Old Gate Latch

Do you remember gates like this? The main frame was steel pipe that supported a wire mesh like the two strands shown above. The latch was simple, but effective.

I don’t know the origin of this kind of latch, but it was still being used on “modern” chain link fencing in the 1950’s.

Thought for the Day: Love your neighbor as yourself but don’t take down your fence.
Carl Sandburg

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