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Publication numberUS1956502 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 24, 1934
Filing dateApr 28, 1933
Publication numberUS 1956502 A, US 1956502A, US-A-1956502, US1956502 A, US1956502A
InventorsPeter R. Galatowitsch
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination swing
US 1956502 A
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April 24, 1934. r P. R. GALATOWITSCH COMBINATION SWING Filed April 28, 1933 2 Sheets-Sheet l Peir- B. Gala/Z6 W (25507? ATTORNEYS April 24, 1934.

P. R. GALATOWITSCH COMBINATION SWING Filed April 28, 1933 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Peir .R .G alafawi g ATTORN EY$ Patented Apr. 24, 1934 UNITED .STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.

The invention relates to a swing and inore especially to a combination swing.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of a swing, wherein the same includes novel clamps, these being in the nature of double hooks pivotally connected together so that the swing can be suspended from a door casement or other frame as the hooks can be made fast to a horizontal support for the suspension of said swing, the latter being convertible for use as an ordinary swing or teeter device or seesaw and-is convertible at the'option of the user thereof.

Another object of ,the invention is the provision of a swing of this character, wherein the construction thereof is novel in form and in the suspension of the same from a support the latter will not become marred or damaged at the point where the clamps engage such support and the swing when hung is easily manipulated and readily convertible from an ordinary cross barswing to a seesaw.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a swing of this character, wherein the rocking beam hasiseat sections adjustably connected therein so that in event that persons of diflerent weight ride the swing such seats may be adjusted to give proper balance thereto, the swing when suspended being securely held as the double hooks are fitted with safety locks to prevent the loosening thereof or their accidental detachment and in this fashion the swing will be sturdy. and without liability of loosening from its support or dropping therefrom, thereby assuring perfect safety in the use of such swing.

A still further object of the, invention is the provision of a swing of this character which is comparatively-simple in construction, readily and easily converted, thoroughly reliable and etlicient in its purpose, strong, durable, and inexpensive to manufacture. 7

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be 5 hereinafter more fully described in detail, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which disclose the preferred embodiment of the invention, and pointed out in the claim hereunto appended.

In the accompanying drawings:

.30 Figure 1 is a fragmentary elevation of a support showing the swing constructed in accordance with the invention applied thereto.

Figure 2 is a side elevation of the swing. the

H support being shown in section.

" Figure 3 is a fragmentary perspective view showing a conversion of the swing for use as a seesaw. Figure 4 is a fragmentary enlarged vertical sectional view through one of the clamps of the swing.

Figure 5 is an enlarged sectional view on the line 55 of Figure 1 looking in the direction of the arrows;

Figure 6 is a sectional view on the line 6-6 of Figure 4 looking in the direction of the arrows.

Figure 7 is a detail sectional view through one of the couplings of the swing.

Figure 8 is an enlarged detail sectional view through the jaws of one of the clamps of the swing.

Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views in the drawings.

Referring to the drawings in detail, A desig nates generally a portion of a support, the same being shown to illustrate the suspension of the swing constituting the present invention and, hereinafter fully described. It is to be understood that the support can be in the nature of a doorway casing or other horizontal mounting.

The swing comprises a pair of suspension cables 10, each having at its opposite ends the split coupling eyes or rings 11 and 12 respectively, the latter being engaged about a reduced end 13 of a bar 14for the mounting thereof in suspension by the cables 10 as will be apparent and this bar constitutes the support of the swing for the occupancy thereof.

Each reduced end 13 of the bar 14 is formed with a socket 15 to accommodate a retaining bolt ,16, the latter held fast n the socket through a rivet 17 passed transversely through the bar and said bolt and the head 18 of this bolt retains the eye or ring 12 swiveled upon the bar 14 as should be obvious from Figure 5 of the drawings.

The eyes or rings 11 are loosely engaged in hangers, each including a hub 19 having therein anti-friction rollers 20 and carrying end caps 21. The hub 19 of each hanger receives a pivot pin 22 which is surrounded by the bearing rollers 20 confined within the hub. This pivot pin 22 is engaged in the suspension arms 23 of clamps.

Each clamp comprises pairs of jaws 24 and 25 respectively, the jaw 25 being pivoted at 26 to the jaw 24 for opening and closing move. ments. These jaws 24 and 25 are formed with inwardly and downwardly curved hooks 27 to engage with the support A as is clearly shown in Figure 2 of the drawings. The hub 19. is locatedbetweenthearms23 oithepairsoispaced jaws 24 while the pivot 22 is held engaged in said arms 23 by retaining caps 28 telescoped over the outwardly tapered ends 29 of said pivots and made last by rivets 30 passing through the caps 28 and said ends 29 and in this man-' ner the cables are suspended.

The jaws oteach of the pairs of clamps carry a cross piece 31; which is pivoted'in said jaws 25 to "be located therebetween and this cross piece has fixed therein medially or the same a safety locking stem 32 provided with a reduced threaded end 33 carrying an adjusting nut 34, the latter being adapted to abut the cross piece 35 at its outer side. This cross piece-is pivoted between the jaws 24 of eachpair of clamps and is provided with a suitable opening to receive the reduced threaded end 33 or the stem 32. In this manner the jaws 24 and 25 will be adjustably secured in their clamping position as is shown in Figure 4 of the drawlngs when the hook ends 2'! are in grappling relation to the support A.

The pairs or jaws 25 are held in spaced relation by a cross spacer member -37 fixed thereto in any suitable manner.

Formed centrally in the bar 14 is a socket 38 for accommodating the retaining pin 39 or a seat board 40, the same being notchedst 41 at opposite ends to provide a clearance for the rings or eyes 12 when the board is superimposed upon the bar 14 as shown in Figure l of the drawings. the swing invthe ordinary manner.

In lieu of the seat board 40 a rocking beam 42 may be substituted. This beam 42 carries a center pin 43 to engage in the socket 38 in the mounting of the-bar 42 upon the bar 14 as is clearly shown in Figure 3;ot the drawings.

This bar at its outer end carries seats 44, each,

being provided with a series of spaced holes for \the adjustable connection thereof in any suitable manner with the bar The adjustment 1 In the use of the seat board thereon and attached thereto.

The jaws 24 and 25 are formed with the bights 47,. these being directed toward each other and carry. resilient abutment strips 48 adapted to contact with the support A at bpposite side faces thereof to' avoiddamaging or in any manner marring such support when the clamps are applied thereura's should be clearly obvious.

The clamps when engaged with the support A will be held. secure through the safety. locks including the stems 32 and nuts 34 carried thereby, the'latter being adapted to work against the cross piece 36 and in thisiashion the jaws can not spread apart. I

What is claimed is: y A swing of the character described comprising a-pair or flexible suspension elements, a carrier hun'g by said elements, clamps for the latter and each including pairs of opposed pivotally connected inwardly and downwardly bent jaws for engagement with a support. horizontally arranged means pivotally connected crosswise with the opposed jawsior holdingthe same when engaged with the support and in latched relation one to the other, a hub carried by each clamp' below the pivotal connection of its jaws and having a central depending. eye for the coupling of '-the companion suspension element therewith; a

pivot pin received by said-hub and engaged with the clamp, and end caps carried by the pivot pin ;and made last to holdthe huh; clamp and said pin assembled. 7



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