US 1522957 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
.Fam 13, 1925.
` a. KENNEDY BASKET BALL GOAL Filed De'. 14. 1925 INVENTOR 2362? jfenvea? WITNESSES A TTORNE YS Patented aan. 13,1925.
BERT KENNEEY, or "eLovERsvIL'LE, NEW Yon-x.
Application `filed December 14, 1.923. Serial 'No.iSkOfiiB.
T 0 all fr0/0m it may concern: Y q Be it known that I, BERT KENNEDY, a` citi- `zen of' the United States, and resident of' Gloversvillainthe county oit' Fulton :and State of New York, have inventedfcertain new and useful Improvements in VBasl'et- Ball Goals, of Vwhich the following is a specification. Y
My Ainvention relates to improvements inv Vstantly removable for the purpose of safe keeping or for any other cause.
A further object of the invention is to provide an article of the character described which is adapted to be firmly although detachably supported in a desirable position on a supporting wall.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description, consideredv in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a view showing a practical embodiment of the invention supported upon a wall, Y'
Figure 2 is a fragmentary vertical section through a portion of the embodiment of the invention, showing the means for releasably securing the embodiment of the invention to a supporting wall or like support, and
Figure 3 is a perspective group view showing cooperative elements of' the securing means in separated'position.
In Figure 1, I show a basket ball goal ins dicated generally at 1 which is of the usual basket form and which may be of any other suitable known or preferred form. rlhe goal l comprises a ring 2 from which depends the netting 3 constituting the body of the basket.
In carrying out my invention, I provide a bracket 4 and a bracket holder 5. The bracket 4 comprises two flat members 6 and 7 respectively which are integral with each other and extend at right angles to each other in the embodiment of the invention exhibited in the drawing although obviously these bracket members may have any desirable angular relation in respect to each other.
The bracket members 6 and 7are further merged `one into the, other and are Vstayed'to each other by a reinforcing web 8. p
The bracket ineinber has a.`t1`ansverse`ly extending sleeve portion 9 at its outerend receiving a portionofthe basket rin-g 2a-nd engagingwwith the portion 4ofthe basket ring` which lextends therethrough `in such mannerthat the ring ywill beheld rigid with the bracket and cannot Abe'moved relatively to the latter.
The bracket holder 5 comprises a flat plate section 10 having inwardly turned vertical edge portions or flanges l1 extending toward each other for part of the width of the section 10 and cooperating with the latter to provide a pair of spaced vertical guides in which the bracketmember 7 is adapted to slide until the bracket member 6 rests upon the upper ends of the flanges l1. The edges of the flanges 11 are spaced apart; a distance suflicient to accommodate the reinforcing web 8 when the bracket- 4 is slid vertically in the holder 5 with the bracket member 7 in sliding contact with the inner face of the section 10 and with side edge portions of the bracket member 7 also in sliding contact with the inner walls of' the flanges 1l. each of the guides at the side edges of the In other words, the width of section 10 is but slightly greater than thc y thickness of the bracket member 7 so that no appreciable play between the bracket 4 and the holder 5 is permit-ted when the ,f
bracket 4 is supported by the holder 5 in the manner just described.
The section 10 of the holder is provided with openings 12 for receiving `fastening devices such as screws 13 for securing the section 10 flatwise against a support, such as the wall 14.
From the foregoing description of the various parts of the device, the operation thereof may be readily understood. The holder tends to distribute any stress impaited to the bracket 4 at the outer end of the meniber 6 uniformly throughout the bracket and throughout the holder 5, whereby Vthe basket is not likely to be torn loose from its support even under the impact of a relatively heavy blow. Y
Obviously, my invention is susceptible of embodiment in forms other than'that illustrated in the accompanying` drawing and I therefore consider as my own all modifications and adaptations of the forni of the device herein disclosed as fairly fall within the scope of the appended claim.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim is In a device for securing a basket to a fixed support, a bracket consisting of two right angular members and a 4reinforcing web portion intgral with said Vmembers Vand staying the members to each other, one ot said bracket members being formed at its outer end for engagement witlithe rim portion of the basket in such manner as to hold said rim portion of the basket against movement relatively to the bracket, and a holder for said bracket, said holder comprising a flat section attachable to a fixed support and having a pair of spaced apart U-sliaped guide portions at the side edges thereof for engaging with the side edge portions of the second bracket member when the latter :s slid downward against said section, said bracket being slidable Vdownward in saidil holder until the first bracket member rests frl .upon the upper ends of said guides.`
y BERT KENNEDY.