US 1438074 A
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JAMES M. WELC H, OF LAKE PORT, CALIFORNIA.
Application filed December 17, 1921. Serial No. 523,157.
vide a metallic support, which will withstand weather conditions insuring against the post rotting at its base. i
A still further object of the invention is to provide a'support which may be driven into the ground surface, thereby eliminating the necessity of forming a hole in the ground surface to receive the securing device. 4
WVith the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Referring to the drawings Figure 1 is an elevational view of a support disclosing one end of the post as secured thereto.
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view through the support and lower end of the post positioned therein.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 33 of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a fragmental rear elevational view of the upper portion of the support, and lower extremity of a post.
Referring to the drawings in detail, the reference character 5 designates thclower portion of the support which is tubular in formation and provided with a tapering member 6 adapted to be driven into the ground surface on which a post is to be supported.
Positioned within the lower portion 5 is a hollow liner 7 which is provided with a head 8 that is bored to accommodate the spike 9, that is of a length to extend beyond the end of the tapered portion 6, as shown by Figure 1 of the drawings, so that the spike will embed itself in the ground sur-- face.
As shown, the liner 7 extends upwardly terminating at a point above the lower tubular portion 5, where the same receives the tubular extension 10 which is carried by the. disk ll and which depends therefrom. The disk 11 is formed with suitable openings to accommodatebolts 12 which pass through registering openings in the disk 11 and base 13, which base is formed preferably of wood,
and is of a diametergreater thanthe diameter of the disk 11.
The bolts 12 are of lengths to extend through openings in the right angled flanges inwardly extending flanges 16 tapered to embed themselves in the base of the post which is indicated at 17. The sections of the collar may move with respect to each other, and to this end the sections are pro vided with right angled cars 18 which are apertured to accommodate the bolts 19 for permitting thesections tobe adjusted with respect to each other, to adapt the same for use in connection with posts of various diameters. I
Chains indicated at 20 are secured to one of the sections as clearly shown by Figure 3 of the drawings, the opposite sections being formed with hook members 21 to acco n- Inodate one of the links of the respect ve 14 of the sectional collar .15,which collar has chains. Thus it will be seen that by propwhich seals the connection between the liner 7 lower section 5 and tubular extension 10.
Inthe use of the device, the lower memher 5 is first driven into the ground surface, and the tubular liner 7 is positioned therein.
lhe spike 9 is now passed through the opening in the head 8 by inserting a suitable bar through the liner 7. The extension 10' is now positioned over the upper end of the liner 7 and the disk 11 bolted to the base 13. It follows that the sectional collar is positioned on the base 13 ready to receive the post, after which the sections are clamped into close engagement with the post.
From the foregoing it will be seen that I have provided novel means for supporting the post, the structure of the support being such as to eliminate the necessity o'li forming aniopening in the ground surface to position the same, it being only necessary to drive the elements of the support into the ground surface.
What is claimed as new is:
l. A post support including a lower tubular portion havingwa' tapered-extremity adapted to be driven into the ground surface, a hollow liner normally positioned within the lower portion and having its upper end extending above the upper end of the lower portionpa disk ha'ving'a tubular extension normally positioned over-the up ped' endotthe llner, a basexpositioned on the disk and a sectionalcollarsecured to the base; and said sectional collar adapted to embrace-thelo wer extremity of a post;
2. Apost support embodying a lower-portion, a hollow liner positioned Within the lower portion-ya head atone end of thehol- 10W liner and having any openingya spilt movably positioned .Within the opening and adapted to extendtherethrough, a dish having an extension normally positioned over the liner, a sectional collar adapted to e1ni asso i brace the lower extremity of a post, a base positioned between the collar and disk, and means for securing the collar, base and disk together.
3. A post support embodying a lower por tion having a tapered extremity adapted to be positioned in the ground, a tubular liner Within the lovverportion, means extending through the tubular liner and adapted to be driven into the ground for securing the lower portion against movement, a disk having a tubular extension normally positioned over the liner, a base bolted'to the dish, a sectional collar on said base normally positioned centrally of the lower portion "and adapted to be clamped around the base of the post, inwardly extending flanges forming a part or thecollar, said flanges adapted to embed themselves in the post.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my oWn, I have hereto atlixed'niy signature in the presence of tWo Witnesses.
JAMES M. lVELCH,
W. F. KNoWLToN, P. HERREN.