US 1672927 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 12, 1928.
A. BURK FENCE POST 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Feb. 11. 1925 monk Bl/FK June 12, 1928.
A. BURK FENCE, POST 3 Sheets-Shem Filed Feb. 11, 1925 Qwmmtom June 12, 1928.
. 1,672,927 A. BURK FENCE POST .led Feb. 11. 1925 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Patented June 12, 1928.
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The present invention relatesrtoi fence postsancl has for-its prime objeet toiprovide the same with anchoring means separate therefrom which may be embedded in. the
groundtand made oi' -heaviermatcrial: thus insuring the relatively:- lQHgllifQ of: theapusts as awhole, making the saline strong easy; to-ereet, assemble-and disassemble;
Anotherimportant object of the invent tion is -to provide a fence postof-l-this nature having an exceedingly simpler and efiioienh construction; one which is: reliable, inexpem-l sive toconstruct, and Well-1 adapted to the.
purpose i forwhich itis: designed;
With the aboveand! numerous: other ob?- jects in view whiolnwill appeaniasrthe de scription proceeds; the invention nesid'esziir certain novel features of construction, and in the combination andi arnaingernentzofparts as will be herieinaiter more descniheda andclaimed. it
In the drawings- Figure L; is anielevation of iencerpost,
embodying features of" my inventiom taken from the rear of fliatrshown in: Fig Hrs 1 i s Figure 3? is. a longitudinal: vertical section therethrough taken. sultrstantiall yn on the. line as of Figure: 1.
the line; 44' of: igune 1' lookingiinflieadie rection oi the arrows.
Figure is a transverse; section thro the anchor forthe post takeni substantial 1 on the line; 5+-5 of: Figure 2 looking ini the. direction of the arrows.
Figure ll is whperspective view tofrthe;
modified formiof the anchor; v
Figure 12 is a fragmentary perspective.
Figure 2: is; another elevation: thereof Figure 4 is a horizontaii transverse secs tion through the ost talien substanti'mlly en.
Figure- 6is a dfitflxlli perspeetiveaview of the Figure 7 isan elevation. of: aniodiliedr. form of the-anchor showing the; same P0561151 Viewishowing the lower portionof a modified form: at die i post. i
F gure 13fii's a. transverse sectional ;view tall-amen lime li liiioii Figurelil; i
Figure: 14; 'san elevation showing a mode ified form of a post with the same anchor as illustratedin Figure 6. i g
Figure; 15. is; anotherelevation thereof takmi anirighti angles to; that shown: in Fig 11mm. p
Figure 16: is a. transverse 1 section; through the poet, taken substantially on; the line 16-.16 ofi F i'gure ilfn. i a
Egan 17 is. a. detail, elevation: showing the brace fbnthe. post on the anchor.
Figure 1% is a perspective view of apost and anchor: embodying the fieatures ofv my inventlon showing in conjunction therewith; cornen bracing. meaus,
Figure; 119; is ai detaili anchon. i
Figunei. 2th is a: fragmentary elevation; of post with" in modified form 0t runner wire connections Reiierring' to; the drawing in diataila, and ticmlanl'y Eigumsl to; 6, inclusive, it will e-seeni that thefenceI post 1 is: V-shaped; in; cross; section- ,havingisuitahle notches 2, in its apex; edge; for? the reception of the Wires 3 ot a fence. This post isprefenably taperedso as to be smaller at itsiupperend than at itslomcr and; AL pin 41' extiends;transversely across; the bottom portion at the: post he:
view of the brace! tween the sides theneot and has pivoted 1 them: a rod 5 Whichextends thnou h an opening Gin; thehase i attached! to end Oil the: post. p p
The anchor: shown in these figures is: indicatedi generally:bythe letteuA and in elevatnon" is: substantially, Y-shaped? in formation; totincludeai double: ply wing 8 and the two slnglegply wings-9, theanchors thus be, ing formed fromra single sheet at material pmehirably heavier and more stiurdy than the mathriall firom which thefenceis made The lowienend of the anchor is-pointed, asis 100 indicated, at 10. A strap: Llhas its endslattachett the wings 9 and its intermediate pontiom formedX arcuate as at 12'; thereb forming with; the wings 8 and 9; an: opening: 13, firs; thereception of nods 5 when; the base- 7 is seated on the upperendlot theenchor. Im Fxigures v i; 8,9; 10 and LL the. anchor A is illustrated as imbedded ina concnete the OWHU through the post and through the recess so as to pivotally receive the rod 5". This post 16, therefore, can be used on either the anchor shown in Figure 6, or that shown in Figure 11.
Referring now to the modification of the ost shown in Figures 14 to 17 inclusive, it will be seen that the post 18 is somewhat similar to post 16 except that it is provided with a flat side 19 thus being semi-circular in cross section. A brace 20 is provided with a base 21 for receiving the bottom of post 18 and at its upper end with an inwardly curved finger 22 for abutting the fiat side 19 of the post. A bolt or pin 4 passes through the post and through the brace so as to support therebetween the rod 5 which exten s through an opening 22' provided in the base 21 and it is receivable in the anchor A as previously described in conjunction with rods 5 and 5 of the other modification.
In Figures 18-and 19 I have shown a post 16 for which may be substituted any of the other modifications of the post on an anchor A at the corner of a fence and braced by means of a wire loop 23 which is tightened by twistin it with a stick S and the lower end of sai loofp is engaged with an anchor in the form 0 a U-shaped plate 24 at an intermediate point as at 25.
As shown in Figure 20 the post may be formed with openings 26 in and near the free ed es of the post flanges, the openings of one ange being staggered with respect to those of the other flange. The runner wires 3'are held against the edges of one of the post flanges at the desired elevation by twisted wire loops 27. Additional runner wires may be disposed at the unused post openings of this figure and similarly connected to the other flange of the post.
While the preferred embodiments of my invention have been described in detail, it will be understood that I do not wish to be limited to the articular construction set forth, since varlous changes in the form, material, proportions, and arrangement of parts, and in the details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention or destroying an of its advantages.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new is 1. In combination, a fence post, an anchor therefor including a sheet metal body bent to be substantially Y-sha ed in elevation thus providing a double p y wing and two single ply win 5, a strap attached to the single ply wings ia ate portion to form an opening with the win s, said fence post provided with a depen ing rod to be received in the opening formed by the strap and the wings, a base plate formed on the bottom of the fence post through which the rod extends, said base plate adapted to rest on the upper end of the anchor.
2. In combination, a fence post of, substantially V-shaped cross section, an anchor therefor including a sheet metal body bent to be substantiallyY-shaped in cross section to provide a double ply wing and two single ply wings, a strap member attached at the ends of the single ply wings and having an intermediate arcuate rtion extended across the crotch formed tween the wings to form an opening therewith, a supportin bar extending across between the Wings 0 said post, and a dependin rod supported from said bar and designe to be received in the opening .formed by the strap and wings.
3. In combination, a fence post'of substantially V-shaped crosssection, an anchor therefor includin a sheet metal body bent to be substantial y Y-shaped in cross section to rovide a, double ply wing and two single p y wings, a strap attached at the end to the single ply wing and having an intermediate arcuate portion extending across the crotch formed between the wings to form an opening therewith, a plate member having central. apertura formed therethrou h and designed to be laced upon the top 0 said anchor between t e same and the lower end of said posts, a supportin bar extendin across between the Wings 0 said post, an a depending rod supported from said bar and designed to extend through said apertured plate and to he received in the opening formed between said strap and said wings.
4. A fence post and setting means therefor, comprising a post body, a pin membercarried by and extending transversely of the lower portion of said post, a rod member suspended from said pin and extendin yond the adjacent end of the ost bo y, a ground engaging anchor mem r comprising an elongated body pointed at one end and substantially Y shaped in cross section, and a strap member attached between the adjacent faces of the wings of the Y shaped body to form a loop across the crotch thereof to receive the extended end of said rod member, said post being supported upon the other end of the anchor body when the same is set.
5. A fence post and setting means thereving an intermediate arcufor comprising a post body, a pinmember carried by and extending transversely of the loWer portion of said post, a rod member suspended from said pin and extending be yond the adjacent endof the post body, a ground engaging anchor member c0mprising an elongated body pointed at one end and substantially Y shaped in cross section, a strap member attached between the adjacent faces of the Wings of the Y shaped body to form a loop across the crotch thereof to receive the extended end of said rod memher, and a base member adapted to be positioned upon the anchorjmember between the t same and the lowerend of thepost and provided with a central aperture for the extension therethrough of the rod member.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.