US 1219386 A
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C. T. FERNANDEZ.
COMBINED CANE AND FLAG SUCK.
APPLlcMloN FILEDl MAY24,1915.
AWAWAMNAVA Pante Mal. 13
@Hoff/wcm? CHARLES T. FERNANDEZ, 0F ROXBUBY, MASSACHUSETTS.
COMBINED CANE AND FLAG-STICK.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patnted Mar. 13, 1917.
Application filed May 24, 1915. Serial No. 30,147.
To all whom z't may concern Be it known that VI. CHARLES T. FERNAN- Dnz, a citizen of the United States, residing at Roxbury, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in Combined Canes and Flag-Sticks, of which 'the following is a specification.
This invention relates to canes and more particularly to combined canes and flag sticks.
The principal object of this invention is the provision of a device of this character wherein the Hag or other emblem is simply and efficiently arranged within the cane so that it may be withdrawn for display in parades, exercises and similar occasions.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a cane of this character having a tubular sheath within which the flag may be wound and also having means for winding the flag within the sheath in either direction. Provision is also made for readily removing the Hag so that various types of flags may be used with one cane or old ags renewed when necessary.
Further objects of the invention will appear as the following description is read in `connection with the accompanying drawing, which forms a part of this application, and in which:--
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved combined cane and flag stick and showing the flag displayed.
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the upper portion of the device.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the binding cylinder and associated locking pin.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the slotted end of 'the flag cylinder.
Referring now to the drawing` in detail,
the numeral l designates the improved combined cane and flag stick as a whole which includesa cane body 2 provided at one end with a reduced extension 3 received within one end of a flag cylinder 4 having extending longitudinally 'thereof between its ends a slot 5, said flag cylinder being connected with the extension 3 on the cane body by means of a ferrule 6. The flag cylinder 4 has formed thereon adjacent its upper end a circumferentially extending bead 7 forming interiorly of the flag-cylinder an annular groove 8, said upper end of the flag cylinder having formed therein at diametrically opposite points slits 9 which extend longitudinally of the flag cylinder from theupper end to a short distance below the bead 7 and provide the flag cylinder with a plurality of spring fingers 10.
A tubular binding member 1l is arranged within the flag cylinder 4, said binding member having a slot 12 extending longitudinally thereof throughout its length and provided adjacent each end with a bead 13 forming seats for rollers 14 and lhaving ,openings therein through which the respective end portions of the tubular binding member are passed, said rollers serving as bearings and spacing the tubular binding member from-the peripheral wall of the flag cylinder. slightly greater in diameter than the roller 15 is arranged within the flag cylinder and extends slightly within the groove 8 while the portion of the tubular member which extends beyond said roller is attened to form an operating head 16 for turning the binding member within the flag cylinder.
A locking pin 17 which is`adapted`to be passed through a hem on a. flag to be used in connection with lthe combined cane and lflag stick is received within the tubular binding member 11 and is provided at one end With a head 18 by means of which the locking pin may be withdrawn from the tubular binding member, said head also assisting in retaining the roller 15 on the binding member.
A winding key 19 which is adapted t0 serve as a `head for the combined cane and flag stick is provided with a shank 20, one end of which is adapted'to be received within the upper end of the flag cylinder 4 and is provided with a slot 21 to receive the operating head 16 on the tubular binding member.
The shank 20 has secured thereto a sleeve 22 which extends beyond the slotted end of the shank and'is provided in its extending portion with a circumferentially extending bead 23 forming interiorly of the sleeve an annular groove 24 of greater diameter and height than the bead 7 on the flag cylinder 4 and in which said bead 7 is received when the winding key is operatively engaged with the'tubular'binding member 11 to turn the same in the flag cylinder.
Vhen it is desired to apply a Hag to the improved combined cane and flag stick as shown in Fig. l in the drawing, the wind- The roller 14 which is ing key 19 may be removed from the beaded l end of the flag' cylinder-'and the binding v member removed therefrom, it, of course,
being understood that the slots 9 permit the fingers 10 to be moved toward each other as the winding key is withdrawn from the Hag cylinder and also permit the fingers to be spread apart during" the passage of the roller 14 through the beaded. end of 'the cylinder. The locking pin 17 1s now withdrawn from the tubular binding member 11 and passed through the hem on the flag after which the pin is again replaced in the binding member with the flag passing through the slot therein and wound about the binding member after which the binding member is positioned Within the flag holder.
The winding key is now connected with the beaded end of the flag cylinder and the `shank on the winding key engaged with the tubular binding member and if found desii-able, the winding key may be turned to cause the flag to unwind from the binding member and pass through the slot 5 in the flag cylinder into which it may be again drawn by rotating the winding key in the opposite direction.
Through the above described construction of the winding key and Hag cylinder, it will be seen that when the portion of a flag extends through the slot 5 in the flag cylinder, the winding key may be moved an annular groove interiorly of said cylinder, a flag carrying member arranged within said cylinder and having bearing rollers thereon with one of said rollers extending slightly within said groove, and a winding key for connection with said iag carrying member engaging said bead.
2. In a device of the class described, a cane body, a ag cylinder carried thereby and having spaced and longitudinally extending slits opening out through one end thereof, a bead on said cylinder arranged between the ends of said slits, a flag carrying member within said cylinder, a winding key to be engaged with said flag carrying member engaging the slitted end of the cylinder and the bead thereon, and bearing rollers on said fiag carrying member for spacing the same from the inner wall of said cylinder with one of said -rollers 'extending slightly within said bead.
3. In a device of the class described, a cane body, a flag cylinder connected with one end thereof and having spaced and longitudinally extending slits opening out through one end of said cylinder, a locking bead on said cylinder arranged between the ends of said slits and forming an annular groove within said cylinder, a flag carrying member withinv said cylinder having bearing rollers with one of said rollers extending slightly within said groove, a winding key slidably mounted on the end of said cylinder to engage with the flag carrying member, and a bead on said winding key engageable with the bead on the flag cylinder.
In testimony whereof I aiiix mysignature in presence of two witnesses.
CHARLES T. FERNANDEZ.
FRANCIS J. PERRY, WILLIAM L. DO ONAN.