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Feb. 13, 1962
w. H. BARROW
3,020,973
_ LADDER SUPPORT FOR HORIZONTAL TIMBER
Filed Dec. 30, 1960
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3,020,973
LADDER SUPPORT FOR HORIZONTAL TIMBER
William Howard Barrow,>803 N. 15th Ave., Laurel, Miss.
Filed Dec. 30, 1960, Ser. No. 79,881
3 Claims. (Cl. 182—214)
3,020,973
Patented Feb. 13, 1962
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pair of vertically disposed parallel spaced apart mem
bers 20 which are integral with angularly disposed in
clined members 21, the lower ends of members 21 being
secured in any desired manner as by welding to the plate
11, or alternatively, comprising integral ‘upturned por
tions thereof. The lower extremitiesof members 20 are
secured in a relatively central position on the plate 11
This invention relates to a ladder support for a hori
zontal timber, and has as its primary object the provi
‘it’
as by means of welding 22.
It will be seen that in manufacturing the device the
sion of a devise adapted to be attached to the rungs of a 10 same may, if desired, be formed from three identical ?at ,
strips of ‘suitable metallic material, one strip comprising
ladder to which is secured a horizontal timber which pro
the plate 11, the inclined portions 21, and the vertical
vides a support against which the ladder leans, thus spac
portions 20, and the other two strips each comprising a
ing the ladder from the side of a building or the like, and
pair of the bars 12 and their associated bights 13. Nail
providing a supporting member for a block and tackle.
‘A further object of the invention is the provision of a 15 holes 23 may, if desired, be provided in horizontal
members 20 for the securing of the end of the timber T
device of this character which may thus be utilized for
therebetween.
lifting materials to a roof, for example, from the ground,
In the use and operation of the device it will be seen
so as to render the lifting and handling of materials more
in FIG. 1 that the ladder L is supported in spaced rela
rapid and easy.
tion to the edge of the roof or horizontal surface H to
A further object of the invention is the provision of
permit space for the securement of a block and tackle
such a device which may be attached to a ladder with a
assembly shown in dotted lines at B which is secured by
minimum of effort and di?iculty, and which will support
a wire W or the like past about the timber T, the block
the ladder in spaced relation to a building allowing space
and tackle being used for the lifting or raising of a bucket
therebetween for the elevation of materials by a conven
25 orrcontainer C, which may contain roo?ng material, or
tional block and tackle.
for any other desired similar purpose.
Still other objects reside in the combinations of ele
From the foregoing it will now be seen that there
ments, arrangements of parts, and features of construc
is herein provided a device which accomplishes all the
tion, all as will be more fully pointed out hereinafter and
disclosed in the accompanying drawing wherein there is
objects of this invention, and others, including many ad
shown a preferred embodiment of this inventive concept. 30 vantages of great practical utility and commercial im
portance.
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In the drawings:
As many embodiments may be made of this inventive
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the device of the
concept, and as many modi?cations may be made in the
instant invention shown as attached to a ladder and hold
embodiment hereinbefore shown and described, it is to be
ing a horizontal timber, the latter being supported as by
35 understood that all matter herein is to be interpreted
sawhorse leg from the roof of the building.
merely as illustrative, and not in a limiting sense.
FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of the device disas
I claim:
sociated from the ladder, and
1. A bracket for mounting a timber edgewise on a rung
FIGURE 3 is a constructional detail, in section, show
of a ladder comprised by a plate adapted to rest on the
ing the method of attaching the device to the rungs of a
40 rung of the ladder, upwardly and inwardly inclined mem
ladder.
bers united at their lower ends to the respective outer
Similar reference characters refer to similar Parts
ends of said plate, parallel vertically disposed members
throughout the several views of the drawings.
positioned transversely of said plate and united at their
Having reference now to the drawings in detail, the
upper ends to the upper ends of the upwardly and inward
device of the instant invention is generally indicated at
it), and is shown as mounted on a ladder L provided with 45 ly inclined members and at their lower ends secured to
said plate, and pairs of parallel, bars secured to said plate
the conventional rungs R. A horizontal timber T is shown
in association with the device, the opposite end of which
on its opposite sides adjacent the junctures with the up
is supported on a sawhorse leg S which rests on a horizon
tal elevated surface H, such as a roof or the like.
wardly and inwardly inclined members for receiving be
tween the bars of each pair at least one lower rung of
The device of the instant invention comprises a hori 50 the ladder.
zontal plate 11, which is adapted to rest on a selected
2. A bracket for mounting a timber edgewise on a rung
rung R of the ladder L, from the opposite ends of which
of a ladder comprised by a plate adapted to rest on the
depend spaced pairs of vertically disposed bars 12, the
rung of the ladder, upwardly and inwardly included mem
bars being of substantially identical length, and lying in
a plane perpendicular to the plane of the plate 11. The 55 bers united at their lower ends to the respective outer
ends of said plate, parallel vertically disposed members
bars 12 may be bent from an integral strip, having a
positioned transversely of said plate and united at their
bight 13, and secured as by welding 14, to the top of
upper ends to the upper ends of the upwardly and in
plate 11. The lower end of each bar 12 is provided with
wardly inclined members and at their lower ends secured
an opening 15, through which is adapted to extend a se
curing bolt 16. The openingin each pair of bars 12 are 60 to said plate, rings secured to said plate adjacent the
junctures with the upwardly andrinwardly' inclined mem
aligned, so that a bolt extending as shown in FIG. 3,
bers, tensile members secured at one end in the respec
will hold the device in position below the next lowermost
tive rings for attachment at their other ends to ?xed sup
rung, for example, to the rung which is supporting the
ports, and means for securing the plate on the ladder.
plate 11. A wing nut 17 on each bolt serves to hold the
3. A bracket for mounting a timber edgewise on a
device in related assembly.
rung of a ladder comprised by a plate adapted to rest
Rings or eyes 18 are secured to the top of plate 11, in
on the rung of the ladder, upwardly and inwardly in
any desired manner as by welding, and have secured
clined members united at their lower ends to the respec
thereto chains 19 for lateral support of the device, the
opposite ends of the chains being adapted to be secured 70 tive outer ends of said plate, parallel vertically disposed
members positioned transversely of said plate and united
to any desired supporting member.
at their upper ends to the upper ends of the upwardly
Extending upwardly from the top of plate 11 are a
3,020,973
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and inwardly inclined members and at their lower ends
secured to said plate, pairs of parallel bars secured to
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
said plate on its opposite sides adjacent the junctures
with the upwardly and inwardly inclined members for
receiving between the bars of each pair at least one
lower rung of the ladder, rings secured to said plate also
adjacent the junctures with the upwardly and inwardly
inclined members, and tensile members secured at one
end in the respective rings for attachment at their other
ends to ?xed supports.
32,170
1,542,952
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2,832,647
McKinney ____________ __ May 2, I944
Squire ______________ __ Mar. 29, 1955
Gerke _______________ __ Apr. 29, 1958
806,801
France ________________ __ Oct. 5, 1936
Aldrich ______________ __ Apr. 30, 1861
Plass ________________ __ June 23, 1925
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