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Publication numberUS1043891 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 12, 1912
Filing dateAug 3, 1910
Priority dateAug 3, 1910
Publication numberUS 1043891 A, US 1043891A, US-A-1043891, US1043891 A, US1043891A
InventorsMax C Zange
Original AssigneeMax C Zange
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 12,1912.

Application filed August 3, 1910. Serial No. 575,851.

To all whom it may concern:

.Beit known that I, MAX C. ZANGE, a citizen of "the United States, anda resident of Cincinnati, county of Hamilton, and State 5 of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Tool-Case, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification. 10

My invention relates to a caseespecially adapted for holding drill bits or other tools of graduated sizes; and has for its object the provision of a case of simple and inexpensive construction, and one which shall serve the purposes of a convenient gage and rack when open and the tools are in use.

It is a, further object of my invention to provide a case for such ,tools, which may be constructed in" units or sections, sothat.

each individual unit, containing tools of nearly related sizes, may be of a size and shape convenient to be carried in the pocket, and to the end that the complete set may be distributed among the different workmen; the several units being, also, of a suitable size and shape to be packed conveniently. in a single receptacle.

In the draw ngs I show my tool case as especially arranged fora set of drills, such as are known as Stubs steel wire gage drills; but the illustration of said tool case as ap plied to such use serves only as an example of its general adaptability.

In the several figures of the drawingslike numerals indicate like parts.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a front elevation of one section, or unit, of my new tool case, with the tools included. Fig. 2 is an end elevation ofthe same. Fig. 3 is a section on the line aa of Fig. 1, with the guard partially open, however. Fig. 4 is an end elevation with the guard open. Fig. 5 is a perspective. Fig. 6 is a plan view of one of the holds. Fig. 7 is an end elevation of a series of units in their receptacle.

The numeral 1 indicates the main frame, or body, of my new tool case. The said frame may be constructed of any suitable material; I prefer, however, to make the same of steel of a'substantial thickness and of a width suflicient to extend beyond the line of the inclosed tools and-to permit the introduction of'the gage in-the manner hereinafter described. Said frame comprises a base 2 and the uprights 3-3, perpendicular theret,o.. 'Between the uprights 3-3, the

plied for that purpose.

holds 4 and 5 are mounted, being secured to said uprights by means of the projections 7-7 on the ends of said holds. Said holds 4 and 5 have holes 6 of the maximumsizes of the tools to be contained, the holes in hold 5 registering with those in hold 4; and

the upper hold, 4, I prefer to make of a sufiicient thickness to serve as a guide for the tools when'the same are being inserted.

Between the holds 4 and 5, and at the front of the case, the gage 8 is mounted, said gage being fitted into suitable recesses in the said holds, as clearly shown in Fig. 3. Said gage has openings which are of the standard sizes of the tools to be contained, and the holes in said gage are as near as .possible to the holes of corres onding sizes in the holds. The numbers of he tools producing holes of the several dimensions, together with the dimensions in decimals of an inch, are marked on the gage as near the tool itself as possible.

' Pivotally mounted at 9-9011 the uprights 33, is the guard or cover; said guard is constructed of material of the same width as that composing the frame, and comprises the sides 10-10, and the upper, or cross part, 11. The upper part of said guard may be straight, where the tools are of uniform lengths, or slanted, as shownin Fig- 1, where the tools are of graduated lengths, so that the distance between the same and the tops of the series of inclosed tools will be approximately uniform. Either one, or each, of the sides 10, carries a projection 12, which is adapted to fit into a perforation 13 in one or both of the uprights 3-3 'of the frame, when the guard is closed, thus forming a friction stop, the uprights 3-3 acting as springs, and preventing the'said guard from opening without pressure directly ap- To' facilitate the opening of said guard, checkered, thumbpieces 14 and 15 are provided on each side thereof; and a stop 16 is provided to limit the opening of said guard to one direction. When open the guard serves as an easel support for the frame and the inclosed tools, as clearly shown in Figs. 4 and 5, the thumbpiece 15 serving as a rest to obtain an even I setting where the upper part 11 of the guard is slanted. From the foregoing it will be seen that the drill bits or other tools inserted through the holes'6 of the holds 4 and 5 will rest on the base 2 of the frame, and that the upper part they will 'be When open, t e case serves as'a rack, as

I end of said vertically on said base, an

shown, presenting the tools and gage for convenient reference and use. Having thus described my invention, what ,I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is: ClJ'A tool case comprising a frame, said frame havin a base and an upright at each ase, a hold mounted between said uprights, said hold comprising a bar perforated to receive tools to support said tools a guard pivotally mounted between said uprights and adapted to pass over said hold the front and rear sides of said frame and guard being open to expose the tools.

2. A tool case comprising a' frame, said frame having a base and an upright at each I end of said base, a hold mounted between said uprights, said hold comprising a bar perforated to receive tools to support said tools vertically on said base, a guard pivotally mounted in said frame and adapted to over said hold when closed, the front and rearsides of saidframe and guard being open to exposethe tools, and meansto keep said guard closed.

3. A tool case comprising a frame, said frame having a base and an upright at each end of said base, a hold mounted between said rupri hts, said hold comprising. a bar perforate to receive tools to'support said tools vertically on said base, and a guard pivotally mounted between said uprights,-

said guard being adapted to pass over said hold when'closed, and to serve as a support for said frame when open.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 30 day of Jul 1910.

- MAX ZANGE. Witnesses:


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U.S. Classification206/379, 206/45.23, 211/69
International ClassificationB25H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationB25H3/003
European ClassificationB25H3/00B