Patent Model - Improvement in Latches for Gates

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Henry Alderfer (b.1834, d.1892), Patentee
Production date
Oct 03 1871
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Wood, brass
8 5/8 x 10 x 3" (21.9 x 25.4 x 7.6cm)
Henry Alderfer's improved gate latch "is made so as to lessen the concussion upon the swing catch, and to prevent the latch becoming inoperative in consequence of the gate-posts being partially displaced by frost or otherwise." (Patent number: 119,491)
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