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Publication numberUS340782 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 27, 1886
Publication numberUS 340782 A, US 340782A, US-A-340782, US340782 A, US340782A
InventorsWarren Hartman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for supporting netting
US 340782 A
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DBYIOE FOR SUPPORTING NBTTING. No. 340,782. Patented Apr. 27, 1886.

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SPECIFIGATIQN forming part of Letters Patent No. 340,782, dated April 27, 1886.

Application filed August 3, 1885. Serial No. 178,359. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WARREN HARTMAN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Enfield, in the county of Halifax and State of North Carolina, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Devices for Supporting Netting; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact descrip tion of the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification, and in which Figure l is a perspective view of a portion of the ceiling of aroom, showing myimproved device for supporting mosquito-netting in position. Fig. 2 is a side view of the same. Fig. 3 is a vertical section. Fig. 4 is a detail View of the clamping device; and Fig. 5 is an end view of one of the supportingbars, showing the construction of the spring-sleeve.

Similar letters of reference indicate corre sponding parts in all the figures.

My invention has relation to devices for supporting mosquito-netting and similar contrivances from the ceiling of a room; and it consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of a device which will support such nets or covers so that they may be let down at any point in the room, as hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings the letter A indicates the ceiling to which at a convenient place in the room aplate, B, is secured. This plate or casting is preferably circular, and has a rabbet, 0, around its edge upon its upper side, which rabbet is preferably slightly inclined toward the center of the casting or plate.

The inner ends of the net-supporting arms D have perforations E and fit and turn with the said perforations upon a screw-bolt, F, the lower end of which is provided with a head, G, which confines a plate, H, which clamps the inner ends of the arms between it and the plate or casting, the upper screw-threaded end of the bolt fitting into the center of the casting. The upper sides of the arms are provided with upwardly and inwardly projecting lips I, which clamp into the inclined rabbet around the edge of thefplate or casting, supporting and guiding the arms, and

the arms are provided near their inner ends with eyes or pulleys J upon one side, and with plates or clamps K, having their inner ends bent outward, so as to form clamping notches gradually decreasing in width. An adjustable sleeve or collar, L, slides upon the outer portion of each arm, and has an eye or pulley, M, at one side, and the cords N, which support the nets 0, pass through the eyes of the sleeves and through the eyes at the inner ends of the arms, and may be clamped in the tapering clamps K.

The nets may be supported by any suitable form of frame, and it will be seen that by adjusting the sleeves upon the arms and by adjusting the arms in their desired position the nets may be let down at any desired spot in the room.

hen not in use, the nets may be raised and hang suspended from the arms under the ceiling, and the adj ustability of the sleeves and arms will render it possible for one net to be changed from one place to another, as well as to move the net away from a bed and again bring it back at will.

This device may be used for bed-rooms for the purpose of supporting mosquito-nets, and it may equally as well be used in a dining-room for the purpose of supporting fly-nets over dishes, rendering it possible to remove the nets at will and to entirely remove them from the table by turning the arms aside.

I am aware that it is not new to support netting from the ceiling by means of pivoted arms provided with eyes or pulleys both at their inner and outer ends for guiding the cords, by means of which the netting is raised or lowered, and I do not claim such construction, broadly; but

' \Vhat I claim as my improvement, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is

1. The combination, with a circular plate having a' rabbet around its upper edge, of supporting-arms pivotally secured thereto, and provided with a supporting and clamping device, and a hooked supporting-plate secured to said arms and having its hooked end engaging with said rabbet, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

2. The combination of a vertical pivot supported under the ceiling, arms turning with their inner ends upon the pivot and having IOO eyes or pulleys upon their sides, and having cord-clamps at their inner ends, and the netsupporting cords passing through the eyes or pulleys and clamped in its adjusted position by the clamps, as and for the purpose shown and set forth.

3. The combination of the circular plate having the inclined rabbet around the upper side of its periphery, the screw-bolt and confining-plate, the arms turning with their inner ends upon the said bolt, the upwardly and inwardly bent lips clamping into the rabbet of the plate and secured upon the upper sides of the arms, the sleeves sliding upon the arms and having eyes or pulleys, the eyes orpulleys upon the inner ends of the arms, the clamping-plates having their inner ends bent slightly outward, and the net-supporting cords \VARREN H ARTMAN.