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Publication numberUS1108217 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 25, 1914
Filing dateJan 31, 1914
Priority dateJan 31, 1914
Publication numberUS 1108217 A, US 1108217A, US-A-1108217, US1108217 A, US1108217A
InventorsJoseph O Ostman
Original AssigneeJoseph O Ostman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Umbrella.
US 1108217 A
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J. 0. OSTMAN.

UMBRELLA. APPLICATION FILED MAR.14,1911. RENEWED JAN 31, 1914.

Patented Aug. 25, 1914.

June 21:11 El. DE-TTTLEH.

THE KbRRlS PETERS CU" PHCITO-LITHO.. WASHINGTON. D. C.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

JOSEPH O. OSTMAN,

OF HANCOCK, MICHIGAN.

UMBRELLA.

1,108,217. p c fi of Letters Patent Patented Aug. 25, 1914.

Application filed March 14, 1911, Serial No. 614,480. Renewed January 31, 1914. Serial No. 815,832.

Standard 2, and is provided at its upper end with a series of ears 11, between which are pivoted the inner ends of the stay ribs 12.

The before-mentioned ribs 5 comprise two hinged sections A is pivoted to the oppositely extending ears 15 of a sleeve 16 which is secured to the section 13. The outer ends of the stay ribs 12 are pivoted between these sleeves l6 and are provided with spring extensions 17 adapted to engage the inner ends of the sections 14: and hold the same in alinement with the before-mentioned sections 13. the provi- A spring pressed pawl 18 is pivoted withwhich an in the lower slotted end 19 of the standard v ry little 2, and extends through a groove 20 located from place in the tubular member 10 for engagement with a slot 21 formed in a slide 22.

The groove 20 is separated adjacent its upper end by means of a metal stop 24 adapted to engage the pawl 18, for the purpose of holding the slide in raised position.

An annular stop 24 is formed on the tubular member 10 adjacent the upper end this invention resides in the novel features of the groove 20 and is adapted to limit of construction, formations, combinations the upward movement of the slide 22. and arrangements of parts to be hereinafter An extension 25 is hinged to the lower more fully described, claimed and illustrated terminal of the tubular member 10, and has in the accompanying drawing, in whichformed thereon a segmental guide 26 adapt- Figure 1 is an elevation of my umbrella, ed to engage the outer face of the said tubupartly in section; Fig. 2 is an enlarged seclar member 10 and be retained in its positional view of the upper portion thereof; tion by means of a sliding sleeve 27.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view of the The lower end of the extension 25 has seintermediate portion thereof; Fig. 4 is a cured in the end thereof, by means of a pin sectional view through one of the ribs, and I 28, a rod 29, the lower terminal of which is T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, Josnrn O. OSTMAN,

a citizen of the United States, residing at Hancock, in the county of Houghton andl State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Umbrellas; and I do hereby declare the follow j ing to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others j skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to new improvements in umbrellas.

An object of this invention is sion of a device of this character be folded so as to require but space in transporting the same to place.

Another object of this invention is to improve and simplify devices of this charac ter, rendering them comparatively simple and inexpensive to manufacture, reliable and efiicient in use, and readily operated.

lVith the above and other objects in view,

and useful Fig. 5 is an enlarged sectional view through threaded, as at 30, for engagement with a the handle. handle 3 Referring to the drawings by characters The upper end of the handle has secured of reference, the numeral 1 designates genthereto a ferrule 32, the opening 33 in which erally my improved umbrella, consisting of is slightly greater in diameter than the exa main standard 2, upon the upper end of tension 25, which permits of the insertion which is secured the usual rib-supporting therebetween of a tapered sleeve 34, which cap 3. Between the various ears 1 comis adapted to adjust the pin 28, and obviposed in the said cap are secured the inner ously prevent its displacement from the exends of the cover supporting ribs 5. tension 25 and pin 29.

A plug 6 is located in the upper end of A suitable cover 35 is secured to the ribs the main standard 2, and has a threaded ter- 5, which obviously completes the umbrella. minal adapted to receive the lower end of The device is folded as follows: The sleeve the drainage ferrule 7 while upon the upper 27 is first moved upward along the tubular end of the standard 2 is located a cover-remember 10, which permits the extension 25 taining sleeve. to be folded upward in parallel relation to A telescoping tip 8 is adjustable in the the said tubular member 10 and standard 2. said ferrule 7 and is adapted to be held in The pawl is then released from the runner its various adjusted positions by means of 22, which obviously permits its downward a threaded locking nut 9. movement, carrying with it the ribs 12 to A tubular member 10 is slidable upon the such a position that the ends 17 will permit 13 and it, the outer of which J the release of the sections 1 1 and allow them to be folded upward in parallel relation to the section 13.

The tip 8, after being released by the locking nut 9, may be slid downward in the ferrule, which obviously reduces the length of the umbrella, by the telescoping relation between the tip and ferrule. The telescoping tip and ferrule serve to catch the water which drains from the umbrella when folded which passes through suitable grooves formed within the sides of the threaded end of the plug 6.

The handle 31 may be removed at will by sliding the sleeve 34L upward along the extension and removing the pin 28.

As the standard 2 is connected to the slide 2" by means of the extension 23 it will be apparent when the spring 18 is removed from the slot 21 that the upward movement of the tubular member 10 causes the standard to be moved in the same direction obviously flaring the ribs 12 outwardly and raising the umbrella.

From the foregoing disclosure it will be manifest that a folding umbrella is provided for which will fulfil all the necessary requirements of such a device.

Having thus fully described this invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A folding umbrella consisting of a standard, ribs pivoted on said standard, a tubular portion incasing said standard, stay ribs uniting said first mentioned ribs and said tubular iember, said tubular member and standard provided with longitudinal slots, a spring catch mounted within said slot and Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each,

secured to said standard, a slide having a plurality of apertures upon one side thereof slidably mounted upon said tubular memher, and a lug formed at the base of said standard engaging one of said apertures in said slide and rigidly securing said slide to said standard, the free terminal of said spring catch extending through said slot in the tubular member and the other aperture in said slide.

2. A folding umbrella consisting of a standard, ribs pivoted on said standard, a tubular portion incasing said standard, stay ribs uniting said first mentioned ribs and said tubular member, said tubular member and standard provided with longitudinal slots, a spring catch mounted within said slot and secured to said standard, a slide having a plurality of apertures upon one side thereof slidably mounted upon said tubular member, a lug formed at the base of said standard engaging one of said apertu res in said slide and rigidly securing said slide to said standard, the free terminal of said spring catch extending through said slot in the tubular member and the other aperture in said slide, means formed adacent the upper terminal of said slot to hold said slide in its extended position, and a hinged joint intermediate said handle and said slide.

.111 testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

JOSEPH O. OSTMAN.

l l itnesses HARRY Bnrmn'r, JAMES DOWDELL.

by addressing the Commissioner of Iatents,

Washington, D. G.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification135/25.31, 135/74, 135/76, 403/100, 135/48, 403/102
Cooperative ClassificationA45B19/10