1997 - Volume #21, Issue #6, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Teen Invents Spring-Loaded Latch For Mom
The result is a clever spring-loaded, hinged gate latch that you can open or close with one hand. The latch is made from strap iron and bolts to both sides of a squared-off fence post. It's hinged on one side and equipped with a V-shaped slot at one end. To shut the gate you simply push the gate post into the slot until it locks into place.
A one-handed tug on the hinged side of the latch easily releases the gate post.
Sroka sells the units for $24.95 (Canadian) plus tax and S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Shane Sroka, Bluffton, Alberta, Canada T0C 0M0 (ph 403 843-2647).
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