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Publication numberUS2172868 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 12, 1939
Filing dateJun 19, 1937
Priority dateJun 19, 1937
Publication numberUS 2172868 A, US 2172868A, US-A-2172868, US2172868 A, US2172868A
InventorsElson Clarence M
Original AssigneeElson Clarence M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fence gate
US 2172868 A
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Sept. 12, 1939; f c. M. ELSON 2,172,868

v FENCE GATE Filed June 19 1957 4 INVENTOR 17 J8 20 (mam/(f M. 2 EON ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 12, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 5 Claims.

This invention relates to fence gates. It is particularly directed to a hinged fence gate and the like articles.

An object of this invention is to provide a gate of the character described, hinged to a post by an improved hinge which can quickly and easily be installed, and permit the gate to be removed from the hinge by the removal of a single bolt.

A further object of this invention is to provide a gate of the character described hinged on a hinge which will permit the gate to be raised at one end, to permit hogs and sheep to pass under, but to turn cattle and horses.

A still further object is to provide a gate of the character described, so constructed that one end may easily be raised out of snow drifts and opened, the gate being hinged on a pin which may be easily removed so that the gate can easily be taken off and used in other places.

Yet another object of this invention is to provide a strong, durable and rugged gate of the character described which may easily be tilted or raised at one end, which shall be inexpensive to manufacture, and withal practical and efficient to a high degree in use.

Qther objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.

The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter described, and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the following claims.

In the accompanying drawing, in which is shown one of the various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention,

Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of a fence provided with a gate embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is a cross-sectionalview taken on line 2--2 of Fig, 1;

Fig. 3 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken on line 3--3 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 1, but showing the gate tilted or raised upwardly at one end; and

Fig. 5 is a front elevational view of one end of the gate, and illustrating a modified construction.

Referring now in detail to the drawing, I ll designates a fence provided with a pair of upstanding, parallel, spaced posts II and I2. Hinged to the post I2 as by hinge I3, is a gate I4. The hinge I3 comprises a bracket I5 having a vertical wall I6, from which there extends a horizontal wall I! connected to the vertical wall by a pair of parallel webs I8. The wall I6 is formed with a bolt opening I9, and with an outwardly extending horizontal projection 20. The wall I! is formed with a tapered through opening 2! decreasing in diameter toward the top. The bracket i5 is attached to the fence post I2 by means of a horizontal bolt 22 passing through the bolt opening IS. The projection 2|! is received in an opening 20a in the post I2.

The gate I 4 comprises a vertical member 25 and a pair of side vertical members 26 and 21 disposed inside the posts II, I2. The members 25, 26 and 21 are interconnected by top and bottom parallel members 28 and intermediate parallel members 29. A diagonal member 30 may be attached across the members 25, 26 and 21. The members 28 extend beyond the members 26, 21 at both ends, as designated by numeral 280. to engage the posts II and I2. The upper of the members 29 extends beyond the member 2'! 9 at one end, as designated by numeral 29a.

Attached to the extending portion 29a of the member 29, as by bolt 32 is a bearing member 33 having a vertical through opening 34, and a ledge 35 extending beneath the bottom edge of said extending portion. The bearing member 33 rests on the portion I! of the bracket I5, and the opening 34 is aligned with the opening 2 I. A washer 36 may be interposed between the bracket and the bearing. Extending through the openings 34, 2|, and the opening in the washer 36, is a pin 38 having a head 39 at its upper end. A cotter pin 40 may be inserted within an opening at the bottom end of the pin 38.

It will now be understood that the gate I4 is hinged to the post I2 for swinging movement about a vertical axis. The gate may be lifted at one end as shown in Fig. 4, and the pin 34 and bearing member 33 will tilt with the gate. The gate may be removed by merely withdrawing the cotter pin 40 and lifting out the pin 38.

The gate I 4 may be provided with a hook 42 at its outer end engaging an eyelet 43 on the post II. Said post may be provided furthermore with a stop or projection 44 to hold the gate in horizontal position when closed. Another stop 45 may be provided to hold the gate in tilted position, to permit sheep and hogs to pass under, while turning back cattle and horses.

In Fig. 5 there is shown a modified form of gate. The gate I4a shown in Fig. 5 is constructed similarly to the gate I4 of Fig. 1, except that the members 29, and the top member 28 extend at the hinged end of the gate beyond post I2, and support a counterweight made of a con- LII crete or other suitable material to facilitate lifting of the gate to tilted position.

It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved, and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.

As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiments above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. In combination with a fence post, a bracket fixed thereto and formed with a tapered opening, a gate having a horizontal member, a bearing bolted to said member and having a ledge engaging the underside of said member, and formed with a vertical opening and a pin passing through the opening in the bearing and the tapered opening in the bracket, said pin having a head at its upper end above said bearing and provided with a cotter pin at its lower end below said tapered opening.

2. In combination with a fence post, a bracket fixed thereto and formed with an opening, a gate having a horizontal member, a bearing bolted to said member and having a ledge engaging the underside of said member and formed with a vertical opening, and a pin passing through the opening in the bearing and the opening in the bracket, said pin having a head at its upper end and provided with a cotter pin at its lower end, the opening in the bracket being tapered and decreasing in diameter toward the top.

3. In combination with a fence post, a bracket having a vertical portion contacting the fence post and a horizontal portion extending from said fence post, means for fixing said bracket to said fence post, said horizontal portion of said bracket being formed with a tapered through opening,

a gate, a bearing member fixed to said gate and resting on said horizontal portion of said bracket, a pin passing through said bearing and through said tapered opening, said gate having an extending portion adapted to engage the fence post.

4. In combination with a fence post, a bracket having a vertical portion contacting the fence post and a horizontal portion extending from said fence post, means for fixing said bracket to said fence post, said horizontal portion of said bracket being formed with a tapered through opening, a gate, a bearing member fixed to said gate and resting on said horizontal portion of said bracket, a pin passing through said bearing and through said tapered opening, said gate having a portion adapted to engage the fence post, and a weight on said portion of said gate. 5. In combination with a fence post, a bracket fixed thereto and having a vertical portion contacting said fence post, and a horizontal portion extending from said vertical portion, said vertical portion being formed with an opening to receive a bolt for attaching said bracket to said fence post, said fence post being formed with an opening, and said bracket having an integral projection extending into said opening to prevent rotation of said bracket about said bolt, the horizontal portion of said bracket being formed with a tapered through opening increasing in diameter toward the bottom, a gate having a horizontal member, a bearing bolted to said member and having a horizontal ledge engaging the underside of said member, said bearing being formed with a vertical through opening, and a pin passing through the opening in said bearing and the tapered opening in said bracket, said pin having a head at its upper end contacting the upper end of said bearing, and a cotter pin at the lower end of said first pin and below the horizontal portion of said bracket, said gate having a portion extending beyond said bearing, and a counterweight on said portion of said gate.

CLARENCE M. ELSON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification49/247, 49/191, 16/239
International ClassificationE06B11/04, E06B11/00
Cooperative ClassificationE06B11/04
European ClassificationE06B11/04