US 1153380 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. E. FUSSELL.
APPLICATION ElLED um. 30. 1915.
Patentedfiept. 14, 1915.
21mm J-E-FUSSELL JAMES E. FUSSELL, OF ROFF, OKLAHOMA.
Application filed January 30, 1915. Serial no. 5,262.
improvements in fence posts and more par-3 ticularly to :1 combined fence post and-wire fastening device, the main object of the pres cnt invention being the provision of a fence post constructed so that it may be readily driven into the ground and securely anchored andfat the same time, is provided with means whereby the fence wires may be quickly and readily festened'to the'post'and securely h ld against any lateral or longitu dinel .i'uovenient.
Another object of the present invention is the pro ision of a fence post of the above which will possess advantages in poims of efliciency and durability, is ineX- pensive tomanufacture and, at the same time, is simple in construction and operation.
Vi ith the above and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel features of construction, combination and arrange.
ment of parts as will be hereinafterreferred to and more particularly, pointed out in the specification and claim.
In the accompanying drawing forming a. part of this application, Figure 1 is "a front elevation of a fence post constructed in ac cord-ance with my invention, illustrating the relative position of the fence wires with respect to the post. Fig. 2 is a detail perspective view of the post. Fig. 3 is a longitudinel sectionalview.
tion on the line f-, ig. 1; and Fig. 5 is a ting members. I
rteferring more particularly to the draw detail perspective view of one. of tn securing, the numeral, l. designates a fence post constructed in accordance with my invention a longitudinal opening 2 which terminates at a point adjacent the upper endnthereof and opens out atthc lower end thereof. The post is provided at its lower end upon the side Specification of Letters Patent.
Fi 4 is a transverse sec- Patented Sept. 1d, 1915..
opposite the longitudinal opening with a cutaway portion, as shown at 3 to form the yieldable' tongues 4, at the lower end of the post.
-Fromgthe above it will be apparent that when the fence post is driven in the ground,
being the pointed ends of the tongues 4: are first engaged Within the surface of the earth and as the post is driven downwardly, it will force'these tongues 4 to diverge,"cs shown in Fig. 1 and, after the post has been driven into the ground, the tongues will form a suitable anchor for the same and prevent the post from being easily withdrawn.
' The .wires of the fence which are generally indicated by the numeral 5 are arranged transversely ecross the opening 2 in the post and are securely held by means of the fastening members 6 which are U-shaped in form", as clearly illustrated in Fig. 5. The post is provided opposite the opening Q'Witha plurality of openings 7 arranged in equal spaced relation soth-at the ends of the fastening members 6 may be readily inserted through these openings and arranged as illustrated in Fig '3, so that the fence wires 5 may be placed between the ends of the fastening members 6 and the ends of the fastening members then twisted together as shown in Fig. 3, the twisting operation be ing carried out until the fence wires 5 are bound tightly against the edges of the opening'2. It will be noted that in cutting an opening in the wall of a cylindrical surface, the outer edges of this opening will engage the fence Wires and as the fence wires are forced tightly against this edge, it will securely'holdthe wires against any longitu dinal movement, while the fastening members themselves will securely hold the wires against any lateral movement.
From the above description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, it-
will be readily apparent that I have .vided a simple and durablefence whichincludes, as stated, a cylindrical body having yieldable tongues at its lower end which are normally spaced relation but as they are driven into the ground, they are forced, into divergent relation as shown in Fig. 1 to form suitable anchoring. means for the post. The wires of the fence can be quickly and readily fastened in position by first placing the wires propost arranged in parallel scribed, is extremely simple in construction' and can be manufactured and placed upon the market at a comparatively low cost.
WVhile I have shown and described the preferred form of my invention, it will be obvious that various changes in the details of construction and in the proportions may be resorted to for'successfully carrying my invention into practice, without sacrificing any of the novel features or departing from the scope'of the invention, as defined by the appended claim.
Having thus described this invention,
what I desire to claim and secure by Letters Patent is As a new article of manufacture, a fence post consisting of a tubular member provided with a relatively long substantially ivide elongated open end slot disposed longitudinally of the post substantially the entire length thereof, the open end of the slot being at the lower end of the post, said post being also provided with a longitudinally disposed open slot diametrically opposed to the first mentioned slot, the open end of said second named slot being also at the lower end of the post, said second named slot being of a length materially less than the length of the first named slot, the portions of the post between the slots diverging and being flattened from their innerends.
In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my signature ,in the presence of two witnesses.
JAMES E. FUSSELL.
F. R. SPANN, A. J. GRAIN.
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Washington, D. G.