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    • E04H17/00Fencing, e.g. fences, enclosures, corrals
    • E04H17/02Wire fencing
    • E04H17/06Parts for wire fences
    • E04H17/066Slats for chain link fences


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No. 1. Patented Peb. 12, 1889.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 397,511, dated February 12, 1889.

4 Application tiled November 12, 1888. Serial No, 290,592. (No model.)

To a/ZZ whom it may concern:

Beit known that I, PHARES M. MISHLER,

- a citizen of the United States, residing at l-lagerstown, in the county of Washington and State of Maryland, have invented certain new an d useful Impro vements in Portable Fences; and l do hereby declare the following` to be 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.

This invention relates to certain novel improvements in portable felices; and it has for its objects to connect the palings constituting the bodyof the fence to each other and to the uprights or posts in a convenient an d substantial manner; and it further consists in providin said portable fence with a post composed of three parts having pivotal connections, whereby said post can be readily folded, so thatA the fence may be easily and quickly put up and taken down and removed or changed from place to place, as will be hereinafter more fully explained.

Figure l a side View of my fence. Fig. 2 is a vertical cross-section of the same. Fig.

3 is a detail view of the end fastenings in modiied form. Fig. 4 is a detail view of the railwire in modified form, and Fig. 5 is a detail view of the upper or lower rail.

Referring by letter to the accompanying drawings, A designates the uprights or feneeposts, consisting of the vertical portion a, the

inclined bar a', and the transverse sill (L2, all ol' which have a pivotal. connection to one another. The inclined bar c is pivoted at as to the upright c, and the transverse bar or sill is pivoted at c to the lower portion of said vertical portion a. The lower end of the inclined bar is provided with a perforation, l), and the sill has perforations b b h', and through which and the perforation in the inclined bar is passed a pin, b2. On the face of the vertical bars c, and between the same and the palings, is arranged Va vertical wire, b3, which is secured to said bar at the top by a staple, b4, while the points thereof at the bottom are bent and driven into the bar, as shown at at in the drawings. This wire is a continuons piece and bent in U-shaped form and serves to separate the palings from the post, whereby they do not come in contact with one another, thus avoiding decay of the wood.

The letters B B indicate twin upper and lower rails for the fence. The same consists of a stron g wire bar, which is bent transversely at intervals, forming a shoulder, c, at each end of the depression c and horizontal. face portion c2. The wire rails are provided at one end with an eye, c3, and at the opposite end with hooked or projecting portion cf", which is bent as shown, and provided with screwthreads to receive a nut, whereby the sections of the fence are coupled together.

C C represent a series of parallel inclined palings, which are placed within the depres sions of the upper and lower horizontal wire rails, which latter form a continuous strand embracing each section of the fence.

D indicates a wire, one end of which is secured to the end of the wire rail and wound about the said rail its entire length and on opposite sides of the palings, as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings, thereby forming., in connection with the wire rail, a loop, d, in which are embraced palin gs, both at the top'and bottom thereof, thus holdingthem in position.

To strengthen and further brace my fence, I provide an additional diagonal wire conn ection for each panel of a fen ce by means of a coni tinuous wire, E, which. passes diagonally down from the top of the section, where itis looped around the top rail and iirst paling, then eX- tending downwardly to the lower end of the paling at the opposite end of the section, and the said wire is looped around each paling, as shown, at equidistant intervals. The vertical post aforesaid is secured to the panel of the fence by a wire, d', wound around the paling' and post in serpentine form, thus binding the two parts together. The lower end of this serpentine wire has a loop, d2, at its lower end, in which may be driven a stake for more securely holding the fence to the ground.

It will be observed that the post of the fence can be readily folded by simply withdrawing the pin, thereby freeing the base from the inclin ed bar, when the two latter can be turned on their pivots, thus folding said post, and will be found convenient for shipping as well as for moving the fence from place to place, and it is durable and cheap to build. Instead IOO oi the bent rail, as deseribed, I may use a V- shaped bend for the palings.

It is obvious that many ways are convenient lior `Coupling,l the sections together. For iustanee, a Commonr loop may be employed, or a ley-hole-shaped loop and a T-shaped head, as shown in the drawings, as well as that shown with serew hook and nut. llowever, I do not confine myself to any precise 'l'asteir ing,l for the sections of the fence, as Various means may be employed without departingl irom the spirit of my invention.

It will be further seen thatby providing' the base-bar with two or more perforations the inelined bar ean be adjusted in sneh a inanner that the fence can be made to aeeolnmodate itself to uneven ground-as the side of a hill-by withdrawing the holding-pin and setting, it in either ol the perforations, as may be desired in giving the fenee a Vertical. position.

IVhat I Claim, and desire to seeure by Letters Patent, is-

'lhe within-deseribet'l portable fence, oonsisting' of the post Composed of three partsto wit, the Vertical portion, inelined bar, and base-all pivoted to one another and Capable of being folded, as deseribed, the upper and lower rails havin g depressions, 'the palings seeured in these depressions by the tiedvire wound around them, the diagonal brace-wire, the wire shield on the faee of the post, and the serpentine wire havin g loops at its lower end to .reeeive a stake, the whole arranged substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I aiiixmysignature in presenee of' two witnesses.



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US2760759A (en) * 1954-04-16 1956-08-28 Winston C Rice Chain link fence with slat inserts
US2802645A (en) * 1954-04-16 1957-08-13 Winston C Rice Method of converting a wire fence
FR2944901A1 (en) * 2009-04-27 2010-10-29 Sagem Securite Identification device (100) of a person by his fingerprint.

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2760759A (en) * 1954-04-16 1956-08-28 Winston C Rice Chain link fence with slat inserts
US2802645A (en) * 1954-04-16 1957-08-13 Winston C Rice Method of converting a wire fence
FR2944901A1 (en) * 2009-04-27 2010-10-29 Sagem Securite Identification device (100) of a person by his fingerprint.
WO2010125019A1 (en) * 2009-04-27 2010-11-04 Morpho Device for identifying a person by a print thereof

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