US 2024728 A
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Dec. 17, 1935. H. L. GALSON 2,024,728
RESILIENT SUPPORT Filed Sept. 50, 1953 INVENTOR .GALSON A TORNEY Patented Dec. 17, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE RESILIENT SUPPORT Henry L. Galson, Philadelphia, Pa., assignor to Baldwin-Southwark Corporation, a corporation of Delaware This invention relates generally to improved means for supporting apparatus upon a flo'or and more particularly to an improved resilient glide for adjustably supporting relatively heavy objects such as an air conditioning unit for rooms, offices or the like.
While my impro'ved support is particularly adapted for air conditioning units of the selfcontained type wherein a compressor, condenser, evaporator and air circulating mechanism forms a self-contained unit adapted to be placed in a room or offlce to be cooled, my improved support may be otherwise employed especially with articles involving considerable weight. or vibration. However, in room coolers particularly of the type where the condensate dispo'sal means employs a liquid tray or receptacle that must be maintained substantially level to avoid overflow of the condensate, it is desirable to have the foot support of glide adjustable.
It is desirable to have the adjustability and resiliency contained in a unitary device whereby the article may be made cheaply and yet will have a high degree of durability and ease of operation and will also permit perferably a permanent connection between the article and the framework of the unit to be supported, while the adjustable connection is arranged so as to be subject only to the cushioned effects of vibration transmitted from the unit.
It is one object of my invention to provide an improved support embodying certain or all of the foregoing features. Another object is to provide an improved foot support so arranged that one of 'said members is adapted for fixed connection to a unit while the other member is adapted to carry an adjustable floor engaging element.
A further and more specific object is to have the floor engaging element adapted for adjustment from the top of the cushioned support. To provide an extremely simple, inexpensive and yet effective adjustable cushioned suppo'rt I employ an annular, preferably sheet metal, member in the nature of a housing while a coaxial internally threaded sleeve is permanently connected to said housing by an annular filler of rubber preferably vulcanized thereto. A foot piece having preferably aconvex surface has a stem extending upwardly'-,through said sleeve in threaded engagement therewith.
Other objects and advantages will be more apparent to those skilled in the art from the following description of the accompanying drawing in which: 5
Fig. 1 is a perspective of a room cooler unit,
part of which is broken away to show the application of my improved support;
Fig. 2 is a vertical section through my improved support;
Fig. 3 is a plan view'of the support. 5
In the particular embodiment of the invention which is disclosed herein merelyfor the purpose of illustrating one specific form among possible others that the invention might take in practice, I have shown an annular, preferably sheet metal, 10 housing I having a flange 2 while a coaxial sleeve 3 is provided with an axial opening, the lower portion 4 of which is threaded while the upper end 5 is preferably unthreaded.
Housing I and sleeve 3 are preferably permal8 nently connected by an annular rubber tiller 6 which may be directly vulcanized to the metal member I and 3. If desired the rubber contacting surfaces of these elements maybe suitably roughened, scored, threaded or otherwise suitably 20 treated to insure a tight bond between. the rubber and metal, it being noted that sleeve 3 is preferably threaded on its external surface.
An adjustable threaded stem 1 engageable with threads 4 on sleeve 3 extends entirely there- 2 through and has a squared upper end to receive a wrench or other suitable tool while the lower end has a concave convex glide 8 which may be welded or otherwise'suitably secured to screw 1. This screw may be any usual form of bolt having a 30 head 9 for attachment to glide 8, although it will of course be understood that the bolt may assume various shapes or sizes.
The support as above described is preferably disposed beneath any suitable framework Ill-of an article to be supported such as the room) cooler unit diagrammatically indicated at H. The frame 10 rests upon flange 2 which may be seecured together by welding, bolts, screws or the like, but in any event an opening 12 is formed in the frame 10 through which screw I extends.
Any number of resilient supports may be employed as are necessary to properly support and balance the article on the floor, but in any event itvis seen that the screw 1 is not only readily acsubstantial axial resilient support is provided thereby insuring not only maximum resiliency for maximum axial adjustment but of also effecting maximum cushioning or dampening of any vibrations that may emanate'irom the room cooler unit.
It will of course be understood that various changes'in details 01' construction and arrangement of parts may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.
I claim: 7 1. A support comprising a plurality of radially spaced members permanently secured together by a rubber annulus subject to tension when load is applied, and a floor engaging element adjustably carried by one of said members while said other member is adapted for connection to an article to be supported.
2. A support comprising a plurality of members having an interposed piece of rubber therebetween arranged so as to cause the rubber to be in tension when load is applied, one 01' said members being adapted for connection to an article to be supported and the other of said members carrying a floor engaging element, and means for adjusting the relative elevation between said floor 3. A support comprising, in combination, a pairv of concentrically disposed members, a resilient filler interposed between said members and permanently connected thereto, the outer one of said concentric members being adapted for connection to an article to be supported, and a stem threaded in and extending entirely through the inner one 01' said members and carrying a floor engaging element at one end and having provision at its other end for rotating the stem for adjusting the elevation thereof.
4. A support comprising a plurality 01' members having a resilient filler interposed therebetween and permanently connected thereto substantially only along axial lines thereby to cause said filler to be in tension when load is applied, a floor engaging element, and means for supporting said element by one 01' said members while the other member is adapted for connection to an article to be supported whereby any weight or vibration is transmitted to said element through said resilient filler.
HENRY 1;. GALSON.