US 2724123 A
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Nov. 22, 1955 H. KESLER 2,724,123
POOL FOR CHILDREN Filed Jan. 15, 1952 I N VEN TOR.
g zztor/fgy POOL FOR CHILDREN Herman Kesler, Philadelphia, Pa.
Application January 15, 1952, Serial No. 266,527
1 Claim. (Cl. 4--172) My invention relates to a recreational article for children and relates particularly to a container for retaining water or sand whereby children may entertain themselves. Containers of various types have been made and sold but problems encountered are:
(1) Ease of assembly and disassembly,
(2) Storage, and
(3) Freedom from any dangerous projections.
It, therefore, is an object of my invention to provide a receptacle for children to play in wherein water or sand may be held therein.
Another object of my invention is to provide a wading pool for children wherein supporting legs will not mar the surface upon which the pool is mounted or will not penetrate into the earth.
Another object of my invention is to provide a wading pool wherein the bottom of the pool made of a single metal stamping has a plurality of concentric rings which provides for smoothness, enables a greater depth to be maintained for the same quantity of steel, and removes the danger of injury by burrs.
Another object of my invention is to provide a wading pool for children wherein the children may sit or play in comfort.
Other objects of my invention are to provide an improved device of the character described, that is easily and economically produced, which is sturdy in construction, and which is highly effective in operation.
With the above and related objects in view, my invention consists in the details of construction and combination of parts, as will be more fully understood from the following description, when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawing in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a wading or play pool embodying my invention.
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of one of the legs utilized to support the pool and its complementary mounting hook in the side of the pool.
Fig. 4 is a view of the supporting leg itself.
Fig. 5 is a side view of the tank and its supporting legs.
Referring now in detail to the drawing wherein similar reference characters refer to similar parts, I show a container or pool, generally designated as A, for holding water or sand, which mounted upon a plurality of demountable legs, each of which is designated as B. Extending from two sides of the pool A are seats, each of which is designated as C, above the pool is a covering of an adjustable awning, generally designated D, which may be readily removed or adjusted to any angle over the pool.
The pool A made of a single stamping of steel comprises vertically extending sides 10, 12, 14, and 16 connected by an integrally formed bottom 18. The intersecting planes of the sides and bottom are faired at their junction to form arcuate trihedral corners 19, The
United States Patent Oflfice Patented Nov. 22, 1955 2 upper edge of the sides is outturned to form .a huge so that no sharp edges appear so as to prevent a child from injuring himself on the pool. 7
The pool is pressed out in a series of press operations so that the bottom 18 has a series of concentric rings 20, 22, 24, etc. ,each at a different level]. By construction the center of the pool is at the lowest level, and there is a drain or opening 25 whichmay be closed by a suitable plug.
Upon each of the inner sides 10 and 14 a single bracket or loop 26 is welded for holding one of the awning support rods 28.
The rod 28 which elevates an awning 30 has an elongated opening 32' therein so that an awning rod 34 may pass therethrough, and a holding wing nut 36 may clamp the rod 34 to the vertically extending rod 28 whereby the awning may be raised, lowered, or tilted.
The clamp brackets 26 on each of the sides 12, 16 enable hooks 38 on the seat C to be detachably held therein. The seat A permits children to sit upon seats C adjacent the side of the pool and permits the children to play within the pool.
The supporting leg B at each corner of the pool has a segmental upper portion 40 which fits under the downwardly projecting hooks 42 which is located adjacent each corner of the outside of the pool, and the bottom of the leg has a ground engaging portion 44. The upper segmental portion 40 of the leg B is contoured inwardly at 41 intermediate the ends of the leg to define a saddle, which is adapted to smoothly seat the arcuate trihedral corners 19 and engage each of the intersecting planes. The leg B has a ground engaging portion which is convex on its outer surface since it has a plurality of concentric rings 46, 48, 50 at ditferent levels which are integrally connected. The bottom 44 is made of a separate piece of metal from the segmented portion 40 of the leg but the bottom is Welded or bolted to the segmented portion of the leg to form an integral leg. A single convex portion of the ground engaging member may be used.
The stepped ring arrangement of the leg with the center being at the lowermost level enables the pool to be held level despite any slight irregularities; of the surface upon which it is rested. The stepped ground engaging leg has no sharp edges to mar the surface on which it rests.
The parts comprising the pool such as the legs, seat, pool, uprights and awning may be easily packed, removed, and assembled by anyone without the use of any special tools.
The pool may be disassembled for storage purposes and easily reassembled at any desired time. The absence of sharp edges or corner eliminats any danger of the child from cutting itself, and any hazard of the parts becoming disassociated one from the other when the pool is assembled is eliminated.
Although my invention has been described in considerable detail, such description is intended as being illustrative rather than limiting, since the invention may be variously embodied, and the scope of the invention is to be determined as claimed.
I claim as my invention:
A wading pool for children comprising an integrally formed bottom and sides of a single metal stamping,
said sides and bottom forming intersecting planes and having arcuate faired trihedral corners, a plurality of stepped down concentric rings formed in said bottom wherein the center portion is at the lowermost level, a drain in the center portion of said bottom, a pair of downwardly extending hooks fastened at each corner of said sides at the upper exterior portion thereof, a plurality of stamped sheet metal legs detachably connected to said hooks, each of said legs being integrally formed and having an upper saddle portion for snugly seating said arcuate faired trihed'fal corners, an intermediate portion 'ar'cuate in crosssection and a foot portion, and a plurality of downwardly convex concentric steps in the bottom of said foot portion whereby irregularities of the ground may be engaged at a complementary step.
Messer Feb. 21, 1911 Arlt Apr. 18, 1933 Thompson Sept. 10, 1935 Hood Oct. 13, 1942 Rodman Apr. 18, 1944 Clemetsen Nov. 22, 1949 FOREIGN PATENTS Germany Jan. 30, 1932