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Publication numberUS1409609 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 14, 1922
Filing dateAug 17, 1921
Priority dateAug 17, 1921
Publication numberUS 1409609 A, US 1409609A, US-A-1409609, US1409609 A, US1409609A
InventorsStockle Lillian D
Original AssigneeStockle Lillian D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable standard and canopy support for insect screens, netting, and the like
US 1409609 A
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APPLICATION FILED AUG-17,192]- Patented Mar. 14, 1922.



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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 14,1922.

Application filed Augnlt 17, .1921. semi no. 492,98i.

. To allwhomz't may co'ncem."

Be it known that I, LILLIAN D. S'rooKnE,

a citizen of the United States, residing at .Vineland, in the county of Cumberland,

State of New Jersey, .have invented a new and useful Portable Standard and Canopy Support for Insect Screens, Netting, and the like, of which the following is a specifica tion.

My invention consists of a novel construction of a portable standard and canopy sup port for insect or mosquito screens or netting and the like, wherein I provide a suitable standard having means attached thereto for supporting a shelf or shelves, and an electric light, the upper portion of said standard being provided with a novel construction of a head block which supports a novel construction of laterally extended jointed bars, which when assembled constitute alateral frame, which is so constructed that when the bars composing the frame are in their laterally extended position and their ends secured together, a rigid and effective canopy support for an insect netting and sunshade is provided, said head block and lateral frame being constructed so that the. same may be manipulated as a unit, whereby upon removing the head block from its standard and disconnecting the ends of the bars composing the lateral frame, the bars composing the frame structure can be folded or knocked down into a compact package of small compass, which can be readily transported or shipped to any desired point.

My invention consists further of a novel construction of a standard having a foot or base member of novel construction, said standard being provided with sleeves, which serve to support one or more shelves interlocked therewith, one of said sleeves being adapted to support an electric light.

My invention further consists of a novel construction of a head block having recesses and abutments therein, which serve to limit the movement of the outer bars which compose the canopy or screen supporting frame, means being also provided for pivotally supporting diagonal bars and for holding the central laterally extending bar rigidly, so that the contiguous bars can be readily folded thereupon or thereagainst.

It further consists of a novel construction of a frame composed of jointed bars mounted in a head block of novel construction, the construction and collocation of the bars'beng such that when the frame is unfolded or n operative condition, a rectangular canopy or screen support having intermediate angularly arranged bars of great strength and rigidity is provided.

t further consists of novel means for enabling the standard of my device when not desired tobe utilized as a canopy or screen support, to be utilized in winter as a porta ble bedside appliance for serving drinkables and eatables in a bedroom or sickroom, the standard being further adapted b the provision of hooks thereon to be emp oyed as a garment supporting device, In device thus being capable of being utiiized in hot weather as a canopy or mosquito netting support, and in cold weather as a bedroom or sickroom appliance, it being apparent that the component parts composing myinvention which are not used in winter are so connected and collocated with respectv to each other as to admit of their being disconnected from the standard'and taken apart and folded up or packed away in a comparative small storage space.

It further consists of a novel construction of standard, head block and canopy support or frame especially adapted as a support for a fly or mosquito screen, whereby the screen or netting is supported in POSltiOIl by its contact with the frame and all hooks, pins or the like are dispensed with, which precludes the screen from being torn or injured while being positioned upon or removed from its supporting frame.

It further consists of other novel features of construction and advantage, all as will be hereafter fully set forth and pointed out in the claims.

For the purpose of illustrating my invention, I have shown in the accompanying drawings forms thereof which are at present preferred by me, since the same will give in practice satisfactory and reliable results, although it is to be understood that the various instrumentalities of which my invention consists can be variously arranged and or ganized and that my invention is not limited to the precise arrangement and organization of these instrumentalities as herein shown and described.-

Figure 1 represents a perspective view a portable standard and canopy support an its adjuncts embodying my invention, the

- netting or screen being removed. therefrom.

Figure 2 represents a perspective view showing the netting or insect screen positioned upon its lateral supporting frame, and showing the flaps of the screen open.

Figure 3 represents on a reduced scale a front elevation of Figure 2, showing the screen or netting in closed position and the sunshade superimposed upon the top of the insect netting.

Figure 4 represents on an enlarged scale a lan view of Figure 1, showing the manner of assembling the outer and inner angularly disposed bars composing the lateral support showing the manner of attaching a shelf to its'sleeve.

Fi re 9 represents a side elevation of a standard with the head block and canopy frame removed, showing the device as adapted to be equipped with an electric light, lateral shelves and garment supportimilar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts.

Referring to the drawings My invention in its broad aspects comprises a standard having a novel base, and a novel head block, which carries pivotal jointed bars, which when open and securedin accordance with my invention, form a mo uito netting sup ort and in carr ing it out, employ a suita le standard 1, avmg a substantial base member 2 of such r1- gidity as effectively to support the upper detachable head or head block, which carrics the laterally extending frame or jointed bars on which the canopy or nettin is suported, said standard being prefera ly holow for the purposes of lightness and rigidity, and being detachably secured at its lower end to said base 2, which has the feet or foot members 3 and 4 ro'ecting from opposite sides of said stan ar The front foot member 4 is composed of the central web or member 5 having the bifurcated or forked terminals 6, which project laterally inwardly 'a considerable distance further from the standard than the opposite terminals 7 of the rear foot member 3, pry which construction a very rigid and e ective supporting base is produced which rigidly sustains the weight of the canopy frame and canop Before the standard is inserted in the base, I insert it through the upper and lower sleeve members 8 and 9, which are held at the ,de--

groove 15, preferably of dovetail shape in cross section and having at its bottom the pin or abutment 16, as seen in Figure 8.

To the underside of the shelf 14, I secure the elongated bracket or arm 17, which terminates in the head 18, which has the vertical dovetail tongue 19, whose contour corresponds to the dovetail groove 15, said tongue havin the bottom curved seat 20, (see Figure 8% which rests on the abutment- 16, so that when said tongue and groove are assembled, the shelf will be rigidly supported in horizontal position and locked a ainst downward or sidewise movement. f desired, I may emplo two shelves of diiferent sizes, the lar er s elf being designated as 21. Both she ves may be located below the light, as seen in Figure 1, or the smaller shelf may be located above the light and the larger shelf below the light as seen in Figure 2, and said lower shel can serve as a deskor table for writing, serving refreshments or for other purposes. The manner of attaching and supportin both shelves 14 and 21 is the same and wi be understood from Figure 8.

The upp r end of the standard 1 is provided wit a reinforcing ring or collar 22, and within the o ning or seat 23, at the upper end of said standard, I insert the bottom stem 24 of the head block 25, which is held in position by the set screw 26*. The

head block 25 is of special construction, since it is necessary for the same to be of suflicient rigidity to support the laterally extending jointed bars, which constitute the frame 44 which supports the cano y or netting, and the superimposed suns ade, and it is also necessary for the head block to be internall so'constructed as to enable said bars to pivotally supported therein in such a way as to provide abutments to limit the outward movement of the two outer or rear'bars of the frame, so that said bars wall align when in open position, and to retain in fixed position the central bar of the frame, so as to facilitate the folding or knocking down of the other bars of the frame .against each side of said central bar nuts 41.

when it is desired to fold up the frame into a small compact package for convenience in storage or transportation.

The head block 25, as will be understood from Figures 5 and 7 has oppositely located side recesses 26 there n, which are provided with the opposite walls, sto s or abutments 27, best seen in Figure 5. bars 28 are pivoted at the oints 29 within therecesses 26, so that sai bars swing or stand horizontal at all times, and when said bars are in their unfolded position, as seen in Fi res 1, 4 and 5, they-are in alignment and t eir outer terminal edges contact with the walls or abutments 27, so that their extent of movement is limited or arrested when they are in alignment, as will be understood from Figure 5. The central bar 30 is rigidly secured by the pin 31 in the seat formed between the walls 32 best seen in Figure 5, whereby said central bar 30 is held immovably in position with respect to the head block 25. The diagonal bars 33 when the frame is in unfolded or operative position, as seen in Figures 1 and 4 extend radially from the head block 25 and to the outer end of each bar 33 is pivotally secured the outer end of the short bar 34 having the rabbeted end 35, and under this bar 34 is secured the outer end of the bottom or side bar 36, the outer ends of the bars 33, 34 and 36, which are arranged in pairs on opposite sides of the central bar 30 being pivotally secured by the common pin or threaded stem 37, which is provided at its bottom with a wing nut 38, as will be understood from Figure The inner ends of the diagonal or radial bars 33 are pivotally mounted in the head block at the points 39. The outer ends of the bars 28 are provided with the threaded stems 40, which are engaged by the wing The outer end of the central fixed bar 30 and the rabbeted juxtaposed inner ends of the outer bars 34 which overlap, are secured in open or assembled position, seen in Figures 1 and 4, by means of the threaded stem 42 having the wing nut 43.

The position that the bars constituting the frame 44 assume when in their open or operative position will be understood from Figures 1 and 4, the two rear bars 28 being in alignment and their extent of outward movement being limited by the abutments 27,-while the two bars 34 are also in rectilinear alignment and are parallel to the bars 28. The side bars 36 are at right angles to the bars 28 and 34 and are parallel Witheach other, and by the employment of the diagonal bars 33, whose outer ends are connected to the bars 34 and 36 by the common fastening means 37, it Will be apparent that an extremely light, rigid and durable, horizontal or laterally extending skeleton or frame is provided, which when in its open or operahe outer or rear tive position, as seen in Figures 1 and 4, forms a rectangular canopy support, which is effectively braced by the Intermediate bars 33 and 30.

When the wing nuts 41, 43 and 38 are unscrewed, the two pairs of bars 28 and 33 and their adjuncts can be folded against the cen tral stationar bar 30, so that the bars and the head bloc 25 can be handled as a unit, as will be understood from Figures 6 and 7, and can be readily packed in small compass for stowage orvtransportation purposes.

The head block 25 having been secured to the upper end of the standard 1 by the set screw 26, and the frame 44 composed of the bars 28, 36,34, 33 and 30 having been unfolded or assembled, as seen in Figures 1 and 4, the canopy or mosquito netting or screen 45 is then placed in position, and as will be understood from Figures 2 and 3, a

very effective screened enclosure is provided shade or top 46 of suitable material, which can be'provided with the depending scalloped flaps 47, which will give an ornamental appearance to the entire device. 1

By the provision of the rigid rectangular frame 44, it will be apparent that the netting 45 will automaticall drape itself, so as to form a substantially rectangular screened inclosure of ample size, as seen in Figure 3, the front flaps as 48 and 49 over-. lapping when they hang vertically, and the screened inclosure is closed, as seen in F igure 3, or said flaps can be thrown back as seen in Figure 2, when it is desired to have ingress or egress to or from the screened enclosure. The bottom edges of the netting can be weighted as at 53 and secured to the ground or lawn at intervals, as at the points 50, by tent stakes, pins or the like, so that no insects can enter under the bottom of the netting.

In assembling the frame 44 with respect to its standard, I cause the frame to project in the same lateral direction as the elongated feet 6, so that the weight of the upper frame and its superposed netting will be efl'ectively supported-on said elongated feet 6, so that there will be no liability of the frame or standard toppling over. The lower end of the standard is secured in its base by any suitable means as the set screw 52, said standard being readily removed from said base upon loosening said set screw.

It will be seen from the foregoing that my device is readily adapted to-a variety of uses, since it may be erected on the lawn or on a sleeping porch, camp or any other desired point.

In cold weather, when it is not desired to use'the device as an insect screen, the screen and sunshade can be removed and the head block 25 and its adjuncts can be removed from the standard and knocked down or folded up, as seen in Figures 6 and 7. The standard can be equipped with the garment hooks 51 and employe as a bedroom appliance or clothes-pole upon which to hang garments.

The standard 1 with the head block and its adjuncts removed will be especially ada ted to use in a bedroom or sickroom, as said standard can be placed in proximity to the bed, and the light 13 employed for reading or writing purposes, and one of the shelves, as'the larger shelf 21, can be employed as a table to support refreshments thereon, said table bein readily ad usted vertically to the height 0 the bed, and when through using the table, the latter if desired can be readily disconnected from its support, as will be understood from Figure 8.

My novel device is thus adapted to be utilized in whole or in part at all seasons of the year, and is most efficient for the purposes intended.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. In a device of the character stated, a standard, a head block therefor provided with oppositely located recesses, a fold'able canopy supporting frame composed of a central bar fixedly secured in said head block,

and rear bars and diagonal bars having their ends pivotally mounted in said head block,

and means for securing the outer'ends of the bars when unfolded together so that a. polygonal canopy frame is ormed.

2. In a device of the character stated, a

detachable head block having 0 positely located recesses therein and a n ant stem for enablin said head block to i: mounted on a stander a knock-down frame carried by said head block and 'comprisin a central bar fixedly secured in said head b ock, rear bars pivotally mounted in the in said ead block, said recesses being provided with walls servmg as abutments to retain said rear bars in ali cut when open, a pair of diagonal bars plvota-lly mounted in said head block, and side and front bars secured by a common pivot to the outer ends of said diagonal bars, whereby a rectangular canopy frame is formed when said bars are in unfolded position and their outer ends are secured to ether.

3. A s eleton frame for a canopy or netcomposed of a head block, a central bar.

30 %xedly secured therein, rear bars 28 pivoted in said head block, diagonal bars 33 pivoted in said head block, side bars 36 and front bars 34, said bars 34, 33 and 36 having their outer ends secured by a common pivotal connection, said bars 28 and 36 bein pivoted together, and the juxtaposed en of said bars 30 and 34 being fastened together.



ELEANOR A. Lozmn,- C. Srooxm.

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U.S. Classification135/96, 135/99, 135/147, 211/162, 211/193, 135/91
International ClassificationA47C29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C29/006
European ClassificationA47C29/00D