US 1959709 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
May 22, 1934.
Filed July 14, 1933 S. H. DEEDS 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 fl Home y May 22, 1934. s H DEEDS 1,959,709
Filed July 14, 1933 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor Samuel/ Deeds gzmaafizw Patented y 1934 9 1,959,709 I TE, 1 Samuel H. Deeds, Claysville, Pa.
Application July 14, 1933, Serial No. 680,472
The present invention relates to a gate and has for its object to provide a structure particularly adapted for uses and circumstances about a farm and the like.
Another very important object of the invention resides in the provision of a gate of this nature which is simple in its construction, strong and durable, inexpensive to manufacture, thoroughly efiicient and reliable in use, easy to manipulate and otherwise well adapted to the purpose for which it is designed.
With the above and numerous other objects in view as will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a gate structure embodying the features of my invention.
Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof.
Figure 3 is a vertical section taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure 1, and
Figure 4 is a perspective view of a bracket.
Referring to the drawings in detail it will be seen that letters P and P denote gate posts, letter F denotes a gate frame and letter G a gate. The gate posts P and P are mounted in the usual well known manner or any other preferred manner so as to be disposed vertically. On the upper portion of the post P is a bracket B. Bracket B is formed from a single strip of strap metal bent over upon itself at its center to provide a sleeve 5 from which merge extensions 6 riveted together and merging into lateral extensions '7 which in turn merge into right angular extensions 8. The extensions 8 straddle the post P and are secured thereto by bolts 9 or other suitable fastening means.
The frame F comprises a post or vertical bar 9, a horizontal bar 10 extending from an intermediate portion thereof and a diagonal brace 11 secured by a bolt 12 at one end to an intermediate portion of the horizontal bar 10 and by bolt 14 to the lower portion of the bar 9. A turnbuckle structure 15 is diagonally disposed with respect to the bars 9 and 10 being secured thereto by bolts 16 and 17.
A pin 18 rises from the upper end of the bar 9 and is rockable in the sleeve 5 and has a nut 19 threaded on the upper end thereof. A pin 20 depends from the lower end of the bar 9 into a sleeve 21 embeddedin a concrete block 22 in the ground and a ball bearing 23 is mounted in the bottom of this sleeve 21 under the lower end of the pin 20. Thus the frame F v is swingable.
The gate G comprises a pair of end vertical bars 24 and a centrally arranged vertical bar 25 and a plurality of horizontal bars 26 some of which extend out beyond one of the bars 24 as indicated to advantage in Figure 1 by dotted lines and in Figure 2. Angle brackets 2'7, 27, are mounted on the intermediate vertical bar 25 and support a rod in spaced parallel relationship thereto as indicated to advantage in Figure 3. This rod extends through an opening in the end portion of the bar 10. A coil spring 29 is disposed about the rod 28 and impinges against the upper edge of the bar 10 and against an adjustable stop sleeve 30 on the rod 28 above the bar 10. The stop sleeve 30 is adjustable by loosening set screw 31 as will be quite apparent. The gate may be swung on the frame and may be adjusted vertically with respect to the frame as will be quite apparent. A hook 33 is provided on the post P with which one of the extending ends of the bars 28 may be engaged.
With a gate constructed in accordance with this invention it will be seen that the gate may be adjusted to let small live stock through by simply raising the gate. In case of snow, the gate can be adjusted to operate higher off the ground, by resetting the sleeve 30 or it can simply be lifted and pushed around without disturbing the sleeve adjustment. The spring 29 simply acts as a shock absorber and also assists in lifting the gate as said spring takes part of the weight of the gate.
By placing the bar 25 and the rod 28 at the center of the casing, the collar 31 and compressed spring 29, with the rod 28, supports the gate at its center of gravity, and the compression of the spring by the weight of the gate is sufiicient to prevent the gate from sagging. The= turnbuckle arrangement will permit adjustment of the frame parts 10 and 11 if the bolt holes of the bolts, which connect these parts together and to the bar 9, become worn, which might result in sagging of the frame F.
It is thought that the construction, operation, utility and advantages of this invention will now be quite apparent to those skilled in this art without a more detailed description thereof.
The present embodiment of the invention has been described in considerable detail merely for the purposes of exemplification since in actual practice it attains the features of advantage enumerated as desirable in the statement of the invention and the above description.
It will be apparent that changes in the details of construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the sprit or scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed or sacrificing any of its advantages.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is:
1. The combination of a swinging frame, a gate having a vertically arranged rod hinging the gate to the frame, a collar adjustably connected with the rod and a spring on the rod located between the collar and a part of the frame.
2. A device of the class described comprising a vertically arranged post, means for supporting the same for rocking movement about a vertical axis, a horizontal arm connected to an intermediate part of the post, a diagonally arranged brace connecting a part of the arm to the lower part of the post, a turnbuckle device connecting the arm to an upper part of the post, a gate member, a vertically arranged rod carried by an intermediate part of the gate member and the free end of the arm having a hole therein through which the rod passes, a collar adjustably connected with the rod above the arm, and a spring encircling a part of the rod and located between the arm and the collar.
SAMUEL I-I. DEEDS.