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" J. H. STRINGER.
WIRE FENCE MAKING MACHINE. No. 422,262. Patented Feb. 25, 1890.
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.lOl-IN I-I. STRINGER, OF HUMPHREYS, MISSOURI. A
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 422,262, dated February 25, 1890.
Application tiled November Il, 1889. Serial No. 329,920. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern;
Be it known that I, JOHN H. STRINGER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hum phreys, in the county of Sullivan and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Vire-Fence-Making Machines; 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.
My invention relates to an improved coinbined machine for constructing and removing Wire felices; and it consists in the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
The object of my invention is to provide a simple, strong, and easilyhandled machine for stretching and winding wire for felices, and also to be used as a post puller or extractor. I attain this object by the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein like letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several views, and in which-` Figure l is a perspective view of my irnproved machine. the spool-clamping plate. Figs. 3 and 4 are modified forms of the same.
In the drawings, A represents the runners, united at one end by a stationary cross-piece B and by a movable cross-piece B atthe other end, held in place by bolts having nuts l) on their upper ends, permitting the removal of the cross piece for purposes hereinafter stated. On the top of the runners and the cross-piece B and stationary blocks b', on the runners at their opposite ends, are secured side bars or supports C, on the upper face of which are rigidly secured at about their longitudinal centers bearing-blocks D, having lateral openings or bearings cl therein, in which are journaled shafts d. On the inner projecting ends of the shafts d is mounted the reel-frame, consisting of two parallel posts e, united at their upper ends by a cross-piece e. The loweredges of the posts are rounded to permit the frame to be lowered either to- Ward the front or toward the rear of the ma- A series of openings e'i are made in the posts e at intervals, in which are placed Fig. 2 is a detail View ofy the removable cylindrical shaftsF, extending across the frame. On one end of theseshafts, preferably three in number, are rigidly keyed ratchet-wheels f. Pawls G are placed on the frame-post adjacent to the ratchet-wheels, with which they engage.
On the shafts F are placed spools or bobbins F for wire or rope, as the case may be, they being held firmly on the shaft and prevented from moving independently by clamping-plates H, which, as shown in- Fig. 2, are composed of metallic plates with sharp corners 7L, bent in at right angles and inserted into the heads of the spools. At the center of each of these plates is formed a groove h',
in which the edge of the lockingkey I fits when inserted in its seat formed in the shaft, thus preventing the plates and consequently the spools from moving independently of the shaft. The opposite ends of the shafts are provided with suitable nuts (not shown) to prevent the shafts from becoming displaced. By removing the keys and nuts the shafts can be readily withdrawn and placed in other bearings, according to the height of the fence or spacing desired.
K represents two bracerods having hooked ends fitting in eyes 7c and 7.3 on the upper ends of the posts and outer ends of the side bars C, respectively, the rods retaining the frame in its vertical position and bracing it against the strain of the wires.
A duplicate pair of eyes is placed on the side bars to the rear of the others, so that the frame may be tilted forward and held in that position.
L represents a sliding bottom placed between the side bars, one end resting on the cross-piece B and the other suppported by the bar L secured to its upper face, its ends proj ectin g out and resting on the side bars, there by forming a substantial platformfor the operator, admitting of removal when it is deA sired to remove posts. The blocks b being short and not extending across the space be-a tween the runners, the posts can pass between the same when the bar B is removed.
By this construction the machine may be used as a wire stretcher or gatherer in building or taking down a fence, and by removing the cross-piece B. and placing the bottom in IOO per spool can be readily extracted.
the position shown the posts of the fence are brought beneath the frame and by a suitable chain or rope secured thereto and on the up- By inclining the frame the upper spool can be brought directly over the posts.
In Fig. 3 the clamping-plate has a central collar having grooves in which the key 'Iits, and in Fig. 4 the plate is replaced by a series of arms extending out from the collar.
I am aware that many minor changes in the construction and arrangement of the paris of my machine can be made Withoutin the least departing from the nature and principle of my invention.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
JOHN H. STRINGER.
'THos J. STRINGER,
WILLIAM S. MUsGRAVE.