US 1221596 A
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AvPucATzoN FILED APR.22. ma.
atented Apr, 8, 191'?.
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EUGENE RILEY, 0F WOODRIVER, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 3, 1917.
Application filed Apri122, 1916. Serial No. 92,898.
struction wherein the foot rest can be supported in any desired location about the radiator, and when associated therewith subsequently adjusted to assume different inclined positions to the comfort of the user.
Another important object of the invention resides in the provision of means for .supporting the foot rest proper, which when the foot rest is folded against the radiator in an inactive position, will be wholly disposed fro'm view between the sections of the radiator, thereby adding to the appearance of the latter, as well as eliminating projections or protuberances to catch in the clothlng.
A further characteristic of the invention resides in the provision of a supporting means for the foot rest proper, which is capable of lateral adjustment with respect thereto, accommodate itself to radiators of different widths. A y
The invention further embodies the desired features of simplicity in construction, durability, and is easily manipulated for the purpose intended.
Other objects and advantages will appear as the following description is read in connection with the accompanying'drawings, the invention residing in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts as claimed.
In the drawings forming part of this specication like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views and where- 1n:-
Figure 1 is a front elevation of the foot rest showing the same folded against the radiator.
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional View through the radiator showing the foot rest in a position for use.
Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view of the foot rest showing the manner ,f attaching the supporting means thereto.
to permit the device as a whole to.
Fig. 4c is an enlarged side elevation of the device as'a whole removed from the radiator.
Fig. 5 is a detail view of one of the brackets.
Before entering into a detail description of what is herein shown I desire to have it understood that the same is merely illustrative of one embodiment of the invention to which I do not limit myself, and that such changes in the construction and arrangement of parts may be resorted to when desired as fall within the scope of what is claimed.
As shown in this particular instance use is made of a pair of rods indicated at 10, which are adapted to pass between adjacent sections of the r'adiatorA at remote points. Any suitable means may be employed for holding the rods fixed relatively to the radiator in a horizontal position, but each of the rods is preferably provided with a cross piece 11 constituting a head adapted to bridge the adjacent sections of the radiator at the front thereof, while slidably mounted upon the opposite end of each rod is a similar cross piece 12 adapted to be held in effective engagement with the radiator at the opposite side thereof through the instrumentality of the thumb nut 13 adjustably mounted upon the threaded eX- vtremity of said rods. The rods 10 have their forward ends forked as at 14, kand pivotally receive lugs projecting from the under surfact of the foot rest proper, indicated at 15, which latter is obviously mounted for vertical swinging movement.
One of the lugs as hereinabove mentioned .projecting .from the under side of t-he foot rest proper and pivotally connected with one of the rods 10 is Xed upon the foot rest and indicated at 16, while the other lug adapted for association with the other of said rods 'is indicated at 17 and forms part of a bracket plate 18 which is disposed at right angles toits associated lug 17 as clearly shown in Fig. 5. The bracket 18 is provided with a longitudinally disposed slot 19, and projecting through said slot from the foot rest 'is a threaded pin 20 having associated therewith a thumb nut 21, which parts hold the bracket 18 connected with the foot rest. However by reason of this construction the bracket 18 together with its associated rod 10 can be adjusted toward or away lfrom the other of the said rods Vto permit the foot rest as a whole venient position about the radiator as desired.
With la view of holding the foot rest 15 vin any of its different angular positions, I
preferably employ the arcuate shaped arms 22, which are pivotally connected at one end tolugs projecting from the under side of the foot rest, while each of the said arms is providedy with a longitudinally disposed slot 23 through which projects a pin 24: carried by each of the rods 10 at a point approXimately midway of their length. The.
upper wall of the slot is provided with a longitudinally disposed series of notches 25 adapted to interchangeably engage the pin 24, whereby the foot rest 15 under its own weight can be supported in different inclined positions to the comfort of the user. Oneof the arcuate shaped arms 22 is pivotally connected 'to a fixed lug 26 projecting from the under sidey of the footrest, while the other Vof said arms is pivotally connected to a lug 27 forming a part of a bracket plate 28 adjustably secured to the under side of the foot rest as clearly shown in Fig. 3. The bracket plate 28 is constructed similarly to the bracket plate 18, being provided ywith a longitudinally disposed slot 29 for the reception of a threaded pin 30 projecting from the foot rest and having associated there- 'with a thumb nut 31V for holding the bracket connected with `the foot'rest. The bracket 28'is disposed beneath the bracket 18, adjacent the same side of the foot'rest 15, so that the associated arcuate shaped arm 22 Y can be simultaneously adjusted with its associated rod 10 laterally of the foot rest 15, for the purpose hereinabove mentioned for permitting the device asa whole to accommodate itself yto radiators of Adifferent widths.
The device is not only simple vin its construction, which provides for a quick adjustmentof the foot rest proper, but it will be particularly noted that the means empl'oyed for holding the foot rest'in its different adjusted positions, including` the pin n24 Yand arcuate shaped arm 22, are wholly disposed from View between the sections of the radiator, whenthe foot rest 15 is in the Yest position shown in Fig. 1. This arrangementeliminates all projections or extensions from theradiator whichjwould not only catchY the clothing, but would presentan unsightlyappearance. By merely removing the cross piece 12 and thumb nut 13, the
device-,in its entirety can be easily associated with or removed from the radiator as the occasion may require.
While it is believed that from the foregoing description the nature and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent, I desire to have it understood that the component parts of the invention may be constructed fromsuitable material, and vary in design and proportions without departing from the spiritof the invention.
That is claimed is 1. A device of the class 4described coniprising rods passed horizontally between the sections of a radiator, means for holding each of said rods fixed relatively thereto. foot rest pivotally mounted uponthe forward ends of said rods, a lug projecting laterally fromeach rod, and notched arms pivotally connected to said rest and adapted to engage said lugs to hold the foot rest in different inclined positions.
2. A device of the class described com-` prising vrods passed horizontally between the sections of a radiator, means for holding each of said rods fixed relatively thereto, a foot rest pivotally mounted upon the .forward ends of said rods, a lug projecting laterally from each rod, and arcuate shaped arms pivotally' connected to said rest, each of said arms having a longitudinal slot receiving said lugs and notches for engage ment therewith to hold the foot rest in different inclined positions with respect to the radiator.
3. A device of the class described comprising rods horizontally disposed between the sections of a radiator, a cross piece carried by each rod for engagement with the front of the radiator, a similar cross piece adjustably mounted on the opposite end of the rods for engagement with the opposite side of the radiator, a nut adjustably mounted on the rod for holding the last mentioned cross pieces in adjusted position, a foot rest pivotally mounted upon the forward ends of said rods, a lug projecting laterally from each rod,.and notched arms pivotally connected to said foot rest and adapted to engage said lugs to hold the rest in different inclined positions.
4. A device of the class described comprising a foot rest, supporting rods pivoted at one end to said foot rest, one of said rods together with its pivot being adjustable laterallyV toward and away from the other of said rods, means for holding said parts in adjusted position, said rods adapted 'adapted to engage said lugs to hold the rest in different inclined positions. i
5. A device of the class described comprising a foot rest, supporting rods pvotally connected at one end to said foot rest and adapted' to be passed horizontally between the sections of the radiator, a lug projecting laterally from each of said rods, notched arms pivotally connected to said rest and adapted to engage said lugs to hold the foot rest in adjusted position, one of said rods and its associated arm being oonneeted to the foot rest for adjustment toward and away from the other of said corresponding parts7 means for holding the adjustable rod and arm in a fixed position, and means for holding the rods fixed relatively to the radiator.
In testimony whereof I ax my signature nin presence of two witnesses.
EUGENE RILEY. Witnesses:
GEORGE W. TROUT, N IGK FIANAKAPLOS.
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