Mosquito-screen attachment for hammocks
US 348685 A
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(No Model.) 7 r P. N. NELMES.
MOSQUITO SCREEN ATTACHMENT FOR HAMMOGKS. No. 348,685. Patented Sept. 7, 1886.
HIIIMII IIIHIHIIII UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
PHILIP N. NELMES, OF TAUNTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
MOSQUITO-SCREEN ATTACHMENT FOR HAMMOCKS.
QPECIPICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 348,685, dated September 7, 1886.
Application filed May 1, 1886. Serial No. 200,897. (No model.)
To aZZ whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, PHILIP N. NELMEs, residing at Taunton, in the county of Bristol and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mosquito-Screen Attachments for Hammocks, which are fully described and represented in the following specilication and the accompanying drawings, forming a part of the same.
This invention is an improvement on United States Letters Patent No. 329,763, granted to T. Orawshaw and Philip N. Nelmes, and dated November 3, 1885, in which patent the central frames slide to and fro in a longitudinal direction upon a horizontal wire or bar for the purpose of opening and closing the screen attachment for access to the hammock.
The object of this invention is to provide an improved method for opening and closing the screen for access to the hammock.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a view of the improved screen closed over a suspended hammock. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same, showing the screen opened to ad mit of access to the hammock. Fig. 3 is an end elevation of one of the central frames. Fig. 4. is a plan View of the same.
Referring to the drawings, A A represent posts forsupporting the hammock. Fastened to posts A A are hooks a a, from which the hammock is suspended. To the posts A A are secured supporting arms B B. Depending from the supporting-arms B B,and free to slide upon them, are hooks h 71 h h, which sustain the screen.
0 C are end frames, and O 0 central frames, which support and give the desired shape to the screen.
ff are upper hinges, andff lower hinges, which join the frames 0 C, and upon which they swing.
The frames 0 O can be swung apart on either side of the hammock, as indicated by the dotted lines in Fig. 4,forming doors,which are opened and closed for a convenient means of getting in and out of the hammock.
b I) are eyebolts fastened in the upper part of the frames 0 O, and are connected with the lower part of the two end hooks h h.
I) b are eyebolts, the boltparts of which are the pins of the hinges ff of the frame 0 O, and the eye parts of which are connected with the two central hooks h h.
b b are eyebolts, the bolt parts of which are the pins of the hinges ff of frames 0' C.
R is a rope, the ends of which are secured to the end loops of the hammock.
r r are rubber rings inserted in the end covering of the screen, through which the ends of the hammock pass, the rings gripping firmly around them when in place to exclude flies, mosquitoes, &e. Rope R, passing through rings r 1' and the eye part of the eyebolts 1) b imparts the same swinging motion to the screen that the occupant gives to the hammock.
b I) are clamps, which secure the rope R to the frames 0 G.
The mosquito-netting is secured to the frames 0 G and O O by tacks and gimp or by any other suitable method.
K K represent handles, and G G- clasps attached thereto for fastening the frames 0' 0 together, and can be operated from either the inside or outside of the screen.
"When the frames 0 G are brought together and secured by the clasps G G, a complete en veloping-screen is formed, entirely surrounding the hammock and protecting the occupant from mosquitoes, flies, 85c.
If at any time the screen is not required, the frames 0 C can he slid along to the ends of the hammock.
I do not confine myself in the construction of the frames 0 O and G G to the circular shape, as herein shown, as it is obvious that a polygonal form would answer the same pur pose.
Having thus described my inventiongvhat I claim is- 1. The combination, with a hammock, of a mosquito screen entirely surrounding the same, having frames, as G G, and hinged top and bottom, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
2. In ahammock provided with a mosquito screen attachment entirely surrounding the same, consisting of frames, as O O, eyebolt-s, as b b b b b b, a guide rope, as R, passing through rings, as a 1-, and clamps, as b 1), fast- In testimony whereof I affix my signature in ened to the under sideof the frames G O, the the presence of two witnesses. combination of frames, as O 0, each made in two parts joined by and swinging upon PHILIP N. NELMES. hinges,'asffff, and provided with olasps,
as G G, attached to handles, as K K, substan- Witnesses:
tialiy as described, and for the purposes set E. D. GODFREY,
forth L. 0. Conan.