US 1286541 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
C. M. COOK.
FLAGPOLE HOLDER. APPLICATION FILED FEB. 19. 1918.
Patented Dec. 3, 1918.
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Application filed February 19,: 1918. Serial No. 215,161.v
To allwhom it may concerns i e Beit known, thatI, CLIFTON, M. Coon, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New York, inthe county ofNew York and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Flagpole-Holders, of which the followirig is a full, clear,; and exact specification.
This invention relates more particularly to a class of devices whereby flag oles may 'ld ings and other places. i My invention has for its object primarily to provide a holder designed to be employed for carrying the pole of a flag or banner and the like in a manner whereby the flag when unfurled will be prevented from wrapping around the pole by theblowing of Wind; thereby enabling the flag to Wave freely in the air as Well as permitting the flag to be easily unfurled by overcoming the requirement to remove the pole from its holder, in order to disentangle the tie as is incident to the use of certain or inary forms of flag holders. This is accomplished mainly be providing a tubular element in which one end portion of the flag pole is held, and this element is adapted to be mounted on a support so that theelement andthe pole will revolve with the Waving of the flag.
Other objects of the invention are to provide on the tubular element a retaining the line holding the flag member whereb i may be detacha ly fastened to the tubular element so that theflag; with the line may revolve with the rotation of the pole and the tubular element; to provide meansto allow the tubular element to be revolubly mounted on a support; and to provide a flag pole holder of asimple, efficient andidurable construction which may bemade in various sizes and shapes. I e n I y i A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding partszin all the views, the said invention being more fully de scribed hereinafter, and then pointed out in the claims at the end of thedescription.
In the drawlng, Figure 1 is a fragmentary the device and the manner of its sectional view showing part of the window i of a building with one form of holder embody ng my invention] applied thereto as well as showing a flag audits pole mounted inthe device, i i I,
Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary view showing a detail section taken through the device and through part of a flag pole. F is an enlarged fragmentary view showlng a top plan of the retaining member, use for holding the line of the flag.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged detail section taken on the line Iv -IV of Fig. 2. t i 1 Fig. 5 is an enlarged detail section, partly fragmentary, taken on the line V--V of Fig. 2,,and y i y Fig, 6 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional View, partly broken away, showing a side elevation partly in section, of the tubular element with portion of the supporting bracket used in the device; i
The device or holder has a tubular tile ment' or casing 10 which may be made of metal or other material as well as being made in any desired size and shape to allow an end portion of a pole, as 11, havinga line or cable, as 12, removably attaching a fiagorbanner anclthe like, as 13, to the pole so that the flag may be furled and unfurled in the ordinary manner. When the tubular element 10 is made of rnetal parts of the central portion of the tubular ele ment it maybe cut-out, as at 14, in order to lighten the weight of the element, andthe rear end of theelement maybe eXteriorly threaded,as at 15. .On the front end of thetubular element lOis a retaining member 16 serving tofperinit the line12 of theflagto be detachably fastened to the tub lar element. The retaining member 16 is preferably formed of an; annular flange 17 extending laterally from the tubular element, and on the top of this flange are two spaced fingers or arms 18 and 19 which protrudeon alinement in opposite directions cross-wise ofthe tubularv element, wh1le-through thefiange 17 centrally between the arms 18 and 19Ima 1 two spaced orifices 20 and 21. b
On the threaded end 15 of the tubular element is removably screwed a cap 22,
which may be of a length so that its closed end extends somewhat beyond the tubular element, and in a threaded hole in the wall of the cap is a set screw 2f of a length for being rotated into releasable engagement with the flag pole when inserted in the front end of the tubular element, as illustrated. The pole will then be removably fastened in the tubular element so as to revolve with the rotation of the element.
In order to permit the tubular element with the pole and the flag to be removably mounted on a support, suchas the sill 24: of
the window of a building and elsewhere to display the flag, any suitable means may be employed, though I preferably use a bracket,
as 25, which may be of a well known type having a bar, as 26, of a length somewhat less than the length of the tubular element 10. This bar may be made with a straight upper edge, and on this straight edge are two upwardly protruding spaced fixed collars 27 and 28 in which the tubular element 10 is freely revoluble. The collars 27 and 28 are spaced apart at a distance so that the flange 17 of the retaining member 16 movably abuts against the collar 28 and so that the cap 22 of the tubular element 10 movably abuts against the collar 27.. Protruding downwardly and rearwardly from the bar 26 of the bracket 25 is anarm 29 of substantially a semi-circular shape which is preferably of a diamond-shape, in cross seec tion, and inboth of the upper faces of this curved arm are a number of spaced sockets 30. The curved arm 29 of the bracket 25 is movably disposed through a sleeve 31 which is provided on the top of a base or plate 32 having a number of holes therein for reception of bolts of the like whereby the plate may be secured on the sill of a window or other part of a building or other structure, and in a threaded opening in the sleeve is a set screw 34 adapted to be rotated into and out of engagement with one of the sockets 30 of the arm 29 of the bracket 25. The arm 29, bar 26, collars 27, 28, and tubular element 10 may be disposed upwardly or downwardly at a suitable angle for elevating or lowering the flag pole as desired by first releasing the set screw 34 with engagement with the arm 29, and then tightening this set screw following the adjustment of the above mentioned parts.
In practice the device may be applied as a fixtureon the support to allow the flag to be displayed at convenient periods. To apply the flag to the device the butt end of the flag pole is inserted into the flanged end of the tubular element 10 so that the butt of the pole will rest in the cap 22 of the tubular element. By then rotating the setscrew 24 intoengagement with the flag pole it will be held tightly in the tubular element. The
lines which connect the flag to the pole are then passed through the orifices 20 and 21 of the retaining member 16, after which the lines are wrapped over the fingers or arms 18 and 19 of the retaining member. Thus the pole with the tubular element 10 may rotate in the bracket 25 with the waving of the flag, and in this manner the flag will be prevented from wrapping around the pole as is incident to devices of this class in ordinary use.
In the foregoing description, I have embodied the preferred form of my invention, but I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself thereto, as I am aware that modifications may be made therein without departing from the principle, or sacrificing any of the advantages of this invention, therefore I reserve to myself the right to make such changes as fairly fall within the scope thereof.
Having thus described my invention I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. In a flag pole holder, a tubular element for rigidly holding the pole, including a retaining member on the tubular element to allow the line of the flag to be detachably fastened to the tubular element, and said tubular element being supported whereby the element with the retaining member and the pole will revolve simultaneously with the rotary movement of the flag and its line as well as to permit the tubular element with the pole and flag to be adjusted on suitable inclines.
2. In a flag pole holder, a tubular element with means for rigidly holding the pole, including means to also allow the line of the flag to be detachably fastened thereto, and said tubular element being supported whereby the element with the retaining member and the pole will revolve simultaneously with the rotary movement of the flag and its line as well as to permit the tubular element with the pole and flag to be adjusted on suitable inclines.
3. The combination, in a flag pole holder, with an adjustable bracket, of a casing rotatable on the bracket, and having an open end for reception of the pole, means on the casin for removably fastening the pole therein, and spaced orificed fingers on the casing to allow the line of the flag to be detachably fastened to the casing.
4. The combination, in a flag pole holder, with an adjustable bracket, of a casing rotatable on the bracket, and having open end for reception of the pole, and spaced orificed fingers on the casing to allow the line of the flag to be detachably fastened to the casing. 5. The combination, in a flag pole holder, with an adjustable bracket, having two sleeves, and having an open end for recep- This specification signed and witnessed tion of thepole, means on one end of the thisl8th day of February, A. D. 1918. casing for removably fastening the pole L CLIFTON M. COOK. therein, and an annularfiange with spaced Witnesses:
'5 fingers on the casing to allow the line of the W. JONES, flag to be detachablyfastened to the casing. O. KAUFMAN.
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