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APPLICATION FILED NOV. 1, 1913.
1,1 17,491. Patented Nov. 17, 1914.
ELIAS HORNUNG, OF \VEST NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY.
Application filed November 7, 1913.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Ennis HonNUNe, a citizen of the United States, residing at West New York, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Umbrella-Stands, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact specification.
This invention relates to means for bold ing umbrellas, canes and the like.
The main object of the invention is to provide means oi the character described which shall securely hold the article placed in it, which shall be simple in construction, pleasing in appearance, of low cost of manufacture and permit easy insertion and withdrawal oi the article.
Ancillary objects of the invention will appear hereinafter.
In the accompanying drawings which illustrate the invention, Figure 1 is a top plan view of a holder; Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the device shown in Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a view, on an enlarged scale, of a portion of the apparatus shown in Fig. 1, but with certain of the parts in section and with a section of an umbrella handle, cane or the like, in the position which it occupies when being inserted or removed from a holder; Fig. l is a side View of one of the pair of holding members, looking in the direction of the arrow in Fig. 3; and Fig. 5 is a front View of the holder in conjunction with a drip pan for receiving the lower end of the cane, umbrella or like article, and catching the drip of umbrellas, showing umbrellas and a cane in position.
Referring to the drawings, the base plate 1 is stamped up from a metal sheet so as to have flanges 2 turned up at its edges. These flanges serve to space the plate away from any support to which it may be secured. The plate mav be secured to a support by means of screws entered within the holes 3 and penetrating the support. The base plate has perforations or holes formed in it at 4. Through each or these perforations extend a pair of holding members adapted to secure the umbrella, cane or the like, in position. Each of these holding members may be stamped out of a metal sheet and has the flanges 5 and 6 at the edges. These flanges extend beyond the portion 7 at the outer end of the member as is clearly shown in the right-hand holder of Fig. 3 and the extended portions of these flanges form sup- Specifieation of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 17, 1914.
Serial No. 799,646.
ports for the end of a pin 8 forming a pivot for a roller 9. The flanges terminate at a point at the front of'the base plate 1 and the member isbent at an angle where it passes through the base plate, a tail 10 being formed at the back of the base plate. Bearing upon the tails of the members are flat steel springs 11 which tend to press the tails toward the base plate and force the front ends of the holding members of each pair together. These springs at the back of the base plate are secured thereto in any suitable manner as by means of rivets 13. Ex-
cept for the springs at the end of the device, each of the steel springs 11 is secured intermediate its ends and these ends serve to depress the tails of two holding members of adjacent pairs. It will be observed that the holding members substantially fill the hole in the base plate through which they pass and are secured in position by the sides of the perforation and each other, no pivot being necessary to permit the turning of the members and to hold them in position. This reduces the number of parts and simplifies and lessens the cost of construction. At the right-hand holder of Fig. 3 the members are shown pressed together, while in the leftdiand holder of that figure the movement of the members away from each other to permit insertion or removal of the handle of the cane or umbrella is illustrated. It will now be apparent that in order to place the article in the holder it is simply necessary to place the handle against the two rollers of a pair of holding members and press inwardly. The members of the pair will then be forced apart, friction, being avoided by means of the rollers, and the handle will be entered within the holder which will be then snapped together by the springs 11 and the article held in position. \Vhen it is desired to remove the article, the handle is pulled outwardly when it will come against the rollers, and the rolling members will be forced apart allowing the handle to pass out.
Referring to Fig. 5, the drip pan 14 may be secured to the wall beneath the holder by means of screws passing through eyes 15 into the wall. Under some circumstances it might be thought unnecessary to employ the pan and the lower ends of the umbrellas or canes might rest upon the floor.
It will be observed that substantially all of the parts ofthe holder, in fact all except the rollers 9, may be stamped out from sheet metal whereby the cost is greatly lessened. It will further be observed that the tails of the holding members and the springs are mounted within the recess or space at the back of the holders, so as to be out of sight, so that the neatness and pleasing appearance of the device is enhanced.
lVhile the invention has been illustrated in what is considered its best application, it may be embodied in other structures without departing from its spirit and is not, therefore, limited to the structure shown in the drawings.
Having thus described my invention, I declare that what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent,'is
1. In a stand for umbrellas, canes and the like, the combination with a base plate, of a pair of holding members turning therein, each of said members having flanges along its longitudinal edges, said flanges extending beyond the body to form extensions at the front end, a roller pivoted to said extensions and means secured to the inner wall of the plate and pressing upon the portions turning therein to hold the forward ends of said members together. i
2. In a stand for umbrellas, canes and the like, the combination with a base plate havin flanges spacing the front of said base plate from a support,said base plate having a hole, a pair of holding members extending through said hole, each of said members having its tail end at the back of said base plate bent at an angle to the portion at the front of said base plate and flat springs located in the space inclosed by the support, flanges and front of the base plate, said springs pressing the tail ends of the members into contact with the inner wall of the plate to force their forward ends together.
3. In a stand for umbrellas, canes and the like, the combination with a base plate having a hole, of a pair of holding members extending through said hole, each of said members having flanges along its longitudinal edges at the front of said base plate, the portion of the member back of the front of said base plate being without such flanges and bent at an angle to the portion at the front of said base plate, and flat springs bearing upon said members back of the base plate tending to hold the forward ends of said members together.
4. In a stand for umbrellas, canes and the like, the combination with a base plate having holes and flanges adapted to space the front of the base plate from its support, a pair of holding members extending through each of said holes and substantially filling the same, each of said members having flanges along its longitudinal edges, said flanges extending forward of the body to form extensions, the tail end of the member extending back of the base plate being bent at an angle to the portion in front of the base plate and being without flanges, a roller pivoted to saidextensions, and flat springs secured to the back of the base plate intermediate of their ends and between adjacent holders, the ends of a spring bearing upon the tail ends of members of adacent pairs.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature, in presence of two witnesses.
ELIAS HORNUNG. Witnesses:
ALBERT MI'iLLER, PETER GENSHEIMER, J r.
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