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Publication numberUS1806454 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 19, 1931
Filing dateOct 20, 1928
Priority dateOct 20, 1928
Publication numberUS 1806454 A, US 1806454A, US-A-1806454, US1806454 A, US1806454A
InventorsGoudeau Eric O
Original AssigneeGoudeau Eric O
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holding support for baby swings
US 1806454 A
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May 19, 1931- E. o. GouDEAu 1,806,454

.FOLDING SUPPORT FOR BABY SWINGS FledOct. 20. 19278 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Inventor May 19, 1931. E. o. GQuDEAu 1.806.454

FOLDING SUPPORT FOR BABY SWINGS Filed 0ct. 20. 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 4 Inventor Fra* 0, 'oafau/ M Q By ttorng' Patented May 19, 1931 ERIC O. GOUDEAU, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN HOLDING SUPPORT FOR BABY SWIN Y Application led October 20, 1928. Serial No. 313,829.

The present invention relates to supports for baby swings and has for its principal object to provide a device of this character composed of a plurality of folding legs with each of said legs pivotally attached to the edges of a circular block positioned above the swing whereby to arrange .the su port substantially in the form of a tripod.

A further and important object of the invention is to provide means engageable with the upper end of the legs for limiting the outward swinging movement thereof and locking means for the leg sections whereby to secure the same in supporting position and against accidental folding movement.

A further important object of the in vention is to provide a novel structure for pivotally attaching the upper ends of the legs to the block at the top of the tripod.

Other objects and advantages reside in the special construction, combination and arrangement of the various elements forming the invention as moie fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof wherein like reference characters refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a `View in elevation of the device shown in swing supporting position.

Figure 2 is a similar view showing the same in folded position.

Figure 3 is a plan view of the center block at the top of the tripod and illustrating the bracket sections provided for pivotally connesting the upper ends of the legs thereto.

Figure 11 is a transverse sectional view taken substantially upon the line 4-4 of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a side elevational view of one 4 of the legs illustrating the locking plate for the sections thereof, and

Figure 6 is a perspective view of one of said locking plates.

In the drawings wherein for the purpose 45 of illustration l have disclosed a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 5 designates a center block of circular formation with its aXis disposed vertically to the periphery of which is secured a series of at- 50 taching brackets 6. Each of the brackets 6 are preferably constructed of strap iron with their intermediate portions curved in an arc conforming with the contour of the periphery of the block as shown at 7 and secured to the edges of the block by screws 8 or the like.

The brackets 6 are preferably arranged three in number with their end portions 9 eX- tending radially from the edges of the block atV angles of one hundred twenty degrees. The adjacent end portions or arms 9 are disposed in spaced parallel relation, as clearly illustrated in Figure 3 of the drawings, and adapted to receive therebetween, adjacent their outer ends, a leg attaching plate 10 pivotally carried between the arms by a pin 11 extending transversely thereof. The attaching plate 10 is inserted in the bifurcated ends of the upper leg section 12 havin a lower leg section 13 hingedly attac-lied thereto by a hinge 14 disposed along the inner edge of the leg section. It will thus be apparent that the lower leg section 13 is adapted to swing `inwardly and upwardly with respect to the upper leg sections, when arranging the same in folded position.

Vfntop pins 15 are also inserted between the adjacent arms 9 for engaging the upper inner edge of the attaching plate 1() of the respective legs whereby to limit the outward swinging movement of the lower ends of the leg. A locking plate 16 is also arranged at the hinged end of the leg sections, said plate being provided with a longitudinally extending slotted openings 17, and a slotted recess 13 at one end thereof, a pin 19 extending outwardly from the upper leg section 12 is inserted through the slotted opening 17 whereby to permit the longitudinal sliding movement of the plate into and out of overlapping relation with respect to the hinged edges of the leg sections. A pin 20 also eX- tends outwardly from the edge of the lower leg sections 13 for insertion in the recess 18 at the end of the plate when the same is moved downwardly in overlapping relation with respect to the leg section. Heads 22 formed on the ends prevent withdrawal of the pins from the openings in the plate, and thus serve to secure the same in position on the legs fory securing the sectionsthereof in Y i Vextended position as clearly illustrated in Figure 4 .of the drawings. The structure thus described constitutes a tripod the locking plate 16( serving to prevent accidental folding movement of the legs after the same have been moved to extended position. A bolt 23 :extends vertically through the center block 5 with an eye 24 formed at its lower p end to which is attached one end of an eX- pansion spring 25' having a cross arm 26 secured at its opposite endand to which cross arm` is attached chains 27 'for supporting a swing' 28 in position at the center lof .the tripod; e f

:It will -vbe apparent from the foregoing that the structureis admirably adapted for supporting a baby'swing without danger of collapsing or Vtilting over with consequent injury-to the child and maybe easily and quickly arranged in folded position for the convenient transportation thereof.. j

AWhen folded, thelegs maybe secured in folded position by astrap 27 extended there# draw-ings. s. i l It is obvious that anyinventlon is suscepy about as cle-arly illustrated in 'Figure 2 ofthe ,v tilble to vario-uschanges .and modifications in construction without departing fro-rn the spi-ritof .the invention `er the scope oft-he. appended claim, ani I 4accordingly claim all such forms ofthe device Ato which I am en- 'Y Having thus described the invention, what I `claim ,as newyand desire to secureby Letters Patentis.: u Y 1 A tripod ofthe class described xeonap:rising va circular supporting block, a lplurality of brackets each .being provided with an inter -inediate arcuate portion conforming. to the curvature of the block and secured circumferentially tothe edge thereof, said brackets having their ends projected radially from the blocfkand in :spaced parallel melationto the projected ends of the gadjoining bracket, pins connecting the spaced ends of each pair of ibrackets,V legs having one end inserted betweenthe l.spaced Aends of each pair o-f the brackets andpivotally mountedton said :pins

andstop ,pins also connectingthe spaced ends i, ofieach pairof brackets and engagino the in-` ner edges .ofthe legs y'to limit outward .swingv ingmovement of the free end thereof, saidY connecting pins and said-stop pins 'combining J to secure the lends ofv the brackets .in unitoi-ainly spaced relation.l Y Y In testimony whereof afx mysignature. Y ERIC FO. @v01HDEAIU.l l

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U.S. Classification248/168, 5/312, 248/163.2, 5/127, 248/188.6, 297/274
International ClassificationA47D13/10, A47D13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47D13/105
European ClassificationA47D13/10D