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Publication numberUS2631652 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 17, 1953
Filing dateApr 19, 1949
Priority dateApr 19, 1949
Publication numberUS 2631652 A, US 2631652A, US-A-2631652, US2631652 A, US2631652A
InventorsBannister Le Roy D
Original AssigneeBannister Le Roy D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable milking stool
US 2631652 A
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March-.17, 1953 LE ROY D. BANNISTER 2631\,52

PORTABLE MILKING sToorJ Filed April 19. 1949 INVENTOR. ff LE ROY D. BANNISTEP.

BY if -Wmf/wrwzwmaw Patented Mar. 17, 19,53

U N l TED STATES PAT ENT OFFICE PORTABLEIVIILKING, STOOL Le Roy D. Bannister, Lake Placid, N. Y.

vApplication April 19, 1949, Serial No.' 88,242 i:

3 Claims. (Cl. 155-37.)

This invention relates-,to a milking stool, and

more particularly kto a portable, lightweight vide for the easy walking and movement'of theA user with the stool attached'to his Alegyand will be immediately positioned for supportingA the user upon bending ofthe Yleg on` which the stool is attached. The lightweight and 'compact arrangement of the stool will in no'manner interfere with the normal walking of the wearer to obstruct him in `his normal movement about the farm or dairy;

Another object of this invention is tor provide a milking stool of this kindwhich is light in weight and adjustable to suit the particular, `de-V sired seating height of a wearer, the use of this device being primarily for lsaving an appreciable amount of time during the milking operation generally required for movement of a support or" stool. With the use of a'stoolv of this'kind, b othV hands of the user are at all times free 'during' the vmilking operation-and may be employed for other uses than carrying *r-moving a V'support to` be used whilel milking.'

With the above and other objects iny view, my invention consistsinthe arrangement, combi# nation andr details of vconstructiondisclosed in" the drawings and specification,r andl thenA more particularly pointedV out in the appended claims.

In the drawings: a

Figure 1 isa side elevation ofthe-'portable milking stool constructed according to an embodi ment of my invention, shown as being positioned for seating of the user;

Figure 2 is a top plan viewA of the milking stool l` ing position, as

Figure 1. 1

The milking stool -IU is formed of an elongatedl supporting member or stand II which is subclearly shown in dotted lines in stantially U-shaped in conguration, being made of light metal, as aluminum or the like. The supporting member II is adaptedl to be positioned longitudinally of the foot of the ywearer in suchV a-'manner that the side arms I2 and I4 will be positioned on the'opposite sides of the ankle of* the ywearer and the bight'portion or connecting bar I5 at the forward end of thesupporting member II will be positioned substantially above the toe of the foot over which the supporting member 'f I I issecured. The bight portion I5 constitutes a base or vsupporting bar at the forward end ofthe supporting member I I which is adapted to be" positioned on the ground in the erected position of the supporting member whenv the supportingy member is positioned for supporting the wearer in a seated position'. The 1ongitudinally-extending side arms I2 and I4 are formed as channels.' being arcuate in configuration or concave, opening outwardly to dene a pair'of longitudinally-y extending channels I6 and I'I on the respective side arms I2 and I4, respectively. The side arms' I2 and I4 and the respective channels' I6 and. Il are free at their rearends for attachment of 1 the seat-supporting members, to be describe more particularly hereinafter.

A pair of ankle straps I8 and I9 are carried by the rear ends of the side arms I2 and I4 for` OneV engagement about the ankle of the wearer. of the ankle straps, as the ankle strap, I9, is formed of metal or other suitable rigid material,

being U-shaped in configuration having an ai-,

cuate rear end or bight portion which is engageable about the rear side of the ankle., The forward ends of the side arms` 20 and 2| of the'rear ankle strap I8 are adapted to be secured to the or otherr suitable fastening devices. ankle strap I8 is adapted to be rockably mounted` on the rear end of the supporting member II for properly positioning this rear ankle strap in relation to the ankle of the wearer.

The forward ankle strap I9 is formed of suitable fiexible material, such as the elongated coiled spring 24, shown in the drawings. The opposite ends if--ille sprint-rA 24, or. flexible forward ankle opposite side arms I2 and I4 of the longitudinal-" ly-extending supporting member II by bolts 22I The rear..

strap I9, are adapted to be secured to the same bolts 22 which secure the forward ends of the rear ankle strap I8 to the side bars I2 and I4 of the longitudinally-extending supporting member II. The ankle strap I9 is adapted to be positioned about the forward side of the ankle of the wearer for securing the ankle between the front and rear straps I8 and I9. The resiliency of the strap I9 or spring 24 provides for the attachment and removal of the supporting member II when and as desired.

A depending supporting strap or member 25 is positioned slightly forwardly of the attaching bolts 22 which secure the ankle straps I8 and I9 to the supporting member II. The depending strap 25 is adapted to be positioned below the instep of the foot or shoe lof the `wearer for vertically positioning the longitudinally-extending supporting member II. The instep strap 25 is formed of metal or other suitable rigid material and is'U-shaped in conguration for engagement about the foot or shoe of the wearer on the lower side thereof. A pair of side arms 25 and 21 are connected at their upper ends to the side arms I2 and I4, respectively, forwardly of the bolts 22 by bolts 28 or other suitable fastening devices. The lower ends of the side arms 26 and 21 are connected together by a lower strap or bight portion 2 9 which is xed to or formed integrally with the extreme lower ends of the side arms 26 and 2l. The seat 32 is connected to the rear end f the supporting member II rearwardly of the ankle strap IS to be spaced rearwardly and above the ankle of the wearer. The seat 3] is preferably formed of a rubber or foam cushion SI which is carried by a U-shaped bracket 32 adjustablyv positioned on the rear open end of the supporting member I I. The U-shaped bracket 32 includes a transverse base plate 35 having a pair of depending or forwardly-extending triangular side arms 35 and 36 secured to the opposite edges thereof. The resilient cushion 3l is xed to the outer or upper side of the transverse plate 3.4 by glue, not shown in the drawings, or other suitable fastening means. A pair of forwardlyextending side arms 37 and 38 are fixed to, or formed integrally with the side arms 35 and 3S, respectively. The forwardly-extending side arms 35 and 35 are formed with longitudinally-extending channels therein, as the arcuate or concave channels shown in the drawings. rljhe chann'els 39 and 4! on the respective side arms E? and 38 are adapted to be siidably engaged within the channels i and Il, respectively, or" the side arms I2 and I4 formed on the longitudinallyextending supporting member II. The rear ends of the side arms I2 and Ill are formed with a plurality of longitudinally-spaced-apart apertures or openings isI along the length thereof and a bolt 42 is adapted to be extended through the side arms 3l and 3S and through a selected one of the openings 4I for positioning the seat 3] in a selected position rearwardly `of the rear end of the supporting member Il and of the rear ankle strap I8. Only one bolt 42 need be used on each or" the side arms 3l and 3S, as the side arms are held against rocking movement about the bolt due to the engagement of the channels 39 and Il in the channels 3l' and 38, respectively. Such engagement provides for the longitudlnal adjustment of the seat 3G along the length of the supporting member II to suit the p-articular desire of a user.

. In the use and operation of the milking :stool I0, they seat 3S will initially be adjusted to a selected. positiony for the particular user. The

foot of the user will then be engaged between the front and rear ankle straps I8 and I9, and the lower straps 25 will be positioned below the instep of his foot. In this manner, the stool ID will be secured to the foot of the user to be carried about thereby. When the wearer is standing erect, the longitudinally-extending supporting member will be positioned horizontally over the foot of the wearer with the seat 3U positioned behind his heel. When the user desires to position the stool lll to be seated thereon, the leg on which the stool is attached will be bent into a substantially kneeling position, as clearly shown in Figure l, whereupon the bight portion I5 of the supporting member II will be engaged with the ground at the toe of the wearers foot, and the seat 30 will be positioned above the heel. In this position the wearer may be conveniently and comfortably seated on the seat 30 for carrying out the milking operation.

`I do not mean to conine myself to the exact details of construction herein disclosed, but claim all variations falling lwithin the purview of the appended claims.

I claim:

'1. A portable milking stool for attachment to the leg of a person comprising an elongated stand adapted to extend transversely of a leg at substantially the elevation of the ankle of said leg and adapted to be disposed above the foot of the leg; a seat member secured to one end of thestand and having a supporting face disposed substantially perpendicularly to said stand and adapted to be spaced laterally of the rear side of the leg in substantially parallel relation to said. leg, for supporting of the body of a person upon said seat member when the leg is folded beneath the body and said stand is substantially vertically disposed, the other end of the stand being proportioned to extend beyond the forward side of the leg to engage the ground; a generally U-shaped foot strap secured to the stand near its longitudinal center and adapted to engage about the sole of said foot to maintain the stand in spaced relation to the foot; and leg-engaging means secured to the Vstand and proportioned to be connected with said leg near the ankle of the leg.

2. A portable milking stool for attachment to the leg of a person, comprising an elongated stand adapted to extend substantially at right angles to a leg and adapted to be disposed near the elevation of the angle of said leg and above the foot of the leg; a seat member secured to one end of the stand and having a supporting face disposed substantially perpendicularly to said stand and adapted to be spaced laterally of the rear side of the leg in substantially parallel relation to the leg, for supporting of the body of a person upon the seat member when the leg is folded beneath the body and the stand is substantially vertically disposed, the other end of the stand being proportioned to extend beyond the forward side of the leg to engage the ground; a generally U-shaped foot strap secured to the stand near its longitudinal center and adapted to engage about the sole of the foot forwardly of the heel of the foot to hold the stand in spaced relation to the foot; a substantially U- shaped leg-engaging strap secured to the stand near its longitudinal center and adapted to surround the rear side of the leg near the ankle thereof, for maintaining the leg in spaced relation to the seat member; and a second leg-engaging strap connected With-the stand and proportioned" to extend about the forward side of the leg near the ankle, said second leg-engaging strap being adapted to grip said leg releasably, for disconnection of the stool from the leg.

3. A portable milking stool for attachment to the leg of a person, comprising an elongated U- shaped stand adapted to extend transversely of a leg near the elevation of the ankle of said leg and adapted to be disposed above the foot of the leg, the U-shaped stand including opposed side bars adapted to receive the leg between them and a transverse ground-engaging bar connecting corresponding ends of the side bars and so located as to be spaced forwardly of a leg received between the side bars; a seat member secured to the other ends of the side bars and adapted to be spaced laterally and rearwardly of the leg and having a supporting face arranged substantially perpendicularly to said stand, said supporting face being adapted to extend substantially parallel to the leg, so that the seat member may support the body of a person when the leg is folded beneath the body and the stand is substantially 6 vertically disposed, a substantially rigid U-shaped foot strap adapted to engage about the sole of said foot and having its ends secured to the stand near the longitudinal center of the stand, the foot strap being proportioned to hold the stand in spaced relation to the foot; a substantially U-shaped leg-engaging strap secured to the stand near its longitudinal center and adapted to surround the rear side of the leg near the ankle; and a flexible leg-engaging strap connected with the stand near its longitudinal center and adapted to extend about the forward side of the leg near the ankle, for releasably securing the stool to the leg.

LE ROY D. BANNISTER.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 40,301 Whittlesey Oct. 13, 1863

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Classifications
U.S. Classification297/4
International ClassificationA47C9/02, A47C9/00, A47C9/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47C9/027, A47C9/04
European ClassificationA47C9/02F, A47C9/04