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Publication numberUS700077 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 13, 1902
Filing dateDec 30, 1901
Priority dateDec 30, 1901
Publication numberUS 700077 A, US 700077A, US-A-700077, US700077 A, US700077A
InventorsFrancis A Peebles
Original AssigneeFrancis A Peebles
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 700077 A
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Patented May 13, I902.



(Application filed Dec. 30, 19 01.)

(N0 Model.)




SPECIFICATION forming partof Letters Patent No. 700,077, dated May 13, 1902.

7 Application filed December 30, 1901. Serial No. 87,797. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, FRANCIS A. PEEBLES, a citizen of the United States,'residing at Seville, in the county of Medina and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fence-Posts; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact 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 a part of this specification.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in fence-posts, and especially to a metallic post used in connection with various kinds of Wire fences and without slots or apertures which weaken posts; and it consists, in connection with the post, of resistance-plates, one of which is fastened to the bottom of the post, being held thereto in any suitable manner, while a second plate with preferably double-concave walls is secured to the post on'its opposite edge and at a location near the surface of the ground.

Other features of the invention will hereinafter appear and will-- be fully described and illustrated inthe accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a post embodying my improvements.- Fig. 2 is a do tail view of the upper resistance plate. Fig. 3 is a detail view of the resistance-vplate,which is fastened to the lower end ofthe post; Fig. 4, a vertical sectional view through the bottom of the post. a

Reference now being had to the details of the drawingsoby letter, A designates a metallic post, preferably of the general shape shown and imperforate, there being no slots or apertures to weaken the post. The lower end of the post rests upon the shoulder O of the resistance-plate D. Said plate D has its lower end brought to a point, and whenfas-V tened to the post projects below the lower end thereof. One face of said plate D is convexed, as at D while its other face is concaved, as at D, and is apertured, as at d, to receive the bolt F, one end of which is adapted to engage over the edge of the post, while its other end, which is threaded, receivesa tighteningnut G. Said plate D is notched, as at H, to receive the post edgewise, and the outer edge of the post is flush with the tapering edge of plate D.

The second resistance-plate K has its 0pposite faces concaved, one face K having two notches or grooves L opposite each other and adapted to receive the edge of the post, the opposite edge from that engaged by plate D and preferably at such a location that plate K will be near the surface of the ground when the post is lowered into a post-hole, and by reason of the other face being concaved, as shown at K the plate K is'securely prevented from moving laterally by reason of the earth engaging said concaved face K A bolt N with one hooked end engages over the edge of the postand passes through a central aperture in plate K, and on the threaded end of said bolt N a nut N engages side K whereby the plate may be drawn tightly against the post, the latter engaging in said oppositely-disposed notches or grooves. By the provision of these plates secured, as desc'ribed,to the post on opposite sides thereof and spaced apart the post is securely braced in all directions.

Having thusdescribed myinvention, what I claim to be new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, isa 1. A metallic post which is imperforate, a resistance-plate having a concaved face with a shoulder at its lower pointed end, the lower 2. A metallic post, a resistance-plate having a shoulder neanits tapered end, a threaded bolt with hooked end passingthrough an aperture in said plate and designed to hold the plate to the post, said plate beingconcaved on one face and notched to'receive the edge of the post, a resistance-plate having its opposite sides eonenved, oppositely-disposed In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my notches or grooves on one side thereof, a signature in presence of two Witnesses. threaded bolt adapted to engage over the 3 T V 1 edge of the post and designed to hold the FIALCIS PEEBL 5 plate with eoncaved faces on the opposite \Vitnesses:

edge of the post from that engaged by the A. M. BEACH, plate at the lower end of the post, as set forth. W. G. BRUMBAUGH.

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Cooperative ClassificationE04H12/2215