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Publication numberUS3844519 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 29, 1974
Filing dateJan 28, 1974
Priority dateJan 28, 1974
Publication numberUS 3844519 A, US 3844519A, US-A-3844519, US3844519 A, US3844519A
InventorsB Garrett
Original AssigneeB Garrett
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for gasoline lantern
US 3844519 A
Abstract
A device for displaying a lighted gasoline lantern from a small pleasure boat, usually powered by an outboard engine, having hand rails conveniently located near peripheral edge portions of the boat. The holder of the invention is designed to be suspended from such a hand rail, some of which are positioned in close proximity to the boat and extend horizontally. Other such hand rails are comparatively high, or extend vertically as well as horizontally. The invention is also adapted to be suspended from cleats of the type which are provided for securing lengths of rope to a boat, as in securing the boat or for whatever reason.
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United States Patent 1 Garrett m] 3,844,519 1 Oct. 29, 1974 1 HOLDER FOR GASOLINE LANTERN [76] lnventor: Billy R. Garrett, 5336 Conroy St.,

Fort Worth, Tex. 76134 [22] Filed: Jan. 28, 1974 [21] Appl. No.: 436,933

[52] US. Cl. 248/226 R, 248/310, 248/311 [51] Int. Cl. Fl6m 13/00 [58] Field of Search 248/226 R, 295, 309, 310,

248/311; 2ll/l3, 86, 87, 88

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,595,419 8/1926 Woller 248/295 X 2,875,974 3/1959 Albert 248/319 X 2,960,601 11/1960 Higgins 248/311 X 3,008,679 1l/l96l Powell 248/311 X Primary ExaminerWilliam H. Schultz Attorney, Agent, or Firm l. Bruce Synnott, Jr.

[57] ABSTRACT hand rails are comparatively high, or extendve'rtically as well as horizontally. The invention is also adapted to be suspended from cleats of the type which are pro-. vided for securing lengths of rope to a boat, as in securing the boat or for whatever reason.

The lantern holder of the invention, which is adjustable for use with lanterns of different sizes, includes a cylindrical receptacle, comparatively short relative to its diameter, which in use is disposed vertically and has the bottom of a lantern received bodily therein, and an elongated metal strip, preferably aluminum, characterized by its inherent spring tension but soft and easily bent, which has a hook or loop formed in one of its end portions and in use is secured about a hand rail as described, from which the strip is suspended. The depending end portion of the strip has means removably and adjustably connecting it to the receptacle, to support the receptacle on the hand rail at a predetermined distance below it. An extra long strip having a twist therein is provided for use with hand rails which are comparatively high and which are inclined at any angle relative to the horizontal plane. Detent means, rigidly and 'removably connected to an intermediate portion of the strip and adjustable longitudinally relative thereto, is provided for selective engagement by the bail or handle of a lantern having its bottom in place in the receptacle,- to .prevent accidental displacement thereof.

2 Claims, 5 Drawing Figures HOLDER FOR GASOLINE LANTERN This invention relates to a holder for a gasoline lantern, and it concerns more particularly a device as hereinafter described for displayinga lighted gasoline lantern from a small pleasure boat, usually powered by an outboard engine, having hand rails conveniently located near peripheral edge portions of the boat.

The holder of the invention is designed to be suspended from such a hand rail, some of which are positioned in close proximity to the boat and extend horizontally. Other such hand rails are comparatively high,

or extend vertically as well as horizontally. The invention is also adapted to be suspended from cleats of the type which are provided for securing lengths of rope to a boat, as in securing the boat or for whatever reason.

An object of the invention is to provide a holder for suspending a gasoline lantern from a hand rail of such a boat, or from a cleat or other like device conveniently located on a boat, at night, usually when the boat is secured or at anchor, not in motion, as while fishing, or as a safety precaution, or for any reason that a lantern may be needed.

The lantern holder of the invention, which is adjustable for use with lanterns of different sizes, includesa cylindrical receptacle, comparatively short relative to its diameter, which in-use is disposed vertically andhas the bottom of a lantern received bodily therein, and an elongated metal strip, preferably aluminum, characterized by its inherent spring tension'but soft and easily bent, which has a hook or loop formed in one of its end portions and in use is secured about a hand rail as described, from which the strip is suspended.

The depending end portion of the strip has means removably and adjustably connecting it to the receptacle, to support thereceptacle on the hand rail at a predetermined distance below it. An extra long strip, or one having a twist therein, is provided for use with hand rails which are comparatively high, or inclined at any angle relative to the horizontal plane.

Detent means, rigidly and'removably connected to an intermediate portion of the strip and adjustable longitudinally relative thereto, is provided for selective engagement by the bail or handle of a latern having its bottom in place in the receptacle, to prevent accidental displacement thereof. I

The invention will be readilyunderstood by referring to the following description and the accompanying drawing, in which:

FIG. -I is a sectional elevational view showing fragmentarily a gunwale of a boat having a hand rail above it; showing a holder for a gasoline lantern embodying the invention in its operative position'as applied to the hand rail, and showing a lantern in place in the holder;

FIG. 2 is a side elevationalview of the holder; FIG. 3 is a view similar to FIG. I showing the holder as applied .to a hand rail which is comparatively high;

, applied to a vertically extending hand rail.

Referring to the drawing, the numeral designates generally a gunwale, shown fragmentarily, which is representative of the gunwales of small pleasure boats now in use, and which are usually powered by outboard engines. FIG. 1 shows a hand rail 11 which extends hori-' 11 which is comparatively high. As shown in FIG. 4 the hand rail 11 is inclined relative to the horizontal plane,

and in FIG. 5 the hand rail 11 extends vertically.

The numeral 20 designates generally a conventional gasoline lantern having a cylindrical fuel tank 21 at the bottom, and having a bail or handle 22 at the top, and the numeral 30 indicates generally a holder for the gas-- oline lantern 20 embodying this invention. 7

The holder 30 includes a cylindrical receptacle, indicated by the numeral 40, which is comparatively short relative to its diameter, and which in use is disposed vertically and has the bottom 21 of a lantern 20 received bodily therein, and an elongated metal strip 50 which is characterized by its inherent spring tension but is soft and easily bent, and which advantageously may be made of aluminum.

The strip 50 has a 180 degree bend in one of its end portions, as at 51, forming a hookor loop thereon which in use is secured about a hand rail 11 as variously illustrated in the drawing. As shown a bolt 52 is passed through openings therefor intwo thicknesses of the strip 50 on opposite sides of the U bend 51, to prevent accidental displacement of the strip 50 relative to the hand rail 11, from which it is suspended.

The depending end portion of the strip 50 has means removably and adjustably connecting it-to the receptacle 40, to support the receptacle 40 on the hand rail 11 at a predetermined distance below it. As shown in 'FIG. 3 an extra long strip 50 is provided for use with a hand rail 11 which is comparatively high. As shown in FIGS. 4 and 5 the strip 50 has a twist in it for use with a hand rail v11 which is inclined at any angle relative to the horizontal plane. f I I The depending end portion of the strip 50 has alongitudinal slot 55 therein for engagement by bolts 56' whereby the strip 50 is removably and adjustably connected to an opposing slide element 60, which has a corresponding slot 61 therein for engagement by the bolts 56 and is removably and adjustably connected by bolts 56 to one side of the "receptacle 40.

Detent means as hereinafter-described, rigidly and dle 22 of a lantern 20 having its bottom in place in the receptacle 40, to prevent accidental displacement. thereof.

The detent means above mentionedincludes a pair of shaped companion members 70, 80 as hereinafter described, each of them consisting of an elongated, substantially rectangular plate bent right angularly intermediate its ends. The member is L shaped and the member is U shaped. The members 70, 80 are arranged one upon the other on the intermediate portion of the strip 50, and are connected thereto by a bolt 90,

which is surrounded by an elongated bearing 91 and has a wing nut 92 thereon.

' The intermediate portion of the strip 50, and amendportion of the L shaped member 70, have longitudinal slots 95, 96 ther'eimand a corresponding hole is provided in the middle portion of the U shaped member 80, for engagement by the bolt 90.

The opposite end portions of the U shaped member 80 each have indentations in one of their longitudinal edges, as at 99, in opposing relation to an end portion of the L" shaped member 70, for selective engagement by a bail or handle 22 of a lantern having its bottom 21 in place in the receptacle 40. In use the bail or handle 22 is hooked over the U" shaped member 80, and the L shaped member 70 acts as a keeper, to prevent accidental displacement of the bail or handle 22 from the indentations 99 of the U shaped member 80.

I claim:

1. In a device for displaying a lighted gasoline latern from a small pleasure boat, usually powered by an outboard engine, having hand rails conveniently located near peripheral edge portions of the boat, the combination of a cylindrical receptacle, comparatively short relative to its diameter. which in use is disposed vertically and has the bottom of a lantern received bodily therein, an elongated metal strip, characterized by its inherent spring tension but soft and easily bent, which has a hook or loop in one of its end portions and in use is secured about a hand rail as described, from which the strip is suspended, the depending end portion of the strip having means removably and adjustably connecting it to the receptacle, to support the receptacle on the hand rail at a predetermined distance below it, and de tent means, rigidly and removably connected to an intermediate portion of the strip and adjustable longitudinally relative thereto, for selective engagement by the bail or handle of a lantern having its bottom in place in the receptacle, to prevent accidental displacement thereof.

2. The structure of claim 1, the detent means above mentioned including a pair of shaped companion members, each consisting of an elongated, substantially rectangular plate bent right angularly intermediate its ends, one of the shaped members being L" shaped and the other of the shaped members being 'U" shaped, the shaped members being arranged one upon the other on the intermediate portion of the strip, and being connected thereto by a bolt, the intermediate portion of the U" shaped member having a hole therein for engagement by the bolt, which is also passed through longitudinal slots therefor in the strip and in an end portion of the L" shaped member, the opposite end portions of the U shaped member having indentations in one of their longitudinal edges, in opposing relation to an end portion of the L" shaped member. for selective engagement by a bail or handle of a lantern having its bottom in place in the receptacle.

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US2875974 *Nov 6, 1956Mar 3, 1959Emilia T AlbertLantern holder
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US3008679 *Feb 6, 1959Nov 14, 1961Jack M PowellLantern holder for boats
Referenced by
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US4634016 *Sep 12, 1985Jan 6, 1987Voss Bros., Inc.Fish formula container assembly
US4709890 *Sep 8, 1986Dec 1, 1987Moore Carl FLantern holder
US6227514Feb 24, 2000May 8, 2001Walk-Winn Plastic, IncorporatedSupport bracket
US7204465 *Sep 14, 2005Apr 17, 2007Pao-Hsien ChengStructure of an article holder
US8757459 *Feb 25, 2012Jun 24, 2014Steven Mark CrawfordBoat accessory platform
US20070057134 *Sep 14, 2005Mar 15, 2007Pao-Hsien ChengStructure of an article holder
US20120280012 *Nov 8, 2012Steven Mark CrawfordBoat accessory platform
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/226.11, 248/311.2, 248/310
International ClassificationB63B45/04, B63B29/12, F02B61/04
Cooperative ClassificationB63B2017/0054, B63B45/04, B63B45/00
European ClassificationB63B45/04, B63B45/00