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Publication numberUS1079192 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 18, 1913
Filing dateFeb 26, 1913
Priority dateFeb 26, 1913
Publication numberUS 1079192 A, US 1079192A, US-A-1079192, US1079192 A, US1079192A
InventorsCharles N Sowden
Original AssigneeCharles N Sowden
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1079192 A
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1,079,192. Patented N0v.18, 1913.

/WENon Zar/a5 Mimi/den v gym ` mann/frs CHARLES N. soWDEN, or GUANTANAMO, CUBA.


Specication of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 18,1913.

Application filed February 26, 1913. Serial No. 750,798.

T o all w71 om it may con/cern Be it known that I, CHARLES N. SOWDEN, a British subject, at present residing at (iruantanamo, Santiago 'de Cuba Province, Cuba, have invented a new and Improved Bottle-Holder, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

My invention is designed more particularly to provide a bottle holder for use on automobiles and other vehicles, for holding thermos bottles.

It is a design of my invention to provide a holder for the indicated purpose, which may be employed to properly hold and sustain the bottle in position, and which will at the same time permit of the ready removal of the bottle when desired.

A further design of the invention is to provide a holder in which the elements are foldable into a small compass when not required to hold a bottle.

The invention will be particularly eX- plained Vin the specific description hereinafter to be given.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

Figure l is a sectional side elevation of my improved holder in use; Fig. 2 is a similar view with the bottle-engaging elements in folded position; and Fig. 3 is a front view of the device with the parts in the folded position.

In constructing the device in accordance with my invention, a body or back 10 is provided, designed to be applied in upright position and affixed as by screws 11 or their equivalent, to a convenient point on the body of a vehicle, such as an automobile, or to other support. The body 10 may be in the form of a flat plate, as shown. To the lower end of the body 10 is pivoted a rest 12, on which a thermos bottle 13 maybe seated. For lightness, the rest l2 may be in the form of a ring, as shown, the ring being of cross sectional shape to approximately conform to the rounded lower edge of the bottle, and at the same time to be reasonably ornamental; in the instance shown the ring is concavo-convex in cross section. On the inner side of the ring is an annular cushion 15, of rubber or equivalent soft material.

T he pivoting of the seat 12 is effected by a transverse pin 16, which passes through a radial extension 12a on the ring, and through spaced lu s 17 which project forwardly from the 'ace 0f the body 10, at the lower end thereof. The extension 12 is square on two sides so that there is an end face 18 and a top face 19 at right angles to each other adjacent to the pivot 16, either of which faces brings up against the free end of a plate spring 20, which is secured to the face of the body 10 by a rivet 21, or equivalent means. Vhen the seat 12 is in a horizontal position to receive a bottle, as indicated in Fig. 1, the face 18 will be pressed against by the spring 20, so that the spring resists the turning movement of the rest ou its pivot pin 16. The rest 12, however, may be swung upwardly on its pivot and fold parallel with the face of the body 10, or aproximately so, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, in which position the spring will bear against the face 19. To afford clearance for the spring 20 when flexed by the swinging of the rest 12 from one position to another, an opening 22 is produced in the body 10 at the back of the spring, the upper wall of the opening inclining downwardly and rearwardly, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

At the upper end of the body 10 a retainer for the bottle is provided, and like the rest 12 is in the form of a ring 24. The ring is flarinfr to conform approximately to the rounded upper end 13 of the bottle, and is lined interior-ly with a cushion 25 of rubber or other soft material. The retaining ring 24 is pivoted by a pin 26 that passes through a lug 2T on the retainer and through spaced lugs 28 formed at the upper end of the body 10. Flat faces 29, 30, are formed on the retainer at the lug 27, against which a plate spring 31 may bear, the spring'being secured by rivets 32 or otherwise to the upper end of the body, at the front. thereof, and the body is formed with an opening 33 similar to the opening 23, to afford clearance for the spring and permit it to Hex when the retainer 24 is swung on its pivot pin 26.

The bottle and the retainer 24 may be manipulated in the entering of the bottle to the upright position shown in full lines in Fig. 1, for the removal of the bottle. One position of the bottle is indicated in dotted lines, showing said bottle and the retainer 24: tilted at an angle. It will be observed that the face 30 on the retainer 24 is not parallel with the spring 31 when the retainer is in a horizontal position engaging the bottle. The result is that the spring will press against the ring at a single point 34:, or at least press against a small surface of the retainer above the pivot pin 26, andlwill thus exert its pressure through a short lever arm, and rock vthe retainer downwardly so as to cause the retainer to exert a downward pressure on the bottle, pressing the latter firmly into the seat 12. The action of the upper spring 31 on the retainer 2l, it will be observed, is somewhat diferent from the action of the spring 2O on the ring seat 12, since with the latter, the spring, by pressing against the face 18 at a point adjacent to the pivot 16 and above the latter, will rock the ring only to the horizontal position, with the lower end of the face 18 pressed firmly against the face of the body 10, and the ring seat will thus be arrested in its downward movement by the face of the body 10, while the retainer 24 has a downward movement limited by the bottle. The retainer 24 may be folded to the position shown in Figs. 2 and 3, approximately parallel with the body 10 and in line with the folded ring seat 12, so that both nomma are out of the way when not required to old the bottle.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new, and desire to secure byv Letters Patent:

ln a bottle holder, a seat for a bottle, a retainer to receive and engage the bottle at a point distant from the seat, said l:retainer being mounted to swing to an outer position to engage the bottle, or to a folded position at app'roxlmately right angles to the first position, and a spring `adj acent to the pivot of the retainer and exerting pressure against the latter, the retainer having at an end thereof a surface opposed to the spring, and engaging the latter at a point at one slde of the pivot, said point of engagement between the spring and the retainer resulting in the spring acting as a lever arm to press the retainer against the bottle. Y

ln testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specication in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



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U.S. Classification248/311.2, 248/315, 217/19, 220/741, 220/480
Cooperative ClassificationB60N3/102