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Publication numberUS600421 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 8, 1898
Filing dateSep 15, 1897
Publication numberUS 600421 A, US 600421A, US-A-600421, US600421 A, US600421A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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(No Model.) 7



No. 600,421. Patented Mar. 8,1898.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 600,421, dated March 8, 1898.

Application filed September 15, 1897. $erial1lo. 651,751. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that LWILLIAM H. HoLooMBE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Marcelena, in the county of WVilson and State of Texas, have invented a new and useful Simplicity Umbrella-Holder, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in umbrella-holders especially designed for use on sulky-cultivators of that class in which the seat-support is constructed to form a crotch; and the object that I have in View is to provide an improved support adapted to be applied to the seat-carrying frame of the cultivator in a manner to utilize a part or the crotch of said seat as a means for holding the umbrella in place.

A further object of the invention is to provide an improved support which shall be simple and durable in construction, readily applied to any seat-supporting frame of the forked variety of a cultivator, which operates to hold the umbrella securely in position and against any tendency to become displaced, and which shall not be in the way of the driver when detached, but which serves to hold the umbrella or canopy in position so as to shade the driver from the suns rays when the implement is in service in the field.

To the accomplishment of these ends my invention consists in the novel construction and combination of parts, which will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.

To enable others to understand my invention, I have illustrated the preferred embodiment thereof in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which Figure 1 is a view of a cultivator of that class wherein a forked seat-carrying frame is employed and illustrating my improved shade-support applied thereto. Fig. 2 is a sectional plan view showing a part of the forked seat-frame with my umbrella-holder applied thereto, the staif of the umbrella being shown in cross-section. Fig. 3 is an enlarged view, in side elevation, of the parts shown by Fig. 2 of the drawings. Figs. 4 and 5 are detail views of parts of my improved umbrellasupport detached from the cultivator seat-frame.

Like numerals of reference denote corresponding and like parts in each of the several figures of the drawings.

Referring by numerals to the drawings, 1

designates a part of an ordinary cultivator. 2 is the seat-carrying frame, and 3 is the scat supported by said seat-carrying frame.

The umbrella-holding attachment forming the subject of the present application is especially designed for service in connection with seat-carrying frames of that class in which the said frame is constructed to provide a crotch or fork 4 in advance of the shank 5, upon which the seat 3 is mounted. It is usual in this class of cultivators to make the seat-carrying frame of bars which are lapped at their rear ends and united together to form the shank 5, and from this shank the bars diverge laterally toward the frame of the cultivator, the front ends of said seat-bars being fastened by bolts to the diverging bars forming the tongue of the implement.

It is the purpose of my present invention an attachment consisting of but two parts.

One part of the holder attachment consists of the clamp 6, and the other member of said attachment is a hanger 7, and these parts of the attachment are constructed for ready application to the seat-frame, and they are arranged to support an umbrella or canopy securely on the seat-frame, so as to afford protection to the driver against the suns rays.

The clamp 6 of the holder attachment consists of a bar or length of metal which is bent at an intermediate point of its length to provide the curved bearing 8 at the middle of said clamp, and on opposite sides of this curved bearing the metal forming the clamp is bent to provide the diverging arms 9, which are inclined at reverse angles to each other, the inclination of said arms corresponding to the inclination of the bars forming the seatframe of the implement. The arms of the clamp are adapted to be fitted to lap against the bars forming the seat-frame, so as to bring the curved bearing 8 opposite to the fork or crotch in the seat-frame, and said inclined arms 9 of the clamp are provided with longitudinal slots or with openings for the passage ICO of bolts 11, that serve to fasten the clamp securely to the seat-frame. I prefer to form slots 12 in the arms of the clamp, because this construction enables the clamp to be fastened adjustably to the seat-frame and thus accommodate the clamp and the seat-frame to umbrella-staffs of different diameters.

The hanger 7, forming the other element of my holder attachment, is designed to form a step-bearing for the lower extremity of the staff of the umbrella or canopy. This hanger is preferably bent from a single bar or length of metal to form an angular foot 13, and the upper end of the hanger-shankis formed with a perforated head 14, through which may be passed a bolt 15 to attach the hanger to the shank 5 of the seat-frame in rear of the fork or crotch in said seat-frame. The angular foot of the hanger is provided with a stepbearing-16 to receive a spike or prong 17 on the lower extremity of the staff 18 of the umbrella or canopy. The staff of the umbrella or canopy may be cut to the desired length to sustain the umbrella or canopy at the desired height above the driver when occupying the seat on the cultivator, and after the proper length of the staff has been secured the spike or prongshould be attached to the staff, so that the staff may have a firm bearing in the step-bearing of the hanger-foot.

In applying my holder attachment to a forked seat-frame of the class described and forming part of an ordinary cultivator the staff of the umbrella is first fitted in the fork or crotch of the seat-frame, and the clamp is now adjusted between the diverging bars of said seat-frame, so as to bring the curved bearing 8 of the clampin position to press against the umbrella-staff. The bolts are now applied and tightened, after which the hanger is arranged and attached so as to receive the prong or spike at the lower extremity of the staff. It will thus be seen that I have provided a simple attachment in which the clamp is attached to the forked seat-frame to utilize a part of the crotch or fork as a means, for clamping an umbrella-staff in position, because the crotch or fork of the seat-frame bears against one side of the staff, while the clamp bears against the opposite side of the staff. As the lower extremity of the umbrella staff is engaged by the foot of the hanger-clamp, the umbrella is held firmly and securely in place by the crotch of the seatframe and the clamp coacting with said seatframe crotch and by the hanger engaging with the extremity'of the staff of the canopy or umbrella.

Myimproved attachment provides a simple and inexpensive means for attaching a canopy or umbrella to an agricultural implement to afford protection to the driver against the sun and rain, and at the same time the attachment may be adjusted to permit of the quick and easy removal of the umbrella or canopy. The parts are simple and durable in construction, they are not in the way of the driver when the umbrella is detached, and they may be easily applied to ordinary seat frames without any change in the construction of the agricultural implement.

While I have described that the clamp and the hanger forming my attachment are made from lengths of metal bent to the proper form, I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the use of this particular metal, because I am aware that the clamp and the hanger may each be cast in a single piece. Nor do I wish to limit myself strictly to the precise details of construction and to the form and proportion of parts herein shown and described as the preferred embodiment of the invention, as it is evident that changes therein can be made without departing from the spirit or sacrificing the advantages of my invention.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. The combination with a seat-frame, and an umbrella-staff, of a hanger attached to the seat-frame, and a clamp fastened to the seatframe and coactin g therewith to hold the umbrella-staff in place, as and for the purposes described.

2. The combination with a'forked seat- 9 frame, and a staff fitted to the fork or crotch of said seat-frame, of a hanger attached to the seat-frame and having a foot with which engages the lower extremity of the staff, and a clamp fastened to the seat-frame and engaging with the staff, as and for the purposes described.

3. The combination with a seat-frame, and an umbrella-stafi fitted in the crotch thereof, of a clamp with its binding-surface fitted to the staff and provided with angular slotted arms that bear against diverging parts of the seat-frame, bolts which hold the clamp rigidly and adjustably on the seat-frame, and a hanger receiving the foot of the umbrellastaff and cooperating with the clamp to hold the umbrella-staff firmly in place, substantially as described.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.




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