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s eP- 6, 1932- w. B. vPETERSON 1,875,489
Filed sept. 21, 1951" 2 sheets-sheet 1 Sept. 6, 1932.
Aw. B. PETERSON GATE Filed Sept. 21, 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Sept. 6, 1932 UNITED STATES WILLIAM B. PETERSON, F HANNIBALMISSOURI GATE Application led September 21, 1931. ASerial No; 564,204.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in gates, and the primary object of the invention is to provide a longitudinally adjustable gate, whereby the same will afford an elicient closure no matter how far the gate posts may be spaced, that is, of course, within reason.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a gate that is adjustable longitudinally and which also may be supported for vertical movement relative to the ground.
A still further object of the invention is to provide means for swingably and slidably supporting the gate, together with means for retaining the gate at the desired vertical adjustment.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:
Figure l is an elevational view of the gate, the same being shown in aparti ally extended position.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the gate.
Figure 3 is a transverse vertical sectional view through the sections of the casing.
Figure t is a fragmentary elevational View showing a portion of the gate with the latter in a raised position for illustrating the manner of retaining the case in said position.
l/Vith reference more in detail to the drawings, it will be seen that the gate comprises a pair of sections designated generally by the reference characters 5 and 6 respectively, and each of the sections are substantially identical in construction in that each includes a plurality of vertically spaced horizontal bars connected by a plurality of relatively spaced pairs of vertical connecting bars, the latter bars being preferably angle iron.
The horizontal bars of the gate section 5 are designated by the reference character 7 and the pairs of vertical bars by the reference character 8. There are preferably three pairs of bars 8, there being a pair of bars at each end of the gate section and a third pair of bars 8 intermediate the ends of the gate section as clearly suggested in Figure l.
The horizontal bars of the gate section 6 vaxis of the gate post'.
are designated generally by the reference character 9, and the vertical bars bythe reference character 10. Y
The gate section 6 is provided with but two pairs of bars l0, there being one pair of bars '551 at each end of the gate section.
When` the gate sections are assembled, and as clearly shown in Figures l and 3, the bars 9 of thesectio-n 6 extend between the bars 8 ,j of that pair of bars at the free end of the 0' gate section 5, with the bars 9 arranged in alternate relation with respect to the bars 7 of the gate section 5.
Certain of the bars 9 adjacent one end of the gate section 6 are provided with shoulders 11 for engaging the proximate ends of adjacent'bars 7 when-ther sections are in retracted position to thereby limit theinward sliding movement of the gate section 6 relative to the gate section 5. It might be also noted, hat preferably the lowermost bar? for substantially half of its length,is slotted longitudinally as at l2, and receives in the slot, the lowermost bar 9 ,A which latter bar is thickened laterally at its outer end as at 13. In providing the slot or urcation 12, for receiving the lowermost bar cut as shown, suitable means is provided to prevent sagging of the section 6 relative to the-section 5. u
The section 5 adjacent its hinge end is provided on opposite sides thereof with diagonal brace bars 14 extendingbetween the intermediate pairs of bars` 8,' and the bars 8 of that pair at the hinged end of said section 5.
A suitable post for swingably supporting the gate is provided and the sam-e consists of a relatively short tubular section 15 receiving the lower ends of a relatively elongated section 16. Hinge straps 17 embrace 90 the post section 16 and have their ends secured to relatively opposite sides of upper and lower bars 7.
The lowermost strap 17 rests on the upper end of the post section l5 when the gate is in its lowerinost position. When the gate is hung from the post in a manner as explained, it is apparent that the same may be swung on a horizontal plane about the longitudinal l For securing the gate at a desired adjustment, there is provided on the lowermost bar 7 of the gate section 5 adjacent the hinged end of the gate section, a slotted bar 18 'provided with a plurality of relatively spaced notches 19. Adjacent the upper end of the post section 15 and disposed about the post section 15 is a collar 2O to which is pivoted one end of a locking or retaining link 21, the free end of which is formed to slide longitudinally of the slot in bar 18 for engagement with a selected one of the notches 19.
Manifestly, when the free end 21 is en-A gaged with the notch 19, assuggested in Figure 4, the gate will be retained in the desired vertical adjustment and when in such an adjusted position, will also be capable of swinging movement about the gate post to open or closed position.
It is also apparent, that an expansion or retraction of thel gate section may be accomplished whether the gate be in a raised or lowered position.
Even though I have herein shown and described the preferred embodiment of the invention, itis to be understood that the same is susceptible of further changes, modifications and improvements coming within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is: j
The combination with a gate post, a gate, and means connecting the gate with the .post for swinging movement horizontally and sliding movement vertically; of means for'securing the gate at a desired elevation comprising a collar on said gate post and having laterally extending ears, a rod pivotally connected at one end with said ears, a bar iXedly secured to the gate adjacent the lower edge thereof and elongated longitudinally of the gate, and also being provided with an elongated longitudinal slot, and a longitudinal series of relatively spaced notches adjacent said slots, and said rod having a free end thereof formed to operate in said slot and to engage a selected one of said notches.
In testimony whereof I ailix my signature.
WILLIAM B. PETERSON.