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Publication numberUS237172 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1881
Publication numberUS 237172 A, US 237172A, US-A-237172, US237172 A, US237172A
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Patented Feb. 1, 1818!.

(No Model.) f


Fence Post.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 237,172, dated February 1, 1881.

Application filed November 1, 1880. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, WEsLEY C. DENTLER, a citizen ot the United States, residing at Palmyra, in the county of Otoe and Sta-te of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fence-Posts 5 and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference bein g had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters or gures of reference marked thereon, which form a part ot' this specification.

The invention relates to that class of metallic fence-posts which are provided with devices for anchoring the same in the ground; and it consists in a hollow or tubular metallic post having a ange formed on its lower end, and provided with two encircling blocks, whichy are movable on the post and serve to rmly anchor or retain the latter in the ground, as will be hereinafter more fully described.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation of apost constructed according to my invention. Fig. 2 is a sectional view thereof.

The letter A designates a metallic post, which is generally made cylindrical in shape, and constructed of hollow or tubular metal, such as gas-piping, Sto. At the lower end ot' the post is formed a horizontal flan ge, B, which serves as a support or rest for a movable block or flat steadying-plate, C, in order to prevent the latter from slipping DE thel post. The block or plate C is generally constructed with wood treated with coal-tar or other preserva tive substance, or it may be made of metal, and it is capable of sliding up and down on the post, and can be applied thereto or re moved therefrom with ease and facility.

The post is tted into a hole made in the ground with an auger or other tool, and the aforesaid block or plate C rests at the bottom of the hole. After the post has been inserted into the ground and the block or plate C slipped into position at the base ofthe post the earth is packed above said block or plate, so as to nearly ill the post-hole. A block, D, also fitted loosely on the post or capable of sliding thereon is then moved down, so as to fill the 5o auger or post hole above the packed stratum of earth. In this manner the post is firmly anchored or steadied in the ground, so as to remove all liability of its becoming loose or being thrown down by winds or other causes. The block D is generally made heavier and thicker than the lower block, C, and is constructed, like the latter, of metal or tarred wood.

It will be perceived that the operation of se- 6o i curing the post in the grouudis greatly facilitated by the presence of the upper block, because the latter can be slipped up on the post while the earth is being lled in and packed down upon the lower plate or block.

The upper block may ll the hole above the stratum of earth resting upon the lower plate or block, or else a layer of earth may be packed down upon said block, so as to cover the same. l 7o I generally provide my post with a series of holes, a, for the reception of wires or staples b, which serve to retain barbed fence-wires or cables c, or when the post is designed to support panels the holes can receive bolts d.

I have described the post as being made hollow and cylindrical in shape; but it will be obvious that its configuration or shape maybe changed without departing from the spirit of my invention.

I am aware of the existence of a metallic fence-post which is tted into an anchor-stone or solid base subsequent to the insertion of said base into the post-hole, said post being also provided with a series of blocks of stone, between which the earth is packed.

My invention differs from the construction just specified, as I make use of a metallic post having a horizontal bottom flan ge, above which rests a loose or adjustable bottom plate. The latter is thus always carried by. the post, and is fitted into the post-hole, together with the post.

A fence-post constructed according to my invention is a complete article, all the parts v thereof being always in position for use, whereas in the construction previously specified a system of setting posts is involved which requires the attachment of the post toa baseloosely tted on the post above the flange, as

block after the latter has been placed into the and for the purpose set forth. v1o ground. In testimony whereof I affix my-signature Having thus described my inventiomwhat I in presence of two Witnesses. 5 claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters WESLEY C. DENTLER.

Patent, is- Witnesses:

The fence-post having a horizontal bottom JOHN DAY, flange and two anchor-blocks adjustably or J. R. WHITE.

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Cooperative ClassificationE02D5/80