Anchoring-socket for fence-posts
US 284219 A
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ANCHOFame-sCKET` FoR FENCE-POSTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No.V 284,219, dated September 4, 1883,`
` f Applicants nledrebruary 10,1883. (Nt miler) `To all w/wm,` it may concern:
Be it known that I, STEPHEN D. Min-inw, citizen of the United States, residing at Bea 'body, in the county of Marion and State `of Kansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in' Anchoring-Sockets for Fence and other Posts; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and ein act description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use `the same.
My invention relates to a novel support or anchor for fence and other posts, bywhich an v `toni of the base are formed spear-shaped proordinary wooden post is securely held in proper `position without insertion into the ground, thus increasing its` durability and usefulness. This `post-supporting device consists of a metallic boxor case, composed of a right-angled plate of any desiredsize, which fits against one side and base of the post, and a separate detachable plate upon theopposite side of the post, which locks into the base-plate. At the botjecti ons, which are so made that they will read ily enter the ground, but cannot be easily withdrawn therefrom. These projections anchor e the metallic support for the post and prevent 'the lateral movement or ready removal of the same, as will hereinafter more fully appear.`
. Referring to the drawings forming a part of this application, and in which similar letters of reference indicate like parts in the several views, Figure l represents a perspective view of a wooden post provided with my support and anchor therefor, and Fig. 2, a perspective view of the anchor alone-the post being removed therefrom-taken from the opposite side to that of Fig. l. Fig. `3 is a side elevai tion, and Fig. 4 a central sectional elevation. s. 40
A is the fence or other post, secured and supported in proper position upon the surface of i the one B, and these parts-the right-angled one B C and the one D-are made of any desired metal, and yof a width relatively to the Size of the post as to extend over and cover the entire width of the post and the base thereof. At each side of the base C, opposite in position to the plates B D, are formed sharppointed downwardlyeprojecting pieces E, and at the center of said base is a bar or Irod, F, extending some distance beyond the ends of the pieces E, and formed with a` spear-head; F. These projecting pieces 'on the base-plate are made with sharp points and cutting-edges,
so asto be readily driven into the ground, and
theyhave shoulders e and f, which act to prevent the easy withdrawal of' the device from the ground. The anchoring parts E E F face toward each side ofthe fence 5 or, in other words,
they extend in the same longitudinal direction as the direction of the fence, whereby, by rea-` son of the broad portion of these parts coming against the solid earth, the post is prevented from twisting or turning out of posi-` tion or falling over to either side. The center spear projecting some distance into the ground, a secure central support and anchorage is the result. or holding pie/ces face in the same direction,
'as here shown, they may be arranged at right angles toeach other. rlhus the post will be braced in both directions, this probably being necessary for other than vfence-posts; but
for fence-posts the arrangement shown will be found most effective.
Instead of having all these anchoring At the bottom ofthe plate or part D is formed a T-shaped projecting piece, d, and in the edge of the base-plate C, opposite in position to this piece d, islforn'ied a slot, c. Vhen the parts B D arein position, with a post between them, the narrow part d of the T-piece el comes in the slot e, and the projecting 'edges of said piece d actto hold `the base-plate up at this side and lock thcseparts C D together.
. H II are bolts passingthrough the metallic plates B D and the post, by which the same is securely held in position.
To secure the post in position in the hereinbeforedescribed metallic anchor or post-sup porting device, the post is placednpon the base-plate C and against the side plate, B. AThe side plate, D, is then placed inpositi on against 4the opposite side of the post, with the T-projection d in the slot c ofthe base-plate C, and
the bolts H are, inserted through the parts,I
which secures the post to its anchor or support. I
By this construction of post-support the post is held from contact with the earth. Rotting of ,the end thereof is therefore prevented, and the post is not so liable to be thrown out of the ground by reason of the'action of frost or otherwise, because of the sharp anchoring-pieces acting to cut the earth and always keep the post down tight against the ground.
' "The post-support may be first inserted into place in the ground and the post afterward secured in position thereto; or the device may be first secured to the post, and in this position driven into the ground.
Having thus fully described my invention,
its operation, advantages, &c. what I claim as new therein, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is-
A metallic post-support composed of a rightangled piece formingone side and the base,
the separate detachable piece locked to the A