US 1845143 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Feb. 16, 1932. c. E. FRIESNER 1,845,143
MOUNTING FOR WALL TENTS Fild Aug. 27. 19:51
Patented Feb. 16, 1932 uurrso STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES E. FRIESNEB, F TOLED OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO HETTRICK MANUFACTUR- ING COMPANY, OF TOLEDO, OHIO, A CORPORATION OF OHIO MOUNTING FOR WALL TENTS of Fig. 2, and Fig. 4.- is a transverse section .on
the line 44 of Fig. 2.
An illustrated embodiment of the invention comprises a wall tent having side and top walls 10 held taut in the usual manner by guy-ropes 11. For supporting the tentin upright position, a ridge pole (not shown) is supported by a pair of end poles 11. Each end pole 11 consists of telescoping rods 11* and 11, the rod 11 having a portion extending within the rod 11". These rods may be 5 anj suitable shape, but in the present in stance are tubular and may be of cast iron piping.
Encircling the outer end of the tubular rod 11 is a collar 12 having outwardly projecting ends 1?) which receive a bolt 14 having a nut 15. Disposed between the projecting ends 12:) and securely clamped in place is the lower end of a post 16, which extends outwardly from the end of the rod 11 in substantially parallel relationship thereto. It is to be understood that the bolt 14 provides a pivot for the-post 16, so that it may be swung against the post 11 for convenience in transportations and packing. be of wire and formed on the outer end thereof is an eye 17 which engages in an opening 18 formed in a catch 19.
The catch 19 is of sheet metal, provided with an aperture 20 slightly larger than the circumference of the rod 11". Adjacent the opening18, the aperture 20, as indicated at 21. is rounded to fit the rod 11 and diametrically opposed to this surface is an arcuately 0 shaped gripping surface 22, which is rounded to correspond to the curvatureof the rod Fig,
The post 16 may 11 and is adapted-to retain the rod in adusted position, as will hereinafter appear.
Normally, the plate 19 is in inclined position, as shown in Fig. 2, and movement of the rod 11 in a direction toward the rod 11" is prevented due to the frictional engagement between the opposed surfaces 21 and 22 of the catch 19. The greater the force exerted upon the rod 11 in the direction indicated, the greater will be the binding action of the grijipmg surfaces againstthe outside of the rot. i
It is manifest that the telescoping rods eflicicntly retain the tent in erect position, and liability of the tent collapsing due to telescoping of the rods is prevented. When it is desired to take the tent down, the plate 19 is lifted or moved upwardly slightly, which movement releases the rod 11 and allows it to drop within the rod 11*. Until the catch 19 is lifted, however, telescoping movement of the rods relative to each other is pre Vented. The above described construction maybe inexpensively manufactured and is of mate rial advantage in eliminating the use of the" ordinary wooden poles which are cumbersome to carry and difiicult to erect and take down. The present construction enables the tents to be erected within a minimum of time, and, inasmuch as the poles may be telescoped, they may be transported conveniently and occupy a minimum of space. 1
It is to be understood that changes in details of construction and arrangement may be effected without departing from the spirit of the invention as defined in the appended claim.
What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
- A fastener for telescoping tent poles or the like comprising a link pivotally secured at' one end to the outer section and having its free end extending beyond the end of said section, a plate apertured to receive the inner section, a relatively loose pivotal connect-ion between said plate and said link, a gripping edge on said plate adjacent said pivotal connection for frictionally engaging said inner section, andan inwardly extending lug havinner section.
testimony signed my nam p ing edge on said ed to said first edge opposite side of said inner 0 said aperture intermediges being spaced from said whereof I have hereunto e-to this specification.
CHARLES E. FRIESNER.