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Publication numberUS1414616 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 2, 1922
Filing dateDec 7, 1920
Priority dateDec 7, 1920
Publication numberUS 1414616 A, US 1414616A, US-A-1414616, US1414616 A, US1414616A
InventorsBeehler William Henry
Original AssigneeBeehler William Henry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1414616 A
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, unirse stares hamsters wiLLiAivi: 'HENRYl BEEHLER, er BALTIMORE, MARYLAND..

To'aZZ 'whom t mag/concern.'

Beit known that I, WILLIAM a new and useful Canopy, of which the fol-1r lowing is a specification.

My invention relates to canopies designed especially as a mosquito or fly screen for use in connection with baby carriages, beds, etc., Vfor the protection and comfort of babies and children.l e

The primary object of the invention is ythe provision of a device of the character noted which will bev comparatively lightin weight, economical in cost of production, sim le in construction and operation, manipulate@ `with facility, and when folded or compacted 'will `occupy smallspace and maybe suspended or hung'up when not in'use,v thus providing a convenient and desirable article of-this nature which performs its required'"functic'n'is` v corners ofthe base bloclrare notched as at 7 ondiagonal lines 'radiating lfrom the center* of thebase, to rece-ive the yflattened vertically disposed, perforated ends 5 of the ribs. Along-the exterior ends and sides of the block in a comparatively* perfect manner.

i With the above objects in view struction, land combinations and arrangements of'parts as will hereinafter be more fully described and'cla'irne'd.,

y In the accompanyingfdrawings I have illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of my invention in which theparts are combined and arranged according to the best mode l have thus far' devised for the practical application of the principles of my invention.

Figure 1 is a tional view of the device, with the canopy extended or open.

Figure 2 is an enlarged view in elevation,

partly in section, showing the operating parts of the device in closed position.

Figure 3 is a still further enlarged view of the operating parts of the device, shown in perspective, in position assumed when* the canopy is open and ready for use.

In the preferred form of the invention as" illustrated'in the drawings, the device is ofV formed as afdomeflike` rectangular' shape, structure, and provided with four radiating ribs designated by the' numeral l, fashioned inthe nature of the usual umbrella orjparaf 4 sol ribs, to support the covering orfcanopy Y SpecicatonofLetters Patent.: w1

H. BEEHLER, ac itizen of the United States of America, residing at Baltimore in the county of Bal'--` improvements lin V the inv'en tion consists incertain novel features of con,`

longitudinal, vertical, sec-l f' Q'of mosquitonetting or other suitable teri'al. At the free ends of theribs, which whenl the canopy isopen or distended are orborder 3 is provided for retaining the free tape av ruffleill of ornamental character im# e* Y'Patented'li/lay 2,1922n' 'Apiiiicatioainefi December 7, ieao. serial nq. 428,983. 'i

Vv e disposed in rectangular formation, a tape, i'

ends of the ribs and maintaining the correct Y vshape of Vthe canopy,`and below'the border ,60 parts a 'finished vappearance to the canopy,

The body of the canopy-may be of `any suit-f'- able material as bobbinet, or other 'nettin, g,",y

and the border or restraining tape 3 is of flexible material of V.suiicient strength'and durability for holding the resilient ribs to their proper positions.

The inner Vends of the four ribs are fiat#V`V tened and perforated as at 5 in k*customary manner, andvpivoited to the basemember 6 which is 'a 'flatfrectangular metallic block,

of comparatively large dimensions whichis fashioned from a'blanlr rod or bar, by shearingk into the required lengths, and; the four or base are provided grooves 8 -which stop adjacent they corners of the block`l and terpassing around the exterior of the base, but

through its perforated corners, retains the ends 5, permitting them to have a pivotal motion on the wire in the notches of the base when the canopy is opened vor closed.

The base is formed rig-any with the miou-Y lar runneror slide sleeve 10, preferably ofv metal" and securedv to the base in suitable manner-to yforman integral structure, and

` ythese parts or elements, the base' and' runner,

are' joinedV and' reinforcedv by duplex loops 11', formed of wire and disposed perpendicularly to the base along the longitudinal center'thereof, with itsends 12 firmly secured to the base. At; 13 a central coil is formed in the wire about rthe runner or" slide. sleeve,

aridin this manner a wellbraced, rigid Struc,1


' ture is provided, the-two loops alfordingl Vfinger holds or handles for use in' opening Y 15 at one end,' beyond the slide or runner,-

' which, in addition to providing an abutment-- and closing the canopy.

The runner is slidable on the center rod- 14, which is fashioned with an integral loop limit the movement of the runner, Valso forms a hand piece complementary to the duplex loops oftheV runner, thus enabling the Yoperator to grasp the respective loops with the lingers, and protectingfthe fingers from the danger'of pinching while operating the f device.Y .Y Y VBelowthefrunner and its 112156, and atr the..

end opposite thefloopl, the rod 14 has a head 16 rigidly secured thereto, the ,headbe The rectangular headV 16. has four notched cor- Y in. angular passages. o1'. openings 18', for the head.

w-ire y19, and' the'lower end ofthe rod 14 is'V passedthrough a central openin in the head Vand riveted thereto as at 2 0 in figurev 2,. to

form a rigid joint between the rod and its VThe head 16 l l porting ribs 1 through the instrumentality. of

vfour distending short ribs21, which radiate from thefour corners of the head and are fashionedwith flattened, perforated ends/22 slippedinto the notches 17jof the head, and j 1 retained there by the wire19` which esv around the lgrooved head, through the.

passopenings 18 and Ythrough the-ends of the short ribs 21 to pivot the Vribs `to thehead.

Theshort-ribs are connected to thelonger, "supporting ribs by means of the attaching clips secured to the latter ribs, and the pivotalconnection is made at 24.

In'operating` the canopy to open :it :for

' use. or close it the duplex loops'll andthe singlek loop 15 are grasped by the fingers and thumb respectively of a hand, and by drawingthe'duplexy loop and the single loop 'tially' parallel with the rod 14, to horizontal together, thel runner is drawn toward theV loop 15, sliding upwardly on the rod 14. yIn consequence of this action and' simultaneous` ly therewith the four supporting ribs are -spread apart to the: position shown in fig-r u-res 1 and'B, and the distending or. short ribs l21 are .stretched from Aposition substanposition perpendicular thereto, and the con.-

tinued movement of the rod through the run# ner projects the head 16 to position where the pivoted ends22 of the short distending ribs are beyond'the plane inwhich the.' four pivots 23 are'located. In this position the plane ofthe pivots l231s between theV head-V 16 and v thebase 6, and the short Vfribs' decline:

from 'their outer ends to their :inner ends. whichv are-pivoted to the head, as in Figures'l and 3, The relative movement of the -and thumb therethrough, protects thesel is connected Vwith the supfY labor for their production. The .completed `Vwith relation to therunnendrawing .the

headltoward the base, and as -the head passes through the plane ofthe four .pivots 23, Athe vresiliency of the supporting ribs imparts a snap action to the 'rod and it is quickly forced through the runner to. the

position of Figure 2. The specific construe l tion of the duplex loops and the singleloop whichpermit thek insertion .of the lingers members from pinchingor being caught between the partsfof the rod Aand runner astlle I device.. is snapped, and render the .operation of the device quite simple. i if From the above description takenin con-. f.

' nection with'my drawings it is evidentthat l have provided a light, durable, compact device which may be manipulatedwith facilf` ity and forms a comparatively perfect in-V .strumentality-Vv for lperforming itsnrequiredff functions.VA In construction and operationthe device is simplev and effective.. vThe .rectangui- `lar shape cfthe runnerlfbasef andtheheadi on the Vrodpermitfthese members togz-beflOO sheared from blanks into the requiredlengths .byV an inexpensive process of manufacture and considerable vsaving-in material, time and canopy is capable of ornamentation by the aroundl the edge of the Abody of. the canopy?.v and such colors as light blue and pink may preferablybe used. AWhen not infuse. the canopy, afterb'eing folded, may besuspendf' ed by means ofthe loop at the upper end of the rodr14.v w l I `Having thus 4fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent isf 115 1. The combination inr a canopy with foi/1r supporting ribs and complementary distending ribs pivoted thereto,ofa center rod having an end loop and a head at the opposite endiof the rod, pivotal vconnections be 120 tween the distending ribs ,and said head, a runner on'saidrod having a base .pivotally connected with the supporting ribs, and'duplek reinforcing loops forming :linger holds and connecting said runnerv and base, sa id 125 headV being located below theplane of thev pivotal connections Abetween the. supporting and .distending ribs .whensthe canopy;l is y Y.

use of different colored ribbons extending'.

and complementary distending -ribs pvoted supporting ribs and an integral Wire formthereto, of a center rod having a rectangular ing duplex loops connecting said runner and flat head with notched corners and an inteits head, the head on the rod being located 10 gral loop at the opposite end of the rod, below the plane of the pivotal connection 5 pivotal connections between said head and between the supporting ribs and distending the distendng ribs, a runner having a recribs when the lattei are dstended.

tangular head pvotally connected with the lVVILLIAlVI HENRY BEEHLER.

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U.S. Classification135/90, 135/126, 135/906, 135/21
International ClassificationA47C29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C29/006, Y10S135/906
European ClassificationA47C29/00D