US 73090 A
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Beit known that I, I. A. 'GORMLXQ of' Bucyrus, Crawford county, in the Stateof Ohio, have linvented certain new and useful Improvements in Field-Fences;and Ido hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exactl description of the same, reference being'had to the annexed drawings, and to the letters of refe-rence marked thereon, making part of this specification, in whichy lFigure 1 is a side elevation.
Figure 2 is an end view.
Figure 3 is a plnnlview.
Figure 4 is a side view, showing telegraph-poles.
The nature of my invention consists in placing anchors in the ground, to which are attached metal stundards, either by bolting them to the sides thereof, or placing them in the middle in a mortise. These metal posts can be of flat bar-iron, of suitable width and thickness, and may be carried up to the height of the fence full width, or, for eeonomy,`may be out diagonally, so that the upper end will be much narrower than the lower. Then one length of bar will make two posts. 'Through each planku'constituting the boarding of the fence I pass a cast-iron dowel, having a head at one end, and a slot or veye near the other, a little longer than the width of the-post, to admit of a slightly-'tapering key. The slot or eye should be so adjusted that, when the post is put in, and the key driven up, the post will bear rmly against the plank. Fronrthe third plank from the bottom the bolt receives in its eye the upper end of a brace, which is bent so as to take firm hold of the bolt; and the lower end of the brace is to be tted to the anchor, either in the side or on the top, by boring a suitable hole, and forcing the brace into it, which, being at an angle, will not' come out. From the middle ofveaoh panel, a brace is to be fastened to the lowest plank, andA to the anchor, in addition to the long brace, which is to be fastened to the thirdl plank. l Y
In the drawings, A A A represent the planks of the fence; BB B, the anchors to be placed in the ground; C, cast-iron dowel; C, the posts; a t a, the splice-pieces at the junction of the panels; b b b, the pins or bolts Ato fasten l'ower end of posts; c e c, the long braces; e c1 c, the holes for long braces, when fastened on to'p;
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This method of constructing fences is adapted lto lines of railroad, and, in the method of arranging telegraphpoles by fastening them to the posts, makes my invention valuable to both railroad and telegraph companies.v
AHaving thus fully described my invention, what I claim to be newA therein, and desire to secure by Letters Patent 'of the United States, is
The combination of metal posts, anchors, and braces, with dowel-pins and wedges, substantially as described;
In-testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
' I. A. GORMLY;
"JOHN D. BLoo,