Patent application title: BRACE
Carl Robert Powers (Oakville, WA, US)
IPC8 Class: AA47G3312FI
Class name: Supports props and braces
Publication date: 2014-07-31
Patent application number: 20140209774
The BRACE is a device that insures straightness and stability of
Christmas Trees 12 feet and over when used in conjunction with a large
commercial rebar tree stand.
1. A main object of the invention is to provide vertical straightness and
support to large Christmas trees when used with existing commercially
available large rebar Christmas tree stands.
2. A further object of the invention, when used with existing commercially available large rebar Christmas tree stands, is to provide vertical stability to the large Christmas tree thereby avoiding falling and possible injury or damage.
3. A still further object of the invention is proved easier set-up and adjustability of large Christmas trees then when using existing with existing commercially available large rebar Christmas tree stands alone.
4. A still further object of the invention is the ease of disassembly and storage for future re-use.
 When mounting Christmas Trees that were over 12 feet tall onto the
large commercial stands available from the industry we found the trees
were not held stable or straight.
 My solution and answer to both problems is the BRACE.
 The brace is a steel rebar that has welded to one end a plate. On the other end of the rebar is welded a 9/16 inch steel flat washer. The overall length of the brace is 30 inches.
DRAWINGS PAGE 1 OF 2
 FIG. 1) Plate: a 4 inch, 1 inch×1/8 inch steel flat bar plate with two 1/8 inch screw holes.
 FIG. 2) (A) Rebar Brace: solid 1/2 inch steel rebar that has welded to one end a plate and on the other end is welded a 9/16'' I.D. steel washer.
 FIG. 2) (B) Rebar Brace: solid 1/2 inch steel rebar with a plate at a 30 degree angle and on the other end a 9/16'' I.D. steel washer.
DRAWINGS PAGE 2 OF 2
 With stand attach to tree; attach the washer on the rebar brace to the 9/16 inch steel washer on the stand using a 1/2 inch by 1 inch machine bolt and nut assembly. Then, with the tree standing straight, install two #8 hex head screws through the plate holes into the tree. Repeat this process on each leg of the stand.
 This substitute specification contains no new matter.
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