Fastening device for fence-runners
US 569648 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
P. H. LOGAN. EASTENING DEVICE EOE' FENCE RUNNERS.
No. 569,648 Patented 0011.126, 1896.
Igfpagior UNITED STATES PATENT PAUL ll. LOGAN, OF EL PASO, TEXAS.
FASTENING DEVICE FOR FENCE-RUNNERS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 569,648, dated October 20, 1896.
Application filed February 24, 1896. Serial No. 580,412. (No model.)
To a/ZZ whom, it may concern,.-
Be it known that I, PAUL H. LOGAN, a citi zen of the United States, residing at El Paso, in the county of El Paso and State of Texas, have invented a new and useful Fastening Device for Fence-Runners, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to a fastening device for fence-runners 5 and it consists, essentially, in a combined sta ple and tie-wire,whereby the runner may be secured to a post upon either side thereof irrespective of the direction in which the runner is liable to be strained,
without the liability of the fastening device being drawn or displaced, as with the ordinary form of staples now in use.
The objects and advantages of this invention will appear in the following description, and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawings, Figure l is a perspective view of a portion of the post provided with fastening devices constructed in accordance with my invention.. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of one of the fastening devices and the contiguous portion of the post. Fig. 3 is a detail view in perspective of the staple detached. Fig. 4 is a similar view of a slightly-modified form of staple. Fig. 5 is a similar view of another inodiiied form.
Similar numerals of reference indicate correspondingparts in all the figures of the drawings.
The fastening device embodying my invention consists el' a staple l, adapted to secure a fence-runner 2 to a post 3 in the ordinary manner, said staple having an eye 4., through4 which may be passed a tie-wire 5 to encircle the post, the extremities of the tie-wire being twisted together upon the opposite side of the post, as at 6, to prevent the drawing of the staple by strain applied to the runner in adirection to force it from the post. The extremities of the blank forming the staple constitute barbs or prongs adapted to be driven into the pest, as shown in Figs. l and 2. lVith the ordinary form of staple the runner must be arranged upon the side of the post toward which the runner is liable to be strained, whereby the runner will bear against the post, but by providing means for securing the staple against drawing the runner may be arranged upon either side of the post irrespective of the direction of strain.
The eye with which the staple embodying my invention is provided maybe constructed in various ways, of which three are shown in the drawings.
In Figs. l and 3 the staple is shown constructed of wire which is doubled uponitself at its center and coiled to form the eye, a single coil being employed, and in Fig. i substantially the same construction is shown, with the exception that the coil is duplicated to form the eye, and it is obvious that any desired number of coils may be employed.
In Fig. 5 I have shown another modiiied form of staple which may be forged or struck from plate metal and is provided with the spurs or prongs 7 and S, the eye 9 consisting of a perforation formed in the head of the staple.
From the above description it will be seen that with a fastening device constructed in accordance with my invention the fence-runners may be secured to the post or other upright member of a fence in the ordinary way and with the usual facility, but in order to prevent drawing the staple by strain upon the runner the tie-wire is passed through the eye of the staple and thence around the said upright member of the fence, with its extremities intertwisted to prevent displacement.
The arms or sides of the tie-wire are preferably extended upon opposite sides of the plane of the runner, straddled and secured in place by the staple engaged by said tie-wire, thus adding to the security of the fastening. lVhile in the drawings I have shown the staples as engaging plain sin glo-wire runners, it will be understood that any form of fencerunner may be secured in place thereby, including the barbed wires now in use for stockfences.
Various changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spiritor sacrificing any of the ad vantages of this invention.
Having described my invention, what l claim is 1. rlhe combination with a fence-upright, and a runner intersecting the plane thereof, of a staple engaging the post and arranged to ICO straddle ille runner, said staple being provided in its outer end with an eye, and a tie- Wire engaging said eye and encircling' the fence-upright, substantially as specified.
2. The combination With a fence-upright, and a fence-runner intersecting the plane thereof, of a staple engaging the upright and straddling the runner, said staple being provided at its outer end with an eye, and a tie- Wire extendin g through the eye of the staple and encircling the fence-upright, said tie-Wire having its sides extended respectively upon opposite sides of the fence-runner with their extremities intertwisted at the opposite side of the upright, substantially as specified.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto afiiXed my signature in the presence of two Witnesses.
PAUL H. LOGAN.
E. D. MALLORY, J. L. CAMPBELL.