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May 1, 1923.
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May 1, 1923. 1,453,547
8. F. CULVER ET AL BARREL HOLDING DEVICE Filed May 18 1922 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Nun Patented May 1, 1923.
, stares ear BEN F. CULVEB AND WILLIAM H. DOYLE, or PLATTEVILLE, WISCONSIN; SAID ouizvnn ASSIGNOE- TO sen poYLn.
Application filed May 18, 1922. Serial No. 561,912.
T all whomit may concern 7 Be it known that BEN F. CULvnR and WInLIAM H. DOYLE, citizensof the United States, residing at Platteville, in the county of Grant and State of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Barrel-Holding Devices, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to a supporting device for barrels.
An important object of the invention is to provide a device of the above mentioned character, which may be applied to a barrel in a convenient manner, and will support the barrel so that it may be easily shifted to selected positions.
An important object of the invention is to provide a device of the above mentioned character, all parts of which are adapted to be folded so that the device is fiat and will occupy the least space when not in use.
Other objects and advantages'of the in vention will be apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the supporting device, showing a barrel held there- Fig. 2 is a similar view with the barrel removed,
Fig. 3 is a perspective view with the barrel receiving element horizontally arranged,
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the device, showing the parts collapsed, and,
Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the same.
In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a .preferred embodiment of our invention, the numeral 10 designates a pair of legs, suitably connected at their lower ends by bars 11, which are preferably crossed, as shown. The numeral 12 designates a coacting pair of legs, disposed opposite the first pair of legs. The legs 12 are preferably connected at their lower ends by transverse bars 13, preferably crossed, as shown. The legs 10 and 12 are preferably formed of angle irons, to provide suitable stiii'ness. At their upper ends, the legs 10 and 12 are pivotally connected by means of pivot elements 14, preferably in the form of bolts. The legs are locked in the open 5 position by means of brace bars 15, pivoted at 16 to the legs 12, and provided at their free ends with notches l7, engaging over headed studs 18 or the like, secured to the legs 10. It is obvious that the brace bars 15 may be readily disco'nnectedfrom the legs '10,' in which event the two sets of legs may be swung inwardly or collapsed, and 1 i will then lie in substantially the same plane.
The barrel receiving portion of the device, embodies a ring or hoop 19, and a substantially U-shaped support element or bracket 20; The hoop 19 is provided at diametrically opposite points with openings to pivotally receive the bolts 14, Fig. 5, while the ends of the U-shaped supporting element 20 are also apertured to pivotally receive these bolts. The hoop is split, providing free-ends 21, which are spaced, and adapted to be drawn toward each other by a-b'olt 22.] IThe hoop 19 is adapted to beheld at substantially a right angle to the U-shaped supporting element or bracket 20 by means of a diagonal brace 23, pivoted to the element 20, at 24, and provided at its free end witha transverse notch for receiving a headed stud 25, secured to the ring or hoop 19 as shown. When the brace 23 is disconnected from the ring or hoop 19, the element 20 may be swung downwardly with relation to the hoop, and will occupy a position within the legs, as shown in Fig. 4. All elements of the device, when folded, may thus be arranged in substantially the same plane, in a highly compact manner. I
Pivoted to the U-shaped supportingelement 20, at 26, is a diagonal brace 27, having a plurality of notches 28, adapted to be engaged over a headed stud 29 secured to one leg 10. The function of this braceis to'lock the barrel receivingportion of the device in a horizontal, vertical, or angular position.
As shown in Fig. 1, the numeral 30 designates the barrel, which is held within the ring or hoop 19 and the U-shaped supporting element or bracket 20- engages about one end of the barrel. The barrel may be held in a horizontal position, or in a vertical position, and as. the barrel is pivoted'near its cent-er, itmay be easily swung upon the pivots 14. Y
It is to be understood, that the form of our invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred embodiment of our invention, and that various changes in the size, form, shape and arrangement of parts may be resorted to Without departing from the spirit of our invention or the scope of the subjoined claim.
Having thus described our invention, we claim:
A barre-l supporting device, comprising oppositely arranged pairs of legs, pivot-elements passing through the upper ends of the legs in opposite pairs Wherebythe pairs of legs may be shifted to opened and closed positions, a brace connected With one leg and adapted for detachable connection With the leg in the opposite pair, a hoop arranged between the upper ends of the legs and apertured for receiving the pivot elements, a substantially U-shaped supporting element havtures. I i v BEN F. CULVER. WILLIAM H. DOYLE.