Tree stand

  • US 6,572,068 B1
  • Filed: 10/09/2001
  • Issued: 06/03/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/09/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A collapsible tree stand comprising:

  • a base for receiving, supporting, and capturing a tree, said base having an outer surface;

    at least three elongated legs, each of said legs having a locking tab, and each of said legs being pivotally attached to said base, said at least three elongated legs being pivotal from a first, fold-up position about said base to a second, extended, operative position, said at least three elongated legs having both a profile and center of gravity that increase from said distal end of said elongated legs towards said base to prevent the supported and captured tree from tipping over; and

    a collar movably disposed upon said base for locking said at least three elongated legs in said second, extended, operative position, said collar comprising means, adjacently disposed against said outer surface of said base, defining apertures and lands for respectively capturing and locking each locking tab.

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