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Publication numberUS1109520 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 1, 1914
Filing dateJan 14, 1914
Priority dateJan 14, 1914
Publication numberUS 1109520 A, US 1109520A, US-A-1109520, US1109520 A, US1109520A
InventorsFrank B Flower
Original AssigneeFrank B Flower
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Canoe-barrow.
US 1109520 A
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F. B. FLOWER.

CANOE BAEROW.

APPLICATION FILED 11111.14, 1914.

g gg Patented Sept. 1, 1914 which roving inconvenient, and the latter out injurin the canvas of the same, it being engage with the keel and gunwales alone.

FRANK is. FLOWER, or PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

CANOE-BARROW.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. 1-, 1914;.

Application filed January 14, 1914. Serial No; 812,165.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, FRANK B. FLOWER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented new and useful Improvements in Canoe- Barrows, of which the followingis a specification.

This invention relates to a canoe barrow which is adapted to be connected detachably with one end of a canoe and has a supporting wheel adapted to be used in rolling the game along a floor or other supporting surace.

Heretofore it has been necessary, in moving acanoe from the storing rack to the waters edge, to carry the same bodily. When the canoe was empty it could be inverted and carried overhead by one person, but when it was loaded it required two persons to carry the same, each grasping the canoe at one of its ends during this operation. It is oftentimes desirable or even necessary that a person shall carry his boat without help-from any one else. In order to do this, it is necessary to empty the boat and lift the same above the head, or slide the boat along the ground or dock, either of particu arly hazardous to the bottom of the boat.

It is therefore the purpose of my invention to provide a light and yet strong wheeling device, or barrow as it may be termed, which is adapted to be connected readily with one end of the canoe so that one person may lift the other end of the same and wheel it along the supporting surface to or from the waters edge with a minimum amount of labor or inconvenience.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is constructed simple and is composed of few parts which may be cheaply manufactured and are combined in such a manner that the device may be attached readily to a canoe and will support the same efl'ectively with- The invention consists in the features of construction, combination, and arrangement of parts, hereinafter fully described and claimed, reference bein had to the-accompanying drawing, in w ich Figure 1 is a side elevatlon of the device in use upon a canoe, the latter being broken away; Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the same; Fig. 3 1s a transverse sectional View taken therethrough; and, Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the barrow alone.

In the drawing, the numeral 1 designates the body of the barrow which is constructed preferably of a strip of metal or some other suitable material which is bent so as to which latter is secured to the parallel sides of this portion of the body by means of the nuts 5 which are threaded onto the ends of the axle. The upper ends of the strip from which the body is constructed, are bulged laterally as at 6 to provide canoe-embracing arms which conform in contour to the sides of the canoe but are not intended to engage the same, except at their upper ends, which have inbent, gunwale-engaging projections 7. The arms 6 are also inclined upwardly from the U-shaped portion 2 so that the end of a canoe, such as is indicated by the numeral 8 in Figs. 1 to 3 of the drawing, may be inserted between the said arms without turning the portion 2 into such an angle to the horizontal that its cross portion 9 will become engaged with the supporting surface over which the Wheel is adapted to pass.

vThe extremities of these arms 6 are also bent upwardly to a slight extent so as to brin the flat projections 7 into such angular relation to the arms that they will bear evenly against the upper-face of the gunwale.

A transverse chain 10 or the like extends between the sides ofthe U-shaped portion 2 of the body-inwardly with respect to the wheel 3 and is adapted to support the keel of the canoe when the device is applied thereto. The opposite ends of this chain are adapted to beengaged withinthe openings 11 provided in the sides of the body portion 2, there bein a plurality of these openings in each side 0 the said body portion, which are longitudinally spaced and are disposed in alinement with the respective openings in the other side, so that the chain may be adjusted upon the body to accommodate the device to the particular canoe with which it isto be used.

When it is desired to transport the canoe from place to place, the barrow is applied to one end of the canoe so as to mount the same scarring or otherwise injuring the canvas covered body of the canoe.

hat is claimed is:

1. In a device of the class described, thev combination with a boat, of a transporting barrow therefor comprising a body, a supporting wheel'rotatably mounted upon the body, a supporting member provided upon said'body for engagement with the keel of' the boat,a pair ofarms provided upon the said body and being adapted to embrace the sides of the boat, and an inwardly projecting extension provided terminally upon each of said arms for engagement with the upper face of the gunwale.

2. In a device of the class described, the combination with a boat, of a transporting barrow therefor comprising a body, a supporting wheel rotatably mounted upon the body, a supporting member provided upon said body for engagement with the keel of the boat, a pair of arms provided upon the said body and being adapted to embrace the sides of the boat, andan inwardly projecting extension provided terminally upon each of said arms for engagement with the upper face of the gunwale, each extension having its inner end bent angularly for engagement with the inner face of the gunwale.

3. In a device of the class described, the combination with a boat, of a transporting barrow therefor comprising a substantially U; shaped body providing arms adapted to embrace the sides of the boat, a supporting wheel rotatably connected with the body adacent to the cross portion thereof, a keelsupporting member mounted between the arms of the body in spaced relation to the free ends of the same, and inwardly projecting'extensions formed upon the free ends of the arm for engagement with the upper This operation may be per faces of the gunwales, the said arms being bentbetween the keel-supporting member and the supporting wheel to arrange the lower portion of \the body at an oblique angle to the longitudinal axis of the boat when in applied position.

4. In a device of the class described, the combination with a boat, of a transporting barrow therefor comprising a substantially U-shaped body providing arms adapted to embrace the sides .of the boat, a supporting wheel rotatably connected with the body adjacent to the cross portion thereof, a keelsupporting member mounted between the arms of the body in spaced relation to the free ends of the same, and inwardly projecting extensions formed upon the free ends of the arm for engagement with the upper faces of the gunwales, the keel-supporting member being longitudinally adjustable upon the body. g

5. In a device of the class described, the combination with a boat, of a. transporting barrow therefor comprising a substantially U-shaped body providing arms adapted to embrace the sides of the boat, a supporting wheel rotatably connected with the body adjacent to the cross portion thereof, a keelsupporting member mounted between the arms of the body in spaced relation to the free ends ,of the same, and inwardly projecting extensions formed upon the free ends of the arm for engagement with the upper faces of the gunwales, the arms of the body being provided with a plurality of longitudinally spaced openings arranged in trans-' versely alining sets and the keel-supporting member being in the form of a flexible member having hooks provided terminally for detachable engagement within the arm openings'. I

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

FRANK FLOWER. Witnesses:

R. SoALLEReoRD, .Jos. ENTWISLE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification280/47.32, 114/344
Cooperative ClassificationB62B5/0083