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Publication numberUS2000632 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1935
Filing dateJun 22, 1934
Priority dateJun 22, 1934
Publication numberUS 2000632 A, US 2000632A, US-A-2000632, US2000632 A, US2000632A
InventorsCharles Zingre
Original AssigneeJohn S Ziegelmeyer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Support for drooping plants
US 2000632 A
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May 7 1935. c. ZINGRE SUPPORT FOR DROOPING PLANTS Filed June 22, 1934 jiweiz'z ar fi/mr/ea Z577 V Patented May 7, 1935 SUPPORT FOR DROOPING PLANTS Charles Zingre, Webster Groves, Mo., assignor to John S. Ziegelmeyer, St. Louis, M0.

Application June 22, 1934, Serial No. 731,843

4 Claims.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in plant supports and has for its object the provision of a support which can be inserted into the ground and encircles or supports various plants, such as peonies, columbines, Chrysanthemums, and other plants which have tendency to droop or to fall due to the weight of the foliage or of the blossoms.

Another object of the invention is to form the encircling band or ring as well as the legs from a wire of suitable diameter so that the support is not conspicuous and does not detract from the appearance of the plant.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a support of the character described which when not in use can be folded or collapsed so that it does not occupy very much space and therefore can be conveniently stored.

With these and other objects in view, my invention consists in certain novel features of construction and arrangement of parts, hereinafter more fully described and claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which- Figure 1 is a top plan view of the support when in contracted position.

Figure 2 is a similar view but showing the support in expanded position.

Figure 3 is a side elevational view of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is an enlarged detail view taken on line 4-4 of Figure 2.

Figure 5 is an enlarged detail view taken on line 55 of Figure 2.

Figure 6 is a detail view, partly in section, showing in dotted lines the position of the ring when removing the legs.

Referring by numerals to the accompanying drawing, It! indicates a horizontally disposed band or ring and I2 the legs therefor. Ring I is split and the ends thereof are each formed with an eye or looped portion l4 through which the body portion of the other end passes. Thus each looped end I4 is slidably engaged with the ring near the opposite end thereof and said ring can be expanded or contracted as desired to facilitate the placing of the ring over the plant and to adjust the ring in accordance with the diameter of the plant or the spread of the stem thereof so that the latter are at all times in proper supporting relation with the ring.

In order to lock the ring in certain adjusted positions, the ring is formed in each end portion with a plurality of jogs or crimps l which are adapted to be engaged by the looped ends l4 whereby the latter are held against accidental disengagement and the ring is maintained in its adjusted position. Preferably there are four crimps in each end portion, thereby permitting the locking of the ring in maximum and minimum adjusted positions and two intermediate positions. However, any number of crimps may '5 be used and they may be disposed either in a horizontal or a vertical plane.

The ring is supported by three legs I! the lower ends of which are driven into the ground and the upper ends of which are looped as indicated at 5 for slidably engaging ring 10. These legs are of sufiicient length to hold the ring at proper height when the lower ends of said legs are driven into the ground. Preferably each loop I6 is formed by bending the upper end of the wire so that the extremity I! of said upper end extends horizontally below the looped portion l 6. This extremity 'l! is spaced from the leg portion at least the thickness of the ring wire so that said legs can be detached from and attached to said ring l0 simply by turning eachleg to bring the horizontal end I! thereof substantially parallel with the ring portion so that the latter can be passed through the space between the leg portion and said end portion l1. Thus the legs can be readily removed and attached in position without the use of tools and without destroying or deforming the looped portions. l6 thereof. Preferably three legs are used but where rings of larger diameter are utilized, the number of legs can be increased as desired. v

I claim: 7

1. A plant support comprising a split ring having each end provided with a loop which slidably engages the ring near the opposite end thereof, means on said ring for engaging said looped ends and holding them against accidental displacement whereby said ring can be adjusted to different diameters, and a plurality of legs having their upper ends pivotally mounted on said ring and adapted to have their lower ends driven into the ground for supporting said ring.

2. A plant support comprising a split ring having each end provided with a loop which slidably engages the ring near the opposite end thereof, means on said ring for engaging said looped ends and holding them against accidental displacement whereby said ring can be adjusted to different diameters, and a plurality of legs for supporting said ring, each leg having its upper end looped slidably and detachably to engage said ring.

3. A plant support comprising a split ring having each end provided with a loop which slidably engages the ring near the opposite end thereof, means on said ring for engaging said looped ends 66 and holding them against accidental displacement whereby said ring can be adjusted to different diameters, and a plurality of detachable legs for supporting said ring, each leg having its upper end looped slidably to engage said ring, the extremity of each looped end being spaced from the body portion of said leg to provide clearance therebetween whereby said looped end of each leg can be slipped from said ring. a

4. A plan support comprising a split ring having each end provided with a loop which slidably engages a ring near the opposite end thereoL said ring being provided near each end with a plurality of spaced-apart crimps for engaging the loop of the opposite end and holding it in adiusted position, and. a plurality of legs for supporting said ring, each leg having its upper end looped slidably and detachably to engage said ring, the extremity of each looped end being spaced from the body portion of said leg to provide clearance therebetween and permit detachment of said looped end from said ring.

CHARLES ZINGRE.

Referenced by
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US5048231 *Aug 1, 1990Sep 17, 1991Brown Dwight CPlant support constructed for compact nesting
US6912809Feb 25, 2003Jul 5, 2005Adam Gregg MalofskyPlant support system
Classifications
U.S. Classification47/47, 47/45
International ClassificationA01G9/12
Cooperative ClassificationA01G9/12
European ClassificationA01G9/12