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Feb. 8, 1938. a
J_ 5 LYONS
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CHRISTMAS TREE HOLDER
2,107,638
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Filed Aug. 1'7, 1936
JAMES E. LYO/VJ
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Patented Feb. 8, 1938
2,107,538
iJNiTED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,107,638
CHRISTMAS TREE HOLDER
James E. Lyons, Salem, Oreg.
Application August 17, 1936, Serial No. 96,455
4 Claims. (Cl. 248-48)
This invention relates to an improved Christ
mounted in the legs at l6, and each of these links
mas tree holder, and has, for one of its principal
Hi has its lower end, in turn, pivotally connected
objects, the provision of a device of the class de
at l8 to a central spider 20 which is composed of
scribed which can be readily and conveniently set three angularly bent pieces as best shown in
11 up and without the necessity of the use of any
Figure 3.
tools whatsoever.
One of the important objects of this invention
is to provide a Christmas tree holder or the like
H)
which is self-centering and self-adjusting as to
size, and which, when not in use, can be readily
folded up into a very compact unit of relatively
light weight for storage and transportation.
Another and further important object of the
invention is to provide a Christmas tree holder
15 or similar device'whioh is composed of a mini
of parts readily and economically manu
factured and not at all likely to get out of order.
Another and still further important object of
the invention is to provide, in a Christmas tree
20 holder, means for properly gripping all portions
of the butt end of the tree or other device to be
held even though the same is of irregular con
tour, and this gripping action is provided at two
separate points so that a proper upright posi
' tion will be assured.
Other and further important objects of the
invention will be apparent from the disclosures
in the accompanying drawing and following speci
flea-tion.
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The invention, in a preferred form, is illus
trated in the drawing and hereinafter more fully
described.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved
35 Christmas tree holder of this invention, one por
tion being broken away, and the tree or other ob
ject to be supported being shown in dotted lines.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the device in
folded compact shape.
Figure 3 is a top plan view, showing details of
the central structure.
As shown in the drawing:
The reference numeral I9 indicates generally
the main supporting legs of the improved Christ
' mas tree holder of this invention, each of the legs
being formed in two pieces which are somewhat
channel-shaped as best shown in Figure 1 and
which have their opposed faces riveted or spot
welded together in any convenient or desired
manner.
Also as best shown in Figure l, the two opposed
channel elements comprising each of the legs H]
are separated along a certain intermediate por
tion of their length so as to provide a recess l2
55 for the reception of a link M which is pivotally
Each of the links M has a portion of its upper
edge sharpened as shown at 22 in Figure 1, this
being for the purpose of better entering the butt
end of the tree or the like 28, thereby providing a
better gripping at this point and also allowing‘ 10
for irregularities and enlarged butts.
It will be noted that the two portions of each
of the legs ID are additionally separated at ap
proximately their middle portions by further o?
set portions 24, thereby providing a receptacle
for the point of juncture between the correspond
ing link 14 and its associated and connected por
tion of the central spider 20. This is best shown
in Figure 2.
The upper ends of the channel elements which
comprise the legs III are turned outwardly and O
sharpened to provide penetrating points or the
like 26 which enter the material of the tree 28 or
other device to be supported, thereby providing
additional secure gripping contact.
It will be evident that herein is provided a sim
ple, compact yet suitable and adequate Christmas
tree holder which can be set up by anyone with
out any tools and which is also suitable for hold
ing or displaying other similar objects such as a _
sun umbrella or any object desired to be sup
ported in a vertical position. The central sepa
rating links hold the butt end of the tree well
off the ground or the ?oor, thereby allowing for
the insertion thereunder of a pan of water or the
like which sometimes is considered desirable for
keeping the tree fresher or greener; The stand
will readily accommodate itself to trees or
other objects of various sizes and, of course, can
itself be made in three or four different sizes if 40
desired.
I am aware that many changes may be made
and numerous details of construction varied
throughout a wide range without departing from
the principles of this invention, and I, therefore,
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do not purpose limiting the patent granted hereon
otherwise than as necessitated by the prior art.
I claim as my invention:
1. A Christmas tree holder, including three a
supporting legs, a central spider, and a link
pivotally connecting each leg to the spider, each
leg having a slot therein provided for the recep
tion of a corresponding link.
2. A Christmas tree holder, including three 55
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prising three angularly bent straps, pivot pins
supporting legs, a central spider, and a link piv
otally connecting each leg to the spider, each leg connecting adjacent strap ends, and a link on
having a slot therein provided for the reception each pivot pin pivotally connecting each leg to
the spider, each leg comprising two channel
of a corresponding link, and an enlargement ad
jacent one end of the slot for the reception of a shaped elements connected together back to back,
said channel elements being spaced apart'for a
corresponding portion of the central spider.
3, A Christmas tree holder, including three ' distance extending from their middles to a'point
adjacent one end, said space providing a recep
supporting legs, a central spider, and a link pivot
ally connecting each leg to the spider, each leg tacle for the ‘adjacent link and spider end when
the device, is folded, the upper ends of the chan 10
comprising
two channel-shaped elements con nels
10
being turned outwardly and sharpened to
nected together back to back, and spaced apart to provide penetrating points, andthe lower ends
provide a link receiving slot adjacent the middle
being rounded for suitable contact with a sup
portions thereof.
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4. ,A Christmas tree holder, including three
supporting legs, a central spider, the spider com
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porting ?oor.
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'JAMES E. VLYONS.
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