US 1593043 A
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July 20,1926; H. N. STROECKER BUCKET SUPPORT Filed Nov. 24, 1924 raa aa my 20,1926.
I i HENRY N. srnoncxnn, or ciircnoo armors.
j Application filed November 24, 1,924. Ser1aI No. 752,043'.
This invention relates to bucket supports especially adapted for-use on ladders. Briefly stated, an important object of this invention is Capable of use infconnection with buckets of various sizes and which may be conveniently adjusted to provide for the inclination of the, ladder. p 7 Q I A further aim of the invention is to provide -,a bucket support which is of'highly simplified construction, durable in usefand cheap to manufacture. i V e Other objects andjadvantages will be apparent during thefcourse of the following description. 1' I e In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this application and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout thesame. I
Figure l is. ar perspective of theiinproved bucket support'applied; i
Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view through the lower portion of the improved bucket supportinuse; I Fig. 3 isjadetail sectional'view through the upper portion of the improved bucket support. i i
In thedrawing, wherein forthe purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodi- V ment of the inventionthenumeral 5 designates aladder' having the usual sides 6 and rungs 7. 7 4
The improved bucket support-comprises a hook 8 the upper portion of which is pro-' vided with abill 9 to'extend over and engage one of the rungs 7 of the ladder. The hook 8 extends in substantially parallel relationto the side 6 of the ladder and is providedat its lower end with an eyel2 through which a connecting bolt or pivot bolt 14 is extended.
The pivot bolt 14 is also extended through the angularly projectingapertured ear 16 at the upper portion of a link 18. The link 18 is adapted to extend diagonally across the, side 6 of the ladder and has its lower portion extended angularly as'indicated at 20 and secured to a flat metallic arm 22 by a rivet 24c or other suitable fastening device.
Fig.1 plainly illustrates thatthe' angularly directed lower end portionofthe diagonally extended link 18 is connected to the intermediate portion of the flat arm 22 which incidentally is formed from 'flat strap iron or the like. I V
The upper portion of the arm 22 is proyided with a return bend defining a bill 26 to provide a" bucket support adaptedtoexten-d over andengage the upper proedge of "a bucket 30. The bill 26 is vided witha wing nut 34 adapted to tightly engage the'pai-l and urge'the same into firm engagement with the strap 22. This securely and positively connectsthe bucket; to the arm 22 and I cal position regardless of the particular inclination of the ladder. r a
; The lower portion ofthe arm '22 is provided with an arcuate member 40 adapted to flatly contact with of the bucket so as to' cooperate with the wing nut 34 inholding' the bucket firmly in place. That is to say, the transversely curvedsitrap 4O prevents the bucket from turning either axially or otherwise.-
F'gs. 1 and *2 plainly illustratethat the vintermediate portion of the strap 40 is so? 'cured'to the lower portion of the arm 22 by 'a rivet 50 or other suitable fastening det "i l ,593,043 I maintains the bucket in a vertithe adjacent portion vice and this same rivet is employed to ivotall y connect a second strap 52 tothe lower portion of the arm.
In carrying'outithe invention the inter mediate portion of'the strap 52 is'secur'ed to the, arm 22 by the, pivot member 50 and the endsof thestrap 52 are extended angularly as indicated at 56 to extend about and embrace the edges of theside of the ladder whereby to hold the device in place.
With reference to the foregoing tion taken in connection with the descripaccompanying drawing} it will be apparent that a bucket support. constructed in accordance with this-invention may be conveniently applied to'the ladder and may be quickly adjusted for vertically positioning the bucket regardless, of the inclination of the, ladder.
Having thus described the invention,
what is claimed is: e 1
link being angled to extend across the edge portion of one of thesides of a ladder, an
LA bucket support for ladderscomprisarm connected intermediate the ends thereof to the lower portion of said link, the upper portion of said arm being provided with a bill 'to'extend over and engage the upper side of a bucket, a wing nut carried by the upper portion of said arm to engage the bucket, a strap connected to the lower portion of said arm and being of arcuate tormation to flatly engage the lower portion of the bucket, and a second strap connected to the lower portion of said arm and adapted for engaging the side of a ladder, the end portions of said second-named strap being extended angularly to hold the second named strap against movement with respect to the ladder.
2. A bucket support for ladders comprising a hook having a single bill adapted for engagement with one of the rungs of a ladder on the inside of a side piece, a flat bar link having its upper portion provided with an apertured ear, means extending through said apertured ear and the lower portion of said hook to connect the same, said link being angled to extend across the edge portion of one of the sides of a ladder, an arm connected intermediate the ends thereof to the lower portion of said link, the upper portion of said arm being provided with a bill to extend over and engage the upper side of a bucket, a wing nut carried by the upper portion of said arm to engage the bucket, a strap connected to the lower portion of said arm and being of arcuate formation to flatly engage the lower portion of the bucket, a second strap connected to the lower portion of said arm and adapted for engaging the side of a ladder, the end portions of said second-named strap being extended angularly to hold the second-named strap against movement with respect to the ladder, and a combined pivot and connecting extending through the lower portion of said arm and the intermediate portions oi said first and second named straps.
3. A bucket support for use on ladders comprising a single hook having its lower portion formed with an eye, a link formed from a single length of strap iron having its upper portion formed with an apertured ear arranged adjacent said eye, a pivot bolt extending through said eye and said ear and having means whereby to hold said link in a set position with respect to said hook, said link being angled to extend obliquely across one of the sides oi a ladder, an arm connected intermediate the ends thereof to said link at the lower portion of the link, means carried by the upper end of said arm to securely engage a bucket, and straps pivotally member connected intermediate the ends thereof to the lower portion of said arm, one of the straps being adapted to engage the adjacent portion of a bucket and the other strap being adapted to engage and embrace the adjacent portion oi": one of the sides of a ladder, said straps being movable independently of each other.
A bucket support comprising a hook, a flat link pivotally and adjustably connected to the hook and angled to extend obliquely across one of the sides of a ladder, and an arm connected intermediate the ends thereof to the lower portion of the link and having bucket and ladder engaging means.
In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature.
HENRY Y. STROECKER.