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Publication numberUS837992 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 11, 1906
Filing dateAug 21, 1906
Priority dateAug 21, 1906
Publication numberUS 837992 A, US 837992A, US-A-837992, US837992 A, US837992A
InventorsJacob Wilcox
Original AssigneeJacob Wilcox
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec,'1 1, 1906.

Application filed A g st 21, 1906. Serial No. 331,497.

T0 at whom it may concern: Be it known that I, JAooB WiLooX, a citi zen of the United States, residing at Amlin, in the county of Franklin and State of Ohio, have invented 'a'new and useful Fence-Anchor, of which the following is a specification. My inventionrelates to a fence-anchor, and has for its principal object to provide a metallic anchor of this character which will securely retain the lower edge of a fence in its normal position, thereby preventing any cattle from getting under such fence.

A further 0 ject of the invention is .to provide an anchor of simple construction, easy to manipulate, and cheap to manu' In the drawings, Figure 1 is a view of a fence, showing the anchor in position. v Fig.

2 is a pers ective view,.on an enlarged scale,. of the anc or.

Fig. 3 is a plan view showing the twist of the two oppositely-disposed Win s. Fig. 4 is aface view showin the-toolin ace. Fig. 5 is a sideelevation o the tool, an Fig. 6 is a side view of the anchor.

Similar reference-numerals designate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawlngs.

My invention consists of a V -shaped anchor 1, the two outer side edges of which, a and a, taper downwardly and form the nose 2. The upper portion of the device consists of twooppositely-disposed wings I) and b, ofiset on opposite sides of the nose and outwardly twisted, the ends 3 S'thereof converging to form the oint 4. The edges 5 5 of the converging on s of the wings are beveled downwardly to form cutting edges, so as to permit the anchor to be positioned with the least amount of resistance. The inner sides of the two Wings (1 and d 'uniteand fo the angular crotch 12, having the edge hereof ridged. Each of the wings is provided on the upper side with a'centrallydocated longitudlnal reinforcing-rib c 0, having its origin directly beneath the point 4 and terminating in the nose of the anchor at a point 6 below the crotch. The under sides of the wings are smooth in order to permit the anchor to readily pierce the earth "while being posi tioned.

A hole 7 .is formedin the upper part of the nose directly below thecenter of the crotch, through which one end of the wire or other holding means 8 is assed and secured to the anchor and the ot er end of the wire engaging the bottom strand of a fence, as

shown in Fig. 1. .A tool 9, as shown in Fig. 5 of the drawings, is employed in driving the anchor in place.- It consists of a metallic rod, preferablyfmade of steel, the lower portion 1 O of which tapers downwardly to the end 7 and is provided with a transverse notch 11. The operation in setting an anchor is as follows: The free end of the wire that'is con' nected to the anchor is made fast to the bottom strand of wire of a fence. The notched end of the driving-tool is then placed in the crotch of'the anchor, the notch of said tool receiving the ridged edge of the nose that is located between the wings. The anchor is then driven into the earth by striking the u per end of the tool with a hammer or the li e until the wire is made taut. In this position the pull of the wire causes the outwardlycurved wings to tightly engage the earth, and thereby securely lock the anchor against u ward movement. The peculiar twlsts of tl fe two Wings of the anchor causes the same when being driven to .turn around and bore into the earth. The tool is then removed and used in the same manner in setting other anchors.

Having thus fully described my invention,

what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is' I 1. In a fence-anchor, a'nose, oppositelydisposed and outwardly-twisted wings integral with the nose, and fence-engaging means connected to the anchor.

2. In a fence-anchor, a nose, oppositely disposed and outwardly-twisted win s integral with the nose, a longitudinal rei orcingrib formed on the wings, and fence engaging means connected to the anchor.

3. In a fence-anchor, a nose, oppositely disposed and outwardly-twisted wmgs offset on opposite sides of the nose and rigid therewith, cuttin edges formed on the ends of the win s, and ence-engaging means connected to t e anchor.

4. In a fence-anchor, a nose, oppositelydisposed wings the outer side edges of which converge downwardly and form a nose, a crotch formed by the meeting of the inner side edges of the wings, and fence-engaging means connected to the anchor.

'5. In a fence-anchor, a nose formed by the lower part thereof, earth-engagin wings in-- tegral with and extending upward y from the nose, and fence-engaging means connected to the anchor.

6. In a fence-anchor, a nose, wings integral with the nose, and fence-engaging means having one end thereof secured to the fence and the other end to the anchor.

plane of the nose. said nose having an opening to secure fence-engaging means.

7. A leneeam-hor comprising a substan- I tlalh' triangular nose, and integral wings projecting from one. edge of the nose and being curved .to otlset positions on opposite sides ol the plane ol the nose.

8. A fence-anchor comprising asubstantially triangular nose, and wings projecting fromone edge of the nose and being curved to oll'set positions on opposite sides of the plane of the nose, the inner ends of the wings at their juncture with the nose being spaced apart to form a tool-receiving crotch.

t). A fence-anchor comprising a, substantially triangular nose, and wings projecting from one edge of the nose and being curved to oll'set positions on opposite sides of the A feneesan chor comprising a triangular nose having on twartll)'twisted oppositelyollset wings PIOJtClIlDg lrom one edge, the

' inner edges of the wings at their juncture with the nose being spaced apart. to provide a tool-receiving crotch, said nose being provided with a centrally-disposed opening, and reinforcingd'ibslocated longitudinally and on the outer sides of the wings.

in testimony that, I claim the foregoing as my own I have-hereto allixed my signature in the presence of.two witnesses.

JACOB WILCOX. W'itnesses:

JonN BRIT'roN, Mnxron BOWE.

Referenced by
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US2983345 *Dec 5, 1957May 9, 1961Richard LangerGround anchor for guy wires
US3132726 *Sep 20, 1960May 12, 1964Grady JohnsonPost anchor plate
US20080271388 *Apr 25, 2008Nov 6, 2008Norwood Industries Pty LtdAnchoring stake
Cooperative ClassificationE02D5/801