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May'l4, 1940. L. D. ELLIOTT SUPPORT STRUCTURE Filed Aug. 11, 1957 [owls A ZV/fo ff,
myfmv a ATTORN FzYS Patented May 14, 1940 rice SUPPORT STRUCTURE Louis D. Elliott, New London, Iowa Application August 11,
My invention relates to improvements in support structures and more particularly to structures designed for supporting mail boxes and the like. i
One of the principal objects of my invention is to provide a support structure for mail boxes or the like which is simple in construction, durable in use and economical in manufacture.
Another object of my-invention is to provide a support structure of the above described character equipped with means whereby the same may be readily positionedin the ground and adjusted to various heights in relation thereto.
A furtherobject of my invention is to provide a structure of the above described character which may be readily moved from one location to another without disassembling the same,
gated quadrifrontal frame, each of the corners comprising an upwardly and inwardly inclined upright member 5 of angular formation in cross section and terminating at the upper end thereof in a laterally extending flange 6 having an extended portion 7. Each of the uprights are formed of apair of longitudinally extending right angularly disposed integrally connected sections. The end of one section is transversely cut to form a portion integral with a like size portion. integrally fashioned on the other section and said portions are arranged to form. anelongated right angularly disposed horizontally extending flange constituting a seat.
Each of said flanges or seats are formed with n aperture 8 for. registrywith similar apertures formed in a pair of bed plates 9 secured thereon by means of suitable rivets or the like. A mail Other objects and advantages will be apparent 1937, Serial No. 158,580 (Cl. 189--34) box M of ordinary construction issecured on the bed plates Q and embraced by the offset ends H3.
The upright members 5 are secured together in spaced relation by groups of transversely ex- 5 tending cross braces I! connected thereto intermediate or the upper and lower ends thereof.
Pairs of crossed diagonal braces are connected to. the ends of the upper and lower transversely ex-- tending cross braces on eachface of the frame 10 by means of suitablebolts it, or the like. v
The lower ends of the upright members are pointed for easy insertion in the ground. Obviously, the structure may be inserted in the ground at any desired height to give ready access to the mailbox.
Dueto the compactness and simplicity of the structure, the same may be readily removed from the ground and positioned in another location without disassembling any of the parts.
It is to be distinctly understood that various changes and modifications in construction and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing. from the spirit of the invention or scope of the appended claims.
Having described my invention, what I claim is:
1. A structural unit comprising, a member formed of a pair of angularly related sections with the end of one section terminatingin a flange lying ina planeangularly related to and extending away from both of said sections, said flange formed with a lateral portion extending. laterally relative to said end of said other section and said flange and portion cooperating with the end face of said end of said other section to provide a seat. y
2.A structural unit comprising, a member formed of a pair of angularly related sections of which the ends of the two are adjacent, one of said ends terminating in a flangelying in a plane substantially right angularly related to and extending away from both of said sections and formed with a lateral portion extending laterally relative of said other end, said flange and portion arrangedwith faces flush with each other 45 and the end face of said other end to cooperate with the latter to provide a seat. r
LOUIS D. ELLIOTT.