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TOOL CHEST HANDLE.
APPLICATION FILED APRA, 1914.
1,112,517. Patented 00t.6,1914.
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PHILIPPE BOISVER-T, OF EAST ANGUS, QUEBEG, CANADA.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, PHILIPPE Boisvnnr, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at East Angus, Province of Quebec, Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tool-Chest Handles; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and eXact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same. I
The invention to be hereinafter described relates to tool chest handles.
In order to more clearly disclose the construction, operation, and use of the invention, reference should be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of the pres ent application.
Throughout the several figures oi the drawings like reference characters desig nate the same parts.
In the drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a tool chest with the invention applied; Fig. 2 is an enlarged side elevation of the invention; Fig. 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Fig. 2 looking down; Fig. 4. is an enlarged detail of one handle in opera tive position; and Fig. 5 is a detail back view of the sleeve for holding the handles in inoperative position.
The main objects of the invention are, to provide a simple, etiicient, durable, economical, and compact handle which may be easily and quickly slid to and from operative position, and one which will always ac company the chest and be convenient and accessible to be drawn to operative position at any time.
Referring to the drawings in detail, 1 in dicates brackets provided with longitudinal bores. These are secured in sets of three to tne upper part of each of the longer sides of the chest, and receive longitudinal guide and brace rods 2 which extend the entire length of the chest. Each rod is in two sections which have their inner ends threaded into the opposite faces of a block 2 secured in the center or" a sleeve 2 carried by the center bracket 1, by means of a set screw 3, which passes through the bracket and the sleeve as well, for securing purposes, as shown in Fig. 2. By removing set screw 3 and unscrewing each of the rod sections from block 29 the handle may be quickly and easily taken apart for shipping. The ends of each rod are loose in the end brackets the Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed April 4, 1914.
Patented Got. 6, 1914.
Serial No. 829,538.
bores of which are of larger diameter than and concentric with the rod. Within the bores and slidable on each end of the rods are sleeves at with removable screw threaded end knobs 5 and limiting lugs 6. Each sleeve, preferably, extends the full length of the distance between the center and one end bracket, and the lugs 6 are placed about midway of the length of the sleeves. Thus, when the sleeves are drawn out to their greatest distance, one half of their lengths incloses and is braced by an equal section of the rods. This, of course, counteracts the strain on that part of each of the handles which has been slid outwardly or about the rod.
In order to hold the sleeves in their inoperative positions, lea-t springs 7 integral with sleeve 2 are provided. These springs are formed by providing two parallel slits in the sleeve 2 a slight distance apart, extending from each face of block 2 to each end of the sleeve. The tongues of metal thus formed are bent inwardly and dished, near their outer ends. This forms a rounded gripping knob, which grips the inner end of the sleeve, by friction, when it is pushed into the sleeve 2 and holds it in inoperative position; as clearly shown in Fig. 3.
It is thought that the construction, operation, and use of the invention will be clear from the preceding detailed description.
Changes may be made in the construction, arrangement, and disposition of the several parts of the invention without in any way departing from the field and scope of the same, and it is meant to include all such within this application wherein only a preferred form has been disclosed.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In combination, a plurality of brackets, a rod fixed to one of said brackets and having its opposite ends extending concentrically through the remaining brackets, sleeves slidably mounted on the free ends of said rod and movable through said brackets, stop lugs extending from said sleeves and adapted to engage said brackets, and leaf springs adapted to engage said sleeves and yieldingly retain them in inoperative position.
2. In combination; a plurality of brackets; a sleeve carried by the center bracket of each set and secured therein; a block centrally secured in the said sleeve; a rod consisting of two parts threaded into the opposite faces of the said lolock and having its ends extending freely and concentrically through the bores of the remaining brackets of the set; sleeves slidable on the said rods and movable through the said brackets; a stop lug projecting from each sleeve midway of its length and adapted to engage a bracket, as the sleeve is slid outwardly; and
10 leaf springs integral with the first men- PHILIPPE BOISVERT.
Witnesses L. S. NOLET, GEORGE BERNIER.
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