US 958619 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ISAIAH F. FRAZIER, 0F NEW CASTLE, PENNSYLVANIA.
To all whom 'it may concern.'
Be it known that I, IsArAi-r F. FRAZIER, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Castle, in the county of Laurence and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Fence-Posts, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a fence post, and the object of th-e invention is a post which will be very durable in construction, practically weather-proof and to which fence wires can be easily secured.
The invention consists in the novel features of construction hereinafter fully described, pointed out in the claim, and shown in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure l is a sectional side elevation of the post. Fig. 2 is a section on the line 2--2 of Fig. l.
In constructing the post, I first eXcavate for a. suitable base which is filled with concrete l, said concrete being preferably brought to a depth approximately about onehalf or less than one-half of the depth of the excavation and upon bringing said foundation up to the desired point, a hollow tile 2 is set in position, and said tile is polygonal in cross section, and may have any desired or convenient numb-er of sides. This tile is open at both ends and concrete is then packed in the tile, said concrete uniting with the base already formed, which base is also elevated by filling in the excavation so as to bring the surface of the base upon a level with th-e surface of the ground, thus not only embedding the lower portion of the tile in said base, but also forming said Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed August 30, 1909.
Patented May 17, 1910.
Serial No. 515,303.
post with a concrete core 3 which is substantially integral with the base upon which the tile rests. One side of the post is recessed as shown at 4 and in said recess fits a vertically extending wooden strip 5. Said strip is held in place by suitable bolts 6. The wooden strip and the bolts may be placed in position before iilling the post with concrete, or if desired wooden pins may be placed in the post while the core is being formed, and afterward withdrawn, thereby leaving suitable bolt openings through the core. The bolt heads are countersunk in the wooden strip so that they will offer no 0bstruction in case a closely woven wire fence is stretched upon the posts. A fence of any kind is secured to the post by means of suitable staples or nails driven into the wooden strip. The strip of wood is practically the only destructible portion of the post, and these strips can be easily renewed at any time by removing the bolts. The post may be capped if desired by an ornamental cappiece 7 of any suitable design.
What I claim is:
A fence post consisting of a concrete base having a surface area greater than the post, a core rising centrally from and integral with said base, an exterior tile inclosing said core and extending from the top of the post downwardly to and into the concrete base, the said tile having one face recessed and a wooden strip secured in said recess.
ISAIAH F. FRAIZIER.
FLORENCE E. ARMSTRONG, DAVID D. ANGELL.