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Publication numberUS935522 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 28, 1909
Filing dateFeb 10, 1909
Priority dateFeb 10, 1909
Publication numberUS 935522 A, US 935522A, US-A-935522, US935522 A, US935522A
InventorsThomas W King
Original AssigneeThomas W King
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 935522 A
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vTo all whom concern:

Be it known that l, @nonies Vf. Klare, a

citizen ofthev United States of America, re-

siding at Kingxnarnin the county of Kingman and State of Kansas, have invented new and useful improvements in Fences, of which the following is a specication.

This invention relates to fences, and one of the principal objects of the saine is to provide a fence for use in places liable to be flooded or upon hillsides Where the running wateris liable to break down fences owing to the pressure of drift wood and the current of water.l

Anotherobject of the invention is to provide a fence theposts of which are hinged and are held in 'an upright position by means of a spring sustaining device, the. tension of which may be overcome by floating drift Wood and the pressure of water to throw the Y posts and line wires of the fe'nce down level withthe ground to permitthe drift wood and streams to pass over the fence.

1n certain localities where fences are located onv hillsides, during the spring of the year particularly, owing to melting snow and ice fences thus located are liable to be' thrown down by the pressure of the current' and drift wood.` It 1s tov overcome thisv defeet in fences of this character that myinvention is designed. 1 The objects and advantages above referred to may be attained by means of the conL struction illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which,-

Figure 1 is a lan View in @elevation of a short section of encin madetin accordance with, my invention an the posts of which vare held in an upright position. Fig. 2 is a sideelevation of onefof the end posts of the fence section shown `in horizontall position such as it ,would assume in case of pressure upon one 1de of the fencein case of a flood. Fig. 3 1s n end elevation of one of the end posts :and showing the 'arrangement of the stistaining device. Fig. 4 is a idetail elevation and partial section of` one of the hollow post anchors and showing/the manner .of hinging the post thereto. Fig: 5 is a horizontal sectional. view on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3, looking in the direction indicated by the arrow. .1

Referring to the drawings, the numeral 1- designates the base or anchor` of the post Specification of Letters Patent.

latented Sept. 28., 319%.

Application filed February 1Q, 1909. Serial No. 477,093.

preferably made hollow and of metal or other material, said anchor being larger at the bottom and gradually tapering toward',`

the top. Connected to the base 1 by means of metal hinges 2 are intermediate posts 3T the hinge 2 being connected to the front of the anchor 1. The members of the hinge 2 may be readily separated by removing the bolt Il after the nut 5 has been disconnected therefrom. f

At certain distances apart in the construction of the fence the end posts 6 are located. Connected tothe top of each of the end posts Gy is a lever 7 pivotallyyconnected at 8 to the top of the post, said lever having an adjusting rod S) extending down at the front of t-he post and extending through a keeper 10, the end ot' said rod l) being screw threaded and provided vith a winged nut 11. Connected to the end of the lever 7 is a chain 12 passing through a ring or staple 18, and connected tothe lower end of the chain is a spiral spring 14:. Another spiral spring 15 is connected to the spring 14. by means of a turn buckle 16;, by means of which the tensionof said springs may be adjusted. r1`he The line wires of the fenceiare secured by means of staples to the posts 3, said line wires being conlined at the end posts 6 between the rod 9 and the post 6, as yshown more particularly' in Fig. 3. The rod 9 eX- tends through staples 24 secured to each of the posts (E.

The operation of my invention may be briefly described as follows: rlhe fence may be located upon the side of a hill with the hinges 2 toward the lower side of said hill. ln case of a flood or arsnow slide down the hill the pressure would overcome the tension' of the springs 14 and 15 and throw the fence down into the position shown in Fig. 2 of the drawing, and aftcithe pressure had passed over the fence, thef'ence would assume anupright position by'the tension of the springs 1/1 and 15.

tion wili permit the passage of obstacles in bef and susliiining devices posts, seid susuining' :i bese bnr secured I members, si spring conine springs.

n seies of `buse ground, u of one oi Suid buse f i hinged to one of l tile pressure 'irl :z series of buse side of said i posts each susuining device n, susi'ainver, ineens for aflneccd to seid .i chain il ,a base io said bese bei', n s, und n imi" :mol to said.

l inil nected to one end of adjusting lever connec Achain leading from one of said springs.

members, end scid base mem ers, nected to sald end pos 'Vitnesse's I vices each comprising a base .bar secured centrally to said base members, nccted to'one end of each of said base bars, said spring comprising two sections connected by a turn buckle for adjusting the tension of the some, an adJustin lever connected to the-post, and u chain lea to one section of said s ring.

ln testimony Whereo? in presence of two witnesses.


ech Aof said bars', an 25 ted to said post, and a said adjusting lever to 3. A fence comprising a series of base members secured in the ground, a series of 30 fence posts each hinged to one of 'saidbase osts each'hinged to one of sustaining devices conts, said sustaining de- A* 35 a spring conlng from said lever JACOB J. VORAN, Jos. Q. J ENKINS.

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Cooperative ClassificationY10S256/02, E06B11/02