US 1325807 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
H. M. SIEMANN.
APPLICATION FILED APR. 26. I919.
1 325,807. Patent-ed Dec. 23, 1919.
WITNESSES INVENTOI? H M SEW/mu lit) HENRY MORTIMER SIEMANN, OF FORT LUPTON, COLORADO.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed April 26, 1919. Serial No. 292,799.
able support capable of engagement by the holder, my object being the provision of a simple inexpensive device of this nature which may be readily and effectively constructed of a single section of wire and which will, in addition to its flag supporting portion, include clasping portions adapts for engagement with any suitable support in order to maintain the holder in operative position.
lln its more specific aspect, my invention resides in the features of construction and arrangement to be now described with respect to the accompanying drawing, form ing a part of this specification, and wherein: Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating one of the practical applications of my invention, and i I Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the improved holder proposed by my invention.
Referring now to these figures, my invention provides a holder capable of self-su port in connection for instance, with t 1e radiator cap A of the radiator B of a motor vehicle and the like, by virtue of its clasping arms 10 and 11 having curved clamping portions 12 and 13 ad fitcent theirfree ends and offset with respect thereto, in order to form intermediate vertically disposed shoul der portions 14 and 15, whereby to steady tilt tti
the complete holder in its engaged position as shown-in Fig. 1, the extremities of the curved-clamping portions 12 and 13 opposite the vertical shoulders 14 and 15, being upturned as indicated at 16 and 17, in order to cooperate with the shoulders 14 and 15 -for the purpose stated.
The arms 10 and 11 as thus constituted, are portions of a single section of wire from which the complete holder is constructed, the remaining portion of the holder being in the nature of a vertically disposed helical coil 15, with the lower end of which one end of the arm 10 is integral, and with the upper end of which the adjacent end of the arm 11 is integral, the latter having a vertical section 19 projecting longitudinally through the coil 18 for this purpose.
Thus it will be noted that due to the pal ticular formation described, and the fact that the arms 10 and 11 are in crossed relation at a point adjacentthe lower end of the engaging coil 18, the said arms 10 and 11 are under tension at all times to move toward one another by virtue not only of the inherent qualities of the material from which they are formed, but from theaction of the coil 18 as well, particularly; when the staff of a flag or other device to be supported is extended through the coil 18, and the latter expanded slightly by virtue thereof.
It is obvious that a holder constructed in accordance with my invention may be read ily and inexpensively manufactured, and that it is capable of a wide range of use of which Fig. 1 is merely an example. It is further to be noted that the coil 18 admits of the reception of flag staffs or sticks of different diameters, and that the clasping arms are capable of engagement with supports of various diameters throughout even a wider range than that accommodated by the coil 18.
I claim: a
1. A holder of the character described, consisting of a helically coiled section of wire having extensions at the opposite ends of its coil, one of said extensions being bent to project longitudinally through the. coil to a point adjacent the other extension,
said extensions projecting laterally from one end of the coil in crossed relation to form claspiiig arms, and said claspingarms having curved clamping portions adjacent their free ends.
2. A holder of the character described, consisting of a helically coiled section of wire having extensions at the opposite ends of its coil, one of said extensions being bent to project longitudinally through the coil to a point adjacent the other extension, said extensions projecting laterally from one end of the coil in crossed relation to form clasping arms, and said clasping arms having curved clamping portions adjacent their free ends, and having intermediate angular portions for the purpose described.
3. A holder of the character described,
Patented Dec. 23; 1919.
consisting of a helically coiled section of wire tensions projecting laterally from one end of the coil in crossed relation to form clasping arms, and said clasping arms having curved clamping portions offset therefrom 10 adjacent their free ends to form inter mediate shoulders the extremities of said curved clamping portions being bent angularly opposite to, and adapted to cooperate with. said intermediate shoulders of the arms.
HENRY MORTIMER SIEMANN.
\Yitnesses JOHN E. PI-IILPOTT, G. A. PORTER.