Improvement in poktable fence
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e. W. CAMPBELL, or P'ENDLETON, INDIANA.
Letters Patent No. 70,162, daten? October 29, 1867.v
" IMPROVEMENT In PORTABLE rENeE.
TO LL WHOM IT MAY GONCERN Be it known that I, G. W. CAMPBELL, of Pendleton, in the county of Madison, ahd State of Indiana, have inventada new and improved Portable Fence, and that the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, hereinafter referred to, forms arfullsand exact specification of the same, wherein I have set forth the nature and principles of my said improvements, by which my invention may be distinguishedfrom all others of a similar class, together with such parts as I claim, and desire' to have secured to me by lLetters Patent.
This invention relates to a new and improved fence ofthat class which is designed to be readily put up and taken down, and it consists in a. novelmnnner of constructing the fence, as hereinafter fully shown and described, whereby'a very strong, durable, and economical fence of the kind specified is obtained. In the accompanyingsheet oi' drawingsl Figure 1 is aside view of my invention.
vFigure 2 a planer top View of the same.
Figures 3 and :t plan or top views of the frame on which the panels and braces of the fence are made.
Figure 5 an enlarged section ofthe upper part of abrace, and the end bars of two panels. i Figure 6 a plan or top view of fig. 5. i
Similar letters ofrefercnee indicate like parts.,
A 'represents the panels of the fence, which are constructed ol' horizontal slats a, nailed or otherwise secured to vertical bars b. In order to ezipedite the construction the panels, I employ arectangular frame, B, (iig. 8,) provided with a central bnr, c, which is* parallelwith the end bars d d. All these bars have vertical pins or cleats e attached to them, the spaces between which are 'equal to the desired width oi' the slats a. The bars l are laid onthe parallel bars c d d of the frame B, and the slats a are laid upon them, and nailed or otherwise secured to 4the bars b, the pins or cleats admitting of the ready adjustment'of the 'slats to saidtbars, and without the necessity of any measuring whatever. C represents the braces which support the panels and hold thenrin proper position.' These braces are composed of two inclined bars ff, connected attheii'ilower ends by two basestrips g g, the upper ends of the barsj' being sawed in bevelled form, so that they may Vabut against each other and form a point, as will be understood by'ureferring to figs. 1 and 4. The upper ends of the bars ff, at their junction, are slotted vertically, as shown at h, and the upper edges of the base-strips'g g, at their centres, are slotted, as shown at Vz'. 'These slots z' receive the "end bars b of the panels, and said end bars, near their tops,` have hooks j driven in them, which catch or fit over rods c, which pass through the upper ends of the inclined bars f f of the braces C, and cross the slots L. The braces C are secured to the earth by short stakes D, as shown clearly `in tig. 1. I'facilitate thevconstruction of t'hebraces C as follows 0n the frame B, I place a short slat, E, (see fig. 4,) having two pins Z l driven in it., These pins have such a relative position with each othcr thatthey conform to the inclination of the b ars f f of the braces when the latter areplaced on the frame with the upper edges of the brace-strips g g in contact with the pins l Z, as shown clearly in iig. 4. The barsff are sawn or out with the proper bevel at their ends by adjusting them on' the frame B, as shown in red in tig. 4, one .end of the bar being placed against a. vertical cleat, m, o'n one side lofl the frame, and-the other end brought in contact with one of the pins or cleats, e, on the central bar c. .This fence, it will he seen, may be very readily constructed and pnt up, and made to conform to inclined lground by having the hooks j of the proper length, that is to say, made to project more or less out from' the end-bars b, as circumstances may require. VIn order to form corners atfthe ends of a field, the hooks jare inserted in'the side of the end bar b of one panel, and when a gate is required to behung, the braces C at the ends of the panels adjoining -the gate may be provided with' central'vertical bars, to serve as gate-posts.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new, Vand desire to secure by Letters Patent- The connecting together of thenpper parts of the panels A by means of the hooks j and the sl-ots h in the upper ends of the bracesG, with the rods inpassing through said slots for the hooks j to catch over, in combina. tion with the slots t' in the upper edges of the centres ofthe base-strips g g of the braces to receive the lower cnds of the end bars b of the panels, substantially as shown and described.
. `Gr. W. CAMPBELL.
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