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Publication numberUS1369747 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 22, 1921
Filing dateJun 12, 1920
Priority dateJun 12, 1920
Publication numberUS 1369747 A, US 1369747A, US-A-1369747, US1369747 A, US1369747A
InventorsJordan Thomas E
Original AssigneeJordan Thomas E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Swing
US 1369747 A
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T. E. ,ORDAN.

SWiNG.

APPLICATION FILED JUNE 12. 1920.

1,369,747. Patented Feb. 22,1921.

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THOMAS E. JORDAN, 0F MALDEN, MAS AGHUSE'I'TS.

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Application filed June 12,

To all whom it may concern:

I Be it known that I, THOMAS E. JORDAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Malden, county of Middlesex, State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in Swings, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawing, is a specification, like characters on the drawing representing like parts.

This invention relates toswings and particularly to swings of that type which are designedto be hung up in the house.

One of the objects of the invention is to provide an improved swing of this type which is suspended from. hangers that are adapted to be clamped to the top of the door frame without injuring the paint or varnish in any way, and also to provide a novel construction which enables the hangers to be anchored to the door frame so securely that they will not become loosened during the swinging operation.

Other objects of the invention are to improve swings of this type in other ways, all as will be more fully hereinafter set forth.

In order to give an understanding of'my invention, I have illustrated inthe drawings a selected embodiment thereof which will now be described, after which the novel features will be pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view showing my improved swing in use and attached to the top of the door frame;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional view on the line 2-2, Fig. 1, showing more clearly the character of the clamp device.

In the drawings, 1 indicates a wall structure having a door opening Q'therein which is surrounded by the usual door frame 3. Such door frames are usually provided at their upper sides with the finish-boards 4 on each side of the wall 1, said boards lying outside of the wall 1, and the upper edge 5 ofthe boards being free and exposed.

My improved swing comprises two hangers 6 adapted to be clamped to the top of the door frame, a flexible suspender 7 secured to each hanger, and a seat member 8 supported by the suspender 7.

The hangers 6 are of special construction designed so that they can be secured to the door frame without injuring the finish of the wood-work, and so that they will be held firmly in place even during violent swing- Speeifieation of Letters Patent. Patented Feb.

1920. Serial No. 388,618. 7 p v ing movements of the swing. *The peculiar construction of these hangers is best seen in F 1g. 2. Each hanger has at its upper'end a relatively short arm 9 provided with a spur or beak 10 adaptedto engage the upper edge 5 of the finish-board 4. 'Each hanger also has at its lower end a longer arm 11 which extends beneath the finishboarcland part waythrough the door opens mg. This longer armhas at'itsenda clampthrough, and the end of which engages a pad 13 havlng a rubber face that inturn engages the under face '14- ofthe door frame,

point. 15 inside of the clamping screw 12.

The clamping screw 12 extends through the arm 11 in such a direction that the 'axis" thereof if' projected would intersect the beak or spur; 10. When the hanger is applied to Y the door frame, the shorter arm 9' with its beak'i's placed on the top edge-56f thefinish-.

board;- and the longer arm is inserted into thev door opening beneath theface :14 of the door frame until the point of suspensionllo for the Suspender comes vertically under;

neath the beak 10. Whenin position the pad-13 will be situated some" distance from the edge of the finish board, and will bear against the face 14 inside of the'finishboard. The tightening 'of the clamping T screw draws the beak 10 firmly against the top edge 5 of the finish-board 4, and thus holds the hanger firmly in position. i

Since the point of suspension 15 for the hangers is directlyunderneath the beak 10 any weight to which the hangers are subjected will come vertically on the upper-arm and will have no tendency to twist the hanger out of place or release it from the door frame.

I find also from experience that owing to the inclined position of the clamping screw 12 the strains to, which the hanger is subjected by the swinging movement of i the suspenders when the swing is in use will; not loosen the hold of the hanger upon the door frame. Hangers having this construction can be readily appl ed to any door frame without in uring or marring the latter, and they will be firmly retained in place 1 during any ordinary use to which theswing is subjected. The engagement of the nose j. 65 ing screw-12 which is screw-threaded thereor beak 10 into the top of the finish-board is no detriment because this top edge cannot be seen.

While any suitable seat may be employed, I prefer to use that shown in the drawings. This seat comprises a rectangularcframe l6 and a flexible canvas member 8 secured at its ends to the top and bottom of the frame, as shown at 17 and 18, respectively. Each hanger 7 is provided with two branches, one branch 19 being connected to the bottom of the frame 16, and the other branch 20 being connected tothe top of the frame 16, This provides not only a comfortable seat, but also a secure seat because when a child is occupying the seat, he is situated between the sides 21 of the frame and the latter assist in holding him in the seat.

WVhile I have illustrated a selected embodiment of my invention, yet I do not wish to be limited to the constructional features shown. 7 7

I claim: 1. In a swing, the combination with two hangers, each having at its upper end a short armprovided with a nose to enga e the top edge of a finish-board at the top 0 a doorway and at its lower end a longer, arm to extend into the doorway, a flexible suspender secured to each longer arm in vertical line with the nose when the hanger is in place, a clamping screw screw-threaded through the end of each longer arm beyond theflexible connection, each clamping screw having its axis directed toward the nose of the hanger, and a seat supported by said suspenders.

2. In a swing, the combination with two hangers, each having at its upper end a short arm to overlie the top edge of the finishboard of a door frame and provided with a spur to engage said edge and at its lower end a longer arm extending into the doorway, of a clamping screw screw-threaded through each longer arm and situated well within the doorway, the axis of each clamping screw being directed toward the beak or nose, a pad interposed between the end of each clamping screw and the under face of the top of the door frame, a flexible suspender secured to the longer arm of each hanger between the clamping screw and the body thereofand vertically beneath the'beak or nose, and a seat sustained by said suspenders.

3. In a swing, the combination with two hangers, each having at its upper end a short arm to overlie the top edge of the finishboard of a door frame and provided with a spur to engage said edge and at its lower end a longer arm extending into the doorway, of a clamping screw screw-threaded through each longer arm and situated well within the doorway, the axis of each clamping screw being directed toward the beak or nose,a pad interposed between the end of each clamping screw and the under face of the top of the door frame, a flexible suspender secured to the longer arm of each hanger between the clamping screw and the body thereof and vertically beneath the beak or nose, the lower end of each flexible suspender having two branches, a rectangular framehaving its opposite end secured to said brackets, and a flexible seat member supported by said ends of the frame.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification297/273, 297/440.11, 297/452.13, 269/46, 248/228.6, 297/277, 248/343, 269/249
International ClassificationA47D13/00, A47D13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47D13/105
European ClassificationA47D13/10D