US 693061 A
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No. 693,061. Patented Feb. ll. |902.
J. PEGG. Fence PosT.
l(Appl'iuaiinn led Aug. 23, 1900.)
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UNITED STATES PATENT JOHN PEGG, OF BLOOMINGPORT, INDIANA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N o. 693,061, dated February 11, 1902.
Applicatio'n filed August 23, 1900l Serial No. 27,765. (No model.)
.T0 a/ZZ whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN PEGG, a citizen of the United States, residing at Bloomingport, in the county of Randolph and State of Indiana, have invented new and useful Improvements in Fence-Posts, of which the following is a specification.-
My invention relates to improvements in fence-posts in which a wooden or metal post is to be covered with a layer of cement, holes being provided which extend through the post to provide means for securing the fence or fence-wires to the post; and the object of my invention is to provide a fence-post which will resist the action of the weather, and thus provide a practically indestructible fencepost.
Another object is to provide a fence-post in which no part of the perishable material will be exposed to the element-s and to provide means for securing the fence to my post easily, securely, and quickly; and still another object is to provide a new article of manufacture in a fence-post lthat can be made and sold at a very low price.
I attain these objects by the arrangement and combination of the parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of my fencepost as it appears when planted in the ground, showing thewires of the fence passing through the post. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal cross-section of my fence-post, and Fig. 3 is a vertical cross-section of my fence-post.
Similar letters of reference refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
My fence-post consists of a piece of timber C of about the length usually employed for fence-posts and of any size desired-say, for instance, two by four inches. I then bore holes through the post, said holes being arranged with reference to the number of wires I contemplate using in lthe fence, as shown in the drawings. I then drive a piece of galvanized iron pipe D into each hole, so that said pipe will extend out of the holes on each side of the post for about one inch. I then cover the entire post with a layer of cement A, which will bring the ends of the tubes or pipes D flush with the surface of the cement A. After the cement has become sufficiently hardened the post can be planted in the earth in the usual manner and the strands of wire B can be run through the pipes D from one post to another. It can be seen that the wood C of the post will becompletely covered, thus protecting the wood from the action of the air and weather, which will protect the post from decay.
It is apparent that by the employment of the tubes D, I provide a secure and simple means for securing the fence to the posts,-
and the wires not having to be rigidly secured to the post it will allow for contraction and expansion of the wires along the whole line of fence/without an undue strain at any particular point, and the fence will thus compensate itself.
If it should be desired to use a woven wire or any other kind of fence than that shown or described, then it is apparent that such fence can be placed against my posts and secured thereto by means of short wires being Vpassed through the tubes D and around some part of the fence, `and the fence can thus be securely bound to the post. y
I have described the best method I have found for the construction of my post; but I wish it understood that the specific construction described may be variously changed Without altering the essential principles which I claim as new. Y
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is-
The herein-described fence-post, comprising a wooden core, a series of plain cylindrical fence wire receiving tubes driven through transverse openings inthe core and held therein by friction alone and located one above the other with their ends projecting out an appreciable distance from the respective sides of the core, and a protective covering or envelop of cement completely covering thesides and ends of the core and laid flush with the mouths of the tubes.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
J Ol-IN PEGG.
ARTHUR V. Psoe, R. W. RANDLE.