Detachable handle for umbrellas or parasols
US 605708 A
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S. S. PRETZ. DBTAGHABLE HANDLE FOR UMBRELLAS 0R PARASOLS. No. 605,708.
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SAMUEL S. FRETZ, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
D ETACHABL E HANDLE FOR UMBRELLAS OR PARASOLS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 605,708, dated J une. 14, 1898. Application filed January 5, 1898. Serial No. 665,699- (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SAMUEL S; Fnnrz, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city and county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented anew and useful Improvement in Detachable Handles for Umbrellas or Parasols, of which the following isa clear and sufficient specification, reference being had to the drawings annexed.
In umbrellas made hitherto with detachable handles a portion of rod has been secured permanently to the handle and inserted into the interior of the umbrella-rod. This was an objectionable construction in many ways, since, among other things, the umbrella-rod could not be made of the very small diameter which present fashions compel it to be, especially in high-class goods, and the handle structure is made complicated and expensive.
My invention is applicable to umbrellas having a tubular metal rod and a handle provided with a socket into which this rod is inserted and it consists, essentially, in placing in the rod near the handle end a spring, one
portion whereof engages with a catch placed in the inside of the socket in the handle.
I will now proceed to describe the best form of which I am at present aware of embodying my invention.
Figure 1 is a view, partly in section, of my invented device. Fig. 2 is a View of the tube B, and Fig. 3 is a View of a modification.
The handle H'is provided with the socket 3, as in the present form of umbrella-handle construction, adapted to receive the upper end of the umbrella-rod C. In this socket 3 I place a tube B,which is designed to remain permanently therein. I therefore in practice glue it in place or provide it with projections, as 5, on the outside,which will catch against the wood of the walls of thesocket 3 or otherwise suitably secure it thereto. I preferably make this tube with their walls and make it perfectly true on the inside,so as to receive and firmly support the umbrella-rod to be inserted. In this tube I place the catch in the inside of the socket, which is most conveniently and very simply formed by the slot 7 in the walls of tube B, into which the springcatch in the umbrella-rod can slip and hold the rod and handle together, as will be de scribed hereinafter.
The umbrella-rod O is provided near its lower end with a spring D, that is fitted within the tubular rod 0 and has two projections springing out from the exterior of same, One of these projections 1 is intended to receive the pressure of the finger and the other of these projections 2 is intended to engage with the catch of the tube Band thus hold the handle and the tubular rod securely to each other.
Where a cheaper umbrella is to be made, the tube B need not line the entire interior of the socket 3.
I show in Fig. 3 a modification of my device in which the tube B may be entirely omitted and the swage-piece B (which is a well-known means of finishing umbrella-handies) serves as a catch for part 2. In this case the swage-piece must project slightly inward from the walls of socket 3.
Having now described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In an umbrella or a parasol, the combin ation with the tubular umbrella-rod and the handle provided with a socket to receive the same, of a catch placed in the said socket, and a spring fitted within said tubular rod and provided with two projections one of which projections being intended to receive the pressure of the finger, and the other of the saidprojections engaging with the catch in said socket and a slot in said tubular rod through which said spring moves, substan-' tially as described.
2. In an umbrella or parasol, the combination with the tubular. umbrella-rod and the handle provided with a socket to receive the same, of a tube placed within the said socket,
and forming a lining, a catch placed in said socket, and a spring fitted within said tubular rod and provided with two projections, one of which projections being intended-to receive the finger and the other of said projections engaging with the catch in said socket and a slot in said tubular rod through which said spring moves substantially as described.
'In witness whereof I have hereunto set my signature in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
. SAML. S. FRETZ. Witnesses:
Gno. L. DEW, JAMES STOKLEY.