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June 28, 1955 R LAMPKE 2,711,872
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BABY BOTTLE HOLDER Arthur R. Lampke, Buffalo, N. Y.
Application April 2, 1953, Serial No. 346,395
' 2 Claims. Cl. 248-103) This invention relates to bottle holders generally, and pertains more specifically to an improved means for adjustably supporting a babys bottle from its crib or the like.
An object of this invention is to provide an improved device of the character described which may be conveniently placed in proper position to present a bottle or other article so that a reclining person, such as a baby, may have ready access to such article.
Another object of this invention is to provide a support of the character described which may be adjusted to admit a bottle or the like to be arranged in any desired position with respect to the crib or other article to which it is secured, to permit a baby or reclining person to obtain the contents of the bottle.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved bottle holder showing the same attached to a crib shown in dotted lines and holding a bottle likewise shown in dotted lines;
Figure 2 is an enlarged vertical section taken substantially along the plane of section line 22 of Figure 1 and showing the details of construction of one of the novel adjusting means;
Figure 3 is an enlarged vertical section taken substantially along the plane of section line 3--3 of Figure 1 showing the construction of the bottle holding collar;
Figure 4 is an enlarged vertical section taken substantially along the plane of section line 4-4 of Figure 1 showing the manner of interconnection in the extensible rod assembly; and
Figure 5 is a perspective view of part of the interconnecting assembly shown in Figure 4.
Referring now more particularly to Figures 1 and 2,
reference numeral indicates a generally U-shaped bracket, one leg 12 of which is provided with a threaded aperture through which a clamping screw 14 extends, the clamping screw being provided with an enlarged knurled head 16 and an anvil portion 18 which, in conjunction with the opposite leg 20, may clampingly engage a suitable support, such as the crib 22. A further clamping means comprising an open rectangular body 24 is pivotally secured by rivet 26 to the web portion 28 of the clamping member and a threaded clamping screw 30 is engaged through the top portion of this member and its lower end is adapted to engage against the upper surface of a reversely curved element 32, the upper end of the clamping screw being provided with a knurled head 34.
As will be readily seen from Figures 1 and 2, the element 32 is provided with reversely curved portions atent O 2,711,872 Patented June 28, 1955 36 and 38 and one end terminates in a downwardly extending boss 40 through which a bolt 42 extends which, by virtue of its threaded engagement with nipple 44 and wedging engagement with the split collar 46, clampingly engages one end of the tubular arm 48.
Referring now more particularly to Figures 1 and 4, the arm 48 telescopically receives at its other end a further arm 50 which is provided with a tapered collar 52 and a clamping nut 54. The nut engages on the threaded end of the member 48 and its tapered bore 56 engages against the outer surface of the split tapered collar 52 to clampingly secure the tubular arm elements together. The free end of the arm 50 has secured thereto a pair of socket members 58 which engage a ball 60 to form a universal connection therewith which is preloaded by the clamping action of the screw 62 which urges the two socket elements together, the bolt 64 being provided to.
secure these elements to the tubular member.
Referring now more particularly to Figure 3, it will be seen that the ball 60 is carried at the upper end of a shank 66 provided with an intermediate shoulder 68 which engages the outer surface of a bottle holding collar 70 and the headed screw 72 completes the securement of the ball and shank to the collar. A plurality of spring fingers 74 are secured at one of their ends to the collar and project inwardly from its inner surface in their intermediate portions, the opposite end portion resting on the collar as at 76.
When a bottle 78 is disposed with the collar, the same deforms the spring fingers so that they frictionally engage and clamp the bottle within the collar to properly position the bottle.
In operation, it will readily be seen that the height of the collar and consequently the bottle, with respect to the mattress of the crib may be varied by engaging various of the portions of the reversely curved element 32 between the clamping screw 30 and the clamping member 24, such variations being effected by moving the extensible rod assembly toward and away from the clamping bracket 10 which will, in turn, effect engagement of various of the portions of the reversely curved element, thus varying the angular disposition of the extensible rod assembly in a vertical plane. Of course, the curved element may be entirely removed from the clamping means and inverted to attain further positions of adjustment.
Also, the tubular arm 48 may be rotated by loosening the bolt 42 and the rod assembly may be extended and the arm element 50 rotated by manipulation of the clamping nut 54. Further, the collar may be additionally manipulated with respect to the arm element 50 by virtue of the universal ball and socket connections 58 and 60.
Accordingly, it will be readily appreciated that the instant device presents a convenient and highly effective holder for baby bottles or other similar articles which will properly position the article at substantially any desired point.
From the foregoing, the construction and operation of the device will be readily understood and further explanation is believed to be unnecessary. However, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A bottle holder comprising a bracket adapted to be removably secured to a crib or the like, an open rectangular body having one of its sides pivotally secured to said bracket, a set screw threadedly engaged through one side of said body, an arcuate strap projecting through said body and engaged by said set screw, a first tubular arm secured at one end to said strap, a second tubular arm telescopically received in said first arm, a nut on said first arm, a split tapered sleeve on said second arm en gaged by said nut for frictionally locking said arms together, a socket carried at the free end of said second arm, a collar adapted to hold a bottle, and a ball on said collar received in said socket.
2. In a bottle holder, a bracket adapted to be removably secured to a crib or the like, an open rectangular body, a pin carried by said bracket and projecting through one wall of said body for pivotally securing the same to said bracket, a set screw threadedly engaged through the side of said body opposite said one side, an arcuate strap extending through said body and engaged by said set screw, said strap having a downturned end portion provided with an aperture, a bolt extending through said aperture and having an enlarged head on one side of said strap, a nipple threadedly engaged on 4 said bolt and engaging against the other side of said strap, said nipple having a free end provided with an inwardly directed shoulder, an arm having one end received in said nipple, and a split sleeve on said end of the arm frictionally engaging the same.
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