US 1765451 A
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June 24, 1930. E. H. 'SCHANE INTERMEDIATE AWNING BRACKET Filed April 25, 1928 F3 m'mww J g Patented June 24, 1930 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE EDWARD H. SGHANE, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO THE BANNER MFG. 00.,
OF CLEVELAND, OHIO, A CORPORATION OF OHIO INTERMEDIATE AWNING BRACKET Application med April 25,
This invention relates to a bracket and more particularly to a bracket adapted to be used as an intermediate support for an awnmg. 7
Large awnings require the use of one or more supporting members arranged intermediate of the usual end supporting brackets, such intermediate supporting members preferably being so constructed as to facilitate the rolling and unrolling of the-awning and to assist in the guiding there-of during such operation. 1
An object of the present invention is to provide a bracket of simple and economic construction adapted to be used as an inter-' section; and
Figs. 3 and 4 are detailed sectional views of specific portions of the bracket.
The bracket comprises a main supporting member 1 preferably in the form of a substantially U-shaped' casting, the web or attaching arm of which is provided with transversely extending teeth 2 on its rear side. The upper arm 3 of the supporting member is slightly arced upwardly andis provided, along one of its vertical side faces with a longitudinally extending channel 1, an open- "ing 5 formed in its opposite vertical face communicatin therewith for a purpose later to be set fort The lower arm 6 extends perpendicularly outwardly from the web a greater distance than'the arm 3jand has an intermediate enlarged portion 7 provided with a vertical longitudinally extending slot 8 communicating with a longitudinal chani. nel 9 arranged on the upper side of the por- 1928. Serial No, 272,638.
' the opening 5 in the arm and through a longi tudinal slot13 in the member 11, a nut 14 being threaded upon the projecting end of the bolt to hold the parts inthe desired position. The free end 15 of the member 11 transversely reduced but vertically extended and of a general hook-shape configuration, being provided with separate spaced downwardly extending angularly disposed stop projections or lugs 16 and 17. A transverse opening is provided in the end 15 at substantially the middle thereof. a bolt 18 extending therethrough serving'to pivotally support a roller carrying member now to be described. The roller carrying member is in the form of a substantially U-shaped yoke having spaced upwardlyextending pivot'lugs 19 arranged adjacent to the middleupper edge of the connecting arm 20 ofthe yoke and inte gra-l therewith and adapted to receive the end 15 of the member 11 therebetween and to be pivotally mounted upon the bolt 18.
The outwardly extending arms 21 and 22 of the yoke. fixedly support adjacent their outer ends a transversely extending roller supporting shaft or bolt 23 upon which a roller 24 is rotatably mounted. The stop lugs 16 and 17 serve the purpose of limiting the swinging pivoted movement of the yoke since i they engage the opposite faces of the arm 20 between thepivot lugs 19 upon a certain amount of movement ofthe yoke in opposite directions. I
The arm 6 likewise adjustably supports a roller carrying member slidably mounted in the channel 9 therein. This latter member is substantially of the same width as the upper side of the arm .6 and is provided throughout its length'with a downwardly extend rib 25 which slidably fits within the channel 9. The opposite ends of this member are enlarged to provide transverse hub portions 26 and 27 adapted to support roller carrying shafts 28 and 29, respectively. The shaft 28 extendsthrough the outer hub 26, this shaft being relatively short and loosely mounted in the hub, while rollers 30, larger in size than the roller 24;, are loosely mounted upon the opposite ends of the shaft between spacer washers 31 arranged intermediate the hub and rollers and similar washers 32 arranged on the shafts at the'outer ends of the rollers and held againstdisplacement therefrom by cotter pins 33 passing through an opening in the ends of'the shaft. The roll- :ers 30 are so positioned that-when the bracket is in secured: position the roller 24' will lie intermediate the ends of the'rollers 30. The shaft29 is considerably longer than the shaft 28 and is also relatively more tightly carried by its' 'hub, the rollers 34; carried by said'shaft being rotatably'arranged on its outer ends-so that the inner ends of such rollers are substantially inline with theouter .ends of the rollersSO. -The rollers Mar e held between washers 35, the inner :pair of which are spaced-from thedmbby'spacer sleeves 36 while "the outer-pair areheld against axial displacement from thesh'aft by cotter pins 37. o The roller carrying member for thearmfi isadjustably secured in position bynieans'of a bolt 38 extending througha vertically disposed centrally 'an ranged opening: 39 in the member between the hubs, the upper 'endof the opening being 'enlarged to accommodate 'the'head lO'ofthe bolt, and through the slot 8 in the portion 71015 the arm 6. A nut' lland washer 42, or some other suitable means, maybe employed to secure the parts together. i
In order to adjustably secure the bracket.
to a supporting wall 4-8 a plate 44 is cur ployed, this plate being provided on one of its faces "with transversely extending teeth or serrations 45 corresponding to the similar portions 2 of the web of the member 1 and adapted to be ,meshed therewith, and
with a plurality of tangs'or projectionsao to the plate 44, withits rollers positioned inwardly or outwardly thereof as the case might require by means oftheir adjustable connection, and awning wound upon a supporting shaft 51 rotatably supported in a at a plurality ofs-paced-points.
well-known manner by the end brackets may be supported at a plurality of spaced points by the rollers 30 and 34. When the awning is being lowered or raised the rollers do not hinder such movement'but tend to assist the same as the cloth is smoothed-out by such rolling engagement. The roller"24cacarried by the pivoted yoke also serves to smooth out the cloth of the awning and to guide the same so-that it will pass from and' o'nto the'shaft 51 in a*predetermined direction because of the stops 16 and 17.
-Although "certain forms oil adjustments and a certain arrangement and number of rollers have been shown and described it should be understoodthatthe-invention is not necessarily limited thereto; or tothe exact formof the'structural partsshown heren since it is susceptible of such modifications and adaptations as-fall within the'scope of the following claims. r
Having thus described-my invention, I
l. A bracket adapted to be used as anuntermedlate bracket for an -awn1ng--compr1sing a supporting member adapted to be con- ,nected to a su ortin wall andhavin an outwardy extended HTIII,"I1'1621I1S associated with said armand securedwthereto to be adjusted toward'or away from the supporting member, and rollers carried by said means adapted to engagean awningat a plurality of spaced points to support and guidethe same;
2 A bracket adapted to -be= used as an intermediate bracket for an awning comprising a supportingmember adapted to;be= adjustably connected-to a supporting walland having outwardly extended spaced arms,
a means associated with each of saidarms and,
secured thereto to be adjusted toward or away from the supporting member, a swinging roller carrying member pivoted to one of such means, and a plurality of rollers carried by the other of said means whereby an awn ing will be engaged by saidrollers. at afliplurality the same. i r
3. A bracket adaptedto be used as an-intermediate bracket'foran awning comprising a supporting member adapted to be-adjusta-bly connected'to a supporting-wall and having outwardly extendedspaoed upper andlower arms each of which is provided-with a channel, an adjustable member arranged in the channel of the upper arm, a-roller supporting member pivoted to the outer end thereof,- an adjustablemember associated with the chlannel in the lower arm, said last named member having a plurality ofspaced parallel shafts, and rollersrotatably mounted on said-shaft 4. EA bracket adapted to be used 'as-an intermediate bracket for an awning comprisof spaced points to support and guide g pportin amemb'er; adapted" to be vadjustably connected to a supporting wall and having outwardly extended spaced upper and lower arms each of which is provided with a channel, an adjustable member arranged in the channel of the vupper arm for adjustment longitudinally thereof having spaced lugs adjacent its outer end, a roller supporting member pivoted to the outer end of said first named member and limited in its movement by said lugs, alongitudinally adjustable member associated with the channel in the lower arm, said last named member having a plurality of longitudinally spaced parallel shafts, and rollers rotatably mounted on said shafts at a plurality of spaced points.
5. A bracket adapted to be used as an intermediate bracket for an awning comprising a supporting member having outwardly extended spaced upper and lower arms, a roller pivotally connected with the upper of said arms, a plurality of longitudinally spaced parallel shafts associated with the'lower of said arms, said shafts being of different lengths, and rollers rotatably mounted on the opposite ends of each of said shafts.
6.-A bracket adapted to be used as an intermediate bracket for an awning comprising a supporting member having connected with said upper arm, gitudinally spaced parallel shafts of difierent lengths associated with said lower arm,
rollers rotatabl mounted on the opposite ends of each 0' said shafts, the roller connected with said upper arm lying above and intermediate the outer ends of the rollers arranged upon the opposite ends of one of said shafts and the rollers rotatably mounted upon opposite ends of the other of said shafts being located outwardly of the outer ends of the rollers upon said first mentioned shaft of the above mentioned pair of shafts.
In testimony whereof, I hereunto afiix my signature. 7
EDWARD H. SGHANE.
outwardly extended spaced upper and lower arms, a roller a pair of lon-