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Publication numberUS2295271 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 8, 1942
Filing dateMay 7, 1940
Priority dateMay 7, 1940
Publication numberUS 2295271 A, US 2295271A, US-A-2295271, US2295271 A, US2295271A
InventorsSchuck Joseph H
Original AssigneeJohn O Brien
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fabricated fence
US 2295271 A
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Filed May 7, 1940 mvsmozz H. scwuck czwokv JOSEPH MA;

ATTORNBK Patented Sept. 8, 1942 2,295,271 FABRICATED FENCE Joseph H. Schuck, Mamaroneck, N. Y., assignor to John O'Brien,

Jackson Heights, N. Y.

Application May 7, 1940, Serial No. 333,789

2 Claims.

This invention relates generally to fences, but more particularly to supporting fence posts to which are secured supporting elements on which are carried a plurality of spaced vertical fence members.

The main object of the invention resides in the provision of prefabricated fence elements which may easily be assembled by any purchaser with little labor and without knowledge of fence construction. Such fence elements include fence posts tapering to a point at the bottom for easy driving into the ground without the necessity of preparing a hole therefor.

A further object of the invention resides in the provision of a fence construction having prefabricated parts which are simply and cheaply assembled and wherein the fence posts are adapted to be used in any of a plurality of positions I such as at the beginning of the fence, at an intermediate point or points along the length of one side of the fence and at the corner of the fence.

A further object of the invention resides in the provision of a fence construction of prefabricated parts wherein means are provided on the fence posts for anchorage of metallic bands, said bands running along the entire length of the fence and being adapted to have secured thereto spaced and vertical fence elements secured'transversely to the said bands.

A further object of the invention resides in the provision of a fence construction, the parts of which are durable, economical to manufacture and aesthetic in appearance after assemblage.

These objects and other incidental ends and advantages of the invention will hereinafter appearin the progress of the disclosure and as pointed out in the appended claims.

Accompanying this specification is a drawing showing a preferredform of the invention wherein corresponding reference characters designate intermediate points of the corresponding parts throughout the several views and wherein:

Figure 1 is a top plan view of the fence post per se.

Figure 2 is a front elevation of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a portion of the fence in perspective showing the fence posts, metallic bands and the vertical fence elements assembled together.

Figure 4 is an enlarged plan view of an end fence post at a location shown by arrow 4 of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is an enlarged plan view of the fence post taken at arrow 5 of Figure 3.

Figure 6 is an enlarged plan view of the fence post taken at arrow 8 of Figure 3.

Figure 7 is a plan view of a fence post showing an alternative method to that shown in Figure 4 of securing the metallic bands to the starting or terminal fence post.

In accordance with the invention and the preferred form shown, a fence post generally indicated by numeral I0 and preferably made of galvanized iron is angular in cross-section having sides II, II, the said sides tapering toward each other at the lower end to a point as indicated by numeral l2. Slots l3 and I4 disposed below the top and above the bottom of the post and penetrating the junction of sides II, II cooperate with extensions, l5, I5 and l6, it of the sides II, II, said extensions being aligned with and having the same height as the corresponding slots.

The starting fence post is preferably positioned so that one side H is parallel to the direction of the fence while the other side projects into the area to be enclosed as seen in Figure 3. ,At

fence, a preferred position of the fence posts is such "that the sides ll, |l'form equal angles with the direction of the fence while at the comer position, the fence posts are located so that the sides II, II are parallel to the respective sides of the fence.

The horizontal members of the fence 20, 20 are preferably metallic bands such as galvanized iron bands and are aflixed to the starting post in alignment with the slots l3 and It and may be riveted thereto as at 2|, 2|, rivets 23 used being longenough to secure one of the vertical members 22 over the said bands. The vertical fence member 22 may be manufactured from fireproof composition material with qualities that do not necessitate painting. These members 22 need not be driven into the ground as are the fence posts l0.

Extensions l5, l5 and I6, I6, as shown in Figures 3 and 4 on the end fence post I 0, need not be used and may be cut off or folded in upon the sides II, II. The horizontally extending galvanized iron bands 20, 20 extend from the starting fence post In to one side of an intermediate post and the ends of said bands are inserted in aligned slots l3 .and I 4 and cut off at a length not exceeding the width of side H. The inserted portions of bands 20 are bent back along said side after which the extensions l5, it are bent over as at l5 to grip the said inserted and bent band portions, thus securing them to the fence post without any other fastening mea The bands 20, 20 continue from the other side of the intermediate post being affixed thereto as Just described and extend to a corner post where they are similarly secured except that the band members lie along the sides of the corner fence post.

Figure 7 shows an alternative method of secur ing bands 20. 20 to the starting post wherein the said bands cooperate with the slots l3 and I4 and the corresponding extensions II and II in the direction of the inside of the enclosure. The opposite extensions are either cut of! or folded in while the vertical fence member 22 is riveted directly to the side H of the starting post which runs parallel with the fence.

As shown in Figure 3, a vertical fence member 22 is provided with two rivets on top and bottom thereby being engaged proximate to the ends of the bands secured to the intermediate fence post.

Thus has been described a fence construction made of prefabricated parts which may be shipped to the consumer and installed without the use of special tools and knowledge. Moreover, instructions for assemblage may accompany the shipping.

I wish it understood that minor changes and ing adapted to clamp at least one of the opposite ends of the band members drawn through said slots and bent against the walls of the fence post.

2. In a fence, a universal fence post adapted to engage line bands, comprising angularly disposed walls tapering at the lower end for driving into the ground, each fence post having an upper and lower slot at the intersecting wall portions, foldable extensions along the walls opposite the said slots, each being adapted to clamp one end of a line band passing through a slot and bent along a corresponding wall.


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U.S. Classification256/24, 256/72, 256/19, 256/22
International ClassificationE04H17/02, E04H17/14, E04H17/12
Cooperative ClassificationE04H17/12, E04H17/1434
European ClassificationE04H17/12, E04H17/14E1A