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Publication numberUS2509934 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 30, 1950
Filing dateMay 28, 1947
Priority dateMay 28, 1947
Publication numberUS 2509934 A, US 2509934A, US-A-2509934, US2509934 A, US2509934A
InventorsMurray Glen D
Original AssigneeMurray Glen D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Repairman's creeper
US 2509934 A
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W 1950 G. D. MURRAY REPAIRMAN'S CREEPER Filed May 28, 1947 Fig.2.

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Inventor Glen D. Murrdy Patented May 30, 1950 3 Claims.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in creepers and the primary object of the present invention is to provide a creeper including a novel head rest for use of automobile mechanics when they desire to work beneath the vehicle in a comfortable position.

Another important object of the present invention is to provide a creeper including no-vel means for vertically adjusting the head rest relative to the creeper platform.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a. device of the character referred to that is so designed to enable a mechanic to readily and quickly move about beneath a vehicle in a safe manner and to facilitate the mechanic to be in a comfortable inclined position for long periods of time.

A still further aim of the present invention is to provide a creeper of the class described that is simple and practical in construction, strong and reliable in use, relatively inexpensive to manufacture, and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.

Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer tolike parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a, perspective view of the creeper,

the head rest being shown in a. slightly raised position;

Figure 2 is a longitudinal vertical sectional View taken through the center of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a side elevational View of the creeper, showing the head rest in a lowered position; and,

Figure 4 is a transverse vertical sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Figure 3.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, wherein for the purpose of illustration, there is disclosed a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the numeral it represents a plurality of transversely spaced parallel cross-bars, on which is suitably secured a substantially rectangular platform [2, of any suitable material.

Extending longitudinally between the terminal portions of the cross-bars is a pair of side members It also abutting the side edges of the platform.

Suitably mounted at the terminal portions of side members [4, intermediate the end cross-bars, are the bases [6 of casters mounted on the side members to permit the desired swivelling and universal movement of the creeper in all directions.

l8 which are so The numeral 2c designates generally the head rest or back rest, comprising a, flat substantially rectangular member :22, the side edges of which are bent into channels as that engage side members at one end of the platform. The outer faces .of these channels extend outwardly past the member 22 and are provided with a plurality of longitudinally spaced notches zt, that are selectively engaged by a locking bar 3@.

A pair of blocks or anchor members 32 are suitably secured to the underside of the side members at one end and the angular extensions 84 at one end of faces 26 are pivoted as at 35 to these blocks 32. Suitably secured to member 22 at one end, and between the channels 24, is a pad or cushion 36 which supports the users head.

To prevent the sharp edges of the channels 2% from tearing or scratching the person using the creeper, there are provided angular guard bars 38 which are suitably secured to the channels and spaced slightly from the notches so as to permit selective adjustment of the locking bar in the notches.

In practical use of the creeper, the head rest is normally disposed horizontally so that member 22 bears against platform l2, and channels 24 embrace the side members. When desired, the head rest may be raised to the selected height and by engaging bar 39 in the notches 28 the bar will bear against the side members and retain the head rest at an inclined angle with the platform.

In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings it is believed that a clear understanding of the construction, operation and advantages of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly deemed unnecessary.

It is to be understood, however, that even though there is herein shown and described a preferred embodiment of the invention the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described and the scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A creeper comprising a wheeled frame including a pair of spaced parallel side members, a platform carried by the frame, a head rest pivoted to the frame intermediate the ends thereof, a pair of channel members carried by the head rest embracing the side members of the frame when the head rest is in a lowered position, said channel members including outer longitudinal leg portions having free longitudinal edges, said longitudinal edges of said outer leg portions including a plurality of longitudinally spaced notches, a latch bar selectively engaging said notches and bearing upon the side members of said frame to retain the head rest in a raised position, and means carried by the outer leg portions of said channel members for retaining the latch bar positioned relative to the head rest when the latter is in a lowered position and for guiding the sliding movement of the latch bar toward the side members of said frame when the head rest is raised.

2. A creeper comprising a wheeled frame including a pair of spaced parallel side members, a platform carried by the frame, a head rest pivoted to the frame intermediate the ends thereof, a pair of channel members carried by the head rest embracing the side members of the frame when the head rest is in a lowered position, said channel members including outer longitudinal leg portions having free longitudinal edges, said longitudinal edges of said outer leg portions including a plurality of longitudinally spaced notches, a guard bar carried by each of said outer longitudinal leg portions and underlying the free longitudinal edges of said outer longitudinal leg portions, and a latch bar slidably carried by the guard bars for selective locking engagement with said notches, said latch bar being supported upon 4 the side members of said frame to retain the head rest inclined relative tothe frame.

3. A creeper comprising a wheeled frame including a pair of spaced parallel side members, a platform carried by the frame, a pair of pivot blocks carried by the lower face of said platform, a head rest including a pair of spaced channel members for engaging the s ide members when in a lowered position, extensions carried by the channel members pivoted to said pivot blocks, said channel members including outer leg portions having a plurality of longitudinally spaced notches, and a sl idable locking latch selectively engaging said notches for locking the head rest in a raised position.

GLEN D. MURRAY.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 813,799 Hunzinger Feb. 27, 1906 829,589 Leavitt Aug. 28, 1906 845,039 Leavitt Feb. 19, 1907 1,550,462 Sisbower et a1 Aug. 18, 1925 1,593,801 Koch July 27, 1926 2,430,662 Barton Nov. 11, 1947

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Classifications
U.S. Classification280/32.6, 5/652
International ClassificationB25H5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB25H5/00
European ClassificationB25H5/00