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y 6, 1970 J. GORDON 3,514,062
JUMP CUP Filed Feb. 28, 1969 FIG. 2
INVENTOR/ JACK GORDON PWW 7361.; +7304;
ATTORNEYS United States Patent "ice 3514M Patented May 26, 1970 j the top edge of the cup 11. The bottom edge 14 has 3,514,062 a generally perpendicular slot 16.
JUMP CUP The jump cup 11 is applied to a post 17. The post 17 Jack 79 Bansdale Road may be implanted in the ground, or mounted on a suitable Madison 07940 base 18. The post has numerous holes 19. A pin is lied Feb.28,1969,Ser.N0.803,368 o Int. Cl. A47g 29/02 inserted 1n a hole 19 at the selected height. A similar pm s CL 248 248 2 Claims 20 1s Inserted in a corresponding hole 19 on the opposite side of the post 17. The jump cup 11 is now placed against the front side 21 of the post and the slots 16 are moved to embrace the pins 20. The rear edge 22 of the jump cup 11 is so dimensioned that it will engage the front side 21 of the post 17 and maintain the longitudinal axis of the cup 11 horizontal, i.e. the cup 11 will be substantially perpendicular to the vertical post 17. 15 The foregoing description is merely intended to illustrate an embodiment of the invention. The component ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE 1 Jump cups for holding bars for horses to pump over, in which a hemicylindrical cup is provided with coaxial, rearwardly extending slotted arms, the slots of which fit over pins on a post.
parts have been shown and described. They each may BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION ha-ve substitutes which may perform a substantially simi- Field of invention lar function; such substitutes may be known as proper 20 substitutes for the said components and may have actually been known or invented before the present invention.
What is claimed: 1. A jump cup comprising This invention relates generally to supports (commonly called jump cups), and particularly to adjustably jump cups.
1mm art (a) a hemicylindrical cup open at each end,
In equitation, the horse is commonly ridden over var- 25 (b) coaxial, parallel arms on the cup extending as a ious jumps, including horizontal bars. Such bars must be continuation thereof from one open end of the cup supported in such a manner that a light contact will not and dimensioned to embrace a portion of a post, necessarily displace the bar from the support. Yet a firm (c) slots, extending in a general upward direction, contact should displace the bar, in order not to injure the from the bottom of the arms adjacent the bottom of horse. If the support should be too rigidly held, the conthe hemicylinder and dimensioned to receive a pair tact of the horse might result in severe injury to horse and of pins on the side of the post, rider. Supports for bars do not always attain such ends. (d) both said arms being parallel to the axis of the These supports may be difiicult to adjust, may hold the hemicylindrical cup but both offset from said axis bar precariously, or hold the bar too rigidly. in the same direction so as to allow the rear edge of the said one open end of the cup spaced sufiiciently SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION away from the slots to engage the front of the post,
It has been found that a jump cup can be devised which and to support the cup in a horizontal position with is easily adjusted as to height, holds the bar firmly, et the concave side up. subject to displacement upon heavy contact, and does 2. A jump cup according to claim 1 in combination not yield the bar upon light contact. Such a cup has a ith concave bar support and rearwardly extending slotted (a) a generally vertical post front, arms. The slots embrace pins in the post and are readily (b) pins extending outwardly from the sides of the disengaged for height adjustment of the jump cup. post, and engaged with the slots,
(C)ffl11'lB front of the pOSt engaged the rear edge 0 t e on These objects and advantages as well as other objects p References Cit d and advantages may be attained by the device shown by way of illustration in the drawings in which UNITED STATES PATENTS FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a jump cup attached to 639,027 1 399 F t r 2 XR apost; 792,366 6/1905 Taylor 5296 XR FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a jump cup, upside 1,098,945 6/ 1914 Frederick 182187 down, 1,445,317 2/ 1923 Horwich et a1 5296 XR PREFERRED EMBODIMENT 2,941,767 6/1960 Mogey 248-300 XR The jump cup is made of any suitable material, but 3153526 10/1964 Pawsey 248fl221 heavy gauge steel is preferred for its lightness, rigidity, FOREIGN PATENTS and strength. A cup 11 is formed, having a concave upper 837,459 4/1952 Germanysurface and a corresponding convex bottom surface. Preferably, the concave surface should describe a hemicylin- DAVID WILLIAMOWSKY, p i Examiner der. At the end (the rear) of the hemicylinder, a pair of arms 12 generally parallel to the central axis of the cup KUNDRAT Asslstant Exammer 11 and to each other, are formed integrally therewith. The U S C1 X R arms 12 extend rearwardly from the cup 11, having their top 13 and bottom 14 edges respectively above and below 248-; 272-59; 119-29; 28754