US 949231 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
H. J. HANSON.
MAIL BOX SUPPORT.
APPLIOATION PILED MAY 17, 1909.
Patented Feb. 15, 1910.
UNITED STATES HANS J'. HANSON, OF LI'I'CHVILLE, NORTH DAKOTA.
Speciflcation of Letters Patent.
Application filed May 17, 1909. Serial No. 496,554.
To all whom it may concem:
Be it known that I, I'IANS J. HANSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Litchville, in the County of Barnes and State of North Dakota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mail-Box Supports, of which the following is a specification. i
My invention relates to improvenents in mail box supports, and the leading object of my invention is the provision of a simple, cheap and durable device for supporting mail boxes which will retain the box firmly Iijn position and may be adjusted to fit any Another object of ny invention is the provision of a device of this charaeter'which can be readilv applied to the box and which is capable of vertical adjustment to correspond to the desires of the carrier.
With these and other objects in view, my invention consists in the novcl features of Construction and combination and ari-angement of parts substantially as disclosed herein and as illustrated in the aecompanying drawings.
F igure 1, represents a plan view of my support with a box in position, part ot' the I post being shown in section. represents an end plan View of the support with i a box applied in position, and, Fig. 3, represents a perspective View of the adjustable portion of the support and the box grasping i means.
In the drawings: the numeral 1, desigi '2, of sufticiently small diameter to move freely in the inside of the tube 1, and to limit said sliding motion, I provide the screw 3, having its shank engaged in a' threaded socket 4- in the post 1, said screw being adapted when turned to move inward in the socket and have its end engage the tube 2 and hold it in adjusted position.
The tube 2 consists ot' the upright leg 5 fitting in the post 1, and the leg G bent at right angles thereto, and said leg (i is'provided with opening-s in its sides through which are passed the threaded euds of the angular hooks or clamping members 7, said hooks being held in place by means of the nuts 8, which engage the threaded ends thereof.
The clamping members 7, consist of a I horizontal portion having a threaded end and an upright portion for engaging the mail box, and said upright portion may be straight or the uppcr end thereof nay be bent inward to form a hook on the end thereof In operation, I first firmly set the post 1, in the ground, and then insert the tube 2 in the upper end thereof and after setting it down till the leg 6 is at the desired height, I tighten the screw 3 till it engages the tube and holds it securely in position. I then set a mail box on the leg 6 and turn the hooks 7 till their upright portions are in a S I force them into firm engagement with the sides of the box, thus looking it securely in place.
It Will be understood that my device will hold any box having vertical side walls securely in position, but to insure the best results I pre't'erably provide the box with recesses in its sides in which the clan'ping members will eng-age, and with this species of box I also bend the upper ends ot' the hooks inward to still more firnly engage and hold the box.
From the foregoing description taken in 5 connection with the drawings the operation and advantages of my device will be readily understood, and it will be seen that I provide a mail box support of simple, cheap and durable Construction which can be adjusted to fit any ordinary box, and which can be vertically adjusted to satisfy the users i thereof.
; It will be understood that while the support is particularly adapted for .use in rural i delivery, it may be .used 'for any purpose where it would perform the desired function.
1. A .mail box support, comprising a tubular post, an angular rod mounted thereiu, means t'or adjustably securing the rod in the post, and alternately disposed clamps sei cured to the outer end of the rod for securing' the mail box thereon.
2. In a device of the character described, i the combination with a supporting rod having a horizontally disposed arm with passages formed therein, ot' C'lullps pas-sing through said passages and having their clamping ends alternately projecting from the arm on opposite sides thereo't'.
3. In a device of the character described, the combination of an ngular :djt'stable i i l i r t r i I Patented Feb. 15, 1910.
vertical plane and then by turning the nuts llU su' port, and clamps r'emo'vably ami adjustab y ecured to the end of the support and projetqg alternately from opposte 'sides thereof.
4:. In a device of the character described, the combinatien with a tubular post, of a vertically adjustable angular rod 'Secured theren, clamps passing through the outer end of the rod, and means engagng the free ends of the clamps and bearrg against the rod for securng the clamps n engagem'ent with the sdes Of the mail box. I
5. In a devce of the character described, the combinat-on of a tuhula: post, an angueeeear lar support adjustably'seeured theren having a series of openings formed in its outer end, clamps having screw threaded ends passed through said openngs from alternate sdes of the rod, and means engagng said threaded ends and hearing against the support for forcng the clamps into engagement With the sides of the mailbox. I
`In testmony Whereof I afix my signature, in presence of two witnesses.
HANS J. HANSON. witnesses:
H. O.. HANS N, MARIUB HANSON.,