US 753151 A
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N0. 75%;151. PATENTED FEB. 23, 1904. T. LLOYD. ROCKET.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 9. 1903.
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SBECHIGATION forming part of Lettrsdatent No. 7153,151, dat d February $53.; 1904; Application filed November 9, lie. 180,425. (No moduli) l i i To aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Tnomns LLOYD, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of, NewYork, have invented new and useful Improvements in Rockets, of which the fol lowing is a specification.
My invention pertains to rockets, more particularly rockets embodying means for sup porting their bodies in an upright position precedent to firing thereof; and it consists in the novel-and advantageous rocket heroine? ter described, and particularly pointed out in the claims appended.
In the} accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is an elevation, partly broken away, of my novel rocket as it appears when stood up ready to be fired; Fig. 2, an elevation, partly in section, illustrating the rocket prepared for storageor shipment; Fig. 3, a detail View illustrative of the manner in which the legs of the rocket are connected to the body thereof, the body being shown by dotted lines; Fig. 4:, a view, partly in elevation and partly in section, illustrating a modified way of connecting legs to the rocket-body; and Fig. 5 a view or the blank employed in the latter construction.
Referring by letter to 'the said drawings,
and more particularly Figs. 1 to 3 thereof, A is a rocket-body, which maybe and preferably is of the ordinary well-known form and construction, and B B are legs of which there are'preferably three, as illustrated. The said legs are of wood or othermaterial suitable to the purpose and have their upper ends bev eled at their inner sides, as indicated by a,
for a purpose which willpresently be pointed out. C G are spring-strips, preferably of sheet metal, connected to thebody A and having portions 6, which extendvbelowthe body and tend to spring outwardly, so as to normally rest in the position shown in Fig. 1. I prefer to connect the spring-strips to the body by wire bands 0, surrounding the upper portions of the strips; but other means may obviously be used for the purpose without in volving a departure from the scope of my invention. The legs B are fixedly connected below their beveled ends a the depending, portions '6 of the spring-strips 'C,"ahd. conse'- quentl'y when the legs are free the strips serve:
to hold them in thepesition shown inFi'gg 1-'e'.. 6., with their lower ends apart andjtheir. beveled upper ends a bearing against the side of the body A. In such position the legs B obviously constitute a stable support for the body A and this notwithstanding the fact that they are made very light in order to adapt thegi to iiy with the. body when the latter ,is m
When it is desired to adapt the. rocketltobe conveniently carried in the hand or packedfor storage or shipmeut.,' the legs B are"brought together, as shown in Fig. and securedi'n' such position by a band d of pasteboard or other suitable material removably placed thereon.
in the modified construction shown in Figs. at and 5 a blank (3' of sheet metal is employed in lieu of spring-strips to connect legs B to a rocketbody A. The said blank comprises a body 6, which is bent around the lower portion of the rocketbody and secured thereon by wire bands 0 and strips 6', depending from the lower edge of the body 6. These strips 6' serve for the connection of the legs B below fore, materially increase the cost of making the rocket; also that, notwithstanding their cheapness, the improvements are reliable in operationthat is to say, may be depended on to properly support the rocket-body precedent to flight of the rocket. V
1 have entered into a detailed description of the construction and relative arrangement of the parts embraced in the present and preferred embodiments of my invention in order to impart a toll, clear, and exact understandclaim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent,
1. In a rocket, the combination of a body, legs for supporting :the body grouped about the same,and having beveled upper ends adapts ed when the legs are spread to bring up against the body and serve'as stops to limit the spread- 5 ing of the legs, and flexible'strips secured on the body and fixed to the inner sides of the legs below the beveled ends thereof.
2. In a rocket, the combination of a body, and outwardly spring-pressed legs for supporting the body, connected with the same.
3. In a rocket, the combination of a body, legs for supporting the body, and spring-strips secured on the body and fixed to the legs, and tending to hold the legs in an open or spreadposition.
'4. In a rocket, the combination of a body, and outwardly spring-pressed legs for supporting thebody, connected with the body, and
having beveled upper ends grouped about same,
5. In a rocket, the combination. of body, legs for supporting the body, imving beveled I ends grouped about the same, and spring-strips secured on the'body l-lXQLl to the legs, be low the beveled ends thereof, tending to hold the legs in an open or spread position.
6. In a rocket, the combination of a body,
legs for supporting the body, having beveled ends grouped about the same, spring-strips having upper portions about the body, and normally outwardiy-etztendin g portions fixed to the legs, and one or more bands surrounding the upper portions of the springstrips and the body.
7. The combination, in a rocket, of abody,
outWardly-spring-pressed legs for supporting the body, connected with the same, and chance removably placed on the legs, and adapted to hold them together.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto satiny hand in presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
Witnesses Geo. H. DE Lnon, RUTHERFORD S. FowLER.