W. T. Merritt, of Hart's Village, N. Y., has taken measures to secure a patent for an improved method ol operating gates. This is an improvement relating to those gates which are raised up and down by a driver [without leaving his seat in a carnage or wagon, and is adapted to make them work better, and also to prevent a casual movement in a gate of this kind. The improvement relates to certain devices for accomplishing the objects mentioned. Why are not such gates placed on all the railroad crossings ? They appear to us to be the very kind required for such situations.
This article was originally published with the title "Improved Gate" in Scientific American 8, 51, 404 (September 1853)