US 284360 A
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I. E. BAUER FIRE ESGAPE. No. 284,360. PatentedSept. 4, 1883.
Jay-Z 5 Attorneys UNITED STATES.
FREDERICK E. BAUER, OF-DANBURY, CONNECTICUT.
SPECIFICATION forming We of Letters Patent No. 284,360, dated. September 4, 188
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FREDERICK E. BAUER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Dan" bury, in the county of Fairfield and State of Connecticut, have invented certain newand useful Improvements inFire-Escapes; and I do declarethe following to be afull, clear, and
and it consists in the construction and novelarrangement of devices, as will be hereinafter fully described, and particularly pointed out in the claims appended.
The object of the invention is to provide a portable fire-escape, that may be readily packed and carried as personal baggage, to be used at any time when needed. The seat a is therefore constructed of laterally-perforated slats 6, connected by cords 0, passed through said perforations; or the cord may be continuous. To
the central or middle slat, 1), near each end, is
pivoted a metal bar, (1, the ends of which are perforated to receive the suspension-cords e. The seat is composed of slats, in order that it may befolded, and the bars 01 are pivoted, so that theymay be turned under when the seat is to be folded. The outer slats of the seat are notched near each end in their outer edges, for
the reception of the suspension-ropes e, and these ropes extend upward and are connected to a hook, f, at the lower end of the guideslide A guard, h, is connected to the suspension-rope c a short distance above the fold ing seat, to assist in supporting the occupant of theseat. A hook, i, and an eye, It, connect the ends of this guard, which is of rope or 1eather, and the hook tis of a construction that permits of the ready entrance of the eye, it
beingfin the form of a laterally-operating snap-hook.
Application filed May 12,1883. (No model.)
The slide-guide g'is composed of steel wire, has a horizontal coil, Z, at its upper end, a
vertical coil near its lower end, and the hook f, all made in one piece.
The operating-rope on has a hook,n, at its upper end, which may be fastened to any fixed object in the room, or to a staple driven into the window-casing, and this rope m passes down through the horizontal andvertical coils in the slide, and is of any desired length.
open the seat, fix the hook to its fastening, grasp the rope below the slide, mount the seat, and gradually descend, the grasp upon the rope permitting the occupant or occupants to regulate the rapidity of the descent.
This device can be readily packed and transported, and affords an efficient protection for commercial travelers and others where other what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1.;In'a fire-escape, the slide-guide having the horizontal coil, the vertical coil, and the suspension-hook, substantially as specified.
- 2. The combination, with the slide-guide having the horizontal and vertical coils and suspension-hook, of the folding seat and operating-rope passing through said coils, substantially as specified.
3. The combination, with thesuspensionropes and folding seat, of the guard rope or leather having the hook and eye, substantially as specified.
4. The combination, with-the slatted folding seat, of the-pivoted end bars and suspen sion-ropes, substantially as specified.
In testimony whereof I affiX my signature in presence of two witnesses.
FREDERICK EMIL BAUER.
JAS. E. HAYT, 'DAVID B. 1300115.
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