US 907996 A
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G. L. HAGEN.
ATTACHMENT FOR. STAGE SGENERY BRAGES.
APPLICATION FILED APR. 17, 1907.
Patented Dec. 29, 1908.
INVENTOH 'CLAUDE L. HAGEN, OF NEW YORK, N.Y.
ATTACHMENT FOR STAGE-SGENERY BRApES'.
Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed. April 17, 1907. Serial No. 368,711.
Patented Dec. 2c, 1908.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CLAUDE L. HAGEN, citizen of the United States, residin at New Yorkcity, in the county of New ork and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Attachments for Stage-Scenery Braces, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to stage scenery braces and consistsessentially in a curved foot-iron secured to the foot of the brace, 'so that some portion of the foot-iron sets square on the floor in every position of the brace. A screw or other means must be provided for securing the foot-iron to the fioor, and the screw must be adapted to engage with the foot-iron at various'point's.
Heretofore, foot-irons for braces have been made of a single piece having upper and lower portions arranged at an angle, but the objection thereto is that the lower portion sets flat on the floor, at only one angle at which the brace may be arranged with reference to the wing, for instance 45. At all other angles either the toe or heel of the lower portion is tilted from the floor, and the securing screw is either set at an angle, or it does not 'clamp the foot-iron firmly to the floor, all of which is objectionable. It has also been proposed to hinge the lower portion, or floor piece of the foot-iron, to the u per portion, or shank, but this was comp cated and expensive, and did not support the wing 'firmly. .7 1
My invention is fully illustrated in the drawin herewith, in which the reference numeras of the specification indicate the corresponding parts in all the figures.
Figures 1 and 2 show the brace arranged at different angles to illustrate how, in the different positions, some portion of the footpiece sets flat and true. Fig. 3 is an enlarged view of the foot-piece, partly isometric and partly in section. ZFig. 4 shows a simple form of the foot-piece. Figs. 5 and 6 show a modification, respectively in elevation and in section.
In the figures, 1 indicates the brace having the usual top-iron 2 provided with hooks 3 for engaging with the eye ion the stile 5 of the wing-frame for holding .the wing in position. To the lower end of the brace is secured my curved foot-iron 7, or rockerheel,: which may be of various forms and rov'lded with difierent means for securing best illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, where the brace is shown at different angles, in Fig. 1 less, in-Fig. 2 more, inclined. At whatever angle set, there is a portion of the curved iron which sets fiat, 'or square, on the floor, and the hand-screw turned home at that point clamps the foot-iron true on the floor This extra piece should referably harmonize .in width and the thic ess with the foot iron. Between the two pieces there is secured in place, the hand-screw 15 \having the handle 16 extending through the upper slot 12, the screw portion 17 extending down through the slot 10, and the shoulder 18 fitting the side slots 13 13 between the foot iron '7 and theextra iron- 11, whereby the hand-screw is connected to the brace so that it cannot be separated and lost, but may be moved longitudinally in the slots, to be brought tothe oint of the foot-iron that sets square on the cor, according to the angle of the brace. In Fig. 2 where the brace is less inclined, the screw is adjusted near the top of the foot-iron; in Fig. 1, near the lower end, which sets flat on the floor when the brace is less inclined as shown.
In Fig. 4 is shownthe sim le and preferable form of foot-iron, provi ed with a lurality of screw-holes 20 so that one wil be substantially at the point of the rockerheel which engages with the floor.
' Figs.5 and 6 show a modification relating to a means for utilizing ordinary screws, to be renewed when' worn, combined with a crank for turning home the screws quickly nd forcibly. The curved foot-iron is erfoated at 30 and provided with a. paral e1 extension 31 similarly perforated at 32'. To these perforations are fitted the upper and lower pieces of the socket, or screw-holder, which are connected by the internally threaded sleeve 33. The lower piece 34 has it in place. The utility of my invention is 38 to engage with t e screw slot and an upwardly extending squared or angular end 39 for the wrench 40, whereby the screw is operated.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is 1. As a new article of manufacture, a curved foot-iron, or rocker-heel, for scenery braces, and means adaptedto engage with the foot-iron at various points to attach it to the floor. I r v 2. A scenery brace having a hook at its upper end for connecting it to a wing, and in combination therewith a foot-iron secured to the lower end of the brace, said foot-iron having a curved lower portion, being downwardly convex, and means to engage with the curved portion of the foot-iron at various points to secure the brace to the floor.
eomee of perforations arranged longitudinally for a screw to secure the brace to the floor, and screws to secure the foot-iron by its straight portion to the lower end of the brace.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CLAUDE L. HAGEN.
M. B. SMITH, J. R. MrLLwAaD.