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' 1,456,861 0. ANDERSON HOLDER FOR CANVAS STRETCHER FRAMES Filed March 19, 1920 I N V EN TOR. Oscar Anderson fMM , M ATTORNEY.
Patented May 29, 1923.
UNITED STAT OSCAR ANDERSON, OF EAST GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS.
HOLDER FOR CANVAS STRETCHER FRAMES.
Application filed March 19, 1920. Serial No. 367,134.
and useful Improvements in a Holder for- Canvas Stretcher Frames, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a novel means for holding together a pair of stretcher frames so that they may be conveniently transported.
In the drawings Fig. l is a side View of stretcher frames to which my holder is applied.
Fig. 2 is-a sectional view on the line 22 of Fig. 1. a
Fig. 3 is a detail view of one member of the holder.
-Figs. a and 5 are detail side and bottom views of another'member of the holder.
Referring to the drawings,-A, A, denote stretchers upon which canvases 'B, B, are mounted; one of these frames being utilized as a protection for the other upon which it may be assumed that work is being done.
My holderswill be used in pairs, or in greater numbers, positioned at opposite sides of the frames. The holders comprise, generally, a base 5, upon which are mounted spacers 6, which are positioned between the frames and thus hold the canvases apart, and pairs of spring supported arms 7, which embrace the frames and have in-turned ends 8, .which engage the inner edges of the frames so as to bind them together to the holder.
The spring support for the arms may conveniently take the form of a coil spring 10, arranged transversely of the base, the ends of which are turned down and then in, as clearly seen in the drawings. To one of the holders a handle may be attached for convenience in carrying the frames.
The spring support or coiled spring has a bearing in the base member so that this spring support, together with the spaced arms 7, can be turned about the axis of the coiled spring. With this arrangement, the
arms can be very readily and conveniently disengaged from the stretcher. frame, which is of great advantage, particularly when the canvases stretched on the frames are covered with wet paint when the canvas holders are in use.
The spring support or coiled spring 10 has a position in the base member which allows the outer ends of this spring support, together'with the spaced arms 7, to be extended downward, which overcomes the difliculty experienced in variations in the dimensions ofthe stretcher frames, and makes a firm hold. f
In accordance with the provisions of the patentstatutes, I have described the prin ciple of operation of my invention, together -with the apparatus which T'now consider to represent the best embodiment thereof; but
I desire to have it understood that the apparatus shown is only illustrative, and that the invention can becarried out by other means. r
I claim as my 1nvent1on:
l. Aholder of the kind described, comprising a base, a spacer mounted thereon, a
spring support journaled in said base, and
-a pair of spaced arms carried by said support and having engaging means at their free ends.
2. A holder of the character described,
comprising a base, a spacer mounted thereon,
a coiled spring arranged transversely and journaled in said base, with its ends bent at right angles to form spaced arms and engaging means at the ends of saidarms. p
' 3. In comblnation with a pair of stretcher frames, of-a holder comprising a base provided with a spacer positioned between the frames, and a coiled spring arranged transversely of the base. with its ends bent at right angles thereto to embrace the frames and hold them against the spacer, the ends of sand arms being lnturned to engagei-he inner edges of the frames.