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J. A. SCOTT.
BlLLIARD CUE RACK.
APPLICATION F ILED NOV. 8, 1915.
Patented Mar. 7, 1916.
sans mem s JOHN A. soor'r, ormusknoon, MICHIGAN; teammate ma BaoirswIcK BALKn COLLENDER COMPANY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS; A C0R1Ol'tA'IllIO1\T?0:F.I)33 LAAXHtItE. 1"
Specification of Letters Patent. I Patented Ma l. 7, 1916- I Application filed November 8, 1915. Serial No. 60,187;
To all w/wmc't may concern.
. Be 1t known that 1, JOHN A. Soo'r'r, a c1t1- I zen of the United States, residing at Mus kegon, in the county of lvluslregon and State of Michigan, haveinvented certain new and useful Improvements in Billiard-Cue Racks, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to billiard cue racks and has for its object the provision of means whereby cues are securely held in upright position in the rack and may be removed from and replaced in the rack with a mini- ,mum of effort and without liability of in juring the cues.
Other objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent as it is better understood by reference to the following specification when read in connection with the accompanying drawing disclosing a preferred embodiment thereof in which- Figure 1 illustrates in perspective a cue rack embodying my invention; Fig. 2 is a horizontal section through a portion of the cue-retaining member; Fig. 3 is a side elevation illustrating a portion of the cue-retaining member, the end caps being omitted, and Fig. 4 is a view in perspective of the U- shaped spring and p the rollers carried thereby.
Referring to'the drawings, 1 indicates a frame to which is secured a base 2 provided with a plurality of sockets 3 adapted to receive the butts of the cues.
Secured to the frame 1 adjacentthe upper'end and extending transversely thereof is a cue retaining member 4: provided with a pluralityof recesses 5 in its outer edge, the recesses 5 being in alinement with the sockets 3 and be-' ing adapted to receive cues. l A channel 6 is formed in the member 4: surrounding each of the recesses 5 and in eachv of the channels 6 a U-shaped spring 7 is secured by meansof a screw 8. The free ends of the springs 7 are provided with the upper ends of the yokes 8, preferably formed integrally there- ;with, and rollers 9 are journaled in suitable bearings inthe yokes 8, the rollers 9 being thus disposed adjacent the mouths of the re- 3 and the u wer ends thereof are ushed in-' wardly in the corresponding recesses 5 past the rollers 9 ,The resilient ends of the springs 7 allow the cues to be pushed between the rollers 9, the rollers operating to materially decrease the reslstanceencountered. The removalof the cues is accomplished in the same manner, the operation being merely reversed.
It will be readily understood from the foregoing that I have perfected a cue rack which allows the cues to be removed from or placed in the rack with a minimum of effort and that the liability of bending or brealdng the cues during the operation is entirely overcome while the cues, when disposed in the'rack, will be maintained in substantially upright positionand can not be accidentally released therefrom.
It will be obvious that various changes may be made in the form, constructionand arrangement of the parts without departing from thespirit and scope of the invention or sacrificing any of its material advantages,
the form hereinbefore described being merely a preferred embodiment thereof.
1. Ina rack for billiard cues, a member having a recess in one edge thereof to receive the cue,'a channel in said member surround-.
ing said recess, a U-shaped spring disposed in said channel, and rollers supported by said spring in opposite spaced relation ad-- jacent the mouth'of saidirecess, the distance between the opposed faces of said rollers being less than the diameter of the cue.
2." In a rack for, billiard cues, a member having a plurality of spacedrecesses along one edge thereof to receive the cues, a'channel in saidmember surrounding each of said faces of said rollers being less than the direfcessgse U-slllaped1 springlsgcureld in each ameter of the cues.
0 sai channe s an 7 rovi e Wit integra yokes at the free ends thereof, and rollers JOHN C supported in opposite spaced relation by Vitnesses: said yokes adjacent the mouth of said re- F. J. LOEWE,
cesses, the distance between the opposed J. O.MATTESON.
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