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US779318A US18961504A US1904189615A US779318A US 779318 A US779318 A US 779318A US 18961504 A US18961504 A US 18961504A US 1904189615 A US1904189615 A US 1904189615A US 779318 A US779318 A US 779318A
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    • E04C5/00Reinforcing elements, e.g. for concrete; Auxiliary elements therefor
    • E04C5/16Auxiliary parts for reinforcements, e.g. connectors, spacers, stirrups
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N0. 779,318. PATENTED JAN. 3, 1905.
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FENCE POST- SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Paten No. 779,318, dated January 3, 1905.
Application filed January 18, 1904. Serial No. 189,615.
To aZZ whom it puny concern.-
Beitknown that I, J OHN RoeERs,a citizen of the United States, residing at Platteville, in the county of Grant and State of Wisconsin, have invented a new and useful Fence-Post, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to improvements in fence-posts.
The object of the present invention is to improvethe construction of that class of fenceposts which are constructed of plastic material such as artificial stone, cement, and the like-and to provide a simple and inexpensive post of this character which will possess great strength and durability and which will be adapted for supporting fence-Wires and the like.
A further object of the invention is to enable wooden strips or bars to be advantageously employed for strengthening artificialstone fence-posts and to arrange the bars or pieces so that they will mutually support each other, and thereby form a rigid structure.
WVith these and other objects in view the invention consists in the construction and novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claims hereto appended, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size, and minor details of construc tion within the scope of the claims may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view of a fence-post constructed in accordance with this invention. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the upper portion of the post, the plastic material being broken away to illustrate the arrangement of the wooden bars. Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view.
Like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawings.
1 designates a post designed particularly for use in fence construction and having a body portion constructed of plastic material, such as cement, artificial stone, or the like.
The post, which is preferably tapered, as shown, is provided with a solid top portion 2 and a hollow lower portion forming an interior chamber or space 3, which is tapered toward its upper end and which extends from the bottom of the post to the upper portion thereof. The hollow portion may be of any desired size and may be varied to secure the desired strength and lightness. The post is supported and braced by a tapering frame consisting, preferably, of bars 4 of wood embedded in the plastic material and having their upper ends 5 fitted together to form a solid top. The upper ends 5 of the bars are tapered, as shown, and are exteriorly grooved for the reception of a ring or band 6, of wire or other suitable material, whereby the bars 4 are held firmly together. The bars are preferably constructed of wood, which affords the requisite strength and at the same time is light and inexpensive, and as the bars are embedded within the plastic body of the post there is no liability of the wood rotting or otherwise deteriorating by reason of the post being exposed to the weather and being embedded in the ground. Also the wooden bars enable wire-engaging hooks 7 or other suitable fastening devices to be readily applied to the posts without liability of injuring the same. The wire-supporting hooks are provided with threaded shanks 11, embedded in oneofthe bars 4, as clearly shownin Fig. 1.
The post is designed for wire fences, but is applicable to various other structures, and the wooden bars are adapted to receive other fastening devices. These fastening devices may be applied to the bar before the post is molded or after such operation. It is preferable in making the posts to mold the body portion thereof, and a bottom cap-piece 8 is applied to the post. The lower ends 9 of the bars project beyond that portion of the body which is first molded, and by reason of the projecting ends 9 the bottom cap-piece may be readily applied to the post and will be securely held in position. The bottom cap-piece closes the lower end of the post and prevents moisture from entering the interior space or chamber 3.
The plastic material is interposed between the upper portions of the bars, as clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 2, and the upper portion of the post is preferably solid. Instead, however, of securing the upper ends of the bars together, as illustrated in Fig. 2, they may be separated, and this will be found advantageous in constructing posts of relatively large diameters. The bars are preferably tapered,
as shown in Fig.- 3, and have rounded inner and outer faces; but the posts may be of any other desired configuration in cross-section.
Having thus fully described my invention, What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. A post, comprising a plastic body, and a plurality of straight bars extending longitudinally of the body and embedded therein, said bars being inclined and having their upper ends fitted together and mutually supporting each other, substantially as described,
2. A post, comprising a plastic body, and bars embedded in the body and extending longitudinally thereof, said bars being inclined and having their upper ends fitted together to form a tapering frame, and a band securing the upper ends of the bars together, substantially as described.
3. A post, comprising a plastic body having a solid upper portion, and a holloW loWer portion, bars embedded in the body and connected at one end of the same and projecting beyond the other end thereof, and a separate cap of plastic material receiving the projecting ends of the bars and applied to the adjacent end of the body, substantially as described.
4. A tapered post, comprising a body having a solid top portion, a holloW lower portion, bars embedded in the body and projecting beyond the lower portion thereof, and having their upper ends fitted together, a band encircling the upper ends of the bars, and a plastic cap applied to the bottom of the post and having the adjacent ends of the bars embedded in it, substantially as described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two Witnesses.
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