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Publication numberUS1259847 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 19, 1918
Filing dateApr 14, 1917
Priority dateApr 14, 1917
Publication numberUS 1259847 A, US 1259847A, US-A-1259847, US1259847 A, US1259847A
InventorsGillam D Godwin
Original AssigneeGillam D Godwin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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' r vlamented Mar. 19,191& E 29 I I I I I l 4 Gill/(1772B. Godwin,



X sror.

Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Mar. 19, 1918.

Application filed April 14, 1917. Serial No. 161,978.

set position.

The device is especially applicable to mirrors'that are setin bureaus washstands, dressers, etc. although the device might equally well be applied to a swinging window or transom.

One of the objects of my invention is to provide a stop that exceedingly simple in structure that may be quickly and readily applied to the article to which it is to be attached.

Another object of my invention is to provide a stop as herein shown that comprises but practically three parts; that is two attaching members and a spring positioned in one of them. i

Still another object of my invention is to provide a stop wherein both members of the stop form a bearing'for the .article to which the same is attached, or in other ber may be easily replaced if for any reawords, it is not necessary to provide both a supporting means and positioning means as the members perform both functions.

Still another object of my invention is to provide a stop wherein the spring'memson it would become wornor lose its resiliency. s

With these and other objects in view my invention consists in certain new and useful improvements and combinations of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claims.

Referring now to the drawings, Figure 1 is a rear elevation of a swinging mirror showing my improved stop in position.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the stop.

Fig. 3 is a side elevation of one of the members of the stop.

Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the other member, and

Fig. 5 is a top plan of the member shown in Fig. 4.

In the drawings: Referring first to Fig. 2 it will b seen that my improved stop consists of broadly two parts one of which I call the spring retaining member 1, and the other the supporting member 2. The spring member 1 is preferably rectangular in shape and having two cut out portions 3 and 45 at itsrear surface. This member 1 is preferably bulged at its outer central portion as at 5, and is providedwith an opening 6 for the reception of a pin 7 which is secured to the'member 2 and which will be hereinafter referred to. This member isalso provided with two openings 8 and9 for the reception of screws 10 which fasten the member 1 to the posts or supports for a mirror frame, or to any other member to which the same is to be attached.

In the cut out portions 3 and 4 and sur rounding these openings 8 and 9 are the flanged portions 11 and 12 for the reception of the ends of a'spring 13. By providing these flanged portions 11 and '12 the spring will remain in the member 1 even though the screws are not in the openings 8 and 9. This spring 13, maybe bent in various shapes but as shown in the drawings. by

having it firstrformed in a downwardly, extending loop 1st and then an upwardly extending loop 15, a greater resiliency is obtained, than by providing simply one loop;

At the lower extremity of the loop 15 the sprlng curves inwardly as clearly shown in Fig. 5, and'is humped around the pin 7 as shown at'16 and finally'brought inwardly and the end secured around the flanged por tion 12. Y

'Referringnow to the supporting portion 2, it will be seen that a base plate 17 is provided in which there are openings for the screws 18 and formed on this base plate and at right angles thereto is the hemispherical portion 19 which has provided on its face aplurality of radial serrations 20. These serrations are simply deep enough for thereception of the spring-13 so that when force is exerted on the mirror the spring will be forced in and out of the said serrations.

The pin 7 is fastened in the center'of this .hemispherical portion 19 and as before mentioned is adapted to slip within the opening in the member 1.

It will'be seen that when it is desired to tilt the mirror and have the sameremain in its tilted position, the frame is swung with the member 2 thereon and the sprlng 13 W111 be forced in and; out of the adjacent Serrations, and afterthe frame has reached the desired position,as the spring will be pressed tightly into one of these serrations, it will hold the mirror in this position until the mirror frame is again pushed with the hand.

lFrom the foregoing it will be seen that the stop isone that may be quickly and easily applied, has but few parts and that if for any reason it is desired to remove the spring, it may be easily done, and by looping the said spring as shown a relative great resiliency is obtained.

It is to be understood that many minor changes may be made without departing from the spiritand scope of my invention and although I have shown the same as attached to a mirror, it may be equally as well used on swinging windows, transoms, or other similar articles.

laying thus described my invention what I'claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A stop comprising two members, one of said members provided with a spring and means for holding the spring in said memher, the other member provided with a plurality of radial serrations to receive the said spring and saidspring having its contacting ,member positioned parallel with respect to one of the two members.

2. A stop comprising a spring retaining member and a supporting member, a spring in first said mentioned member extending outwardly beyond the side of said member and adapted to contact with radial depressions in the said supporting member, a pin tle in one of said members and extending into the other member, the contacting portion of the said spring extending in the same vertical plane as that of the said members.

3. A stop comprising two members, one of said members having a hemispherical portion formed thereon with radial serrations in its fiat face, the other of said members being provided with a spring having a downwardly and upwardly extending loop and adapted to contact with the radial serrations in the other of said members.

i. A stop comprising two members, one of said members having cut out portions on its rear face and a spring located in said out out portions, means for retaining the ends of the spring in their proper position and said spring being formed at its upper end with a downwardly and upwardly extending loop.

5. A stop comprising in part a member having cut out portions at its rear and sleeves in said out out portions for the reception of the coiled ends of a spring, said spring being formed with a downwardly and upwardly extending loop and then extending inwardly and then parallel with said member and then inwardly to said sleeve portion.

In testimony whereof I aiiix my signatln'e.


copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the "Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G. i

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U.S. Classification16/334, 248/478
Cooperative ClassificationE05D11/1042