Monthly Archives: December 2017

MagnaLatch offers Safety and Security

When it comes to a child’s safety, don’t choose any gate lock or latch. Choose the MagnaLatch.

But, why choose the MagnaLatch?

The MagnaLatch has been rated the world’s #1 child safety latch for over 25 years

The lift knob is more conveniently shaped and child resistant

The visible lock indicator shows whether the MagnaLatch is locked or unlocked

The lock can be rekeyed to match other locks around the property

The permanent magnet is sealed from the elements

Install your next gate with a Shut-It Hinge

 You most likely recognize the SHUT-IT brand as the “badass” hinges of gate hardware.

 Locks4Gates, a division of Architectural Iron Designs, is now offering the Shut-It hinges. Visit to see what hinge will work for your gate.

 Why choose SHUT-IT hinges?

Hinges. What do we know about them?

According to historical scholars, the first hinge dates back to 1600 B.C. and consisted of large stone sockets that acted as pivots to open/close doors. However, the Romans, developed the hinge in such a way, that ordinary people could use them for cabinets, drawers and doors in their own homes. The Romans also placed hinges on their armor for greater mobility. Stronger more powerful hinges were created by the English in the 16th and 17th centuries. These English techniques were brought over to the American colonies and blacksmithing became a popular trade since the need for stronger hardware was growing. In the 1850’s Charles Hager, Hager Hardware, developed the wagon wheel and a hinge for wagon doors. The ball bearing hinge was developed in 1899, and the most common hinge, still used today, the butt hinge, in 1900.*