United States Patent 3655167

A corner structure of fencing. This structure consists of a multiple number of posts and cross bars that are held rigidly with cables and turn-buckles so as to remain in proper alignment under all stresses normally encountered.

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E04H17/08; (IPC1-7): E04H17/02
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US Patent References:
1993049Composite fence post and method of forming the same1935-03-05Austin
1809947Fence anchor1931-06-16Shepard
1795728Fence corner brace1931-03-10Maserang

Primary Examiner:
Taylor, Dennis L.
What I claim is

1. A fence corner structure for supporting a barbed wire fencing, comprising in combination, a plurality of three vertical posts the lower ends of which are inserted into the ground, the posts being arranged so to form a generally right angle corner with one of said posts forming a corner post thereof, said corner posts and one of the other said corner posts being provided with a tongue and groove joint near there upper extremities so to secure a horizontally extending cross bar there between, said corner post having a tongue and groove joint also near its upper extremity for securing the upper end of an angularly inclined cross bar which at its opposite end is secured by a tongue and groove joint along an intermediate portion of a second of said other posts, a first cable assembly being secured at one end to the upper end of said corner post, the opposite end of said cable assembly being secured to an intermediate portion of the first said post while a second cable assembly is secured at its one end to an intermediate portion of said corner posts while the opposite end of said second cable assembly is secured to an upper end of the second said other post, each of said cable assemblies including suitable clamps, eye bolts and turn buckles to form a strong connection.

This invention relates to fencing, and more particularly to barbed wire fence corners.

It is therefore the primary purpose of this invention to provide a corner which will be of such construction so as to remain properly aligned throughout all climatic conditions.

Another object of this invention is to provide a corner which will be made of vertical posts having cross bar members securing them together by lag screws.

A further object of this invention is to provide a corner structure for fences which will be aligned and held rigid by cable and turn-buckle means.

Other objects of this invention are to provide a fence corner which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and efficient in operation.

These and other objects will be readily evident upon a study of the following specification and the accompanying drawing, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a top plan view of a corner structure comprising the present invention; and

FIG. 2 is an enlarged view taken along the lines 2--2 of FIG. 1.

According to this invention, a fence corner structure 10 consists of spaced apart vertical posts 11, 12 and 13. Posts 11 and 12 are provided with a tongue and groove joint 14 near their upper extremities and post 13 is also provided with a tongue and groove joint 15 near its center portion for a purpose which hereinafter will be described. A cross bar 16 is secured to posts 11 and 12 by means of a lag screw 17 which includes a washer 18 to prevent the posts 11 and 12 from cracking. A cross bar 19 is secured at an angular position between posts 12 and 13, also by lag screws 17. A plurality of eye bolts 20 are received through posts 11, 12 and 13 and also include washers 21 to prevent cracking of the posts 11, 12 and 13. Eye bolts 20 provide connection means for steel cables 22 which are held by cable clamps 23 to the eye bolts 20 and turn buckles 24 secured to cables 22, provide a means of tightening and holding posts 11, 12 and 13 in a rigid arrangement in order that they will not loosen within the ground 25. The barbed wire 26 is secured to the corner structure 10 in a well known manner.

Due to the arrangement heretofore described, corner structure 10 will remain aligned and rigid during all climatic conditions that may be encountered.