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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
http://www.natman.com/prodinfo_item.asp?cat=7&sub=76&prod=138&catalog=23


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,
Steven


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!
Thanks.


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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