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J. H. CHANGE.
No. 563,842. PatentedJuly 14, 1896.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OEErcE.
JOHN II. CHANCE, OF FOREST, OHIO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent NO. 563,842, dated July 14, 1896.
Application filed March 30, 1896. Serial No. 585,443. (No model.)
To @ZZ whom, it 'may concern:
Beit known that I, JOHN H. CHANCE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Forest, in the county of Hardin and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Iniprovements in Posts 5 and I do declare the fol- V lowing to be a full, clear, and enact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form apart of this specification.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in posts, and especially to a post designed for use in connection with and in the construction of wire fences, it being my purpose to construct a hollow metallic post which shall be tapering from the base toward the top, having scalloped sides with a suitable provision of recesses for receiving the strands of wire of the fence.
A further aim of my invention resides in the provision of a series of elongated apertures in the ridges of the post with inclined recesses leading therein, whereby a wire may be inclined at an angle when it is inserted in the said apertures, and then under its strain assume a horizontal position and be loosely held in the apertures, so that the wire may work backward and forward in the expansion and contraction of the metal during diiierent conditions of the weather.
To these ends and to such others as the invention may pertain the same consists7 fun. ther, in the novel construction, combination, and adaptation of the parts, as will be hereinatter more fully described, and then specically deined in the appended claim. Y
I clearly illustrate my invention in the -accompanying drawings, which, with the letters of reference marked thereon, form a part of this sp ecication, and in which drawings similar letters of reference indicate like parts throughout the several views, in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation of my post, showing wires attached thereto. Fig. 2 is a sectional view on line 2 2 of Fig. l.. Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail in perspective.
is inserted, and after coming into thel apertu re the wire under its natural strain assumes a horizontal position, and, not being fastened in any way to the post, is allowed toA work forward and backward through the aperture in expanding and contracting under the inuences of the Weather.
In Fig. 2 is shown a cross-section through my post, showing it used as a corner-post, with wires passing through two of the rid ges of the post and crossing each other.
I am aware that it is common to construct angle posts having elongated apertures through the angle-plates, made of malleable iron with anl inclined passageway bent laterally, which may be closed, and I make no broad claim for such a construction.
Having thus described my invention, what I cla-im t0 be new, and desire to secure by Let- As an improved article of manufacture, a hollow fence-post having a circular base, the said post tapering from bottom to top, and a series of concaved recesses, having tapering 4walls at their lower ends, and extending from near the base to the top of the post, the ridges between the said recesses having elongated vertical apertures C and inclined passage- Vways D leading thereto, substantially as shown and described.
In testimony whereof I my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JOHN Il. CHANCE.
lVitnesses t DANIEL Asrn, O. J. MANsEiELD,