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N0. 6l0,738. Patented Sept. I3, [898. J. FINNEGAN.
(Application filed May 27, 1898.)
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JOHN FINNEGAN, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR TO TIIOMAS DEVLIN & (30., OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 610,738, dated September 13, 1898.
Application filed May 27, 1898. Serial No. 681,880. (No model.)
To ctZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOHN FINNEGAN, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city and county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented. a new and useful Improvement in Flagstaff-Holders, which improvement is fully set forth in the following specification and accompanying drawings.
My invention consists of a flagsiaff-holder comprising a device which receives the staff and a socket with which said device removably engages, the construction of said parts being such that the staif with said device or the device alone may be presented to the socket in an upright or comparatively upright position.
It also consists in so constructing the holder that the staff-receiving device may be firmly supported at several points on the socket and cannot be improperly displaced from the socket, as will be hereinafter described, the novel features of the invention being pointed out in the claims that follow the specification.
Figure 1 represents a side elevation of a flagstaff-holder,partly broken away, embodying my invention. Fig. 2 represents a side elevation of a detached portion, a part thereof being in a different position from that shown in Fig. 1. Figs. 3 and 4 represent top or plan views of the parts of the holder separated from each other. Fig. 5 represents a bottom plan view of the socket, Fig. at, on a reduced scale.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the figures.
Referring to the drawings, A designates a socket which is adaptedto sustainthe staffreceiving portion B of the holder, said socket being formed of the side plates 0, the wall D, which joins the rear of said plates, and
the shoulders E, which project inwardlyfrom said plates, said parts forming the opening F of the socket. The side plates are extended forwardly, forming the ears G, one of which is provided with the screw H for engagement with the receiver B, as will be hereinafter more fully described. The front ends of the ears G are joined by the cross-bar J, and the upper faces of said ears are depressed, forming the seats K.
The receiver 13 consists of the front ring L,
the rear cup M, the web N, joining saidring and cup, the tongue P, extending rearward from said cup, and the shoes S, which pro ject laterally from said tongue. 7
The socket is provided with ears R, by which it may be screwed or otherwise secured to a window-sill or elsewhere, it being 'seen that when said socket is thus secured the receiver 13 is presented in an upright or comparatively upright position to the top opening of said socket and then lowered, whereby the tongue and shoes enter said openings. The receiver is now temporarily supported, and it is then swung forwardly and downwardly, the shoes riding on the shoulders E as a journal for the receiver and sliding rearwardly, the tongue passing under the wall D and abutting thereagainst, so that thereceiver cannot withdraw itself from the socket in forward direction. When the receiver has reached its lowermost position, the cup M rests in the seats K, thus assisting to steadysaid receiver on the socket, and the rear end of the under portion of the web N enters between the ears and is rested on the crossbar J, it being evident that as the receiver is sustained by the different meansviz., the wall D, the shoulders E, the seats K, and the cross-bar J -it retains a reliable connection with the socket, especially against forward and downward displacement. The screw H is tightened against the web N, whereby the rising of the receiver and rattling of parts is prevented. It is evident that when the receiver is to be removed the screw is loosened and the receiver swung upwardly, the tongue and shoes then assuming a vertical position. The receiver is then raised clear of the socket, when it may be brought into the room and stored away or otherwise disposed of, as desired.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure byLetters Patent, is-
1. In a flagstaftholder, a sockethaving an opening at the top and an overhanging wall at the rear and shoulders forward of said opening, the staffreceiving member having a tongue on the rear end adapted to pass under said wall, and shoes on said tongue adapted to ride on said shoulders and force said tongue rearward into engagement with said tongue.'
2. In a fiags'taff-holder, a socket having an opening in its top, an overhanging wall on the rear, shoulders on its sides, forward of said opening and seats on said sides forward of said Shoulders.
3. In a flag'staff-holder, a socket having an opening in its top, an overhanging wall on the rear, shoulders on its sides forward of said opening, seats on the sides forward of said shoulders, ears forward of said seats, and a cross-bar on said ears.
4:. In a flagstaff-holder, a staff-receiving member formed of a ring, a cup, a Web uniting said ring and cup, a tongue rearward of said cup and shoes on the sides of said tongue, said tongue and shoes being adapted to engage ber may be seated, a cross-bar on said ears on which said member may rest, and a screw on either of said ears adapted to be tightened against said member.
JOHN FINNEGAN. WVitnesses:
OHAs. II. WELsH, HENRY DRINKHOUSE.