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Publication numberUS387771 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date14 Aug 1888
Filing date29 Jan 1887
Publication numberUS 387771 A, US 387771A, US-A-387771, US387771 A, US387771A
InventorsJames H. Davis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 387771 A
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(No Model.)

J. H. DAVIS GATE HINGE. No. 387,771. Patented Aug. 14, 1888.


UNITED STATES Pn'rnr rricn.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 387,771, dated August 14, 1888.

Application filed January 29, 1887. Serial No. 225,938. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that 1, JAMES H. DAVIS, of Danville, in the county of Boyle and State of Kentuclcy, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Gate-Hinges, of which the following is a specification.

This invention is an improvement in gatehinges, which hinges, while capable of a more general use, are intended especially for use with gates which may be opened by persons approaching from either side; and the invention consists in certain features of construction and novel combinations of parts, as will be hereinafter described and claimed.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a part of a gate embodying my im proveinents. Fig. 2 is a detail view illustrating the upper hinge, and Figs. 3 and 4. are detail views illustrating the lower hinge.

The upper hinge, A, is formed ofa part, 1, secured to the gate B and having apin, 2, and the part 3, secured to the hinge-post C and having one, two, or more perforations, 4, fitted to receive the pin 2 of the part 1. It is preferred to use a plurality of perforations 4, as shown, in order that the gate may be adjusted to act in the manner desired. The lower hinge, D, is formed with sections 5 and 6. The hinge-section 6 has a head formed with a hearing, 7, and with side ribs, 8, back of which I form grooves 9, and the head has flanges 10 in rear of said grooves 9. The hinge-section 5 is secured to the gate and has its head 11 provided with a socket or recess, 12, formed with a main portion, 13, and depressions 14 to fit the head of hinge-section 6 in the different positions of the parts.

From the head of part 8, I project a pivotpin, 15, which enters an opening, 16, in pivotplate 17. This pivot-plate has on its rear side a non-circular projection or portion, 18, which fits a corresponding opening, 19, in what, for convenience of reference, 1 term the baseplate. In the construction shown the post 0 constitutes such base-plate. The opening 16, it will be seen, is arranged eccentrically to the portion 18, so that by setting the pivot-plate rotarily to different adjustments by removing it and replacing its portion 18 in opening 19 in difierent relations the pivot-opening 16 may be set toward one or the opposite side of the hinge-post, as may be desired, in order to secure the gate in vertical alignment.

The gate, it will be seen, may be opened by a person approaching it from either side.

Manifestly the gate proper may be of ordinary construction, and the invention can be easily applied to a common farm-gate.

The pivot-plate 17 may be secured by screws or otherwise to the post 0. Usually the pivotpin is threaded and fits a suitable thread in the socket of block 17, although manifestly in a common farnrgate the pin 15 might be screwed directly into the post without the in tervention of plate 17; but I prefer the construction as shown and before described.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Pat ent, is-

l. The pivot-plate having a non-circular portion and provided with an opening arranged eccentrically to said portion, the hingesection having a pin fitted to said eccentric opening, and the second section or strap fitted to said first section, all combined substantially as set forth.

2. In a hinge, a pivot plate or section having a non-circular portion and provided with an opening arranged eccentrically to said non circular portion, combined with a hinge section adapted to receive or coact with another hinge-section and having a pin or stem fitted to enter said opening, all substantially as and for the purposes specified.

3. The improved hinge herein described, comprising the hinge-section 6, having main rounded bearing 7, and provided at the opposite sides thereof with ribs 8 8, and the hingesection 5,having a socket or recess formed with a main portion, 13, and with depressions 14. 14 at the opposite sides of such portion 13, substantially as and for the purposes specified.



J no. T. VAN WINKLE, Cass. H. Bones.

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Cooperative ClassificationE05D7/0054