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M. H. SIEGEL June 15, 1937.
UMBRELLA HANDLE OR THE LIKE AND IDENTIFICATION MEANS THEREFOR Filed Nov. 4, 1936 IN VENTOR. eZ
Patented June 15, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE UMBRELLA HANDLE OR THE LIKE AND 3 Claims.
This invention relates to a handle for-an umbrella, parasol, cane or the like, and one object of the invention is to provide the handle with an improved identification or marking means which 5 not only serves as means for identifying the umbrella to which the handle is applied, but also serves as an ornamental upper terminal or head for the handle.
Another object of the invention is to so form 10 the handle and the head that the handle may be formed of translucent or opaque material and thus provide a backing against which an initial between the handle and the head will be prominently displayed when viewed through the trans- 15 parent head.
Still another object of the invention is to so mount the initial or other mark that it cannot slip out of its proper position and to also permit the applied mark to serve as anchoring means which will assist in retainingthe head in place when cement by means of which the head is secured has dried.
A still further object of the invention is to provide an improved umbrella handle and mark- 25 ing or identifying means which-is attractive in appearance, simple in construction and inexpensive to make.
With these and numerous other objects in view, my invention consists in the novel features of 30 construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafterreferred to and more particularly pointed out in the specification an claims. g The invention is illustrated in the accompany- 35 ing drawing wherein:
Fig. 1 is a view in elevation of an umbrella provided with a handle of the improved construction;
Fig. 2 is a view similar to Figure 1 showing an 40 umbrella provided with a handle of a somewhat different design;
Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the handle shown in Figure 1;
Fig. 4 is a view looking down upon the handle 45 with the head or cap removed;
Fig. 5 is a view looking at the under face of the head or cap;
Fig. 6 is a sectional view through the handle taken along the line 6-6 of Figure 4;
50 Fig. 7 is a sectional view taken through the head or cap along the line 1-1 of Figure 5;
Fig. 8' is a sectional view taken along the line 88 of Figure 3; and
Fig. 9 is a sectional view taken along the line- 55 8-9 of Figure. 3.
In' describing the invention, .1 shall refer to the drawing in which similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views. In Figures land 2, there has been shown a rolled umbrella I having the usual staff 5 2 to which the handle 3 of the improved construction is applied and secured in any desired manner such as forming its inner end with a socket in which the outer end portion of the stafl is fitted and secured by cement. 10
A groove 4 has been formed about the inner or lower end portion of the handle to receive a handle encircling portion of a hand cord 5. but
it is to be understood that'the groove and the hand cord may be omitted, if so desired. The only difference between Figures 1 and 2 is the shape of the handle, the handle in Figure 1 having a straight out upper end face extending diametrically of the longitudinal axis ofthe handle and the handle in Figure 2 having its upper end provided with a diagonally extending upper face.
A cap or head 6 is applied to the upper end of the handle 3 and between the confronting faces of the cap and the handle is deposited an initial or other insignia l which serves as an identifying mark or may be merely provided for ornamental purposes. 7
The handle 3 consists of a body of translucent or opaque material which may be gem stone, imitation ivory or the like which will not only provide an attractive looking handle but also serve as a background for the insignia l and cause the insignia to be clearly displayed when viewed through the head 6 which is formed of clear glass or any other transparent material found suitable. The insignia may be formed of paper, leather, a composition, or any other suitable material and the head or cap has its inner or under face formed with a recess or pocket a conforming to the contour of the insignia and attention is called to the fact that the insignia has bevelled marginal portions as shown at 9 in Figures 4 and 6, while the recess has sloping marginal walls Hi.
It should also be noted that surface H of the recess is roughened as indicated by stippling in Figure 5 so that the insignia will tightly adhere to the same when the cap or head is applied to the upper face of the handle and secured by cement, a transparent cement being used so that it will not interfere with a clear view of the insignia through the head. The insignia is cemented against the upper end face of the handle and sinceit fits into the recess 8 and is secured therein by cement, it will serve very efiectively as anchoring means and prevent the head or to cap from shifting transversely and moving out of its proper position upon the handle while the cement is drying or breaking loose from the handle when the umbrella is in use. The rough- 5 ening of the wall or surface 8 of the recess not only causes the insignia to tightly adhere to the same but it deep enough, will impart a stippled effect to the initial when viewed through the head. The handle may be manufactured in its l entirety at the factory with the head and the insignia applied thereto, or handles having unsecured heads and a supply of initials may be supplied to the dealer and a head having a selected initial or other insignia applied when the i umbrella is sold. From the foregoing description of the construction of my improved device, the operation thereof and the method of applying the same to use will be readily understood. It will be seen that I have 20 provided a simple, inexpensive and efllcient means for carrying out the objects of the invention and while I have particularly described the elements best adapted to perform the functions set forth, it is obvious that various changes in form, pro- 25 portion and in the minor details of construction may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the principles of the invention.
Having thus described the invention, what is 30 claimed is:
1. A device of the character described comprising a body of non-transparent material having a flat upper face, a cap of transparent material for the upper end of said body, and an insignia 35 element between confronting faces of the body and the cap spaced from marginal edges thereof, the cap having its under face formed with a adheringly secured to the upper face of the body 10' and formed with bevelled marginal faces, and the under face of the cap being formed with a recess formed with sloping marginal walls and conforming to the outline of the insignia element whereby the insignia element fits snugly into the recess and serves as an anchor for the cap when the cap is applied to the upper face of the body and adheringly secured thereto.
3. A device of the character described comprising a body having a flat upper end face, a cap of transparent material having a flat under face disposed against the flat upper face of said body and adheringly secured thereto, and an insignia element between confronting faces of the cap and body visible through the transparent cap, said insignia element being secured against the upper face of the body and the cap having its under face formed with a recess conforming ,to the outline of and snugly receiving the insignia element and having a roughened surface 0 engaging the insignia element and adheringly secured thereto whereby when the cap is applied to the head and adheringly secured to the upper face thereof, the insignia element will be firmly held in the recess and serve as an anchor for preventing transverse shifting of the cap.
MILTON H. SIEGEL.