US 1749640 A
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March 4, 193C. R, D, MARTIN l FENCE POST Filed March 14. 1928 INVENTOR RDMarI'TZ f 0m .1 llll J l @M m WMM fa ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 4, 1930 PATENT OFFICE RICHARD DONALD MARTIN, OF FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS FENCE PosT y Application filed March 14, 1928.V Serial No. 261,649.
f This invention relates to concrete posts for use in building wire fences.
A primary object of the invention'is to produce a post of this character which 1s polygonal in cross section and formed with means for interlocking engagement by tie Wires used in securing the line wires in adjusted position V on the post.
Another object is to construct a postof this character provided at its lower end with a projecting reinforcing member adapted to be set in fresh concrete placed in the post hole and by means of which the post may be firmly setl in the ground without tamping.
In carrying out these objects, the inventio-n is susceptible of a wide range of modification without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the claimed invention there being shown in the drawings for illustrative purposes a preferred and practical form, in which:
Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a post constructed in accordance with this invention shown in use,
Fig. 2 is a transverse section thereof showing a plan View of one of the line wires and the tie wire used in connecting it to the post.
In the embodiment illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 a hexagonal post 1 is shown, which tapers from its lower toward its upper end and has extending centrally therethrough a reinforcing rod 2. This rod 2 projects at its lower end beyond the bottom of the post as shown in dotted lines at 3 in Fig. 1, and this projection or extension of the reinforce is designed to be embedded in fresh concrete placed in the post hole and by means of which the post is securely held in the hole and in which no tamping is necessary for setting it.
A plurality of the corners of this six-sided post are provided with notches 4, those in the various corners being arranged in circumferential alinement to receive tie wires 10 which are designed to be engaged at their ends with the line wires 15 used in forming the fence. These line wires 15 are shown arranged against one flat face of the post and are securely held thereagainst by means of the tie wires which extend around the line wires through the openings 6 in the yposts and around the post in the notches 4 and have their ends wrapped around said wire as shown clearly in Figs. l and 2 and by means of which the line wires are securely held in adj usted p0- sition relative to each other and to the post. It is of course understood that any desired number of these notches 4 may be arranged in the respective corners according to the distance apart it is desired to locate the line wires and if desired, each corner may be provided with a plurality of closely arranged notches preferably near the lower part thereof so that the line wires may be arranged close to each other to prevent small animals and the like from getting between them.
In the use of this post 1 the post hole which is dug in the ground is filled with fresh concrete or cement, which is here indicated at 11, and the lower end of the post is pressed into this concrete with the projected reinforce 3 extended well down into it and embedded therein so that the post will be securely held when the concrete hardens and thus unite the post at its lower end to the surrounding earth and thereby securely retain it in operative upright position without necessitating any tamping or other handling thereof.
The post 1 is provided with apertures 6, which extend transversely therethrough in alinement with the notches 4 and receive the tie wires 10 which are formed by looping them around the line wires 15, as indicated at 7, passing them through the apertures 6, engaging them with the notches 4 and then twisting their ends around the line wires 15, as shown in Fig. 2.
While these posts are shown in connection with strands formed of parallel wires, obviously they may be used in connection with hog wire fencing or chicken wire fencing if desired.
lVithout further description it is thought that the features and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art, and it will of course be understood that changes in the form, proportion and minor details of construction may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit of the invention or its scope as claimed.
I claim As a new article of manufacture, the portion of a concrete Wire fence post which is above ground consisting of a hexagonal reinforced concrete body having the reinforce projecting from its lower end to permit it to be embedded in a base, the body being provided with a plurality of transverse openings spaced apart the distance the Wires are to be spaced from one another, and with notches in the corners remote from the side to which the Wires are to be attached, the notches being in circumferential alinement and in the saine horizontal plane with each opening of the e body. j l
RICHARD DONALD MARTIN.