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Publication numberUS1230363 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 19, 1917
Filing dateFeb 15, 1916
Priority dateFeb 15, 1916
Publication numberUS 1230363 A, US 1230363A, US-A-1230363, US1230363 A, US1230363A
InventorsWilliam J Baird
Original AssigneeWilliam J Baird
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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1,230,363. Patented June 19, 1917.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed. February 15, 1916. Serial No. 78,481.

To all whom it mayconccrn:

Be it known that 1, WILLIAM J. Bruno, a citizen of the United States, residing, at Paterson, in the county of Passaic and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in SnowGruards, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to snow-guards that include rods, whether in solid form or in the form of pipes, that extend along a roof in substantially parallel relation to one another in such manner that they prevent or deter snow from sliding off the roof, and the invention is directed particularly to rodholding means adjustable to meet the de mands of roofs of different pitches.

The rods are carried in an adjustable standard, and the lowermost rod is utilized as the pivotal member for the standard, in order to secure greater strength than would be had with an ordinary bolt pivot and to obviate the necessity of employing a bolt or other means solely for this purpose.

When read in connection with the description herein, the details of the invention will be apparent from the accompanying drawing, forming part hereof, wherein an embodiment of the invention is disclosed, for purposes of illustration.

Like reference-characters refer to corresponding parts in the views of the drawing, of which- Figure 1 is a side view, the rods being shown in section; and

Fig. 2 is a front view.

Having more particular reference to the drawing, 3 designates a base-plate, preferably of metal, arranged to be secured to a roof, by screws or other suitable fasteners 4c, the plate being adapted to be employed, if desired, in place of a slate or shingle.

A bracket 5 is fixed to and extends upwardly from the base-plate; it is formed in its lower portion with a hole 6; it has an arcuate slot 7 concentric to hole 6; and a series of holes 8 are formed in the bracket outside of slot 7 and in arcuate disposition concentric to hole 6.

The device also includes an adjustable standard 9, which has a somewhat inverted U-shaped form with two limbs 9' connected together at the top. The standard is so formed and proportioned that its limbs s ddle. the bra ket m m er somewh t closely fit against the sides thereof, and it has a longitudinally-arranged series of holes 10 of suitable size to receive and hold guard-rods 11. The hole 6 and slot 7 of the bracket also are of suitable size to receive the rods. The lowermost rod 11 not only passes through the lowermost hole of the standard, but also through the hole 6 of the bracket, whereby that rod operates to connect the standard at its lower end to the bracket and serves as a pivot upon which the standard is swung during adjusting movement. The slot 7 is so positioned that, when the lower rod is in the hole 6 and the'lowermost hole 10, it will register with an intermediate hole 10, in order that the material of the bracket may not interfere with adjusting movement of the standard when a rod is in the interme diate hole; and ordinarily the uppermost hole 10 is above or outside of the boundary of the standard. The standard has a hole 12 in position to register with any of the holes 8, and the standard is held in adjusted position by a bolt 12 or the like disposed in hole 11 and one of holes 8.

It will be seen that, the angle of pitch of the roof upon which the device is to be used being known, the standard can be adjusted to proper position before the device is fastened in place, and, after fastening, when the lowermost rod is to be passed through the lowermost holes in the bracket and standard, if those holes have been displaced from registry during handling, they easily can be returned to proper position by slight movement of the standard; or the adjustment can be made after the rodsare put in thestandard. 7

It is to be noted that this invention not only provides a simple and strong means for holding snow-guard rods, but also one in which one of the rods is used as the pivotal member on which one end of the adjustable rod-holding standard is held, thus obviating the necessity of employing a separate bolt or the like for that purpose.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

A snow-guard comprising the combination of a base, a bracket fixed to and extending upwardly from the base and having a hole in its lower portion and an arcuate slot concentric to said hole and a series of holes outside of said slot arranged in arcuate disposition concentric to said lower hole, a

Patented June 19, 1917.

standard having a lower hole arranged to posed in said holt hole and in one of said register with said lower hole of said bracket last-mentioned holes. 19 and to receive a rod disposed therein and In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature having other rod-receiving holes one of in the presence of two witnesses.

which registers with said arcuate slot, there WVILLIAM Jr BAIRD. being in said standard a bolt-hole arranged Witnesses:

to register with any of said arcuately-dis- RANDAL B. Lewis,

posed holes of said bracket, and a bolt dis- JAMES HIGGINS.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification52/25
International ClassificationE04D13/10
Cooperative ClassificationE04D13/10
European ClassificationE04D13/10