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Publication numberUS1204813 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 14, 1916
Filing dateSep 24, 1915
Priority dateSep 24, 1915
Publication numberUS 1204813 A, US 1204813A, US-A-1204813, US1204813 A, US1204813A
InventorsRoland James Murray
Original AssigneeRoland James Murray
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Locking-rack for indian clubs and the like.
US 1204813 A
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Patented Nov 14, 1916.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 14, 1916.

1 Application filed September 2-1, 1915. Serial No. 52,347.

relates to locking racks for Indian clubs and the like.

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 present application.

Throughout the several figures of the drawings like reference characters designate the same parts.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a front view of the rack as used, in closed position; Fig.

2 is a fragmentary underneath view of the rack in closed position; and Fig. 3 is the same in open position.

The main objects of the invention are, to provide a compact and durable rack for Indian clubs and other gymnasium equipment of simple construction and operation which can be closed and secured in such a manner as to securely lock all of the articles in the rack in position and, when opened, will leave such articles in their normal positions and readily accessible, and so arranged that one or more of the articles may be removed without in any way disturbing the others.

A further object is to provide a rack in which the remaining articles can be locked in the rack as securely as if the rack were entirely filled.

Referring to the drawings in detail, 1 designates the top bar of therack which is provided, in its outer edge, with a number of elongated U shaped slots 1 equally spaced apart, but a space of greater length than the space between each of the slots being left at the center of the bar. These slots are of such width as to easily receive the necks of the Indian clubs 2 but somewhat narrower than the diameter of the heads or knobs 3 of the clubs, so that the clubs are suspended from the knobs 3 as in Fig. 1. Two blocks 1 and 4 are slidably mounted on the under face of bar 1. These blocks are suspended from bar 1 by means of pins 5 secured therethrough and having their lower portions passed through slots 6 near the outer ends of the blocks and provided with washers 7 and headed. The blocks 4 and 4* are so p0- sitioned that, when they are slid inwardly, their inner ends meet at the center of bar 1, and, when they are slid outwardly to the full length of the slots 6, they exactly underlie the bar 1.

The bars 4 and 4 are provided, in their outer edges, with L shaped slots 8 of the same width as slots 1, the foot of the L slots in each block being directed outwardly. These slots are spaced the same asthe slots 1. of bar 1 and are adapted to be matched therewith when the blocks are moved outwardly, as in Fig. 3. This leaves the Indian clubs 2, or the like, free to be removed from the rack. By sliding the blocks inwardly, the necks of the remaining clubs will be inclosed, beneath block 1*, by the foot portions of the L slots 8 so as to prevent reunoval of the same, as will be clear from Fig. 2. When in this position the inner ends of the blocks may be secured together by means of a lock 9 carried by the inner end of block 4 which cooperates with the usual plate carried in the inner end of block 4. By this means the articles are securely locked in the rack. It will be obvious that the rack need not be full to enable it to be locked, and any number of the articles can be removed without in any Way interfering with those remaining.

For ordinary purposes, the bar 1 is secured to the wall of the gymnasium by means of countersunk screws, not shown, passed through the portion of the bar at the back of the slots l" and threaded into the wall. This firmly secures the rack in a horizontal position. If desired, for strengthening purposes, screws may be threaded in the body of bar 1 from the back thereof so as to nearly reach the front of the same. This strengthens the body of the bar and, in addition, effectually prevents the release of the articles secured inthe rack by splitting 01f the front portion of the rack, between the slots, in the case of a wooden rack. The same means is also adapted for preventing splitting oil of the front portions of the blocks 4 and 1.

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 vinvention 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. An Indian club rack comprising, a bar adapted to'be secured to a Wall and provided with a plurality of U shaped slots in its outer edge; blocks slidably mounted on the under face thereof and' provided with L shaped slots in their, outer edges adapted to cooperate with the U shapedslots, the said blocks being further provided With longitudinal slots near their ends; pins secured through the said bar and passed through the said slots and headed; Washers secured on said pins beneath the said blocks; a lock carried by the inner end of one of the said blocks; and a locking plate carried in the inner end of the other of said blocks.

An Indian club rack comprising, a bar adapted to be secured to the Wall of a building and provided with U shaped transverse slots in its outer edge, blocks provided with L shaped slots in their outer edges adapted to cooperate with the U shaped slots of the bar, means for slidably supporting said blocks on the under face or" said bar to move longitudinally toward and from each other, anjd'cooperating locking members carried in the abutting ends of said blocks whereby a single lock secures bot-h blocks of each pair in operative position.

In Witness vhereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two Witnesses.


J. BACON Bronson.

Copies of this patent inay be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D 0.? p i

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U.S. Classification211/8, 70/61, 211/4, 24/370, 211/60.1
Cooperative ClassificationE05B69/006