Story: Farm fencing

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

Chain-and-slot type catch

This gate catch has a chain welded onto a metal strap, which is secured onto a concrete post. The chain wraps around the gate frame and slots into a hook that is welded onto the strap. It is less likely that the chain can be lifted out of the slot by cattle.

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Robert Peden, 'Farm fencing - Gates and other barriers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008