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July 12, 1938`> 2,123,329 - w. J. coMBs ET AL SUPPORT Filed Jan. 2l, 1938 2 - 70 ,3 \\\\\\ l WZZfZ/¿œm Combs attentati ¿girly Hä. „im Ni'rrn STATES-@PATENT orifice William J’. Combs and @scar 0. Mann, ßtterbein. lind y . ` Application January 21,. -1938, Serial No. 186,216 i 3 fC. (Cl. 18S-26) Ii'fhis invention relates lto the art of removable In the modified form of the'device shown-.in supports or posts .and its object is to provide a _ Figure 4- the upper post portion i9 is shown as support or post that may be easily replaced and an 'H or an I beam and the openings I8 in the quickly and easily removed from its position, such. cap portion i1 are shaped to correspond to a removal in no way impairing the’stability of the cross section ofthe post portion It. _ ß post assembly, ' ' ' Other suitable shapes may be used so that Another object is toprovide a removable post strength of the post portion may bemaintained assembly having a iixed socket -portion‘and a without greatly addingv to the weight of the post. removable upper portion with the socket portion It should be `apparent from the invention as of such construction as will not easily or readily described that a post assembly is provided in l0 nbecome clogged with dirt or other matter, and »which the upper portion may be removed and with the socket portion of such construction that one in which means are provided which prevents when the upper portion is removed the socket 'dirti or otherA obstructions from entering the will not offer any obstruction to traiiic or to other socket portion of the post assembly. 'I’his'is vehicles passing thereover. particularly advantageous when the post isreá l5 i A still further object is to provide a post as moved to -permit the removal of snow along a> sembly with means for locking the portions oi'l roadside by the side of which the post assembly the assembly together. may be placed. v The narrow slits in the cap will Other objects and advantages will become ap permit only small bits of dirt `or other debris 20 parent from the description which follows: i to fall into the socket portion of the post. The 20 _ Referring to the accompanying drawing which little that does fall into the socket will not in is made a part hereof and on which the same terfere; < reference character refers to the same or> corre-f' In Figure 5 is shown a form of the device in _ sponding part thruout, . ' Figure 1 is a view in elevation oi‘ the device showing the upper and lower >parts of the post separated, l i > Figure 2 is a vertical section of the post assem bly with the parts together, Figure 3 is a section on line 3_3 of Figure 2, Figure 4 is a view showing a modiñed form of upper post portion, in the form of an H or an I beam with a cap having an opening corre sponding to the cross section of the upper por tion, and . In the' drawing numeral il) indicates a lower or socket portion of the post assembly which is adapted to be driven into the ground or 4set in cement when this is desired. To facilitate driv ig the socket into 1_the >ground the lower end is sharpened as shown at il. A cap it is screw 46 threaded or votherwise secured on the upper Aend of the socket portion. The cap is provided with an opening il having the shape oi a cross section of the upper post portion M. The upper portion is provided with holes to secure bolts or other 50- fastening means by which a sign or other object' carried by the post is attached. screw 25 which passes thru an opening 26 in the - cylindrical portion of the cap 21. The opening . 2t preferably is madel considerably larger than ' - the screw threaded opening 24 so as to render assembly of the parts easier. The slight rotary - Figure 5 is a still further modiñed form show ing a locking and positioning means for the upper post portion. which the4 cap portion is more easily removed from the socket portion and 'yet one in which this cap cannot 'be removed when the upper por tion is held in place. lin this form of the invention the socket por tion 23 `is provided with a threaded opening 2l adapted to receive the threaded end of an eye V , displacement oi' the head or cap with respect to the lsocket portion due to the larger opening 26 will not cause any serious disadvantage. IThe upper portion of the post 28 is provided with spaced openings 29 adapted to receive a 40 lock 30'. This lock is preferably connected by means of a. chain 3| with the head of the eye screw 25. The lock may be fastened in any one of the several holes 29 so as to position the upper post portion at any desired height. The Weight 5 of the post portion it rests -upon the shank of' the lock. It will be apparent also that since the chain 3i is relatively short it will prevent the post ‘ from being lifted out of the socket. Since the end of . the chain 3l' isl attached to the head of the socket portion to serve as a drain. It is so positioned 'that little dirt will be forced into the the eye 4screw 25 it prevents rotation of this screw, thereby ~making it impossible to remove the cap from the socket portion when the upper portion socket when this socket isdriven into the ground. is lòcked in position.’ An opening it is provided at the lower -end of ' 55 2 9,123,829 There are many uses to which this invention may be put. One oi' the important uses is as a post for supporting signs along highways. y With the ordinary signs it is diiiicult to mow the grass along the roadway. In order to cut the grass around the sign posts it h_as to be done by hand. Usually it is left uncut thus leaving unsightly spots along the roadway. With our device the posts bearing the sign may be removed, the 10 ground cut over and the post replaced without any delay or interference with the work. In winter snow removing machines are usually used to re move the snow from the roadway. This snow is frequently shoved well over the sides of the road 15 way. Signs along the roadway often interfere with removal of this snow. With our device there will be no interference with the work. The upper posts can be removed, the machines pass over with no interference. The small slits in the top 20 of the caps will permit little snow to fall into the sockets so that the upper portions of the posts can readily be replaced after the ground has been cleared of the snow. ` , Among the posts often found along the road¿ 25 sides are mail boxes. Our invention furnishes an , especially useful support for mail boxes for it not only furnishes a removable support but one that cannot be removed without unlocking it. 'ao Other uses are for supporting clothes line posts. These are an ever present obstruction in back yards. Our invention provides an easily remov able post which can be as easily replaced without in any way‘iínpairing its stability. These and many other uses will he apparent from the description and the drawing forming, What we claim is: 1. A support comprising a lower socket por tion having a cap removably secured thereon, and having an angular slot in its upper end, a load be‘aring post> having an angular cross section of the same shape as the said angular slot, said post being extended thru said slot into the interior of the said socket, means for securing the said cap on the said socket portion, means for positioning the said post vertically in the said socket por tion, and means cooperating with said last named means for preventing removal of the said cap-se curing means. 2. A support comprising a socket portion hav ing a cap thereon, said cap having an angular 15 slot therein, a post passing thru said slot Iand ex tending down into said socket portion, means for vertically positioning said post in said socket por tion, means for removably securing said cap on said socket portion,-means for locking said post 20 against displacement from said slot and means cooperatively associated with said locking means for preventing removal of the said cap securing means. y 3. A post assembly comprising a socket portion having a removable cap thereon. said cap having an angular slot in its end, a post passing thru said slot and extending into the said socket por tion. said post having a plurality of vertically spaced openings adapted to receive means for 30 supporting the post in adjusted vertical position, a lock adapted to be positioned in one of said openings, the said socket portion having threaded opening adjacent its upper end, the _said cap having an opening adapted to register with the said threaded opening in the socket, a screw the disclosure of the invention. adapted to pass thru the opening in the cap and It will be obvious to those skilled in the art to` _ be threaded into the said screw threaded opening which this invention pertains that many changes in the socket, and means for attaching the said may be made in the device without departing lock to the said screw whereby the said screw is from the essence thereof, we therefore do not ' secured against removal when the said lock is limit ourselves to the invention as shown and as fastened in the said openings in the said post. specifically described but only as set forth in the WM. J. COMBS. appended claims. OSCAR O. MANN'.