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Publication numberUS1892222 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 27, 1932
Filing dateFeb 15, 1932
Priority dateFeb 15, 1932
Publication numberUS 1892222 A, US 1892222A, US-A-1892222, US1892222 A, US1892222A
InventorsRussell Wallace W
Original AssigneeRussell Wallace W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Highway guard
US 1892222 A
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Dec. 27, 1932.


-Patented Dec. 27, 1932 v UNITED STATES WALLACE w. RUSSELL, on Kansas CITY, mrssonnr HIGHWAY GUARD Application filed February 15, 1932. Serial No. 592,916.

My invention relates to highway uards and more particularly to those of that c aracter employing wire cables supported on posts located at suitable intervals along a highway,

and has for its principal object to rovide re-' silient supports for the cables whic will yield under impact of a vehicle and then spring back to return the cables to their normal taut condition, thereby tending to absorb the shock 0 of the impact and to deflect the vehicle back onto the'highway. I

Another important feature of the invention is to support the wire cables from their posts in such a manner that the shock of collision will be distributed throughout the length of the cables.

It is also an important object of the invention to retain the cables in spaced relation with theirQsupporting posts to prevent a vebw hicle from directly striking the posts in case of collision, thereby reducing thepossibility of broken wheels or serious damage to the vehicle. l

Another important feature of the invention 5 is to support the cables in such a manner that they may be individually tensioned at selective points throughout their len h.

In accomplishing these and ot er objects of the invention, I have provided improved details of structure, the preferred forms of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein 1 I Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a highway guard constructed in accordance with my'in- 5 vention.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the upper end of one of t e cable-supporting posts, illustrating the shock-absorbing brackets for flexibly mounting and tensioning the cables.

Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view through the post illustrating the attachment of t e bracketsthereto.

Fig. 4 is a similar view of a modified 'form 145 of resilient bracke Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a further modified form of the invention.

Refering more in detail to the drawing:

1 designates a highway protected by a guard 2 constructed 1n accordance, with my invention, and which comprises a plurality of posts 3 located at suitable intervals along the side of a roadway. Supported by the posts is a plurality of parallelly extending wire cables 45 having their ends anchored to rods 6-7 anchored to suitable dead men (not; shown). y

In order to secure and s ace the cables from the posts, I provide exible brackets generally designated 8 and which include pairs of substantially semi-circular members 9-10 preferably formed of sprin metal and bent'into the curvature as best ilfustrated in Fig. 3, to provide contact portions 11 for tangentially seating against the posts and sim lar forwardly extending portions 12 for seating the cables.

Each pair of members 9-10 is tied to- 'ether by a' U-bolt 13 having its horizontal bar 14 extending through and engaging the inner side of the member 9 and its leg por-. tions 15-16 overlying the ends of both members, as best illustrated in Fig. 2. Sleeved on the threaded ends 17 of the legs 1516 and engaging the inner arcuate face of the memher 10 is a keeper plate 19 adapted to be retained in clamping engagement therewith by nuts 20 threaded onto the ends of the legs. The members 910 are thus retained in desired spaced relation with their free ends extending in opposite directions and in engagement with the sides of the posts. The outer portions 12 of the bracket members form substantially V-shaped seat portions 21 there:- between to accommodate bight portions 22 formed in the cables whereby the cable may be drawn taut and tensioned between the dead men. In order toform and retain the bights in the cables, I provide J-bolts 23 having hooked ends 24 engaging over the cable and having their shanks 25 rojected throu h openings 26 in the posts. he shanks of t e bolts are of sufiicient length to project entirely through the post to accommodate washers 27 and nuts 28, whereby the bolts may be adjusted to draw the bights in the cable between the spring members 9 and 10,

It is obvious that there may be any number of cables. However, I find that two cables are suflicient to deflect a vehicle back onto the 9 posts, a cable supported by .said posts, substantially semi-circular resilient members having end portions tangentially engaging the posts and end portions engaging against the cable, means securing the members together, and tensioning means extending through the posts and en aging the cable at points between said mem ers to tension the cable.

7. A highway guard comprising spaced posts, cables associated with said posts, a pair of substantially semi-circular resilient members for each post and having end portions tangentially engaging the posts and end portions engaging against the cable, U-bolts securing the members together to form a seat therebetween, and means extending through the posts and engaging the cable to draw the cable into said seat to tension the cable.

8. A highway guard including spaced sup-- ports, a cable carried by said supports, resilient means for spacing the cable from the supports, and means for drawing the cable over said resilient means toward the supports to tension the cable and to anchor the cable to the supports.

In testimony whereof I affix my si WALLACE W. RUS


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U.S. Classification256/13.1, 248/66
International ClassificationE01F15/06, E01F15/02
Cooperative ClassificationE01F15/06
European ClassificationE01F15/06