US 2133883 A
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Oct. 18, 1938. H, E T 2,133,883
SKI CLAMP Filed May 24, 1933 Inventor 2 5 Q i ez'iizizg'yzfilziZez 26 B 5;
Attorney Patented Oct. 18, 1938.
PATENT OFFICE SKI CLAMP Hermngilde Aubert, Saint Adele, Quebec,
Canada Application May 24, 1938, Serial No. 209,759
7 Claims. (Cl. 28011.37)
The present invention relates to improvements in clamps for fastening skis and the like.
An object of the invention is the provision of a clamping device constructed so as to com- 5 pactly clamp skis and ski poles.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a clamp of the above character which may be readily secured in ski embracing position.
A further object of the invention is the provi- .10 sion of a clamp of the above character having closure means designed so that the clamp sections may be secured in any one of several closure positions.
Other objects and advantages of the invention 5 will become apparent as the description progresses.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and in which like reference characters are employed to designate corresponding parts throughout the same:
Figure 1 is a. perspective view of a preferred form of the improved clamping .device in position on a pair of skis, V V
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the same in closed position,
Figure 3 is an end elevational view of the same, Figure 4 is a similar view with the closure means in-partly open position,
Figure 5 is a similar view with theclamp sec,-
tions in widely spread relation,
Figure 6 is a perspective view of the clamp structure in fully open position,
Figure 7 is a front elevational view of a modified form of closure means in open position,
Figure 8 is a similar view showing the closure in fully closed position,
Figure 9 is a section taken on the line 9-9 of Figure '7,
Figure 10 is a section taken on the line ll0 40 of Figure 8,
Figure 11 is a section taken on the line Il--ll of Figure 8, and V Figure 12 is a section taken on the line l2-l2 of Figure 8. v
Referring to Figures 1 to 6 of the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustrationis shown a preferred embodiment of the invention, Ill and 'l I generally designate each of a pair of clamp sections, preferably formed of sheet metal or the like, embodying an elongated body portion formed at one end with right angular inwardly directed arm portions l2 and I3. These arm portions are formed to provide interfittinghinge knuckles I4 joined by a hinge pin I so as to 55 hingedly connect the sections at one end.
At the intermediate portions, each of the sections l0 and II is shaped to form an outwardly bowed semi-cylindrical portion II, shown to advantage in Figures 2 and 6.
g0 Within each of the bowed projecting portions At the outwardly projecting ends of the which is extended a transversely disposed turning pin 2|.
At the free ends of the clamp sections Ill and II are .provided fastening means for securing the sections in any one of a plurality of adjusted positions, that is, with the free end portions of the sections at variously spaced arrangement. With this in mind, a fastening member 23 is disposed so that one end is connected by a hinge joint 24 to the free end of the .clamp section Iii, this member preferably being in the form of a flat, elongated plate having attached to the outer end portion a stud 25 projecting from the outer face. The stud 25 embodies an exterior head of a diameter substantially greater than that of the shank portion. To the free end of the complementary clamp section l is connected a complementary fastening member 28 having one end thereof connected by a hinge. 21 with the section. Thefastening member 26 may also be in the form of an elongated plate corresponding substantially to the form of the plate 23 and is provided with a longitudinal slot 28 having an enlarged aperture 29 at the outer end portion.
Against the outer face of the fastening plate 26 is positioned a catch member 3| pivotally connected with the plate by a pivot pin 32 extended through the catch and plate adjacent the inner ends thereof, so as to assume a position parallel with the plate. Thus, the catch 3| may be swung about the pivot 32, through the medium of a knob 33 attached. thereto, in ,a plane parallel with the fastening plate 26. This catch member 3|, which may be advantageously formed of a sheet metal plate rounded at the ends, is provided with a plurality of, in the present instance three,
transverse slots 34 extending inwardly at longitudinally spaced intervals fromthe bottom longitudinal edge, as shown to advantage at Figures 3 and 5. At the inner ends, the slots 34 are shaped to form right angular notches 35"so that the slots are generally in the form of what are known as bayonet slots.
In applying the clamp assembly to a ski outfit including a pair of skis and a pair of ski poles, the skis are disposedwith the 'bottomfaces' to gether, as 'shown'at Figure 1, and the ski poles are disposed longitudinally against the outer or top faces thereof. When thus arranged, the curved jaws l8 and" the outwardly bowed projections l1. of'the clamp will embrace the poles while the remainder of the clamp will extend about'the"slds. m
The closure structure of the clamp is assembled by bringing the complementary closure elements 23 and 26 together and extending the head of the stud 25 through the enlarged aperture 29, enabling slidingconnection of these elements inasmuch as the stud shank is free to slide longitudinally through the slot 28. The final fastening connection is effected by swinging the pivoted catch member 3| from its raised position down- Wardly so that one of the plurality of bayonet slots 34 therein will engage the shank of the stud 25 to releasably lock the same and fasten the closure end of the clamp sections inrselectively adjusted position. This furnishes .a plurality of fastening adjustments at the closure end of .the clamp to accommodate skis .of varying .size andthicknessand enables tight clamping thereof.
.Aunodified .form :of the fastening 'or closure .means, shown at Figures 7 to '12 inclusive, em- :bodies a closure element 3:! connected .by a hinge 38 to one clamp section. 319 and consisting of .an elongated plate having :side extensions which are bent over to form angular guide channels 40 at the inner side of the plate. .At the outer face cf the :plate 3:! :is provided .a 'lever ibar 4i pivotally connected thereto by a pin 42 about which is positioned a coil :spring :43 :disposed .to yieldingly urge the lever against the .plate. Adjacent the 'freeiend of the lever :-is secured a transversely arranged pin "44 having ,a head 45 at its outer end to .form an actuating knob while the inwardly projecting zportion provides a .stud 45 adapted, when the lever is in .iastening .position, .to extend through an aperture 4'! in the plate.
The complementary closure element 49 is .in the form .of a similarlyshaped plate having the iongitudinal edge portions ibent inward to forum :flanges :50, :and is connected bya hinge 5| to the complementary clamp section 52. The plate 4.9 is provided with .a notch 53 and .a .pair of longitudinall-y Spaced. :apertures .54 and is adapted atoslide telescopically within the element 31.
This form tof the closure .is assembled .by .slidably mniting the. complementary elements .3] and =49 and disposing one of the apertures 54 in registration with the aperture "4:1. The ;lever 41 is then :swung from its :open angular-position, as .shown at Figure 57., to its longitudinal closing position, as shown at Figure 8, so that the stud *45 thereon will extend :through the aperture 4 1 and it'hfi aligned aperture :54 to lock the elements in selectively adjusted arrangement. The eleamentsunay be released by pulling the stud carryiing'en'd of the lever, through the instrumentality of the knob 45, away from the plate, against the action of the coilspring, so that the elements may be readily detached for opening the clamp sections.
It is 'to 'be understood that the forms of my invention herein shown and .described are to be taken as preferred examples of the same, and that various changes as to the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit .of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:-
1.- A clamp .of .the character described comprising a pair of clamp sections pivotally connected at one end, a .pair of co-acting fastener elements connected to the-freeends of the respective clamp sections and adapted for slidable'engagemen't, and a locking member connected to one 'of the fastener elements for locking .the said elements in one of a plurality of adjusted positions.
2. A clamp of the character described comprising a pair of complementary clamp sections pivotally connected at one end, a pair of slidably engageable fastener elements pivotally connected to the free ends of the respective clamp sections, the said elements having apertures therein, and -.a catch member pivotally connected to one of the fastener elements adapted to lock the elements by stud and aperture engagement for adjustably fastening the clamp sections.
-3. A'clamp of "the character described comprising a pair of complementary clamp sections pivotallyconnected at one end, a pair of coacting fastener elements connected to the free ends of the respective clamp sections adapted to :slidably engage by stud andislot connection, and a catch member pivotally connected to one (of "the iastener .elements engageable with the .stud to :secure the;free .ends .of :the clamp sections in a plurality of adjusted "positions.
4. .Inv a clamp .of the character described, a 'pairof complementary clamp sections pivotally connected 3.1330118 end, a .pair of complementary fastener elements pivotally connected to :the
,freeends of the respective clampsections adapted i to engage .in overlapping positions by stud .and slot connection, .and a slotted catch member pivotally connected to one of the fastener elements lengageable with-the stud-for adjustably fasteningthe clamp sections. f
5. In a clamp of the character described, a pair .of complementary clampsections hingedly connected at one end, a .fastening :element connected to .the free end of. one of the sections and having a stud projecting therefrom, a co-acting :fastening element connected to the free end of :the complementary sclamp section having a slot slidably engageable with the .stud, and means attached :to the slotted fastening telement :operable to engage the stud in varying positions vrelative .to the zslotted .element for fastening .the clamp zsectionsin selectively adjustable positions.
6. In a clamp of the character described, a pair of complementary \clanipzsections hingedly connected at onerend, 'a fastening element pivtotally connected to the free end of one :clamp section, a stud secured to r-and projecting from thesaid (fastening 'element, a complementary fastening ielement' pivotally connected to the :free end .of the complementary clamp section disposed to overlap the first fastening element and-having 1a .8101. therein .forslidably engaging the stud, and a catch member pivotally connected the the ssldtted fastening :element :provided with a plurality of spaced angular slots engageab'le with the'astud ifor'fastening zthezclamp sections in adjusted positions. l v
11.111 :aaclampv of the character described, a pair of clamp sections hingedly connected at .one end, a fastening element pivotally connected to the "free end of one clamp section, a lever pivotallyfmounted -on the said fastening element, means for yieldingly forcingthe said lever against the said fastening element, a stud at the free end portion" of the lever adapted to extend through an aperture in "said fastening element when the lever is in locking "position, and a complementary fastening-element pivotally con- 'nected to 'the-freeend of the complementary clamp section slidably engageable with the first fastening element and provided "with a plurality of spaced ap'erturesjengageable by the said stud 'for lockingthe elements injadjusted positions.