US 1958716 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
May 15, 1934. s. A. ROACH n AL 8, 6
EASEL FOR CEMETERY WREATHS Filed Aug. 21, 195:
geraldA-lfi a fi 5/ K22 E %g INVENTORS W A ITTORNE Y Patented May 15, 1934 EASEL FOR CEMETERY WREATHS Gerald A. Roach and Karl F. Wagler, Youngstown, Ohio Application August 21,
This invention relates to easels.
The principal object of this invention is to provide an easel suitable for supporting a wreath to be placed on graves.
A further object is to provide an easel having a base that may be easily secured in the ground.
A still further object is to provide outwardly and upwardly extending securing arms for the attachment of the wreath.
We are aware that easels have been constructed to be used in cemeteries but one of the objections to ordinary easels now'in use is that sufficient provision has not been made for quickly and conveniently securing the easel to the ground. Many easels now in use do not make provision for easily and securely attaching a wreath thereto so that it will remain in a secured position.
With the foregoing and other objects in view 20 which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, can be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
The invention is illustrated in the accompany- 30 ing drawing, wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device.
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the device.
Figure 3 shows an easel secured to the ground and with a wreath positioned thereon.
By referring to the drawing it will be seen that the easel is provided with a base member 1 having a pair of down-turned legs 2. These townturned legs 2 are provided with pointed ends 3 in facilitating placing the same in the ground. 40 This may ordinarily be done by pressing downwardly upon the base 1 with ones foot. It will be seen that the easel has an upright 4 firmly attached to the base member 1 at a central point 5. This upright 4 is provided with a cross support arm 6 secured at a point 7 on the upright 4 preferably by soldering. It will be seen that the cross support arm 6 is provided with upwardly and outwardly extending ends 8. It .will
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also be seen that the upright 4 is provided with an upwardly and outwardly extending end 9. Each of these upwardly and outwardly extending ends 8 and 9 are in parallel relation to each other. The object of forming the upwardly and outwardly extending ends 8 and 9 is to provide means for attaching and firmly holding a wreath 10. (See Fig. 3.)
It will be seen that the wreath is also supported by means of the cross support arm 6 and the upright 4. For further securing the wreath there is provided an anchor member 11 which is slidably positioned on the upright 4 between the cross support arm 6 and the base 1. This anchor member 11 is provided with depended prongs 12 which are forced into the back portion of the wreath by sliding the anchor member 11 downwardly on the upright 4.
What we claim is:- 1. In an easel for Wreath, a base member, a pair of down-turned supporting a cemetery legs formed on said base member, pointed ends on said down-turned legs, an upright secured to said base member in a central position, an up wardly and outwardly extending upper end on said upright, a cross support arm secured to said upright, upwardly and outwardly extending ends on said cross support arm, these upwardly and outwardly extending ends on the cross support arm and on the upright being in a parallel relation to each other. 2. In an easel for supporting a cemetery ber slidably positioned on said upright for the purpose of holding said wreath in a secure position.
GERALD A. ROACH. KARL F. WAGLER.