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Gate.

Description: Patent for a new design for a gate that "will prevent the post to which it is hung from being drawn out of line by its weight" (lines 12-14) and will stay open unaided and "automatically lock itself when closed" (line 18) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 1, 1890
Creator: Snow, Abner
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Gate without a Fence]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph of Gertie Greene's front yard in Lynchburg, Tennessee. When showing this photo Joe would always remark, "A Mental Block is a Gate without a Fence." Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS Clark PhotoFile: 8950-0032-31
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Gate to nowhere, gate to everywhere]

Description: Joe Clark, HBSS, photographed many gates to remind him of his childhood. The gate was a place to take you anywhere you wanted to go. His use of photos to open your imagination and dream of places you could go were always captured with love and memories.
Date: 1944
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Waitin' at the Gate]

Description: Color postcard with an image of a young girl in a red dress standing behind a gate. Below the image is the text, "Waitin' at the gate." Handwritten at the bottom of the postcard is, "From Dorothy Hunt. Oct 3rd/17."
Date: 1907
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Portrait of a Woman]

Description: Cabinet card photograph of a woman standing by a gate. Her hair is up and she wears a dark dress with brocade on the bodice. Her parasol leans against the gate.
Date: unknown
Creator: Naughton
Partner: Log Cabin Village

Gate Hinge.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists of "the post or base section, having a perforated plate, the edges of which are bent up and formed with flanges and notches, and provided with the plate connected with the body of plate and separated . . . from the portions thereof, the gate-section having a depending arm, fitted to enter the perforation in the base, and having a second arm fitted for connection with the gate, and the roller, journaled on second said arm" (lines 90-99).
Date: December 7, 1886
Creator: Olinger, David J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Farm Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the posts having therein the pulleys . . . at the upper part, and one of them the notches, the cord, the weight attached thereto and to the gate, the gate, and the bolt in the post extending on either side of the gate and provided with a lug adapted to be moved over the gate and hold it down, or to be removed therefrom at will" (lines 72-80).
Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: Ellis, Benjamin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portrait of Charles W. Gates]

Description: Photograph of a portrait of a man identified as Charles W. Gates. He is sitting in a chair with his legs crossed, and is holding a riding crop and hat in each hand. Handwritten text below the photograph says "Charles Gates son of John W. Gates died November 1913."
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the suspended rolling gate [and] the toggle-jointed levers . . . connecting the gate with a fixed point" (lines 102-104). It further consists in a lever "pivoted at one end to a fixed point, the lever pivoted to [another] lever near the outer end of the latter, the lower end of the lever being attached to the free end of the lever, the pivoted hand-levers fulcrumed on opposite sides of the gate, and the rod connecting the inner ends of the said hand levers with the connected ends of the [other] levers" (lines 1-8).
Date: August 3, 1886
Creator: Lewis, John Coleman & Rainey, Willain Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design "relates to improvements in gates of that class known as 'tilting and folding' gates, and is designed to produce a gate that will automatically lock itself when down and close the passage by means which will not interfere in the least with the operation of the tilting" (lines 9-15).
Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Howe, Charles P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sliding Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sliding gate. This design "consists in the combination of the two posts between which the gate moves back and forth, the roller placed between them and upon which the gate moves, the gate provided with an extension on its rear edge, a top rail, and pulleys on the top rail, a post provided with rollers, and through which the extension passes, operating-cords provided with stops, and the posts provided with guides for the ropes to pass through" (lines 13-22).
Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Graves, William W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design "relates to improvements in that class of gates in which the gate is suspended from and adapted to transverse a supporting-beam adapted to oscillate and cause the gate to travel back and forth by gravity, according to the position the beam occupies, and has for its object to provide a gate and its operating mechanism which shall be simple and durable in construction, and capable of being readily and easily operated by a horse[back rider] or driver of a team approaching the same from either direction" (lines 9-20).
Date: May 19, 1885
Creator: Connelly, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Farm Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved farm gate. This design "provide[s] the gate with a suitable spring-bolt, in connection with an arrangement of devices or mechanism whereby the bolt is operated as the gate is being opened; also, in providing means whereby the pressure on the gate caused by the wind is equalized, thereby enabling the gate to be more easily operated" (lines 22-29).
Date: December 13, 1881
Creator: Wolfram, John Arnold
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design has for its object, "first, to provide a gate that the rider or driver can open or shut without dismounting; second, one that cannot be left accidentally open, so as to admit stock to pass through an inclosure; and third, one that the vehicle or horse[-rider] passes over, and one that the wind does not affect" (lines 11-17).
Date: December 16, 1884
Creator: Cowan, Elias
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design "relates to improvements in gates that are balanced by a weight and opened in either direction by ropes operating in conjunction with circular inclined tracks and rollers; and the object of [the] improvement is to provide a gate that may be readily opened and closed by a person seated in a vehicle" (lines 7-14).
Date: December 30, 1884
Creator: Drake, Edwin L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department