«Previous    Next»
Home-Built Gate Latch
I thought FARM SHOW readers might be interested in a gate latch that my father used to make when I was a boy. I've never seen them anywhere else. It can be used both to hold the gate closed and to hold it open to keep wind or gravity from blowing it closed. I use a 3-in. dia. steel ring hanging from a steel bracket bent into a U-shape that bolts to the gate post. When the gate swings closed, the ring rotates up into the slotted bracket. As the gate moves past, the ring drops down, holding the gate closed because it can't pivot up the other way. To open the gate, you just pull back on the gate and raise the ring up. It's simple and easy to open. All you need is a ring from 3 to 6 in. dia. and a piece of strap iron. (Marland Old, Rt. 1, Box 141B, New Boston, Tex. 75570)

  Click here to download page story appeared in.

  Click here to read entire issue

To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.
Order the Issue Containing This Story
1999 - Volume #23, Issue #4