US 2603456 A
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P. W. RUOPP July 15, 1952 FENCE Filed March 28, 1946 EaZ /74 FaQ/ff BY v l Patented July 15, 1952 f w 1 Appliaeon Maren-2 invention relates: to fences,eandi partie-j ularlyA to. a built-up'typeof `fencewhich is; readily.;
assembled and disassembled... 1
Inthepast, :fences hayeusually -beenyconstructediasiapermanentxtureto the land.` As:
aresultQzrenters of property, or owners of property .who'desire to construct a fence which` is.
either...driven therein or set;in:concreteragprede-4 termined-distance apart.;t ;.V The rails` may be made ofzmetal. Woodand the; like, a,nd ...may .bie Qf.. channel section, .solid or-of box-,section construe: tion, having aperturesv atveach end throughy Which@y the post extends, with the rails ,alternatelyposi tionedone upon `the other.,VV YAdjusting.elements are .provided on Athe. threaded posts at the bottom orgslevelingthe rails to .have -them iny per-feet horizontal position, and caps are employed at the topr forA clamping-.the rail endsftogether.:
1V arious .typesfof vfences may be ,constructed this-manner., such asv a vstraight .fence,;a railfenceA Where v.the rails aredisposed in angular relationVIV to each other, or-the fence maybe'straight, rec-` tangular' orangular `in part to extend around a* flowerbed, tree andthe like. A` gatemay be formed from the rails to provide a passagewayA for a personan automobile and the like. The Vgate rails are i'pivoted at: one .endgon one of. the posts Y.
betweenthe railsofthe fenceand are connected togetheraat 'the-free'end by a threaded element having caps at each end and extending through filler blocks dispsed'betw'e'en the gate rails. Similar ller. blocks are employed ontheopposite terminal end of the fence which is engaged by the free end of the gate., Thin' metal plates having tongues-*struck therefrom-in-opposite directioniare placed between the ller blocks and the lrailsto prevent .the blocks from-shifting after therailssand .blocks are securely clamped-:1togather.v .The fence can be erectedvin a very short time. and .can be. changed from fone :typeof -fence tofanother'and be disassembled without harming any of vthe elements.thereof.f -j 1 11 v i Accordingly,.-the main objects ofthe invention are: to provide a fence made of threaded tubular postsand rails having apertures on the-ends through" which the posts"e`xtend with the rails alternately disposed thereon; to provide stakes having an internally threaded end portion receving the threaded ends of tubular posts Awhich #Figure laiszia plan;view:.of aA fence.
A' supporta plurality ofrailsA against an adjustable,
plate onthe bottoms-of .thepost by a threaded capxon thetop thereof to provide agate having rails which.. are alternately disposed on ta-'post L between the.. railsvof a fencefon which the gate; rails pivotwithY the freeends vof. the gate rails;
spacedapart by f ller blocksxand secured :to: gethery by fa ythreaded felement'.. extending therethrough havingi'afcap on eachpend; to providega;
base for a standard. uponwwhi-ch'a'plurality of. fence rails.' are alternately; disposed ,and 1 secured togetherzbyyacap for .forming a portable pen, ay toy: fence and thelike,and, in general; to pro.-`
vde'a fence Whicha-is readily. .assembled and dis, assembled, which issimple in" construction andeconomi'calof manufacture. l :.Olther. Aobjectsand :features of; novelty; o f the' invention '."will be specically pointedy outor Will` becomel apparent when` referring, forfa better understanding offtheinvention', to the following` description taken in conjunctionwiththe `ac.
features offthisiriventionf;' vl-Fig..2Jisa-x'fiew of structure, si 'larctofthat...1e
lu'strated in-fFig. 2-1, .showing another .'form which the fence may assume;
Fig. 3 is. a view fof "structure, t similar tol'thaiftf. .still fur-f illustrated in Figs. lzand'. 2,' yshowing a ther Vrforni of the invention;v
Fig; 4fis an enlarged view Vin: elevation .ofl V. their fence .illustrated in Fig.. "1, as Viewed fromline 4 4. thereof 1. 1
Fig; 5 is a View.` ofa post supporting stake illus-- tratedin Fig. 4;-
Fgpf fisaperspctive v'evvtof' a locking plate employed in the fence illustratedin Fig.
Fig. 7 y'is ar-perspectivle view- `of. a lustrated in Fig. 4';1and
Figsis la viewof a fence, si t'rated'iin'f' Figs.' 1
offeachfother :to form a straight fence. In Fig; 2' the rails` Vare-'killiifstrated as being in obtusel= angular Arelation to eachV other to 'simulatea rail' typel of vfence. kIn liig.l thevarious sectionsl of themfencevare illustrated as `being constructed rto extended, while other portions thereof may be in rectangular relation to each other.
embodying llarto thatillus-l: ato 7j showing `a' furtherform; `thereof.v 'i' 'i v, i :from Figs. vl, 2' and Bthat thederf aboutv trees, flower beds and the lto beunders'tood that portionsof the' fence" may be straight'fnayf be`V V angularlyf thereabove.
z onv fthe post.
aperture I I.
v over the external threads 3 thereof or which may have a central stud which threads Within the internalV thread 4 of thesstake. The, stake,
may hayle"V ajpointed end 5 so thati it may- Vbe readily driveninto the ground. Whenftlie stakes are embedded in concrete, the end need not Vbe `pointed and the cap 2 need not be supplied:
offset relation of the terrain, while the topofV the fence remains the same height.
In Fig. 8, a further form of the invention is illustrated, that wherein a post 25 is mounted on a base 26 and provided with a threaded cap 21 on'the top and a sleeve 28 on the bottom. A plurality of rails 29 are alternately placed upon the post 25 andsecured against the.v .sleeve :28. at the,v bottom by the cap 2l. vItgisf contemplated that l'thisv 'construction would be employed for ilaywpens' for'chldren, a fenced area for animals, miniature fences which may be employed about Christmas trees and the The stakes are located in correct spaced rela,- g
` 151011 by employing one of the rails 6 as'` a, locatingV element. I Y 1 .t
A post 'I is preferably constructed l n tubular element having an external thread 8 on each end, one of which is threaded' into'the internal thread 4 of the stake I. A plate 9 is 1 threaded `on Ythe bottom Jtlsxreadrf Vthe* post 7; having `a 'setscrewwl thereinf by :whichjthe plate is clamped in lpositionftafter-iadjustrnent- 'The rails 'S'iare V.provided withA apertures I:I`V at eachl .end .ofsuch.vr diameter" as,
i tot over the post-l v.andtareialternately:placed thereolverfas villustrated in Fig. L4. 'Theplate Qvmay 'be adjustedV to: level .the....rails 6,1 after i which the setscrev/f I Drmay be: tightened 4to,l maine' tainI the-plate intadjustedposition; y Y
A washer. I2 isfplacediover'fthe postn Tagainst l theitop rail, Landi a: vcap?,` YI3 threaded: on' i the4 top` thread 8 of therzpost "Iffor clamping?y the lra'ils againstv .the tbottom-splate 9. .1 It :will ,be understood thatzthe railsewill bainfaligned ex; tension of each other.,oneachidezof'the post 'If or in angular relation; `toxeacli` otherzdepending upon ithef-'positioni of? -the .t stakes I I which Viniay vari/,las indicatedr above,.',tozproyid'eY a Vtype-:of
` fence as illustratedinFigs. 11,52. .and3, jor com.-. vbi'nations thereof.- .Y
In Fig. 4, a gateplfjs illustrated;vconstructefdV Y' ofi-'short railsjll, the :ends/I6.,:of' which aregdis.-
posed between the railsgfonethe .po'st'l tofform;
. ahingediielationtherewith. 'If-.de'siredfwashers may "be placed` on; each side vofathe; rails .6, reduce the bearing surfacebetweenpthe-rails 6 and I5.v V'The .oppositeends :ofzthe rails Iiga're Vspaced apartibyi'lllen blocks .Ilfa'nd a. .tubular 'element I8 extends through apertures Irl@ in theV metal, have tongues 2| extending therefromtin oppositeu directions onl opposite sides fof .a central the caps I3 draw the ra'ilszaridxbloks together to 'prevent the ..blocks remi-rotating .'-relative'fto are .drawn into abutted relation `with the I'by the tighteningof the, caps I3.4 Striker plates 23 :may befsupported-.on the'gate.- Il!v for limiting the'movementjof the gate from aligned relation with thefence reetion.;
` lewin? be.nts what. witnthis .type jgf fence.. when the :surface of the...terrain.. varies, an .ad-v,
ditional: rail 24. .may be A`providedat the bottom 15. ,-upon'the standard tobuild up a fence and be `from ,al r taught co-ordination and berkept occupied.
Y The plates are placedbetweenY the blocks "I-'l and the:4 rails I5.: withzthe felement 2118 f `extending ."therethrogh; The tongues VV2 I arev .embedded "inv fthe' .block 'Il`and rails I5) when like.
The fence of Figp may be utilized as a toy for children who can assemble the rails 29 What isclaimed is:
1-.`'Ina fence, the combination with a stake having an internal thread, a post threaded at bo'thnends'withv one end threadedin said internal thread to Vextend .upwardlyrLthrough aqplnralityf of rails which restxupon-V each other; laxcap threaded on the -othery end of: said post,;forf.securing said rails together under pressure, .and a plate 'threaded on the bottom .threadedend ofV said'spost and adjustable Vthereon for; leveling said rails. v
'2; VFor Y assembly into: a fencefa stake' havingl an internal thread on its upper'end; apost. hav-` ingI a thread at each l end 'with' fthe. lower .thread capable of beingthreaded into' saidy stakegfa plate threadable vu-pon said. lower: threadsolthe post.. a plurality of railshavin'g' aperturesV extending through the endsV4 thereof which are insertabiliv on s'aid post`,'-and' a cap 'having ".threadstem; gageable with thev threads. at the -upperendto'f theA post for 'clampingfthe rails ftogetherag'ainst: the Vbettelnplate.v v v l' v v"3;"I'or assembly into" a fence, ai pluralitywof stakes having threaded ends, a kpluralitylof` posts. having .threads at the top: andbottom ends-,@with the bottoni threads Se'ngageable` with the'rthreadsi of the stakes,a pluralityof rails.' hav-ingzaperf-I tures in 'the vlends* thereofv of laldiameter..to vr.permit' the rails tokbe i nsertable Aon ther/posts',-
capha'ving al thread engageab'le with the thread;
on the topfof the post, andrplates having a thread' engageable with the.v bottom AthreadY ofthe-posts for abutting ithe lower :rails and -uponawhichnthe lower rails rt .whenltheipluralityl off rails :are clamped -in unit relatio'niby the .'cap threadabie on the top thread ofthe post; said' ,plates. being adjusted `onthe postifor-Slevelingifthe dence.
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