US 1073348 A
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F. 0. HOAGLAND. TUBULAR CARRIER. APPLICATION FILED APR. 22, 1913.
1,073,348. Patented se t. 16,1913.
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FRANK O. HOAGLAND, OF BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO THE UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE COMPANY, OF BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT, A. CORPQBA- TUBULAR CARRIER.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, FRANK O. HOAGLAND, a citizen of the United States, residing at Bridgeport, county of Fairfield, State of Connecticut, have invented an Improvement in Tubular Carriers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to the class of tubular carriers illustrated and described in patent to Drake, No. 8693M, dated November 29, 1907, and in patent to myself No. 1,025,525, dated May 7, 1912, and has for its object to further simplify and cheapen their construction and to greatly improve their operation in use. This I accomplish by substituting for the tip closing indentations of my said former patent, which were adapted to be engaged by the flange of a cartridge and which it has been found in practice would sometimes yield and permit the contents of the tube to escape, a closure consisting of a stop wall formed from the material of the carrier and made by cutting across the body at a short distance from the end and springing the material of the body inward on the side toward the end, thereby forming an inclined stop wall the inner edge of which extends into the body past the cen ter thereof, the wall inclining outward toward the end of the tube. This stop wall is engaged by the bullet end of the first cartridge which strikes the upper side thereof, so that when the carrier contains but a small number of cartridges and they are impelled against the stop wall, the effect will merely be to set the stop wall in place instead of throwing it outward and releasing the cartridges. With these ends in view I have devised the novel tip closure for tubular carriers which I will now describe, referring to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification, and using reference characters to indicate the several parts.
Figure 1 is an elevation of my novel tubular carrier without contents; Fig. 2 an end elevation as seen from the bottom of the sheet, and Fig. 3 is an elevation partly in sect-ion, as seen from the right in Fig. 1.
1O denotes the body of the carrier which is a tube of paper or other suitable material made sufficiently heavy to give the necessary strength and rigidity for carriers of the required length.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed April 22, 1913.
Patented Sept. 16, 1913.
Serial No. 762,907.
In the present instance, I have illustrated the device in use as a cartridge carrier or holder. The cartridges are placed in the carrier with the bullet ends forward. For convenience in description 1 will refer to the loading end of the carrier as the base and the other end as the tip. Near the tip of the body I make a transverse cut extending through the body a third, more or less, of its periphery and then spring the material of the body inward on the tip side of the cut. This inwardly turned portion of the body is thus caused to form an inclined stop wall 11 which effectually prevents the escape of the cartridges from that end of the carrier. The transverse cut is made long enough to provide sufiicient material for the stop wall to cause the free edge thereof to extend past the center of the body so that the bullet end of the first cartridge is sure to engage the stop wall itself and cannot pass between the edge of the stop wall and the wall of the body. The stop wall inclines from its free edge outward and runs into the outer surface of the body. It will be seen therefore that if the cartridges in the body are impelled forcibly against the stop wall they cannot possibly displace the stop wall as the blows tend to drive it forward instead of to drive it backward into alinement with the wall of the body. The material of the body is sufliciently rigid and strong so that the stop wall must remain in the closed position under all the conditions of use. This for the reason that the transverse cut in the body is made long enough so that when the material of the body on the tip side of the cut is sprung inward the curved edge of the closing wall will lie past the center of the body. This construction requires but a minimum amount of stock and provides a tip closure that will remain securely in place, is not detachable, will not open under any of the conditions of use and will last as long as the body.
In use, having sprung the stop wall into place, the tube is filled with cartridges with the bullet ends downward, the bullet of the first cartridge engaging the stop wall as clearly shown in Fig. 8. The other end of the carrier may be closed in any suitable manner but is preferably closed by means of the arc-shaped closing piece formed from the material of the body which is described and claimed in my said former patent referred to.
Having thus described my invention I claim:
A carrier of the character described com prising a tubular body having an inwardly inclined stop wall formed by making a transverse out in the body and springing the material of the body inward on one side of the cut, one end or" the stop wall remaining attaohed to the body and the free end of the stop Wall extending inward past the center of the body so that when cartridges are im pelled forcibly against the upper side of the stop wall said wall cannot be sprung backward into alinement with the wall of the body. i
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
i FRANK O. HOAGLAND. itnesses 5. WV. ATiI'ERTON, EDLA M. CULVER.
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