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FENCE POST. 1%. 369,779. Patented Sept. 13, 1887.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 369,779, dated September 13, 1887.
Application filed March 21, 1887. Serial No. 231,736. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN W. DAVY, of Kingston,in the Province of Ontario, Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fence-Posts and Attachments and Fastenings for Wire; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention,such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form part of this specification.
My invention relates to metal posts adapted to be used in wire fences; and it consists of the construction and combination of parts,hereinafter fully described, and specifically pointed out in the claims.
Figure 1 is an elevation of a post embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is an elevation of the lower part of a post with my base attached thereto, the front plate of the base removed. Figs. 3 and 4 are top and bottom plan views, respectively, of my improved base. Figs. 5 and 6 are front and side views, respectively, of my anchoring-brace. Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the upper part of a post with my improved wire-fastener in position, and Fig. 8 is a sectional view on the line a. a; of Fig. 7.
A is a flat metallic post having its lower end, a, made wedge-shaped, asshown in Figs. 1 and 2.
B isthe base, which consists of a rectangular body of cast or wrought metal, provided with the oblong slot b, through which the post 'passes and integral therewith, a projecting portion, B, at one side thereof having oblong oppositely-inclined slots b at right angles to the slot 1), through which the anchoring-braces 0 pass, leaving the inverted-V-shaped partition 1/ therein. The anchoring-braces O are substantially semicircular in edge View, and provided with the rectangular flat head a. The braces O are in no sense rods or pins, but flat metallic strips, as shown in Fig. 5, having their lower ends sharpened, as at c, to permit them to be driven into the ground, and when driven they impinge each other and form a lock which firmly binds. the structure in the ground.
D is the wire fastener or collar for the support of the wire. Said collar consists of a metallic frame wrought or cast hollow, or provided with the slot d, and of the configuration shown in Figs. 7 and 8. The upper side of the collar at one end is provided with a raised lip portion,d, which is provided with curved seats (1 for the wire E, the slot 01 extending beyond the curved seats, as shown. F is a wedge for holding the collar in place and for stretching the wire, as may be desired; or set-screws may be employed.
The operation of my devices is as follows! The post A being inserted in the ground the base 13 is slipped down over the post, the post passing in the oblong slot b,when the anchoring braces G are driven into the ground through the opposite inclined slots 1), the upper inner sides of the braces being against each other, which binds them firmly, and their rectangular fiat heads covering the top of the base. By this construction the post and fence are braced both longitudinally and transversely, while the devices contributing thereto are easily and economically constructed. If desired, however, the bases B may be all anchored to'the ground, as set forth, at such intervals as may be desired, and the posts A afterward inserted, which is perfectly obvious, and said posts can at any time be removed in case of injury and others substituted, as is clearly manifest.
The manner of employing the collar is simple. It is slipped over the post, the wire placed in the curved seats d", when the wedge F being driven binds it firmly to the post.
Should the wire between any two posts be come slackened or not be drawn sufficiently taut in the first instance, by driving the wedge F the seats in the raised portion of the collar bear against the wire, and by reason of the slot extending entirely through the collar, and beyond said seats, the raised portion is brought around the post, carrying with it the wire, thereby taking up the slack.
Any number of these collars maybe placed upon a post, and they can be moved up or down whenever desired, thus permitting the wires to be placed nearer to or farther from each other, as described.
\Vhile I have thus fully described my wire fastener or collar and the manner of application to fence-post, I do not claim it herein; but
What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is-
1. Abase for fence-posts, consisting of a rectangular body of Wrought or cast metal, having an oblong slot, 6, and integral therewith a projecting portion, B, at one side thereof, having oblong oppositelyinclined slots b at right angles to slot 1), substantially as described.
2. A'base for fence-posts, consisting of a rectangular frame provided with an oblong slot, and a projecting portion having oblong oppositely-inclined slots at right angles to said slot, and flat braoes G, passing through the inclined slots, substantially as described, for the purpose set forth.
3. The combination, with a fence-post, of a rectangular base provided with an oblong slot for the post, and a projecting portion having oblong oppositely-inclined slots at right angles to saidslot, and anchoring-braces passing through the oppositely-inclined slots, which impinge each other and form a lock, substantially as described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I afliX my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
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