Base anchor indicator and plug

  • US 6,142,882 A
  • Filed: 03/06/1995
  • Issued: 11/07/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/06/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A device used for plugging an opening into and locating a receptacle in an anchor to a base employed on a playing field, comprising:

  • an elastic body having a shape sufficiently large to extend across the opening, said body being made from an elastomeric material capable of being deformed to insert a portion of said body through the opening and expanded to form a plug across the opening;

    a flexible indicator connected to said body to indicate the location of said body, said flexible indicator having a length sufficient to extend from said body when mounted with the receptacle disposed below a surface of the playing field and to extend above the playing field surface for a sufficient distance to be observed, and being sufficiently flexible to be deflected during ground care operations of the playing field and be visible after such ground care operations; and

    connecting means for securing a connecting portion of said flexible indicator within said body while allowing a visible portion of said flexible indicator to extend outwardly of said body.

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