US 1043675 A
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SAMUEL s. oEocKETrgfoE EoLDnrefLEEEAcigEn Application fue octbber 31,` 1911. `serial N6; "657,589,
To all whom it may concern:
Be itknown that I, SAMUEL S. CRoGKET'r, a citizen of the United States, residing at Bluff' City, in the county of Sullivan andy St-ate of Tennessee, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Folding" Leg-Brackets, of which the following isl a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.
This invention relat-es to brackets which are secured upon the carpenters ylegl above the knee so that one end of a board may be supported while cutting the board.
The principal feature of this invention is the strap which is securely connected with the bracket, and it is slidably mounted upon a blade and which may be adjusted so as to assume the required length. r
This invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a view showing the bracket applied to a person. Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the strap which suspends the bracket from the blade. Fig. 3 is a sectional view through the bracket.
Referring to the drawings by numerals, it will be seen that this invention comprises a plate 1() which is curved to conform to the contour of the leg and which is provided` with a slot 11 adjacent its upper end. Pivot ears 12 extend from the plate 10 and a supporting arm 13 is pivotally mountedk bet-ween the ears 12 by means of the pin 14 and is limited in its outward movement by means of a stop 15 so that the arm remains inthe position shown in Fig. 1 when open. The straps 16 and 17 pass through the eyes 18 which are mounted in the plate 10'and are used for securing the plate to the leg in the manner sho-wn in Fig. 1.
A strap 19 which is provided with eyelets 20 has a buckle 21 secured to one end.
The strap is passed through the rear portion 22 of the buckle over the center barl 23 and through the forward portion 24 so that the pin 25 passes through one of the eyelets 20.
This forms a loop 26 through which the belt specincation of Letters raient.
ELEE CITY, TENNESSEE.
Patented Nov. 5, 1912.
tionbfligf 1, it willbe readily seen that after the plate `has been secured to the leg f by "mcfcllsl of the straps 16 and 17 ythat the 'belt 27"jivslsecuredzabout the waist and'thus suspends thev bracket so that there is'no danger of the bracket slipping down the leg while walkin-g around thus getting in the way or falling off and being lost.
The bracket 10 is provided with an open- .ing30:f whichis located between the pivot ears 12 sofy that the inner end of the bracket 13 may be moved freely and come in contact with an abutment shoulder 31 which is located at 4the upper ends of the ears 12 and connects the same so that the outward move kment of they arm 13 will be limited and so that the ears 12 will be braced. A strap 32 is securedt-o the strap 17 and is provided to hold the bracket 13 in an elevated position by passing around the upper end of the bracket and having its end engaged by the buckle 33.l Y
It will be seeny that the arm 13 may be 'held in an elevated position when not in use so that it will not get in the way and be liablegto, get broken.
" 1WhatI claim is 1. A leg bracket comprising a plate provided with pivot ears, a supporting arm pivotally connected to said ears, means carried by saidfplate' for limiting the pivot-al movement of said arm, means for fastening said arm in a position substantially parallel to said plate, and leg engaging means carried by said plate.
2. A leg bracket comprising a body plate, leg engaging straps carried by the upper and lower portion thereof, a supporting arm pivotally connected to said plate, andan auxiliary strap carried by the uppery strap for holding said arm folded onto said plate.
3. A leg bracket comprising a plate, leg engaging means carried thereby, a supporting arm pivotally 4connected to said plate, an abutment lug carried by said plate for limiting the pivotal movement of said arm in one'Y direction, and means for fastening said arm when folded onto said plate.
4. A leg bracket for supporting boards to be sawed, comprising a body, `means for;LA fasteningthe same to a leg of the user, Y work Lsupport pivotally connected to said body and' adapted to be rocked to a positivo at right angles to said body, and means for fastenin'g said support in a folded position relative to said body.
5. A leg bracket comprising a plate, an plate, means for adjusting the length of said arm pivotally mounted upon said plate, leg last mentioned strap, and a Waist encircling engaging straps carried by said plate, a belt at the free end of said last mentioned strap connected With the upper end of said strap. 1K plate and a Waist encircling strap at the free end of said last mentioned strap.
6. A leg bracket comprising a plate, an arm pivot-ally connected With said plate, leg
encircling straps carried by said plate, means.
for holding said arm in an elevated position, a strap connected Wi th the upper end of said ln testimony whereof I hereunto aiix my signature 1n presence of two Witnesses.
SAMUEL S. CROCKETT.
WILLIAM D. HARKLEWOOD, MURRY B. MALTERN.
Copies of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.