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Publication numberUS1445938 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 20, 1923
Filing dateJul 12, 1919
Priority dateJul 12, 1919
Publication numberUS 1445938 A, US 1445938A, US-A-1445938, US1445938 A, US1445938A
InventorsFarrington Harvey
Original AssigneeJohn S Carroll
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1445938 A
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Feb. 2o, 1923. 1,445,938

H`. FARRINGTON PPPPP RT Filed July l2, 1919 INVENTOR l ATTO' Patented Feb. 2O, 1923.

A outras srares l I misses JOHN s. CARROLL, or Yonrrnnsjivnw YORK. Y

'surronr Application filed July .12, 19,19. Serial No. 310,387..

To all wzomz't may concern.'

.Be it known that l, HARVEY FARRINGTON, a citizen of the United States, residing at I' Yonkers, in the county of llestchester and 5 State of New York, have inventednew and useful Improvements in Supports, of which the following is a specification. f

This invention relates to supports. One of the objects'of this inventionvis `to provide a support which may be readily and effectively secured in adjusted position.` A furtherv Objectis to provide a support which is free from vdirt-catching holes, or projections whereby it may be readily l5 cleaned and thereby aid in securingsanitary conditions. f

A further Objectis to provide a support which is dependable after. it has once been placed in adjusted position.;

A further object is to 'provide a :support which requires only one hole in tion to which it is attached.

A further object is to provide a support which employs a. minimum numberv of fas, tenings.

A further objecty isto provide `a support y which presents agood appearance.v

A further object is to provide a support in which the attaching means are hidden.

A further object is to provide a support of wide application.

Other objects will appear. Embodiments of the invention are shown in the accompanying drawings.

The views of the drawingr are as follows: F ig. 1 is a view of one form of the invention. i

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary sectional view of the lower part of Fig. l. e Figs. 3 and i are views, similar to Fig. 2` of other modifications. y 4 `F or the purpose of illustration, the invention is shown as applied to railings or fences, but it is equally applicable to other uses, for instance, barber ordent-al chairs, auto sales stands, mail boxes, restaurant tables, flag poles, and other uses which ref quire a standard effectively secured in adjusted position.

invention, will first be described. The support comprises a base 1, a hollow standard 2 carried thereby and extending` ,upwardly therefrom to the means adapted to be supthe founday Fig-s. 1 and 2, showing` one form of my ported; sueltas the` railings and"4. `The lower portion 20.1": thestandard engages .the basel v1 by means .of a right-handed thread,

and engages thecrosssshaped memberby means of a left-handedA thread. By this ar-` rangement-the railings 3 and flmay` bereadily removed'from the base 1 inasmuch as the turning' of the lower portion of the standard to` unscrew .it from kthe base will also serve tounscrewit fromlthe cross-shaped member 5. @j i Fig. 2 shows.` the Vbasek1- as the female member and the standard2 as' the male member threadedv into the relatively large central opening 6' ofthe base. Asmaller opening 71 centrally arranged in the base is provided for thel bolt 9, whichis secured `in the foundation .'andpasses upwardly through the base and through. a vsleeve or washer 10, and is'. clamped to 1l. ln .this formofthe invention the bolt 9 comprises an expansible bolt such as described. in my PatentrNo.. 806,408 of December i5,` 1905, whichcomprises a tapered threaded portion 12, surrounded by a coil 13. This bolt is. adapted .to have its tapered- `threaded:portion andthe coil inserted within a hole 14, provided inthe foundation 15 and thereafter clamped in place-by forcing the coil 13 into engagement with the walls of the hole. In Order to prevent turning of the base 1, it is provided with ajpluralityl of ears 16,which engage inrecesses in the foundation. Inapplying this support it is'v said base bymeans of anut customary to insert tlie bolt 9 within the hole' f 14: and apply a coat of cement wash or other hardening substance tothe surface of the foundation immediately under'the base l. The base l'is then clamped into position by means of thenut 11, and the standard y2 is screwed into the basel. It is seen that the support lmay be readily lplaced in the desired position and may as readily be removed therefrom, as, for'example, when it is desired to remove the means carried by the support. The base 1 is given a relatively coni? cal shape and such that the outline thereof merges into that of the standard and preA sents a pleasingappearance.

tion of the support will be discharged by the base away from said support and will not be retained thereon, as there are no project- A further effeet of this shape ofthe base is that the` trash whichmightfall upon the. bottom pori j which then forms the female member,

ing portions or indentations which would cause the trash to lodge upon the base.

Fig. 3 shows a modification difleringfroni that shown in Figs. 1 and 2 in that the base has a projection 17 which forms the male member and is threaded into the standarrFdhQ e projection 17 also serves to replace the gieeve or washer 10 in the form shown in Eig. 2. f

Fig. i shows a yfurther modification in which the bolt 18 is imbedded within the foundation and has a projecting portion 19 which is threaded into the base 20. In this form the base 20 has no projecting ears to prevent its turning and is clamped to the foundation by screwing it down upon the portion 19 of the bolt, the portion 21 being adapted for. engagement by a pipe wrench.

A, further form which my might take would be similar to those previously described except that the bolt would extend upwardly within the hollow sta-ndard 2 and would be engaged by a nut either within the first cross member 5 or by a nut which takes the form of an ornamental cap 2Q (Fig. 1).

By the practice of this invention the chippingof the vfoundation around the edge of the base, which often occurs in the present forms of support, is avoided as the sole hole required is adjacent the 'center of the base and any chipping of the edges of this hole would be vhidden by the base. Further than this,` the support is conducive tol sanitary conditions inasmuchvas it has a trash discharging conformation which materially ait s in cleaning the support and foundation adjacent thereto.

Obviously other structures may be deinvention.

vised which will embody the invention herein set forth.

v lll/hat I claim is, v

1. A support for attachment to a foundation, comprising a base having an outwardly inclined trash discharging surface, threads formed at the top of said base to receive a standard, means to prevent rotation of the base onl the foundation, and `an expansible bolt extending through said base and removably and wedgingly fastened in a `hole in the foundation to hold the base and standard securely in position.

2. A support for attachment to a foundation, comprising a base having an voutwardly inclined trash discharging surface, said base having an upwardly extending threaded projection for receiving a threaded standard, the engaging threads forming the sole connection between the base and standard, and means for fastening the base tothe foundation including a member secured in the foundation and extending through the base and into the lower end of the standard.

j 3. A support for attachment to a foundation, comprising a base having an outwardly inclined trash discharging surface, said base having an upwardly extending threaded projection for receiving a threaded standard, andgmeans for fastening the base to the foundation including a removable member located in an opening in the foundation and extending through the base and into the lower end of the standard and a wedge surrounding the member and co-operating therewith and the wall of the opening to rigidly fasten the member therein.

In witness whereof, l have hereunto subscribed my name.


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U.S. Classification52/295, 52/698, 403/189, 52/40
International ClassificationE04F11/18, F16B37/12, E04H12/24
Cooperative ClassificationF16B37/12, E04F11/1812, E04H12/24
European ClassificationE04F11/18F1, F16B37/12