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  • Main Title Gate.


  • Inventor: Smith, William H.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: William H. Smith, of Port Lavaca, Texas.


  • Witness: Roedern, George O. V.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Geo. O.V. Roedern
  • Witness: Wassermann, George, Jr.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: George Wassermann, Jr.
  • Printer: Norris Peters Co.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: The Norris Peters Co., Photo-Lithographer, Washington, D. C


  • Name: United States. Patent Office.
    Place of Publication: [Washington D.C.]


  • Creation: 1891-03-03
  • Acceptance Date: 1891-03-03
  • Submission Date: 1890-06-09


  • English


  • Content Description: Patent for a gate that is "a structure hanging and sliding by means of rollers on an inclined cross-bar, and so connected by ropes and pulleys to stationary posts that a person approaching it on horseback or in a vehicle may easily open the gate (without dismounting) by pulling the rope, and on releasing the rope the gate will close automatically" (lines 12-19), illustration is included.
  • Physical Description: [1], 1 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Patents -- Texas.
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Science and Technology
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Gates.
  • Keyword: gravitations
  • Keyword: oblique movements
  • Keyword: pendant closures

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Calhoun County - Port Lavaca


  • Name: Texas Patents
    Code: TXPT


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Patent


  • Text


  • Patent Number: 447374
  • Government Documents No.: 02/354853
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth172622


  • Display Note: "Application filed June 9, 1890. Serial No. 354,853. (No model.)"