Spring-band style gate latch


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Old 03-30-09, 08:58 AM
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Spring-band style gate latch

I'm looking for a gate latch of the type I remember from farms I used to visit as a child: a simple curved metal strip attached to the end of the gate's outer stile. The strip has a handle (above) or pair of handles (one on each side) attached. The strike is simply a metal "hill" with a notch taken out of the peak. The gate can swing and engage the latch in the notch from either directions, alignment never goes off, and it self closes with a swing. Similar in operation to those "butterfly" latches for chain link fences, but suitable for wood frame gates.

I was surprised I couldn't find such a thing.
 
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Old 03-30-09, 01:01 PM
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Just looked at several pages and could not find what you want. I know what you are talking about thought I could find it anyplace but I guess it is to simple so they quit making them . Most likely any medal shop could make you one.
 
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Gate latch

I am looking for the same type of latch without any luck. I have old Sears kennel gates that have this type of latch and adding on to the kennel, but having to use chain link gates that will latch to a wood post. please let me know if you have found any
 
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Old 05-09-09, 06:21 AM
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Thanks, but no. The first post on this lacch describes it best. It is a simple metal strip that latches into the strike on a wood post
 
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That's it. been looking everywhere. Thanks
 
 

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