,324. (No model.)
To @ZZ whom it may concern.-
le it known that I, ALEXANDER TODD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Knox City, in the county of Knox and State 'of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Farin-Gates g and I do hereby declare that the following is a. full, clear, and exact description oi the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings, making a part of this specification, and to the letters oi reference marked thereon.
The present invention has for its object to provide a farm-gate that will be easy of operation, that will possess the necessary strength and durability to withstand storins and rough usage, and a gate that can be conveniently elevated over snow-drifts or other obstructions and will possess many advantages over the gates of the ordinary construction.
The invention therefore consists of a gate constructed substantially as shown in the drawings and hereinafter1 described and claimed.
Figure l of the drawings is a perspective view showing the gate in a lowered position; Fig. 2, a detail view, on an enlarged scale, showing the gate open and in anupright posit-ion, the support therefor being partly in section to show the spring-buier; Fig. 3, a detail perspective view of one of the slats or horizontal bars of the gate, showing the wire clip connected thereto and the ends of the cord for operating the gate attached to the clip.
In the accompanying drawings, A represents the gate, which may be of any preferred construction, and B the grooved post at the outer end of the gate to hold the saine in position when closed, the end of the gate fitting within the groove a, as shown in Fig. l of the drawings.
At the rear end of the gate A are two upright posts C D, and between the posts the rear end of said gate extends and is hinged to a suitable support E, which is fixed in the ground in any preferred way that will hold said support stationary and iirmly in position. p
The gate A is hinged at its lower inner corner, so that it 'may be brought into position, as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings.
The posts C D have connected to their upper ends suitable grooved pulleys h, and to the sides of the posts are secured siniilar pulleys o, over which pass suitable cords F G, respectively. The ends of the cords are attached to the eyes d of a suitable clip, preferably constructed of wire, which is passed through a hole in one of the slats or bars of the gate and the ends of the wire afterward bent to form coils or eyes, as above referred to. Any suitable means may be provided for attaching the ends of the cords to the gate as found best adapted to the purpose. The cords F G extend laterally or at right angles to the gate and upon opposite sides thereof and pass over pulleys c upon the upper end of suitable posts H I, said cords being provided with handles f to serve as pulls for raising or lowering the gate upon either side thereof by a person on horseback or in a vehicle, as the case inay be.
l do not wish to be confined to any particular means of raising and lowering the gate, and any suitable and well-known means inay be substituted for the cords and pulleys, this being shown as only one in many means that may be employed for such purpose.
The support E has a spring-buffer J, consisting preferably of a coiled spring held within a inortise or recess g in the support, said spring-buffer having tted over its upper end a cap 7L to forni a bearing for the end of the gate when in an elevated position. (Shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings.)
Any suitable spring bniier may be employed that will serve to break the fall of the gate when thrown over in the position shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings, thereby taking the strain oft the hinges.
Suitably hinged to the upper inner end oithe gate A is a counterbalance K to assist in raising it, said counterbalance having upon its under side near its hinged end a suitable hook L, which hook is adapted to engage with a retaining-loop M connected to the outer end of the support E when said gate is in the position shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings. The retaining-loop M is provided with an antifriction-roller N, so that when the gate A is being elevated to an upright position the end of the counterbalance K iirst strikes the antifriction-roller N. Said roller will forln a guide and support for the counterbalance un- IOO til the hook L engages with the loop ML when the gate will be held in an upright position. (Shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings.) \Vithout the hook L and loop M the gate would vibrate up and down when striking the springvbufn fer and would weaken its hinged connection with the support.
The hinging of the eounterbalanoe to the gate enables said eounterbalanoe to adapt itself to the difference in the angle the gate will assume when being` thrown back to an upright position; also, to engage the hook with the loop. l
Pulling' down upon the oord F G upon the opposite sides of the gate will open and Close the gate, respectively, the eords operati-ng in l a similar manner to those f usually employed on. `gates of this charac-ter.
The gate and the ina-nner of hin ging it to the support, .as well as the manner of hinging,` the eounterbalanee, ina-y be variously modified without departing' from the principle of my invention. lt is desirable that the eyes d of the Clip be swiveled or pivoted, so
to turn when the gate is raised or lowered, and for this reason l have Constructed *he Clip as shown.
Having now fully described iny invention. what I claim as new, and desire to secure oy Letters Patent, is
A gate hinged at its lower inner end to asuitable support, a spring buii'er connected thereto, a retaining loop attached to the end of the support and projecting upward a suitable distance and provided with a guideroller, a counter-balance hinged to the gate hayng a hook upon its under side adapted to engage with the loop when the gaie is in an opened position, and means for operating the gate to close and open it, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
In testimony that l elaiin the above I have hereunto subscribed my naine in the presence of two witnesses.
fitnessesa EDW. O. DONNELL, A. A. Towson.
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