US 2686030 A
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g- 10, 1954 H. L. JOHNSON 2,686,030
COMBINATION BOTTLE AND TOY HOLDER I Filed Jan. 16, 1950 INVENTOR Patented Aug. 10, 1954 UNITED i ENT OFFICE 1 Claim. 1 My invention refers to adjustable bottle hanger attachment for infants chairs and cribs.
A primary object of my invention is to provide a bottle hanger adapted to be attached to an infants chair or crib for adjustment both vertically and horizontally with relation thereto. Another object of my invention is to provide my bottle hanger with a right angle bracket, one leg of which is received in a socket attached to the crib or chair for rotative or swinging movement in relation thereto and the other leg of which slidably receives the bottle hanger arm. The bracket is provided with a rod arm horizontally adjustable in a tubular arm of the bracket, and the end of said rod terminates with a right angle shank having secured thereto a U-shaped plate to have nested therein a nursing bottle.
With the above and other objects in View, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts, substantially as hereinafter described, and more particularly defined by the appended claim, it being understood that such changes in the precise embodiment of the herein disclosed invention may be made as come within the scope of the claim.
In the accompanying drawings is illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of the present invention constructed according to the best mode so far devised for the practical application of the principles thereof.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 represents a side elevation of a bottle supporting hanger embodying the features of my invention, with parts broken away and in section to more clearly illustrate structural features.
Figure 2 is a plan view of the same.
Figure 3 is a cross section as indicated by line 3-3 of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a rear face view of the hanger and its attachment to a chair; and
Figure 5 is a perspective view showing the suspension rod of the hanger equipped with selected toys when said hanger is not used as a bottle holder.
Referring by characters to the drawings, A indicates the back of a chair having secured thereto a socket i. The socket has adjustably fitted therein the vertical rod arm 2 of a right angle bracket, the horizontal arm 3 of which is in tubular form.
Telescopically mounted in the bracket tube arm is a hanger rod 5, the same being horizontally adjusted and held by a thumb nut l.
The vertical arm 2 of the bracket is also adjustably locked by a thumb nut 2'.
The end of the hanger arm 4 terminates with a right angle shank having a horizontally disposed slotted finger s. The said shank finger has secured thereto a vertically disposed plate leg t, the lower end of which is folded upwardly to form a U-shaped bottle holding rest 6'.
As clearly shown in Figure 3, the leg i of the bottle holding rest 0' is a spring finger which normally is in the dotted line position when the bottle B is not in the holder. However, when the bottle is inserted in the holder the spring finger or leg l is moved outwardly to its full line position and will, therefore, exert constant pressure on the bottle to firmly hold it in the holder. This also facilitates the use of the holder 6' with bottles of various sizes and shapes.
As better illustrated in Figure 1, the bottle holder ii is angularly adjustable in the slot 5 by providing the plate leg 6 with a number of apertures 8, 8, through any two of which pass the bolts i). Aperture 8' and the respective bolt 9 forms a pivot point about which the bottle holder it may be pivoted to line up any one of the apertures 8 with the apertures formed in the slotted finger. In the drawing only two apertures 8 are shown but it is obvious that any desired number may be utilized to give the adjustment. However, as shown in Figure 1, the U-shaped bottle friction rest is preferably on a slight angle to permit nesting therein a nursing bottle B disposed at the proper flowing angle.
Referring to Figure 5 of the drawings, I provide a T-shaped hanger rod l, whereon toys are attached to its ends as a substitute for the bottle rod.
From the foregoing description, it is apparent that the bottle hanger may be also secured to the end of a crib, not shown, it being also noted that said bottle, due to the universal adjustments of the hanger, is positioned in any suitable direction with reference to an infant for feeding from either a high chair or crib.
A bottle hanger having a socket attachable to a chair or crib, including, an angle bracket having a rod arm angularly and vertically adjustable in the socket and a horizontally disposed tubular arm, a hanger rod having a horizontal portion angularly and adjustably received in the tubular arm, said hanger rod including a downwardly projecting vertical leg terminating at its forward end with a horizontally extending longitudinally slotted finger, and a resilient bottle holder having a bottom portion and a vertically disposed inner plate leg connected to one side of the bottom portion and having its upper end acljustably received in said slotted finger, and an outer resilient upwardly disposed leg connected to the other side of the bottom portion and having its upper end terminating at a point below the slotted finger and the upper end of said vertically disposed plate leg to provide a top opening to the holder, said outer resilient leg normally inclining at an angle from said bottom portion toward said inner plate leg and adapted to move outwardly against spring tension when a bottle is placed in the holder whereby the bottle will be firmly held in the holder, said inner plate leg including a number of aligned apertures, whereby, the bottle holder may be ang-ularly adjusted with respect to the horizontally disposed slotted finger.
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