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Patented Mar. 2, 1926 uurren STATES 1,575,4e9 PATENT OFFICE.
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NAME PLATE FOR WIRE FENCES.
Application filed November 11,1925. Serial No. 683268 To all whom it may] concern.
Be it known that L'Anrnnn BLAnsnR, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Name Plates for Wire Fences, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to metal name plates for use in connection with fences and like structures that are composed of heavy wires of flattened helical formation inter woven in a mannner to provide intersecting rows of laterally-projecting diamondshaped meshes.
Heretofore metal plates containing the name of the manufacturer, or other indicia, have been fastened directly to the outer surface of the wire structure, but owing to the bodily protrusion and exposure of the plates they were easily mutilated or broken off. Moreover, only the outer exposed surfaces of the plates were available for the lettering, &c.
The object of my invention is to provide a plate of such construction. that it carl'be readily applied to the woven wire structure in such a manner as to be effectually con fined within and supported and protected by the structure, and at the same time both sides of the plate afiord visible lettering surfaces.
To this end my invention comprises novel features of construction and combinations of parts which will be hereinafter described and claimed.
In the drawings Figure 1 is an elevation of a portion of chain link fence fabric equipped with a pair of associated name plates embodying my invention.
Fig. 2 is a horizontal section. on the line 22 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 1, but showing a single plate.
The section of chain link fence fabric illustrated in the drawings comprises a plurality of interwoven flattened helical wires 5 presentingintersecting diagonal rows of diamond-shaped meshes.
The diagonal members 6, 7 of the meshes on the respective sides of the fabric are offset from each other and oppositely inclined as shown, that is, such members project outwardly in opposite directions, those meshes but it also is effectually backed and supported at intervals by the contiguous diagonal portions 11 of the meshes; it being noted that one leg is transversely supported at intervals at one side and the other leg is similarly supported at the opposite side by the diagonal members 11 contiguous thereto. The lower end of each leg of the angular plate may be secured to a contiguous portion of the fabric by means of a clenched staple 12, or other fastening, as shown in Fig. 8; or if desired two similar plates can be oppositely disposed in the fabric so that their extremities overlap in which case the overlapping portions canv be effectually united by rivets 13, as seen in Figs. 1 and 2. The plate or plates, as the case may be, is or are confined and held within a vertical plane between the respective outer sides of the fabric, and in consequ-ence the surfaces of the plate or plates are protected, and liability of their mutilation, removal or displacement is reduced.- At the same time both surfaces of the plate or plates are exposed to view and may be utilized for suitable designating matter.
I claim- 1. The herein described name plate for structures composed of interwoven flattened helical wires, said plate being of angular formation and its members being proportioned for placement fiatwise in oppositelyinclined diagonal rows of meshes of the structure at the respective sides of the latter, so that the said members will be edgewise and transversely supported by the interwoven wires and one surface of each member will be unobstructed at the adjacent side of the structure.
2. The combination with a structure com posed of interwoven flattened helical wires, of a name plate of angular formation arranged fiatwise within oppositely-inclined rows of meshes of the structure, the apex of the plate being supported at the intersection of the said rows, and the legs of said plate being edgewise and transversely sup ported by the wires of the adjacent meshes so that one member will present an unobstructed surface at one side of the structure and the other member. will present an unobstructed surface at the opposite side of the structure and means securing said plate in place.
3. The combination with a structure composed of interwoven flattened helical wires,
of two oppositely-disposed name plates of angular form arranged within intersecting diagonal rows of meshes of the structure and having their legs overlapping, said plates being supported by the members of the meshes contiguous thereto, and means securing together the overlapping portions of the legs.
Signed at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 7th day of November A. D. 1925.