Nov. 5, 19460 C55, WGGINS ‘2,410,582 ' ADJUSTABLE STILT STEP Filed June: 11, 1945 ' . Inuznfor ' ' cmnesamqgii I J WWW v Patented Nov. 5, 1946 . . UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ' - ' 2,410,582 ' ADJUSTABLE STILT STEP Charles B. Higgins, Grand Rapids, Mich. ' Application June 11‘, 1945, Serial No. 598,869 ' 1 , 7 Claims. '<c1. 272_70.2) 2 . This invention relates to stilts and is more little less than the diameter of, the holes 2. At its outer end the web 3 is bent to extend for a short distance upwardly in a section indicated at l which, at its upper portion, is rolled into a particularly concerned with an adjustable stilt, and a novel construction of adjustable stilt step which may be readily adjusted and shifted to different positions on a vertical stilt sta?, to thereby locate it at any one of a number of pre cylinder roll or coil 8, located over and spaced a short distance above the upper edges of the sides 4. The other member of the stiltstep is also made selected distances above the lower end of the staff. It is a primary object and purpose of the present, invention to provide an adjustable stilt from sheet metal in substantially channel form, step made rapidly and economically" from sheet metal, in which the adjustment to different posi tions is easily accomplished and which, at any 10 having an upward horizontal web 9 and two de pending ?anges In, one at each side edge thereof of triangular shape. At its inner end the web 9-is continued and bent downwardly and inwardly position is securely, but releasably, held or locked against disengagement or disconnection. An understanding of the invention may be had from the following description taken in connec tion with the accompanying drawing, in which, ' in a curved form, as indicated at H, which is adapted to pass between the sides 4 of the ?rst described step member. The length of the web 9 is such that when its outer end is inserted un Fig. 1 is a vertical section through the stilt step derneath the roll at B with the ?anges l0 passing alongside and outside of the sides 4, the curved section I I will reach the inner side oi‘v the stilt and the cooperating portion of the staif, showing the two assembled and ready for use. Fig. 2 is a'similar view showing the stilt step in the process of adjusting or changing it into a different position. Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the stilt step parts in separated relation, as ?rst done preparatory to ‘shifting or adjusting the step to another position on the staff, and Fig. 4 is an elevation of a pair of the complete stilts. Like reference characters refer to like parts in the di?erent ?gures of the drawing. The staff I, two of which are used in any pair of stilts, is preferably an elongated bar of wood rectangular in cross section, and at its outer side and lower end portion, for any desired distance upwardly, provided with a plurality of spaced holes 2 bored therein for short distances. The staff 7 I, and will be moved downwardly until said web 9 reaches a horizontal position bearing against the upper edges of the sides ‘4. In such position the parts will be assembled, and with the pin 6 entered into one of the openings 2 of the stall’, the stilt step is securely held against dis connection or disengagement, particularly as the user ofthe stilt will have one foot resting and pressing downwardly upon the upper side of 30 web 9. When the step is to be adjusted to a different spacing of the holes 2 may be at any distances desired and cover any selected portion in the length and at the outer side of the sta?. The stilt step is made of two parts each of sheet metal. One, the lower part. has a web 3 inclined upwardly and outwardly from the staff, said web having a width substantially equal to the width of the staff with which the step is to be used. At its lower edge the web 3 may be turned back on itself, as indicated at 3a for a short dis tance. From the side edges of the web parallel vertical side ?anges 4 are bent upwardly, said ?anges at their outer ends having parts 5 bent inwardly toward each other and overlapping as shown. The overlapping sections 5 may be per manently secured together in any suitable man ner, and through them the shank of a headed pin 6 is passed, the diameter of said shank being a. 7' position, the second member, consisting of the web 9 and ?anges H], is pulled upwardly and dis engaged, as shown in Fig. 3. The ?rst described member of the 'step .may then be tilted, as in Fig. 2, and moved to disengage the pin 6 from the hole 2 in which it has been inserted, and such part of the step structure then moved lengthwise of the staff until the pin 6 is brought to a selected hole 2 in which it is to be inserted, being then turned to a horizontal position, as in Fig. 3; and the second member of the step have its outer end inserted underneath the roll 8 and forced to hori zontal position, providing a relation and location of the parts as in Fig. 1. The construction described is of a simple, ecc nomical nature of great strength and durability, is easily adjusted to selected position and is of a very practial, sturdy construction. The roll 8 at the outer end of the stilt step, in addition to serv ing as a retainer for the outer end of the web 9, provides a guard against the foot slipping off the step. This stilt structure has been built and very thoroughly tested and has proven its merit. The invention is de?ned in the appended claims and is 2,410,582 3 , to be considered comprehensive of all forms of structure coming within their scope. I claim: 1. In a stilt, a vertical stilt sta?, a step ad justably mounted on said staff and extending horizontally therefrom, said step including a lower member embracing the sta?, said lower member having spaced apart sides and an up wardly extending inwardly turned portion at its 4 end having an integral vertical extension, the upper end portion of which is formed into a roll located over the upper edges of said sides, said sides at their opposite ends having each a section narrower in width than the height of the sides bent at right angles to extend toward the opposite side, said sections overlapping, and a second member of sheet metal of substantially channel form having a horizontal web and trinagular outer end, and a second member comprising a 10 downwardly extending spaced sides one at each horizontal web and depending spaced sides, the outer end of said web being adapted to be re leasably located underneath said inwardly turned portion at the outer end of the ?rst member and said web reaching to said staff, the sides of the second member extending downwardly alongside the outer sides'of the sides of the ?rst member, and means at a plurality of spaced apart points in the length of the sta? engageable by the lower member for holding the step in a selected position 20 to which moved. - 2. A construction as de?ned in claim 1, said lower member of the step being formed of sheet metal and having a downwardly and inwardly inclined web and vertical spaced sides extending upwardly therefrom, said sides at their free ends and their upper portions having sections turned inwardly toward each other, said sections over lapping, and said web at its outer end being ex~ tended vertically and formed into a substantially cylindrical roll, the lower side of which is spaced a short distance above the upper edges of said sides of said lower member. 3. A construction as de?ned in claim 1, said lower member of the step being formed of sheet metal into substantially channel form and hav of its longitudinal edges, said web at its outer end being adapted to be located underneath said roll and said sides located at the outer sides of the sides of the lower member, the length of said web being a predetermined distance less than the length of sides of the lower member to provide a space between said overlapping sections of the lower member and the opposite end of said hori zontal web for the passage of a stilt staff between the sides of the lower member and between said overlapping sections and the adjacent end of said horizontal web. 5. A construction as de?ned in claim 4, said web of the second member at the last mentioned end thereof having an integral continuous down wardly and outwardly curved section located be tween the sides of the lower member when in con nection therewith. 6. In a stilt, a vertical stilt staff,’ a step for said sta? comprising a lower member through which the staff passes at one end, said lower member extending to one side of the sta?, said lower member having spaced apart sides, and an upper member releasably interlocked with the lower member and embracing it, having a hori ontal portion extending between the sides of the lower member and over the upper edges thereof ing at its lower side an inclined web and spaced and having downwardly extending portions lying sides extending upwardly from the side edges against the outer sides of the spaced sides of the thereof, said sides being of substantially trian gular shape, and said web at its inner end being 40 lower member, combined with means for releas ably holding the lower member in any of a plu adapted to bear against the inner side of the sta? rality of vertical positions on said staff. and at its outer end being continued vertically 7. A stilt step comprising, a lower member hav above the upper edges of said sides and formed ing a web 3, sides 4, overlapping sections 5 at into a substantially cylindrical roll located a short one end of the web, means 6 securing said over distance above the upper edges of said sides, said lapping extensions together, a vertical extension sides at their free wider ends each having an in ‘I to the web 3 at one end and a roll 8 formed at tegral seotionlturned inwardly toward the other the upper end of the extension ‘I and spaced a side, said sections overlapping, and a pin passing short distance from the upper edges of the sides through said overlapping sections, said staff having a plurality of vertically spaced openings ' 4, and a second member having a web 9 and downwardly turned spaced apart sides l0, one at its outer side, each adapted to receive said pin. end of the web 9 being adapted to be inserted 4. A stiltstep of sheet metal comprising a lower under the roll 8, with the sides 10 located out member having an upwardly and outwardly in side of the sides ‘4 of the lower member. clined web and vertical sides spaced from each other and extending upwardly from the longitu dinal edges of said web, said web at its upper CHARLES E. HIGGINS.