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No. 650,257. Patented May 22, I900. A. B. LONG.
(Application filed Nov. 17, 1899.)
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WITNESSES /NVEN7 H v HNEYS No. 650,257. Patented May 22, won.
' A. B. LONG.
(Application filed Nov. 17, 1899.)
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easements forming part of Letters'Patent No. 650,257, dated. May 22, 1900.
Application filed November 17,1899. Serial No. 737,321. (N m el- To all whom; itmay concern:
Be it known that I, ADAM BIoNs LONG, of Amish, in the county of Johnson and State of Iowa, have invented a new and Improved Farm-Gate, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates to an improvement in farm-gates, and comprises the novel features hereinafter described and claimed.
is a planof a hinge-section employed in Fig. 4.
The object of my invention is to provide a simple and cheaply-manufactured gate,which may be operated from a wagon both to open and to close it.
The gate proper is composed of a panel which contains horizontal members A and vertical members B and B, located, as herein, shown, at the ends of the panel, although thesevertical members might be introduced at other places, if desired. The vertical and horizontal members are secured to each other by means of bolts or equivalent securing devices a,
which pass through both members and which.
permit a swinging action between the vertical and horizontal members in a vertical plane.
The outer vertical members B, which are located at theswinging end of the gate, are provided with teeth I), which are engaged by the pointed upper end at of the diagonal brace D. This-brace, as herein shown, has pins (1 passing through the same and securing the two boards which form the brace and which are located one upon each side of the horizontal members A, and the pins rest upon the horizontal members and support the brace in place. The upper end of the brace engaging the teeth upon the vertical member B pre-L vents the outer end of the gate from sagging:
and enablesthe outer end of the gate to be 'ward by means of a spring E.
the gate.
adjusted in elevation by adj listing the end d in different teeth. In this manner it is possible to raise the outer end of the gate, so that it may swing over snow-drifts in the winter time, and to lower it when the snow-drifts have disappeared.
The inner or pivot end of the gate is provided with eyes a, through which passes a vertical pivot-rod a This rod passes through eyes 0, G G and 0 mounted upon the pivotpost 0. The eyes 0 G and C are placedat difierent elevations near the upper portion of the gate, and are adapted to engage the upper one of the eyes a, which are secured tothe gate, and thus to support the gate at different elevations. In this manner the gate may be raised or lowered bodily, and byreason of the adjustable brace D the outer end ofthe gate may be raised and lowered independently of Pivoted on the swinging end of the gate by means of a bolt 6 is the latch-bar E, which is restrained in its outward movements by means of a clevis or yoke e and is held outbar is adapted to engage a catch pupon a gate-post P and may be drawn back to free the gate by means of a cord or rope J, which is secured to the upper end of the bar and which passes through an eye J, mounted on top of the pivot or supporting-post O. From thence the cord or rope may be led to any convenientpoint at which itis desired to free Posts P and P will be mounted upon one or both sides of the gate and ranging in line with'the pivot-post C. The rope J, after passing through the eye J, will be divided and one portion J thereof will extend to eachof these posts when two posts are used, and through eyes J 3 on said posts.
The posts P and P may, one orboth, be provided with a catch similar to 'the catch 19 and adapted to engage the latch-bar E, so as to hold the gate when it is swung open. In lieu of the posts P and P a bar or bars may be supported from the pivot-post O and extend The latch bars are herein shownas extending toward 1 both sides of the gate, and at 'their'outer;
r 5 e nds they are connected by means of eyes g j with "one end of rods G, the ends of which; projectwithin' jtubular guides Gpwhich Tat;- their op-p'osite" endsar e connectedby eyes g with'th'e gate intermediate-its ends. When =I the gate is Sswung open, the'spring-ar'm Ffis bent and acts upon the gate, so as'top'r'omptly 1" close it as soon as it is released. 'Theibars (Si in the construction shown do not. act "upon j the "gate until the rods Ghave entered the if 2 5 tubula'rguides G a sufficient distance'tobear I upon the inner endoftheguide. Tothe' pivot end of the gate "are secured;
two arms H, which are bent laterally and? then extend around or to oneiside of the post f 0 C until they extend beyond the gate-pivot, i;
formingarms by which power may be applied i to the gate'to'swing it. The outer ends of these farms terminate in eyes h, which are{ adaptedfto'recei've the'ropes H, by which the gate iisopened. These ropes -extend'in op- "positedirections to the posts Pand P 'and pass through eyes I upon said posts-'at-aconff venient elevation, where they may beengaged by a person sitting'in'a wagon or car- 4o riage. By first pulling upon therope' J the latch-inlay be freed, and then by pulling upon the'rolpe H".fhe gatemay be swung open,the gateiswinging in i a direction away fro'm the person operating it. As'the gate swings open F 5 to "the post P or P as the case may be, the i:
Upon the outer end of the gate is pivoted a leverK, by means of a bolt k, onexend of thislever being restrained by a staple K which is mounted upon the latch-bar E. A
rope K is attached to the other end of the lever andpasses upward and over a pulley 1K the other end of the rope being secured to the latch-bar E. By pressing upward upon the outer end of the lever K the latch E may be released, thus making it possibleto open 7 5 "the gate with the foot if a persons arms are l ed wit bu s '1 A For economyone section of the gate-hinges may "be made'of a horseshoe 0 as indicated in Figs. 4 and 5. The horseshoe-sections are secured to the gate 'post'O, and hook-hangers have swivel connection withtheshoes and :at their lower ends :engage'w-ith st-aplesC connected to the gate. When ithisform'of ihinge is used, thelgate is designed-"toiopen'in 815 one direction only, and as a means for closing the gate I employia fcoiledjspringififilat ttached at one end to lthepest'iG andlatithe other end to the gateon the isideopposifte to the direction llhWhlCh it opens. g In lieu of the fiat spring'armsor'bars'F'and G which in cold climates are l'iab'leto break .at a low temperaturefl maysu bs'ti-tu'te' spring- ;steel wire,'"w-hich will operate totheisam'e end as the flat bars. p p 7 Having thus described my invention, I claim as new'and desire to secure byfLetters Patent 1. A gate provided with an. arm extending ilaterallyandrearwardly from itshingedend too fbeyond its pivot -posfl'a pull-'ropejattachedto the rear end of said arm, "and a catehmpon the pivot-post adapted to engage said arm to hold'the gatewhen opened. J
2. The combination with a gatean'd its roig :pivot-post, fof aniarm-extending laterally and rearwardly from its hinged end b'eyondithe j pivot-post, a catch on thepivot-p'ost adapted to engage said arm to hold the gate o' pen,and a pull-rope attachedto'the rear end ef said rte 60 thi'silcatchforithe purpose of releasing it from latch it engages a catch upon said post :and the'fgate is held open. After a person has passed or driven through thegate the rope J 2 may be given-a pull sufficientto release thei 5o latch *Eand permit the springs to actupon 1:
"the-gate to close it. The catch for holding thegate open may'be placed upon the pivotpostiandbe made to engage the arms H, ifE desired as is shown in Figs. :2 and 3. Upon 55 the back-sidejof 'thepost ispivoted a latch orihookedlbar R, which is adapted to engage if th'ebaror arm I-Iwhen'the-gate is swuug open, F; and'thus to retain the gate untilreleased} When this catchjsIused,' therope will run to ffiEdl'Shi HICG. I
iItliseviden'tthat the posts P" and P =which supportftheropes by which the-gate is operated, maybe-located at any convenientpoint? arm and extending across tolthe' opposite side of "the gate, said rope running to -the'c'atch for the purpose of :releasingsaid-arm.
f 3. The 00 mbination'with a gate, fofiaspring arm supported adjacent to 'the gate-pivot and I I 5 extendin g'substantiallyl at right ang les to the closed positionof the gate, a' bar pivoted to the gate intermediate its ends, and'a barhav' ing a limited sliding connection-therewith :and'pivoted to the outer end of the 'springrzo arm, isubstantially as shown and described.
4. The combination witha gatefoff a'sprin-garm supported adjacent to't'he gate-pivot-and extending substantially at right angles-to the closed gpos'i'tion'of the gate, ia'barpivoted'ito 1215 :5 the gate intermediateof its ends, fa har h'a'ving {a limited sliding connection "therewith and pivoted to the outer end or theisprin'g arm, a catch adapted to hold thegatein its 65 other than that illustrated in the drawings.
open position, and a rope for tripping said 1 0 catch from a distance, substantially as described.
5. The combination with a gate, of a springarm supported adjacent to the gate-pivot and extending substantially at right angles to the closed position of the gate, a tubular guide pivoted by one end to the gate intermediate its ends, a bar slidable in said guide and pivoted by its outer end to the spring-arm, a catch adapted to hold the gate in its open po- IO sition, and a rope for tripping said catch from a distance, substantially as described.
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