US 1745509 A
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Feb. 4, 1930. o. B. SCHELLBERG 1,745,509
BRACKET FOR SUI FORTING LIQUID CONTAINERS Filed; June 23, 1927- INVENTOR.
OSCA o SCHELLBERG v Patented Feb. 4, 1930 UNITED STA T ES I PATENT oFFioE OSCAR BOTO SCHELLBERG, NEW "YORK, N. .Y,
BRACKET FOR SUPPORTINGL LIQUID .CONTAINERS Application filed June 23,
1 .1 bracket and containers supported thereby and to provide collapsible containers with means for reinforcing and maintaining the mouth of the containers in extended position. I Drawings 1 Figure 1 is a top plan view of the bracket and containers supported thereby.
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the same together with the diminutive fragment of a supporting standing structure.
, Figure 3 is a detailedview on enlarged scale of the hinge and clamping joint of the bracket. 1
Figure 4 is a detailed view of one of the 5 terminals of the arms of the brackets show- .ing the removable knob thereon for preventing the displacement of the supporting members of the containers.
7 'D escm'ptz'on IVhile thebracket herein disclosed may be employed as a support for other devices, I
' have shown it as supporting two rubber containers 10. The containers 10 are used by me when administering a treatment for the colon of the human being. In this treatment it has been found expedient and right to have at least two liquids tobe administered or 'delivered to the colon successively. These containers arefurnished withthesaid liquids f which are poured into the mouths 11 of the containers. The mouths 11 are prevented from closing or collapsing by the wire'12 which'surrounds and shapes the said months 11. The wire also operates as a reinforcing or strengthening member for the structure at this point. The containers have bale tabs '13 which are placed over theends of the bracket arms 14'torestupon the ofliset portion 15 thereof. At the end of the olfset por- 192.7; Serial 1103200345.
'tion 15 is 'a vertical section 1 6,:the extremity of which is screw-th=readed to receive a knob 17 which is screw-threaded to accommodate the threads-on the section 16. There-are "four tabs 13 and-four arms/ 14 'ofthe bracket. The bracket -is"bi furcated, the-arms -14 forming each side of a yoke-like extension.
The bracket is in two parts which are favorablyeonneoted'bymean'sof ascrew 18. The
screw 18 extends through perforations formed Lin-the claws 1-9 of the brackets.
The claws 19 are crescent shaped-assh'ewn best in Figure 2 of the drawings and are preferably provided with reduced ends '20 sufficiently sharpened to grip the sides of "the standing structure A with which it may be engaged provided, of course, that the member of'the standing structure be str-aightsided. I If perchance the claws can eac'h reach above the standing structure, then and in that event, a link would be formed which would serve as the support for the brackets 14 and members carried thereby.
In service and when adjusting the bracket to a standing structure support, the claws 55 19 are spread by lifting the arms 14. Vhen the ends 20 are in position to engage the standing structure the arms 14 are drawn together scissors-wise until the ends 20 grip or become embedded in the standing struc- '8 ture A. In this-position and to prevent the accidental dislodgment of a bracket, the wing-nut 21. is set up on the screw'18 until the sides of the claws 19 are firmly jammed to thereby offer a frictional resistance to the "35 opening of the claws and the arms 14 connected therewith.
When the bracket is thus disposed the containers 10 are placed in service position. This is accomplished by removing the knobs 17 '90 from the arms 14. The tabs 13 are then threaded over the section 16 to rest on the offset 15. This having been accomplished, the knobs 17 are placed in service position on the section 16 so that it will be found that '95 the tabs 13 are prevented from becoming accidently dislodged from the ends of the brackets 14.
The desired liquids are now poured into the containers 10 and the apparatus is in position to be used. The liquids are drawn from the containers through flexible pipes 22 and a valve 23' to the main delivery pipe 24. In accordance with the disposition of the valve 23 the liquid contents of one or other of the containerslO is drawn therefrom.
When the treatment has been administered,
the apparatus is quickly dismantled by firstv removing the containers 10 from the brackets 14; to be folded or rolled into-a small package. The bracket 14: is disengaged from the standing structure A by lifting the arms 14: until the ends of the claws 19 become disengaged from the said standing structure The support members of the brackets 14: are then preferably separated,
the Wing-nut 21 being removed to'permit the" entire separation of the arm 14 and parts connected therewith.
In this position the bracket can be packedwithin the smallest compass.
A bracket as characterized comprising a plurality of suspension members each provided With a long and ashort arm, the long arm of each member being bifurcated and spread to provide inturned hook-like engaging members adapted to receive the suspension members of open-ended liquid containers in spread relation to facilitate filling said containers, and a pivotal connection uniting 7 said members adjacent said short arms so that the ends of the short arm are moved toward each other When Weight is added on the long arm.
OSCAR BOTO SCHELLBERG.