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Publication numberUS661830 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 13, 1900
Filing dateJan 15, 1900
Priority dateJan 15, 1900
Publication numberUS 661830 A, US 661830A, US-A-661830, US661830 A, US661830A
InventorsJoseph S Webster
Original AssigneeJoseph S Webster
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 661830 A
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N0. 66|, 830. Patented Nov. I3, i900. J. S. WEBSTER.


(Application led Jan. 15, 1900.)

(No Model.)

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SPECIFICATION fermnig part of Lettere Patent Ne. 661,830, dated November 13, 1900.

Application led January l5, 1900. erial No. 1,470. (No model...`

To all whom tm/tty concern:

Be it known that I, JOSEPH S. WEBSTER, a citizen of the United States, Vand a resident of Minneapolis, in the county of Hennepin and State of Minnesota, haveinventeda new and Improved Corner-Stake, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved corner-stake more espe cially designed for use by surveyors, railroads, property owners, andother persons and adapted to be set in the ground and to contain a record ofthe surrounding property and other information and arranged to allow of conveniently securing it in place and to give ready access by the proper persons to the documentary matter to alter or correct the same in case changes occur in the ownership of the land.

The invention consists of novel features and parts and combinations of the same, as will be fully described hereinafterv and then pointed out in the claims.

A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

Figure l is aperspective view of the improvement as applied. Fig. 2 is an enlarged transverse section of the improvement. Fig. 8 is a sectional plan View of the same, Fig. 4c is a plan View of the casing. Fig. 5 is an inverted plan view of the pointer. Fig. 6 is an enlarged side elevation of the post, and Figs. 7, 8, and 9 are views` showing in detail certain locking devices employed.

The improved corner-stake has a post A, preferably made of iron and cruciform in cross-section and having a link B connected to one of the arms of the post, so as to hold the same in proper position when once driven the disk A2 and passing through a correspondingly-shaped aperture in the bottom D' of the casing. The latter is preferably square in cross-section'and has somewhat recessed or depressed sides D2, each of which is adapted to receive on the outside a removable card F, containing the record of the surrounding property. rIhe cards F appear at the rear of glass panels G, held in a skeleton hood H, fitted over the casing at the top, as is plainly illustrated in Figs. l and 2, one side of said hood H being formed with a lug H', extending through an aperture in the bottom D of the casing to receive at the lower end a lock I of any approved construction for locking the hood in position on the casing, thereby preventing unauthorized persons from obtaining access to the record inthe casing.

The top H3 of the hood is solid and has depending lianges for properly sealing the upper end of the casing D to prevent rain, snow, or the like from passing into the casing. The sides D2 of the casing D are cut out at the upper ends at D3 to permit of lifting the cards when desired.

On the top H3 of the hood is held a pointer J, having the usual cardinal points of the compass marked thereon, and said pointer is engaged at its middle by a bolt K, which extends through the top H3 of the hood, a nut being on the under side of the hood for securely fastening the pointer in place after the same is set by the surveyor according to the points of the compass. The pointerJ is provided at its center with a disk J', formed on the under side with ridges J 2 (see Figs. 5 and 8) for engaging correspondingly-shaped recesses H2 on the top .H3 of the-hood H. (See Figs. 1i and 7.) On the top H3 are arranged ridges L, reaching from the center of the topi` and the center ofthe pointer J, so that when the stake is in position and the pointerJ has been adj usted and set according to the points of the compass then the pointer-arms and ridges indicate the angles of the section-lines of the surrounding property. i

In setting the corner-stake A on a piece of property the post A is first driven into the ground and then the casing D is secured to the corner-post, asedesc'ribed, and set so that each record-card faces the property described thereon, and when this has been done the sev- IOO eral cards F, bearing on their outer faces the record of the surrounding property, are set in the recesses formed in the sides of the casing, after which the hood H, with the pointer .I properly adjusted thereon, is placed over the casing land locked in position thereon, as above described.

Now it is evident that the record on the cards F is clearly visible on the outside, so that a person can readily obtain the desired information by reading the several cards.

Having thus fully described my invention, I claim as new and desire to'secure by Let-ters Patent- 1. A corner-stake, having ridges radiating over said casing, and glass panels for said hood, substantially as specified.

3. A corner-stake,comprising a post, means for holding the post against turning when set cards, to allow of reading the contents thereof, and means for locking the said hood to the said casing, as set forth.

4. A corner-stake, comprising a post, means for holding the post against turning when set in the ground, a casing removably secured to the said post and adapted to support recordcards at its sides, a hood over said casing and having glass panels in front of' the recordcards, to allow of reading the contents thereof, means for locking the said hood to the said casing, and a pointer adjustably secured to the top of said hood, and arranged to indicate with radial lines on the top of the hood to dene the angles of the section-lines ofthe surrounding property with the cardinal points of the compass, substantially as shown and described.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



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Cooperative ClassificationE04H13/003