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Publication numberUS1088406 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 24, 1914
Filing dateAug 9, 1913
Priority dateAug 9, 1913
Publication numberUS 1088406 A, US 1088406A, US-A-1088406, US1088406 A, US1088406A
InventorsJesse Miller Davis
Original AssigneeJesse Miller Davis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pliers sheath or holder.
US 1088406 A
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1,088,406. Patented Feb. 24, 1914.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 24, 1914.

I Application filed August 9, 1913. Serial No'. 783,855.

To all/whom it may concern Be it known that I, JESSE citizen of the United States, Wilkinsburg, county of Allegheny, and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pliers Shea-ths or Holders, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to instrument holders and more particularly to means for securely holding instruments upon the person of the workman or mechanic.

The primary object of my invention is to provide a case or sheath adapted to receive pliers or other similar instruments, which may be secured to the person of the workman, and which safeguard against accidental displacement or loss of such instrument.

A further object of my invention is to provide a case or sheath for holding instruments, especially adapted to be used by tele-r graph or telephone linemen, which, while absolutely preventing loss or displacement of the instrument, presents the instrument at all times readily accessible to the workman.

A still further object of my invent-ion is to provide a sheath or case within which pliers or like instruments may be firmly held, which may be easily attached to the belt of a workman to be at all times easy of access, and which may be easily shifted to different points around the belt of the wearer in order not to interfere with the work or movements of the workman.

A still further object of my invention is to provide a device for attaining the ends thus briefly outlined, which is simple in construction, cheap in manufacture, and yet which will prove thoroughly efficient in practice.

With these objects in view together with others which will appear as the description proceeds, my invention resides in the novel arrangement and combination of parts, all as will be more fully detailed in the following specification and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a case or sheath constructed in accordance with my invention, and Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken through the device, and illustrating the manner in which instruments are held within the same.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings, the case, as represented generally M. DAVIS, a residing at centrally disposed tongue 6 is out from the back portion 3 adjacent the upper end, and projects forwardly through an opening 7 in the front port-ion of the loop, and is provided near its free end with a socket member 8 of the usual well known glove fastener.

The front portion 2 of the sheath is of substantially the same width as the back member above described, being sewed at 9 at its edges to the said back portion to form a pocket 10, open at its upper end to receive.

pliers or like instruments. The upper edge of the front member 2 terminates at the lower end of the loop 4 and directly beneath the opening'i', so that the tongue 6 which will project across the upper edge of the front' member in substantially the same plane therewith. A ball member 11 of the glove fastener type is secured to the front portion 2 of the sheath, substantially midway between the vertical edges thereof, and at a distance below the upper edge of the front portion to be engaged by the socket member 8 on the tongue 6. From this arrangement it will be seen that the tongue 6, when secured at its lower end to the front face ofthe member 2, will securely hold the upper end of the pocket in closed position.

In attaching the sheath or holder the belt of the workman is inserted through the loop 4, and the belt then buckled in the usual manner. The holder, being thus loosely connected, permits of the same being moved to any point on the belt, the advantage of which is readily apparent to telephone or telegraph lineman. may be inserted in the pocket 10 of the sheath or holder, and when the tongue 6 is held down securely by the glove fastener, as above described, the pliers will be retained within the holder and prevented from becoming accidentally displaced therefrom.

The construction of the holder relative projects through the said opening,

The pliers to the length of the pliers is such that when the pliers are positioned therein, the ends of the handles will project slightly from the opening of the pocket, thus enabling the workman to readily grip the same when necessary. The arrangement of the tongue 6 between the handles of the pliers securely holds the pliers in positionwithout subjecting the glove fastener to severe strain.

I claim:

1. A pliers holder comprising-a pocket,- a loop on said pocket for securing the latter to the person, a tongue out from a portion of said loop and extending outwardly and downwardly therefrom over the opening of said pocket, and cooperating means upon said tongue and said holder for holding said tongue in position, substantially as de scribed.

2. A pliers holder consisting of two pieces of material of substantially the same width and stitched together at their longitudinal edges and bottom and open at the top to form a pocket, one of said pieces being substantially longer than the other, and having its elongated end bent to form a loop, a

tongue out from said loop and extending outwardly over and downwardly from said ocket opening and means upon said ton e and said holder for holding the said poc 'et in closed position, substantially as described.

3. A pliers. holder consisting of front and back members of substantially the same width stitched together at their edges to' form a pocket, said back member being longer than the other of said members and JESSE MILLER DAVIS.



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U.S. Classification224/246, 224/904, 2/250
Cooperative ClassificationY10S224/904, A45F5/02