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J. H. PETERSON.
NURSERY GATE. l No. 367.162. l Patented July 26, 1887'.
`VVITNESSE i v lNVENI'QH www /f/ff/f/fffT A UNITED STATES PATENT OEEICE JOHN H. PETERSON, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 367,162, dated July 26, 1887.
Application tiled June 14, 1586. Serial No. 205,170.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that l, JOHN H. PETERSON, a citizen of theUnited States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Nursery- Gates, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
The object of my invention is to furnish a nursery-gate which will be simple and.ineX-.
pensive, and which children cannot climb over.
In the drawings, Figure l is a side elevation, partly in section, of my -nursery-gate; and Fig. 2 is an end View.
A A are tubes, within each of which and projecting therefrom are placed two sliding rods, B B.
C are springs within tubes A A', the ends of which bear against the inside ends of rods B B', and which are secured at their middles D to the tubes A A.
' E are slats to which the tubes A A are secured.
E are slats secured to the rods B B'. The ends of rods B B are placed in suitable holes iu the sides of the doorway and are h eld' in place by the pressure of the springs. The dotted lines represent the doorway. The slats E are sufficiently close together to prevent a child from passing between them, and they are sufficiently high to prevent its crawling over them. f In nursery-gates as'ordinarily constructed the slats are horizontal and children can-climb up them, and they sometimes fall off and renursery-gate that may be adj usted to doors of different widths, as shown in the patent to E. A. Tuttle, dated AugustlZ, 1873; neither 4is it new to provide a tube with projecting rods which are forced outward by coiled springs within the tube, asshown inthe patent to W. E. Hammond, dated June 16,1865. I do not therefore claim either of these devices by itself. My improved gateis self-adjusting and does not require the application of any fixtures which would reduce the clear width between the door-posts to hold it in place.
Having thus described my invention, I claim- In a nursery gate, the combination, with the recessed door-posts, of the gate consisting of tubes A and A, sliding rods B and B', the springs C within the tubes, adapted to force said rods outward into the recesses ot the posts, the slats E, attached to the tubes, and the slats PLQ-connecting the rods near their outer ends, all arranged and operating substantially as shown and described.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
JOHN II. PErEnsoN.