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Oct. 29,1946. R. E. L. MAXEY 2,410,228 HIGHWAY TRAFFIC POST Filed April 17, 1944 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Petenied' Oct. 29,31946 v; , ' " . 3;: r ‘ _ y j I; .__v ‘l . _ i1" _ u >_ v p ' ' 7112410323 r“ _ - _ @llIGnwAY'TRAFrIcrosT ' ~~ ‘f ‘f '7 pi 'rRqiiert'E. vLcevMaxey, Akron. Ohio‘ vQ'flappiieatieii'iiiniii17,1944i, Serial No. 531,465 “I: 2,410,228 “r ‘ iterate-1: <01- 256—.13-1> ‘ ,v 'Thedevicefornlingthe subject matter offthis application is‘ a highway tra'?ic" post,‘ meaning A rectangular cap. plate 4 is mounted orlfthe upper end 'of the beam I and is of an area deter; thereby a post placed alongla?highway to carry mined by the width 5 of the ?anges 3, thereby a Signal 01‘ re?ector, the p0$vtv.,f0'1fmin’€ 9' ‘support ‘ to form aclosure for the upper ends of the spaces vfor ‘guarding ‘cables ‘which extend along the *5 6 (Fig. 6) which exists between the ?anges 3, highway‘. ' The post; ‘generally, is'no, more thana few feet iniheighti ' , " ‘ _ ' " on opposite sides of the web 2. ' p . The cap plate 4 is provided on opposite edges " One object ‘of theinvention is to providenovel, with depending legs ‘I, extending downwardly 1.1183115 for mounting the re?ector‘ 0n thé'po'stalong thel'corresponding outer surfaces 'of the Another object of the'invention‘v is‘ to’ supply 10 ?anges 3, and of substantially the same width novel means for ret'ainingthe cables.v ', '. , J Another-object O'fthé invention is t0 providé a highway Post Of the Class des‘cribedrwhidh Will as'the ?anges 3. ' I ’ . . ’ ' ' The cap plate 4 is supplied on other opposite edges with upstanding parallel lips 8, having free be Shocks strong; , from and velhiqles, well adapted regardless to withstand soft Whether impact 15 upper The edges_ numeral 9 marks a re?ecton-comprising . ‘ a shocks are commumilated dlreqtly 150- the Pest or to the cables which are strung from’ post to post. laterally projecting base IIl,supported on'thecap plate 4 and engaged betweenv the lips v8; the lips _ It 15 wlthmsthe PrPYmce-Pf the dlsclowree t9 terminating substantially ?ush withthe upper improve generally and to ‘enhance the utility of - Surface of the base. i _ devices of that type to which the present inven- 20 ' oppositely disposedrrewmegg .. . . are. providéd.’ non appertams' ' 1' With the above and other objects in view . . . . ’ which W111 appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the detailsof con- 25 struction hereinafter described and claimed, it and comprise depending legs I2, extended down; wardly along the outer surfaces of the legs ‘I of the cap plate 4 and of Substantially the same Width as the legs 1 Th retaher H‘ . . d1 t . e M 1 1s compnse mwar y ex ended being understood that changes in the precise em- ‘t‘?ngs bodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may . 8 base ’lgver E‘pped upsn ghe upper Surface of of he re?ec or ’ and extended con’ be made within the scope of what is claimed, tm‘wusly thereacmss without departing from the spirit of the inven- 30 There is provided a concrete body '5 in which the beam I .is enclosed, the upper surface I6 of tion. . In the accompanying drawings: the body being disposed close to the upper sur Fig' 1 Shows’ in Side elevation, a highway traf_ faces of the wings I4. _ The body I5 ?lls the spaces ?c post constructed in accordance with the in6' herembefore mentloned and §h°wn m Fig‘ 6’ vention; 35 and the body engages the lower surface of the Fig 2 is a side elevation wherein the post is cap plate 4, to aid in supporting the cap plate. viewed at right angles to the showing of Fig. 1, The re?ector 9 may b‘? of Vanous forms- AS ~ parts being broken away; Fig. 3 is a vertical section taken through the shown, but not of necessity, it includes a globu lar head '8’ joined by a reduced neck '9 to the upper portion of the post and attendant parts, 40 P515910’ thl? head and_the neck being Supplied portions remaining in elevation; lnterlorly with a reflecting surface 20. The neck Fig. 4 is a vertical longitudinal section taken through the upper part of the post, the cutting '9 013898 through the base I0, and, therefore. the re?ecting surface I6 may be applied readily. The legs I2 of the retainers I I are longer than plane in Fig. 4 being at right angles to the cutting‘ plane in Fig_ 3; 45 the wings I4, and have a good hold in the con Fig. 5 is a transverse section on the line 5—5 Crete body “3- The legs I2 of the retainers II of Fig, 1; terminate at their lower ends in ?ush relation Fig; 6 is a top plan of an |-|_bea,m which consti_ to the lower ends of the legs ‘I of the cap plate 4. tutes the core of the post. The legs I2 and 1 preferably are joined together Fig. '7 is a sectional view showing a modi?ca- 50 by welding (not shown) and if desired the legs tion. ‘I of the cap plate 4 may be joined to the outer In carrying out the invention, there is pro- surfaces of the?anges 3 of the H-beam I. vided a highway tra?lc post, comprising an HThe lips 8 of the cap plate 4 have been described beam I, including a web 2 and ?anges 3, as shown hereinbefore as having “free upper edges.” By in Fig. 6. v 55 that limitation it is intended to imply that the 2,410,228 3 lips 8 do not have parts like the wings M of the retainers l I. The base Ill of the cap plate 4 is slid into the trough (Fig. 3) de?ned by the cap plate 4 and its lips 8. The retainers H then are mounted in place, the wings of the retainers overhanging those portions of the base I0 which are not en- I gaged by the lips 8. 4 The device forming the subject matter of this application comprises a novel but effective struc ture in which a strong post is combined with a novel re?ector structure and with a novel grip for a. cable or the like. Referring to Fig. 4, it will be noted that the hook bolt 24 may be inserted into the post from either side thereof, and, moreover, either the long arm 25 or the short arm 26 may be disposed up In the interest of strength, a reinforcement 2| ' may be embedded in the concrete body l5, about 10 permost. In Fig. 7, parts hereinbefore described are des the beam l and about the legs 1 of the cap plate ignated by numerals already used, with the sui?x 4 and the legs of the retainers l I. An upper transverse tube 22 and a lower trans-. verse tube 23 are mounted in horizontal, parallel, “a.” The bolt 24a is a U-bolt, and two nuts 2811 are employed. What is claimed is: relation in the body l5 and extend through the 15 l. A highway guard including a supporting post ?anges 3 of the beam l in lateral engagement having a pair of upper and lower transverse tubes with the web 2 of the beam. The ends of the extending therethrough, a hook bolt comprising tubes 22 and 23 terminate approximately flush a long arm and a short arm, and a curved portion with opposed outer surfaces of the body I5. A hook bolt 24 is provided, and comprises a long 20 connecting the long arm and short arm, said arms being slidably mounted within the transverse arm 25, a short arm 26, and a bend 2'! connecting tubes, one end of the hook being extended beyond the arms. The bend 21 and portions of the arms the side of the post, a coiled spring positioned 25 and 26 are disposed outwardly of the body l5. over the extended end of the hook and adapted The long arm 25 extends entirely through the tube 23, the short arm 26 extendingv partway 25 to frictionally engage a cable held in the hook forcing the cable outwardly into engagement with through the tube 22. A nut 28 is threaded on the curved portion of the hook, whereby said hook the long arm 25 and engages one end of the and Cable move against the tension of said spring, tube 23. andmeans for securing the hook to the post. ‘ A coiled spring '29 is disposed about the out 2. A highway guard including a supporting pOSt wardly projecting portions of the arms 25 and having a pair ofupper and lower transverse tubes 26 and abuts at its inner end against the adja extendingtherethrough, a bolt embodying a pair cent ends of the tubes 22 and 23.- The outer end of arms connected at their outer ends by a curved of the spring 29 cooperates with the bend 21 of the hook bolt 24, to form a grip for a cable 30 or portion, slidably mounted within, the transverse the like. 35 tubes, a coiled spring secured on one end of the bolt. and adapted to engage a cable held within By tightening up the nut 28, the spring 29 will the curved portion of the bolt forcing the cable acquire a ?rm hold on the cable 30. outwardly, and said bolt adapted tomove within As indicated generally by the numeral 3!, the the transverse tubes, when pressure, is directed hook bolt and spring structure may be duplicated wherever necessary, the hook bolts in adjoining 40 against the cable and bolt. structures preferably being disposed on opposite ROBERT E. LEE sides of the Web 2 of the beam I.