US 801540 A
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PATENTED OCT. 10,1905.
J. W. MORGAN.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 15,1905.
UNITED s'ra rns PATENT orrron.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 10, 1905.
Application filed July 15, 1905. Serial No. 269,876.
To (all IUILUIII/ it may concern:
'Be it known that I, JOHN W. MORGAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Fremont, in the county of Steuben and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fcnce-Posts; and I do hereby 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.
My invention relates to fences, and more particularly to posts; and the object of the invention is to provide a post of simple construction which does not require the formation of post-holes and which will be held rigidly in an upright position and capable of withstanding all the ordinary strains to which devices of this character are subjected.
The invention consists of a post formed of oppositely-disposed sections adapted to receive fence wire or fabric thercbetween and which are provided with means for pulling them together, so as to clamp upon the wire or fabric. The post is preferably supported upon a stone or block, and embedded within the ground at each side thereof is a stone having a looped wire secured thereto and extending above the ground. To these wires are fastened double bracewires which engage the top of the posts and are adapted to be twisted, so as to hold the post rigidly in an upright position. Smaller wires are disposed adjacent the lower end of the post and engage the loops of the anchorwires and constituting auxiliary braces for holding the bottom of the post in proper position.
The invention also consists of the further novel construction and combination of parts hereinafter more fully described, and pointed out in the claim.
In the accompanying drawings I have shown the preferred form of my invention.
In said drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a fence-post constructed and set up in accordance with my invention, and Fig. 2 is a detail view of one end of a modified form of post.
Referring to the figures by numerals of reference, 1 and 2 are oppositely-disposed similar post members adapted to be placed upon opposite sides of the wires 3 or other material constituting the fence, and these members are clamped upon said wires by means of bolts 4, which extend through said members and are provided with nuts, whereby the members can be drawn tightly together. The post members are preferably supported upon a slab or block 5, placed upon or partly embedded within the ground, and embedded within the ground and at opposite sides of this block are stones 6, having doubled wires 7 therearound, which are twisted throughout their lengths and form loops 8 at their upper ends. These wires project a short distance above the ground and constitute anchors for the posts. A doubled wire 9 is looped around the top of the post, and its other end is fastened within the loop 8 of one of the anchor-wires, and another wire 10 similar to the wire 9 is looped about the top of the post and extends along the other side thereof and into engagement with the loop of the other anchor-wire. The two doubled wires 9 and 10 are then twisted by means of a suitable tool, so that all slack is taken up, and the end of the post is therefore held rigidly in proper position, and said post is pulled down tightly upon the slab 5, forming its seat. After the post has been fastened in this manner a wire 11. is passed around the lower portion thereof and fastened at its ends in one of the loops 8, and another wire 12 similar thereto is also passed around the post and fastened to the other loop 8. The two wires are then twisted, so as to pull in opposite directions upon the lower portion of the post, and they therefore act as auxiliary braces and prevent the lower end of the post from being pushed out of proper position. It will be seen that a post of this character is of cheap construc tion, strong and attractive, and can be quickly set up without the necessity of employing staples or other similar fastening devices. \Vhere a post of more than ordinary strength is desired, the diagonally-opposed corners thereof can be reinforced by means of angle-irons 13, as shown in Fig. 2. These angle-irons are secured in place by means of the clamping-bolts 4, which are used for fastening the post-sections together.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I therefore claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
The combination with a post comprising oppositely disposed similar sections and means for clamping the sections upon a fencebody; of a support for holding the post above ground, anchor-wires secured within the ground at opposite sides of said supporting means and extending above the ground,
said wires having loops at their upper ends, separate brace-wires secured to the loops and extending to opposite sides of the post, said wires terminating in loops which surround and are immovably connected to the upper end of the post and overlapping each other, and separate auxiliary brace-wires surrounding the lower portion of the post and overlapping each other, said wires being likewise secured to the loops of the anchor-wires, and 10 all of the wires being twisted.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
JOHN W. MORGAN. Witnesses:
E. O. DUGUID, FREDERICK KRUM.