Oct. 15, 1946. A. o. ZEDLER 2,409,41 1 FULL DISPLAY FLAG HOLDER Filed Aug. 2; 1944 '2. I4 ' . ' GOD‘ BLE 55 AMERICA" 0 E9 IINV~ENT0R ARTHUR O ZEDLER l nronuav Patented Oct. 15, 1946 2,409,411 1 UNITED STATES PATENT ‘OFFICE 2,409,411 FULL DISPLAY FLAG HOLDER 1 Arthur 0. Zedler, Yonkers, N. Y. Application August 2, 1944, Serial No. 547,716 1 Claim.‘ (Cl. 116-173) This invention relates to an improved holder for ?ags and banners, and one of its objects is to provide a holder by means of which a flag may be stiffened at one end so that it will drape neatly from its support. Another object of the invention is to provide a flag holder which will fully display the entire surface area of the ?ag. With the above and other objects in view the invention consists in certain new and useful com- , 2 clamped to the bar by means of the screws [3, which are extended through end portions of the bar and adjacent portions of the flag and U shaped strip, and are secured in place by cap nuts l4, threaded 0n the ends of the screws. In Fig. 4 I show the manner in which this clamping action is developed, so that the flag will not slip out of its retaining channel, and when draped will present the most attractive display. binations, constructions and arrangements of In Fig. 3 I show the use of the improved ?ag parts, clearly described in the following speci? cation, and fully illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which holder, in stiffening the inner edge of a, flag, when the flag is unfurled from a vertical flag pole. ing to stiffen the inner end of the ?ag. Fig. 4 is a detail sectional View, taken on line edge of the bar away from the ?ag pole. By preventing the ?ag from sagging and holding it 4-4 of Fig. 1, looking in the direction of the stretched on one end, the flag will have a longer > In this case the holding bar 5 is clamped to Fig. 1 is a view in elevation, showing the holder 15 the flag in the same manner as shown in Fig. 1, in a horizontal position, supporting a flag in a ‘but the ends of the rope I4 of the flag pole I5, draping position. are connected to the ends of the bar 5, so that the Fig. 2 is an edge view thereof. bar can be raised or lowered with the flag. When Fig. 3 is a view in elevation of the improved the flag is unfurled to the wind, the pull of the flag holder, supported upon a flag pole, and serv 20 wind upon the flag will move the inner vertical arrows.‘ life and will unfurl more readily, when it becomes Referring to the accompanying drawing which 25 wrapped around the ?ag pole, as the weight of illustrates the practical construction of the in the bar will have a tendency to force the flag into vention 5 designates the improved ?ag supporter, which is in the form of a straight bar of wood or full displayed position. The device may be constructed of rubber or other similar light material. plastic, for use on flag poles, and makes a useful This bar is formed with a longitudinal channel 30 holder for ?ags for homes, windows, schools, fac 6 in one edge thereof, which thus provides a tories, streets, buildings and public places. holding pocket the full length of the bar, but not The device may be used with any type of flag as wide as the bar. In this channel or pocket or banner, and when it is no longer desired to the inner or upper edge of the flag 1 is forced display a ?ag or banner, it may be rolled upon by means of the U-shaped metal strip 8. This 35 the holder and stored away. strip is placed astride the inner edge of the flag, It is understood that the ?ag may be supported and then the strip is forced into the channel or to flow horizontally from a flag pole, or may be pocket. The strip may be formed with hand hold hung on the flag pole to hang vertically. ?anges 8a and 81), so thatthe strip may be easily Having described my invention I claim as new: Withdrawn, carrying with it the edge of the flag. 40 A ?ag holder comprising a, bar formed with a The U-shaped clamping and inserting strip 9 longitudinal slot, a U-shaped metal strip ?tted may be formed of aluminum, zinc, stainless steel, in the slot and having outwardly directed ?anges - or any material which will not corrode or rust disposed against the edge of the bar, a flag hav under outside weather conditions, or when ex ing one edge thereof disposed in the U-shaped posed to the air for a long period of time. 45 metal strip, and screws extending through the The bar 5 is formed with projections I0 and I I, bar and through the metal strip and flag to hold located near the opposite corners thereof, and the flag and metal strip in the slot, the ?anges each one is provided with a hanging hole l2, by of the metal strip extending outwardly of the means of which a hanging cord may be looped sides of the bar, and the bar having means on on the bar, and the bar and the ?ag supported 50 the ends thereof to hang the same horizontally thereby suspended or draped on the wall or a or vertically. post. ‘ The U-shaped clip and the flag are positively ARTHUR O. ZEDLER.