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Publication numberUS1321824 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 18, 1919
Filing dateFeb 18, 1918
Publication numberUS 1321824 A, US 1321824A, US-A-1321824, US1321824 A, US1321824A
InventorsAdam Heim
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1321824 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 18, 1919.

Application filed February 18, 1918. Serial No. 217,924.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ADAM HEIM, a citizen of the United States, residing at Liberty, Indiana, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Fence-Anchors, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to fence anchors of the class adapted to the use of wire fences or other suitable purposes and the objects of my improvements are to provide means for securing the intermediate portion of fence panels to the ground to prevent animals from raising and crawling thereunder. These objects may be attained in the following described manner as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure l is a front elevation of portions of a wire fence provided with my improved anchor and showlng the ground line in section; Fig. 2 a cross section on the line C(FQ of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 a side elevation of an anchor; Fig. a a diametrical section of the set ting tool with an anchor inserted in position therein for being set in the ground; Fig. 5 a portion of the guide of the setting tool in longitudinal section and showing portions of the ground wire of the fence removably inserted in the open slots therein.

In the drawings, 1 represents a post and 2 a portion of a panel of a wire fence secured thereon by means of staples 8. The strands 4: of the fence are maintained the desired distance apart by means of the tie wires 5 being secured at intervals thereto in the usual manner. The anchor consists of a resilient metal rod preferably of wire and formed with legs 6 by means of the return bend 7 therein at an intermediate portion of its length and also with a barb 8 011 one or each of its ends by means of a short return bond 9 in its corresponding end portion. Said barbs may be extended in the plane of the legs of the anchor or respectively in a plane at any horizontal angle thereto.

A suitable tool for applying the anchor has been shown in Figs. 8, i and 5 and in cludes a tube 11 formed with open ends and with open slots 12 formed in its lower extremity as shown in Figs. 4: and 5 for the removable engagement thereinof the ground wire 13 of the fence. The plunger 14 consists of a metal rod formed on one end with the enlarged head 15 to reciprocate freely within the guide tube and with the handle 16 011 one side of its other end portion. The portion 17 of the rod directly opposite to said handle serves to protect the operators hand from injury by contact, when in use, with the strands of the fence adjacent thereto.

In operation, an anchor may be partially inserted within the guide tube as shown in Fig. 4 and then placed with the ends of its legs on respective opposite sides of the ground wire and with said wire inserted within the end slots in the guide. The guide with the anchor may then beheld in an approximatel vertical position with one hand, and the p unger reciprocated Within the gulde by the other hand of the operator for setting the anchor at sufficient depth in the ground with the ground wire at the desired distance thereover and prevented from being lifted. The barbs serve to resist the removal of the anchor from the ground by automatically bending in an outward direction from the corresponding legs.

The anchors serve also as ground wires for dissipating lightning from the fence which might injure live stock in contact therewith during a storm.

Having fully described my improvements, what I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is 1. As a new article of manufacture, a fence anchor consisting of a metal rod formed with a return bend at an intermediate point of its length and terminating at one of its ends in a barb formed by a sharp return bend therein.

2. As a new article of manufacture a fence anchor consisting of a rod of resilient metal formed with a central return bend and terminating in barbs formed on its respective ends by means of sharp return bends therein.

3. A fence anchor consisting of a resilient rod bent intermediate of its ends into substantially U-shape, and having its extremities bent back upon the outer sides of the device and constituting barbs, each barb being disposed at an acute angle to the adj a cent leg of the anchor.

ADAM HEIM- Witnesses:


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U.S. Classification52/155, 256/35, 411/446
Cooperative ClassificationE02D5/80