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Publication numberUS773317 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 25, 1904
Filing dateApr 17, 1901
Priority dateApr 17, 1901
Publication numberUS 773317 A, US 773317A, US-A-773317, US773317 A, US773317A
InventorsRobert C Funke
Original AssigneeRobert C Funke
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

.No'i 773.317. P ATENTED OCT. 25, 1904. R. G. FUN-KB.



1 Patented Octoberlli, 193%..-



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent $10,778,317, dated fictober' 25, 196%.

Application filed April 17, 19-01,

To all it-7mm, it may concern:

Be it known that 1, ROBERT C. FUNKE, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia 5 and State of Pennsylvania, have invented cer tain new and useful 1m rovements in ammocks, of which the to owing is a specification'.

Objects of the invention are to provide a 10 neat, strong, comparatively inexpensive, and

" attractive suspension for hammock-bodies tov facilitate the attachment of the clue-cords to the hammock body, to properly attach a spreader when present, and to do all this by I 5 the use of a minimum amount of cloth for the hammock-body.

To these andother ends hereinafter set forth the invention comprises the improvements to be presently described and finally claimed.

The nature, characteristic features, and scopeo-i' my invention will be more fully understood from the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings i'or ming part hereof, and in which Figure 1 is' a perspective view of a hammock embodyingt'eatures of the invention. Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view drawn to an enlarged scale and illustrating the head end attachment of the hammock shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a similar view showing the foot-end attachments. Fig. 4 is a view showing one of the clue-cords noosed to the eye of one of the clips. Fig. 5 is aperspective view of one of the clips arranged for cooperation with the spreader and embodying features of the invention. Fig. 6 is a perspective view illustrating a clip embodying features of the invention and adapted for us in connection with a cord, and Figs. 7, 8, and 9 are views illustrating modifications, of clips embodying features of the invention. v In the drawings, 1 is the body of the hammock, which, as usual, may consist of woven material. Atits ends it ishemmed, and astiflener is inserted in the hems. As shown in Fig. 3-the stiiiener consists of a piece of rope or cord 2, and as shown in Fig. 2 it. consists of a piece or strip, as of wood, 3, which is well adapted to serve as a stretcher or spreader.

The clips each have a split jaw i and an eye 5,

Serial No. 56,226. (liq model.)

and they are made of such metal that the jaw can be made to engage the hemmed portioh of the hammock-body and also the stiffener, which comprises the cord or woodinserted therein. As shown in Figs. e, 5, J, and 9,.the jaw is equipped with outer and inner teeth or claws. The outer teeth or claws serve to engage the hammock-body 1 and the inner teeth or claws serve to engage the stiiiener. I As shown in Figs: 7 and 9 the clip would have to pass through the hammock-body. The clue cards 6 are noosed to the rings 5. and the oightsi of the cords may be slipped back onto the cords,

as shown in Fig. 4. It is obvious that the clue-cords 6 may be connected with the suspensionrings 7 prior to the assemblage of the parts of the hammock, which is advantageous. from the point of view of factory space and because it can be done during slack seasons. The clips may he rapidly and easily attached to the clue-cords, as described, and the clips may also be rapidly attached to the hammockbody and its stifie'ners by closing their jawsfor example, by means of a suitable press wh ch can be made to accommodate and simultaneously apply all of the clips. To hem the hammock-body involves the waste of comparatively little material, and it is a simple operation which can be rapidly performed, while the insertion of the stiffener is also a matter that involves little time or expense.

The split jaws are counterparts of each other, and they overlie the fabric and clamp the top and bottom and-engage the inner edge of the stiffener. Thus the latter is not subjected to a splitting strain nor to an uneven support,

It will be obvious to those skilled in the art to which my invention appertains thatmodifications may be made in details without departing from the spirit thereof. Hence i do not limit myself to the precise construction and arrangement of parts hereinabove set forth, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings; but,

Having thus described the nature and .objects of my invention, what lclaim as new, and desire to secureby Letters Patent, is-

1. Means for securing a hammock body to its clue-cords, which comprise the combina- I00 10v 0 receive tne'hemdnelesed stiffenersaie tion of men in? end eii 10 Fabric of the hotly is lapped,

ener at the end of the bedy and I ll eating an eye to eeconnnodete tl'itjfii and split jewe within Whieh the eeeived and clamped, the en( es of ime extending beyond the stifi'ener and sing the lnnnmeek-body, Substantially as I I I I I I I jaws equipped with inner and outer teeth 01' claws, whereof the former engage the stiflener and whereof the letter extend beyond the edge/0f the stifi'ener and engage the harnm0ckbody, and clue-cords attached to the eyes of the clips, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name.


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Cooperative ClassificationA45F3/22