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Feb. 1, 1938. ’ ’ __L, AuBER-r - SKI - CLAMPINQ DEVICE Filed June 12, 1936 By 2,107,195 ' ' 2,107,195 Patented Feb. 1, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,107,195 SKI CLAIVIPING DEVICE Léandre Aubert, St. Adele, Quebec, Canada Application June 12, 1936, Serial No. 84,972 In Canada June 13, 1935 3 Claims. (C1. 280-—11.3’7) The present invention relates to devices for clamping skis. An object of the invention is the provision of a device for holding skis in desired form. ’_ A further object of the invention is the pro 0 vision of a device designed to connect a pair of skis together and to retain them in predetermined. curved arrangement. Another object of the invention is the provision of a clamping device of the aforesaid character 10 which is designed to enable convenient predeter mined curving of the skis. A still further object of the invention is the provision of a clamping device of the above char acter which may be collapsed when not in use. Still another object of the invention is the provision of a ski clamping device of the aforesaid character which is simple and durable in con struction and e?'icient for the purpose intended. Other objects and- advantages of the invention 20 will ‘become apparent as the description pro gresses. In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this speci?cation and in which like reference characters are employed to designate correspond 25 ing parts throughout the same:— Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device in extended ski engaging assembly, Figure 2 is a side elevational view showing a pair of skis clamped in the device, 30 Figure 3 is a vertical longitudinal section through the extended device, and 3 Figure 4 is a transverse section taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 2. Referring to the drawing, wherein for the pur pose of illustration is shown a preferred embodi ment of the invention, A generally designates a longitudinal body member embodying a main centrally disposed tubular section It]. With the ends of the main section It] are telescopically con 40 nected a pair of intermediate sections I I slidable within the main section. To the outer ends of the intermediate sections I I are connected a pair of telescopically engaging end tubular sections I2. 45 At the outer extremity of each end section I 2 is formed a transversely disposed tubular cross arm I4 arranged at right angles to the sections. Ad 5 jacent the ends, the cross arm I4 is formed with a plurality of transverse apertures I5. slidably disposed through the apertures I5 of each cross arm is a U-shaped bracket Iiiformed vof round bar metal having an arcuate offset II in the cross bar portion. The side legs of each bracket I6 are 55 provided, at the ends, with screw threads I8 adapted to receive thereon wing nuts IS. The vwing nuts I9 are disposed to adjust on the side arms of each bracket an auxiliary tubular cross arm 20 having apertures adjacent the ends through which the end portions of the cross arm ' , legs are extended. a At the central portion of the elongated body member A is secured a transversely disposed spac ing member 22, in the present instance, in the form of a flat metallic plate of elongated rectan gular form having indentations 23 in the top and bottom edges. 0 The device is associated with a pair of skis by arranging each ski in a longitudinal position thereon, the centre of each ski being disposed in 15 the indentation 23 in the top and bottom edges of the spacing member 22. The end portions of each ski, that is the portions at each side of the centre extend through opposite side portions of the brackets, the end portion of one ski being disposed between the cross bar I4 and the cross piece I‘! of the bracket while the corresponding end portion of the opposed ski is disposed between the cross bar I4 and the auxiliary cross bar 20 at the end of the bracket. As the brackets are dis posed in reverse positions the two skis are corre spondingly mounted therein. After the skis have been initially positioned, the thumb-screws l9 are threaded to tighten the auxiliary cross bar 20 to tightly clamp the skis. If the natural longi 30 tudinal curvature of the skis suits the require ment of the user, the thumb-screws are tightened to a degree necessary to retain this curvature. If, on the other hand, it is desired to increase the curvature of the skis the thumb-screws are tight- , ened until the required curvature is obtained. The curved oiTset I'l is designed to extend over the ski poles when the skis are assembled, as shown at Figures 2 and 4. When the clamping device is not in use, the 40 telescopically assembled body A may be slidably contracted so that the device may be stored in a space of relatively small compass. It is to be understood that the form of my in vention herein shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes as to the shape, size and arrange ment of parts may be resorted to without depart ing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims. 50 Having thus described my invention, I claim: 1. A ski clamping device comprising an elon~ gated extensible body member, a rigid spacing member mounted transversely on the intermedi— ate portion of the body, a rectangular shaped 55 2 ‘ r 2,107,195 clamping bracket slidably connected with each end of the body member, and means whereby the said bracket may ‘be tightened to curve the skis relative to the transverse spacing member. 2. A ski clamping device comprising a telescopic body member, a rigid spacing member mounted transversely on the intermediate portion of the body, crossmembers secured to the ends of the body, a clamping bracket slidable transversely in the cross members, a clamping bar associated with and slidable on each bracket, and means on the brackets for tightening purposes. 3. A ski clamping device comprising a body 5/ member, end members telescopically associated with the body, a cross member secured at the outer end of each end member, a yoke bracket slidable transversely in each of the cross mem bers, a cross bar slidable in the arms of the yoke, bracket tightening means on the outer ends of the yoke arms, and a spacing member secured on the intermediate portion of the body at right angles to the longitudinal axis thereof and parallel with the longitudinal axis of the cross members 10 and bars. LEANDRE' AUBERT.