US 1224926 A
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P. J. HINDVAHSH. FENCE POST ANCHOR.
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Patent-ed May 8, 1917 www@ naeaeea dent of Lincoln, in the county of Lancaster l narran stares narrar ortica.
PERCY J. HINDMARSH,- GF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, ASSIGNOR T0 THE AMERICAN STEEL 8c `WIRE CQMIPANY 0F-NEW JERSEY, 0F HOIBOKEN, NEW J ERSEY, .A CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY,
Speoication of Letters Patent.
A ramon-roer ANCHOR.
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Application led October,y 1915. Serial No. 5?;4'75.
To all whom t may concern.'
Be it known that I, Pnnor J; I-IINDMAnsIr, a citizen of the United States, andxresland State of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fence- Post Anchors, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to' fence posts, and has particular reference to a novel device for anchoring said post in the ground.
It is desirable, in the use of metallic fence` posts, that means 'should be provided for securely anchoring the same in the ground, and many devices have been suggested with that end in view. 'Ihepresent invention contemplates the employment of simple and meXpenslve means of anchoring a post inv the groundg-the anchorage being made in soil which has been undisturbed and is therefore solid. A post anchored according to my present invention will be found to be extremely rigid.
The'invention willbe more readily understood by reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure; is an elevation showing the post of sim le, tubular form, the lower end of.
which v1s provided with la plurality of longitudinabslits 11, terminating at their ends V msmall apertures 12, and having a larger aperture 13 at a point intermediate the ends of the slot. BeforeY the post is located in the ground, I mount therein al longitudinal rod 14, to which a washer 15 yis attached, this washer overlying the lower end of the post. A washer 16 is placed over the upper end of the post and the rod 14 is threaded, a nut'l'? bein applied to the "threadedI ortion. It wi llaa understood that a "ho e is bored in the ground and the post set there- I have indicated the washer 15 as thread.- ed onto the lower end of the rod '14, and the upper end of the rod squared, in order that, if desired, the rod may be removed after .the post has been iared. 'Ihis'will effect considerable saving. However, the anchor will be more secure and the idly held if the rod is allowed to remain in the position shownin Fig. 2. In that position, of course, the post cannot be pulled without displacing an amount of earth equal to the iare of the wings 18. It the rod is removed, of course; it will be possible 'to pull thepost by d electing 'the Wings, or
flukes,l into their orlglnal position, as shown inFi 1. l i
I c aim: y t Ina device yof the class described, the
v combination of a tubular'memb'er adapted to be located in the ground and provided with slits located adjacent Vto one end thereof, said member projecting above the ground a distance Vsuiiicie'nt to provide for the attachment 'of a fence-thereto, a washer over the lower end of the post, a rod connected to said washer and' extending throu h said post to the upper end thereof, an screw means acting uson' the upper end of said post andadapte to exert longitudinal force to cause the bulging of the metal at the lower end of the post and thereby form an anchor, "substantially as described.
Signed 'at Chicago, Illinois, this 21st day of-October, 1915.
rnRcY J. HrNuMansn.
Ormel?. Mmmar, T. D. Bumm.
pressed into the soil adjacent to the opening.
post more rig-