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Publication numberUS1240705 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 18, 1917
Filing dateFeb 23, 1917
Priority dateFeb 23, 1917
Publication numberUS 1240705 A, US 1240705A, US-A-1240705, US1240705 A, US1240705A
InventorsFrank P Grode
Original AssigneeFrank P Grode
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1240705 A
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APPLICATION FILED OCT-15,1915. RENEWED FEB. 23. 1917- 1,240,705. Pat entedSept. 18,1917.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. 18, 1917.

Application filed October 15, 1915, Serial No. 55,971. Renewed February 23, 1917. Serial No. 150,614.

To all whom it may] concern: I

Be it known that I, FRANK .P. Gnoon, a citizen of the 'United States, residing at KansasCity, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Cue-Holders, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in cue holders.

The object of my invention is to provide a cue holder which is simple in construction, reliable in operation, economicalto manufacture, and which is not liable to get out of order.

The novel features of my invention are hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawing which illustrates the preferred embodiment of my invention,

Figure l is afront elevation, partly in section, of a cue rack provided with my improvement.

Fig. 2 is a horizontal section on the line 22 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged perspective view of a portion of the transverse cue holding bar, having one receiving recesses in its forward side.

Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view on the line 4 4: of- Fig. 5. V Fig. 5 is a plan view of a pair of the cue holding members mounted on the transverse supporting bar, the latter being shown in horizontal section and the cue holding memhere being shown in the closed position.

F i 6 1s a view similar to Fig 5, the cue holding members being shown in the open position.

Similar reference characters designate similar parts in the different views.

1 designates a cue rack of the usual vertical type, and provided with a transverse supporting bar 2 in the forward side of which are provided a plurality of recesses 3 which are adapted to respectively receive 9 which are secured to the bar 2 and the horizontal sides of which are respectively provided with recesses 10 which respectively register with the recesses 3 and are adapted to receive the cues 4.

A plurality of pairs of cue holding members 11 are respectively pivoted by vertical pins 12 to the horizontal portions of the angleplates 9.

The members 11 of each pair are disposed at opposite sides of the recess 10, and are each provided with a vertical arcuate arm 13 adapted to embrace a cue at for holding it in the recess 3, as shown in Fig. 3.

In order that the members 11 may swing conjointly, each of said members is provided at the rear end of the arcuate arm 13 with a tongue 14 which overlaps the rear side of the opposite member, whereby the members will swing conjointly to and from the closed position.

Each of the members 11 at the end opposite its arm 13 is provided with two bearing surfaces 15 and 16, preferably arcuate, and adapted to alternately receive the free end of a flat spring 17 which is secured in any suitable manner to the adjacent angle plate 9.

When the springs 17 are in the recesses 16, as shown in Fig. 5, said springs will respectively hold the members 11 in the closed position. WVhen the members 11 are swung to the open position shown in Fig. 6, the springs 17 will bear against the surfaces 15, thereby reliably and releasably holding the members 11 in the open position.

.When the members 11 are in the open position shown in Fig. 6, and a cue 4. is inserted between the arms 13 and pressed rear wardly, against the said arms, they will be swung to the closed positions shown in Figs. 3 and 5, and also in Fig. 1, and will reliably and releasably retain the cue in the recesses 3 and 10.

As the members 11 are interlocked and swing conjointly, they will be reliably held against accidental displacement when swung to either the open or the closed positions.

I do not limit my invention to the structure shown and described, as modifications, withinthe scope of the appended claims, may be made without departing from the spirit of my invention.

What I claim is:

1. In a cue holder, two cooperatively connected cue holding members adapted to emloracea cueand movable conjointly to and from the closed position, and means for re- 1 liably holding said ,members releasably in the closed; position.

2. In a cue holder, tu 'o cooperatively em I16Cted cue holding members adapted toembrace a one and movable conjointly to and fromthe closed position, and resilient means.

for reliably holding saidjmembers releasably in the closed position. a

3.111 a cue holder, two; pivoted cooperatively connected cue holding members adapt ed to embrace a" one and movable conjointly to' and from the closed-position, and means for reliably holding said members 7 releasablyin the closed position.

- --4. "In a cue holder, two pivoted cooperatively connected "cue holding members adapted to embrace a cue and movable con- 20 jointly to and from the closed position, .and

resilient means for 'reliably holding said members releasably in the closed position.

I Cq ples nt tfhls p atent may be obtalnedfor' In a cue holder, two pivoted cooperatively connected cueholding members adapt- "ed to embrace a one and movable comointly to from the closed position, and means for reliably holding said members releas ably in the open or the closed position.

6. In a cue holder, tWo pivoted cooperati e'ly connected cue holding members adapt- 5 ed to embrace a cue and movable conjointly to and from the closed. position, and resilient means for reliably holding said members rela'sa'bly 'in' the open or the closed position.

nected cue iholding membersadapted to em-' v brace a cue and movable conjointly to and from the closed position,land resilientmeans for reliably'liolding said members releas- 4 ably in the open or closed position.

Intestimony whereof I have signed my v name to this specification.


flve eents ea ch by aildreuingthe Commissioner of Patents. Washington, 1).0. V

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U.S. Classification211/68
Cooperative ClassificationA63D15/10