US 1716212 A
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June 4," 1929' D. w. cusHMAN CANOPY FOR TRACTORS Filed May 18, 1927 .mlm umlmllll, lllllulu 'u n..
QDI/.ushman 1mm Patented June 4, 1929.
Application sied May is, i927. serial No. 192,322.
This invention relates to a canopy adapted primarily for use on tractors, one of the objects of the invention being to provide a light, durable and efficient device of this character which can bc mounted readily on a tractor and does not require the services of a skilled mechanic in order to place the saine onor remove it troni the tractor. Y f
A :further object is to` provide a canopy which will be supported iirmly against displacement in any direction after once being applied and vill aiford ample protection from the sun and rain for the driver.
Vith the Yicoregoing and other objects inr view which will Vappear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the coinbination and arrangement of parts and in the details ot construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings the preferred form of the invention has been shown.
Insaid drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the canopy, the same being shown in position on a tractor, a part of which has been illustrated.
Figure 2 is an enlarged transverse section through one of the Jfenders showing one of the standards of the -canopy connected thereto.
Figure 3 isa transverse section on an enlarged scale through one ot the fenders or guards showing another standard connected thereto.
Referring to the figures by characters or" reference l designates a canopy having a frame ot' any suitable construction :indextending downwardly rom kthe iront corners ot this canopy are standards 2 each of which is formed of parallelmetal strips detachably .connected by bolts 3. The lowerends of the strips constituting the standards are bent in opposite directions toy provide arms 4 and 5 adapted to rest iiat upon the guard or fender A. ot the tractor.` these arms. being so shaped as to rest snugly on said guard or fender and being provided at their Jfree ends with hooks 6 downwardly and in'-.
wardly bent as shown for engaging the sideA edges ot the guard or tender. Obviously by placing these hooks in engagement with opposed portions o the guard or ienderand then drawing the strips of the standard 2 together by means of the bolts 3, said guard or .from sagging or swaying laterally. Downwardly and forwardly inclined bracing strips 12 are connected to the front corner ed to be bolted or, otherwise connected to the front portion of the'tractor as shown at 13. It the bracing strips are attachedv as shown in Figure l, the bolts 13 employed tortas-tening them in place, are bolts commonly found on a tractor of a well-known type at the points where the attachments are to be made.
Obviously byv providing a structure such as described the same can be readily applied to or removed from position and when once placed will be hel-d securely and rigidly and" at the same time afford ample protection for the driver. e
What is claimed is 1. A canopy support vfor tractors and they like including separatey stripsarranged side by side, arms extending 'in opposite directions from the respective strips at their lower ends, hooks at the free ends ot the arms, and means connecting the strips for vdrawing them together thereby to bind the hooks upon an interposed support on which the arms are adapted to be mounted. 2
2. The combinationwith opposed fenders yof a tractor or the like, ot a canopy support including a pair of standards above each,v
` fender will be firmly gripped and tlievstandy portions of the canopy trame and are adapt-v i fender, each standard including separate strips arranged side by side, oppositely eX- tending arms at the lower ends of the respective strips, hooks at the reeends of the arms for embracing the adjacent edges of the tender, said armsbeing adapted to rest on theiender and support the standards,` and means for drawing the strips together thereico by to bind the hooks upon the adjacent edges of the Jfender to hold the standard against movement relative to the fender.
In testimony that I claim the 'foregoing as my own, I have hereto afliXed my signature.
DELBERT W. CUSHMAN.