Patent Number: 6,308,927

Title: Breakaway sign post connector

Abstract: A breakaway sign post connector includes a shear member and a bushing. The shear member includes a first end, a second end, and a necked down section intermediate the first and second ends. A shoulder is attached to the second end, and a resilient bushing is positioned over the shoulder and surrounds the shear member. When attached to an anchor plate and a support plate for a sign post, the bushing strengthens the connector and resists wind shear while allowing the shear member to fracture in the necked down section at a predetermined impact load.

Inventors: Leahy; Lawrence E. (Auburn, IL)


International Classification: E01F 9/011 (20060101); E01F 9/018 (20060101); F16M 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018