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Dec. 1)„1946.L ~ ' J.W.HA§D1NG ' 2,411,856` FOLDABLE GAMBREL Filed March 22, 1945 'l In ventor l Jämes l/V Hard/7g MVM Patented Dec. 3, 1946 2,411,856l UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE y - 2,411,856 ' FOLDABLE GAMBREL James W. Harding, Marysville, Calif. Application March 22, 1945, Serial No. 584,170 3 Claims. (Cl. 294-79) 1 2 This invention relates to gambrels such as are ' ‘ » ’ the numeral 8. It comprises a pair of spaced parallel rigid plates Il> of general rectangular form. Flush with the top edges and secured used by sportsmen and butchers for conven iently suspending animals, for example, hogs, to expedite handling thereof while butchering same between the intermediate or central portions of the plates is a rectangular block I0, this fas cipal object of the invention is to provide an im tened in place, as at II. The block is provided proved gambrel which is collapsible by folding With a -central swivelly mounted suspension eye to assume- a conveniently compact condition for I2. The lower surfaces of the block, as at I2, in storing and transporting. Figure 4, constitute stops or abutments,. Com Needless to say, and as the introductory state 10 panion and smaller blocks I3 and I4, these being ment of the invention implies, I am aware that duplicates of one another, are secured, as at I5, foldable gambrels are not new. Mindful of this, between the so-called lower corner portions of I have devised a simple and expedient gambrel the plates. The upper and inner edges of these which, it is believed, is practicable, susceptible of function as abutments, and they are properly expeditious handling and use, and which is 1.5 positioned to coact, in balanced relation, with for the market and other purposes, and the prin otherwise more satisfactory and aptly designed the main central block II). to achieve my desired aims. ~ The arms, which are also duplicates, are de Keeping in 'mind the foregoing factors andr ob noted by the numerals lli-I6, these being pro servations, I accomplish the results desired vided at their outer ends with suitably shaped through the medium of a simple frame in the 20 hanger hooks I'I. The inner ends I8 are posi form of a sheath, this provided with a swivelly , tioned for limited swinging movements between mounted suspension eye and serving to accom the plates`>9 and blocks I 0. I3 and I4. Said inner modate the inner ends of the duplicate hanger ends are pivoted, as at the points I9, to provide arms, the latter having their inner ends hingedly the desired hinge connection. mounted and confined in said sheath. In operation, that is, when the gambrel is set 25 Further, and in carrying out the specific prin for use, the arms occupy the horizontal aligned ciples of the invention, the sheath is provided ` positions seen in Figures 1, 2, 3 and 5. In par with three properly constructed and positioned ticular reference to Figure 5, it will be noted that at this time the inner end portions I8 rest in blocks, these functioning as abutments and serv ing to equalize and distribute strains and stresses, 30 firm contact with the inner surfaces or abut whereby to provide for stability and reliable and ments I2 of the block I0. Simultaneously, the convenient handling. portions of the arms slightly outwardly of the Other features and advantages will become pivot rest on the then top surfaces or abutments more readily apparent from the following de of the blocks I3 and I4. It follows that the scription and the accompanying illustrative 35 hinged end portions I8 coacting with the blocks drawing. I0, and the adjacent end portions coacting with In the drawing, wherein like numerals are em the blocks I3 and I4, provide the distribution of ployed to designate like parts throughout the stress and strain and prevent breakage of the views: » hinge pins I9. Then, when the arms are folded Figure 1 is a top plan or edge view of a gam 40 into parallelism and at right angles to the brel constructed in accordance with the princi sheath, as shown in Figure 4, the ythree blocks ples of this invention, with the arms shown eX also function as spacing and bracing elements, tended to aligned supporting position. Figure 2 is a side elevation of the same. Figure 3 is an end View. Figure 4 is an elevational view showing the position of the arms and otherparts when said as is obvious. When the device is in use, the eye-equipped 45 swivel pin I2 provides a suitable suspension and prevents twisting of hanger ropes such ,as are sometimes used in hanging the carcass for arms are collapsed or folded. ~ butchering. Also, the arms serve to spread the Figure 5 is a fragmentary detail view in sec tion and elevation showing the interior construc tion of the sheath. legs of the carcass to expedite handling the car- . 50 cass while skinning and butchering. Referring now to the drawing by distinguish ing reference numerals, it will be seen that all of the parts are o_f proper materials, shapes and proportions. The sheath is denoted, as a unit, by 55 'I'he distance between the abutment surfaces I2 of the block I Il, and the abutment surfaces, that is, the horizontal surfaces, of the blocks I3 and I4 is such as to accommodate the precise Width of the pivoted inner ends of said arms. y 2,411,856 3 4 additional blocks mounted between said plates, said blocks being in alignment with each other In other words, this is a precision selection and organization of parts which is calculated to best serve the intended ends. Gambrels are generally well known, and the and on a plane below the first-named block, said second-named blocks also serving as abut uses to which they are put are within the knowl edge of those who use them. For this reason, it ments for the pivoted ends of said arms. 2. A gambrel comprising a sheath embodying of the alleged features of merit and novelty able with the adjacent inner abutment surfaces of -said block. a pair of spaced parallel duplicate plates, a plate is thought unnecessary to picture the carcass, in spacer and abutment block mounted and secured the drawing, suspended on the gambrel. between the central upper edge portions of said A careful consideration of the foregoing de scription in conjunction with the invention as 10 plates, a swivel suspension eye mounted in said block, a pair of arms hingedly mounted between illustrated in the drawing will enable the reader the plates and having their inner ends engage to obtain a clear understanding and impression sufficient to clarify the construction of the in vention as hereinafter claimed. Minor changes in shape, size, materials and rearrangement of parts may be resorted to in 15 3. A gambrel comprising a sheath embodying a pairof spaced parallel plates, a block secured between said plates, a pair of arms hingedly mounted between the plates and having their in actual practice so long as no departure is made ner ends engageable with an adjacent abutment from the invention as claimed. I claim: 20 forming surface oi said block, and additional 1. A gambrel comprisinga sheath embodying a pair of spaced parallel plates, a'block secured locks mounted between said plates, said blocks being in alignment with eachother and on a plane below the ñrst named block, said second between said plates and provided with a swivel named block also serving as abutments for the suspension eye, and a pair of arms hingedly mounted between the plates and having their 25 pivoted ends of said arms. inner ends engageable with an adjacent abut ment-forming surface of the block, together with JAMES W. HARDING.