Improvement in metallic fence-caps
US 191603 A
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I. D. W. LAUCKHARDT.
No. 191,603. Patented June 5,187 7.
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. tion consists of a sheet or cast metal cap with edge 0, of plain or ornamental style, the spurs UNITED STATES PATENT Orrrca.
JOHN D. W. 'LAUOKHARDT, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
\MPROVEMENT IN METALLIC FENCE-CAPS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent N0. 191,603, dated June 5, 1877; application filed April 23, 1877.
To all whom it may concern: When made of sheet metal it may be either Be it known that I, J OIIN D. W. LAUCK- bent out of one piece, or made of two or more HARDT, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings pieces riveted, soldered, or clasped together, and State of New York, have invented a new as found most convenient.
and Improved Fence-Gap, of which the fol- The cap may be placed directly on the top lowing is a specification: g edge of the board fence, without using a top In the accompanying drawing, Figures 1 rail, or on the top rail, as desired. It gives and 2 are side elevations of my improved fencean ornamental appearance to the fence, espeeap; and Fig. 3 is a vertical transverse section cially when painted in the same color, while of the same on line a; m, Fig. 1. the tapering sides and spurred top shed read- Similar letters of reference indicate eorreily the water and protect the upper edge sponding parts. I against the influence of the weather, prevent- The object of this invention is to provide ingalso cats from walking thereon and getfor the board fences of lots or other plots of ting into the lots. ground an improved fence-cap, that serves the The fence-caps may be made in different threefold purpose of a weather-protector, an styles, plain and low-priced, or elaborate and ornamental covering, and of a guard against more expensive, so as to be within reach of the inroads of cats and boys; and the invenevery one who is desirous of adorning and protecting his fence and lot.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. A fence-cap made of a base part with tapering sides and spurred top edge, substantialiy in the manner and for the purpose set forth.
2. A fence-cap made with a base part and a tapering or oblique top part, forming a pointed central ridge, substantially in the manner specified.
tapering sides and spurred top.
In the drawing, A represents a fence capfor top, which is made either of sheet, east, or wrought metal, and fastened to the top or sides of board fences by rails, screws, or rivets, or clamped thereto by their own spring action. The fence caps or tops are sold in certain lengths to suit, and are provided with a tapering top part, B, an d spurred upper being made either of nails driven through the top edge, or cast with the cap, or set into the cast-metal cap in any suitable manner.
If desired, the spurs may be dispensed with, as by a proper taper of the sides nearly the same object, but with less ornamental appearance, is obtained.
JOHN D. W. LAUOKHARDT.
PAUL (301 112121., 0. SEDGWICK.