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Publication numberUS1650146 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 22, 1927
Filing dateMay 6, 1925
Priority dateMay 6, 1925
Publication numberUS 1650146 A, US 1650146A, US-A-1650146, US1650146 A, US1650146A
InventorsMoore Thomas J
Original AssigneeMoore Thomas J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gate-latching mechanism
US 1650146 A
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Nov. 22, 1 92 7.'


no the mounting of my D Patented Nov; 22, 19.27. 1,650,146




Application filed May 6, 1925. Serial No. 28,392.

My invention relates to latching mechain the enclosure for stock, I might add that nism for gates, and more particularly to such other gate or other type of fence as de gates of the heavy or so-called stock ensired might be used and my particular gate closing type. latching device applied thereto by Slight vision of special gate latching mechanism In the present instance, the post member fashioned in such manner as to be readily 10 is shown, of wood. .Mounted upon this assembled upon any ordinary post member. post 10, or rather bolted thereto, is the ad- Another object of my invention is in the justable latch receiving portion, the same W provision of a gate latching mechanism being made up of two brackets 12 and 13 (i5 fashioned in a manner to prevent any accithat are adapted to be supported upon the dental opening of a gate member by stock post, either by bolting entirely through the enclosed within the field wherein the gate post, as shown at 14, or eXteriorly of the is used. post, asshown at 15. If the post is made T' Still another object of my invention is in of cement, then the bolt member 1 1 would the provision of gate latching mechanism not be passed entirely through the same, that is locked automatically by the movebut would be placed adjacent the front side ment of the gate and prevented from beof the post. In other words, it is obvious coming unlocked except by the movement from the above that any expedient manner of '10 of release portions thereof. bolting the bracket members 12 and 13 tothe Yet another object of my invention is in post may be utilized. As shown .perhaps the provision 'of. an adjustable gate latch most clearly in Figs. 3 and 4;, the forward keeper that is adapted to permit the latchends of the brackets 12 and 13 overlie each in of the gatevmember upon either side of other in a slidable manner, as shown at 16, 25 the gate postwhen such movement is deand are positively held in such position by so sired. i means of the bolt members 17 with appro- A further object of my invention is in priate washers and nuts. This front face the provision of a special gate latching mechv portion 16 which is made up of the projectanism for use upon gates used in stock ening forward ends of the brackets 12 and n closures, said latching mechanism being 13, is indented as at 18 and 19 in a manner to fashioned to become automatically latched pr vide re V ng SlOtS 01 the latch bar 20. by movement of the gate, but having the re- This latch bar 20 has its outer end pivoted lease mechanism thereof located in a manas at 2 up a rm 22' pivo ed a at 23 upon ner to prevent possible opening'thereof by the pivoted gate member described generally the accidental movement-thereagainst of the as A. Means is provided normally for pre- 9 stock. venting the withdrawal of the latch bar 20 Other objects of my invention will appear o the dotted line position shown in both in the following specification, taken in con- Flgs. 2 and 3, and said means comprises a nection with the enclosed drawings, in book 24:, pivoted as at 25 to an adjacent pOr- .10 which tion of the gate, said hook being adapted to 5 Fig. 1 is a plan view of my gate latching catch in the manner shown in Fig. 3, a lug 26 mechanism, as applied to an ordinary barbed upon the bar 22. From the above it may be wire fence, although it is obvious that such seen that complete withdrawal of the latch mechanism might well be applied to any of bar 1s prevented except by first releasing the the well known ty Fig. 2 is a side elevation of my gate latchmounting of the latch member will be deiug mechanism, showing its application to a scribed later, following the complete deformal gate member; sc-riptlon of the gate latchlng mechanism. pective showing in detail An automatlc safety member 27 1S bolted ate latch, and or pinned at 28 in a pivotal manner to the Fig. 3 1s a pers Fig. 4c is a front elevation showing in post 10, said automatic safety member comdetail the adjustable latch receiving portion. prising a downwardly extending Weighted Referring to the drawings, wherein I have portion 29 and the two oppositely projecting shown my gate lock applied upon a formal wing portions 30 and 31. This automatic wooden gate mer ber of the type usually used safety mechanism might well be described as The object of my invention is in thepromechanical. adjustment or change. c0

pes of fence; hook member 24. Reasons for the above

Referenced by
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US2746783 *Apr 26, 1954May 22, 1956Rader James CNon-sag gate latch
US5772265 *Oct 20, 1993Jun 30, 1998Gilbert; Anthony OdellDoor security lock
U.S. Classification292/210, 292/341.17
International ClassificationE05B65/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05B65/0007
European ClassificationE05B65/00B