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Publication numberUS1339849 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 11, 1920
Filing dateJun 20, 1919
Priority dateJun 20, 1919
Publication numberUS 1339849 A, US 1339849A, US-A-1339849, US1339849 A, US1339849A
InventorsHerman Johnson, Walker Albert D C
Original AssigneeHerman Johnson, Walker Albert D C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flag, pennant, or banner floating bracket
US 1339849 A
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1,339,849, Patented May 11,1920.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 11, 1920.

Application filed. June 20, 1919. Serial No. 305,493.

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, HERMAN J OHNSON and ALBERT D. C. WVALKER, citizens of the United States, residing at Marion, in the county of Grant and State of Indiana,.have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Flag, Pennant, orBanner Floating Brackets, of which the following is a specification.

This invention is a fiag,epennant or banner floating bracket and @has for its principalv object the production of ,means which will efiiciently hold aflag in an extendedposition even though abreeze may notbe blowing or when the flag is wet.

Another. object of this invention is the production-ofv a flag, pennant or banner floating bracket to which a flag may be releasably connected so that when. the bracket is moved to a position adjacent the upper end ofthe flag pole the flag connected to the bracket will'be carriedin an extended condition.

Another object of the invention is the production of a flag, banner, or pennant floating bracket wherein the minimum number of parts, thus reducing the cost of production and inproducing such asimple. article increasethe efiiciency when-in useby ren- .bracket per seas shownin Fig.1;

Fig. 5 is a side elevation of another :form

of the invention.

In the preferred-embodiment, of themesent invention, attention is invitedto Figs. 1

and t-wherein the vertical bodylO is formed from a strand of wire and is looped at its lower portion to form. a guide eye 11 and near its upper .Bl'ld-i is extendedvin the 'form of-awertical loop 12. The strand'then extends backwardly upon-itself and is twisted to formthe reinforced shank 13 below the vertical loop 12.. The.strand-thenextends afrom theshank 13 and is looped finally to :form the horizontal guide eye 14 at a disbody and arm 15 combineito form asupportfor the rod as will be hereinafter specified, while the reinforced shank 13 extends above the support thus formed. Inorder to reinforce "the outerend of the arm 15 a strand 1'? is provided and this strandor cable 17'has its lower end connected to the loop 16 as shown at 18, while the upper end thereof is connected to the loop 12 formed above theshank 13 as indicated at-19. .Thus

the-:forward end of the arm 15 will be reinforced while .the manner in which the .shank is constructed will hold the same against swinging or. accidental buckling under the strainwhich isbrought to bear when supporting a flag.

The flag 20 may be connected by snap hooks or other suitable detachable connecting elements '21 to the vertical body 10 and the horizontal arm 15. Thus the; flag will be held in an extended condition. The guide eyes 11 and 13 may fit about a flag pole .22, thus allowing the bracket to be moved either upwardly or downwardly along the flag pole as may be desired. The bracket may be raised in any desired manner, similar in the manner-t0 which theflag is ordinarily raised or may be provided with an auxiliary frame which may force the same upwardly or may hold the same adjacent the upperend of the flag pole. When a breeze is blowing a flag in ordinary conditions will be extended 1and under-such conditions a'fiag 21 will also be held in an extended condition. When however there is no breeze or when it is raining'the flagtunder ordinary conditions clings close to the supporting pole. By-employing the present invention however, under such conditions the flag is held extended just as when the breeze isblowing. Thus the flag will be displayed while if it has been wet, during a rain it will more quickly dryoutand thus not only will the beauty of'the-flag be continually displayed but :the life of the flag will be prolonged as well.

By referring to Fig. 2 it will be Jseen'that the vertical body 10' has its lower end looped upon the horizontal guide'eye 11'. The upper end of the body 10 is looped outwardly to form a horizontal guide eye 14' from which the horizontal extending arm 15 extends. This form is therefore quite similar to the preferred above described although it differs in that it does not provide the shank or the strand 17. The flag 20 may be stitched, or otherwise secured as shown at 3 to the horizontal rod 15 and to the vertical body 10'. The eyes 11 and 15 are mounted upon a flag pole 22, while a pin 24 may be carried by the pole and engage the guide eye 11 to firmly hold the flag adj acent the outer or upper end as illustrated.

By referring to Fig. 3 it will be seen that another form of bracket has been disclosed which is particularly intended for use in supporting pennants of various kinds and in thisform the vertical body 10" has a horizontal guide eye 11" at its lower end and a horizontal guide eye 14:" at its upper end. The slanted supporting arm 24: extends beyond the horizontal eye 14! it being noted that the arm 25 slants at approximately an acute angle to the body 10" thus allowing tapered pennants to be secured as shown at 27 to the body 10 and the arm 25. These eyes may be mounted upon the flag pole 22 while the bracket may be raised or maintained to or adjacent the upper or outer end of the flag pole 22 in any desired manner.

By referring to Fig. 5 it will. be seen that another form of bracket has been produced which consists of an angular coupling 28 having a horizontal stick 29 extending therefrom and constituting an arm and a vertical stick 30 depending therebelow and constituting a body. A sleeve 31 is carried upon the lower end of the strip. The sleeve 81 and the coupling 28 has horizontal eyes 32 extending therefrom through which the usual cable 33 extends. Hooks 3A are drawn onto the coupling 28 and sleeve 31 adjacent the eyes 32 whereby the angle of extension of these snap hooks 24 will cause the same to firmly grip the rope 33 to hold the bracket from clipping around the rope and accordingly when the rope is pulled upon the bracket will be moved in the usual manner while a flag may be releasably connected to this bracket when in a desired position.

The present form of the invention just considered isvformed of wood having metal fittings as specified, thus allowing the bracket to be used for supporting flags of very large size, since the construction of this particular form of bracket will materially reduce the weight thereof.

By referring to the drawing and the foregoing description it will be seen that the forms shown in Figs. 1 to l inclusive are constructed as single lengths of wire with the exception of the reinforcing strand 1? shown in Figs. 1 and 4:, while in Fig. 5 the device is formed of strips and cable connecting means and an angular bracket for supporting the flag as above specified.

It is obvious that the present invention may be used for supporting flags of various sizes, from very small to very large flags without departing from the spirit of the invention at least, for under such uses it will only be a matter of size and not of construe tion which will enter into the utility of the device for such purposes. Furthermore, the device may be used for supporting flags of various sizes or designs for advertising purposes or any other use to which the same may be employed without departing from the spirit of the present invention.

It will be seen that the device has been described and illustrated and in each instance is formed of a minimum number of parts and being simple in construction which insures of efficient operation. The device may be retained against the upper or lower end of the pole. The flag may be releasably orfixedly engaged with the bracket and when in position will be positively held in an extended condition for the purposes specified.

The foregoing description and the drawings has reference to the preferred or approved form of our invention. However, it is to be understood that we may make such changes in construction and assembly of parts, materials, dimensions, etc., as may prove expedient and fall within the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus fully described our invention what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A device of the character described comprising a bracket formed from a single strand of wire, a securing element formed upon said body and the free end of said element being extended angularly with relation to said body, whereby the edge of the flag may be secured to said free end.

2. A device of the character described comprising a bracket formed from a single strand of wire and including a vertical body, a securing element formed adjacent the lower end of said body, a loop formed at the upper end of said body, the wire be-v ing extended along said body to a point a distance above the securing element and extended to form a second securing element, the wire being extended angularly with relation to the body to form a supporting arm, a loop formed in said arm adjacent its free end, and a brace connecting said loop with the loop at the upper end of said body.

3. A device of the character described comprising a horizontal strip, a depending strip having connection with said horizontal strip whereby a flag may be mounted thereon, horizontal guide eyes. extending from said depending strip, and hooks fixed upon said depending strip adjacent the basis of said eyes, thus allowing the hooks to grip an element passing through said eyes for holding the bracket in an adjusted position.

4. A device of the character described comprising a bracket formed from a single strand of wire and including a vertical body coiled at its lower end to form a horizontal guide eye such body being extended and looped back upon itself to form a loop at its upper end, said body being twisted together below said loop downwardly for a distance to form a reinforced shank, tho

1 strand then extending to form a horizontal guide eye in alinement with the first mentioned guide eye, said strand then extending forwardly from said second mentioned guide eye to form a supporting arm.

5. A device of the character described comprising a bracket formed from a single strand of wire bent approximately intermediate its ends to provide a pair of angularly disposed flag supporting arms, whereby a pair of edges of a flag may be secured to said arms.

In testimony whereof we aflix our-signatures in presence of two witnesses.




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U.S. Classification116/174
International ClassificationE04H12/32, E04H12/00
Cooperative ClassificationE04H12/32
European ClassificationE04H12/32