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Publication numberUS365282 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 21, 1887
Filing dateApr 21, 1887
Publication numberUS 365282 A, US 365282A, US-A-365282, US365282 A, US365282A
InventorsDavid E. Tillman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 365282 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 365,282, dated June 21, 1887.

Application filed April 21, 1887.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, DAVID E. TILLMAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Atlanta, in the county of Fulton and State of Georgia, have in vented certain new and useful Improvementsin Umbrella-Supports, ofwhich the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which Figure 1. represents a perspective view of an umbrellasupport embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a perspective View of the curved holder in which the lower end of the support is mounted.

My invention relates to that class of devices adapted to be secured to a vehicle and to hold an umbrella in such manner that the same may be adjusted to different positions; and my invention consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices, which I shall hereinafter fully describe and claim.

To enable others skilled in the art to which my invention appertains to make and use the same, I will now describe its construction and indicate the manner in which the same is carried out.

In the said drawings, A represents a curved holder having a tongue, (1/, which is designed to be rcmovably secured to a suitable eleat on the vehicle-seat, said holder having on its oppositc end, which in practice lies slightly above the cushion, a socket, 1), into which tits and is adj ustably secured by the setscrew c a pintlc, B, projecting from the lower end of an arm, 0, as shown in Fig. 1. This arm 0 has its upper end bifurcated and straddling a flattencd head, D, to which it is pivotally secured, a set-screw, (Z, passing through one of the legs of the arm 0 and impinging upon the head I), furnishing the means for securing the necessary adjustments to the umbrella when in position.

Extending from and forming a part of the head D is a rod or bar, E, which carries at its upper and lower ends a suitable two -part socket, F and G, one member of which is piv oted to the other and adapted to swing outward to provide for the necessary insertion and removal of the umbrella, the stick or handle of which is securely held within said sock- Serial No. 235,661. (No model.)

ets. The ends of the sockets F and G are slotted atf and g, and within the slotted portions f is pivotally mounted a threaded bolt, h, the outer end of which carries a thnmbnut, H, whereby the two sections of the sockets may be drawn together to tightly compress theinscrtcd umbrella-stick. From this description it is manifest that to insert the umbrella the threaded bolts are slipped out of the slots 9 and the sections separated sufliciently to receive the handle or stick. The said bolts h are then placed in the slots 9 and the thumb nu s screwed upon the bolts until the two sections tightly bind and hold thcinscrted stick. The umbrella now being in position, if it is desired to adjust or incline the same either to the front or rear, the set-screw d is loosened and the rod or bar I lmovcd in the desired direction until the proper inclination is secured, when the screw (1 istightened to hold the arm and its at tached umbrella in its new position. If it be desired to adjust the umbrella laterally, the set-screw c in the socket b is loosened and the piutle ll permitted to rotate within said socket until the head 1) points in the direction of the desired adjustment, when the set screw d is loosened, theappropriate inclination given the rod or bar E, and the screw again tightened to secure the several parts in their new positions.

I am aware umbrella supports have been secured to vehicles and constructed to have adjustment to vary their position and inclination, and such constructions I therefore do not claim, broadly, as my invention.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

The combination, with a holder having a socket, and an arm mounted in said socket and having its upper end bifurcated, ofa rod or bar, E, having a head pivoted to said arm, the twopart sockets F and G, having slotted ends, and the threaded bolts and thumlrnuts engaging said slotted ends, substantially as herein described.




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Cooperative ClassificationA01K97/10