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Moriarty Door Latch?
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Barnfixer    Posted 05-15-2003 at 18:23:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Years ago a type of slam latch was popular on
barns in NE IA. It was a bar-like lever spring
loaded to push up under the catch. A bent rod
handle went through the door to the inside.
Only used on upper half of a dutch door. I don't
think they were any good around untied
horses, but we didn't have any in those days.
Trying to find manufacturer of that latch.
Anybody know about them?

StevenK    Posted 12-09-2004 at 18:40:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dear Barnfixer,

Did you ever find the latch you were looking for?

I have a very similar latch on my gates and am looking for replacements.

The closest thing I’ve found is this:

N226-209 Moriarty™ Gate Latches Zinc plated V1137

My latches have the same rod from front to back and it latches by falling down on the strike plate.

Any suggestions would be great.

Thank you,

Barnfixer    Posted 05-16-2003 at 05:43:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That is not exactly the same as I remember,
but very close and works the same way!

JoeK    Posted 05-15-2003 at 23:41:34       [Reply]  [No Email]

Believe Moriarty was more into hinges and household door hardware but don't know.I believe I know the type of latch you are talking about or at least very similar.This one is Crown Industrial's Model 125 Barn Latch.Current model. The ones I remember had a"circular" ring shaperd spring on left end and latched under rather than over the striker plate.....Is this the idea you are seeking?

Oops    Posted 05-15-2003 at 23:45:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Crown Ind catalog page

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