US 1422301 A
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C. PARKER, DECD.
E. PARKER. ADMINISTRATRIX.
POST FOR WIRE FENCING.
APPLICATION FILED APR- 30,1919. 1,422,301 Patented July 11, 1922.
I W o 2 i I I i 5 I I h 6 INVENTOR. C'Zar/E'. Parker:
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CLARK PARKER, OF BAULKHAM HILLS, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA; ETHEL PARKER ADMINISTRATRIX E SAID CLARK PARKER, DECEASED.
POST FOR WIRE FENCING.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 11, 1922.
Application filed April 30, 1919. 'Serial No. 293,884.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CLARK PARKER, citi- Zen of the Commonwealth of Australia, re-
siding at VVinchelsea, Baulkham Hills, New South Vales, Australia, have invented a new and useful Post for ire Fencing, of which the following is a specification in such full and clear terms as will enable those skilled in the art to construct and use the same.
This invention relates to an improved iron or steel fence post adapted to be driven into the ground without the necessity of digging post holes.
A. further object of the invention is to provide means whereby the anchor may itself directly take the weight off the post for driving the post, and thereby prevent injury to the post itself in order that a light material no stronger than is necessary to make the post may be used.
Another object of the invention is to provide an anchor which is very cheap to make, and which will operate to hold the post vertically at right angles to the width of the post itself, thereby holding the post vertically partly through the anchor and partly through the extent of its own width.
Other objects of the invention will appear as the description proceeds.
An embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawing in which the same reference'nulneral is applied to the same portion throughout, but I am aware that there may be modifications thereof.
Fi g. 1 is a perspective view of the post and angle complete, I
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the driving plug,
Fig. 3 is a view of the driving plug, and
Figs. 4 and 5 are perspective views illustrating the manner of securing a strand of fence wire to the post.
Thefence post consists of a bar of steel, such as is indicated at 1, and it has an anchortriangular in shape with wings 2 and 3 extending at right angles to the width of the post 1, the widest portion of the anchor being up.
The anchor is folded at its central portion as indicated at alto receive the bar 1; and
suitable rivets in such number as may be necessary connect the post and anchor.
When the anchor is to be driven, the driving collar 6 shown in Fig. 2 which has an opening theret-hrough which will exactly fit the post, is slipped over the post and on to the top of the anchor; thereupon the pipe 7 which is longer than the portion of the post above the top of the angle is slipped over the post and rests upon the collar 6, thereby enables the workman to strike the pipe '7 with a sledge hammer to drive the post into'the ground. Since the collar plug will bear upon the upper edge of the anchor, there is no danger of shearing the rivets 5, since the only thing they have to do is carry the post itself down when the anchor is driven down.
The anchor may be provided with holes as indicated at 8 and 9 to receive stay wires on the next adjacent post, if that is desired.
Any suitable means, may be used to connect the fence wires to the post, butl pre fer to use the U shaped clamp illustrated.
This clamp has two members 10 and 11.
which impress the post and in the upper edges of each of which, there is a slot 12 to receive the fence wire 13.
'lVhen the fence wire is placed in the two slots as illustrated, a wedge 14 is driven behind. the post to pull the wires 13 tightly against the post and prevents them from slipping down.
hat I claim is as follows, but various modifications may be made in the construction shown in the drawings and above particularly described form, within the purview of my invention.
7 A metal fence post comprising a flat bar and a driving anchor riveted'thereto, the
anchor being triangular in side elevation and folded longitudinally to permit a groove to receive the post and contact therewith on both sides thereof so that the width of the anchor will extend transversely of the narrowest dimension of the post.