Holder for bouquets
US 501392 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
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NTED STATES PATENT Ferca.
HERMAN C. AWIEDENMANN, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
HOLDER FOR BoUQUETs, stof SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 501,392, dated July 11, 189.3.
Application tiled September l, 1892. Serial No. 444,771. (No model.)
T all whom it may concern..-
Beit known that I, HERMAN C. WIEDEN- MANN, of Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and Improved Holder for Bouquets, Flag-Sticks, dac., of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates to improvements in a holder which is adapted to support bouquets, flag sticks, parasols, lantern poles, and other light articles; and the objects ofmy invention are to produce a cheap'and simple hold er which may be easily attached to a rod or brace of any kind but which is especially adapted for attachment to the frame or handle bar of a bicycle, which may be easily adjusted to lit different sizes of supports, which is adapted to clasp and hold securely any light articles of the kind mentioned, and which may be very conveniently operated.
To these ends, my invention consists in certain featuresof construction and combinations of parts, as will be hereinafter described and claimed.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this speci tication, in which similar figures of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a viewV of the holder as applied to a bicycle. Fig. 2 is a detail perspective vieW of the holder. Fig. 3 isarear end view of the same. Fig. 4 is a plan view of the holder. Fig. 5 is a vertical section on the line 5-5 in Fig. 4; and Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a modified form of the holder.
The holder has a clasp which is formed of a single piece of spring metal and has a body portion 11 adapted to be fastened to a rod or support of any kind, and this body is preferably of a cylindrical shapebutit may be of a rectangular shape, as shown in Fig. 6, or shaped to fit any particular form of rod. The top 11 is open on one side and on each side of the opening it merges into an outwardly extending arm, these arms 12 and 13 being produced opposite one another, as shown best in Fig. 4, and by adjusting them to and from each other the body 11 may be contracted or expanded so as to t snugly upon its supporting rod. These arms should be made sufficiently long for a person to get a good grip upon them so as to easily operate the clasp. The arm 12 has punched out of its central portion a tongue 14 which extends at nearly right angles to the arm, and on the upper side of the tongue is a series of teeth 15 which engage a slightly protruding lip 16 which is produced above a slot 17 in the arm 13. The slot 17 is adapted to receive the tongue 14, as best shownin Figs. 2 and 5, and the tongue springs upward centrally for` its teeth to be held in engagement with the lip 16, and by this means the arms 12 and 13 may be fastened in relation to each other and the clasp secured in place. The, body 11 of the clasp has a'lining 18 which'is of rubber, leather, or other yielding material, and this enables it to grip its support rmly and also facilitates its secure fastening, as the lining will yield sufficiently to enable the arms 12 and 13 to be pushed ltogether enough for a particular pull to engage the lip 16 when such compression could not otherwise be effected.
Projecting from one side of the body 11 and preferably at right angles to the arms 12 and 13 are flat spring arms 19, and the planes of the arms are also preferably at right angles to the planes of the arms 12 and 13, so that When the clasp is fastened to a horizontal bar like the handle bar of a bicycle, the arms 19 will be in position to hold a book or other article in anv upright position. The arms 19 have opposite curves 20 therein near the middle portion of the arms, and the arms are then bent inward, as shown at 21, and finally terminatein diverging end portions 22, as clearly shown in Fig. 3. The opposite curves 2O thus form an open loop and the diverging ends 22 enable an article such as the stern of a bouquet, the stick of a flag, or any similar thing to be easily pushed inward so as to spread the arms, and after the said article passes the bends 21, the arms spring together and hold it securely in place.
The manner of using the holder is illustrated in Fig. 1. Here the clasp 11 is secured to the handle bar 23 of a bicycle 24, and a bouquet is held between the arms 19. It will be seen that this device may be attached to almost any part of the bicycle frame and will offer a convenient means for carrying any light article. j
When the holder is not in use it may be easily detached and carried in a bag-or other ICO convenient place. |Ihe holder is especially intended for use on a bicycle, but it may be applied to other supports if desired.
I desire it to be understood that I do not limit myself to the exact shapes shown, of the clasp proper, as the same may be varied to adapt the clasp to receive the support or article to which it is to be attached. Neither do I limit myself to the exact position shown, ofthe spring arms, as they may emanate from the body of the clasp in any desired direction, dependent upon their use and on the nature of the article to be supported.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. A holder of the character described, comprising an adjustable body shaped to t a rod and having outwardly-extending arms, a fastening device to hold the arms together, and a second pair of oppositely-arranged spring arms projecting from the body and having oppositely curved portions adapted to form a loop between them, substantially as described.
2. A holder of the character described, comprising a clasp havingabody portion shaped to fit a rod and oppositely extending arms formed integral with the body portion, a toothed tongue produced on one of the arms and held to extend through a slot on the opposite arm, a lip produced above the slot and held to engage the teeth of the tongue, and a holdercarried by the clasp, Substantially as described.
3. A holder of the character described, comprising a clasp having a body' with an opening on one side, oppositely extending arms formed integral with the clasp and extending from the sides of the opening, an adjustable fastening device to affix the position of the arms and fasten the clasp to a support, and a second pair of arms projecting from one side of the clasp andforming between them an open loop adapted to receive and support an article, substantially as described.
4. A holder of the character described, comprising a clasp having a iiexible lining and adapted to lit a support, an adjustable fastening device to secure the clasp in position and arms extending from one side of the clasp, said arms being curved so as to form between them an open loop, substantially asdescribed.
HERMAN C. WIEDENMANN.
WILLIAM H. COOKE, WALTER G. GREEN.