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US2486077A US693685A US69368546A US2486077A US 2486077 A US2486077 A US 2486077A US 693685 A US693685 A US 693685A US 69368546 A US69368546 A US 69368546A US 2486077 A US2486077 A US 2486077A
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-QQL 3,94% E; F TAYLOR 294%@77 ADJUSTABLE STILT Filed Aug. 291 1.946
Patented Oct. 25, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT @FFICE ADJUSTABLE STILT Benjamin F. Taylor, Livingston County, Mich. Application August 29, 1946, Serial No. 693,685
5 Claims.
This invention relates to stilts and particularly to a stilt having a pole and an adjustable footrest thereon.
While various types of stilts have been made heretofore having a footrest permanently or adjustably secured thereon, the present invention is believed to be novel in having the footrest adjustable on the pole in a simple but positive manner.
The pole may be made of wood, metal or other material, which may be solid or hollow as long as sufhcient strength is provided to prevent bending or breaking. A plurality of apertures are employed on opposite faces of the pole in predetermined spaced relation for receiving projections on portions of the footrest which encompass the pole. The footrest has a flat footreceiving portion provided with a central downwardly projecting flange with space, aligned ring elements provided thereon through which the pole extends. The elements conform to the shape of the pole on three sides, with opposite sides paced therefrom so that the footrest may tilt relative to the pole a sufficient amount to permit the projections to move out of the apertures and the footrest to be moved upwardly or downwardly on the pole.
When the projections are aligned with the apertures and the footrest is moved downwardly, as
when a load is applied thereto, the pins are drawn into the apertures to securely lock the footrest in adjustable position on the pole.
Accordingly, the main objects of the invention are: to provide a stilt with a footrest which is readily adjustable thereon for positioning the footrest a predetermined distance above the ground-engaging end of the pole; to provide a stilt having a foot-engaging portion and portions which encompass the pole in a manner to have opposite sides at the top and the bottom spaced from a pole for permitting a slight counterclockwise rotation of the footrest relative thereto and the adjustment of the footrest upwardly and downwardly on the pole; to provide a footrest for a stilt having spaced portions which encompass the pole on the inner surface of which oppositely disposed projections are provided for extending into apertures in the pole and having the faces opposite the projections spaced from the pole to permit the projections to be moved into and out of the apertures for adjusting the footrest thereon; and, in general, to provide a stilt which is simple in construction, adjustable in height and economical of manufacture.
Other objects and features of novelty of the invention will be specifically pointed out or will become apparent when referring, for a better understanding of the invention, to the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Figure 1 is a view of a stilt embodying features of this invention;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged broken view of the stilt illustrated in Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a sectional view of the structure illustrated in Fig. 2, taken on the line 3-3 thereof, and
Fig. 4 is a sectional View of the structure illustrated in Fig. 2, taken on the line t--ll thereof.
The stilt of the present invention comprises a pole I, which herein illustrated is made of a metal tubular section, having walls of sufficient thickness to provide strength which prevents the pole from bending when in use. Opposite faces 2 and 3 of the pole are provided with apertures and 5, respectively, which are spaced a predetermined distance from each other lengthwise of the faces and positioned in offset relation to each other with respect to the opposite faces.
A footrest 6 has a horizontal web portion 'I' for receiving the foot, which portion has an upturned ange 8 on the outer end to prevent the foot from slipping from the rest outwardly of the pole. The web portion 'l is supported on a vertically disposed web 9 which extends downwardly at il and inwardly at I2 to be aligned with an upper web portion I3 adjacent to the web portion l. At the ends of the web portions i3 and l2, rectangular elements I4 and I5, respectively, extend for encompassing the pole I. Projections iii and I1 extend inwardly from the inner faces of the elements I4 and I5 for engage-ment with the apertures 5 and 4, respectively.
A space I8 is provided between the face 2 of the pole I and the wall I9 adjacent to the web I3, of suicient width so that the movement of the wall I9 against the face 2 withdraws the projection I6 out of the aperture 5. A similar space 2l is provided between the face 3 of the pole and the wall 22 of the element I5 which permits the projection il to move out of the aperture il in the face 2 of the pole when the wall 22 is moved adjacent to the face 3 of the pole.
When the footrest is in the position illustrated in Fig. 2 with the projection l@ disposed in an l aperture 5 and the projection il disposed in an aperture 4, the weight of the person having a foot on the footrest will cause the iootrest to 'tend to move in a clockwise direction with rela- 3 tion to the pole and force the projections I6 and Il into the apertures and 4, respectively, to more securely retain the footrest in locked position on the pole. The foot may be placed under the footrest to raise its outer end and cause it to move in a counterclockwise direction relative to the pole for,` moving the projections I5 and Il from the apertures 5 and d, respectively, so that the footrest may be adjusted upwardly of downwardly thereon by the foot of the person. The adjustment may be made in this manner while the person is standing on a pair of stilts, or the adjustment may be made by the person before the stilts are occupied. A simple locking and adjusting arrangement is provided for the footrest on the pole of the stilt which positively retains the -footrest in adjusted position on the pole.
As is evident from Fig. 1, the pole may be provided with a ground engaging cap 25 which may be made of rubber or like nonskid material, while the top may be enclosed by a similar .plug or cap 26. While the pole is illustrated as being rectangular and of 'hollow cross section, it is to be understood that the pole may be solid and made from materials other than metal and may be of cylindrical or any other form.
What is claimed is:
i. A stilt, comprising a pole, having on oppo site sides thereof apertures which are spaced a predetermined distance apart, and a footrest having ring portions which encompass the pole provided with projections on diametrically opposite sides on the respective ring portions for engaging the apertures and having the sides directly opposite the projections spaced from the adjacent faces of the pole a sufficient amount to permit the projections to move from the apertures rwhen the footrest is tilted about a center 'between the ring elements.
2. A stilt, comprising a pole, having equally spaced apertures on opposite sides of the pole, a footrest for said pole having a foot-supporting yportion and having upper and lower spaced portions i or encompassing the pole, the upper spaced portion having on its inner face remote from the footrest an inwardly extending projection for engaging an aperture in the pole and having the portion opposite to said projection spaced from the pole an amount at least equal to the length of the projection, the lower vring portion having a projection extending inwardly there- 'from on the side adjacent to the footrest for engaging a projection on the pole, while the portion opposite to that containing the projection is spaced from the pole an amount at least equal to the length of the projection whereby the weight of a foot on the footrest tends to move the projections inwardly into the apertures on Vthe pole for more securely locking the footrest thereon, while a reverse or upward movement of the end of the f-ootrest will move the projections from the apertures to permit the adjustment of the footrest on the pole.
3. .A stilt having a hollow, rectangular pole with apertures provided in opposite faces thereof spaced apart equal amounts, a footrest having spaced upper and lower rectangular rings which encompass the pole, the upper ring having a projection on the side remote from the footengaging portion for extending into an aperture in the pole while the side adjacent to the footengaging portion of the footrest is spaced from the adjacent face of the pole an amount at least equalto the length of the projection, the lower ring portion having a projection on the side adjacent to the foot-engaging portion of the foot- -.rest for extending into an aperture in the adjacent face of the pole, while the side of the ring portion opposite to that having the projection is spaced from the adjacent face of the pole an amount at least equal to the length of the projection whereby the rotation of the footrest about a center midway between the `two ring portions moves the projections from the apertures so that the footrest may be adjusted longi- .tudinally of the pole.
v 4. A stilt having a pole of hollow section and having on opposite sides thereof openings equally spaced from each other, a footrest embodying \a foot-engaging portion having a downwardly extending web, ring portions secured lto the foot-engaging portion and the downwardly extending web which encompass the pole, the ring adjacent to the foot-engaging portion oi the Afootrest having a 'projection on the inner face ,thereof remote from the foot-engaging portion of the footrest and having the portion opposite thereto spaced from the adjacent face of the pole when the projection extends into an aperture thereof, the lower ring portion 'having a Vprojection extending inwardly from the face thereof adjacent to the web and having the face thereof opposite thereto spaced from the adjacent 'face of the pole when the projection extends into an aperture in the pole whereby the counterclockwise rotation of the lfootrest about a center between the rings causes the projections to move from the apertures so that the footrest may be adjusted longitudinally on the pole.
5. A stilt having a pole providedwith apertures on opposite sides thereof, and a footrest having a foot-receiving portion and a poleyencompassing portion, the latter of which 'is provided with an upper and a lower projection on opposite inner sides thereof for engaging apertures on opposite sides of the pole for locking the footrest in adjusted position thereon, said upper projection being disposed on'the side of the encompassing portion remote from the foot-receiving portion, the sides of the encompassing portion remote from the projections being spaced from the adjacent sides of the pole an amount at least equal to the length of the projections.
BENJAMIN E'. TAYLOR.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 96,443 Kimberly Nov. 2, i869 738,240 Roberts Sept. 8, 1903 744,149 Wilton Nov. 17, 1903
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US2634172A (en) * 1949-11-18 1953-04-07 Raymond W Hollidge Carpenter's saw trestle
US2892604A (en) * 1954-07-15 1959-06-30 Keen Mfg Corp Supporting stand for feeder troughs and the like
US3271921A (en) * 1964-04-06 1966-09-13 Alvin L Divoky Material holding bracket platform and method for utilizing the same in roofing constructions
US3327445A (en) * 1964-07-27 1967-06-27 Gen Refractories Co Refractory brick wall with a comolded hanger assembly
US4250647A (en) * 1979-12-11 1981-02-17 Woodard Charles E Fast mount sign hanger
US4692056A (en) * 1986-07-29 1987-09-08 Alperson Joel H Garments hang-rail coupling
US20080096732A1 (en) * 2006-04-03 2008-04-24 Joe Lin Stilts
US10543592B2 (en) * 2016-07-06 2020-01-28 Adam Esposito Tool stand

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US96443A (en) * 1869-11-02 Improvement in stilts
US738240A (en) * 1902-05-09 1903-09-08 Luke L Roberts Stilt.
US744149A (en) * 1902-11-19 1903-11-17 Wilton Show Case Company Support for shelves or other articles.

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US96443A (en) * 1869-11-02 Improvement in stilts
US738240A (en) * 1902-05-09 1903-09-08 Luke L Roberts Stilt.
US744149A (en) * 1902-11-19 1903-11-17 Wilton Show Case Company Support for shelves or other articles.

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2634172A (en) * 1949-11-18 1953-04-07 Raymond W Hollidge Carpenter's saw trestle
US2892604A (en) * 1954-07-15 1959-06-30 Keen Mfg Corp Supporting stand for feeder troughs and the like
US3271921A (en) * 1964-04-06 1966-09-13 Alvin L Divoky Material holding bracket platform and method for utilizing the same in roofing constructions
US3327445A (en) * 1964-07-27 1967-06-27 Gen Refractories Co Refractory brick wall with a comolded hanger assembly
US4250647A (en) * 1979-12-11 1981-02-17 Woodard Charles E Fast mount sign hanger
US4692056A (en) * 1986-07-29 1987-09-08 Alperson Joel H Garments hang-rail coupling
US20080096732A1 (en) * 2006-04-03 2008-04-24 Joe Lin Stilts
US10543592B2 (en) * 2016-07-06 2020-01-28 Adam Esposito Tool stand

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