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Publication numberUS984629 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 21, 1911
Filing dateApr 25, 1910
Priority dateApr 25, 1910
Publication numberUS 984629 A, US 984629A, US-A-984629, US984629 A, US984629A
InventorsJohn R Wheeler
Original AssigneeCarroll W Brinkley, Robert G White, John R Wheeler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 984629 A
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Patented Feb. 21, 1911.

UNITED STATES Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 21, 1911.

Application filed April 25, 1910. Serial No. 557,531.

To all whom tuna y concern:

citizen of the United has for its object bedded in the Be it known that I, JOHN R. WHEELER, Edenton, in the county of Chowan and State of North Carolina, have invented new and useful Improvements in Staples, of which the following is a specification.

My invention has to do with staples of the two-prong type such as are designed for attaching wire runners to fence posts; and it to provide a. staple of the kind stated embodying a' body adapted to give it increased strength and also adapted to form a wide seat be embedded in a fence post to a slight extent with a view to holding the staple against upward and downward movement under pressure imposed against the runner, and also embodying a head on the body designed to afford means for the connection or application of pliers or the like through the medium of which the staple may be conveniently withdrawn when occasion demands.

With the foregoing in mind the invention will be fully understood from the following description and claim when the same are read in connection with the drawin accompanying and forming part of this specificatlon, in which: V

Figure 1 is a side elevation of my novel staple. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same. Fig. 3 is a transverse section taken in the plane indicated by the line 3-3 of; Fig. 1. Fig. 4-is an elevation of the head end of the staple. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the staple. I

Similar letters designate corresponding parts in all of the views of the drawings, referring to which:

A A are the prongs of the staple, which are pointed at a, and B :is the staple body which is integral'with the prongs. body B is of increased widthi. 6., it extends laterally in opposite directions from the plane in which the two prongs lie; and it is provided in its inner side with a wide bight 5, designed to receive a wire fencerunner, and is also provided at of the prongs and as best shown in Figs. 2 and 3, with beveled end portions 0. These beveled end portions 0 are designed when the staple is driven into a fence post, to be empost to a slight extent, as indicated by the u right dotted line (1 in Fig. 1, which dotted e represents the face of States, residing at V for a wire runner and to' The said,

opposite sides the post, this in order that when the staple is positioned in the post and the runner is arranged in the wide bight b of the staple, the said slightly embedded end portions 0 of the body will effectually prevent upward or downward movement of the body and the staple as a whole under upward or downward pressure imposed against the runner, and by so doing will remove strain from the prongs A and prevent the same working loose in a vertical direction in the post.

In addition to the prongs A and the body B, the one-piece staple comprises a head C which isconnccted by a neck 6 to the body, and hence afi'ords means for the application of an implements through the medium of .which'the staple canbe conveniently withdrawn from the post when desired. It will also be noted in this connection that the head C is adapted to receive the blows of a hammer employed in embedding the staple in the post. 3

It will be gathered from the foregoing that the body- B of increased width lends strength to the staple as a whole, and forms a broad holder for the fence runner, and one which because of its breadth will not be liable to zcause breakage of the runner at the point where the same is engaged by the staple; and it will also be noted that notwithstanding the adaptability of the beveled ends 0 of the body to be embedded to a slight extent in the post, the body B- serves by abutting against the post to limit the inward movement of the staple.

aving described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by-Letters Patent, is: 9

A staple formed in one piece and comprising prongs, a body of increased width ex- 1 tending at opposite sides of the plane in I which the prongs lie and having a bight in 1 communication with the space between the prongs and also having beveled end portions E at opposite sides of the rear ends of the i prongs, ahead at theouter I and a neck joining the said head In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.

JOHN R. WHEELER. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationY10S411/92, F16B15/0015