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March 11 1924., 1,485,594
A. w. MALONE SUPPORTING DEVICE Filed Dec. 14. 1923 wmwm ADOLPEUQ MALONE, OF SPGDALE, PENNSYLVANIA, A
J r f T" TO ALBERT H. VTAL, OI? ANIDEON, INDIANA.
nests SUPPORTING DEVICE.
Application filed December 14, 11928. Serial No. @0305.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that l, AnoLrHUs WILLIAM MALONE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Springdale, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have mvented certain new and useful Improvements in Supporting Devices, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates broadly to supports, and has articular reference to such a device whic is adapted to be clamped to the lower portion or end of an upright supporting member, such as a telegraph pole or the like, for the purpose ofsecurely anchoring the supporting member to the ground, and holding it against falling movement.
An im ortant object of the invention is to provi e a supporting device of the above mentioned character, which is extremely simple in construction, cheap to manufacture, strong and durable.
Other objects and advantages of the invention 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.
Figure l is a plan view of a supporting device embodying my invention,
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the same,
Figure 3 is a transverse section taken on line 33 of Figure 1,
Figure 4: is an edge elevation of the device, and,
Figure 5 is a detail section taken on line 5-5 of Figure 1.
Tn the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the support is shown as formed of a pair of oppositely arranged companion clamping elements or sockets 5, which are substantially semi-circular in cross section, so that they provide an opening between the same for the reception of an upright supporting member, such as a telegraph pole 6 or the like, which is ordinarily circular in cross section. The clamping elements or sockets 5 are provided at their opposite ends with vertical fiat preferably rectangular attaching or clamping portions 7, as shown. These clamping or at taching portions carry outwardly diverging braces or wings 8, disposed at suitable angles to the attaching or clamping portions l,
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8, and thebearings or flanges 9, be formed integral. This section may be stam ed or bent from a single section of suitab y stiff sheet metal, such as sheet steel.
The clamping or attaching portions 7 are provided with vertically spaced openings 10, for the reception of bolts 11, which are adapted to be manipulated for drawing the portions 7 together, and hence firmly clamping the elements or sockets 5 to the opposite sides of the ole 6.
The wings or races 8 are preferably triangular and increase in width downwardly and the hearings or flanges 9 have openings 12 formed therein, receiving anchor rods or elements 13, which anchor elements or rods are securely embedded in the ground, as by being molded within concrete anchors 14,-
of any well known or preferred type.
As is well known, the ordinary telegraph pole ordinarily begins to rot, at the bottom of its exposed portion, in about ten to fifteen years. When this occurs, my supporting device may be applied to the lower portion of the pole, adjacent to the ground, and the supporting device is anchored to the ground, as explained. This supporting device will have sufiicient strength to restore to the rotted portion of the pole, its original strength. By this means, the life of the pole may be greatly prolonged. T also contemplate applying this supporting device to the lower end of a telegraph pole or the like, without sinking the pole in the ground. The supporting device will thenser e as an anchoring means for the lower end of the pole with the, ground. This is advantageous, inasmuch as it will enable the use of poles several feet shorter than the ordinary pole.
An important feature of the invention is the extreme simplicity of the device, the same being made in two principal parts or sections. This contributes to the cheap,- ness at which the same may be manufactured, to the convenience in applying the same to a telegraph pole or the like, and etfecting a connection between the supportin device and the anchoring means.
%t is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various changes in the shape, size, and arrangement of parts, may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit'of my invention, or the scope of the sub'oined claims. I
aving thus described my invention, I claim:
1. A support consisting oftwo elements joined together at points intermediatetheir ends and having an opening therethrough for the reception of the article to be supported, each of said elements being provided with diverging wings and each of said wings having laterally extending bearing portions thereon.
2. An article of manufacture comprising a semi-cylindrical body, laterally extending clamping ortions on said body, outwardly extending races on said clamping portions, and horlzontally extending bearmg members on the lower edges of the said braces, the said bearing members being provided with means whereby anchors may be applied thereto.
3. A pole support consisting of two mem bers clamped together adjacent their ends and having an opening therethrou h for the reception of a pole, each of sai members being integral and comprising a semicylindrical body to partially embrace the poles, rectangular laterally extending clamping members formed on said body, diverging wings of triangular shape on said clamping members, and horizontally extending flanges formed on the base of said wings, and anchors attached to said flanges.
4. A supporting device for telegraph poles or the like, formed in two parts, each part being stamped from sheet metal and embodying a socket sha d for receivin a portion 0 the telegrap pole, said soc et carrying at its edges attaching portions,
said attaching portions carrying u right braces diverging outwardly towar the outer closed side of the socket, anchoring flanges formed upon the braces, and means connecting the attaching portions and adapted to draw them together. I
5. A support consisting of two elements I joined together at points intermediate their ends and having openings for the reception of the article to be sup orted, each of said elements being forme of a sin le sheet of metal bent to prc vide wings, an each of said wings having a laterally extending bearing portion.
6. A sup ort comprising two elements joined to t er at points intermediate their ends, eac of said elements being formed of a single sheet of metal, said elements being bent outwardl for providing an opening for receiving t e article to be supported,
each of said elements being further bent- ADOLPHUS WILLIAM MALONE.