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March 15, 19381, c, E, BLOW ~ _ 2,111,309 LIFE PRESERVER HOLDER Filed Dec. 19, 1936 1 5 ~ /J-— 2 Sheets—$heet 1 m A; // @ g C) /’ 4 /4 6 /3 @5. - By gm A iiorneys March 15, 1938. c. E. BLOW' 2,111,309 ‘ LIFE PRESERVER HOLDER .Filed Dec. 19, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Mar. 15, 1938 2,111,309 UNITED snares PATENT ‘@FFIQE 2,111,309 ‘ LIFE PRESERVER HOLDER Capitola E. Blow, Hartford, Conn. Application December 19, 1936, Serial No. 116,805 3 Claims. The present invention relates to new and use ful improvements in life preserver holders of the ‘type generally similar to that constituting the ‘subject matter of U. S. Patent No. 924,881, issued on June 15, 1909. The primary object of this invention is to pro (0]. 114-190) Secured to the joists l which carry the hinges 3 are brackets it to which arcuate arms II are pivotally connected, at one end, as at 12. The arcuate arms I i, it will be noted, are mounted for swinging movement in a vertical plane on the brackets ill. The’ brackets ill are grooved or vide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a life channeled longitudinally, as at it, (see Fig. 6) preserver holder of the aforementioned character embodying novel means for automatically return 10 ing the hinged rack to its raised out of the way position after the life preservers have been dis charged or removed therefrom. Other objects of the invention are to provide a life preserver holder of the character described to accommodate the arcuate arms I l. The free end portions of the arms II are con nected to the end members 5 of the rack ll through the medium of links M. As best seen in 15 which will be comparatively simple in construc tion, strong, durable, highly ef?cient and reliable in use, compact and which may be manufactured at low cost. _ All of the foregoing and still further objects 20 and advantages of the invention will become ap parent from a study of the following speci?cation, Fig. 5 of the drawings, the links M comprise oppositely turned end portions it which are jour nalled in the arms it and the end members 5 of the rack ii. Coil springs it connect the free ends 15 of the arms H to extensions ll which project longitudinally from one end of the brackets l0. Additional coil springs it connect the rack 4 to the joists i which carry the brackets 1H and the hinges 3, said coil springs It being connected at drawings wherein like characters of reference one end to the end members 5 of said rack 4. An chored to the rack it at an intermediate point and depending therefrom is a. pull rope 19 having a designate corresponding parts throughout the suitable handle 2% on its lower end. ‘ taken in connection with the accompanying 25 several views, and wherein: Figure 1 is a view in end elevation of a life pre server holder embodying the present invention. Figure 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 showing the rack in lowered position. Figure 3 is a View in front elevation of the in vention. Figure 4 is a bottom plan view of an end portion of the invention. Figure 5 is a detail view in perspective of one of 35 the rack connecting links. Figure 6 is a detail view in vertical longitudinal 30 section through one of the lever or arm attaching brackets. . It is thought that the operation of the inven 25 tion will be readily apparent from a considera tion of the foregoing. To discharge or remove the life preservers 9 from the compartments 8, the rack 4 is swung downwardly on the hinges 3 against the tension of the coil springs 16 and I8 through the medium of the pull rope i9. After the life preservers have been discharged or re moved and the rack 4 has been released, the springs 18 return the arms H to raised position and the springs 18 swing said rack 4 upwardly on 35 the links it. It will thus be seen that a compact but strong and durable arrangement has been provided for returning the rack 4 to its raised, Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will out-of-the-way position after the life preservers 40 be seen that the reference numeral l designates have been removed. It is believed that the many advantages of a life preserver holder constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily under stood and although a preferred embodiment of the device is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of con struction and in the combination and arrange ment of parts may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed. What is claimed is:-— l. A life preserver holder comprising a rack hingedly mounted beneath a support for swing ing movement in a vertical plane, arcuate arms the joists which support the deck 2 of a boat. Hingedly mounted for swinging movement in a vertical plane on certain of the joists l, as at 3, is a rack which is designated generally by the 45 reference numeral 4. The rack 4 comprises end members 5 on the lower edges of which slats 6 are secured, said end members 5 being attached to the hinges 3. Mounted on the slats 5 are parti tions 7, which together with the end members 5, 50 are adapted for abutting engagement with the lower edges of the adjacent joists I. As illus trated to advantage in Fig. 3 of the drawings, the construction and arrangement is such as to provide compartments 8 for the reception of life 55 preservers 9 when the rack 4 is in raised position. pivotally connected, at one end, to the support, links pivotally connecting the rack to the free end 55 2 2,111,309 portions of said arms, coil springs connected to said arms for yieldingly supporting said arms in raised position, and coil springs connected to the rack for yieldingly supporting said rack in raised position on the arms. 2. A life preserver holder of the class described comprising a rack hingedly mounted for swinging movement in a vertical plane beneath a support, brackets rigidly secured on the support and in cluding longitudinal extensions at one end, arcu ate arms pivotally connected, at one end, to the other ends of the brackets, said brackets having longitudinal grooves therein accommodating the arcuate arms, links pivotally connected, at one end, to the free end portions of the arcuate arms and at their other ends to the rack, coil springs connected, at one end, to the bracket extensions and at their other ends to the free end portions of the arcuate arms for yieldingly supporting said 20 arcuate arms in raised position, and coil springs connected, at one end, to the support and at their other ends to the rack for yieldingly supporting rack in raised position relative to the arcuate ‘ arms. 3. In combination with a deck structure in cluding spaced joists, a rack hingedly mounted for swinging movement in a vertical plane be neath said deck structure, said rack including end members hingedly connected to certain of the joists, slats mounted on said end members, partitions mounted on said slats, said partitions and the end members being adapted for abutting engagement with the lower edges of the joists and, in conjunction therewith, de?ning compart ments for the reception of life preservers, and means for yieldingly securing the rack in raised 10 position beneath the deck structure, said means including brackets rigidly secured on said certain joists, said brackets comprising extensions pro jecting longitudinally from one end, substantial 1y arcuate arms pivotally connected, at one end, 15 to the other ends of said brackets, the bracket having longitudinal grooves therein accommo dating the arms, coil springs connected, at one end, to the extensions and at their other ends to the free end portions of the arms, links pivotally connected, at one end, to the free end portions of the arms and at their other ends to the end mem bers of the rack, and coil springs connected, at one end, to said certain joists and at their other ends to the end members of the rack. CAPITOLA E. BLOW.