US 1904510 A
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H. J. MOTT UMBRELLA HOLDER April 18, 1933.
' Filed Sept. 50, 1951 INVENTOR. fikWIz'ef-JMOYEP.
ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 18, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE i HARRIET J. MOTT, OF HOLLIS, NEW YORK UMBRELLA HOLDER Application filed September 30, 1931. Serial No. 566,079.
cars and aeronautical apparatus; and the ob- I ject of the invention is to provide a holder of the class described in which one or more umbrellas or similar devices are adapted to m be placed and supported to prevent the moisture of a Wet umbrella from coming in contact with the upholstery or other finishings of the vehicle as well as from coming in contact with the apparel of a person in the vehicle; a further object being to provide means for collecting the moisture in the holder and for discharging the same therefrom; a still further object being to provide a pivotal mounting of the holder to permit the swinging thereof relatively to a support to facllitate the removal of an umbrella from the holder, especially in vehicles where the head room will not permit vertical movement of the umbrella from the holder, and still further to provide means for moving the holder into different positions and for retaining the same in such positions; and with these and other objects in view, the invention conslsts in a device of the class and for the purpose specified, which is simple in construction, ellicient use, and which is constructed as hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention is fully disclosed in the following specification, of which the accompanying drawing forms a part, in which the separate parts of my improvement are designated by suitable reference characters in each of the views, and in which Fig. l is a perspective and sectional view of a seat in a vehicle, showing one method oi mounting my improved holder in connection therewith.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged detail view of the holder detached with part of the construct-ion broken away and in section.
Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of F ig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a perspective-view of a mounting plate which I employ.
Fig. 5 is a detail view of a latch plate which I employ; and, f
Fig. 6 is a transverse, sectional view through the plates 4 and 5 in assembled relation.
For the purpose of illustrating one use of my invention, I have indicated in F ig. 1 of the drawing, the front seat 10 of a motor vehicle,
to the back wall 11 of which is supported one of my improved holders '12. It will be so understood at this time, however, that my holder is not limited to the specific mounting herein disclosed, as thesame'may be supported in connection with any desirable support in a 1 vehicle, the sole purpose being to provide a holder for supporting an umbrellain such manner as to prevent the same from coming in contact with upholstery or finishings within the vehicle as well as from coming in c'ontact with the people in the vehicle.
This is especially desirable in supporting umbrellas in railway trains, busses and other public conveyances, as will be apparent;
In the specific use illustrated in Fig. 1 of the drawing, I have shown one practical manner of mounting the holder at the rear of the front seat of a pleasure vehicle, such for example as a sedan. In this specific use of my invention, I provide as later described,
a pivotal mounting for the holder so as to facilitate the insertion and withdrawal of'an umbrella by moving the holder into the position indicated in dotted lines in Fig. I, itbein understood that some long umbrellas could not conveniently be removed vertically from a vertically arranged holder by virtue ofthe limited head room provided in such vehicles.
In addition to facilitating the insertion-and removal of the umbrella, the pivotal mounting also facilitates compact packing of suitcases and other articles. within the rear com partment of the vehicle, by movement of the holder into horizontal position.
In the construction shown, the holder 12 consists of an'elongated tubular body of a cross sectional contour such as in-dicatedin Fig. 3' of the drawing, and being. slightly conical in form, the walls being contracted to the lower end of the holder.
This tubular body in the construction I00 of the umbrella, thus supporting the same in I the holder against rattling movement, one umbrella bemg mdicated at 18 supported in the chamber i l. The holder may be com- H posed of any desired material, and the tubular portion thereof above the cap lfi-may, if desired, be of openwork structure so as to permit air to circulate through the holder, aiding in drying the umbrella while in transit. V
In the specific use of the device shown in I Fig. 1 of the drawing, I provide a pivotal mounting for the holder arranged above the center thereof, so that the holder will normally maintain a vertical position by the action of gravity, the pivotal mountingin the construction shown consisting of a plate 19 attached to the support, for example, the seat or the back wall 11 thereof, by screws passed through screw holes 20, the plate having an outwardly directed pivot pin 21, the
if beveled head 22 of which is mounted in an aperture 23 formed in a plate 24 attached to the rear of the holder 12, so that the plate 24 and holder are free to rotate on the pin 21.
I also preferably provide the plate 19 with two springcatch devices 25 adapted to enter apertures 26 formed in the plate 24 when said plate and the holder 12 are rotated ninety degrees from the perpendicular into the hori- Zontal. position indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 1 of the drawing so as to tensionally support the holder in horizontal position. It will be understood that the springs 25 are not absolutely essential, nor am I necessarily limited to the specific structure of the pivotal means herein disclosed, it being understood that the plate or disk 24- is secured to the yholder 12 in any desired manner, such for example, as by welding, if the tubular portion of the holder 12 is composed of metal.
IIowever, if the same is composed. of fibre,
rubber or other materials, which cannot be welded, other'securing means known to those skilled in the art will be provided.
4 'My-improveddevice provides a simple, eco nomical and yet practical means of supporting and storing an umbrellain a vehicle of any kind or class, obviating thepresent disadvantages and inconveniences ofmounting a wet umbrella in a vehicle,which in addition I to soiling the upholstery andfinishings in the vehicle, was also objectionable to the occupants of the vehicle by reason of the fact that the same came in contact with the clothing or apparel of the occupants.
scribed It will be understood that while I have shown one use of my invention and have referred to other uses, that my invention is not limited to any specific use or method of mounting the holder, and various changes in and modifications of the construction herein shown and described may be made within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of my invention or sacrificing its advantages.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In an umbrella holder of the class described comprising an elongated tubular body, means forpivotally mountingv said body in connection with a support comprising a disk on said holder adjacent the upper end thereof and having spaced apertures, a mounting plate secured to the supportand having a piVOt pin. on which said disk is mounted to rotate, said mounting plate having spaced spring catch devices adj acent-the .pivot pin thereofand adapted to cooperate with the apertures in said disk to retain the holder in horizontal position with respect to its support, and said tubular bodybeing formed from a single tubeof metal contracted to the lower end of said body and fashioned to form two substantially semicircular portions subdivided by a central partition wall to form two independentumbrella receiving compartments. 7 V i 2. In an umbrellaholder of the class described comprising an elongated tubular body, means for .pivotally mounting said mounting plate secured'to the support and having a pivot pin on which said disk is mounted to rotate, said mounting'plate having spacedspring catch devices adjacent the pivot pin thereof and adapted to cooperate with the apertures in said disk to retain the holder in horizontal positionwith respect to two independent umbrella receiving compartments, and a cup shaped receptacleclosing the lower end of said tubular body and forming a chamber for receiving the drain- I age from the umbrella, and a cap detachable with respect to said receptacle for draining the same. 7 I
3. An umbrella holder of the class decomprising an elongated body formed from a single tube, the walls of which are taperedto the lower end ofsaid' body,
the upper portion of said tube being pressed form in the tube two substantially semi circular chambers subdivided by a longitudinal partition wall means for pivotally mounting said body in connection with a support comprising a disk on said holder adjacent the upper end thereof and having spaced apertures, a mounting plate secured to the support and having a pivot pin on which said disk is mounted to rotate, and said mounting plate having spaced spring catch devices outwardly of said pivot pin adapted to cooperate with the apertures in said disk to retain the holder in horizontal position with respect to its support.
4. An umbrella holder of the class described comprising an elongated tubular body of rigid material, the walls of which are contracted at the lower closed end thereof and flared to the upper open end of said body, a drainwater receptacle at the lower end of said tubular body, and means involving a fixed pivot disposed below the open end of said body for supporting said tubular body normally in upright position and for permittin the swinging movement of the open end portion of said body on the pivot in each of at least two directions through an arc of at least to permit the swinging movement of the open end of said body in either of at least two directions in the insertion and removal of an umbrella With respect to the holder.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name this 29th day of Sept. 1931.
HARRIET J. MOTT.