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    Posted 7 years ago

    TheGateKee…
    (222 items)

    Three years ago I posted this gate as a mystery. Patent searches failed to reveal anything about it. My guess is that it was made during the late 1800's or early 1900's. When I acquired it there were many broken and missing parts. I wracked my brain trying to figure out how it was supposed to operate. Recently I had an epiphany and sure enough when my idea was incorporated it works the way I think it was intended. I learned the arm could not be rigid. It must toggle. The latch would not operate. I suspended the end of the arm just enough to allow the latch to open and close.

    The dimensions are 17" x 18" x 12".

    The last photo is a similar idea.

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    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      This is 1 I couldn't figure out. Care to share your discovery?
    2. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 7 years ago
      Blunderbuss2. Happy to share my epiphany. Note the arm connected to the gate, the gate latch (cable), and the downward facing arm on the long shaft. Pulling on one of the cross arms causes the cable to lift the latch, and the arm moves the gate to the open position. Pulling on the opposite cross arm causes the gate to swing closed and latch.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Thanks, I think.
    4. Dan121156 Dan121156, 7 years ago
      Nice... Good Job..
    5. TheGateKeeper TheGateKeeper, 7 years ago
      Thanks Dan121156

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