|Publication number||US363227 A|
|Publication date||May 17, 1887|
|Filing date||Feb 5, 1887|
|Publication number||US 363227 A, US 363227A, US-A-363227, US363227 A, US363227A|
|Inventors||William W. Hamilton|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (1), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
No. 363,227. Patented May 17, 1887.
NlTED STATES WILLIAM W. HAMILTON, OF MOUNT STERLING, KENTUCKY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 363,227, dated May 17, 1887.
Application filed February 5, 1887. Serial No. 226,650. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM W. HAMILTON, of Mount Sterling, in the county of Montgomery and State of Kentucky, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Metallic Fences; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification, and in which Figure l is a side elevation representing a portion of an iron fence embodying my improvement. Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view of the same through the line 00 x in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 1s a perspective view of the device for fastening the panels to the line-posts; and Fig. 4 s a similar view of the same device, but showing it in an inverted position.
Likeletters of reference denote corresponding parts in all the figures.
Myinvention has relation to the construction of metallic fences of that class in which the fence consists of a series of panels placed between uprights, or line-posts, as they are called; and my improvement consists in the combination, with these posts and panels, of a peculiarly-constructed connecting-piece made of iron or other suitable metal, by the use of which the several panels will always be kept in line with one another and in proper position relative to the intermediate line-posts, substantially as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.
On the accompanying drawings, the letters A A denote two adjacent panels connected and supported by the intermediate metallic linepost, B, which may be'of any desired construction and braced in any suitable manner.
The letters 0, D, and E denote the parallel horizontal rails of the panels, andA andF the pickets, which are inserted through and fastened to the rails in any approved manner.
The connecting and fastening device consists of a'metallic plate, G, of rectangular shape, having a downwardly-projecting flange, H, on each side, and being provided with a central square or rectangular aperture, I, between said flanges. On opposite sides of this central aperture are countersunk screw-holes or boltholes J J, and depending from plate G, between the flanges and on opposite sides of the central aperture, I, are downwardly-projecting wings or plates K K, provided with registering-apertures L L, adapted to receive a bolt of suitable thickness. These depending plates transversely through the same and inserting a bolt, N, through said hole and through the apertures L L in the wings K. The appropriate rail, the end of which must be of such a width as to fit between the flanges H H, is then inserted in its proper place and fastened permanently to plate G by means of a screw or bolt passed through the appropriate aperture I. The corresponding rail of the panel on the other sideof the line-post is fastened in asimilar manner to the projecting part of the plate on that side of the post, so that it will be seen that all the rails of adjacent panels will form one continuous and unbroken line, thus presenting a neat appearance. The wings K K, clamping the line-post and bearing against opposite sides of the same, by reason. of their projecting below the flanges at the sides and being separated and free from each other along their edges, will operate not only to hold the device firmly upon the post by means of the bolt N, but by being drawn against the sides of the post will prevent the device from tilting or becoming displaced upon the post, so that the top plate, G, will always be held in a position at right anglesto the post, thereby preventing sagging of the connecting-rails.
It follows that a metallic fence constructed with my improved device for attaching the rails and panels will always be properly aligned, and at the same time the panels may readily be removed and again replaced whenever it is desired to do so for repairs or for other purposes.
Having thus described. my invention, I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States 1. In a metallic fence, the combination of the line-posts, the horizontal rails, and the fastening and connecting device herein described, the same consisting of a metallic plate provided with parallel side flanges, a central aperture adapted to fit the body of the line-post, and downwardly-projecting wings or plates on opposite sides of said aperture and between the flanges, the edges of said wings being separated and not adapted to touch each other, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
2 As an article of manufacture, the hereindescribed device for fastening the rails of a metallic fence to and between the line -p0sts,
and downwardly-projecting wings or plates on opposite sides of said aperture between the flanges, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereunto affixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.
WILLIAM W. HAMILTON.
r J AMEs M. BEPTAPP,
GEORGE A, WHITNEY.
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