Title:
Wrought-iron fence
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A wrought-iron fence is constructed to include two end posts, two first flat rails and two second flat rails respectively connected between the end posts at different elevations, a plurality of pickets sandwiched in between the first flat rails and the second flat rails and arranged in parallel between the end posts, and screw bolts installed in respective mounting holes on horizontal lugs of the end posts and respective mounting holes on the flat rails and the pickets and screwed up with a respective nut to fix the flat rails to the end posts and the pickets to the flat rails.



Inventors:
Kang, Chiang Jung (Taipei, TW)
Application Number:
10/044999
Publication Date:
07/17/2003
Filing Date:
01/15/2002
Assignee:
KANG CHIANG JUNG
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04H17/14; (IPC1-7): E04H17/16; B21F27/00
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Primary Examiner:
FLANDRO, RYAN M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BACON & THOMAS, PLLC (ALEXANDRIA, VA, US)
Claims:

What the invention claimed is:



1. A wrought-iron fence comprising: two end posts arranged in parallel, said end posts each having two horizontal lugs disposed at different elevations, said horizontal lugs each having an oblong mounting hole; two first flat rails respectively connected to the lugs of said end posts at a front side at different elevations, said first flat rails each having a plurality of mounting holes; two second flat rails respectively connected to the lugs of said end posts at a back side at different elevations, said second flat rails each having a plurality of mounting holes; a plurality of pickets sandwiched in between said first flat rails and said second flat rails and arranged in parallel between said end posts, said pickets each having an upper mounting hole and a lower mounting hole; a plurality of screw bolts respectively installed in the mounting holes of said first flat rails, the mounting holes of said horizontal lugs, the mounting holes of said pickets, and the mounting holes of said second flat rails; and a plurality of nuts respectively fastened to said screw bolts to secure said first flat rails and said second flat rails to the horizontal lugs of said end posts and said pickets to said first flat rails and said second flat rails.

2. The wrought-iron fence as claimed in claim 1, wherein the mounting holes of said first flat rails are rectangular mounting holes, and said screw bolts each having a rectangular shoulder respectively fitted into the rectangular mounting holes of said first flat rails.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to fences, and more particularly, to a wrought-iron fence that can easily be set up without welding.

[0003] 2. Description of the Related Art

[0004] A regular wrought-iron fence is generally comprised of two end posts, a plurality of horizontal rails fixedly connected between the end posts, and a plurality of pickets with scrolls fixedly fastened to the horizontal rails and arranged in parallel between the end posts. The installation of this design of wrought-iron fence is complicated because the pickets are fastened to the horizontal rails by welding. After installation, the pickets and the horizontal rails are not detachable.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] The present invention has been accomplished to provide a wrought-iron fence, which eliminates the aforesaid drawbacks. It is one object of the present invention to provide a wrought-iron fence that can easily rapidly set up. It is another object of the present invention to provide a wrought-iron fence, which is detachable. To achieve these and other objects of the present invention, the wrought-iron fence comprises two end posts, two first flat rails and two second flat rails respectively connected between the end posts at different elevations, a plurality of pickets sandwiched in between the first flat rails and the second flat rails and arranged in parallel between the end posts, and screw bolts installed in respective mounting holes on horizontal lugs of the end posts and respective mounting holes on the flat rails and the pickets and screwed up with a respective nut to fix the flat rails to the end posts and the pickets to the flat rails.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0006] FIG. 1 is an exploded view of a part of the wrought-iron fence according to the present invention.

[0007] FIG. 2 is an exploded view in an enlarged scale of a part of the present invention showing the relation between the horizontal lugs of the end post and the flat rails.

[0008] FIG. 3 is an exploded view of the wrought-iron fence according to the present invention.

[0009] FIG. 4 is an elevational view of the present invention showing the wrought-iron fence set up.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0010] Referring to FIGS. 1, 2, and 3, a wrought-iron fence in accordance with the present invention is shown comprising two end posts 1, two first flat rails 1 connected between the end posts 1 at different elevations, two second flat rails 3 connected between the end posts 1 at different elevations corresponding to the first flat rails 1, and a plurality of pickets 51 and 52 fastened to and sandwiched in between the first flat rails 2 and the second flat rails 3 and arranged in parallel between the end posts 1.

[0011] The end posts 1 each have two pairs of horizontal lugs 11 bilaterally disposed at different elevations. Each horizontal lug 11 has an oblong mounting hole 111. The first flat rails 2 each have a plurality of rectangular mounting holes 21 cut through the front and backsides of the respective flat rail and longitudinally arranged in a line. The second flat rails 3 each have a plurality of circular mounting holes 31 corresponding to the rectangular mounting holes 21 of the first flat rails 2. The pickets 51 and 52 are preferably decorated with scrolls, each having two mounting hole 511 or 521 disposed at different elevations corresponding to the mounting holes 21 of the first flat rails 2 and the mounting holes 31 of the second flat rails 3.

[0012] Referring to FIGS. from 1 through 3 again, screw bolts 4 are respectively inserted into the mounting holes 21 of the first flat rails 2, the oblong holes 111 of the horizontal lugs 11 of the end posts 1 at one side of each end post 1, the mounting holes 511 of the pickets 51 and 52, and the mounting holes 31 of the second flat rails 3, and then washers 43 are respectively mounted on the screw bolts 4, and then acorn nuts 44 are respectively threaded onto the screw bolts 4 to secure the first flat rails 2 and the second flat rails 3 to the end posts 1, keeping the pickets 51 and 52 firmly sandwiched in between the first flat rails 2 and the second flat rails 3 in parallel to the end posts 1. Further, each screw bolt 4 has a rectangular shoulder 41 fitting the rectangular mounting holes 21 of the first flat rails 2, and a threaded shank 42 screwed up with the corresponding acorn nut 44.

[0013] FIG. 4 shows the wrought-iron fence 500 set up. Because the pickets 51 and 52 firmly sandwiched in between the first flat rails 2 and the second flat rails 3 but not welded to the flat rails 2 and 3, the wrought-iron fence 500 has a nice looking.

[0014] Although a particular embodiment of the invention has been described in detail for purposes of illustration, various modifications and enhancements may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. Accordingly, the invention is not to be limited except as by the appended claims.