US 1113590 A
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J. B. WILLIAMSON. CARTRIDGE HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 23, 1913.
1,1 13,590. Patented Oct. 13,1914.
JOHN BAKER WILLIAMSON, F LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.
Specification of Letters la'tent.
Patented Oct. 13,1914.
Application med September 23, I913. Serial No. 791,423.
Holders, of which the following is a specifi cation.
My invention relates to devices for carrying cartridges and particularly to a holder having the form of a pocket within which the cartridges may be loosely placed or wherein a box of cartridges may be disposed.
The primary object of .my invention is the provision of a cartridge holder of a very simple and efiective form which may be cheaply constructed and easily applied.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a cartridge holder made of flexible material which may be expanded or unfolded and attached to a belt or waistband of a pair of trousers and which when not in use may be folded up into very small compass. I
Other objects will appear in the course of the following description.
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein:
0 Figure 1 is a front view of a cartridge holder applied to a belt. Fig. 2 is a top view thereof. Fig. 3 is a side view thereof partly in section. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the cartridge holder folded up.
Referring to these drawings, it will be seen that my improved cartridge holder comprises two thicknesses or plies of material, one of these thicknesses or plies being designated 2 while the other thickness or ply is designated 3. The thickness 2 I will hereafter term the back of the holder while the thickness 3 I will hereafter term the front. Any suitable material may be used from which to make the holder, but preferably I as' khaki.
Both the front and back plies are preferably formed as illustrated in Fig. 1, that is, in the form of a pocket with rounded lower corners. The front ply 3 has the same depth as the rear ply 2 but is considerably wider than the front ply. The two plies are stitched to each other along the edge of the holder, as at4, the edges of the plies being 55 folded in as at 5 and the stitching passing use canvas or duck or material such through these folded-in edges. Inward of the lateral edges of the upper portion of the holder the front and rear plies are connected by means of eyelets 9 and 10 spaced from each other and an eyelet 11 disposed below the eyelet 10. The upper margins of both the front and rear of the plies are turned over so as to form a double thickness through which the eyelets 9, 10 and 11 pass, .these folded portions of the front and rear plies being held together by stitching.
By attaching the front and rear plies to each other by means of the eyelets 9, 10 and 11, provide pockets 12 wherein the belt engaglng members 13 are partially disposed. Each belt engaging member comprises a length of wire bent at its middle so as to form a bill 14, the ends of the wires being extended downward approximately parallel to the bill and terminating in eyes 15 through which eyelets 16 pass, these eyelets also passing through the rear ply. By this means I secure a very firm engagement of the supporting members or hooks 13 with the back ply of the cartridge holder.
As before stated, the front ply of the cartridge holder is considerably wider than the rear ply 2 so that a fullness of material is left between the pairs of eyelets 10 and 11 and this fullness is folded to form what may be termed an accordion plait 17 extending the full depth of the holder. This permits the portion 18 of the front ply to be either expanded or folded back flat against the back 2. When the holder is opened out the upper portion of the holder will of course be larger than the lower portion and the holder will form a relatively large pocket within which loose cartridges or cartridges in a cartridge box may be placed and carried. The material is also folded on the lines 19 inward of the eyelets 10 and 11 so that the lateral margins of the holder maybe folded over .upon the portion 18 in the mamier shown in Fig. 4. When so folded over the holder mayalso be folded upon the lines 20 and 21 so that the portion of the holder below the line 21, this portion being designated 22,. may be folded over upon the front of the holder adjacent the upper edge thereof and held by any suitable means, as
--for instance a fastening including a spring stud 23 and a socket 24, this stud and socket being of the type usually used on gloves.
When the pocket is unfolded, as before from a belt by stated, it is capable of holding a large quantity of cartridges, either loose or in a box, and is firmly supported from a waistband or means of the hooks 13. hen folded, however, it is obvious that the pocket will take up very small space and is in fact of such small dimensions that it may be carried in the vest pocket.
It is to be particularly noted that the lateral margins of the holder outward of the fold lines 19 have a width somewhat less than half of the width of the material between said lines 19 so that when the lateral margins are folded over in the position shown in Fig. 4, they just about meet. It will also be noted that the hook-like. members 13 and the studs 16 are so disposed that the holder may be folded upon the lines 20 and 21, these folds 20 and 21 practically dividing the holder into three portions, the portion 22 forming a flap like the flap of a pocket-book.
It will be seen that my improved cartridge holder may be readily unfolded and applied, is retained in place when applied, that it is reinforced against the strain caused by the weight of the cartridges and that because of the fact that it has an enlarged front portion the portion 18 will open outward from the back under the weight of the cartridges so as to permit the ready introduction of the hand.
I have found my improved cartridge holder especially useful for holding cartridges for target shooting, but of course I do not wish to limit it to this use or as a holder for cartridges, as it may be used for various other purposes.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:
1. A holder of the character described including front and rear plies of flexible material stitched to each other along their.
lateral and bottom edges, ing greater in width than the rear ply and formed with oppositely disposed vertical folds or plaits located inward of the side margins of the front and rear plies whereby the front ply may be folded flat against the rear ply, the front ply being attached to the rear ply laterally of said folds and at its upper margin, the lateral margins of the front and rear plies so attached being adapted to be folded over upon the front ply.
2. A holder of the character described comprising front and rear lies of flexible material stitchedto each ot er along their lateral and bottom edges, the front ply being greater in width than the rear ply, eyelets passing through the rear ply, and hooks the front ply beattached to said eyelets and extending downward parallel to the outer face of the rear 3. A holder of the character described comprising front and rear plies of flexible material stitched to each other along their lateral and bottom edges, the front ply being greater in width than the rear ply, the rear ply having a double thickness along its upper margin, the thickness ofv the rear ply being stitched to each other, eyelets extending through the front and rear plies adjacent the ends thereof and forming pockets, and supporting hooks having portions extending into said pockets and being connected to the material of the holder.
4:. A holder of the character described, comprising front and rear plies of flexible material stitched to each other along their lateral and bottom edges, the front ply being greater in width than the rear ly and formed with parallel yertically isposed folds or plaits whereby the front ply may be folded flat against the rear ply, eyelets disposed adjacent the upper margin of the holder passing through the front and rear plies and disposed outward of the adjacent plait or fold to thereby define a pocket, supporting hooks attached to the material of the said holder within the pockets and extending downward parallel to the rear face of the pocket, and a fastening device comprising two members one attached to the bottom of the holder and the other attached adjacent the upper edge thereof.
5. A holder of the character described, comprising front and rear plies of flexible material stitched to each other along their lateral and bottom edges, the front ply being greater in width than the rear lyand formed with parallel vertically disposed folds or plaits whereby the front ply may be folded flat against the rear ply, a plurality of eyelets located outward of each fold and adjacent the upper edge of the holder and defining a pocket at each end of the holder, supporting hooks having portions disposed within said pockets, eyelets attaching said supporting hooks to the pockets, coacting fastening devices located one adjacent the lower edge of the holder and the other adjacent the upper edge thereof, the material forming the'holder being foldable along said plaits and foldable at a plurality of points on lines extending transversely to the lines of said plaits.
In testimony whereof I a-fiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JOHN BAKER. WILLIAMSON.