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Nov. 9 1926.
J. DEAN POST . 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Fild May 20, 1925 INVENTOR ATTORNEY cjo kn Dem WITN Patented Nov. 9, 1926.
:romv DEAN, or VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA. i
Application filed May 20, 1925. Serial no. 31,681.
This invention has for its object the provision of a post construction, with a view of affording the latter prolonged life, strength and durability without any material increase in the cost of manufacture.
The nature and advantages of the inven-' tion will be better understood when the following detailed description is read in connection with the accompanying drawings, the invention residing in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts as claimed. r
In the drawings forming part of this application, like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view through a post constructed in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 2 1s a transverse sectional vlew taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1. Fig
ure 3 is a transverse sectional view of a post embodying a modificatlon of my invention. F igure 4 1s a transverse sectional view embo'dying a modification of my invention.
Referring to Figure 1 of the drawings, represents the lower section of the post which is preferably constructed from concrete and adapted to be embedded in the ground as shown. The upper section of the post is indicated at 11' and is preferably constructed of wood, being adapted to re.- pose upon the lower section 10 to which it is secured in a-manner to be presently described, .these' sections are formed with aligned bores, to receive the reinforcing element 12. The bore in each section receives this reinforcing element as indicated at 13. Surrounding the upper section 11 at a point adjacent its lower end is a metallic band 14 to prevent the section from sliding under any and all circumstances. The bore 13 of the upper section communicates with a port 15 which opens at one side of the post and through which port grout or other suitable material'is poured into the post as an entirety, this material filling the bore 13' around the reinforcing element 12 providing a very strong and substantial post. By reason'of the fact that the lower section 10 is constructed of concrete or the like, the post is not effected by the moisture in the ground, which materially lessens the life of the post if wholly constructed of wood, while at. the same time the post may be constructed in accordance with the present invention at a minimum cost. V
Therespective sections of the post are formed with diametrically opposed longitudinal grooves 18' to receive the respective flanges or portions 19 of the reinforcing element 12 of cross sectional configuration shown in Figure 2.
In Figure 3, I have shown a further modified form of invention which differs from the other forms hereinafter-described in the construction of the reinforcing element 20. This element 20 is of hollow tubu lar contour incross section and is adapted to be arranged in the bore 21 of the post section in spaced relation to the wall of said bore, so that the grout or other material poured intothe post will fill not only the reinforcing member 20 but the space be tween the later and the wall of the bore,21. The post section is provided with diametrically opposed. grooves 22 to receive the flanges or portions 23 which radiate from the tubular portion of the reinforcing ele ment, being coextensive in length therewith. In Figure 4, I have illustrated another modified form of invention wherein the concrete lower section of the post is indicated at 24, the upper section beingconstructed of wood, being preferably made up of sections or segments 25 whichare secured together by suitable fastening elements 26. This section of the postis also formed with a longitudinalbore 27 to receivea reinforcing element 28 of the same contour as that shown and described in connection with Figure 3, the flanges 29 of said reinforcing element being received by longitudinal grooves 30 formed in the respective sections of the post as shown.
While it is believed that from the foregoing description, the nature and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent, I desire to have it understood that I do not limit myself to what is herein shown and described, and that such changes may 7 be resorted to when desired as fall within the scope of what is claimed.
Having thus described the invention, I.
1. A post 7 comprising a lower concrete",
section and an upper wooden section repos- 2 I o r 1,606,697
7. bores of the respective sections, plastic inaterial adapted to be arranged in said bores ment and receivedby said passages.
2. A post comprising a lower concrete section, and an upper Wooden sectlon repos- I ing upon the lower section, said sections having alined communicating bores, said v upper section including a plurality of sub stantially segmental sections, means for holding said sections together, each section having a longitudinal passage, communicat ing with the bore of the upper section of the post, a reinforcing element partly received by the bores of the respective sections, and
flanges carried b said element and arranged in said longitu inal passages for the pur- 2 pose specified. V
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
. JOHN DEAN.-