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Publication numberUS2918261 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 22, 1959
Filing dateMay 29, 1957
Priority dateMay 29, 1957
Publication numberUS 2918261 A, US 2918261A, US-A-2918261, US2918261 A, US2918261A
InventorsEdward J Bergeron
Original AssigneeEdward J Bergeron
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fence construction
US 2918261 A
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United States Patent O FENCE CONSTRUCTION Edward J. Bergeron, Detroit, Mich.

Application May 29, 1957, Serial No. 662,383

` 4 claims. (c1. 25a- 24) This invention relates to a fence construction and method of erection and particularly pertains to a rustic half-round split-pole fence construction and method of erection which completely lends itself to pre-fabricatio and rapid efficient erection. j

Fence constructions and rustic fence integrations have been employed heretofore for fencing and screening, however, the several devices of the prior art have not proven entirely satisfactory inasmuch as they are not suitable for pre-fabrication and rapid erection and are complicated in design and construction, expensive to manufacture and very expensive and difficult to erect.

With the foregoing in view, the primary object of the invention is to provide a fence construction and method of erection which is simple in design and construction, inexpensive to manufacture, easy to use, and easy to erect.

An object of the invention is to provide posts having a transverse diametrical aperture adjacent their base portion and at least one aperture spaced from the base portion for frictionally receiving pins therein.

An object of the invention is to provide pre-fabricated fence sections having horizontal Stringer members having axial apertures disposed in either end thereoi` for receiving the pins extending from the spaced posts for mounting and securing the sections therebetween.

An object of the invention is to provide pins of a length so` as to extend on either side of the posts in which they are driven so as to support the end of the fence sections adjacent the posts on either side thereof.

Ari object of the invention is to provide half-round wood-pole sections for the Stringer members so as to provide wide, at surfaces for nailing the lattice members thereacross.

An object of the invention is to provide half-round wood-pole lattice members on the Stringer members with the flat sides of the lattice members placed against the flat sides of the stringer members so as to provide a wide area therebetween for nailing the members together by toenailing.

An object of the invention is to provide a slanting arcuate water portion shed on the horizontal Stringer members soas to direct water away from the joint between the Stringer members and the lattice members so as to prevent the introduction of water therebetween to eliminate rotting.

`An object ofthe invention is to provide a fast method of fence erection so that the fence sections can be erected as quickly as unloaded from the truck by merely pinning the prefabricated sections between previously erected support posts.

These and other objects of the invention will become apparent by reference to the following description of a fence construction and method of erection embodying the invention taken in connection with the accompanying drawing in which:

Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of the inventive fence construction and method of erection showing Atwo sections 2,918,261 Patented Dec. 22, 1959 ICC erected and one section about to be erected together with separate pins for insertion in the post apertures.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged cross-sectional view of Fig. 1 taken on the line 2--2 thereof.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged cross-sectional view of Fig. 1 taken on the line 3--3 thereof; and

Fig. 4 is an enlarged portion of the fence construction in Fig. 1 showing the flat side engagement between the stringer and lattice members and the toenailing connecting therebetween.

Referring now to the drawing wherein like numerals refer to like and corresponding parts throughout the several views, the fence construction and method of erection disclosed therein to illustrate the invention comprises, support posts 10 having base sections 11 embedded in the ground 12 and having one transverse diametrical aperture 13 adjacent the base 11 and spaced slightly above the ground level and at least one other diametrical transverse aperture 14 remote from the base Section 11. The pins 15 are adapted to be frictionally driven into the apertures 13 and 14 of the post 10 and the pins 15 are of suicient length so as to extend outwardly of the post on both sides thereof so as to engage the pre-fabricated fence sections as hereinafter more fully described.

The pre-fabricated fence sections 20 are of a pre-determined width so as to t between the posts `10 and engage the sidewalls of the posts closely, and the sections 20 are comprised of split-pole half-round horizontal Stringer members 21 which are equipped at both ends with axial apertures 19 for slidably receiving the pins 15 therein and vertical half-round Split-pole lattice members 22 which are fixed to the Stringer members 21.

The at side 22A of the lattice members are faced against the flatside 21A of the Stringer members to provide a` wide area of engagement for toenailing with the nails 23, and it is to be noted that the round portion 21B of the Stringer member 21 provides a slanting water shed area directing water away from the joint between the Stringer member 21 and the lattice member 22 so as to eliminate rotting.

The fence sections 20 are located between the posts 10 with the pins 15 lying in the apertures 13 and 14 of the posts 10 and also in the apertures 19 of the Stringer members 21 so as'to support the fence sections 20` between the posts 10.

In operation, the user Sets the `posts 10` in the ground at spaced intervals between the post sidewalls so as t0 snugly receive the fence sections 20 and so that the post apertures 13 and 14 parallel the fence line and are spaced above the ground an equal distance. After this Simple operation, a truck. having the fence sections and pins thereon is driven down the fence line and the user then drives the first pins into the rst post 1.0 and then places a fence section 20 thereon with the pins lying in the Strinfer apertures 19 supporting the one end of the fence section 20; he then indexes the apertures 19 in the other end of the stringer members 21 with the apertures 13 and 14 of the next post and then drives the pins 15 through the post apertures 13 and 14 into the Stringer apertures 19 thereby fixing the other end of the fence section 20; duefto the fact that the pins 15 are of suificient length to extend outwardly of the second post, the second post is then ready `to have the next fence section placed on the other Vside of the Second post on the pins 15 with the Stringer member apertures 19 fitting thereover so as to permit the opeartor to then drive the pins through the third post into the Stringer apertures 19 of the second fence section. This operation is continued until the fence is completely erected.

The particular design of the Split-pole Stringers and lattice members has been found to outlast other types of 3 fence construction involving rustic type fences by many years due to the fact that the slanting stringer members prevent the water from entering between the joints and causing same to rot.

The pins 1S lying in the posts and Stringer member apertures has been found to be far superior over spiking or toenailing springer members to the posts due to the fact that the posts and Stringer members are not split in the process so as to permit moisture and water to enter to cause rotting; it has also been' found that the pins provide a much stronger connection.

The invented method of erecting the fence has been found to save a high percentage of labor costs dueto the fact that the fence can be erected almost as fast as a truck can lay the fence sections down alongside of the previously erected posts as it is only necessary for one workman to position the fence sections between the posts and drive the pins therein so as to completely erect the fence.

The inventive fence construction and method of erec- Vtion with the features described constitutes a compact, durable, and neat appearing structure which is easily erected and has qualities of permanence far beyond previous rustic fence constructions.

Although but a single embodiment of the invention has been shown and described in detail, it` is obvious that many changes may be made in the size, shape, detail, and arrangement of the various elements of the invention within the scope of the appended claims.Y

I claim: Y

1. A quick assembly fence construction comprising posts adapted to be embedded in the ground at fixed spaced intervals'to support fence assembly pre-fabricated sections therebetween, said posts each having a base adapted to be located below the ground level and an upright portion adapted to stand above the ground level; said posts each having a transverse diametrical aperture in said upright portion adjacent said base position and at least one transverse diametrical aperture in said upright portion spaced from Said base portion; said post apertures being adapted to receive and frictionally engage pins driven therein; fence sections disposable be- `tween said posts including horizontal transverse Stringer members lying between and in the plane of said post apertures and vertical members lixed to said Stringer members; said Stringer members having axial apertures at either end thereof indexing with said post apertures, and pins lying in said post and Stringer apertures connecting said posts and said Stringer members together.

, 2. A quick assembly fence construction comprising posts adapted to be embedded in the ground at fixed spaced intervals to support fence assembly pre-fabricated sections therebetween; Said posts each having a Vbase adapted to be located below the ground level and an upright portion adapted to stand above the ground level; said posts each having a transverse diametrical aperture in said upright-portion-adjacent Said base position and at least one transverse diametrical aperture in said upright portion spaced from said base portion; said-post apertures being adapted to receive and frictionally engage pins driven therein; fence sections disposable between said posts including horizontal transverse Stringer members lying between and in the plane of saidpost apertures and vertical members iixed tosaid stringergmembers;,said Stringer members having axial apertures for slidablyg receiving pins at either end thereof indexing with said post apertures, and pins lying in said post and Stringer apertures connecting said posts and said Stringer members together; said pins being of a length so as to 4 extend outwardly of said posts on either side thereof and into said stringers to support the fence section lying on either side of said posts.

3. A quick assembly fence construction comprising posts adapted to be embedded in the ground at iixed spaced intervals to support fence assembly pre-fabricated sections therebetween; said posts each having a base adapted to be located below the ground level and an upright portion adapted to stand above the ground level; Said posts each having a transverse diametrical aperture in said upright portion adjacent said base position and at least one transverse diametrical aperture in said upright portion spaced from said base portion', said post apertures being adapted to receive and frictionally engage pins driven therein; fence sections disposable between said posts including horizontal transverse Stringer members lying between and in the plane of said post apertures and vertical members fixed to said Stringer members; said Stringer members having axial apertures at either end thereof indexing with said post apertures, and pins lying in said post and Stringer apertures connecting said posts and said stringer members together; said pins being of a length so as to extend outwardly on either side of said posts and into said stringers so as to support said fence sections on either side of said post; said pins being driven into a lirst said post; a fence section Stringer first end then being located over the extending pins of said rst post and the fence section second end then being positioned adjacent a second said post; pins being then driven into said post apertures and into said stringers second end.

4. A quick assembly rustic fence construction comprising wood posts adapted to be embedded in the Vground at fixed spaced intervals to support rustic fence assembly sections therebetween; said posts each having a base adapted to be located below the ground level and an upright portion adapted to stand above the ground level; said posts each having a transverse diametrical aperture in said upright portion adjacent said base position and at least one transverse diametrical aperture in said upright portion spaced from said base portion; said apertures being adapted to receive and frictionally engage metal pins driven therein; rustic fence sections disposable'between said posts including half-round horizontal transverse wood-pole Stringer members lying between and in the plane of said post apertures and half-round vertical woodpole screen members fixed to said Stringer members; said Stringer members having axial apertures at either end thereof indexing with said post apertures, and pins lying in said post and Stringer apertures connecting said posts and said Stringer members; said half-round wood-pole members having flat portions; said Stringer and screen member half-round portions facing and abutting each other so as to provide said Stringer members with an inclined water shed away from the joint and to provide said lattice members with an enlarged connection area to receive multiple nailing.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification256/24, 256/19, D25/38.1
International ClassificationE04H17/14
Cooperative ClassificationE04H17/1434
European ClassificationE04H17/14E1A