|Publication number||US450146 A|
|Publication date||Apr 14, 1891|
|Filing date||Oct 24, 1890|
|Publication number||US 450146 A, US 450146A, US-A-450146, US450146 A, US450146A|
|Inventors||Charles A. Gibford|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (7), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
0'. A. GIBPORD. FOLDING FLOWER STAND.
Patented-Apr. 14, 1891.
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CHARLES A. GIBFORD, OF NEl/VTON, IOlVA.
FOLDING FLOWER-STAN D.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 450,146, dated April 14, 1891.
I Application filedOctoher 24, 1890. Serial No. 369,243. (No model.)
To aZZ whom, it may cancer/1 Be it known that 1, CHARLES A. GIBFORD, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of Newton, in the county of Jasper and State of Iowa, have invented a Folding Flower-Stand, of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to provide a convenient and useful flower-stand having arms adapted to support flower-pots, which arms project radially from an upright support and are adapted to be folded against the central support to occupy a less space in transportation or storage.
My invention consists in the construction of a flower-stand composed of a suitable support having arms radiating therefrom, which arms are hinged to the said support and provided with braces also hinged to said support, which braces have a sliding connection with the radiating-arms. I
Referring to the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a top view, and Fig. 2 a central sectional view, of my complete device. Fig.
3 is a detail View showing that portion of mydevice to which the radial arms are hinged.
'In Fig. 2, A represents a metal tube fixed in the center of a base-block B, and supported by means of said base-block in a vertical position.
0 represents a cylindrical wooden block, having a vertical bore in its center corresponding in size with the tube A. The block 0 is loosely mounted upon the tube A just below the middle of said tube, and a collar D is adjustably fixed on said tube above and below said block 0 to prevent said block from sliding up or down on said tube.
F represents a metal collar fixed about the circumference of the block 0. This collar F projects above the top of the block 0, and is provided with notches in its upper edge.
H represents an annular ring fixed to the top of the block C by means of common staples H J represents one of the pot-supporting arms, made of a single piece of wire, one end of which wire is secured to the ring H by means of an eye formed 011 said wire. The outer projecting portion of said wire is bent to form a loop adapted to engage and support a flower-pot. The hitherto free end portion of the wire is then returned to a point near the collar F, and secured to the wire secured to rlng H by means of a clip J which is bent about the two portions of wire and soldered thereto.
K represents a wire brace, the lower end of which is fixed to a pivoting device, which latter is identical in form and mode of operation with the device described in connection with the arms J. This brace K has an elongated loop L, formed integral with its outer end, adapted to admit the shank of the arm J and slide thereon.
M represents a cup-shaped device fixed to the upper end of the tube A for ornamental purposes.
The lower rotating frame only has been described, the upper one being identical therewith, except as to size, in which respect they differ in that the lower frame is preferably the larger. v Any number of rotating frames may be mounted on the upright support.
hen the complete device is in position to receive plant-containing vessels, the arms J radiate from the central supportin a horizontal direction, that portion of each arm adjacent to the point of attachment resting in one of the notches in the annular collar F, by means of which notches the arms J are so held that their outer end portions are equally separated and prevented from coming in contact with each other. The outer end portions of the arms J are supported by means of the braces K, which braces project upward and outward from the central support and have a sliding connection with the shank of the arms J.
Then it is desired to pack the stand for shipment, the arms J may be folded upward against the central support A, and in so doing will take the outer end of the braces K with them, and a cord bound about the folded arms and supportA will confine the complete device in a compact form, so that it will oecupy a much less space than when open.
By means of the adjustable collars D the pivotal device may be readily raised or lowered to suit the varying heights of plants.
By placing saucers or trays in the loops at the outer ends of the arms J my device may be advantageously used to display vegetables or fruit thereon.
I claim as my ihvention about said central support, a notched rim secured to said block, arms pivoted Within the block adapted to rest within the notches of the rim, said arms being capable of vertical movement, and braces to support the said arms hinged at one end to the central support and their other ends adapted to travel upon the said arms when the latter are moved vertically.
In a flower'stand, a central vertical support mounted upon a suitable base, a plurality of blocks adjustably mounted upon and adapted to rotate about said support, notched rims fixed to the circumference of the blocks, arms and braces hinged within the blocks, said arms radiating from the central support adapted to receive and hold containing-vessels, the outer ends of said arms being supported by means of a sliding connection with the outer ends of the hinged braces, as shown and described, to operate in the manner set forth, for the purposes stated.
CHARLES A. GIBFORD.
J F. OLIVER, J. B. EYERLY.
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