US 108017 A
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iises b out in a. or WARWICK, NEW `ifo-RK.
" Letters Patent No. 108,017, dated October 4,1870.
` V'lMPRovEMENT-lN BoL'rsFoR BARN-moons, ae. f
To all lwhom it may condena Be itvknown'that T, Mem-'1s R. Gnnnsyof Warwick, in the county of Orange, and State of New York, have invented a new and valuable Improvement in Doorl4`astenin`gs'.;` and 'Ifdo lierebyfleclare that the followingis a full, clear, and exact-description of the onstruc-tion andoperat-ion oft-he same, reference being had to the annexed drawing making a part oi' this. specioatioinand "to the letters andgnres oi' reference marked thereon.
. Figurel of theifdrawing"is a representation of a pairvv of' 4doors in i elevation, provided with i'mprofved fas-tening. i
n l Figure 2 isa similar representation, with vchanged position of"fasteniug.
My invention relates .toa novel arrangement oi' a pail"of"sin1ultaneonsly-working toggle-bars, forthe purpose of securing barn orfstable-doors, or the like. Iuthe drawinge-` [i I A Af represent a pair of .ordinary barn-doors.
'B is the surroundingsll or frame, haring the mor- `tli-e upper ,and lower horizontalbars thereof; i 1
G C' are a pair of toggle-bars, ot which `C is swivf eled to the lower. eleatJl of the door A, and C' 'made to slide within* the guiding-Staple D, vtheposition of i which may be changed to suit single or double doors.
'TheSohedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part of the same.
'lhe position' in which the drawing represents it, as' guiding the bar C', is proper fora single door, and
likewise for double doors, when they are tongued and grooved, or provided with overlapping cleats or anges.
In the absenceof such provision, a b1oek,.E,' prop' erlyiiangeth may he secured to the door A', and the i (staple 1), so placed' that the bar G shallslide behind said block.4
The operation'oi' the device is 'clearly illustrated in the drawing.
' The door to which the toggles are applied is secured -by pressing the handle of the bar G inwardly, causing i the outer ends ofthe toggles to enter their respective mortises, '7). i
Thatl elaimas my invention, auddesire to secure by Letters}?ate1 1 t,isl
The arrangement of the'toggles C C' and staple D, in combination with a single or double door, and s1ll,
or equivalent, prorided with the mortise b, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
Iufte'st-imonythat Ioiaim the above, I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two witllesses.
' MELTIN R. IGREEN.