US 2057018 A
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G. w. DlLLoN Oct. 13, 1936.
FENCE Filed May 12, 1956 f7 Vw Patented Oct. 13, 1936 Partnr FENoE 'George 'Wilson Dillon, New oneens, la. Application May 12, 1936,. .Semi No.. 9 $15.
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This invention relates tothe class 'of fences and pertains'fpaticuiarly to an improved fence construction adapted ito be forinedfoff concrete.
"The pri-mary object of the present invention is te provide anffimproved fence 'construction in which the posts are formed of molded concrete and lare -sodesigned that intermediate `connecting parts may be readily disposed therebetween -for the formation Aof la"complete` fence structure. :Another object fof the "invention is to provide an miproved fence 'construction Shaving preformed concrete ,posts iand novel means. associated with the posts for maintaining .the :same in `upright position in the rground. .15 .A Yovlefjeot of the invention 'is -to provide in a :fence construction, "a` novel arrangement i`1` coupling together the top fend's 'of the 4spaced posts whereby to strengthen the same and prevent them troni getting rout `o'f alinement. The invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following detailed descrip.- tion taken in connection with the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification, with the understanding, however, that the invention is not conned to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawing but may be changed or modied so long as such changes or modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a view in elevation of a portion of a fence constructed in accordance with the present invention, parts thereof being in section;
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 1;
Figure 4 is a view in elevation of a modied form of panel for disposition between a pair of posts, the central portion of the panel being broken away.
Referring now more particularly to vthe drawing, the numeral I indicates a post formed of molded concrete, Figure 1 of the drawing illustrating two of these posts in a fence structure. Ihese posts I are preferably cast in tubular form so that each has a passage 2 extending longi-V tudinally therethrough and in the casting of the post there is fixed in the passage a slight distance inwardly from one end, the nut 3. The end of the post adjacent which the nut 3 is located constitutes the top end when the post is set upright in the ground.
The posts are preferably of rectangular cross section and each has f'id I'li-igitiii'iiiiaily. i'n two opposite faces, a groove 'i' which thfouglflolt *the leith' of 'the fit be obvious this xy Yreafdili be Tien-ined y in a post of fcioss-sebtih Well as one L5 for #rectangular cosssedtiii as oies illustrated. f
4In 'assocltfonwth eaihpst I-, Fein-- proyl a fosse bleek i' which a central f n- I ing tthrou'gnantn aanstoot@ fxrena, i0 and two opposite walls of this each provided with Tlbrf''en 1 '"egfrent lin a groove 4 of the post. bse block -I is `einlbedded 2in the VV'as 1in Y1, H and a portion thewt extends through 'the l5 block' and intovthbeneath saine; as illustrated. i v
'rfi settingnp the i for invio-ieg tivo pieces psepertyg are so as to have the dividing line of the property pass through 20 the centers of the grooves 4. After the posts have been set up in the base blocks 5, as illustrated in Figure 1, there is placed upon the .base blocks between each pair of posts a bottom rail 8, which is preferably of cast concrete and which has a 25 key 9 formed vertically across each end forengagement in a groove or keyway 4.
Connecting the posts and resting upon the bottom rails 8 are panels I0, which are illustrated in Figures 1 and 2 as in the form of relatively nar- 30 row boards. These panels have their end edges shaped, as indicated at II, for sliding engagement ln the grooves or keyways 4 so that they will rest one upon the other in the manner illustrated and their widths are such that a series 35 may be put in and have the top edge of the top panel in the plane of the tops of the posts I.
After placing the post connecting panels in position in the manner described, the top ends of the posts are connected by the top rails I2, 40 which may be of wood or concrete as desired, and each of these rails is formed at its end to form an overlapping or mitre joint with the end of an adjoining rail over the top of a post. These terminal portions of reduced thickness of each 45 rail end are indicated by the numerals I3, and each is provided with an aperture for alinement with the adjacent reduced portion through which a bolt I4 may be passed downwardly for threaded engagement with the nut 3 adjacent the top of 50 the post. By this means, the top rails of the fence may be tightly joined together and they will operate to retain the panels of the fence firmly in position.
While Figures 1 and 2 illustrate a fence having 55 Vio `overlying said panels.`
solid panels between the posts, it is contemplated to construct the fence with wire panels and to this end, there is illustrated in Figure 4 a form of such wire panel which may be used. This wire panelnco-mprises `a frame having top and bottom bars l5 and connecting side Vbars I6 which are beveled for sliding engagement in the grooves 4, and the frame is covered or has placed within it the wire body I1, so that when the wire panel is placed in position between the posts, there Will be formed a wire fencerhaving concrete posts and the top and bottom rails illustrated.
From the foregoing, it will be apparent thata fence constructed in accordance -with the present invention may be easily and quickly set up and-7 kthat an'Y opening may beY readily formed between any two Vposts or the characterv of the fence structure between twoY postsA may be readily changed, as desired, merely by removing Vatop gitudinally 1extending grooves which are open at their ends at the tops of the posts, panel ,members disposed between the posts and having edges for sliding engagement in the post grooves, the panels being insertible between the xedposts, and top 'railsA connectingthe upper ends of the posts and Y 2.V In a fenceV constructiomposts formed of cast Ymaterial and each VhavingaV Vpassage therein ex- Y tending longitudinally; thereof from the upper end, a nut secured inA the passage of each post, top rails connectingthe upper ends ofjsaid posts and having overlapping ends upon each post, and a securing boltpassing through theV overlapping endsof the top rails and into the passage `the adjacent nuts in the posts.
of the underlying post for engagement with the Y engagement in a post groove, and top rails having their ends extended over-and the upper ends of said posts.
Yconnecting 4. In a fence construction, one pierce posts of n, cast concrete having their opposing faces provided with longitudinally extending grooves, a bottom rail disposed upon the ground between a pair of posts, a .key upon each endrof said botsages adjacent Vthe top of the post,rpanel member disposed between the posts and having their ends formed Afor sliding engagement in said* grooves, top rails connecting. the tops of said posts and having overlapping ends of reduced thickness, said 'overlapping ends being disposed over the tops of the posts, and bolts passing through said-overlapped ends downwardly into the posts and having threaded engagement .with
GEORGE WILSON DILLO.