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P. S. MEDART.
APPLICATION msn MAR. 20. :919.
Patented July 15, 1919.
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'UNITED sTATEs PATENT oEEioE.
PHILIP S. MEDART, OF ST.LOUIS, MISSOURI, ASSIGNOR TO FRED MEDART MANUFAC- TUBING COMPANY, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, A CORPORATION OF MISSOURI.
Patented July 1 5, 1919.
I ,3()9`8() Specification of Letters Patent.
Application tiled March 20, 1919. Serial No. 283,905.
To all whom t may coince/rn:
lle it known that I, Iuunr S. MEDART, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of the city of St. Louis, State of: Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Back-StOps7 of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a combined back stop and associated ball goal for basket ball gaines, and has for its object To provide a` simple and eflicient structural formation and con'ibination of parts in a. combined bark stop and goal for the game of basket ball, adapted for ready and substantial connection with the stage of an assembly room and thus afford a convenient means for converting such assembly room into a play room for the game of basket ball, all as will hereinafl er more fully appear.
ln the arcompanyiug drawing Figure l, is a front elevation illustrating the association of the present invention with the elevated stage of an assembly room.
Fig. E. is a side elevation ofthe same With parts in section.
Fig. 3, is a plan View.
Like reference numerals indicate like parts in the several views.
Referring to the drawing. l designates the usual ele rated stage or platform of an assembly or like room with which the present improvement is associated.
2 designates a plurality of parts or uprights detachably secured to the floor of the assembly room in adjacent relation to the front of the stage l by socket bushings 3 or other ordinary means of attachment.
4: designates a vertically disposed stop board or plate, preferably of a rectangular' shape, fxedly secured to the upper portions of the uprights 2, and a distance in front of the same by a plurality of approximately horizontal connecting rails or bars 5 as shown more particularly in Fig. 2.
6 designates a ball goal or basket of the ordinary form and construction secured in a depending manner from the central lower portion of the stop board 4 by the usual bracket frame 7 as shown in Figs. l, 2 and 3.
8 designates a plurality of rearwardly eX- teuding inclined brace or stud members secured at their upper and forward ends to the uprights 2, and preferably between upper and lower pairs of the'horizontal connecting rails 5 aforesaid. 1n the preferred arrangement shown in Fig. 2, the lower and rear ends of the brace members 8 are detachably secured to the lioor of the stage l by socket plates or bushings 9, or other ordinary means of attaclunent.
l0 designates guy ropes or rods preferably extending from the rear portions of a lower pair of connecting rails aforesaid, in lateral and oblique directions as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, With their lower ends detachably connected to the door of the assembly room by screweyes or hooks 11, or like couveuient attaching means.
l2 designate turn-buckles forming a part of the aforesaid guy ropes ld, and adapted by their adjustment to tension sa id guy ropes in the operation of erect ing and substantially securing the apparatus in place.
Having thus fully described my said invention what l claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
l. ln a basket ball back stop, the combination of a plurality of uprights adapted to engage in sockets in a Hoor, a stop board fixedly secured to the upper portions of said uprights, inclined braces extending rearwardly .from the upper portions of said uprights. and lateral guy members extending from the upper portions of said uprights to the floor of the room and provided with tensioning turn buckles. su )stantially as set forth.
2. In av basket ball back stop, the combination of a plurality of uprights adapted to engage in sockets in a floor, a stop board iXedly secured in front of the upper portions of said uprights by approximately horizontal connecting rails, inclined bracesextending rearwardly from the upper portions of said uprights, and lateral guy members extending from the upper portions of said uprights to the Hoor of the room and provided With tensioning turn buckles, substantially as set forth.
3. In a basket ball back stop, the combination of a plurality of uprights adapted to engage in sockets in a floor, a stop board Xedly secured to the upper portions of said uprights, inclined braces extending rear- Wardly from the upper portions of said uprights, a depending ball goal secured centrally to the lower portion of said stop board by a bracket frame, and lateral guy members extending from the upper portions of said uprights to the floor of the room and proviilml witli tensioning turn buckles, subtitel tinlly :is Het forth.
1-. fn :L basket bull) back Sto y, the eontbinntion ot :l plurality el' n ni'gl'lts adapted' to engage in sockets in :l lool', :L stop boa-ltd lixedly Secured in front of tlm, upper' portions of seid uprights by upproxmamely l'iori'zontnl connecting:y rails, inclined braces extending rearwardly fvwm tlli'e 1619er pmb tions ol sztid npriglrts, n depending ball goal securedJ Centrally tto t'lie lower portionefSn-il Stop board by n' bracket frame; Antall lafteral guy lnextnlfbers` extending from tf-he' up'p'er per1 tions ot said uprigltts to the o'or of tl room und providbd Witlr teiTSion'rng tlliln" buckles, Substantially ne seti lortln 5. 1n a basket bnlll buck Stop for the stla'ge ot' :m assembly room-r the rombination of at plurality of nprightrsl adapted to rest in sockets in the floor of the' room in nfljaeent rela-tion to the stage thereof, :1 Stf'op" boardi tlxerlly leeeurerl to the upper portfions of'snid' npriglits, 1e;i1\\:\rrlly inrlinefl breces exerldingT from thrnpper portions o'l sn'id nprights to the floor of Said stage, nml lateral guy members extending from the up er portions of said uprghts to the Hoor' e l the, nsee'mlnly room4 und provided' wit-fi tensioning Manns, Substantially as set forth.
6. In u basket ball back Stop for the Stege of sm assembly room, the combination of u plurality of u )ri lits adapted' t`o reet in Soelmlls iw 8M lof the room in adjacent relation to the Stage thereof, a stop board lixedl f secured te' tfle' pm* poition's of @pri its, a, depending, all@ gol secured' eenttrwlflyf if@ M-Iewev' portion of sa 'rdt stopbeafrrl by a Macke@ frame, imllnevlt Emeaextend@ in` rearw'vdlly em* tie upper perviene of em@ upriglli'e to @te ber o eaifl stage, andl lateral guy nlembes'r exftefnclng from the up perV parttime of seid upri'ghfe to ttle floorof ttlie assembly roemV and* provided with tiensioning m'eame, Subsazm'lliaillly sett forftth.
PIFILIP Si MEDAR'F.
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