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Publication numberUS545558 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 3, 1895
Filing dateNov 16, 1894
Publication numberUS 545558 A, US 545558A, US-A-545558, US545558 A, US545558A
InventorsLewis Vanbriggle
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Anchor for fence-posts
US 545558 A
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(No Model.) y L. 82; P. VANBRIGGLE.

ANGHOR' FOR FENCE POSTS.

No. 545,558. Patented Sept. 3, 1895.

T i V 5 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

LEWIS VANBRIGGLE AND PHILIP VANBRIGGLE, OF GROOMSVILLE, INDIANA.

ANCHOR FOR FENCEePOsTs.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 545,558, dated September 3, 1895.

Application filed November 16, 1894. Serial No. 528,980- (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, LEWIS VANBRIGGLE and PHILIP VANBRIGGLE, citizens of the United States, residing at Groomsville, in the county of Tipton and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Anchors for Fence-Posts, of which the followin is a specification, reference being had the ein to the accompanyingdrawlngs.

This invention relates to an improvement in anchors for fence-posts; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described, and definitely pointed out in the claim.

The object of this invention is the formation of an improved anchor which will hold the post firmly in place and will be unaffected by dampness. We attain this object by the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein like letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the different views, and in which-- Figure l is a plan view of our anchor. Fig. 2 is a perspective view, and Fig. 3 is a side elevation.

In the drawings, A designates a rectangular base for a fence-post, and B the post. On

the lower end of the post we secure our anchor, which is constructed in the following manner: On opposite sides of the post is placed elongated vitrified blocks 0, either of burnt clay or terra-cotta. These blocks are rectangular and extend out beyond the edges of the post in opposite directions. We then insert between the protruding ends of the blocks 0 the end blocks D, which may be of a length less than the blocks 0 or longer, as desired. The intermediate blocks are formed of the same material as the blocks 0 and are forced in until their inn-er ends abut squarely against the edges of the post. We then pass metal tie-bands E laterally around the outer ends of the blocks 0 and the inner ends of the blocks D and in close proximity to the post and tightly bind the blocks together and onto the post. The post, with its anchor, is now ready for setting in the post-hole, after which after the same is embedded in the earth.

Should the blocks D be moved too far out, the tie-bands will serve to support the post from side movement. We have also found that a section of gas or other metallic pipe of suitable length can be utilized instead of the post above described. Cement may be in serted between the blocks and post.

We are aware that minor changes can be made and substituted for the parts shown and described without in the least departing from the nature and principle of our invention.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Let ters Patent, is-

In a fence post, the combination with the lower end of the post, of two oblong blocks parallel on opposite sides of the post and rest= LEWIS VANBRIGGLE.

PHILIP VANBRIGGLE.

Witnesses:

GEO. T. LAND, JOHN R. ADAMS.

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US5400997 *Nov 9, 1992Mar 28, 1995Patent Concepts, LlcAdjustable anchoring base for posts
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationE04H12/2261