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F. B. TRUAX.
PORTABLE IRRIGATING STAND.
APPLICATION FILED 00125, 19H.
Patented Jan. 7,1919.
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FLORENCE B. TRUAX, OF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA.
Speecaton of Letters Patent.
Patented J an. 7,1919.
Application filed October 25, 1917. Serial No. 198,492.
To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, FLORENCE1 B. TRUAX, a citizen of the United States, residing at Lincoln, in the county of Lancaster and State of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Portable Irrigating-Stands, of which the follow-ing is a specification.
This invention relates to an irrigating stand, and has for its principal object to provide a. device particularly of advantage as a part of an itinerant nurses equipment, since it may be telescoped to occupy7 a limited space, as a feature of portability. lVhile it is designed especially for the convenience of nurses who may be called to different places in their professional work, it may of course be used in hospitals.
Another object isto provide a stand of the class described which may be readily adjusted for supporting an irrigating receptacle at a desired height to regulate the degree of pressure of a liquid to be discharged from said receptacle, and another object is to provide supports or holders for bottles or other containers, the contents of which are used for treatment, in connection with the contents of the irrigating receptacle. Still another object is to provide a device which will consist of few and simple parts which may be readily assembled or disconnected, and may be economically manufactured.
With the foregoing objects in View the invention presents a novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts, as described herein and claimed, and as illustrated in the accompanying drawing, whereinr- 'Figure 1 1s a side view of the device when extended, parts being in section. Fig. 2 is a sectional view on line 2-2'of Fig. 3..
Fig. 3 is a view showing a washer and a supporting-member or bracket-arm in plan. Fig. 4 is a plan view of the collar or sleeve for the leg-supports. Fig. 5 is a section on line 5-5 of Fig. 4, a part of a leg being added. Fig. 6 is a view showing a washer and a part of a tubular section in longitudinal section, the bracket-arms being folded.
Referring now to the drawing for a more particular description, the device consists, in part, of tubular, telescoping sections 7, 8 and 9, and while three of these sections are shown, the number may be greater or less, as may be desired.
lel prongs 12 arranged in pairs to provide therebetween a plurality of slots or channels 11, the formation of the outwardly projecting prongs not being important, butl requiring a less quantity of material and therefore having yless Weight than by other constructions; and by means of the thumb-screw 13 which traverses the sleeve, the latter may be removably secured to the lower section 7.
Numerals 14 indicate legs which are mounted between their ends in the channels by means of pivots 15, and it will be understood that the upper ends of the legs will bear against the tubular section 7 when the latter is disposed upright, the lower parts of the legs projecting outwardly for engaging a support; also it will be seen that the lower parts of the legs may swing to positions substantially parallel with each other to occupy a limited space when it is desired to disconnect the parts for packing, the sleeve 10 sliding upwardly upon or being removed from the tubular section 7 for this purpose.
The tubular section 8 is provided at its upper end with a collar Z), and it may be telescoped within 'the tubular section 7 also by means of a keeper or thumb-screw 16 said section which traverses the collar b for .engagement with the section 7 the tubular sec-tion 8 may be maintained in extended relation, as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing.
The tubular section 9 is provided at its upper end with a holder or hook 17 for the support of an irrigating receptacle 18, the lower end of this section being adapted to be engaged by a thumb-screw 19 for being maintained in extended relation with refer- 4ence to the vsec-tion 8, said thumb-screw traversing collar b.
Numerals 20 indicate washers or socketmembers, each being provided with recesses 21 opening on their sides and having ledges 22 opening on said recesses. By means of keepers or thumb-screws 23 they may be removably secured upon the sections to bear upon the collars of sections 7 and 8 for supporting the stems or Shanks c of the bracket-arms or supporting-members 24, for maintaining the same horizontally, the last named members being pivotally mounted as indicated at e, and preferably being provided with curved arms c for holding the receptacles indicated at 25 and 26.
Numeral 27 indicates a conducting tube for one oif the receptacles which may contain any one ot the several kinds of irrigating solutions usually employed tor saturation, and it will be appreciated that the use of the holders or bracket-arms as described is an important feature, and that all of the containers are arranged for convenient use.
On account of the construction, it *ill be seen that, by releasing engagement oit the set-screws from the sections S and 9, the last named section may slide within the section S, and these sections may then be disposed within the section 7, the brackets @il being swung upwardly to substantially the position shown in Fig. 6, and as is obvious, the washers 20 together with the holders 24: may be removed from the sections, or may be disposed upon the sections in an inverted position to occupy a` limited space for convenience in packing.
That l claim as my invention and desire to secure by vLetters Patent is,-
l. An irrigating stand, comprising a tubular section provided with a collar at one ot its terminals, a sleeve having channels opening on its sides and. adapted to be removably mounted on the opposite terminal of said section, legs pivotally mounted between their ends in the channels to permit their lower ends to project outwardly with their upper ends engaging the sides oit said section tor sustaining the latter in an upright position, a second tubular section proe vidrd with a collar at one of its terminals and adapted to have a slidable movement within the iirst named section, a third section provided with a hook at one oit' its terminals and slidably mounted in the second section, keepers traversing the collars for engaging an adjacent section, a. plurality oi" washers provided with recesses and ledges, each washer being adapted to be removl bly secured upon a section, and a plurality of pivotally n'iounted supporting members each having a projection disposed in a rec s in engagement with a ledge and bearing on a. collar of an adjacent section to be maintained horizontally.
.in irrigating stand, comprising a lower, tubular section, a sleeve removably mounted on said section. and provided with channels opening on its sides, legs mounted pivotally between their ends in the channels to permit them to be disposed downwardly-divergent for bearing upon a support with their upper ends engaging the sides of said section, a second section adapted to be telescoped within and having a part provided with a hook projecting transversely therefrom and adapted to be eX- tended with reference to the first named section, and means for maintaining the sections stationary with reference to each other when the second section has been extended.
3. An irrigating stand, comprising a tubular section provided with a collar at one et its ends, a sleeve having channels opening on its sides and adapted to be removably mounted upon and near the opposite end oi .nid section, legs mounted pivotally between their ends in the channels to permit them to project downwardly-divergent with their upper ends engaging the sides of the section, a second section slidably mounted in the first named section and having a part provided with a transversely disposed hook it'or supporting an irrigating receptacle, a keeper traversing said collar for engaging the second section, a washer removably .mounted on the second section and provided with a recess and a ledge, and a pivotally mounted supporting-member having a projection disposed in the recess in engagement with said ledge and bearing on the collar of said first named section to cause the supporting-member to be maintained in substantially a horizontal position.
4l. lu devices for the purpose described, a standard consisting of tubular sections arranged to be telescoped and to be extended, lees removably mounted on the lowermost section, a hook mounted on the uppermost section for supporting an irrigating receptacle, a holder-member removably connected with and adapted to have swinging movements from a section and having a projection for engaging a tubular section, and means on the second tubular section. for engaging said projection to maintain the holder-member normally in a horizontal position for supporting an irrigation receptar-le thereon.
In testimony whereof, l have affixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.
FLORENCE. B. TRUAX. lVitnesses Hierin A.. Srunens, Guo. B. NELSON.
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