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Publication numberUS1213201 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 23, 1917
Filing dateDec 20, 1913
Priority dateDec 20, 1913
Publication numberUS 1213201 A, US 1213201A, US-A-1213201, US1213201 A, US1213201A
InventorsGeorge Hutchinson
Original AssigneeDonald Hutchinson Patents Ltd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fastener for fencing-wires.
US 1213201 A
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G. HUTGHINSON. mmm: ron rancune mais. APPLICATION FIIE0 D.20. 1913.

, Patented Jim.l 23,

Wdmssesz UNITED sTATEs PATENT OFFICE GEORGE HUTCHINSON, OF MASTERTON, NEVI ZEALAND, ASSIGNOR TO DONALD- HUTCHINSON PATENTS LIMITED, OF MASTERTON, NEW ZEALAND.

FASTENER FOR FENCING-WIRES.

Application led December 20, 1913.

To all whom it Im ay concern:

Be 1t known that I, GEORGE HU'rcHINsoN,

'a citizen of the Dominion of New Zealand,

and residing at Masterton, in the Provincial District of lellington, in the Dominion of New Zealand, engineer, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fasteners for Fencing-Wires, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates 1o fasteners used for securing wires to fencing posts and droppers and more particularly to fencing posts and droppers made of sheet metal.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing.

Figure 1, is a part sectional elevation, and Fig. 2, a part front elevation of a post fitted with the fasteners, Fig. 3, is a sectional plan on line A-A Fig. 2, Fig. 4, is a part sectional elevation, and Fig. 5, a part sectional plan. of a modification, Fig. 6, a partV sectional elevation showing the fastener made of wire, Fig. 7, an elevation of a metal plate ready to be bent to form a fastener, Fig. 8, a perspective view of a fastener, Figs. 9, and 10, perspective views of modified forms o wire fasteners.

A post 1 made `to take the fastener has holes 2 spaced at regular intervals apart.

The fastener 3 consists of a bracket made of sheet metal folded to fit upon the post 1, and has a gap 4 adapted to receive a fencing wire 5. The post 1 has a` plurality of holes 2 near its edge and holes 6 in the fastener correspond to the holes 2, in such a way that the holes 6 may be'placed to register with any two adjacent holes 2. The gap 4 has a vertical distance from one of the holes 6` equal to one fourth of the distance between the said holes 6. When the fastener is reversed, the gap 4 is raised or lowered a distance equal to one half of the distance between the said holes 6. The number of holes 2 would have to be doubled, if the fastener was not made reversible in the above manner.

The fastener is secured to the post by a keeper 7 which consists of alength of wire having members 8 and 9, passing through the holes 2 and 6 vandlunited by a vertical member 10. The member 9 is extended and bent down to retain the keeper in position.

The fencin wires 5 are held in the gaps 4 by a keeper pm 11, which closes the gaps and may be a single long pin with a loop 12 at Specification of Letters Patent. I "atgnted JalL 23, 1917 Serial No. 807,970.

the top, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, or a staple 13 as shown in Figs. 4 and 5.

Fig. 6 shows the reversible fastener made of wire 14 the spacing 15 in relation to the holes 16 4corresponding to the spacing of the gap 4 in relation to the holes 2.

The fastener 17 shown in Figs. 7 and 8 is made from a sheet of metal wherein a hole 18 is punched and nicks 19 and 20 are cut. The metal 21 between the hole 18 and the nicks 2O above and below the nick 19 are bent outward to form lugs prior to the folding of the fastener to fit upon the post, and as shown in Fig. 8. The lugs 21 form a wide contact surface for the fencing wire 5.

If it is not desired to make the fastener reversible then the fastener is made with a central gap 22, as shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 9 shows a reversible fastener made of wire and with' a gap 24 corresponding'to the gaps 4 and 22 for the reception of the fencing wire 5. The legs 25 and 26 pass through the holes 2 and are bent around the edge of the post 1. Loops 27 and 28 are formed upon the legs for the reception of the keeper pin 11, and the said loo s are united by a ver tical member 30. T e le 26 is longerfthan the leg 25 thereby throwlng the ga 24` into a position relative to the holes 2 as escribed in regard to gap 4. 1

Fig. 10 shows a reversible wire fastener havin legs 34 and 35 bent to form loops 36 and 3 for the reception of the keeper pin 11, and a loop 38 uniting the loops 36 and 37 and forming a gap 40 for the reception of the fencing wire 5.

What I do claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is 1. A fastener for fence wires, comprising in combination with a fence post, a bracket having a wire receiving slot, means for securing thebracket to the post, and lugs projecting laterally from the. slot both above and below the wire to form contact bases wider than the bracket.

2. A fastener for fence wires, comprising in combination with a fence post having an approximately vertical web, a bracket made of sheet metalfolded over said web and having holes registering with holes in the web, the bracket having a ortion adapt ed to receive a fence wire, andht sta le having prongs rojecting through the oles in the web and racket, one of the prongs 4being offset at its projecting end,V

3. A fastener for fence Wires, comprising in combination with a fence post having an approximately vertical web, a bracket made of sheet metal folded over said web and having holes registering with holes in the Web, the bracket having a portion adapted to receive a fence wire, a staple having prongs projecting through the holes in the web and bracket, one of the prongs being offset at its projecting end, and a key for holding the wire in the bracket.

4. A fastener for fence Wires comprisingin combination with a fence post a` bracket having a horizontal slot so as to receive and support a fence wire, and means for attachcopi of mi; punit may bebtqmea for ing the bracket at two points to the post, said horizontal slot being located in such a position relatively to the points of attachment that, by reversing the bracket upon the post, the fence wire holding portion is raised or lowered a distance equal to one half the distance between said two points. of attachment.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two witnesses.

GEGRGE HUTCHINSON.-

Witnesses:

HENRIE HAMPTON RAYWARD, EDNA JOAN CoLLEY.

ive cents each, by addressing the' GommssionerIDI'PatentS, Wnshingten, D. C.

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US8540217 *Dec 11, 2009Sep 24, 2013Ashley Dean OlssonFence post assemblies
US20100200826 *Dec 11, 2009Aug 12, 2010Ashley Dean OlssonFence post assemblies
US20140326938 *Nov 30, 2012Nov 6, 2014Kk Poschelk Pty LtdSupport for barrier fencing
Classifications
U.S. Classification256/48, 256/52
Cooperative ClassificationE04H17/10