US 1765245 A
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June 17, 1930. J SCOTT 1,765,245
FLAG HOLDER Filed Jan. 31, 1930 2 SheetsSheet l 3 'INVENTOR ATTORNEY June 17, 1930.
. J. P. SCOTT FLAG HOLDER Filed Jan. 31, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ml 1 I I l ATTOR NEY Patented June 17, 1930 uNrrEn stares JOHN scorr, or rr'r'rsnunqn, PENNSYLVANIA FLAG HOLDER Application filed. January 31, 1930. Serial No. 424,972.
This invention relates to flag stafis and V which is preferably made of relatively thin sheet metal, bent upon itself to provide holders therefor, an object being to provide a staff having novel means for removably securing a flag thereto, together with a holder for the staff and novel means for retainmg the holder, staff and flag assembled.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a holder which is especially adapted for attachment to the bumpers of an automobile. p
Another object of the invention is the pro vision of a combined flag staff and holder which is simple in construction, attractive in appearance and may be manufactured sold at'a nominal cost." 7
' 'With the above and other objects in view,
the invention further includes the following novel features and details of construction, to be hereinafter more fully described, illus- 'trated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the appended cla1m.
In the drawings Figure 1 isa front elevation of the invention applied to the bumper bars of an automobile.
Figure 2 is a rear view of the same. Figure 3 is a side view with the bumper barsand holder in section.
Figure 4 is a detail perspective view of 30 the clamping plate. i
Figure 5 is a fragmentary section on the line 5-5 of Figure. 2.
I Figure 6 is a section on the line 6-6 of 2 Figure 5.
Figure Figure 5.
Figure 8 is a fragmentary elevation showing a portion of the flag and the flag engaging bar.
Figures 9 and 10 are fragmentary sectional views illustrating modified holders for the staff.
Referring to the drawings in detail where in like characters of reference denote corre the reference character 10 sponding parts,
indicates a flag staff whichis of tubular construction and preferably made of metal. This staifis open at oppos1te ends and is provided with a longitudinal slot 11 which extends inwardly from one end.
7 is a sect-ion on the line 7-7 of The reference character 12 indicates a bar spaced walls 13 for the reception of the inner end of a flag or pennant 14. The walls 13 are forcedinwardly or crimped at spaced in tervals as indicated at 15 so as to provide a positive engagement with the flag. The remaining portions of the bar 12 are of a double thickness so as to stiffen and strengthen the bar.
One end of the bar is positioned within a kerf 16 provided'in a'carrier block 17 and is retained therein by 'means of a screw 18 which passes through an opening 19 provided .in one .end of the bar. The opposite end of the bar is received within a kerf 20 provided 1 111 the inner end of a ballor other ornament 21 whose reduced end 22 fits within the end of the tubular flag staff. A screw 23 removably secures the bar to the ball. The ball is clamped upon the flag or pennant and the latter-is inserted within the slot 11, the carrier block 17 7 being inserted within the tubular staff and positioned at thelower end thereof withthe ball closing the upper end. 7 The staff is then inserted within a socket 24 provided in a holder 25 and a screw 26 which passes through one wall of the holder and through the tubular staff lOinto the block 17 serves to hold these parts assembled.
- The holder is especially adapted for at-. tachment to the bumper bars 27 of an automobile and for this purpose the holder is provided with an opening 28 and a notch 29. The holder ispositioned against the inner faces of the bars 27 and a clamping plate30 is positioned against the outer faces of these bars. This plate is provided with a positioning lug 31 which passes between the bars 27 It will be apparent that a soiled or torn flag may be readily replaced when desired, or if deslred a flag mounted upon a wooden staff may be inserted within the tubular staff. I
It is of course obvious that-the invention may be used with holders different from that previously described. F or example, in F igure 9 there is provided a holder or base 39 having a socket40 therein to receive the end of the flag staff. A screw 41 serves to ie movably hold the staff within the holder.
This form of holder may be used for show windows, school rooms, speakers tables, etc. lpeing capable of resting upon any "fiat surace.
of the flag staff and the latter is held in place by a screw 44. A downwardly extending penetrating member 45 projects from the underface of the base and is adapted to be inserted within the ground so that the staff may be supported upon lawns and any other places into which the member 45 may be forced. T V
The invention is susceptible of various changes in its form, proportions andminor details of construct-ion and the right is herein reserved to make such changes as properly fall within the scope or the appended claim. Having described the invention what is claimed is r In a flag staff. a tubular member having a longitudinally disposed slot therein for the passage of a flag, an elongated clamping 'member disposed longitudinally within the tubular member to engage the inner end of a the flag, means secured'to opposite ends of the clamping member and engageable within the tubular member to hold said clamping member rigid with respect to said tubularmemb1,1' holder, and combined means to secure thetubular member within the holder and prevent'removal of the clamping member.
In. testimony whereof I afliX my signature.
JOHN P. SCOTT.
In Figure 10 a base 42 is shown. This base is provided with a socket 43. for the reception-