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Publication numberUS311731 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 3, 1885
Publication numberUS 311731 A, US 311731A, US-A-311731, US311731 A, US311731A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Top support for carriages
US 311731 A
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TOP SUPPORT FOR OARRIAGES. No. 311,731. Patented Feb. 3, 1885.

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QPECIFICATION torining part of Letters Patent No. 311,731, dated February 3, 1885.

App ication filed June 23, 1584.

To all!) whom it may concern/.-

Be it known that I, Fannnnrcir Eon, of Detroit, countyof \Vayne, and State of Michigan, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Childs -Oarriage -Top Supports, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to that class of supports used in securing a shade or canopy to a childs carriage, which are held by a single red or shaft, said top or canopy being adapted to turn from side to side of the carriage to shade the child; and my invention is so con structed that a round or square supporting rod or shaft may be used and readily adjusted, as hereinafter set forth; and my invention consists in the general construction of parts.

In order to aid others skilled in the art to which my invention belongs to make and use it, I will proceed to describe its construction and operation with reference to the several drawings forming a part of this specification in which Figure 1 is a perspective in detail. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the same, showing the parts in proper position.

In the drawings, A represents the outer plate or part of my device, the inner face of which is provided with vertical recesses r r. The end portionsof said plate have screwthreaded thimbles c 0. At the center is a yoke 0r recess having sloping sides I) D. The bottom of the recess, on opposite sides, is provided wit-h a series of penetratingteeth, t L. The central portion of the yoke is chambered, as shown at a", being suificiently long and deep to allow the thimble U to lie within said chamber, as shown in Fig. 2. The thimble 0 has a screw-threaded shank, 66*, cast thereon, which passes through a hole in the hub a of the plate A. (See Fig. 2.) The handwvheel h has an internally-threaded huh, I provide the outer end of the shank with a head, a, which prevents the wheel from coming off or being lost.

The above-described parts are attached to the outside of the body ot'the carriage. W'hen the bodies are woven of willow, the uprights over which the fabric is woven produce swells (Model) or enlargements. (See Fig. 2.) These are covered by the recesses r r of the plate A and recesses r r of the plate 13. The plate B is located on the inside of the carriage back or body, the parts being secured together and to said carriage back or body by two screwbolts, 1) l), which pass through the eyes 2 z of the plate B, all of which is clearly shown in Fig. 2. The rod R. supporting the carriage top or canopy, should be snfliciently small to slide freely within the thimble C. The rod may be round or square. W'hen a round rod or support is u zed,heinginserted into the cylinder 0, it can be r iised or lowered by sliding through the same, and can be turned around to any position required. hen the canopy or cover is properly adjusted, it is held by turning the wheel hi0 the right, which forces the cylinder 0 into the chamber 0, which brings the supporting-rod It or f against the teeth t t, which holdsaid rod rigidly, as shown in Fig. 2.

I have shown in Fig. 2 a square rod or support, f, which is held by pressing one of the sides against the toothed bearings 15 t, and the top may be turned partly around, so that a corner of the square rod will fill the space between the teeth, as shown in dotted lines of Fig. 2, when tightening of the wheel 71 will cause the thimble O to crowd against the 0p posite corner of the supportingrodfand to turn said square rod. The wheel h is loosened sufficiently to crowd the cylinder '0 back far enough to allow the corners of the rod fto turn within the enlarged part of the yoke between the sloping sides D D. It will be observed that the toothed hearings will hold said top-supporting rod from working up or down, also from turning, as the teeth are made sufiiciently hard to penetrate the supporting-rod, whether round or square.

In attaching to the bodies of carriages having a solid or wooden back (not woven) the plate B may be dispensed with, and the plate A may be secured to said body by screws passing into it, or in any suitable manner common with such devices.

Having described my present invention in the most exact terms that I can give, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is


1. In an adjustable top-support for a childs carriage, the plate A, having the toothed bearinclined side flanges, D D, toothed bearingst't,

screw-threaded thimbles, e e, of acylinder, hav- I 5 ing screw-threaded shank a hand-wheel. h, of a top-supporting rod, and the plate B, having vertical recesses a" 1" and ears z 2, said plate being attached on the inside of the body,and secured to said body by screws or bolts 5 1), sub 20 'stantially as and for the purposes set forth.




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Cooperative ClassificationH01Q1/1221