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No. 600,577. Patented Mar. 15,1898.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 600,577, dated March 15, 1898.

Application filed September 27, 1897. fierial No. 653,235. (No model.)

To aZZ whom it may concern.-

Beit known that I, CHARLES WV. FENTON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pine Village, in the county of Warren and State of Indiana,have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fence-Posts; and I 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, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification.

This invention relates to metallic fenceposts, and has for its object certain new and useful improvements in the construction and formation of the fence-posts, whereby great strength, durability, and neatness are obtained.

The invention consists in the particular construction and arrangement of the parts to be hereinafter described and claimed.

Referring to the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 illustrates in perspective my improved post, showing the fence-boards engaged and supported thereby. Fig. 2 is a perspective of one of the cross-bars adapted to support the ends of the boards. Fig. 3 is a horizontal section of the post.

Like letters of reference refer to corresponding parts.

A indicates the main body of the post, which is preferably constructed of angle-iron bent in a U form at the top a and having its ends I) c flared outward to form suitable braces to support the post in any upright position against the ordinary strains brought to bear on the post or fence. In setting this post in the ground the foot-plates e fare first placed at the bottom of the hole in a horizontal plane in such a position as to furnish a firm support for the legs or braces b c, and when the earth has been filled in and rammed at the lower ends of the post serves to hold it firmly in position. Of course it will be seen that if found necessary these base-plates may be rigid or fastened securely to the legs of the post, thereby more firmly anchoring the post in position, and it will also be seen that, if desirable, the plates 6 and f may be formed of a single piece and accomplish substantially the same results.

9 indicates the cross-bars, which are formed of angle-iron, one side being cut away at h h to engage one side of the post, so that the cut-away portion will fit the angle-iron and permit the ends of the side j to rest snugly against the face of the post, thus furnishing suitable means for fastening the bars to the angle-iron posts. The side 7c of the bar lies in a horizontal plane and furnishes a broad support for the fence-boards B. It will be apparent that other forms of construction may be adopted for this cross-bar by which substantially the same results may be accomplished, and although I have deemed it sufficient to illustrate but the one form other equivalent forms may be employed without departing from the spirit and scope of my invenion.

When the angle-iron post A has been bent to the desired form, having the two sides substantially parallel with each other and separated a distance approximately equal to the width or thickness of the two boards to be supported'therein, the cross-bars are riveted or bolted at m n, whereupon the post is in condition for use and maybe set in the ground any desired depth, when the boards B may be inserted at the cross bars or slats, where they are secured by means of the locking-pins 1). These pins may be of any suitable material and are inserted into the board at a point upon either or both sides of the fence-post to hold the fence-board from longitudinal movement.

It will be obvious to those familiar with the art that some slight modifications may be made in the general construction and arrangement of the parts as I have herein shown and described them, and I desire to have it understood that although I prefer the form herein shown I do not limit myself thereto.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is- 1. In a fence, the combination with the fenoe-boards of a metallic post, composed of angle-iron bent upon itself, angle-iron crossbars secured to said post adapted to form a broad horizontal surface for the support of said boards, and means for securing said boards from longitudinal movement, substantially as described.

2. In afence, the combination of fenceboards,a fence-post formed of angle-iron bent upon itself, and having its lower ends flared to engage below the ground, plates adapted 5 to support said post, cross-bars composed of angle-iron secured to said post, adapted to form a broad horizontal surface for the support of said boards, and pins arranged to engage the said boards at suitable points adjacent to said post, whereby they are held from 10' longitudinal movement, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.



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