US 544083 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Y @No Model.) 1
l C. BEYER.
BASEL. No. 544,083. Patented Aug. 6, 1895.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CARL BEYER,AOF NEW YORK, N. Y.
sPEoIEIeATIoN forming part of Lettere Patent No. 544,083, dated August 6, 1895.
Application led May l, 1895. Serial No. ff/,746i (No model.)
To aZZ whom, it may concern:
@Be it known that I, CARL BEYER, of New York city, New York, have invented an Im proved Easel, of which the followin gis a specication.
This invention relates to an improved easel, and more particularly to a new construction 'of the head-block, by which the canvas may he readily set and locked at any desired inclination.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective View of my improved easel. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section through the upper part thereof, and Fig. 3 a plan oi' such upper part.
The letter a represents the tripod of an easel, and b is the grooved guide-rail that earries the. fixed tray o land the sliding headblock d, between which the canvas is clamped, as usual. The upper end of the head-block d is slotted, as at d', and within the slot there is pivoted an arm e, which is notchedat its lower edge, as at e', an d adapted to engage the upper edge of the canvas A when the saine is to be set at an inclination to the easel. The
rear end of the arm e is squared and abuts against the rail ZJ when the arm is in its horizontal position, Fig. l, and in this way the arm is firmly locked in place without addi-- tional fastening mechanism. If the arm e is not to be used the head-block cl is slid upward until it projects a slight distance above the rail b, Fig. 2. The arm is then swung upward into parallelism with the rail and then the head-block is again slid down, so that the arm e will be locked in an upright .position close against the rail b.
is swung into its horizontal position, itsv squared rear end will abut against the guide rail, substantially as specified.
C. BEYER. Witnesses:
F, v. BRIEsEN, WILLIAM SCHULZ.