US 1128149 A
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V. H. JENNINGS.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 30, 1912.
Patented Feb. 9, 1915.
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VICTOR H. JENNINEtS, 0F WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO MILLS WOVEN CARTRIDGE BELT COMPANY, OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, A CORPORATION OF MASSACHUSETTS.
Application filed September 30, 1912.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, VICTOR H. JENNINGS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Worcester, in the county of Worcester, State of Massachusetts, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Bando leer-s, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
Woven cartridge-carriers composed of a band having a series of pockets formed in the process of weaving the carrier have heretofore been woven with a straight band. When a straight woven cartridge-carrier is worn as a bandoleer it does not lie flatly upon the wearers shoulder and against his body, which is uncomfortable and objectionable.
The invention consists primarily in a bandoleer woven on the curvilinear principle; that is to say, woven with a permanent or normal well-defined curvature lengthwise, so that it will lie flatly upon the shoulder and against the body and side of the wearer.
The invention consists further in weaving the pockets aforesaid, adapted to receive a series of cartridges, contracting or tapering toward their inner ends so that the converging lateral portions thereof shall bind upon the outer sides of the bullets of the end cartridges of the series and thereby support the cartridges, thus contributing to preventing the points of the bullets from touching and wearing the bottoms of the pockets.
The invention is illustrated by the drawings, in which latter, Figure 1 shows a bandoleer embodying the invention and represents it as being worn. Fig. 2 is a View of a portion of the said bandoleer on an enlarged scale. Fig. 3 is a view in crosssection through one of the pockets.
Having reference to the drawings, the body-web or band of the bandoleer is marked 1, the pockets being marked 2, 2, etc., their flaps or covers being marked 3, 3, etc., and 4, 4, etc., are the fastenings by which the said flaps or covers are secured in closed position.
The pockets or pouches 2, 2, constitute a longitudinal series upon the body-web 0r Specification of Letters Patent,
Patented Feb. 9, 1915.
Serial No. 723,000.
band 1. Each thereof is of a size to receive a series of cartridges held together by a clip. or holder.
In Fig. 3, 5 is one of a series of cartridges occupying the pocket which is shown in cross-section in such figure, and 6 is the clip with which the said series of cartridges is engaged.
Aside from the special features which are involved in the invention, the bandoleer may be made and constituted as heretofore or as preferred. Fig. 1 illustrates the mode of wearing the same, namely hung over one shoulder and passing 'obliquely down toward and around the opposite side of the wearers body, below his other arm. Unless the bandoleer lies flatly and smoothly upon the shoulder upon which it hangs it produces considerable discomfort when weighted down with cartridges, and unless it fits flatly and smoothly against the side around which it extends it is inconvenient and obstructs the movements of the adjacent arm.
I weave the bandoleer so that it shall have permanently and normally a longitudinal curvature edgewise, as in Fig. 2, by weaving it with that selvage at which the open mouths of the pockets are located somewhat shorter than the other, and with the intermediate portions of its width of gradually and proportionately increased length from the short selvage to the long one. This produces a bandoleer having a permanent longitudinal circular curvature which it naturally possesses so that in its unloaded state it is thus curved. Consequently, in being worn the bandoleer rests flatly and smoothly upon the shoulder of the wearer, and also against his back and chest, and extends with a natural curve around the side of his body, without tendency to sag away therefrom.
Fig. 8 shows a pocket of a size only sufficient to admit the cartridges which are engaged with a clip 6, the said pocket not admitting the clip itself, which rests by one of its downturned flanges upon the upper edge of the pocket. Thereby the extent of the entrance of the cartridges into the pocket is limited, and the depth of the pocket being greater than the length of those portions of the cartridges which enter the pocket, the tips of the bullets are held out of contact with the bottom of the pocket, as shown.
Fig. 2 shows the pockets woven with the taper aforesaid, so that they are narrowed laterally toward their inner or closed ends, the taper being in a series of steps.
I claim as my invention 1. A woven bandoleer comprising a pocket-web woven with pockets or pouches in longitudinal series, and also woven with one edge thereof shorter than the other, and having, as woven, a normal and permanent longitudinal edgewise curvature, such that the bandoleer rests flatly and smoothly upon the shoulder of the wearer, and also against his back and chest, and extends With a natural curve without sagging away around the side of his body.
2. A woven bandoleer comprising a pocket-web woven with pockets or pouches in longitudinal series, and also woven with one edge thereof shorter than the other, and
having, as Woven, a natural and permanent longitudinal edgewise curvature, such that the bandoleer rests flatly and smoothly upon the shoulder of the wearer, and also against his back and chest, and extends with a natural curve without sagging away around the "side of his body, with the mouths of the said pockets or pouches at the concave edge of the bandoleer.
3. A woven cartridge-carrier having a pocket adapted to contain a series of cartridges, woven with a definite transverse Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, I). C.