Story: Farm fencing

Chain-and-slot type catch (5th of 6)

Chain-and-slot type catch

This type of catch can be commercially produced or home-made. It consists of a chain, either wired or bolted to the gate, or stapled to the gate post, which fits into a slot. There is nothing to prevent cattle from lifting the chain and opening the gate.

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Robert Peden, 'Farm fencing - Gates and other barriers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008