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Publication numberUS2269996 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 13, 1942
Filing dateFeb 4, 1941
Priority dateFeb 4, 1941
Publication numberUS 2269996 A, US 2269996A, US-A-2269996, US2269996 A, US2269996A
InventorsMilton Webster Daniel
Original AssigneeMilton Webster Daniel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electric fence post
US 2269996 A
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Jan. 13, 1942. D. M. WEBSTER 2,269,996

ELECTRIC FENCE POST Filed Feb. 4, 1941 Inventor @m/ w/v/w M552? Alla/11:11

Patented Jan. 13, 1942 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE mc'rmc mos ros'r Daniel Milton Webster, Churchs Ferry, N. Dak. Application Febl'ltll'y 4, 1941, Serial No. 377,390

1 Claim.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in fences, and more particularly to an electric fence post.

The principal object of the present invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive electric fence post which can be easily set up.

Another important object of the invention is to provide an insulator support for electrified fences and the like.

Other important objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent to the reader of the following specification.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 represents a side elevational view of the fence post with a portion in section.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the structure shown in Figure 1.

Referring to the drawing wherein like numerals designate like parts, it can be seen that the fence post consists of an elongated rod 5, the lower portion of which is formed into a helical or auger 6 which can be readily screwed into the earth, especially with the assistance of some sort of tool, the nature of which does not have o be set forth herein.

The upper portion of the rod 5 is provided with a pair of oppositely disposed offsets 1, I, spaced apart and having a circumferentlally grooved inm sulator 9 interposed between the same, the insulator having a bore therethrough for accommodating that portion of the rod 5 between said offsets I, 0.

Beyond the uppermost oflset 8 is a short extension Ill pointed at its upp r end as at II so as to discourage birds and other creatures from perching on the upper end of the rod 5 or insulator 9 and perhaps fouling the electric conductor which engages the insulator 9.

The ofl'sets I and 8 can be crimps in the rod 5 and it is preferable that the uppermost crimp 8 be formed in the rod after the insulator 9 has been disposed in place as shown in Figure 1.

While the foregoing specification sets forth the invention in specific terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in the shape, size and materials may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed hereinafter.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

An electric fence post comprising an elongated member formed of bendable material and having its lower end shaped to provide an auger for penetrating the ground when the post is rotated, the upper end of the member being pointed, a substantially U-shaped crimp formed in an upper portion of the member and extending horizontally, an insulator having an opening therein through which the upper part of the member passes with a portion of the insulator resting on the upper horizontal limb of the crimp and a second horizontal crimp formed in the member above the insulator with the lower limb of the last-mentioned crimp engaging the top of the insulator.


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U.S. Classification174/45.00R, 174/165, 52/157, 256/10, 174/139
International ClassificationH01B17/14
Cooperative ClassificationH01B17/145
European ClassificationH01B17/14B