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C. E. MORRIS.
GATE OPERATOR No. 587,847. Patented Aug. 10,1897.
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CHARLES E. MORRIS, OF RECTOR, ARKANSAS.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 587,847, dated August 10, 1897. "Application nea rune 23.1896. sentir. 596.633. cromada.)
To all whom It may concern:
Be it known that l, CHARLES E. MORRIS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Rector, in the county of Clay and State of Arkansas, have invented a new and useful Gate- Operator, of which the following is a 4specilication.
This invention relatesto new and useful improvements in gate-operators; and it has for its object to provide a device of this character which shall be so constructed as to be easily manipulated by a person in a vehicle or on horseback without the necessity7 of disinounting and with which the opening and closing of a gate shall be accomplished by the weight thereof, thereby rendering such operation automatic.
To this end theinvention consists, substantially, in the construction, combination, and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter fully illustrated, described, and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a gate havingthe hereindescribed operator applied thereto. Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof, partly in section. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the operator. Y
Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the figures.
Referring to the drawings, 1 designates a gate, which may be of any preferred construction and arranged to swing between a hinge- Y post 2 and a latch-post 3. l
The gate 1, near the upper and lower ends of the rear vertical standard l thereof, is provided with hinge-arms 5, each of which forms a .substantial right angle, and the ends of said arms 5 are disposed in eyes 6, secured to the hinge-post 2, so as to permit the gate 1 having free vertical movement.
Mounted in a bearing 7 in the hinge-post 2 is an operator 8, which operator comprises an inclined concave semicircular plate 9, having a stem 10, the latter passing through the bearing 7 and projecting beyond the side of the post 2.
Secured to the standard 1 intermediate the hinge-arms 5 is a headed supporting-pin 11, upon which is rotatably mounted a roller 12, said roller 12 resting upon the plate 9, and thereby supporting the entire weight of the gate 1. As will be noted, the concavity of the plate 9 forms divergent wings 13, and over these wings the roller 12 passes for a purpose to be presently explained.
For tilting the plate 9 a lever 14 is secured to the end of the stem 10, and attachedto the lever 14: is a cord 15, whichis placed in a convenient position to be readily grasped by a person in a vehicle or on horseback, so as to manipulate saidlever 14 without dismountin g.
A spring-latch 16 is provided to retain the gate in closed position, and said latch is released to open the gate by means of a cord 17, attached to the lever 14.
The operation and advantages of the operator will be readily understood by those skilled in the art. y
lVhen the gate is in closed position, the roller 12 rests upon the plate 9 at its lowest point, which is at the center of its inclined edge, and in order to open said .gate the lever l 14 is swung to one side of the post 2, by which movement the latch 16 is released and the plate 9 is tilted, thereby lowering one of the wings 13, and by`reason of the weight of the gate the roller 12 will pass down and around said lowered wing, thus causing the gate to swing into open position. To close the gate, it is simply necessary to operate the lever 14, so as to place the same in a vertical position, the lowered wing 13 being raised and the plate 9 becoming substantially horizontal. This will raise the gate and the roller 12 will return to the lowest point on the plate 9,when said gate will again resume its closed position and be securely held therein.
From the foregoing it will be seen that I have provided a gate-operator which is simple in construction and adapted to be easily manipulated by a person in a vehicle or on horseback without the necessity of dismount- By the use of the invention the opening and closing of a gate will be rendered automatic, the weight of such gate only being necessary for swinging the same after the latch 16 has been released and the plate 9 placed in the positions described. lt is ralsoto be noted that the plate 9 is equally as well adapted for IOO the gate .will immediately. close the same when the pressure thereon is removed after being swung into open position.
Having thus described theinvention, what is claimed as new, and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, isa,
In a device of the class described, the cornbination of a hinge post, a swinging gate mounted thereon and capable of a limited ver-V tical movement, a roller mounted on the gate and arranged adjacent to the hingepost, a concave tilting plate receiving the roller of the gate in its center when the latterz is closed,v a vertically-disposed oscillating lever connected with the plate, a latchmountedon the gate l5 and connected with the oscillating lever, and operating mechanism extending from oppo-` site sides of the gate and adapted to swing my own I have hereto aiixed my signature in j the presence of two Witnesses.
CHAS. MORRIS.
PSVitnesses GEQJH. HARDIN, R. A. KLOPE.
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