Posted 5 years ago
Recent EBay acquisition of 5" tall x 10.5" long Salesman Sample Gate in the original box. I've not found any patent information on this item. All the provenance I have is that it came from a family in the Detroit, Michigan area.
Inside the box is a message that states that in case the model was left at a customer location that it should be shipped to The Security Gate Company. It appears that a label was removed that possibly revealed the location of the company. I'm hoping someone will recognize this gate and fill me in on the missing information.
It appears the model was used to demonstrate the unique gate system which includes a secure latch mechanism and a unique lifting device that operated on a camshaft. Notches to hold the gate in the open position are seen on the upper portion of the cam. The lifting device raised the gate to clear obstructions in its path. The latch mechanism allowed the gate to open and close from either direction. The intricate pattern of the wire in the gate adds to its appeal.