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"0.1.17, 1950 R. A. ZANDER 2,526,527
Filed Nov. 26, I 2 Sheets-Shady;
Oct. 17, 1950 R. A. ZANDER EASEL F'nea 26, 1948 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented'oct. 17, 1950 UNITED STATESPATENT OFFICE EASEL Raymond A. Zander, Chicago, Ill.
Application November 26, 1948, Serial No. 62,149
This invention relates to improvements in easels for artists use generally although capable of other uses. One object is to provide an easel having adjustable and folding features that facilitate the work of artists of different stature and work of different types. A further object is to provide an easel adapted when not in use to be folded or collapsed to permit it to be stored, shipped or readily carried from place to place.
A further object is to provide an easel stoutly constructed but light in weight that is durable in use, inexpensive to manufacture and that is attractive in appearance. More specifically the invention resides in the arrangement and combination of parts and in the details of construction described in the specification and particularly pointed out in the appended claim. It is understood that I do not limit myself to the precise embodiment of the invention herewith as various changes may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention. I intend no limitations other than those imposed by the claims.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a front or face view of an easel according to the invention.
Fig. 2 is a side view of Fig. 1,
Fig. 3 is a horizontal cross sectional view through Fig. 2 on the line 33.
Fig. 4 is a cross sectional view through Fig. 2 on the line 4-4.
Fig. 5 is a view of the easel in rear elevation,
Fig. 6 is a view of Fig. 5 as seen from the side.
Fig, '7 is a top plan view of a modified form of tray that may be used.
Fig. 8 is a front or face View of the tray of Fig. '7 in elevation.
Fig. 9 is a further modified form of tray, and,
Fig. 10 is a front or face view of the tray of Fi 9.
The reference numeral l denotes :a long narrow oblong base provided with feet 2, the greater extent of the base being of preferably solid construction except the central portion being hollowed out to receive the lower ends of the upright structure comprising the outer standards 3, 4 andthe central standard 5, all of said standards spaced apart throughout their length, the outer standards formed with elongated slotsfi extending almost from end to end thereof. The lower ends of the standards are secured firmly in position in the hollow base portion by nails or like fastening means and the outer standards con- 1 Claim. (Cl. 248195) nected to the base by the small anchor blocks 1. The three standards are connected together at their upper ends by the face plate 8 across their front faces and by a block 9 across their rear faces.
Slidably received in the upright structure between the standards are the spaced bars l0, l0 ofthe extension ll, said bars being of a width and depth substantially common to that of the standards 3, 4, 5 but preferably of lesser length, said bars secured'together by the head rest [2 and the stud I 3 received between the bars and secured thereto and to the head rest by screws or the like. The bars H1, H0 at their lower ends are secured together by fore and aft plates I4 between which the standard 5 may be received in its movements incident to adjustment of the extension.
Secured to the rear face and longitudinal central portion of the base by the hinge I5 is the brace 16 having a beveled forward termination l1, said brace connected at its opposite end by the hinge [8 to the lower section it of the sectional leg I9, 20, the section 26 formed with a longitudinal central slot 2| and connected by the hinge 22 to the aforesaid block 9. A bolt 23 carried by the leg section i9 extends through the slot 2| and carries a wing nut 2 for tightening the sections together in adjusted position, the section 20 slida-ble along the face of section IS through the straps 25, 25 of metal preferably and substantially U-shape, said straps secured to the section [9.
A tray 26 preferably of slightly arcuate shape is formed along a portion of its forward edge with a recess 21 to facilitate its application to the easel, a wing 28 secured to the lower face of the tray by screws 29 also having secured thereto the rests 30 that receive the table portion of the tray, said tray also having adjustably secured to its table portion the angular stops 3i formed with elongated slots 32 receiving the screws 33, this arrangement permitting adjustment of the stops when the screws are loosened. The wing 28 has secured thereto the plate by screws 35 while bolts 36 extending through wing 28 and plate 34 extend through the elongated slots and receive wing nuts 31 to lock the tray in adjusted position upon the upright structure.
In lieu of the tray'26 a tray 38, Figs. 7 and 8, may be employed differing in the provision of a stop rail or bead39 adjacent its forward edge, the edge of the tray remote from the upright structure being preferably straight and a U-shaped yoke 45 having threaded terminals passes about the upright structure and then through the wing 4| and plate G2, the threaded yoke terminals receiving Wing nuts 3? to secure it in adjusted position, the yoke being movable longitudinally of the structure when the wing nuts are loosened. As shown in Figs. 9 and 10 the tray 3 has the table l l provided with the rail or head :35, the table supported by blocl-r. as secured to the wing ll, said Wing receiving bolts that carry the anchor board 29 that together W. h said bolts forms a yoke for securing the tray to the upright structure, the bolts passing through the slots 6, E of said structure. Bearing blocks receive the bolts 8 between the Wing nuts 5! and wing :2": While similar blocks 52 secured to the anchor board bear against the upright structure.
In use the tray is to carry the tools and supplies such as paints, oils, etc. of the artist user and the tray may be adjusted vertically along the upright structure. The canvas or the like may e rested against the bead angular stops of the tray and the angle of the unright structure ma" be adjust l to the perpendicular by telesconing or extene. ng the leg sections i9, 25.
When it is de rred fold 4 movable pintle that permits removal of half of hinge l8 so that when folded With the brace I6 against leg section Hi the pintle may be used to connect the hinge halves carred by that leg section and brace as shown in Fig, 6.
What is claimed is:
In an easel, a base, an upright structure carried thereby, a sectional extensible leg secured to said structure, a half hinge carried by one leg section intermediate its extremities, a brace hinged to said base, a separable sectional hinge releasably connecting said brace to said one leg section, said leg sections in retracted position disposable against said upright structure, said brace in one position disposable against said one leg section, said separable sectional hinge in the last named position of said brace, with one hinge section removed, adapted for connection With said hah hinge.
RAYll IGND A. ZANDER.
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