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March 1, 1938. D GOLDBERG 2,109,881
BATHING BEACH ACCESSORY Filed June 25, 1956 Patented Mar. 1, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE" BATHING BEACH ACCESSORY David Goldberg, Newport News. Va. Application June 25, 1936, Serial No. 87,298
This invention relates to an improved bathingbeach accessory and seeks, among other objects,
a device employing stakes which may be readily stuck into the sand for supporting the pad at one end to provide a head and back rest and wherein by simply forcing the stakes deeper into the sand, the inclination of the head and back rest may be readily varied. I
Another object of the invention is to provide a device which will be light in weight, which will be characterized by structural simplicity so that the device may be manufactured and sold cheaply. and which will be well adapted to withstand the customary careless use of beach accessories.
And the invention seeks, as a still further object, to provide a device which may be compactly folded and handily carried.
Other and incidental objects of the invention -not specifically mentioned in the foregoing will appear during the course of the following description and in the drawing which forms a part of this application,
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing my improved device ready for use.
Figure 2 is a sectional view on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary inverted perspective view particularly showing one of the stake keepers at one end of the cross bar of the device.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary elevation showing the upper end of one of the stakes.
Figure 5 is a perspective view showing the device folded.
Flgure. 6 is a fragmentary perspective view showing a slight modification.
Figure '7 is a fragmentary perspective view showing a further slight modification.
In carrying the invention into eilfect, I'empioy -a cross bar It which may be of wood or other suitable material and attached to the cross bar.
is a U-shaped canopy frame II the ends of which are engaged through the cross bar near its extremities. The frame II is preferably formed of metal and the sides thereof are curved longitudinally so that the canopy will be bowed.
Attached to the ends of the cross bar In, as
particularly shown in Figure 3 of the drawing, are
U-shaped keepers l2, preferably of suitable resilient sheet metal, and integral with one end portion of each of the keepers is a flange l3. As will be observed, the flanges l3 overlie the top face of the bar I 0 adjacent its ends so that the keepers I 2 will thus house and protect the ends of the bar from injury, and extending transversely through the ends of the keepers and through the bar are rivets l4 rigidly connecting the keepers with the bar. Preferably, the rivets I 4 are disposed adjacent the ends of the canopy frame I I so that the weight of the frame cannot cause the frame to swing or twist relative to the bar and split said bar. Moreover, the ends of the frame extend through the flanges i3 of the keepers I! so that said flanges will largely sustain the twisting thrust of the frame. As will be perceived, the keepers I2 provide sockets II at the ends of the bar I ii and these sockets are closed at their upper ends by the flanges I3.
In conjunction with the cross bar I0 I provide a pair of stakes it which may be of wood and are of suitable length.- As shown in detail in Figure 4, the stakes are notched at their upper ends to provide tongues ll andextending laterally from the lower ends of the tongues are shoulders l8. The tongues II are of a size and shape to snugly but removably fit within the sockets ii of the keepers l2 so that the shoulders l8 will extend beneath the cross bar Ill at its ends for rigidly supporting the bar while, however, the stakes may be easily and quickly detached when so desired.
In this connection, I have shown a slight modification of the invention in Figure 6 of the draw- .ing. Embracing the ends of the cross bar are metal straps I9 and extending transversely through the bar and said straps are bolts preferably equipped with wing nuts. Swingingly mounted on the bolts are stakes 2i held in vertically adjusted position by the wing nuts. By loosening these nuts, the stakes may be swung to folded position extending along the bar when the nuts may be again tightened for securing the stakes in folded position.
In Figure 7 of the drawing, I have showmanother modificationwherein the cross bar is provided near its ends with slots 22. Stakes 23 are provided and formed on the stakes are tongues 24 snugly'engageable in said slots, the stakes being freely detachable. 7
Attached to the cross bar I0 is a pad 25 comprising an oblong bag in which is disposed suitable filling 26. The bag is preferably formed from a single length of appropriate water-proofed fabric doubled upon itself to provide overlapping top and bottom plies which-enclose the filling it while one end portion of said length of fabric is extended to provide a canopy web 21. The iongitudinal margins of the overlapping top and bottom plies of the fabric are, ofcourse, stitched together to provide the bag and, at one end of the bag, the end of the top ply is stitched to the bottom ply for closing said bag. The extended end of the bottom ply is then utilized to provide a loop 28 which is preferably secured by the same stitching which closes the bag, whence the extended end of the bottom ply is appropriately stitched to the canopy frame II to provide a canopy which extends upwardly and forwardly with respect to the cross bar Iii. The canopy web 21 and the bag of the pad. 25 are thus formed from the same piece of material and, as will be noted, the loop 28 is adapted to snugly receive the cross bar Ill so that the pad is thus securely attached to said bar.
The web 21,015 the canopy preferably carries a transverse pocket 29 adapted to snugly but removably receive the stakes l6 and also attached to the canopy web at its lower side is a pocket 30 adapted to receive cigarettes or the like. At-
' tached to the free end of the web 21 is a loop SI and attached to the lower side of the pad 25 is a button 32.
In Figures 1 and 2 of the drawing 1 have shown my improved device arranged ready for use. As will be noted, the stakes ii are pushed into the sand a proper distance apart when the keepers I! of the cross bar ID are engaged over the tongues I! at the upper ends of the stakes.
The stakes will thus support the cross bar to sustain the pad 25 elevated at one end to provide a head and back rest for a person sitting or reclining on the pad and will also sustain the canopy to overhang the pad and provide shade. A highly desirable beach accessory is thus provided and, of course, the inclination of the head and back rest may be adjusted simply by pushing the stakes l6 further into the sand for lowering the cross bar l0.
To fold the device, the cross bar I is detached from the stakes it when the stakes are pulled up and placed in the pocket 29. The pad 25 is then rolled upon itself, as shown in Figure of the 3| is engaged with the the canopy about the drawing, when the loop button 32 for securing folded pad and retaining the pad in folded position. Accordingly, the cross bar l0 may then be utilized as a handle for the folded device so that by grasping said bar, the device may be handily ,carried. I
Having thus described the invention, .1 claim:
1. A device of the character described including a cross bar, a frame carried thereby, a length of fabric doubled upon itself and secured at its side margins to provide a bag, one end of said length of fabric being secured to said bar for connecting the bar therewith andthence connected with said frame to provide a canopy, filling enclosed by the bag to provide a pad adapted to lie upon the ground, and stakes connected with theends of the bar respectively for supporting the bar to sustain one end of the pad in elevated position shaded by said canopy.
2. A device of the character described including a pad adapted to lie upon the ground, a cross bar engaged with one end of the pad, stakes connected with the ends of the bar respectively for supporting said bar to sustain said end of the pad elevated to provide a head and back rest for a person reclining on the pad, a canopy carried by said bar to provide shade for the elevated end of the pad, the pad being foldable to lie at one side of the canopy, and means comprising a part on the canopy engageable with a part on the pad for securing the pad folded and connecting the folded portion of the pad to the canopy, whereby the device may be carried by grasping the cross bar.
3. A device of the character described including a pad adapted to lie upon the ground, a cross bar engaged with one end of the pad, keepers carried by the ends of the bar and having flanges overlying the bar, a canopy carried by the bar and including a frame having sides extending through said flanges to engage the bar, said flanges tending to limit the frame againstswinging movement about the bar as a center, and stakes retained by said keepers for supporting the bar to sustain said end of the pad elevated to provide a head and back rest fora person reclining on the pad.