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Publication numberUS2493833 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 10, 1950
Filing dateAug 4, 1947
Priority dateAug 4, 1947
Publication numberUS 2493833 A, US 2493833A, US-A-2493833, US2493833 A, US2493833A
InventorsWilliam R Reynolds
Original AssigneeWilliam R Reynolds
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Boat canopy and frame
US 2493833 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Jan. 10, 1950 w, REYNOLDS 2,493,833

BOAT CANOPY AND FRAME Filed Aug. 4, 1947 Will/ 0m R. Reyna/J: I INVENTOR.

Patented Jan. 10, 1950 BOAT CANOPYAND 'Wllliam R. Reynolds, Dallas, Tex.

Application August 4, 194'], Serial No. 765,875 1 4 Claims.

f This invention relates to foldable canopy {frames and more particularly to collapsible canopy frames for boats.

The principal object of the invention is toprovide a canopyfram-e consisting of a pair of spaced 'apart bows of'resi'lient material, each comprised of pivoted'sections,the free ends'of which carry clamps for securement to the sides of a boat. Moreover, the invention includes a flexible canopy whose width is equal to half the length of a bow and whose ends carry rings embracing the bows to enable the canopy to be moved on the latter with the diurnal travel of the sun to shield the occupants of the boat against the rays thereof.

Another object of the invention is to provide a canopy frame for boats which, by virtue of its foldability, can be readily carried, stored or shipped in a comparatively small space and because of its simple construction, the frame is easy to install and as easily detached from a boat.

With the foregoing objects in view, the invention has further reference to certain features of accomplishment which will become apparent as the description proceeds, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein:

Figure l is a fragmentary perspective view of a boat showing the invention mounted thereon.

Figure 2 is a fragmentary view of one of the bows showing the manner in which the canopy is attached thereto.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary view of the bow hinge in longitudinal section, showing a collar serving as the means for securing the canopy in adjusted positions on the bows, and

Figure 4 is a fragmentary perspective view of one of the bows and canopy, showing the manner in which the bows are folded.

Continuing with a more detailed description of the drawing, reference is primarily made to Figure 1 wherein numeral denotes a boat, to the side rails H of which is secured the ends of a pair of bows in spaced apart relationship and generally indicated by reference numeral l2.

Each of the bows l2 consists of end sections l3 and an intermediate short section I4, to which the inner ends of the end sections are pivoted at a. The pivots a are spaced inwardly from the ends of the intermediate section l4 and adjacent the ends thereof are dimples I5 (Figure 3) which correspond with similar dimples 16 in the end sections l3 to hold the sections in longitudinally aligned relationship preparatory to forming the are shown in Figure 1.

The material of the bows is of a resilient .into relative parallelism.

characteristic in order that when tension thereon relieved, the bow sections will resume a straight position and thesections l3 and I4 maybe folded On the end of each end section I3 is mounte arsubstantially U-shapedmember l6 serving as :aclamp :by which the bow;is;secured to the sides ll of the boat ID. A bolt l'l passes through one leg of the member l6 and bears against the boat rail to secure the clamp thereon.

A canopy l8 of fabric or the like is adjustably mounted on the bows I2. The width of the canopy is equal to approximately half the length of a bow in order that it will shield from the sun's rays only the occupied portion of the boat exposed thereto, leaving adequate opening for ventilation.

In each end of the canopy I8 is a seam l8 en closing a cord 20. Notches 2| are made in the edge of the canopy to expose the cord. Rings 22 embrace the exposed cord and likewise encircle the bows I2 in the manner shown and are slidable thereon so that the canopy may be adjusted to follow the diurnal travel of the sun.

As a means to secure the canopy in adjusted positions, a collar 23 is mounted on each end of a resilient strip 24, passed through a seam 25 along each side edge of the canopy. A wing bolt 26 on the collar 23 holds the same against displacement from adjusted positions on the bow.

Manifestly, the construction as shown and described is capable of some modification and such modification as may be construed to fall within the scope and meaning of the appended claims is also considered to be within the spirit and intent of the invention.

What is claimed is:

l. A boat canopy including a frame comprised of a pair of spaced apart bows, each consisting of a pair of end sections and an intermediate section of resilient material, between the ends of which latter section the ends of said end sections are pivoted, means jointly carried by said sections for retaining the same in longitudinally aligned relationship, a canopy whose width is substantially less than the length of said bows and extending between the same, rings spaced along each end of said canopy and embracing said bows for adjustability thereon and means at each corner of said canopy for securing the latter in adjusted positions on said bows.

2. A boat canopy including a pair of resilient bo-Ws comprised of a pair of end sections and a short intermediate section, to which the end sections are pivoted adjacent their inner ends, means carried jointly by said end and intermediate sections for retaining the same in longitudinally aligned relationship, means on the outer end of the end section of each bow for securing said bows to the sides of a boat, a canopy whose width is substantially half the efiective length of said bow sections in extended position, rings spaced along each end of said canopy embracing said bows for adjustability of said canopy thereon and means ateach corner of said canopy for securing the same in adjusted positions on said bows.

hold the same in'adjust'ed positions on said bows.

WILLIAM R. REYNOLDS.

3. In a boat canopy, a foldable frame comprising bows, each consisting of longitudinally align-,- able end sections of resilient material and a short,

intermediate section to which said end sections are pivoted, a canopy having rings on each endthereof loosely embracing said bows, a stiffening strip passing through a hem in each side edge of said canopy, means'on each end of each strip ..-'for securing said canopy against displacement from adjusted positions on said bows and means carried jointly by the end and intermediate sections of said bows to hold the same in extended position. 4. In a boat canopy, a pair of frame members, each consisting ofa' plurality of outer and inner Thefollowing references are of record in the file of this patent:

20 Number REFERENCES CITED UNITED STATES PATENTS Name Date 113,323 Moflitt Apr. 4, 1871 841,719 Ross Jan. 22, 1907 1,061,547 Kennedy eta]. May 13, 1913 71,177,625 Hopper Apr. 4,1916

1,396,063 Schmidt Nov; 8, 1921 1,608,242 Sava .Nov. 23, 1926 1,690,285

Fleming Nov. '6, 1928

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Classifications
U.S. Classification114/361, 135/126, 296/104, 135/119, 135/906
International ClassificationB63B17/02
Cooperative ClassificationB63B17/02, Y10S135/906
European ClassificationB63B17/02