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Oct. 16, 1962 Filed Oct. 6, 1960 E. o. KINGSFORD 3,058,711
SPORTSMAN'S, STOOL 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR ATTO EYS Oct. 16, 1962 E. o. KINGSFORD SPORTSMAN'S STOOL 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 6, 1960 INVENTOR. f/l/a 0. .K/rgsford. fla fla 3,058,711 SPORTSMANS STOOL Ellis 0. Kingsford, 363 N. 3rd E, Logan, Utah Filed Oct. 6, 1960, Ser. No. 61,015 3 Claims. (Cl. 248-156) This invention relates to a sportsmans stool that may be used for outdoor or indoor purposes because of its construction which readily permits its conversion from indoor to outdoor use. Accordingly, one of the principal objects of the invention relates to the means for conversion of the stool 'by interchange in the relationship of its parts, whereby it may be supported on the ground or supported on a hard surface, such as the floor of a house.
Another object relates to a stool that in addition to the above feature permits the conversion from a stool to a cane, a staff for hiking purposes or for mountain climbing, which is light in weight whereby the same may be easily carried when not in use.
Other objects will appear hereinafter throughout the specification.
The parts may be composed of metal, such as aluminum, for lightness.
In the drawings, forming a part of the disclosure:
FIGURE 1 shows a side elevation of the stool with the seat in folded position;
FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of the structure shown in FIGURE 1, but taken at right angles thereto;
FIGURE 3 is a side elevation with parts in section;
FIGURE 4 is a top plan view, the seat being shown partly broken away;
FIGURE 5 is a detail view of the lower end of the tube with the parts in position for support on a flat surface; and
FIGURE 6 is a view similar to FIGURE 3 but with parts broken away and in a different position.
Referring now to the drawings, the combined handle and seat supporting means comprises a pair of pivoted members 10 and 12 provided with seat-supporting cross bars 14 and 16 and handle portions 18 and 20, respectively.
Aifixed to the cross bars 14 and 16 by lacing is the seat 22 that may be composed of leather or any other suitable flexible material.
It will be expressly understood, however, that I may omit the seat 22 in actual practice, using the generally triangular pivoted members 10 and 12 as the seat, although the use of the seat 22 is the preferred construction which I employ.
The two confronting ends 24 and 26 of the pivoted members are provided with apertures 28 and St) for receiving bolts 32 and 34. Additionally, the ends 24 and 26 are provided with fiat portions or abutments 36 and 38 that bear against opposite sides of the upper tube 40 forming part of the vertical support 42, when the parts are used as a seat or seat support.
The tube 40 is provided on opposite sides thereof with pairs of ears 43 and 44, each pair having aligned apertures 46 and 48 for the reception of the headed bolts 32, 34. Each bolt is provided with a threaded end on which is mounted an internally threaded nut, i.e., nuts 47 and 49.
While the tube may consist of a single section, I prefer, in order to reduce the over-all length of the stool when not in use, to provide a tube of several sections, namely tube 40 and supplemental tubes 50 and 51. The upper and lower ends of tube 51 are provided with threaded ends 52 and 54, respectively.
Upper threaded end 52, when the top of the tube 51 has been inserted in the lower end of tube 40, will engage nut 55 and by relatively rotating the two tubes 4% and 51, such rotation will cause the end 52 to threadedly engage nut 55. This nut is held from rotation within tube 40 by brazing or welding the same to the inner walls of tube 443, or by otherwise immovably fixing the nut within the tube. This may also be accomplished by pinching the tube to cause the inner tube walls to fixedly engage the sides of the nut. The end of the tube 51 is provided with a pin or spike 76 whose function will be described hereinafter.
Lowermost tube 50 is provided with an internally threaded end 56 adapted to be alternatively engaged by either externally threaded portions 58 or 60 or a pin 64, the said threaded portions 58 and 60 being separated by a nut 62.
By using a suitable wrench, the pin may be used to support the device on the ground with pin 64 acting to penetrate the ground, this arrangement of parts being shown in FIGURES 3 or 6, or to support the device on a fiat surface such as a floor as in FIGURE 5. When used as a cane the parts adjacent the lower end of the tube are arranged as in FIGURES l and 2.
As shown in FIGURES 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, a supporting disc 66 may be used to permit the stool to stand upright by itself as in FIGURE 5. It has an internally screwthreaded collar 68 adapted to engage threads 60 of pin 64. When desired, the disc 66 can be removed and supported by clips 70 on the back of pivoted member 12 as seen in FIGURES 1 and 2.
Sleeves 5d and 51 may be adjustably clamped to each other to regulate the length of the device by the screwthreaded nut 72 forming part of the lock 74 shown in FIGURE 3. This lock may be composed of any suitable material, but I prefer that the lock washer 74 be composed of nylon rather than metal.
As shown in FIGURE 6, the sections 40 and 51 need only be used when it is desired to shorten the length of the tube 50. The several sections may be adjusted or combined with each other as shown in the several figures not only to regulate the length of the support but also to adjust the same for different uses.
As shown in the drawings, the device is provided with a small chain 100, welded to the side of one of the handles at 102 at one of its ends, the other end of the chain being provided with a belt clip 164 in order that the same may be threaded through the other handle and suspended on the belt of the user for ease in carrying.
The above description and drawings disclose a single embodiment of the invention, and specific language has been employed in describing the several figures. It will, nevertheless, be understood that no limitations of the scope of the invention are thereby contemplated, and that various alterations and modifications may be made such as would occur to one skilled in the art to which the invention relates.
1. A combined seat, cane and staff comprising a supporting tube means composed of an upper section, an intermediate section, and a lower section, a pair of pivoted seat members attached to said upper section, said upper section comprising a tube, a screw-threaded connection on said upper section, said intermediate section having screw-threaded means at each end thereof adapted to alternately engage said screw-threaded connection on said upper section, a spike forming an extension of one of the screw-threaded means on said intermediate section whereby said spike may extend into said upper section in one position of said intermediate section, said lower section having means for adjustably connecting the same to said intermediate section adjacent one end thereof, and a second spike, said last named spike and the other end of said lower section having means for detachably connecting the last named spike to the other end of said lower section.
2. The structure of claim 1 including a ground-engaging plate, and means for supporting said plate on said last named spike.
3. The structure of claim 1 including a ground-engaging plate, and means for removably supporting said plate on said last named spike.
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