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Publication numberUS2504220 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 18, 1950
Filing dateDec 4, 1944
Priority dateDec 4, 1944
Publication numberUS 2504220 A, US 2504220A, US-A-2504220, US2504220 A, US2504220A
InventorsOhlandt Sr Alex A
Original AssigneeOhlandt Sr Alex A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Easel
US 2504220 A
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April 18, 1950 A. A. OHLANDT, SR 2,504,220

. EASEL Filed Dec. 4, 1944 ZVENTOR.

Patented Apr. 18, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE EASEL Alex A. Ohlandt, Sr.," St. Louis County, Mo.

Application December 4, 1944, Serial No. 566,505

This invention relates to improvements in easels. More particularly this invention relates to improvements in easels of the type used by florists for supporting wreaths, garlands, etc. These easels are sold for a very low price and the object of this invention is to produce an easel that will stand rigidly when put in place, may be folded up in compact form for shipment and be capable of production at a less substantial price than the present easels used in this work.

In the drawings Figure 1 shows a front view of the easel.

Figure 2 shows a side view of the easel.

Figure 3 shows the easel when ready for shipment and Figure 4 shows easel ready for use.

In the drawings 1 are front legs. No. 8 shows a horizontal member which may be used to connect the two legs. However such a member is not necessary where the two legs attached to each other at the upper end. No. 9 is a horizontal member, attached to the vertical legs in such a manner that it may rotate within certain limits. I prefer to fasten this member at each end by a nail driven through the legs. No. I0 is a lower horizontal member also capable of rotating. While I0 is shown free to rotate through 360 it is of course not necessary to have that range of rotation.

Attached to the member ID is a brace II. This brace preferably has an opening therein which is marked l2. No. I3 is a third leg attached to member 9. No. 14 is a projection on the third leg and I5 is a nail or other like device to engage the hole in the brace H. end of the brace is preferably cut square so that when the easel is to be set up the third leg is pulled outwardly and the brace is moved down so that the end of the brace fits closely against the top of the projection and the third leg thereby making the parts of the easel relatively rigid. A 90 angle is shown which I find most desirable. I do not limit myself to the present arrangement shown as other and varied changes may be made without departing from the scope of my invention.

What I claim is:

1. In an easel a pair of front legs, means for holding the legs at the upper part thereof, a horizontal member, a rear leg attached thereto, a lower horizontal member, pivoted to rotate between the front legs, a brace attached to the lower member at right angles thereof, a projection upon the rear leg and coacting means on the brace and the projection for holding the easel The 4 Claims. (01. 24s--195) in rigid connection whereby the end of the brace fits at right angles against the projection and the third leg.

2. In an easel, a pair of generally vertically disposed front legs, a generally horizontally disposed cross piece that extends between and is rotatably secured to each of said front legs, a rear leg that is rigidly secured to and is perpendicular to said cross piece, said rear leg being movable whenever said cross piece rotates, a second generally horizontally disposed cross piece that extends between and is rotatably secured to said front legs, said second cross piece being spaced vertically from said first cross piece, a brace that is rigidly secured to and is perpendicular to said second cross piece, said brace being movable whenever said second cross piece rotates, and coacting means on said brace and said rear leg to maintain said rear leg in engagement with said brace, said coacting means coopcrating with the rigid attachment of the rear leg to the first cross piece and the rigid attachment of the brace to the second cross piece to make the easel rigid.

3. In an easel, a pair of generally vertically disposed front legs, a generally horizontally disposed cross piece that extends between and is rotatably secured to each of said front legs, a rear leg that is rigidly secured to said cross piece, said rear leg being movable whenever said cross piece rotates, a second generally horizontally disposed cross piece that extends between and is rotatably secured to said front legs, said second cross piece being spaced vertically from said first cross piece, a brace that is rigidly secured to said second cross piece, said brace being movable whenever said second cross piece rotates, a stationary fastening member secured to said rear leg at a point intermediate the top and bottom of that leg, and a movable fastening member secured adjacent the free end of said brace, said fastening members being vengageable to hold said rear leg against movement relative to said front legs and being separable to permit movement of said rear leg relative to said front legs, said fastening members cooperating with the rigid attachment of the rear leg to the first cross piece and the rigid attachment of the brace to the second cross piece to make the easel rigid.

4. In an easel, a pair of generally vertically disposed front legs, a generally horizontally disposed cross piece that extends between and is rotatably secured to each of said front legs, a rear leg that is rigidly secured to said cross piece, said rear leg being movable whenever said cross 3 piece rotates, a second generally horizontally disposed cross piece that extends between and is rotatably secured to said front legs, said second cross piece being spaced vertically from said first cross piece, a brace that is rigidly secured to said second cross piece, said brace being movable whenever said second cross piece rotates, and coacting means on said brace and said rear leg to maintain said rear leg in,.engagement with said brace, said brace Ibeing shorter than the distance from the second cross piece to the bottom of the front legs and being movable into the plane of the front legs, whereby said rear leg can be moved toward the plane of the front legs until it contacts the second cross piece, said coacting means cooperating with the rigid attachment of the rear leg to the first cross piece and the rigid attachment of the brace to the second cross piece to make the easel rigid.

ALEX A. OI-ILANDT, SR.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/465
International ClassificationG09F1/00, G09F15/00, G09F1/14
Cooperative ClassificationG09F15/0062, G09F1/14
European ClassificationG09F15/00B8B, G09F1/14