The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: Northern England and Southern Scotland in 1841

Gate Latch

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Gate Latch. (fig. 73.) a b is a bolt for screwing into the gate post, and c d e a bolt for screwing into the gate. In shutting, the cylindrical iron or bolt e strikes against the party of the latch f g h, which, being jointed at i, is moved through an opening in the plate into the position of the dotted lines k; l, until, on the bolt passing, it resumes its place by its own weight; and, the part n of the latch m n o opposing further progress, the bolt remains fixed; and vice versa in shutting from the other side. In opening, the proper latch can easily be raised by the hand or a whip-handle, &c. This kind of latch is found very convenient for common field gates, and does not soon get out of order. Casts from the Sculptures and other Ornaments as the Walls of Stirling Castle. Models of Cottages and Moss-Houses. Suspension Beams used in the construction of the staircase, &c.