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J. E. MARSDEN. VASE HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED FEB. 25. I916.
Patented May 15, 1917.
anmnto'c UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE,
JOHN-E. MARSDEN, 0F PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANTA.
' Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 15, 1917.
Application filed February 25, 1916. Serial No. 80,481.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, JOHN E. MARSDEN, a citizen of the United States, residin in the city of Philadelphia, county of Phila elphia,
and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Vase-Holder, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to means for holding a vase and looking or restraining the same against movement due to jolting, as of an automobile for use in which my invention is chiefly intended.
One of the forms my invention may take will be understood from the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view, partly in elevation, of a vase and its holding means.
Fi 2 is a sectional view on the line 22 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary elevational view of the vase showing the locking notch.
Referring to the drawing, V is a vase, as of glass, which may be ornamentally cut, the same being indicated as of tapering form. The holder" comprises a metall1c bracket B which may be secured by screws or any other suitable fastening means to any suitable support A, and particularly to a support Within a motor vehicle or automobile. Carried by or-integral with the metallic bracket B is the metallic ring R whose inner face is tapered, as shown in Fig. 1, to conform substantially to the taper of the exterior-of the vase V.
As shown, the innen side of the ring R nearest the bracket B is vertical, whereby one side of the vase V extends in a vertical direction and the axis of the vase is inclined to the vertical.
Within the bracket member B is the hole H which stops short of the inside of the ring R, a hole h, of smaller diameter, extending other end abuts against the plug 72 screw threaded into the outer end of the hole H.
The vase V has a transversely extending depression or slot d, suitably formed in the outer wall of the vase V as by a glass cutting wheel or the like, or molded therein. This depression is at such position longitudinally of the vase V that when the latter is fitting within the ring R, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2, the depression at will come opposite the lug L. The depression d is deepest between its ends and decreases in depth to its ends where it merges into the surface of the vase.
In inserting the vase V it may be put into the ring R in such position that the depression d is to one side of the lug L and then the vase rotated about its axis within the ring R, whereupon the lug L will-be forced forward into the depression d by the spring S and the parts will then have the positions indicated in Figs. 1 and 2, the lug snugly and firmly holding the vase V from displacement in any direction with respect to the rim R.
imilarly, the vase may be removed by simply rotating it within the ring R whereupon the bottom of the depression (2 will thrust against the lug L and raise it, in opposition to the spring S, until the depression d has been rotated completely away from the lug L and the latter pressing against the surface of the vase, whereupon the vase may be raised upwardly out of the ring R.
By the construction above described the vase is held against rattle or displacement due to vehicle jolting, and furthermore, the holder is of such character that the axis of the vase is inclined to the vertical, though this feature is not limitative of my invention.
What I claim is:
1. The combination with a ring holder, of a vase having a narrow elongated transverse depression in its exterior surface, and a In carried b and movable with respect to sai ring hol er adapted to engage in said depression when the vase is in the holder, the side walls of said depression being of such slope that the lug cannot be forced out of the depression in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the vase by force applied to the vase, said depression bein of such sha e that the lug may be remove therefrom y turning the vase in the holder.
2. The combination with a taperin -walled vase, of a ring holder havin simi arly taper-ed walls forming the so e support for said vase a spring-pressed lu carried by and movable with respect to saif ring holder,
said vase having a narrow elongated transvers e depression in its exterior surface, said 1 lug adapted to engage in said depression when the vase is in the holder, said depres sion being relatively slightly concave out,- Wardly in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the depression, whereby the vase is locked in said ring holder against movement in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the vase, but may be unlocked by turning the 1 vase in the ring holder.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto afiixed my signature this 23rd day of February, 1916.
JOHN E. MARSDEN.
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