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I GATE. nrnmumn FILED APLIB, 1010.
Patented Jan. 10,1911.
Patented Jan. 10, 1911.
- State of Missouri,
tirrED sirnr n s rg rnnr OFFICE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 10, 1911.
Application filed April 16, 1910. Serial No. 555,808.
a citizen of the United States, residing at Booneville, in the county of Cooper and and useful Improvements in Gates, of which the following is a specificatlon, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
My mventlon relates to improvements in farm gates and more particularly to improved means for controlling the latch of the gate and opening and closing the gate from distant points so that a person need not dismount from his horse or get out of his carriage to open or close the gate.
The object of the invention is to improve the construction and operation of devices of this character and thereby render them less expensive and more efficient and with this object in view, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a plan view of a gate illustrating the application of the invention thereto; Fig. 2 is a view showing the gate in one of its open positions, and looking toward the side of the roadway on which the gate operating levers are mounted. Fig. 3 a side view of the gate in its closed position. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a portion of the lower inner corner of the gate; and Fig. 5 is a detail view of one of the keepers for the latch.
Referring more particularly to the drawings 1 denotes a horizontally swinging farm gate which may be of any ordinary or preferred construction and which is hingedly mounted, asat 2, on a hinge post 3 located adjacent to one side of the road. The gate swings toward and from a. latch post 1 arranged opposite the post 3 and carrying a bracket 5 on which is pivotally mounted a gravity keeper 6 for engagement with one end of a latch lever 7. This lever extends longitudinally of the gate from end to end and is tulcrumed intermediate its ends on a. horizontal transverse pivot 8. The latch lever 7 is also adapted to engage a keeper 9 similar to the keeper 6 but mounted on a post 10 arranged on the same side of the road as the hinge post 3 whereby the gate will be latched or retained in its open position.
The gate 1 has secured to its lower or bothave invented certain new tom edge a transversely extending triangular-shaped head 11 to the opposite extremities of which are fixed, as shown at 12-, operating wires 13 or similar flexible elements. These wires 13 extend in opposite directions from their points of attachment and cross each other at the angular portion 14 of the head or block 12, which latter is grooved at 15 for the wires, as shown more clearly in Fig. 4. The wires 13 extend close to the ground and along the road on opposite sides of the gate a suitable distance and their extremities are fastened to the lower ends of two upright levers 16 which are fulcrumed at 17 on posts 18 or other suitable supports. The upper arms or ends of the levers 16 are of greater length than the lower ends which are connected to the wires 13, and said upper ends are united by a wire or similar element 1.9, the points of connection of which to said levers being the same distance from the pivot or fulcrum 17 as the points of connection of the wires 13 from said pivots.
The projecting upper extremities of the levers 16 have mounted on them guides 20 containing pulleys 21, which latter support a wire, cord, or other flexible element- 22 having its ends depending and carrying suitable handles 23. Arranged on the central portion of the wire 20 is a sheave or pulley 2 1, the block or casing of which has connected to it a vertically extending wire or cord 25, which latter has its lower end connected to the inner end of the latch lever 7. The portion of the wire 22 between the two levers 16 sags so that when either of the handles 23 is pulled downwardly the wire 22 will straighten or be brought to a horizontal position to draw the wire 25 upwardly and hence disengage the outer end of the latch lever 7 from one of its keepers. It will be noted that the long inner end of the latch lever 7 overbalances the outer end of the same and consequently restores the parts to normal position when the handles 23 are released. In order to prevent the wire or cord 22 from being pulled too far and to cause the same to actuate the levers 16 after the intermediate portion of said wire or cord 22 has been straightened, stops 26 are provided on the depending handle ends of the wire. Owing to the provision of these stops, it will be seen that when one of the handles 23 is pulled downwardly the sagging central portion of the wire 22 will be straightened to retract the latc opposite end of sa against the until the W parts assume this ward pull on the 11 23 of the wire will simultaneously swu shift the wires 13 a the gate 1 on its h or closed position in which the wire Having thus de is claimed is:
1. The combination of a swinging gate, an overbalanced thereon, upright levers fulcrume ate their ends and arranged from the gate and on opposite same, a connecti "of the two upr connections between the 10 two levers and the gate,
' upper ends of the two leve 25 I around said guides and 11 guide pulley 21 and its 1re 22 becomes taut.
on between the upper ends gate operating signature in the presence of two witnesses. wer ends of the guides upon the lVitnesses: rs, a wire passed aving depending ight levers h and the stop 26 at the ends forming handles, a connection between id wire 22 will be drawn the intermediate portion of said wire and casing 20 the overbalanced end of the gate latch, and \Vhen the osition a continued d0wnrst mentioned handle end tracted and then the gate swung on its pivot. cause the levers 16 to be 2. The combination of a horizontally ng on their pivots 17 to swinging gate, an overbalanced latch lever nd consequently to swing thereon, upright levers for operating the inges 2 to either its open gate and arranged on opposite sides of the stops on said wire whereby when either of its ends is pulled the latch will be first reaccording to-the direction same, connections between said levers to 22 1s drawn. scribed the invention what at the upper extremlties of said levers, a
cause them to move simultaneously, guides wire passed over said guides and having dehorizontally pending ends forming handles, a connection lat h l r between the intermediate portion of said dintermedi- Wire and the overbalanced end of the gate t di t latch, and stops on said wire to limit its sides of th movement through said guides.
In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my HENRY E. BRUMMEL.
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