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Identifier: encyclopdiaofgar00loud
Title: An encyclopædia of gardening;
Year: 1826 (1820s)
Authors: Loudon, J. C. (John Claudius), 1783-1843
Subjects: Gardening
Publisher: London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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1795. By the maintenance of « gate^s position, we mean the resistance to that tendencywhich most gates have to sink at the head or falling-post, and thus no longer to open andshut freely. If the construction and hanging of the gate were perfect, this could notpossibly take place; but as the least degree of laxity in trussing the gate, or want offirmness in fixing the post in the ground, will occasion, after frequent use, a sensible de-pression at the head, it becomes requisite either to guard against it as mucli as possible, inthe first construction ; or, to have, as in N. Parkers gate, a provision in the design of tlieupper hinge, for rectifying the deviations as they take place. In order to understand theconstruction best calculated to resist depression, suppose a gate hung, and resting on its heel{Jig. 322. c), acting as a strut, and maintained there by its upper hinge (d), acting as a tie, ^r.—- f then the bottom rail of the gate considered asrepresenting the whole, becomes a l

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