Newel post fastening system

  • US 5,095,668 A
  • Filed: 10/30/1990
  • Issued: 03/17/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/30/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. Apparatus for fastening the lower end of a newel post to a floor, landing or stair tread, comprising:

  • a straight, double-ended bolt having coarse lag threads at one end and screw threads at the other end;

    the coarse lag threads extending over a major portion of the length of said bolt;

    said bolt being screwed downwardly by the coarse lag threads into the floor;

    the other end of said bolt extending through a longitudinal hole in the lower end of the newel post and terminating within an intersecting transverse hole spaced inwardly from the lower end of the newel post;

    a washer disposed within the transverse hold and over the other end of said of said bolt; and

    a nut screwed onto the screw threads on the other end of said bolt in order to hold down the newel post.

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