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April 12, 1938. . - w. H. MAHONEY 2,114,058 PEDESTAL Filed June 20, 1936 n2; 2,114,538 Patented Apr. 12, 1938 UNiTEosrArEs ATENT oFFifeE 2,114,058 PEDESTAL William H. Mahoney, Hingham, Mass. Application June 20, 1936, Serial No. 86,287 1 Claim. (Cl. 'l2-101) My present invention relates toI pedestals and more particularly to mail box pedestals; The principal object of my invention is an im proved pedestal for mail boxes and the like; Another object is a device of the character Ui above described having novel me-ans for fasten ing the mail box to the pedestal; Still another object is a novel means of mount ing a name plate on the pedestal in combination with the strengthening bar separating the forked upper end of said pedestal, and Other objects and novel features comprising the construction and operation of my device will appear as the description of the same progresses. In the drawing illustrating the preferred em- v bodiment of my invention, Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the pedestal; Fig. 2 is another side elevation of the pedestal taken at ninety degreesto Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is an enlarged cross-section taken on 20 the line 3-3 `of Fig. 1, and particularly showing the method of producing an anchoring means for nailing a mail box to the top of the pedestal, and Fig. 4 is another enlarged cross-section taken 25 on the line 4_4 of Fig. 1. ~ Referring more in detail to the drawing, Ill indicates a vertical base portion of the pedestal, a portion of which adjacent the lower end is usually set in the ground. Connecting with the lower portion Iß is a forked` or yoked top portion 30 comprising two mail box supporting members II and I2.l Separating the forked members II and I2, and forming a combined support thereto together with a mounting for a name plate is the horizontal bar member I3. This bar mem 35 ber I3 while forming a rigid support for the members I I and I2 is provided on the front with a recess having a back portion Ill, and top and 40 bottom sides I5 and It respectively. Within the recess bounded by the sides I4, I5 ,and I6 I have provided a name plate I'I upon which the name of the owner is placed in any convenient manner, such as afñxing prepared letters thereto. The plate Il may, if desired, be of varying lengths suitable to accommodate the particular name used in any instance or such plate may extend the whole length of the bar I3. In the drawing, I have shown the plate ex tending the whole length of bar I3 but I` may make this plate of diiîerent lengths to nt the particular name. The plate I‘I is preferably made of glass but other material may be used if desired. Covering the plate I1 is `a second glass plate I8, the outer surface of which is flush with 55 the outer side of the bar I3. Both plates I7 and I8 are sealed in the recess bounded by the‘walls Ill, I5 and I5 either when the pedestal is cast or afterwards making a water tight insert. When these pedestals are made to order, as is the practice at present, I provide a core in the 5 mold the size of the opening represented by the walls I4, I5 and I5, the length being determined by the name which is to gc on the name plate. The core may consist of the two plates I1 and I8 if desired but preferably a separate core is 10 used, the plates I’I and I 8 being inserted after the pedestal has been molded. In Fig. 3, I have shown my preferred appa ratus for anchoring articles, such as mail boxes or the like, to the top of the members II and I2. 15 It is important that .a pedestal of the type illustrated be provided with a more or less per manent anchorage for articles which may be ‘ placed upon it, and that such articles may be re moved and substituted for as the case may be. 20 But in order that such articles, as mail boxes or the like, may be mounted in a more or less permanent manner, I have designed the par-> ticular anchorage illustrated in the drawing, of which, Fig. 3 is an enlargement of the preferred 25 form. In Fig. 3, it will be noted that I have provided a simple conventional coupling 2| which is threaded to the reinforcement member 22 which strengthens the entire apparatus. The top of the coupling 2| extends to the top surface of the members I2, member II being an exact duplicate. In the upper internal threaded por tion of the coupling 2 I , I have inserted a Wooden plug 23. The wooden plug 23 is normally made with an outer periphery approximately the same 35 diameter of the root of the threads shown in the coupling 2l and is screwed into the coupling and cut off as _shown in Fig. 3. The threads of the coupling hold the wooden plug 23 securely in place. When an .article such as a mail box, or other article is mounted upon the pedestal nails may be driven into the wooden member 23 and headed up on the under side. The top of the reinforcing rods 23 provide an anvil face at 2t against which the ends of nails are turned and hea-ded over making it impossible to remove the mail box or other device fixed to the pedestal 5 without cutting olf the nail heads and removing the member 23. The material comprising the superstructure of the pedestal is composed of a plastic material preferably concrete, as indi cated at I2. The reinforcement member 22 takes the out line of the pedestal and ends in the members 2l 55 2 2,114,058 which combine to form the anchorage members shown in Fig. 3. While I have shown my invention in its pre ferred shape and form yet it is to be understood that I may vary the size and proportions with~ in Wide limits Without departing from the spirit of the invention. :Having thus `described my invention what I claim as new is: In a reinforced coiicretepedestal--> for mail boxes and the like, a mail box anchor construc tion comprising in combination with a solid re inforcement rod, one end of said rod being ex ternally threaded, an internally threaded cou pling threaded to the threaded end of said solid rod, the end of said rod forming .an anvil surface within said coupling, a lthreaded plug threaded 5 in the other end of said coupling for the pur pose of receiving mail-box connecting members, the said anvil surface being adapted to turn the ends of the said connecting members imbedded .in the~ said plug. 10 WILLIAM H. MAHONEY.