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Publication numberUS504717 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 12, 1893
Filing dateFeb 20, 1893
Publication numberUS 504717 A, US 504717A, US-A-504717, US504717 A, US504717A
InventorsWilliam Fanckboker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 504717 A
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(No Model.)


, UMBRELLA SUPPORT. No; 504,717. Patented Sept 12, 1893.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 504,717, dated September 12, 1893.

Application filed February 20,1893. Serial No. 163,035. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, WILLIAM FANOKBONER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Schoolcraft, county of Kalamazoo, State of Michigan, have invented a new and useful Umbrella-Support, of which the following is a specification.

The object of this invention is to construct a holder which may be adjusted to fix an umbrella handle at a perpendicular, horizontal or difierent oblique angle, and in which the umbrella handle may be adjusted lengthwise of said handle, said holder also being adjustable by turning on its support, so that the shade of the umbrella can be thrown from almost any conceivable direction, by being turned on its support.

Other objects will appear in the description and claims.

I carry my invention into efiect by the construction illustrated in the drawings and described as follows.

In the drawings forming a part of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view, showing the umbrella handle and the support which supports the umbrella support, broken away. Fig. 2 is a rear elevation of Fig. 1 and Fig. 3 is a section on line sw m, in Fig. 2, looking from a point above.

Referring to the lettered parts of the drawings, A represents a broken handle of an umbrella, and B a broken supporting rod or bar, which is supposed to be attached in some fixed position either to the vehicle or otherwise, according to wherever the umbrella is used.

The umbrella handle, A, is held by a clamp consisting of two jaws, O D, hinged together at one end, at e. The clamping ends of the jaws are concaved to fit the round surface of the handle, and are provided with a rubber lining, c, to better grip the handle and to keep from marring the same. This lining may be employed or not, as desired. The jaw D has on its outer face a series of radiating grooves, V, into which fits the supporting-rod B. The jaws are clamped together by a bolt, E, which loosely passes through them transversely between their two ends.

One end of the bolt E is enlarged and has an eye formed therethrough,intowhich loosely fits the supporting-rod B.

Between the two jaws C and D and on the bolt E is a spring, 8, which opens the jaws when the bolt E is loosened. The jaws are caused to clamp against the handle A of the umbrella by a thumb-nut, H, screwed on to said bolt. This also firmly binds the jaw D and the supporting-rod 13 together, thus holding the umbrella support at any desired position on said red.

If it is desired to make this attachment doubly secure, a thumb-screw, I, may be employed, screwed into the eyed end of the bolt E and against the rod B, but this ordinarily is not necessary.

The grooved part of the jaw D is made in an enlarged circular form, and at the edges thereof are two lugs, .2 z, projecting at right angles to its face. The object of these lugs is to prevent the umbrella from tilting too far when the nut H is loosened and before the holder can be secured in the desired place again. To illustrate; but for these lugs the weight of the umbrella might cause it to suddenly swing down on the ground in case the operator should not use due caution to hold it from so doing when adjusting it.

The supporting-rod Bis provided around the same with a series of radial hooks or prongs, 'i, and the enlarged circular portion of the jaw D is provided at one side with a flange, J, which loosely fits between said prongs and the rod B, to assist the binding-nut H in pre- Venting the jaws from turning on the rod 13, but it is designed that in most cases this will not be necessary.

In the use of this umbrella-holder the following results in operating it can take place, according to the effects desired. The umbrella handle can be readily attached and detached by opening the jaw O, and by opening said jaw said handle can be adjusted lengthwise of same; the handle can be turned in said j aw; by loosening the nut bolt E the holder can be turned in one direction or the other on said bolt, to cant the umbrella to desired positions, and the holder can also be adjusted lengthwise of the rod B; thus, as stated, obtaining almost any conceivable and desired angle and position of the umbrella.

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

1. The combination of a supporting-rod or ICC) bar, the two jaws hinged together at one end and adapted to clamp the umbrella handle at the other ends, one of said jaws being in an enlarged circular form, having the series of radial adjusting grooves in the outer face and provided with the lugs projecting at right angles to said face, at two opposite pointsat the periphery of the circular jaw a-bolt having an eye at one end, through which the supporting-rod is loosely passed and from thence extending transversely through the jaws, and a binding-nut on the end thereof; substantially as set forth.

2. The combination of a supporting-rod or bar provided with the radial prongs or hooks, the jaws hinged together at one end and adapted to clamp the umbrella handle at the other end, one of said jaws having the radial ribs on its outer face, a bolt having an eye surrounding the supporting-rod at one end, from thence passed loosely through the jaws, a binding-nut on the other end of said bolt, said grooved jaw being provided with a flange adapted to be inserted between the supporting-rod and its prongs orhooks; substantially as set forth.

In testimony to the foregoing I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationF16B7/04, E04G7/16