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Publication numberUS947446 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 25, 1910
Filing dateMay 19, 1909
Priority dateMay 19, 1909
Publication numberUS 947446 A, US 947446A, US-A-947446, US947446 A, US947446A
InventorsCharles S Lenz
Original AssigneeCharles S Lenz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Life-buoy rack.
US 947446 A
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Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Jan. 25, 1910.

Application filed May 19, 1909.

Serial No. 496,965.

To all whom it may concern: 6, as shown in Fig. 8, the preferred form of Be it known that I, CHARLES S. LnNz, a fastener being a screw, as shown, which is subject of the King of Sweden, residing at inserted through the arm 1 from the back New York, in the county of New York and and through the st up t or 5 into the seat State of New York, have invented new and block 2. useful Improvements in Life-Buoy Racks, of At the point of convergence of the straps, which the following is a specification. one of said straps is provided with an eyelet This invention relates to racks :for holding 7 in which is secured one end of a lanyard 8. life buoys, the object of the invention being The other strap is provided with an eyelet 9 to provide a simple buoy holder by means of through which passes a, loop 10 the outer which the buoy may be conveniently atprojectingcnd of which is adapted to receive tached to and supported by the rack orholder a reii'iovable pin 11 around which the lanand instantly removed therefrom when needyard is adapted to be wrapped, as shown in ed for use. Fig. 1.

IVith the above and other objects in View, After loosening the straps, the buoy 4 is the nature of which will more "fully appear placed upon the rack so as to rest in contact as the description proceeds, the invention with the concave :t'aces of the seat blocks 2. consists in the novel construction, combina- The straps'arc then brought over the life tion and arrangement of parts as herein fully buoy and the lanyard 8 is then wrapped described, illustrated and claimed. around the pin 11 while inserted in the loop In the accompanying drawings Figurel 10. By means of the pin and lanyard, the is a plan view, showing a life buoy applied straps may be drawn taut, thus holding the to and supported by the rack. Fig. is a buoy firmly and securely. In order to perspective view of the rack, with the buoy quickly detach the buoy, the pin 11 is with removed. Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail secdrawn from the loop 10 thereby instantly tion through a portion of the rack, showing releasing the buoy. the manner of securing the straps and seat I claim blocks thereto. 1. A rack for the purpose specified com- The rack, in the preferred embodiment of prising a series 0i. arms radiating from a the invention is of crutatorm shape, or in common center, seat blocks secured to said other words, comprises a series of arms 1 arms, straps terminally connected to the exradiating from a common center where said tremitics of said arms, and means for drawarms intersect. To the outer extremity of ing said straps around a buoy when placed each arm there is secured a seat block 2 havon the rack and securing said straps, subing one flat face which lies next to the adjastantially as described. cent rack arm, and a concave face 3 adapted 2. A rack for the purpose specified comto conform approximately to the transverse prising a supporting frame, seat blocks securvature of the life buoy shown at 4, the cured to said frame at points remote from latter being of the usual circular or ring each other, and straps extending from the form. vicinity of the seat blocks inward toward In connection with the rack, I employ a I each other and provided with complemental pair of straps 4 and 5, each 01" said straps fastening means. having two branches extending at an angle In testimony whereof I atiix my signature to each other, as clearly shown in Figs. 1 in presence of two witnesses. and 2, the extremities of the straps being in- CHARLES S. LENZ. serted between the seat blocks 2 and the arms Vitnesscs: 1 and being clamped and held between said F. 1. Roux, parts by means of screws or other fasteners A. CARVER.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/04