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Publication numberUS1943018 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 9, 1934
Filing dateSep 29, 1932
Priority dateSep 29, 1932
Publication numberUS 1943018 A, US 1943018A, US-A-1943018, US1943018 A, US1943018A
InventorsHench Jay L
Original AssigneeMid West Forging Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Self driving post
US 1943018 A
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Jan. 9, 1934. J. L. HENCH SELF DRIVING POST File d Sept. 29, 1932 I III II El {1/2 "g i Patented Jan. 9, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SELF DRIVING POST poration of Illinois Application September 29, 1932 Serial No. 635,455

,3 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in posts and, more especially, to a self-driving post or combination of a socket adapted to support a removable post, said post having driving means thereon so that the weight of the same can be utilized to hammer .the socket into the ground.

By the use of my invention, it is possible to place a socket in the ground in substantially any desired location without the use of any tools;

said socket after being placed remaining as a support for a post removably mounted thereon.

Other features and advantages of my invention will appear more fully as I proceed with my specification.

In that form of device embodying the features of my invention shown in the accompanyin drawing Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view showing the socket and post in place; Fig. 2 is a view in side elevation of the socket; and Fig. 3 is a view in side elevation of the post showing the same removed from the socket.

As shown in the drawing, 10 indicates a hollow cylindrical socket with its lower end pointed, as indicated by 10 11 indicates a post, the lower end of which is adapted to be supported in the socket. The post is provided with a driving projection adapted to be brought into driving engagement with the upper edge of the socket by forcing the post downwardly in the socket, whereby the weight of the post can be used to hammer the socket into the ground. Preferably, the socket and post are both made out of metal so that the post will have sufficient weight to drive the socket into the ground, as stated. As here shown, the driving projection on the post comprises a collar 12 suitably fastened to the post, for example, by weldmg.

In the practice of the invention, the socket 10 is driven into the ground 13 by sliding the post upwardly and downwardly in the socket, causing the collar 12 on the down stroke to forcibly engage the upper edge of the socket 10 to hammer the latter into the ground. When the socket is at the desired depth, the post may remain supported therein or removed when desired by merely lifting it out.

It is obvious that the portion of the post below the collar 12 must extend into the socket far enough to permit the upward and downward movement above mentioned. That is, it must extend into the socket far enough so that the post may be lifted high enough to give a good blow without having the post come out of the socket.

The distance that the portion below the collar extends into the socket is therefore substantially longer than necessary to merely support the post in the socket.

The invention may be used wherever it is desirable to provide a post removably mounted in a socket, for example, a clothes line post, fence post, tennis net supporting post, or the like.

While I have shown and described certain embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that it is capable of many modifications. Changes, therefore, in the construction and arrangement may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as disclosed in the appended claims, in which it is my intention to claim all novelty inherent in my invention as broadly as permissible, in view of the prior art.

What I regard as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is: 1. In combination, a tubular metallic socket having a pointed bottom and adapted to be driven into the ground, the upper edge of said socket forming a driving annulus lying in substantially a horizontal plane, and a post adapted to be supso ported in said socket, said post having a metallic driving collar firmly attached to same throughout its entire circumference and a portion below said collar extending into said socket a distance substantially greater than necessary to support said post in said socket, said collar adapted to be brought into driving engagement with the driving annulus on the upper edge of the socket by forcing the post downwardly in the socket, whereby the weight of the post can be used to hammer the socket into the ground without substantial damage to either post or socket.

2. In combination, a tubular metallic socket having a pointed bottom and adapted to be driven into the ground, the upper edge of said socket forming a driving annulus lying in substantially a horizontal plane, and a post adapted to be supported in said socket, said post having a metallic driving member firmly attached to same and a portion below said driving member extending into said socket a distance substantially greater than necessary to support said post in said socket, said driving member adapted to be brought into driving engagement with the driving annulus on the upper edge of the socket by forcing the post down- 105 wardly in the socket, whereby the weight of the post can be used to hammer the socket into the ground without substantial damage to either post or socket.

3. In combination, a tubular metallic socket having a pointed bottom and adapted to be driven into the ground, the upper edge of said socket forming a driving annulus lying in substantially a horizontal plane, and a post adapted to be supported in said socket, said post having a metallic driving collar firmly attached to same and a portion below said collar extending into said socket a distance substantially greater than necessary to A

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/165, 173/126, 52/298
International ClassificationE04H12/22
Cooperative ClassificationE04H12/2215
European ClassificationE04H12/22A1