No. 697,259.
Patented Apr. 8, I902.
(No Model.)
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 697,259, dated April 8, 1902.
Application ?led October 21, 1901. Serial No. ‘79,418. (No model.)
When it is desired to secure a barbed or
To alt whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, ELIAS LAVELY, a citi
zen of the United States, residing at the city
of Bucyrus, in the county of Crawford and
State of Ohio,have invented certain new and
other supplemental wire above the upper edge
of the web, a series of supports of novel con
struction are employed. These supports are
preferably formed of heavy spring metal, and 55
useful Improvements in Fences, of which the each, comprises a body portion 6, bent into an
following is a speci?cation, reference being eye 7 at the upper end thereof. A spring
had therein to the accompanying drawings. coil 8 is formed at the opposite end of the
My invention relates to new and useful im
body and is adapted to engage a post 1 and
provements in fences; and its primary object the mesh 5 at a point removed from the up
is to provide a post of simple, durable, and per edge thereof. The body is then bent lat
inexpensive construction which is adapted to erally into contact with the arm A of the post,
hold the web of the fence ?rmly in an upright to which it is tied in any suitable manner.
The support is thus securely and rigidly held
A further object is to provide novel means in position, and a wire 9 may be passed 65
whereby an extra wire of suitable form may through the eye 7.
By extending the bases 2 in opposite direc
be arranged above the web of the fence.
With these and other objects in View the tions alternately strain from both sides of the
invention consists in the novel construction fence will be equally resisted.
In the foregoing description I have shown 7o
and combination of parts hereinafter more
fully described and claimed, and illustrated the preferred form of my invention; but I do
in the accompanying drawings, showing the not limit myself thereto, as I am aware that
preferred form of my invention, and in modi?cations may be made therein without
departing from the spirit or sacri?cing the
25 ‘ Figure 1 is a perspective View of a fence advantages thereof, and I therefore reserve 75
having myinvention used in connection there the right to make such changes as fairly fall
Fig. 2 is a detail view of a supplemen
tal wire-supporter, and Fig. 3isasimilar view
of a post.
Referring to the ?gures by numerals of ref
erence, 1 is a post formed of any suitable ma
terial, such as tubular metal or bars, and is
within the scope of my invention.
Having thus fully described my invention,
what I therefore claim as new, and desire to
secure'by Letters Patent, is1. A fence-post formed in a single strip of
metal and bent at an angle to form a base
bent at right angles at a point between its adapted to bear upon the ground, a down
ends, as shown at 2, forming a base ‘from wardly-bent stem to the base adapted to be
35 which depends a stem 3 of any suitable embedded in the ground, and a laterally-bent
length. An arm 4 extends laterally from the arm at the upper end of the post; and a wire
upper end of the post 1 in a plane vat a right support, a springicoil at one end adapted to
angle to the vertical plane passing through engage the post, and means for securing the
the base 2. A wire web 5 of suitable con support to the arm of the post.
2. The combination with a post having a 9'0
struction is tied in a suitable manner to the
post, said web resting upon the base 2 and lateral arm at one end thereof; of a Wire-sup
being secured at its upper edge to the lateral port, a loop thereto adapted to engage the
arm 4. The stems 3 of the posts are adapted post- at a point intermediate its ends, and
to be forced into the ground at desired inter means for securing the support to the arm of
45 vals, and the bases 2 rest upon the surface of the post.
the ground and limit the downward move
ment of the posts. These posts are so ar
8. The combination with a post having a
lateral arm at one end; of a wire~support, a
ranged that the bases will extend in opposite spring-coil at one end adapted to engage the
directions alternately for the purpose here post, and means for securing the support to
the arm of the post.
inafter described.
4. The combination With a post having a]
lateral arm at one end thereof, and a web se-
In testimony whereof I affix my signature
in presence of two witnesses.
cured to said post and its arm; of a wire-support, a coil at one end thereof adapted to en-
5 gage the web and the post, means for seeuring the support to the arm, and an eye at the _
free end of the support.